Ohio Network of American History Research Centers
Established in 1970 to aid in the collection, preservation, and accessibility of research materials related to Ohio history, the network is composed of seven institutions—Ohio’s two largest historical societies and five state universities. A central feature of the network is the division of the entire state into seven distinct geographical areas for research. Each center also collects county records for its area, but the amount of material available may vary greatly from county to county.
University of Akron Libraries
Akron, OH 44325-1702
Serves Region 1—East Central Ohio
Center for Archival Collections
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0175
Serves Region 2—Northwest Ohio
Archives and Rare Books Department
Blegen Library—8th Floor
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0113
Serves Region 3—Southwest Ohio
Ohio Historical Society
1985 Velma Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211
Serves Region 4—Central Ohio
Archives and Special Collections
Athens, OH 45701-2978
Serves Region 5—Southeast Ohio
Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Serves Region 6—Northeast Ohio
Special Collections and Archives
Paul Laurence Dunbar Library
Wright State University Library
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Serves Region 7—West Central Ohio
For information about the network and service of its centers, contact either the specific center or headquarters at the Ohio Historical Society.