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Ohio University Alumni Journals, 1893-2001. Titles include Ohio University Bulletin (1893-1923), The Ohio Alumnus (1923-1970), Ohio University Alumni Journal (1970-1978), Ohio University Today (1978-1999), and Ohio Today (1999-2001). A collaborative project of the Alumni Association and University Libraries. Access through the Internet Archive.
Historical Ohio University-related materials including photos, maps, documents, publications, videos, and memorabilia. Access through CONTENTdm.
Photographs, patient newsletters, Inquest of Lunacy records, annual reports, and archival documents from the former Athens Mental Health Center, which opened as the Athens Lunatic Asylum in 1874. Covers 1868-1991. Access through CONTENTdm.
Video oral histories of soldiers and guardsmen who served with the 1st Division of the U.S. Army from 1944 to 2009. Interviews conducted in 2009. Access through CONTENTdm.
Letters, diaries, and other Civil War-era documents from soldiers and families across Ohio. Access through CONTENTdm.
Ohio University course catalogs and bulletins, 1831-2008. Includes undergraduate, graduate, summer, and extension. Access through the Internet Archive.
The publication of the University Libraries Gatherings Magazine showcases OHIO Libraries’ vision as the dynamic gateway of discovery and creation for academic excellence, innovative programs and effective teaching, learning and research. Access through the Archived Gatherings Magazine and CONTENTdm
Artwork created and collected by Frederick Harris. Access through CONTENTdm.
Barnett Hook (1845-1926) of McArthur, Ohio, advertised himself as one of “only four men in the United States who teach embroidery.” The needlework, postcards, photographs, and other documents in this collection tell the story of Hook’s life and times. Access through CONTENTdm.
High-resolution images of individual hand-produced manuscript and printed pages (leaves), all taken from historic texts. These provide insight into the history of manuscript and print book production from across time and geography. Access through CONTENTdm.
Many images and documents from University Archives, especially Ohio University Libraries history.
Political Campaign Commercials (accessible only on the Athens campus)
Campaign videos originally broadcast on television, 1952-2002. Features many types of elections including federal, state, and local. Access through CONTENTdm.
Bindings, endpapers, bookplates, and other notable marks of ownership and manufacture of primarily 19th century American publishers’ bindings, highlighting books produced in Ohio as well as the works produced by women and African Americans. Access through CONTENTdm.
Questionnaires completed by WWII veterans and used by historian Cornelius Ryan as a research tool for his books The Longest Day, The Last Battle, and A Bridge Too Far. Check back frequently as new questionnaires are added regularly! Access through CONTENTdm.
Letters, memos, essays, and reports by E.W. Scripps (1854-1926), an American newspaper publisher and founder of The E.W. Scripps Company and United Press news service. Includes photographs documenting the Scripps family. Access through CONTENTdm.
Ohio University student newspapers, the Post (1960-1970, 1999-2011), Afro-American Affairs (1970-1982), and the Green and White (1911-1939). Full text searchable and browsable by date. Access through CONTENTdm.
Audio files and transcripts of broadcasts from Don Swaim’s radio program Book Beat, featuring hundreds of contemporary authors including Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, Pulitzer Prize winners John Updike and Ray Bradbury, and Booker Prize winners Margaret Atwood and Kazuo Ishiguro. Access through CONTENTdm.
Selections from the senatorial, gubernatorial, mayoral, and campaign archives of Senator George V. Voinovich. Access through CONTENTdm.
King Chulalongkorn’s diaries from 1876 to 1887 and his travel writings which chronicle his royal visits to India, Malaya, Singapore, Java, Europe, and the remote corners of Siam. Access through the Internet Archive.
Ohio University yearbooks, 1892-2009. Yearbooks were published most years as either the Athena or Spectrum Green. A collaborative project of the Alumni Association and University Libraries. Access through the Internet Archive.