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About Ohio History Central

Ohio History Central is the Ohio History Connection’s online encyclopedia, 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. It is a starting point for learning about the people, places, animals, events, and culture of Ohio. Individuals interested in digitized primary sources related to the topics introduced on Ohio History Central should visit Ohio Memory, the collaborative digital library of the Ohio History Connection and State Library of Ohio.

As of January 31, 2022, Ohio History Central is not actively being updated. To learn more about the Ohio History Connection, or to inquire about the organization's other resources and services, please visit www.ohiohistory.org or email info@ohiohistory.org.

Citing Ohio History Central

Ohio History Central articles were research and written by Ohio History Connection staff and volunteers. We do not have information about specific authors or when the articles were originally published online. Many were written in the late 1990s, but have been updated since then. To cite Ohio History Central, please use the following format:

Ohio History Connection. (n.d.). Article title. In Ohio History Central. Retrieved date, from article URL.

Ohio History Connection. (n.d.). “Akron Rubber Strike of 1936.” In Ohio History Central. Retrieved January 31, 2022, from https://ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Akron_Rubber_Strike_of_1936.

To request permission to reprint an entry, or to use an image, email us at images@ohiohistory.org. Please feel free to link to any entry from your own website, blog, or social media account.

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 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.