State Archives
State Archives
State Archives

State Archives

For more than 50 years the Ohio Historical Society has been working with state and local governments to preserve the history of Ohio and its citizens.

State Government

State Government

Explore the institutional memory of the state, from Ohio’s founding documents to the vital records that document the lives of Ohio’s citizens.

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Local Government Records Program

Local Government Records Program

Find resources for records managers, including suggested retention periods, copies of records management forms, and information on training opportunities.

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Visit Us

Visit Us

Interested in doing research at the State Archives? Find out about the Research Room hours and location.

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Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB)

Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB)

OHRAB promotes and preserves historical records through grants, award programs, advocacy efforts, and other activities.

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Ohio Electronic Records Committee (OhioERC)

Ohio Electronic Records Committee (OhioERC)

Learn about preserving electronic records through the guidelines and best practices of the OhioERC.

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Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor Archives

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor Archives

Discover the history of northeast Ohio through company records, photographs, oral history interviews, and local government records.

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Local Government Records News

House Bill 153 (Ohio’s FY2012-2013 budget bill) changed the procedures for local government records management and disposals. For more information visit our Local Government Records Program.

Have a research question about our records?

Please contact our Research Services Department.

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