Are You Looking for Some Primary Sources?

In the library, 1950If 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. Continue reading Are You Looking for Some Primary Sources?

RefWorks, a Bibliographic Management Tool, Adds RefShare, a New Sharing Module

RefWorks is a Web-based personal bibliographic management service that enables users to electronically collect, manage, and organize bibliographic information and full-text articles.  RefWorks also facilitates the research report and manuscript composition process by automatically creating in-text citations, footnotes, and bibliographies in nearly 2,000 different output styles.  In short, RefWorks can save countless hours of time spent on resources management and manuscript or report production. 

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Fair Housing in Cincinnati: The Records of Housing Opportunities Made Equal

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In 1969, Mrs. Estelle Busch attempted to rent an apartment in Avondale, but was unable to secure an appointment to view the property.  A short time later Mrs. Ruth VanDerzee viewed the apartment and was assured her deposit would be accepted.  Mrs. Busch was black.  Mrs. Vanderzee was white.[1]

In 1990, Joanna Ahlers attempted to acquire an apartment for herself and her two children in Milford, Ohio.  An apartment manager told Ahlers that a 2 bedroom apartment would be available soon, and Ahlers offered to put a deposit on the apartment.  When the manager discovered that Ahlers had children, she told Ahlers that she was not renting to families with children and refused to rent the apartment to her.[2] Continue reading Fair Housing in Cincinnati: The Records of Housing Opportunities Made Equal

Libraries Awarded NEH Grant to Digitize the Correspondence and Photographs of Albert B. Sabin

Albert SabinThe University of Cincinnati Libraries have received a $314,258 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize the correspondence and photographs of Albert B. Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine and distinguished service professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Research Foundation from 1939-1969.

The primary source documents to be digitized include 35,000 letters totaling 50,000 pages of correspondence between Sabin and political, cultural, social, and scientific leaders around the world. Also included will be 1,000 photographs documenting the events and activities worldwide that were part of Sabin’s crusade to eradicate polio.

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Barbara Ramusack Papers in the University Archives

Professor Emerita of History Barbara Ramusack has donated her professional papers covering the years 1958-2009 to the University Archives. Ramusack began teaching at UC in 1967 and served as professor, graduate studies director, head of the Department of History, and Charles Phelps Taft Professor of History, teaching in the areas of Women’s Studies and Asian Studies, with a research focus on India. Additionally, she served on a multitude of departmental, university, and professional committees. She retired on September 1, 2009 after 42 years of service to the University. Continue reading Barbara Ramusack Papers in the University Archives