• Ohio Goes West: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915

    August 1914 marked the opening of the Panama Canal, an engineering feat that halved shipping time between America’s coasts. In 1915, the city of San Francisco invited the world to celebrate. In the 19th century, ships carrying goods from the East Coast to the West Coast had to sail ... more

  • “The Red Crosser”: Mary Gladwin in World War I

    We have new and exciting items in the World War I in Ohio Collection on Ohio Memory! Through Little Stories of the Great War: Ohioans in World War I, a two-year digitization project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), additional World War I materials from the Ohio ... more

  • Intrinsically Bound: The United States Marine Corps

    On November 10, 1775, the following resolution was proposed by John Adams, future President of the United States, and carried by the Second Continental Congress: Resolved: That two battalions of marines [sic] be raised, consisting of one colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors, and ... more

  • From Deutschland to Ohio: German-American Newspapers

    Since 2012, the Ohio History Connection has digitized nearly 15,000 pages from two of Ohio’s German-American newspapers: the Tägliches Cincinnatier Volksblatt (“People’s Daily Journal”), 1914-1918 (available on Chronicling America), and the Columbus Westbote ... more

  • A Life and Character Peculiarly Distinguished: Deborah Sampson in the Revolutionary War

    In the United States, many of us grow up learning about the heroes of the Revolutionary War, including such names as George Washington, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and others. But what about the unsung heroes? For instance, how many people think about the women who fought in the war? One ... more

  • A Great Moral Curiosity!

    On today’s date, October 20th, in 1848, a Shaker Family Concert took place in Fairfield County, Ohio, that promised quite the spectacle. As seen in the program at right, the event that took place at E. Meyers Hall featured representatives from the Society of Shakers of New ... more

  • Broad Spheres of Gold

    “And thy life be as sweet, and its last sunset sky/ Golden-tinted and fair as thy own Pumpkin pie!” — From “The Pumpkin,” by John Greenleaf Whittier The poet, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, wrote in Locksley Hall, “In spring a young man’s fancy lightly ... more

  • More “Little Stories” from World War I

    Have you checked back lately to see the new material that’s available on Ohio Memory through the World War I in Ohio Digital Collection? Thanks to a continuation of our “Little Stories of the Great War” grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, content ... more

  • Paving the Way: Ohio and the National Road

    When Thomas Jefferson signed the enabling act that authorized residents of the Ohio Territory to take steps toward statehood in 1802, that legislation included a provision allowing the government to use a percentage of the net proceeds from federal land sales in the future state to build ... more

  • More Newspapers on Ohio Memory!

    We are happy to announce that we have added four newspapers to Ohio Memory since the beginning of May! These new keyword-searchable collections total 35,000 pages and  represent four different communities: Akron Reporter, 1969-1999, 2003-2016 (courtesy of the Akron-Summit County ... more