August 9, 2017

What’s So Special About Special Collections? (Featuring an OHC Reference Archivist!)

The Ohio History Connection Archives is a Special Collections Library. But what does that mean? Our reference archivist, Tutti, is here to answer some questions for your visit!

July 24, 2017

“And a Kiss for Little May:” The Civil War Letters of Amos Gillis

The letters and papers of a lesser known member of the regiment, Amos Gillis, are just as interesting.

July 20, 2017

I Found it in the Archives: We Have a Winner!

The Ohio History Connection is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 I Found it in the Archives Contest!

June 26, 2017

The Assassination of William McKinley and the Development of Presidential Security

After the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901, American presidents would never be without security again.

June 8, 2017

When Art Meets Army: The Dangerous Propaganda of World War II

If we examine the experiences of just a few Ohioans during World War II, we can see that wartime political artworks exaggerated and dangerous stereotypes about Japanese Americans.

May 17, 2017

The Argus Eyed Demons: A Journey with Coxey’s Army

When the national economy faltered during the Panic of 1893, Jacob Coxey of Massillon, Ohio, lead the unemployed on a march across the country to ask for help.

May 10, 2017

The Ohio Quilt Research Project is Now Open!

Manuscripts intern, David McDevitt, just finished his first big project at the Ohio History Connection. Thanks to his hard work, thirty-one boxes full of quilt research materials are now available at the Archives/Library!

May 4, 2017

Two Years at Stalag Luft III: The Story of an Ohio POW

From April 13, 1943, until April 29, 1945, Willard Lee Heckman was a prisoner of war in the German prison camp, Stalag Luft III.

April 13, 2017

Before the Blue Jackets: Looking Back at Columbus’ Minor League Hockey Teams of the 1960s and 1970s

Join our intern, David McDevitt, to learn about the history of hockey in Columbus, Ohio!

April 5, 2017

A Cornerstone of the Community: The East Side YMCA

By flipping through the YMCA's records in the Ohio History Connection Archives, we can learn a lot about life on the Near East Side of Columbus during the twentieth century.