January 24, 2018

How the Exhibits Get Made: An Intern’s Perspective

Check in with our Manuscripts Intern, David, to see what he has been up to lately!

December 1, 2017

“Hey, I Know Him!”: Identifying a Photograph From the Archives

There's always something new to learn about the collections at the Ohio History Center. Just recently, I learned new information about a photograph that has been at the Ohio History Connection for years!

November 2, 2017

Ray Hollifield: Akron’s Radio Sleuth

During the 1930s, if you were having trouble with your radio you might need to call for help. Ray Hollifield took many of these cases as he was an expert on radio problems.

October 27, 2017

Archives and Archaeology (Featuring an Assistant Curator of Archaeology!)

Hear from an archaeologist at the Ohio History Connection about her work and how it intersects with the archives.

October 20, 2017

Forty-Two Years Later, A Collection Grows: The Amazing Life of Constance Curtis Nichols

One of my all-time favorite collections at the Ohio History Connection has been the papers of the Vanguard League.

October 18, 2017

Picturing World War I: A Conversation With the Curator

The Ohio History Connection is opening a new exhibit entitled "Picturing World War I." As part of our celebration of Archives Month, I talked to the curator of this new exhibit.

October 13, 2017

What Does it Mean to be the State Archives of Ohio? (Featuring a Local Government Records Archivist!)

As part of our celebration of Archives Month here on the History Blog, I've been checking in with other archivists at the Ohio History Connection to hear all about their work.

September 30, 2017

October is Archives Month!

Why would we dedicate an entire month each year to celebrating archives? Archives are incredibly important, and they need your support.

September 8, 2017

The Only Man Ever Hanged in Trumbull County: A True Crime Story of the 1830s

Most of us have seen at least one true crime TV show. One interesting piece from the Ohio History Connection’s archives suggests that this fascination is not exactly new.

August 30, 2017

A Mystery Letter Becomes an Archivist’s Quest

What happens when a person of the past becomes untraceable? I should have known not to pull the string that began to unravel this frustrating mystery.