Ohio Network of American History Research Centers

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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.

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Archives Services

University of Akron Libraries
Polsky Bldg.
Akron, OH 44325-1702
Serves Region 1—East Central Ohio
Center for Archival Collections

Jerome Library

Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0175
Serves Region 2—Northwest Ohio

Archives and Rare Books Department

Blegen Library—8th Floor
University Libraries
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0113
Serves Region 3—Southwest Ohio

Archives—Library Division

Ohio Historical Society
1985 Velma Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211
Serves Region 4—Central Ohio

Archives and Special Collections

Alden Library
Ohio University
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.

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