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Donating to the Ohio History Connection Collections


Print Materials

Books, newspapers, periodicals and ephemera with a strong relationship to Ohio's history that will be useful to our researchers.

Consideration is given to materials that are bound, indexed and sensibly arranged.

Selection is guided by our Printed Materials Policy.

We DO NOT accept the following:

Photocopies of original materials


Single issues of newspapers (unless historically significant to Ohio)

Materials that are dirty or in disrepair

Electronic publications

Current Collecting Priorities for Print Materials

While we will give consideration to all print materials related to Ohio’s history, limitations on storage space and staff time for processing and cataloging requires us to focus on collecting print materials that are not currently well represented or enhance the strengths of existing collections.

Current areas of interest include:

Under Represented Communities, such as the LGBTQ plus community and New American communities

American Indian nations that have historical connections to the land we now call Ohio

Ohio women's activism from the 1800s and 1900s through the present day

Ohio artists, including visual artists, writers and musicians

Ohio’s natural history and archaeology

New scholarship that utilizes Ohio History Connection collections

Ohio government publications lacking in the current collection

Ohio newspapers on microfilm lacking in the current collection

Ephemeral items that illustrate the life and work of Ohioans

Ohio-related print materials for children and young adults

Recent Additions to Print Materials