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 […]
Warren G. Harding Records Preservation Project Concludes
Three significant collections cataloged with support from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.