May 27, 2024

Behind the Exhibit: Columbus Women on the Move

By Daniel Willis, Audiovisual Archivist This blog is a follow-up to two others posted about a new exhibit, "Columbus Women on the Move." The first blog was written by Veda Faust, an Ohio State University student who conducted a professional writing internship with the Archives Services Department in the fall of 2023.  You can read […]

May 6, 2024

A Timeline of Adventure: Stories from the Columbus Women’s Travel Collection

By Daniel Willis, Audiovisual Archivist This blog is Part 2 of a series focusing on the new Columbus Women’s Travel Collection, AV 364 and our latest exhibit, Columbus Women on the Move. Read the first blog post here, and discover the new display on your next visit to the Ohio History Center!

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 […]

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 […]

September 19, 2022

Depression-Era Recipes from an Inmate at the Ohio Penitentiary

Explore a unique cookbook that a prisoner at the Ohio Penitentiary created for the assistant warden's wife in 1931.

August 5, 2022

New Acquisition of Kenyon Hayden Architecture Portfolio

By Lisa Wood, Audiovisual Curator The Ohio History Connection Archives & Library recently received the generous donation of a student portfolio by Kenyon Hayden. She studied architecture at The Ohio State University and became, if not the first, one of the earliest licensed female architects in Ohio. This portfolio complements the personal papers of Kenyon […]

May 31, 2022

Hide and Seek: Finding Kids in the Archives

We found examples of child-created materials among the manuscripts collection at the Archives Library of the Ohio History Center.

May 13, 2022

Significant Grant Family Photographs in the Ohio History Connection Collections

Significant Grant family photographs in the collections of the Ohio History Connection illustrate the life of Civil War General and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.

March 13, 2022

Deciphering the Past through Photographs