The Columbus African American Collection is an effort to digitize and archive the history of African Americans in Columbus. The collection includes newspapers, photos, pamphlets, directories, etc. It is supported by an Advisory Committee of: Christina Butler, Tom Dillard, Arnett Howard, Julialynne Walker with funding from an Ohio …
Columbus Memory is an online archive of Columbus history. It is a collaborative project between CML and the Columbus Historical Society providing access to thousands of images & documents about Columbus. Contributing institutions include: the Columbus Jewish Historical Society and the Kelton House Museum and Garden. Browse Collection
This collection is still in-progess and will eventually include most of the library's collection of city directories dating back to the 1840s. In addition to digitizing Columbus city directories we also have digitized early Franklin County telephone directories. Browse Collection
The Columbus and Ohio Map Collection is a selection of cartographic material from the Columbus Metropolitan Library that highlights 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. Browse Collection
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. The collection includes over 20,000 images of people and places showcasing the rich history of Ohio's capital city held by the Local History and Genealogy Division. Browse Collection
The Columbus Yearbook Collection is a collection of Columbus and Central Ohio yearbooks older than 39 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. Browse Collection
The Genealogy Collection contains materials that relate to Ohio and are primarily of interest because they include names of people who lived here, or to the ancestors of Columbus citizens. Browse Collection
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. Browse Collection
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. Browse Collection
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. Browse Collection
The Davis Chair Company was founded by Charles E. Davis, a music instructor, in 1892 after he patented his idea of the perfect piano chair. By 1898, Mr. Davis sold his interest to S. N. McCloud who created the internationally known trademark of two ponies balancing on the seat of a Davis chair. After a number of changes in …
The Columbus Rotary Collection documents the history of Columbus Rotary (CR) over the last century. It includes photographs, letters, plaques, certificates, etc. Browse Collection Rotary International (RI) now includes 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs over more than 200 countries. Notably, CR, founded in 1912, is the 38th Rotary Club …
Written by W.L Curry and Published in Indianapolis, Ind. by B.F. Bowen and Co., 1915. This work contains the history and biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families of Union County, Ohio.
Through the efforts of the Women’s Parliament and the Marysville Schools, a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Library Foundation was secured and on July 5, 1909, the cornerstone of Marysville’s new Carnegie Public Library was laid. As time went by, the needs of the community outgrew the small building on Court Street and the current …
This collection contains nearly 30,000 photos of Ohio people, places, and events from the 1912 to 1984 issues of the discontinued Columbus newspapers, Columbus Citizen Journal and the Columbus Citizen.
Initial scanning of this collection was made possible by a grant to the Grandview Heights Public Library.
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This collection contains various photos from around Union County submitted by the citizens of Union County. There are several unidentified photos included in this collection. If you can identify any of these, please contact the Marysville Public Library at 937.642.1876 x 32
This is a collection of farm histories (hofgeschicten) compiled from original documents about farms and families in the Bersenbrück district (Osnabrück area), Hannover (now Niedersachsen) Germany. Included is genealogical information about the families who oftentimes took on the name of the farm as their surname. In some cases there …
The Union County Community Histories contain rich local histories of the towns located within Union County, Ohio.
The personal collection of Irvin Chamberlin Henry's memorabilia as a soldier of Company E, 166th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division was generously donated by his family in 2009. It is currently housed at the Union County Historical Society, Marysville, Ohio. This collection contains numerous photos and newspaper clippings relating to …
The Soldiers of the Great War, published in a 3 Volume set, is a record of the fallen American soldiers in Europe during World War I. It was compiled by the Soldiers Record Publishing Association and published in 1920. The Ohio Soldiers section is located in Volume II. This volume is currently housed at the Union County Historical …
The Union County Community Histories contain rich local histories of the towns located within Union County, Ohio. Browse Here
The Marysville High School Digital Yearbook collection contains more than 9,000 images of the The Key, for years 1936-to 5 years current. There are a few years The Key was not published, 1939, 1941-1944. This collection was created by the Marysville Public Library and funding was made in part by the Union County Chapter of the Ohio …
Union County Rural Schools collection is comprised of Graduation Commencement Announcements, School Souvenirs, and various Union County School Annuals and yearbooks. The Union County School Annuals represent the rural schools of Union County, including Allen, Byhalia, Claiborne-Richwood, Chuckery-Darby, Dover, Jerome, …
The Union County postcard collection contains over 450 postcards of Union County buildings, landmarks, cities and towns, tourist attractions, and other views. Along with these views, the collection also represents aspects of social life in Union County during the past century. Some of the cards were produced privately and are in fact …
The Grandview Heights High School Digital Yearbook collection contains nearly 12,000 pages of images from 1915 to 2005. This collection was created by the Grandview Heights Public Library and funded by an LSTA Grant project. Thanks to the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society and the Grandview Heights High School for …
Made available by Grandview Heights Public Library, this pictorial essay of the 1964 VR3 Squadron of the Military Air Transport Service of the U.S. Naval Reserve was photographed, edited, and published by squadron member Alan E. Zink.
