History and Ohio State


Ohio State History

We are an academic department, but since so many people turn to us for information on the history of The Ohio State University we thought we'd provide a few links for those of you interested in the history of The Ohio State University and some of its traditions. There is an excellent summary on the University News site.

Also of interest may be the Ohio State Marching Band website, with information on the past traditions and members of the band.

History Department

You may be interested in A Brief History of the Department of History [pdf] by Francis P. Weisenburger. Written in 1969, this paper describes the establishment and early years of the department.

Other Historical Resources

The History Department and the Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching host several other sites:

As well as eHistory which features a variety of projects and source material including:

  • Official Records of the Civil War
  • Turn of the Century Columbus
  • History of the American Steel Industry and its People
  • Cartoons in United States History
  • The Ram's Horn
  • Coal Mining in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Clash of Cultures in the 1910s and 1920s
  • Immigration at the Turn of the 20th Century
  • Child Labor and Child Labor Reform in American History
  • The Ohio Dry Campaign of 1918
  • The Era of William McKinley
  • Lynching in America
  • 1912: Competing Visions for America

[pdf] - Some links on this page are to Adobe .pdf files requiring the use of Adobe Reader. If you need these files in a more accessible format, please contact seeger.16@osu.edu.