Category Archives: microfilm

I Found It In the Archives Contest: Finalist Sharen Bowers

Finalist: Sharen Bowers To place your vote click here. During one of my family history research quests at the Ohio Historical Archives/Library, I was fast forwarding through microfilm of an old Scio, Harrison County, Ohio newspaper, The Scio Weekly Herald, … Continue reading

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Microfilm Room Gets a New Look

Come and see our new tile floor in the Microfilm Room, part of the Archives/Library at the Ohio Historical Society. The carpet previously covering the floor was starting to create a tripping hazard for our visitors, so immediate action was … Continue reading

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More Ohio Civil War Era Papers Now Online at Chronicling America!

On February 6, 1862, Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman surrendered Fort Henry, located on the Tennessee River, to Union forces led by Ohioan General Ulysses S. Grant. The Belmont Chronicle declared this a “Brilliant Naval Victory” in its February 13, 1862 … Continue reading

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Read All About It!

We have new newspaper microfilm cataloged and available for use in the Reading Room.   Amherst News Times 2006-2008 Chillicothe Gazette Dec 2008 Cincinnati Enquirer Sept 1-10, 2008; Dec 11-20, 2008 Cleveland Call & Post July 2007 – Dec 2008 … Continue reading

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OHS in the News

At OHS we are keeping warm by keeping busy!  Here are links to recent news stories about OHS. Our marketing manager Mark Holbrook shared stories about William McKinley’s service in the Civil War and the Underground Railroad in northeastern Ohio … Continue reading

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OHS receives grant for the Ohio Newspaper Digitization Project

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $353,069 to the Ohio Historical Society to begin digitization of Ohio’s microfilmed newspapers. The Ohio Newspaper Digitization Project, a part of the National Digital Newspaper Program developed by NEH and the Library … Continue reading

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Ohio Historical Society Budget Reductions

The Ohio Historical Society has taken steps to deal with significant budget shortfalls for the remainder of this year and in the next fiscal year (beginning July 1, 2008).  Information about those actions is included in the April 11, 2008 … Continue reading

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