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    Feb. 28, 2014

    Menus in the Ohioana Archives

    Having actual food in the archives would be bad, but menus are another story. The Laura M. Mueller ephemera collection includes a selection of Columbus restaurant menus that spans most of the 20th century. We’re sharing a few sample menus below. Henry Chittenden built a total of three hotels in the same location on the northwest corner of N. High St. ... Read More
    Oct. 22, 2013

    Ephemera in the Ohioana Archives

    As we continue to celebrate National Archives Month, we’re sharing some ephemera from Ohioana’s archival collections. Although these items were designed to be thrown away after they had served their purpose, paper can be surprisingly resilient. Today they provide a unique, often fun, and sometimes beautiful glimpse of everyday life. Because the 2013 Circleville Pumpkin Show is now history, we ... Read More
    Oct. 18, 2013

    The Civil War in the Ohioana Archives

    In addition to numerous books about the Civil War, Ohioana’s collection includes several archival items. This letter from Joseph Moore to his father describes the difficult conditions he encountered¬†as he traveled from Atlanta late in 1864, fought in the Battle of Nashville, and traveled on through Cincinnati and Columbus before arriving in Washington in early 1865. The collection also includes ... Read More
    Oct. 16, 2013

    Local History in the Ohioana Archives

    In observance of National Archives Month and Columbus Day, we’re featuring this program from the “Columbian Centennial Celebration of the Discovery of America,” which was held on October 21, 1892 in Columbus. The celebration was sponsored by the Board of Education; in addition to the program for the evening, the booklet includes lists of board members, departments, schools, teachers, and staff. The cover ... Read More
    Sep. 19, 2013

    Honoring James Garfield

    James Garfield was born in a log cabin in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. After working various jobs to support himself, he graduated from college and worked first as an educator and then as a lawyer. He served in the Ohio Senate from 1859-1861, then served as an officer in the Union army. He was first elected to Congress in 1862, where ... Read More