David E. Lucas became the photographer for the city of Columbus in 1972. He was responsible for assignments for the city departments and divisions, as well as photographing events in Columbus. His photos were used in city slide shows, brochures, publications, and reports. Browse Collection
This collections conatins a selection of Lancaster High School Yearbooks held by the Fairfield County Library.
The Alexandria Local History Collection at the Alexandria Public Library records the development (past and present) of St. Albans Township, Licking County, Ohio. This collection includes documents that describe early settlement, local commerce, traditions, folklore, cultural changes, religious ideals, medical practices, and military …
The library's digital collection contains primarily historical items of local interest. Included in the collection are documents, newspapers, local court records, and photographs. Plans are to grow the collection as time and resources allow. Browse Collection
The History Collection at Southwest Public Libraries (SPL) documents the social, cultural, political, religious, military, medical, industrial, and technological history (as well as the daily lives) of the people of southwest Franklin County, Ohio. “From Attics to Archives” is part of that larger local history collection. It began …
The Central Ohio News and Subject Index is an effort to combine news indexes and subject indexes held by the Columbus Metropolitan Library into one searchable collection. The first items to be digitized were the Ohio State Journal Indexes from 1913-1940 that covered news from all around Ohio. Other indexes will follow soon after. Browse …
Created by the Grandview Heights Public Library, this collection of eleven video interview celebrates the Centennial Commencement of Grandview Heights High School in 2015. Alumni share their memories of growing up in Grandview Heights over the past decades - going to school, living in a small town, and reflecting on how things have …
This collection consists of documents, photographs, and bound volumes of records concerning the city of Columbus, published by government entities and departments within city government. Browse Collection
This collection is an ongoing project consisting of pamphlets, photographs, and other documents collected by the Grandview Heights-Marble Cliff Historical Society and scanned by the Grandview Heights Public Library.
Outlook Ohio Magazine is a free, monthly publication that is released on the first day of each month. Geared for the GLBT & allied community, it’s content contains both locally and nationally focused features with a mix of columns, editorials, arts & entertainment, politics, sports, celebrity interviews and community news.
Welcome to the new Central Ohio Buildings Index. We’ve upgraded our software to provide better features now and in the future. Browse Collection
The Central Ohio Buildings Index contains abstracts of articles about historic buildings in Columbus from local newspapers, books in the Ohio Collection at Columbus Metropolitan …
COSI, Columbus, Ohio's dynamic Center of Science and Industry, inspires the scientists, dreamers, and innovators of tomorrow. Opened in 1964 at Memorial Hall in downtown Columbus, COSI moved in 1999 to a new 320,000-square-foot home designed by internationally-renowned architect Arata Isozaki, creating one of the largest …
The Columbus News Index is an index of news articles covering people, places, and events in Franklin County and its surrounding counties. The index includes abstracts only of selected articles from 1960-1997. It also includes obituaries from 1931-1997. To locate the full-text of an article found in the Columbus News Index, please …
View the works of over 1,300 artists (and the database is growing every week) from Ohio and around the world, representing all kinds of art. It's all computerized, cross-referenced and, best of all, accessible from your home, office or local library. Just what you need to help find the artist and the artwork you're looking for. …
A collaboration between the Dublin Historical Society, the Dublin Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, and the City of Dublin, the Dublin Memory Project was awarded a grant from the City of Dublin in 2009 to help celebrate the Bicentennial in 2010. The grant allows the partners to gather and promote, research and catalogue, …