If you are looking some primary sources, try searching the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository. The site contains descriptions for over 700 archival collections at 46 institutions in Ohio including large universities, small colleges, community colleges, museums, historical societies, public libraries, and special libraries. Guides to over 200 collections at the University of Cincinnati’s Archives and Rare Books Library and the Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions are also available through this database. Additional finding aids are added every day.
Researchers can search by keyword or browse by subject or contributing institution. Each finding aid follows a standardized format and researchers will find a description of the collection, the date span of the collection, the size of the collection, and contact information for the institution holding the collection. Some finding aids provide even more detailed information such as a list of the individual boxes and folders in the collection, background information on the creators of the collection, and even links to online exhibits or digital copies of items in the collection.
For more information on any of UC’s archival collections or for assistance navigating the database, please contact the Archives and Rare Books Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-556-1959 or the Winkler Center at 513-558-5120. If you are unable to find the information you are seeking on the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository, don’t despair. The records may exist, but no description has been added to the repository yet. Contact one of UC’s archivists for assistance in locating other archival material.