The Rosetta Armstead Case: A Fight for Freedom
Ohio Memory

Ohio's history with the anti-slavery movement is a long and storied one. Thanks to a group of documents newly added to Ohio Memory, we are able to share just one of those many remarkable stories w… Read More

Give Me Land, Lots of Land
Ohio Memory

Through the center of Ohio, in parts of Franklin, Licking, Fairfield and Perry counties, lies the Refugee Land Grant tract. Measuring over 100,000 acres, this large section of land was originally… Read More

Zane Grey: An Ohioan Looking West
Ohio Memory

This Sunday, January 31, is the 144th birthday of author Zane Grey, born in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1872. Originally born Pearl Zane Grey to Lewis and Alice Josephine Zane Gray (who changed the spell… Read More

"A Sadder and a Wiser Man": The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Ohio Memory

In a response to the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century, a cultural shift that focused on nature, emotions, and individualism developed, primarily in the artistic community. Called Roma… Read More

The Martin Glider: A Different Kind of Flying Machine
Ohio Memory

When we talk about Ohio aviators, most everyone has heard of the Wright Brothers and their famous flight in 1903. But did you know that another couple of Ohioans from the opposite side of the… Read More


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.

Established by the Ohio History Connection in 2000, the mission of Ohio Memory is to provide access to historical treasures of Ohio, bringing together primary sources from all parts of the state in an online scrapbook that:

  • celebrates state and local history
  • encourages cooperation between archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and other cultural organizations
  • allows the global community to discover and explore Ohio’s rich past


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