Category Archives: State Archives

Government Services November Report

Two State Archives staff members attended the Ohio Digital Government Summit sponsored by Government Technology magazine.  The Summit provided a great overview of the hot topic issues in government IT.  Both staff members really enjoyed learning about Web 2.0 in … Continue reading

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Government Services October 2009 report

It’s been a busy month for the Local Government Records (LGR) Program!   The fall CARMA meeting was a success although fewer members were able to make it than normal due to crunched budgets in their counties.  Attendees enjoyed a tour … Continue reading

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OHS Provide Resources for Story about WPA

In September several OHS staff members met with Joe Hallett, senior editor at the Columbus Dispatch.  He was interested in writing a story comparing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with the Works Progress Administration, an economic stimulus … Continue reading

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Government Services September 2009 report

The Local Government Records Archivist has been gearing up for the fall meeting of CARMA, the County Archivists and Records Managers Association of Ohio, hosted this year by the Muskingum County Records Center in Zanesville.  The Local Government Records Program … Continue reading

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Ohio Guide Scanning Project is Making Progress

More than a year ago we began our project to scan the Ohio Guide Photographs.  This collection was created by the Ohio Federal Writer’s Project, a New Deal era program that employed writer’s during the Great Depression. Beginning in 1935 … Continue reading

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Local Government Records Program News report for August 2009

Angela Manella and Fred Previts worked with the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society to transfer Franklin County will packets to OHS that had been in the custody of the genealogical society.  The FCGHS is moving its offices and dispersing … Continue reading

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Ohio History in Danger

Governor Strickland has recommended cutting more than $6 million dollars from the Ohio Historical Society budget. This is a decrease of 45% from our funding level in 2008. Our funding had not been this low since 1986! The state budget … Continue reading

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Famous Photographer Found in Ohio Guide Collection

Months ago staff and volunteers in the Preservation and Access Department at the Ohio Historical Society began a project to scan every photograph in the Ohio Guide Collection. This collection was created by the Ohio Federal Writer’s Project, a New … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Staff

Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with Sharon Dean who, on December 15, 2008, started her position as Director of Collection Services for the Ohio Historical Society. Linda: Thank you so much for taking time out … Continue reading

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Ohio Memory ─ Popular Web site Now Has More Images From Ohio’s Past

What do these stories have in common?   A 1945 Lorain High School yearbook photograph of Chloe Wofford provides a glimpse of her future promise. Chloe is better known as Noble Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.   The Ford Family Letters … Continue reading

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