OHIO Archives

Ohio University Libraries Archives & Special Collections

  • Contributing Manuscript Collection Info to Wikidata

    Screenshot of a catalog record for a Kishio Suga publication with the expanded knowledge panel highlighted in yellow.

    By Greta Suiter, Manuscripts Archivist, Ohio University Libraries. This post is the first of three posts about adding collection information to Wikidata. Wikidata is the largest linked open data, open knowledge project in the world. There are millions of items in Wikidata. Each item has a Q number to identify it and is described with […]


  • Not Your Model Minority: An Archival Collection of Asian American/Pacific Islander Organizations in Athens

    Alexis Karolin stands to the right of signage for the Robert E. and Jean R. Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections

    Alexis Karolin is the spring 2022 Mahn Center intern. She graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in History from the Honors Tutorial College along with a certificate in Asian Studies and a certificate in Law, Justice, and Culture this spring. Here she reflects on her experiences learning about archives, how the internship took two years […]


  • Day in the Office: Behind the Scenes Digitizing Mahn Center Posters

    Pile of University Archives posters prior to image capture in Digital Initiatives.

    By Ellie Roberto, Digital Collections Social Media Editor, BA in Journalism 2022   There’s a great deal of hard work going on behind the scenes in the archives department at Ohio University Libraries. The day-to-day tasks of OHIO Libraries student workers and staff bring our unique physical collections to life through the Digital Archives. Digitization, […]


  • “Poetry from the Heart” by Jack W. Wamsley

    Typewritten poem in black on white background "I LOVE SNAKES"

    By Greta Suiter, Manuscripts Archivist, Ohio University Libraries The slim publication “Poetry from the Heart” by Jack W. Wamsley is located in the William D. Herron collection on Ohio University alumni and staff (MSS48) – a unique set of materials collected by Herron, documenting his fellow Ohio University alumni and the city of Athens. This […]


  • Student Project: The Decline of Cursive

    Image shows the title view of the digital exhibit: The Decline of Cursive and the Subsequent Inaccessibility of History by Judinya Thwaites-Brevik

    The Decline of Cursive: A Digital Exhibit by OhioLINK Luminaries Intern Judinya Thwaites-Brevik The Mahn Center was thrilled to welcome OhioLINK Luminaries Intern Judinya (Nya) Thwaites-Brevik for a seven-week rotation to start off the spring 2022 semester. Nya is a sociology major in the Honors Tutorial College, minoring in psychology and political science with a […]


  • Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (+ archives!)

    collage of news clippings of Gladys Bailin - portrait, leading a dance class, dancing with Murray Louis, and a program from the Henry Street Playhouse, and images from a professional photography shoot featuring Bailin in a dance pose.

    By Greta Suiter, Manuscripts Archivist, Ohio University Libraries On Wednesday, March 30th from 10am – 4pm, Ohio University Libraries is hosting a virtual Wikipedia edit-a-thon celebrating National Women’s Month! Info on event at Ohio University Libraries website Dashboard for event Art+Feminism is a community organizing project that “leads a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign that teaches […]


  • Welcome to OHIO archives News!

    Exterior of the Vernon R. Alden Library with snow on the ground and one figure

    Welcome to the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections staff blog! Posts feature a look at the variety of work staff, student workers, and interns do in the Mahn Center, Digital Initiatives, and Preservation. Content is written by staff, student workers, and interns to encompass a variety of voices and perspectives. On this platform […]


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Archives (1) Asian American and Pacific Islander (1) Cursive (1) Digital Archives (2) Digital Exhibit (1) Gladys Bailin (1) Internship (2) Jack Wamsley (1) Lynn Johnson (1) Ohio University (2) Poetry (1) Posters (1) Robert Bigley (1) Student Project (2) Transcription (1) Wikidata (1) Wikipedia (1) William D. Herron Collection (1)