“WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS!! OUR FAMILY COLLECTION IS COMPLETE”. The Society’s family files have been sorted alphabetically, labeled, placed in archival sleeves and folders and stored in archival boxes.
UPDATE: As of December 31, 2022, the Archive Committee has purchased all supplies & equipment relating to the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board regrant monies through a grant from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission. We have been organizing, categorizing and placing in archival boxes all the records covered by the grant monies. We have finalized the labeling and placing categorized materials in archival sleeves, file folders and boxes for our over 250 Family Files. An inventory of Family Files has been placed on our website. This project is far more extensive than originally thought. We still have a lot of work to do. When you look at our before and after pictures, you can see we have been taking great care in preserving the historical materials for the present and future generations. Watch for our updates as we complete each phase.
We are a work in progress!
The Society is fortunate to have a large quantity of materials that have been generously donated. If you would like to donate to our archives, please contact one of the Archive Committee members. You can find our names & numbers listed on the Archive Research Request form. If you have a subject you would like to research, please fill out the Research Request form and we will be happy to assist you in your endeavors.
Current list of family names in the Olmsted Historical Society files.
The Archive Committee’s main goal is to follow our Olmsted Historical Society’s Mission Statement which is to “Preserve the Past and Present for the Future”. To this end, we are presently in the process of organizing our extensive historical family histories, letters, diaries, photographs, newspapers, community collections, local government items, reference library and much more. We will be preserving all our articles in archival quality folders, sleeves, and boxes. We eventually will be cataloguing and digitalizing our collection. Our purpose is to make our collections more accessible to its members, schools, community organizations and our citizens near and far. We will be moving from the overcrowded space where our collection is now held to the upstairs of the historical Thompson House which is currently being restored.
We are hard at work organizing and preserving the Society’s collection. We want to have a library setting for all to use for research and the enjoyment of learning more of the history of our local area and its citizens. Even though we are working on the Archives, please know that we are still available to help you with any research.
Fill out the “Archive Research Form” and we will be happy to contact you and help you with your research. The form is interactive. Add your information, save the document and attach it to an email sent to: email@example.com