The Columbus African American Collection is a community effort to digitize and archive the history of African Americans in Columbus. The digital collection includes newspapers, photos, pamphlets, directories, & scholarly research. The project is supported by an Advisory Committee of: Christina Butler, Tom Dillard, Arnett Howard and …
Columbus Memory is an online archive of Columbus history. It is a collaborative project between the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Columbus Historical Society providing access to thousands of images, primary documents, maps and artifacts about Columbus, Ohio. Contributing institutions include: the Columbus Jewish Historical …
This collection is still in-progess and will eventually include most of the library's collection of city directories dating back to the 1840s. The first directory digitized and indexed was the 1889-1890 city directory which is often used as a replacement for the 1890 census that was destroyed. In addition to digitizing Columbus city …
The Columbus and Ohio Map Collection is a selection of cartographic material from the Columbus Metropolitan Library that higlights the changes and growth in the city of Columbus and the state of Ohio. The collection is a great source for researching properties and urban development in Columbus.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Columbus Gay Men's Chorus (CGMC), this collection documents the programs and concerts of CGMC over the last three decades. When complete, the collection will include concert programs and photographs from 1990 to the present. CGMC was founded in 1990 in order to foster increased …
Columbus in Historic Photographs was the first digital collection embarked upon at Columbus Metropolitan Library. This collection includes over 20,000 images of people and places showcasing the rich history of Ohio's capital city held by the Genealogy, History & Travel Division.
The Columbus Yearbook Collection is a collection of Columbus and Central Ohio yearbooks older than fifty years. The yearbooks are full-text searchable, making them a great source for school history and genealogy research. Check back regularly as this collection is still in-progress.
The Genealogy Collection contains materials that relate to Ohio and are primarily of interest because they include names of people who lived here. The first items to be added to the collection were historic Columbus Registered Electors books that offered a list of all registered voters in Franklin County and where they lived at the …
The Ohio Postcard Collection contains over 9,000 early 20th Century postcards of Ohio cities and towns from Aberdeen to Zoar. The collection was originally acquired in the 1970s through funds from the John M. Lewis estate.
The Ohio Transportation Collection is a collection with hundreds of images of Ohio streetcars, interurban railcars, trains, and canal boats. This is an invaluable source of information for understanding the growth of Ohio, and understanding the vast network of transportation that once was in the state.
The Finding Aid Collection is a collection of Finding Aids created by staff at CML that describe in detail the collections that we have in our archives that are not cataloged in the traditonal manner like our book collection.