September 18, 2023

Recent Acquisition: Neil Armstrong Welcome Home Parade

By Daniel Willis, Audiovisual Archivist The Ohio History Connection recently acquired a new photograph collection documenting a moment in the life of Neil Armstrong. The collection, AV 362 Neil Armstrong Welcome Home Parade, features photographs taken of Armstrong and other participants in a “Welcome Home” parade held in Wapakoneta on September 6th, 1969,. This parade […]

September 15, 2023

Warren G. Harding Records Preservation Project Concludes

Three significant collections cataloged with support from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission

September 11, 2023

Recent Acquisition: Scrapbooks of Cleveland’s First Female Laywer

Nearly a decade before women had the right to vote, Handrick became the first woman to pass the bar and establish a legal practice in Cleveland.

July 10, 2023

25 Tons of Heavy Metal: Preserving the History of Printing

Discover how two men from Ohio shaped the the history of printing and learn about the grassroots effort to preserve a remarkable collection of equipment used to cast metal type.

July 5, 2023

When the “Swarm of Iron Bees” Came to Willoughby, Ohio

Manuscripts Curator Matthew Benz describes a recent acquisition: an 1860s handbill advertising a series of scientific lectures and demonstrations.

June 14, 2023

Black Brigade of Cincinnati

This Flag Day, learn about the first U.S. military unit of African American soldiers to serve in the Civil War.

June 1, 2023

The Amateur Veteran Painter: Harry Edwards and History Remember

Reflections on a painting by an amateur painter, and Vietnam veteran, and the connections we make between art, history and our community.

May 30, 2023

Presidential Presents: Harding’s Voyage of Understanding 100 Years Later

In June 1923, President Warren G. Harding embarked on what he called a “Voyage of Understanding.” It consisted of a cross-country journey through the continental United States, along with stops in Canada and the Alaska Territory—the first official visits to those areas by a sitting U.S. President. He hoped the trip, intended to last about […]

May 22, 2023

Meet Daniel Willis, the new Audiovisual Archivist

Daniel grew up near Dayton, Ohio. He loved visiting museums as a child and developed a love for history. He attended Miami University and graduated with a degree in history. While in school, Daniel discovered an interest in paper manufacturing and pursued a minor in paper science. His love of both history and paper led […]

May 5, 2023

One Designer Coat with Multiple Stories

A coat recently rediscovered in collections tells the story of who designed it, who sold it and who wore it, each story more compelling than the last.