December 4, 2023

Discover Five Decades of Columbus Women Traveling the World

By Veda Faust, Professional Writing Intern This blog post was written by Veda Faust, an Ohio State University student conducting a professional writing internship at the Ohio History Connection. During her fall semester, she worked with the Archives Services department on an upcoming exhibit. The new exhibit features material from a recently acquired collection; AV […]

October 10, 2023

Remembering Dolly Divine’s Annual Halloween Drag Ball

In 1964, David Zimmer and Orn Huntington started a Halloween tradition. The Berwick Ball celebrated and supported Central Ohio's LGBTQ+ community for three decades.

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 […]

April 4, 2023

Off the Shelf: Mary Hartwell Catherwood

Mary Hartwell Catherwood rose from humble beginnings to publish poetry and stories depicting Midwestern small town life featuring determined young women.

January 23, 2023

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue: Humorous Valentines from Ethel Kennedy to John Glenn

Whimsical Valentines from the John and Annie Glenn Collection reveal more about their personal lives--and sense of humor.

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.

August 3, 2021

Reflections on my Summer 2021 Internship

This blog is an opportunity to start reflecting on my internship so far while tying this experience into the things I’ve been learning at school.

April 17, 2020

Preserving Your Family Tree Like an Archivist

As Ohioans begin to face at least a few more weeks under a stay-at-home order, many of us are looking for new hobbies or distractions.

April 14, 2020

Frances Benjamin Johnston and the Last Photographs of President McKinley

Frances Benjamin Johnston took a photograph of the last speech President William McKinley would deliver before we was assassinated.

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.