Ohio History Journal

Ohio History was established in June 1887 as the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly. For more than one hundred years, the journal has published peer-reviewed articles and book reviews on topics spanning the political, military, social, economic, and cultural history of our region.


Published by the Kent State University Press since 2007, Ohio History was the scholarly journal of the Ohio Historical Society for more than 100 years. The journal is an essential tool for researchers of Ohio and the Middle West. We are pleased to make available to you online a comprehensive archive of the journal, including text, footnotes, and images published from 1887 to 2000. Beginning in spring 2010, the 2007 volume year will be added to the OHS online archive, with subsequent volumes to be added annually.

KSU Press will produce one print issue of the journal per year, beginning with the Spring 2007/Volume 114 issue. Please check the KSU Press website for updates. Authors who wish to inquire about submitting articles may contact the editor, Donna M. DeBlasio, Ph.D at dmdeblasio@ysu.edu.


The Ohio Historical Society is pleased to continue to provide a free and fully searchable online archive of Ohio History's issues spanning from 1887 through 2004. This archive is available thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN). For permission to reproduce material from this archive, please contact the permissions editor at ohiohistory@ohiohistory.org.

Following are a few key points to keep in mind while navigating this archive:

You can find information in a variety of ways. You may browse the alphabetical listings in the Index, search for a particular topic in the Index Search, or try a Full-text Search for more obscure subjects. You may also browse individual issues by Volume Number.

If you are a researcher citing a reference from Ohio History, please see Appendix A: Issue Dates and Pagination.

Sensitive Collections Statement

The Ohio History Connection Collections are comprised of many culturally significant materials. Some were created to be private or confidential and are now accessible as part of the historical record. Some contain offensive images, language or content which reflect the creators’ views or those of the period in which they were created, written or recorded. Many are not appropriate by today’s standards of respectful expression and actions. They serve as reminders of the importance of increased cultural competency, inclusion and equity.
We recognize our past role in promoting these perspectives, and we are working to ensure that the histories we preserve and interpret today encompass the experiences of all those who have called Ohio home. There is much work yet to do. Please view our new strategic plan to see where we are headed.
Please note that as part of our commitment to presenting American Indian perspectives, the Ohio History Connection complies with the directives of authorized tribal representatives regarding the public presentation of images and information from their ancestral communities. We do this in accordance with federal law and our American Indian Policy.