Digital Archives – OHIO University Libraries

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Alumni Journals

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.

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University Archives

Historical Ohio University-related materials including photos, maps, documents, publications, videos, and memorabilia. Access through CONTENTdm.

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Athens Mental Health Center Collection

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.

The Big Red One, Cantigny First Division

Cantigny 1st Division Oral History Project

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.

Civil War Correspondence

Civil War Correspondence

Letters, diaries, and other Civil War-era documents from soldiers and families across Ohio. Access through CONTENTdm.

Cover of Ohio University Bulletin 1956-1958

Course Catalogs/Bulletins

Ohio University course catalogs and bulletins, 1831-2008. Includes undergraduate, graduate, summer, and extension. Access through the Internet Archive.

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University Libraries Magazine

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

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Frederick and Kazuko Harris Fine Arts Library Collection

Artwork created and collected by Frederick Harris. Access through CONTENTdm.

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Barnett Hook Papers and Needlework

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.

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Manuscript and Printed Leaves

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.


Ohio University Libraries on Flickr

Many images and documents from University Archives, especially Ohio University Libraries history.

Political Campaign Commercials

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.

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Rare Books

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.

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Cornelius Ryan Collection of World War II Papers Questionnaires

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.

E.W. Scripps

E.W. Scripps Papers

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.

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Student Newspapers

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.

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Don Swaim Collection

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.

Senator George V. Voinovich

Voinovich Collections

Selections from the senatorial, gubernatorial, mayoral, and campaign archives of Senator George V. Voinovich. Access through CONTENTdm.

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David K. Wyatt Thai Collection

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.

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Yao Ceremonial Artifacts Collection

browse/search in ARTstor (Athens campus affiliates only – authentication required)

Ceremonial and temple art from the Yao culture of North Vietnam. Access through CONTENTdm.

Cover of Athena 1984


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.