Category Archives: Manuscript Collections

Fun Facts about White Castle

In the third post of our series about the history of White Castle restaurants we report some interesting company trivia. First company newsletter published in 1926 was called the “Hot Hamburger” Walt Anderson and Billy Ingram had an airplane to … Continue reading

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White Castle: 1950s to the Present

This is the second in a series of posts about the history of White Castle restaurants. Check in on Tuesday, February 3 to read fun facts about White Castle. After World War II White Castle, which had been the only … Continue reading

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White Castle: 1920s through World War II

This is the first in a series of posts about the history of White Castle restaurants. Check in on Friday, January 30 to read more about White Castle from 1950s to the present. In the words of Billy Ingram, one … Continue reading

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Art Research at the Ohio History Center Archives/Library

Interested in Ohio art? The Ohio History Center Archives/Library has several collections related to Ohio art and artists! Highlights include: Artists: Lilly Martin Spencer SC 1122 The photographs are of paintings by Lilly Martin Spencer, including two different self-portraits and … Continue reading

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The House of Harold: H. Harold Curmode’s Journey from Hobbyist to Fashion Designer

From October 12-18, Columbus Fashion Week will showcase local design talent. So, we thought it would be a great idea to write a post about a local Columbus designer. H. (Harry) Harold Curmode designed clothes from the 1950s to the … Continue reading

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I Found It in the Archives Finalist: Marty Davis Cottrill

Touching the Past While researching my Beers ancestors who had helped establish North Columbus, I found a book about the Bull Family, who had lived near David and Elizabeth Schlegel Beers. The book featured sketches of several circuit riders who … Continue reading

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New Civil War Collections at the Ohio History Connection

Civil War Cartes de Visite The Ohio History Connection recently acquired twelve cartes de visite of Civil War Officers from Ohio who served in the Union Army: Godfrey Weitzel, William D. Whipple, Walter C. Whitaker, Edward A. Wild, Orlando B. … Continue reading

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