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Holy Harvest, Batman!

Thanks to the work of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, MidPointe Public Library, Kent State University, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and Dayton Metro Library, we’ve doubled our number of items in the Digital Public Library of America in just one harvest! If you didn’t already know, digital items from libraries […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Serpent Mound

Ohio’s Serpent Mound is the largest prehistoric effigy in the world, and a National Historic Landmark. First recorded and surveyed in the mid-19th century by settlers of European descent, it has not always been clear how old the Mound is and who created it. With several mounds from the Adena Culture nearby, it was a […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Taylorcraft wing construction with women

We’ve talked about Alliance, Ohio’s industrial past before, and this week we are taking a look at the drafting room of Taylorcraft Aviation Corporation. Located in Alliance from 1936-46, the company has taken on many names and forms since its original inception in 1926 as the Taylor Brothers Aircraft Corporation. Here we see a photograph […]

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ODN Item of the Week: The Gadding Vine and Wine List

Did you know that Kent State University is home to Ohio’s only degree programs for the production of wine? Their Ashtabula campus has programs in both viticulture (the cultivation and harvesting of grapes) and enology (the study of wines), and deep ties to the wine community in Ohio. In addition to hosting the Ohio Wine […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Family Research Guide

The ubiquity of DNA tests in both pop culture and genealogy circles means that more of us than ever are looking for resources to research our family histories. Your library has many tools to assist in this work, and thanks to DPLA we’ve got more more to add to the list – their Family Research […]

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