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ODN Item of the Week: Josephinum Viewbook

We’ve written about the World’s Columbian Exposition (aka the World’s Fair or Chicago World’s Fair and Chicago Columbian Exposition) before, so you know it was full of a dizzying array of exhibits and demonstrations. One of those was the Catholic Educational Exhibit, where representatives from dozens of seminaries, nunneries, schools, and dioceses across the country represented […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Rush Creek Village

Did you know that Central Ohio is home to a community filled with houses inspired by the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright? Worthington’s Rush Creek Village began construction in the 1950s, under the inspiration and dedication of Martha Wakefield, a Columbus native and art and philosophy student at The Ohio State University. Upon discovering Wright’s […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Letter from Virginia Shewalter to Roberta Shewalter

Thanks to the work of the West Chester Historical Society and MidPointe Library, a large and thorough collection of World War II era letters have been made available online. Virginia Shewalter, native of Dayton, served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and then the Women’s Army Corps between 1942 and 1945. She spent time in training […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Dark Elegies

Founded in Akron in 1968, the Ohio Ballet began nationally touring in 1974 and continued to imbue both the city of Akron and the region with the magic of dance until 2006 when they closed. Heinz Poll and Tom Skelton formed the dance company from Poll’s students at the University of Akron, but it grew […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Founded at Cornell University in 1906 with a Kent State University chapter taking shape in 1958, Alpha Phi Alpha is the first African American focused intercollegiate Greek-lettered fraternity. Its founders are known as the Seven Jewels, and its aims are “Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love For All Mankind”. The fraternity has been open to men of […]

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