The Ohio Historical Society offers microfilm for purchase as a public service. Individuals or institutions can purchase newspapers, government records (including Ohio death certificates) and some manuscript collections. Microfilm received by the Ohio Historical Society may not be resold, duplicated or digitized without the written permission of the Ohio Historical Society.
Film is produced on demand in 35mm vesicular positive format. You may order complete or partial sets (i.e. three rolls out of a 25 roll set).
How to Order
If ordering newspapers, include the newspaper title, county/city where published, beginning and ending date span and Sales List roll location number(s). (Sales List roll location numbers begin with the letter “B” and should not be confused with call numbers from the Microfilm Holdings List. Rolls that are available for USE only are identified by a call number (example: Roll 10658). Newspaper microfilm is also available for Interlibrary Loan. For more information click here.
For a list of newspaper microfilm available for purchase, please see the Microfilm Sales List.
If ordering government records or manuscript microfilm, please search the Online Collections Catalog for our holdings. Please be aware that not all government records or manuscript microfilm reels are available for purchase. Questions about availability of these collections should be directed to the Duplication Services staff.
Once you have determined which reels you would like to purchase, download and complete the Microfilm Duplication Order Form and send it to the Duplication Services staff of the Ohio Historical Society.
Microfilm duplication costs $65 per reel plus $5 for shipping. Ohio residents must also pay sales tax (7.5%).
Ohio Historical Society
800 E 17th AveColumbus, OH 43211
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