Historic photographs of the Erie Islands and Lake Erie’s western basin; from the Charles E. Frohman Collection in the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.
is a collection of historic photographs of northwestern Ohio, documenting the local history of the Erie Islands and Lake Erie’s western basin. These black and white images were produced by Sandusky, Ohio, commerical photographer Ernst Niebergall between 1909 and 1915. From ice harvesting and railroads to early aviation and island leisure activities, the Niebergall photographs richly depict the everyday lives and activities of Lake Erie’s southern shoreline residents. The photographs provide a record of communities in transition as old methods gave way to advances in industry and technology. The original photos are part of the Charles E. Frohman Collection at the Manuscripts Division of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.
Large-scale street plans of Ohio communities, produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867-1970.
are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Sanborn Maps show the outline of each building including the location of windows and doors together with street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers.
These maps are heavily used in both public and academic libraries by a wide range of researchers including local historians to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities, and environmentalists concerned about impact of new developments.
OhioLINK users can connect to Sanborn maps using the links on this page. Other Ohio citizens can connect to Sanborn Maps through their public libraries' Web sites, or through OPLIN.
Oral histories related to the May 4, 1970 shootings of Vietnam War protesters at Kent State University.
is a collection of oral histories related to the May 4, 1970 shootings of Vietnam War protestors at Kent State University. The oral histories include many eyewitness accounts of the event and its aftermath, contributed by people who were students, faculty members, and City of Kent residents at the time, as well as an account by an Ohio National Guardsman. The oral histories preserve personal histories of and individual reactions to the shootings.
The oral histories are part of Kent State's May 4 Collection, created to assist students, faculty, staff, community members and other researchers in locating information sources related to the Kent State shootings and their aftermath.
Written transcripts are also available for many of the oral histories.
State Stats is a data download and visualization tool hosting social science data about all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia from more than 80 different government and non government sources. It spans topics like healthcare, crime, education, and more.
State Stats part of the Sage Stats application. It is a data download and visualization tool hosting social science data about all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia from more than 80 different government and non government sources. It spans topics like healthcare, crime, education, and more.
is a collection of photos of forestry, dating back to the early 20th century. Images portray trees, cultivation, care, and the effects of human activity. Many pictures were taken in Ohio but other states and countries are also represented.