Audiovisual Collections

The audiovisual and photographic archives housed at the Ohio History Center includes audio recordings, motion picture film, photographic media, and video recordings. Collections are available for research and reproduction.
New Collections

New Collections

Information about recently cataloged collections that are now available for research.

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About Collections

About Collections

Browse highlights of the audiovisual collections.

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Finding Aids

Finding Aids

Search the text of audiovisual collection inventories in Ohio Memory.

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Recorded Sound Collections

Recorded Sound Collections

Oral history recordings, radio shows, folk music, political speeches and more allow us to hear Ohio’s past.

See Ohio through news, educational, and industrial films, home movies, travel and promotional films.
Photography Collections

Photography Collections

Millions of images, from daguerreotypes to born digital photographs, illustrate Ohio and American history.
Joe Munroe Archives

Joe Munroe is a photojournalist, film maker, and environmental activist. His archives includes more than 59,000 photographic negatives and over 300 reels of film, videotape, and audiotape, as well as approximately 3000 photographic prints and nearly 4000 color transparencies, and archival and memorabilia materials relating to all aspects of his career.

The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Joe Munroe Archives in May 1997 and is pleased to provide this selection for viewing. Please be aware that any use and/or reproduction from this site requires permission.