Category Archives: Local History

Digital Spotlight: Miami County Manumission Record, 1834

In 1804, the Ohio General Assembly enacted the Ohio Black Codes to govern black and mulatto people living in the state. Under these Codes, free blacks and mulattos were required to register at their local court, proving they were free … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: C. J. McLin, Jr., Materials

We are pleased to announce a new exhibit about Clarence Josef “C.J.” McLin, Jr., is now on display in our reading room. The majority of the exhibit comes from the recently donated State Representative Clarence Josef “C.J.” McLin, Jr., Papers (MS-640). … Continue reading

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I Learned it in the Archives: Women’s Rights Activism Runs in Steinem Family

We are currently in the process of reviewing collections for women’s suffrage and women’s rights materials to potentially digitize to help commemorate the upcoming women’s suffrage centennial (2020). Martha McClellan Brown (1838-1916) was active in the temperance and women’s rights … Continue reading

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