Portal:Local history/Digital collection

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About the Digital Collection
The Digital Collection includes links to images of churches, schools, businesses, and residences. In addition, local historian Harry S. McClarran has agreed to loan us some photos from his extensive collection to add to the Wiki. In honor of his years of work, we have an entire section on Wiki devoted to his collection.
Photographs of Dan Ackerman
Dan Ackerman has graciously agreed for the library to share many of his photos through the Wayne County, Ohio Online Resource Center. If interested in obtaining a copy for distribution or publication, please contact Dan Ackerman. He reserves the rights to the photographs.
Photographs of Harry S. McClarran
Harry S. McClarran has graciously agreed for the library to share many of his photos through the Wayne County, Ohio Online Resource Center. If interested in obtaining a copy for distribution or publication, please contact Harry S. McClarran. He reserves the rights to the photographs.
Digitized Books
Some books have been digitized as part of the Wayne County, Ohio Online Resource Center. These are not completely indexed but some limited descriptions of what may be found on each page. They will be completely indexed as time permits. Some include:
Scanned Documents
There are many scanned documents found on the Wayne County, Ohio Online Resource Center. Some include Family Bibles, Directories, and Newspapers.
Images of People
This needs populated. Images will be divided into identified and unidentified photos. It is the desire of the department to have the unidentified photos identified in time.
Wooster Digital History Project
The Wooster Digital History Project was started in 2013. Selected students from the College of Wooster spend several weeks during the summer compiling information on different aspects of Wooster history and share their results through this project.
Other Resources
The Wayne County, Ohio Online Resource Center is limited in scope. To assist with the social history of your family, there are many other resources that may supplement your research. Some that include digital information pertaining to Ohio include: