For more than 50 years the Ohio Historical Society has been working with state and local governments to preserve the history of Ohio and its citizens.
Explore the institutional memory of the state, from Ohio’s founding documents to the vital records that document the lives of Ohio’s citizens.
Find resources for records managers, including suggested retention periods, copies of records management forms, and information on training opportunities.
Interested in doing research at the State Archives? Find out about the Research Room hours and location.
OHRAB promotes and preserves historical records through grants, award programs, advocacy efforts, and other activities.
Learn about preserving electronic records through the guidelines and best practices of the OhioERC.
Discover the history of northeast Ohio through company records, photographs, oral history interviews, and local government records.
House Bill 153 (Ohio’s FY2012-2013 budget bill) changed the procedures for local government records management and disposals. For more information visit our Local Government Records Program.
Please contact our Research Services Department.
Policies Governing Records of State and Local Government Agencies Transferred to the State Archives of Ohio