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History: Local History

Primary Sources for Ohio

Cincinnati State Books

Most of the books on Cincinnati history may be found in the 977.1 range, but those focused on specific topics (such as labor, music, or politics) may be found in other parts of the collection. Below are listed a few of the books that you may find helpful, but you can use the "Finding Books" tab to find additional ones. Books can be checked out with your Surge card for a period of 3 weeks & may be renewed online.

Cincinnati History Library

Located in the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati History Library & Archives has been collecting & preserving local materials since 1831. Before you visit, you will want to review their Library Rules and check their hours of business. Some materials are available online via their Popular Topics page, including documents & images related to the topics listed below.



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