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Central Ohio Buildings

An index to articles, books and visuals about historic Columbus buildings.

Chronicling America

Access to information about historic American newspapers.

Columbus African American Collection

Historical photos and documents relating to Black history in Columbus.

Columbus Dispatch Digital

Get full-text coverage of the Columbus Dispatch from 1871 to the present.

Columbus Historical Society

Artifacts and documents relating to Columbus and Central Ohio history.

Columbus Jewish Historical Society

The Columbus Jewish Historical Society preserves the stories, artifacts, images and heritage of the Jewish…

Columbus Landmarks

Columbus Landmarks advocates for, promotes and preserves Columbus landmarks and neighborhoods.

Columbus News Index

An index of news articles of local interest from 1960-1997 and obituaries from 1931-1997.

Columbus Yearbook Collection

Searchable Central Ohio yearbooks 39 years or older.

Digital Public Library of America

Millions of primary source images, text and videos from across the United States.

History in Context – U.S.

Reference and multimedia content, plus primary sources, about key events and people in U.S. history.

Library of Congress

Digitized documents, photographs and other items relating to United States history.

My History

Access central Ohio’s digital history. Images, documents, maps and artifacts.

Ohio History Connection

The Ohio History Connection, formerly Ohio Historical Society, serves as our State Archives.

Ohio Memory

Statewide resource for digitized photographs, manuscripts, newspapers and other items relating to Ohio history.

Researching House History in Columbus

Get the tools you need to learn your home’s history.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

A searchable interface for locating historical maps of Ohio towns and cities.

State Library of Ohio

Special census records, military rosters, and other documents related to the state of Ohio.

ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Find articles, 2002 to present, from suburban Columbus newspapers.

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