Category Archives: Collections

Frigidaire and the Atomic Freezer

By Mitchell Dorsten, archives student worker & Public History graduate student Can a refrigerator protect you from a nuclear attack? In a controversial scene in Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Indiana Jones hides … Continue reading






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The Story of Clair W. Welty: WWI Pilot Trainer

A couple of weeks ago, Special Collections & Archives hosted a special tour for which all members of the staff were asked to select some of their favorite materials from the collections to share with attendees. When choosing my “favorites” in … Continue reading






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Archives Find: Civil War Bounty Request

By Andrew Clinard, archives student worker & Public History graduate student This document, issued through the Ohio Adjutant Generals Office in 1864, states that Sylvester Sroufe re-enlisted on January 1st, 1864, in Company D of the 12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry … Continue reading






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