January 18, 2024

Yours Respectfully, Miss Elvira Johnson

By Wendy Korwin, Archives Services Manager Within large archival collections, certain names and voices stand out. From 2021-2023, archivists at the Ohio History Connection worked to catalog President Warren G. Harding’s papers and photographs. During this project, we identified thousands of correspondents (another blog post explores some of Harding's early letters). There were close, distant […]

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 […]

February 10, 2023

Warren G. Harding and the Lowell Coal Crisis

By David McDevitt, Harding Project Archivist Boys in Lowell stand in the cold waiting to receive coal to heat their families’ homes. [P 146/63/13]

December 19, 2022

Seven Historic Sites You Should Visit This Winter

Seven historic sites and museums in Ohio you should visit this winter.

June 27, 2022

“President and Mrs. Harding Home for the Centennial”

Harding Presidential Sites Manager Sherry Hall describes Warren G. Harding's final visit to Marion, Ohio for the town's centennial on July 4-5, 1922.

June 13, 2022

Harding, Cox, and Ohio on the Irish War of Independence.

By David McDevitt, Harding Project Archivist In June and July of 1920, two Ohioans were nominated as the presidential candidates of America’s two leading political parties: James Cox, governor of Ohio, for the Democrats, and Warren G. Harding, senator from Ohio, by the Republicans. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Europe was still reshaping itself following the […]

May 23, 2022

Microphones and Radios: How the Public Heard President Harding

As the first president to speak on the radio, Warren G. Harding introduced Americans to the idea of being able to hear their leaders.

February 1, 2022

Reflecting on Presidents Day

As our only journalist president, Harding naturally examined all angles of a problem before making a decision. Celebrate President's Day by learning more about Warren Harding.

October 29, 2021

Dear Senator: Letters to a Political Rising Star

Archivist Wendy Korwin describes the early political career of Warren G. Harding, focusing on letters from three unique constituents.

August 11, 2021

Introducing the Warren Harding Papers Project

Meet archivist Wendy Korwin and get a sneak peak into the presidential project she will be working on for the next few years.