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The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Archives
Physical Address: 25 E. 8th Street, Cincinnati OH 45202
Mailing Address: 100 E. 8th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Telephone: (513) 421-3131
I'd like to respond to this thread regarding the Ohio History Connection (aka the Ohio Historical Society). One of the ways OHC responded to shortfalls from state funding was to enter into management agreements for many of their sites around the state. In 2010, the History Department at Youngstown State University entered into such an agreement with OHC for its Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor. This agreement has been win-win for both parties. The site stays open and the students in our Applied History program gain valuable experience.
Fritz's reply is very helpful. Unfortunately, I know little about libraries an hour's drive distant. I often learn by chance. I remember when visiting the Mercantile Library in Cincinnati being urged to go to the Lloyd library for its scientific collections. Not being an historian of science I have yet to visit. It was by chance that I learned that the Ohio Historical Society (as it then was called) had a considerable number of British and other foreign temperance periodicals, presumably exchanges with the defunct Anti-Saloon League.
David is correct about the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County being a rich resource as would the Cincinnati History Library and Archives be if it was not closed for the next two to three years for rebuilding the beautiful but decaying Art Deco Union Terminal building where it is housed. The University of Cincinnati Archive and Rare Books Library is also a very rich source for historical materials. It has a very strong Urban Studies manuscript collection that is indispensable for the study of the history of the Greater Cincinnati region in the 20th century.
Let me share what little I know about Ohio, specifically libraries and archives where I have done research.
Dr. Roy E. Finkenbine, Professor of History, Co-Chair of History and Director of the Black Abolitionist Archive at University of Detroit, Mercy, will be giving two lectures based on his article ""Love and Danger on the Underground Railroad: George and Edy Duncan's Journey to Freedom, 1820," which was published in the spring, 2016 issue of Ohio History. The two talks are scheduled as follows:
"Love and Danger on the Underground Railroad: A Slave Couple's Journey to Freedom through Ohio, 1820"
Thursday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.
Massillon Public Library
Remembering Freedom: James Clemens and the Longtown Settlement
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016
Where: The Garst Museum, Greenville, Ohio
Here is a perfect opportunity to get out of the house and learn something new. On Sunday, February 28, at 2:00 PM, Roane Smothers will discuss the documentary that describes the life and times of James Clemens and the Longtown Settlement, a multi-racial settlement on the border of Indiana and Ohio during the 1800’s.
Greetings. I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new editor of Ohio History. I am succeeding my colleague, Dr. L. Diane Barnes, who was editor for eight years. I hope to maintain the same high level of excellence as was achieved under her leadership.