Harry Evan Kinley: View Photographer
Ohio Memory

Thanks to the efforts this past summer of one of our interns here at the Ohio History Connection, we've begun adding to Ohio Memory images from a fantastic collection of glass plate negatives--the… Read More

A Car for the Common Man
Ohio Memory

On October 1st, 1908, Henry Ford’s “Model T” went on sale for the first time. Priced at just $825, the Model T was the first automobile designed for the masses. Automobiles up to this time wer… Read More

The Ace of Aces
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Many Ohioans know the name Edward "Eddie" Rickenbacker--our state's own "Ace of Aces"--for his famous exploits as a member of the 94th Aero Squadron during World War I. In addition to his many oth… Read More

“Against the Moral Sentiment of Humanity”: The Fugitive Slave Act
Ohio Memory

In 1850, U.S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky introduced a series of five resolutions which, together, would become the Compromise of 1850.   These decreed that Congress could not interfere with in… Read More

"The Sin of Sending Back Fugitives from Slavery": The Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858
Ohio Memory

September 13, 1858, marked the start of a drama that played out in and around the northern Ohio town of Oberlin, in what is known today as the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue. On this date, John Pric… 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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