• Sister Blandina and the Santa Maria Institute

    August 22, 1897. “Sister,” said Mother Mary Blanche, one day while several Sisters were standing around waiting an opportunity to consult her, “I have been wanting to ask you something for some time, and I’ll do it now lest I forget it. I have been wondering if you ... more

  • The Captivity Narrative of John McCullough

    Captivity narratives, especially those related to Europeans and Americans captured by American Indians, have been popular in this country since the 17th century, and the veracity of some of these stories is often debated. Captivity narratives traditionally have the captive recording their ... more

  • Charles Engle, 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

    The Civil War was fought by Americans from across the existing states, as well as recent immigrants to the country, doing their part alongside those born here. A new item available on Ohio Memory is the scrapbook of German immigrant Charles Engle, containing his letters home to his ... more

  • Ohio Goes West: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915

    August 1914 marked the opening of the Panama Canal, an engineering feat that halved shipping time between America’s coasts. In 1915, the city of San Francisco invited the world to celebrate. In the 19th century, ships carrying goods from the East Coast to the West Coast had to sail ... more

  • “The Red Crosser”: Mary Gladwin in World War I

    We have new and exciting items in the World War I in Ohio Collection on Ohio Memory! Through Little Stories of the Great War: Ohioans in World War I, a two-year digitization project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), additional World War I materials from the Ohio ... more

  • Intrinsically Bound: The United States Marine Corps

    On November 10, 1775, the following resolution was proposed by John Adams, future President of the United States, and carried by the Second Continental Congress: Resolved: That two battalions of marines [sic] be raised, consisting of one colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors, and ... more

  • From Deutschland to Ohio: German-American Newspapers

    Since 2012, the Ohio History Connection has digitized nearly 15,000 pages from two of Ohio’s German-American newspapers: the Tägliches Cincinnatier Volksblatt (“People’s Daily Journal”), 1914-1918 (available on Chronicling America), and the Columbus Westbote ... more

  • A Life and Character Peculiarly Distinguished: Deborah Sampson in the Revolutionary War

    In the United States, many of us grow up learning about the heroes of the Revolutionary War, including such names as George Washington, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and others. But what about the unsung heroes? For instance, how many people think about the women who fought in the war? One ... more

  • A Great Moral Curiosity!

    On today’s date, October 20th, in 1848, a Shaker Family Concert took place in Fairfield County, Ohio, that promised quite the spectacle. As seen in the program at right, the event that took place at E. Meyers Hall featured representatives from the Society of Shakers of New ... more

  • Broad Spheres of Gold

    “And thy life be as sweet, and its last sunset sky/ Golden-tinted and fair as thy own Pumpkin pie!” — From “The Pumpkin,” by John Greenleaf Whittier The poet, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, wrote in Locksley Hall, “In spring a young man’s fancy lightly ... more