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

Click here for Memory Project Pages for Ohio

POTUS – Presidents of the United States  – www.ipl.org/div/potus

C-SPAN’s American Presidents: Life Portraits website  – www.americanpresidents.org

Along the Ohio Trail: A Short History of Ohio Landshttp://www.auditor.state.oh.us/studentcenter/default.htm

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

American Presidency: A Glorious Burden  – americanhistory.si.edu/Presidency/home.html

Cleveland Digital Library web.ulib.csuohio.edu/SpecColl/cdl

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 www.clevelandmemory.org

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

Cleveland Area History – blog about historic buildingshttp://www.clevelandareahistory.com/

NE Ohio Heritage http://www.ohiosheritagenortheast.org/

Encyclopedia of Cleveland History ech.cwru.edu/index.html

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

Compare with Encyclopedia of Chicago http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/

Atlas of Cuyahoga County – 1874 Titus Map  digital atlas with links digitized by the Cuyahoga Historical Atlas Project    http://www.clevelandmemory.org/titus/

Dayton History Books Online http://www.daytonhistorybooks.com/index.html

Evolution of Ohio http://www.oplin.org/evolution/  

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

Greater Cincinnati Memory Project  www.cincinnatimemory.org

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

Library of Congress – American Memory Project & THOMAS www.loc.gov

Aside from the vast resources of the Library of Congress, there are historical documents including full text of the Federalist Papers and Continental Congress in THOMAS, and pictures, manuscripts and other primary resources in American Memory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

The First American West: The Ohio River Valley 1750-1820lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/award99/icuhtml

The Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints, 1796–1850http://www.morganohiolibrary.com/

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

National Archives and Records Administration www.archives.gov

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 http://www.ohioana.org/

Ohio History Central www.ohiokids.org

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

Ohio Historical Society www.ohiohistory.org

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 http://www.auditor.state.oh.us/studentcenter/default.htm

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

Ohio Memory Project www.ohiomemory.org

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

Check out the ‘featured scrapbooks’

Our Documents – historical documents for the classroom www.ourdocuments.gov

Political Graveyard  www.politicalgraveyard.com

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

Smithsonian Institution:   www.si.edu

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 –http://www.npg.si.edu/

State Library of Ohio http://library.ohio.gov/

Resources and Information at the State Library of Ohio

Underground Railroad – National Park Serviceswww.nps.gov/history/aahistory/ugrr/ugrr.htm

www.cr.nps.gov (Links to the Past)

War of 1812   http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmah/starflag.htm

Western Reserve Historical Society  www.wrhs.org

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


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