The Columbus Ohio State News collection covers 1944-1952.
The Ohio State News was published weekly from 1935 to 1952 in Columbus, Ohio, and documented the city, state and nation’s African American community. Its masthead declared it the “First in Everything” and “Best for the People.” To that end, the News covered a variety of topics. Reports and editorials on events and significant issues, such as crime, the civil rights movement and politics, were regularly printed. The paper also covered local society and cultural news in depth. Readers could find information on social gatherings, religious events and news, sports, adults' and children’s social organizations, theatrical events and more. Photographs of locally- and nationally-known figures accompany many of the articles. In addition, the News dedicated space to local business and classified ads. The last known issue was published on September 27, 1952.
This project was funded by the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) in partnership with the Ohio History Connection. It can also be viewed in the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Columbus African American Collection of My History, the collaborative digital library of the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Columbus Historical Society.