• The First Lady of American Cinema

    In honor of Women’s History Month, today’s post features Lillian Diana Gish, a native Ohioan whose career as an actress, director and writer spanned most of the 20th century, from around 1899 through 1987. She was born in Springfield, Ohio, on October 14, 1893, to Mary ... more

  • The Law of the Land: Chief Justice Morrison Waite

    Today we continue our profiles of U.S. Supreme Court justices from Ohio with Morrison Remick Waite, the seventh chief justice of the nation’s highest court. Waite was born in 1816 in Lyme, Connecticut, where his father was an attorney and later became chief justice of the Supreme ... more

  • Signs of Spring on Ohio Memory

    The official start to spring is just under two weeks away, although much of Ohio has been experiencing spring-like weather off and on for weeks now already. To celebrate the coming start of the new season, let’s take a look at some of the signs of spring you can find ... more

  • Part of the American Epic: Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson

    If you’ve watched any television in the past twelve months, or read any newspapers, or consumed media of any kind, you have probably heard of the award-winning film Hidden Figures. The film is based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s 2016 book of the same name, which tells the story of ... more

  • Quaker Oats: “The Easy Food”

    Some of us remember our parents insisting that we eat a good breakfast because it’s “the most important meal of the day.” Did you know that one of the most successful breakfast food companies in the country started right here in Ohio? What we now know as the Quaker ... more

  • The Law of the Land: Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase

    With a U.S. Supreme Court nomination in the news recently, this seems like a good time to look at the history of our nation’s highest court. Since the Supreme Court met for the first time in February 1790, ten justices have been either Ohio residents at the time of their ... more

  • Wilbur H. Siebert Collection Now Open!

    Have you heard the news? In years past, the Wilbur H. Siebert Collection on Ohio Memory–full of fantastic primary and secondary resources related to Siebert’s research on the Underground Railroad–has been made available without its regular subscription cost for the month ... more

  • The Voice of the People–President Woodrow Wilson

    February 3rd marks the anniversary of the death of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States. An advocate for democracy and world peace, Wilson led the country through World War I and endorsed the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted suffrage in federal elections to American ... more

  • How to Grow Younger

    Each time period, culture and person has a unique idea of what makes something or someone beautiful—as the saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” But no matter what specific qualities are used to define beauty, humans have undoubtedly been preoccupied ... more

  • Ohio and the Space Race

    Did you know there’s a NASA research facility in Ohio? On January 23, 1941, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics broke ground on a new research facility in Cleveland, Ohio. The committee, also known as NACA, was established in 1915 to oversee U.S. aviation research, and ... more