State Library of Ohio

State Library of Ohio

State Library of Ohio

Founded in 1817, the State Library of Ohio continues to be an amazing resource that is open to the public.  The library is a federal depository and has a remarkable collection of rare materials.  Some of those materials include a 1552 Complete Works of Martin Luther, medieval works on vellum, many original WWII posters and even a handwritten letter from President George Washington.

The library is also an excellent  genealogical resource.  For example, their Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans’ Home annual reports could be considered a registry of orphans and house important information not necessarily found through the U.S. Census.  The reports, along with other materials in the library, help genealogists fill in the details of their research “like the colors of a painting.”

Shannon Kupfer is the library’s digital and tangible media cataloger.  Through her own research, she was able to enhance the collection’s Ohio Holocaust survivor materials by reaching out and gathering additional details from a survivor living in Cleveland.  By doing so, Shannon helped preserve important information that would have been otherwise lost.

Shannon Kupfer

Shannon Kupfer, Digital and Tangible Media Cataloger

1552 Complete Works of Martin Luther

1552 Complete Works of Martin Luther

1876 Registry Signatures

1876 Registry Signatures

1876 Registry

1876 Registry

Ayduth Lachayim

Ayduth Lachayim

Century of Progress Chair Detail

Century of Progress Chair Detail

Century of Progress Chair

Century of Progress Chair

George Washington Letter

George Washington Letter

State Library of Ohio Old Catalog

State Library of Ohio Old Catalog

State Library of Ohio Stacks

State Library of Ohio Stacks

Medieval Manuscript

Medieval Manuscript

Secret Proceedings and Debates

Secret Proceedings and Debates

State Library of Ohio Old Catalog

State Library of Ohio Old Catalog

State Library of Ohio Stacks

State Library of Ohio Stacks

Traveling Library Chests

Traveling Library Chests

WWII Poster Can All You Can

WWII Poster Can All You Can

WWII Poster Failure to Recognize

WWII Poster Failure to Recognize

WWII Poster Grow Your Own

WWII Poster Grow Your Own

 

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