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ODN Item of the Week: Strobridge Lithography Co. Circus Posters

Lithography is a printmaking technique, developed in the 1700s, based on the properties of oil and water. A water resistant medium is applied to a smooth surface such as stone or a metal sheet and the surface is treated with an acidic liquid that etches the uncovered areas, leaving the artist’s original design available to […]

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ODN Item of the Week: The GOHI Collection

It’s June and that means Pride Month, a time when we can celebrate LGBTQ+ accomplishments and culture, and honor the memory of those who have fought for equality in years past. Gay Pride celebrations began to be held regularly in June to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising, an event prompted by a police raid of the […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Passage to America

You’ve seen I Am Not Your Negro, the award winning documentary film based on the writings and life of James Baldwin, but did you know that Baldwin was both a writer-in-residence and visiting professor at Bowling Green State University? Forty years ago, Baldwin was invited to present a lecture at the university, and it turned […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Crestview School 1926 Yearbook

School yearbooks can be used for family genealogy, but are a great resource for local history research as well. This week we are looking at a 1926 school yearbook from Columbus’ Crestview School, “The Crest-View-Point”. Part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Columbus and Ohio Yearbook Collection, the Crest-View-Point includes photos of students and faculty from […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Guidebook for Ohio Legislators

Have you ever gotten a job and been handed a training manual on your first day? Well guess what, the legislators of Ohio have that, too! Thanks to the Legislative Service Commission, incoming members of the Ohio General Assembly have a guide that not only informs them of the history of government in Ohio and […]

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