• Croatian Newspapers Now on Chronicling America!

    Two newspapers documenting Croatian-American history in Ohio and surrounding areas are now freely available and full-text searchable (in Croatian) on Chronicling America! Cleveland Radnička Borba, 1941-1946 Youngstown/Pittsburgh Zajedničar, 1954-1959 Croatians were among the many ... more

  • Pattern Book Houses: Designing the American Dream

    Books on architecture and home design have existed since the Roman Empire, when an engineer named Vitruvius documented and published acceptable building methods and styles. In the sixteenth century, an Italian architect named Andrea Palladio published a series of books that included ... more

  • Talking About Chautauqua

    Starting tomorrow and continuing each Saturday in June, the Echoes in Time Theatre at the Ohio History Center will feature a performance of “Preaching, Music and Speechifying! The Lakeside Chautauqua,” and Ohio Humanities is gearing up for its 20th annual tour of Ohio ... more

  • “All For the People, and All By the People”–Lajos Kossuth’s Fight for Hungarian Independence

    In February 1852, Ohio Governor Reuben Wood’s message to the Senate and House of Representatives stated the following: Another subject of universal interest to the American people is the arrival of the Hungarian patriot upon our shores.  It has created an excitement, in the ... more

  • Lithuanian Newspaper Now on Chronicling America!

    Lithuanian immigrants arrived in Cleveland, Ohio, in two waves: the first was in the late 19th century, starting in 1871, and the second was during and after World War II. By 1920, there were between 10,000 and 12,000 Lithuanians in the city and along Lake Erie, with over 20,000 ... more

  • John Wesley Powell and the American West

    The United States Geological Survey was established in 1879 to classify public lands and study their geology and natural resources. The way it carried out this mission was largely shaped by its second director: an adventurer, scientist, and former Ohioan named John Wesley Powell. Powell ... more

  • The Men They Carried: Dogs in World War I

    With the Armistice Day Centennial only seven months away, Americans remember the sacrifices made by the men and women who served in World War I, as well as the hard work required on the home front to support the war effort. The quick mobilization and training of troops is certainly ... more

  • A Second Expedition into the Interior of Africa: The Journal of Hugh Clapperton

    The late 19th century was the beginning of a period of renewed European imperialism, specifically the Race for Africa. The Race for Africa refers to the competition between European nations over control of Africa and its resources, which ended in the division of the continent among the ... more

  • Slovenian Newspaper Now on Chronicling America!

    From the early 1900s through the 1990s, Cleveland was home to the largest Slovenian settlement in the United States. Immigrants from Slovenia began arriving in the city in 1882, with increased immigration during the periods of 1890-1914, 1919-1924 and 1949-1960. The first wave coincided ... more

  • The Madison Home: From a Grand Army to Ghosts

    Today’s Friday the 13th post focuses on the Madison Seminary and Home. Although today it is known for its resident “ghosts” and haunted tours, for more than a century it was home to students and to the families of Ohio veterans. The Madison Seminary was originally ... more