About Ohio History Central

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Black and white postcard showing a streetview of High Street looking south from State Street in Columbus, Ohio, 1907. This photograph and other images, paintings, and visual collections of Ohio history can be found at www.OhioMemory.org. Ohio Memory is the collaborative digital library of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio, which includes collections from more than 360 cultural heritage institutions from all of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Ohio History Central is maintained and was developed by the Ohio History Connection as a reference source for and about the people of Ohio. It covers topics related to the history, ancient peoples, archaeology, and natural history of Ohio through encyclopedia-style entries. Ohio History Central should be considered as a starting point for learning about the people, places, animals, events, and culture of Ohio. Individuals interested in primary sources related to the topics introduced on Ohio History Central should visit www.ohiomemory.org.


Citing Ohio History Central

Ohio History Central is designed to provide basic information about Ohio's past, or as a launching point for more serious research. All entries are copyrighted by the Ohio History Connection. To request permission to reprint an entry, or to use an image, email us at ohc@ohiohistory.org. Please feel free to link to any entry from your own website, blog, or social media account.

You may quote from an entry as long as proper citation in provided. To cite an entry, list the title, followed by Ohio History Central, the date you retrieved the article, and the entry's URL. For example:

"Akron Rubber Strike of 1936", Ohio History Central, October 16, 2006, http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=461


Sensitive Collections Statement

The Ohio History Connection Collections are comprised of many culturally significant materials. Some were created to be private or confidential and are now accessible as part of the historical record. Some contain offensive images, language or content which reflect the creators’ views or those of the period in which they were created, written or recorded. Many are not appropriate by today’s standards of respectful expression and actions. They serve as reminders of the importance of increased cultural competency, inclusion and equity.

We recognize our past role in promoting these perspectives, and we are working to ensure that the histories we preserve and interpret today encompass the experiences of all those who have called Ohio home. There is much work yet to do. Please view our new strategic plan to see where we are headed.

Please note that as part of our commitment to presenting American Indian perspectives, the Ohio History Connection complies with the directives of authorized tribal representatives regarding the public presentation of images and information from their ancestral communities. We do this in accordance with federal law and our American Indian Policy.