The Ohio History Connection collects in all areas relating to Ohio history. These objects and documents represent all of Ohio’s 88 counties and cover a vast array of topics, from the earliest Paleo Indians to Ohio’s contributions to space exploration. Explore your Ohio story here!
Explore 14,000 years of Ohio's cultural heritage and discover the diverse ways in which archaeologists uncover evidence of the past.
Explore collections online through Ohio Memory, search newspapers in Chronicling America and purchase images from OhioPix.
From automobiles to wedding gowns, history collections include both ordinary and extraordinary objects connected to Ohio and its people.
Archival materials such as letters, organizational records, photographs, motion motion picture film and oral histories, tell the stories of Ohio and its people.
Animals (fossil and recent), plants and geological specimens that relate to the history of Ohio are represented in the collections.
The State Archives works with state and local governments to preserve the official records of Ohio.