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Lifeguard in California knitting for the war effort. Via Chronicling America.

Knitting Women of World War I

Right now we’re in the middle of the World War I centenary. While the world’s men were off fighting one hundred years …

Title page of the Whole Booke of Psalmes, via the State Library of Ohio Rare Books Collection on Ohio Memory.

An Open Window on Our History

One of the beauties of digitization is that it allows us to interact with rare and unique cultural objects in new and …

Advertisement from the Perrsyburg Journal for the Booklovers' Edition of Shakespeare, the "best...in existence."

“You Must Have Shakespeare”

Saturday, April 23 is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the English playwright and poet who authored nearly 40 …

“Marietta” chapter heading used in the Ohio Guide, via Ohio Memory.

Settling Marietta

Many readers may be familiar with the town of Marietta, but did you know that this community was first settled by members …

Terex plant assembly line in the 1960s, courtesy of the Hudson Library and Historical Society via Ohio Memory.

Terex: The Earth-moving Kings

Ohio’s rich past in the manufacturing industry is well-known, featuring familiar names such as the Dayton Wright Airplane Company, the Hoover Company, …

First page of The Genuine Principles of the Ancient Saxon, or English Constitution," from the State Library of Ohio Rare Books Collection on Ohio Memory.

“This Mighty Revolution”

By the time that this blog post is published, Ohio’s presidential primary will have passed. Voting is a treasured right in the …