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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

ffSchool 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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ODN Item of the Week: Monsignor Joseph Jessing

John Joseph Jessing was born in Prussia (now Germany) in 1836. His father died when he was only 4 years old, so Joseph spent many hours of his childhood working in a printing shop to help support his family. The skills he learned in the printing industry would prove vital, but he had always wanted […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Northwest Library

Have you visited Northwest Library in Columbus? Opened in 1996, it is the first library in Ohio to be jointly operated by two library systems – Worthington Libraries and Columbus Metropolitan Libraries. The two systems came together on this project because of the overlap in service area between the two communities. Construction for the branch […]

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