Collections & Archives

The Ohio Historical Society collects in all areas relating to Ohio history. These objects and documents represent all of Ohio’s 88 counties and cover a vast array of topics, from the earliest Paleo Indians to Ohio’s contributions to space exploration. Explore your Ohio story here!

Archaeology

Archaeology

Explore 14,000 years of Ohio's cultural heritage and discover the diverse ways in which archaeologists uncover evidence of the past.

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Digital Collections & Services

Digital Collections & Services

Explore collections online through Ohio Memory, search newspapers in Chronicling America and purchase images from OhioPix

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History

History

From automobiles to wedding gowns, history collections include both ordinary and extraordinary objects connected to Ohio and its people.

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Manuscripts/Audiovisuals

Manuscripts/Audiovisuals

Archival materials such as letters, organizational records, photographs, motion motion picture film and oral histories, tell the stories of Ohio and its people.

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Natural History

Natural History

Animals (fossil and recent), plants and geological specimens that relate to the history of Ohio are represented in the collections.

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State Archives

State Archives

The State Archives works with state and local governments to preserve the official records of Ohio.

Local Government Records Program

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The Museum & Library Services Division

The Museum & Library Services Division develops exhibits, curates and manages collections, conducts visitor testing and provides a variety of history-related services to individuals, cultural heritage organizations, government and businesses.

To get more information, ask a research question, obtain a copy/image, or make a donation, get started by using our contact form.

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