January 10, 2019

A New Look at 1923: Public Domain Day 2019

You may have heard that January 1, 2019, was a very important day for the public domain, but why exactly?

November 2, 2018

Small Cards with Big Stories To Tell: Exploring Postcards in the Archives

Recently, I’ve been working with a lot of postcards in the Archives & Library. I’ve come across two particular stories that I enjoyed, and I thought they would be worth sharing.

August 23, 2018

The Dawn of the Kodak Moment

During the 1890s and early 1900s, Ohioans started filling scrapbooks and photo albums with the many "snapshots" that documented their everyday lives.

August 13, 2018

Protecting a President: Ohio’s 7th Independent Cavalry

Did you know that during the Civil War the state of Ohio commissioned a cavalry company specifically to provide a personal bodyguard for President Abraham Lincoln?

May 24, 2018

The Lindenberg Mansion: A Home Fit for a Governor

In December 1916, Governor-Elect James M. Cox was forced to rent a room at Columbus's Deshler Hotel when he could not find anywhere to live in the capital city.

April 27, 2018

The Princess and Her White Castle

Join Manuscripts Intern David McDevitt as he makes an out of this world discovery about an Ohio company and a very familiar princess from a galaxy far, far away.

April 4, 2018

50 Years Later: The Assassination of Martin Luther King

On April 4, 1968, fifty years ago this Wednesday, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

March 22, 2018

A Family With Stories to Tell: The Lunds of Washington County

The Lund family lived in Washington County, Ohio, across four generations. Each generation had unique and exciting stories to tell.

March 2, 2018

Take Note: The Importance of Keeping Detailed Records

Recently, the Ohio History Connection received a collection about the Snyder family of Ohio.

February 6, 2018

Stories From the Past- Literally

In the fall of 1937, Betty Eicher was enrolled at Ohio State University in a course called English 507. Betty was doing a lot of creative writing. Check out one of her stories!