Ohio Memory is the collaborative statewide digital library of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. Our mission is to help communities share, discover and connect to Ohio’s rich past through dynamic online resources. On this free resource, you can explore digital content from over 390 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties covering a wide range of topics from prehistory to present day.

Ohio Memory contains over 1,000,000 digital images from a variety of primary and secondary source image types, including:

  • Photographs, maps, drawings and paintings
  • Manuscripts, letters, diaries and journals
  • Archaeological artifacts, natural history specimens and historical objects
  • Newspapers, books and e-publications
  • Audio and video

Materials are selected for inclusion in the Ohio Memory digital library based on their historical significance, scanning potential, complementary value, and ownership and copyright.

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Are you an Ohio cultural heritage institutions interested in sharing materials via Ohio Memory? Click here to learn how you can join Ohio Memory!