Links For Ohio History & People: Resources for Excellent Reference Services

Click here for Memory Project Pages for Ohio

POTUS – Presidents of the United States  –

C-SPAN’s American Presidents: Life Portraits website  –

Along the Ohio Trail: A Short History of Ohio Lands

Version for school children, compatible with 4th grade history curriculum

American Presidency: A Glorious Burden  –

Cleveland Digital Library

Bibliographies, text, maps, and images focus on the history of Greater Cleveland and the Western Reserve region of northeastern Ohio. Links to local Ohio history sites are included. This site is supported and maintained by Special Collections in the Cleveland State University Library.

Cleveland Memory Project

Online images, manuscripts, texts, histories and e-books from the collections of the Cleveland State University Special Collections.

Cleveland Area History – blog about historic buildings

NE Ohio Heritage

Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

All of the articles from both The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and The Dictionary of Cleveland Biography.

Compare with Encyclopedia of Chicago

Atlas of Cuyahoga County – 1874 Titus Map  digital atlas with links digitized by the Cuyahoga Historical Atlas Project

Dayton History Books Online

Evolution of Ohio  

An encapsulation of Ohio’s History, migration, population, industry and settlement by Land Surveyor Division.

Greater Cincinnati Memory Project

Web site contains images of the Cincinnati area reflecting the history, architecture and people of the area.

Library of Congress – American Memory Project & THOMAS

Aside from the vast resources of the Library of Congress, there are historical documents including full text of the Federalist Papers and Continental Congress in THOMAS, and pictures, manuscripts and other primary resources in American Memory Project.

America’s Library is full of games and materials on the history of the US and every state in the Nation

African American Experience in Ohio 1850-1920 is hosted in the American Memory Project at Library of Congress and at Ohio Historical Society:

The First American West: The Ohio River Valley

The Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints, 1796–1850

Catalog of broadsides, pamphlets & books reflecting the history of printing in Ohio

National Archives and Records Administration

The archives and resources of the federal government and its many agencies are found here.

Ohio Center for the book / Ohioana Library Association – Illustrators and Authors of Children’s Books Living in Ohio

Ohio History Central

Ohio History Central is a dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio’s natural history, prehistory and history.

Ohio Historical Society

Select: Links for other sites and organizations Resources for digital collections

On-line catalog for their holdings

Ohio Pix Online for an image database created by the Ohio Historical Society’s Archives/Library to provide online access to photographs, paintings, prints and objects from the Ohio Historical Society’s collections. Don’t forget about their museum.

Ohio Kids has lots of educational materials about Ohio, including guided tours under ‘Learning Companion’ by Ohio John

Ohio Lands

Adult version of the history of the division of Ohio Lands and their settlement.

Ohio Memory Project

An online collection of images of Ohio from settlement through 1903.

Check out the ‘featured scrapbooks’

Our Documents – historical documents for the classroom

Political Graveyard

A website that includes information about politicians, active and inactive, dead and alive.  This site also includes information about cemeteries and graveyards.

Smithsonian Institution:

This site is full of rich resources of North American Indians, explorers, artwork and history.

The National Portrait Gallery has biographical sketches of famous Americans –

State Library of Ohio

Resources and Information at the State Library of Ohio

Underground Railroad – National Park (Links to the Past)

War of 1812

Western Reserve Historical Society

Lots of links to sources, collections and Ohio History including a virtual tour of 1850 in “Urban Childhood” – part of their interactive history project.

For Genealogy and History Resources – Click the links below

Organizations and Search Engines
Vital Records and Social Security Information
Land Records and Maps
American History Links
Military Records & Information
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