Category Archives: history

Not All Ohioans Fought for the Union: Gen. Roswell Ripley, CSA

When you think of Civil War generals from Ohio, the names Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan often come to mind. Roswell S. Ripley also was a general, yet he is rarely (if ever) mentioned in Ohio classrooms. Why? It’s probably because … Continue reading

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Celebrate Ohio Statehood Day with These Resources

Today is Ohio Statehood Day. Happy 208th Birthday, Ohio! (You don’t look a day over 207!) What better way to celebrate than by checking out some great resources for Ohio research. Here are some of my favorites, including some that … Continue reading

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Where I Was: The Space Shuttle Challenger

“Hey, did you hear the space shuttle blew up?” It sounded like the first line of a very bad joke. But as we found out later, it was all too real. I was standing in line buying typing paper (yes, … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 2nd War for Independence

While celebrating Independence Day this weekend, think about not only the American Revolution but also the 2nd War for Independence: the War of 1812. Although England agreed to withdraw her troops as a condition of the Treaty of Paris (ending … Continue reading

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Our Military Heritage – An Update

You are probably familiar with the fantastic genealogical collection at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. What you might not be familiar with is their growing collection of databases available on their website. One section of the … Continue reading

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Melvil Dewey and the Winter Olympics

I have always enjoyed the Winter Olympics. I enjoy the grace of figure skating, the thrill of the Alpine events, and the absolute insanity of bobsledding and luge. As a library student, it was a pleasant surprise to find a … Continue reading

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The Ohio Historical Society has just launched a new website to raise awareness of Ohio’s role in the Civil War: The site features: Digital collections, such as Ohio regimental battle flags A timeline of Civil War events News about … Continue reading

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Lincoln Collection at the Allen County Public Library

Ever since the announcement that the documents from the Lincoln Collection at the former Lincoln Museum would move to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, I’ve been anxious to see just what treasures are in the collection. If … Continue reading

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Student History Conference at OSU-Newark Today

I am soooooooo far behind in my blogging that I’ve neglected to mention something I’m very excited about: presenting at the Student History Conference at Ohio State University – Newark today! I’ll be presenting two papers. The first is “For … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Daniel Lewis, fireman

This impressive monument is in Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus. The imagery on the stone immediately tell you it is the grave of a firefighter — the hydrant with the hose that outlines the stone, a helmet, a ladder, an … Continue reading

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