Visit the Research Room, Wedn-Sat, 10-5
Browse over 50,000 reels of microfilm

Archives/Library

The Archives/Library helps people to discover the stories of Ohioans who built our state’s farms, industries, businesses, schools, churches, social organizations, governments and communities. Visitors to the Research Room will discover government records, manuscripts, film, video, photographs, books and maps.

About the Collections

About the Collections

The Archives contains over 70,000 cubic feet of records and thousands of printed materials.

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Family History

Family History

Did your family come from Ohio? Learn more about our genealogy resources.

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Visit

Visit

Come and explore the Archives/Library located in the Ohio History Center in Columbus.

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Services

Services

Let us help you find the answer to a research question, obtain a copy, or order a digital image.

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FAQ/Contact

FAQ/Contact

Get answers to your questions about our collections and services.

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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

Can’t come to Columbus? We loan newspaper microfilm to libraries across the United States.

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Copy Requests

Copy Requests

Get a photocopy or order digital images of items in the collection.

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The Youngstown Center of Industry and Labor

The Youngstown Center of Industry and Labor

Visit the Archives/Library for records relating to steel and the Mahoning Valley.

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Research Requests

Research Requests

Ask a question or learn more about how to place a research request.

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Research Guides

Research Guides

Tips for researching topics from birth and death records to newspapers.

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Workshops

Workshops

Find out what classes we offer and register online.

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Donations

Donations

Donate a book, document or family papers to the archives/library.

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