As part of Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s mission to create a more open and transparent government, the office of the Treasurer of State is pleased to partner with the State Library of Ohio to present an online compilation of Annual Reports published by the Treasurer’s office since the early 1800s.
This collaborative project leverages the technological capabilities of the State Library of Ohio to increase the accessibility of this historical collection to constituents, historians, and researchers. The Treasurer’s office is the first statewide agency to partner with the State Library of Ohio to facilitate the digitization and preservation of an entire collection of printed reports, some of which are showing signs of wear after one or two centuries.
The Treasurer of State is the statewide elected official that is responsible for the investment, protection, and management of the State’s money. Each year the office publishes an Annual Report that discusses the office’s achievements during the previous year and contains financial statements for the various accounts managed by the Treasurer. Although publication of an Annual Report is now required by Section 149.01 of the Ohio Revised Code, the history of the Treasurer publishing an annual report predates the enactment of the Revised Code and can be traced all the way back to the early days of Ohio’s statehood.
Today's reports are published annually but this has not always been the case. Early in the history of the Treasurer's office, reports were published biennially. Later, changes to fiscal periods led to what appears to be irregularities in publishing history. Although the State Library of Ohio does not have a full run of this title, we do have a nearly complete collection and are pleased to present that collection in digital format.
To view thumbnails of all of the items in the collection, please select the "Browse Collection" tab above, or click here. Items may be viewed in your browser window and may also be downloaded or printed.