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Learn more about preserving your family photographs, traditional prints and digital images, in this article that ran in the Newark Advocate, A Few Simple Steps to Preserve Family Photos. Preservation information is provided by Lisa Wood, curator for visual resources at the Ohio History Connection, and Harry Campbell, conservator at The Ohio State University Libraries.
In honor of African American History Month Columbus Dispatch columnist Joe Blundo wrote about the Wilbur H. Siebert Collection in his Sunday column. Siebert was a history professor at The Ohio State University who collected oral and written accounts of participants in the Underground Railroad beginning in the 1890s. His students assisted and this information was compiled into books that documented the Underground Railroad in Ohio and other states. There are over 4,000 pages of material in the Siebert Collection, including photographs, related to the Underground Railroad in Ohio that have been digitized. Normally the Siebert Collection is available by subscription, during February it is available online for free. The digital collection is keyword searchable. Type in the name of your city or town and find out if residents once assisted slaves escaping to freedom.
Lisa Wood, Curator for Visual Resources