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The finding aids for selected photograph collections in this listing will be added shortly to the Ohio Historical Society's Web site. Continue to check this site as additional finding aids will be added on a regular basis.

Use of many of the photograph collections requires an appointment. Please call (614) 297-2544, email, or write (Archives/Library Division, Audiovisual Section, 1982 Velma Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211) to make an appointment.

P2 - Charles E. Ruthenberg Collection - Ruthenberg family and Socialist activities especially in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio (1897-1928).
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P5 - James Edward Saunders Collection - WVKO (Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio radio station) activities and publicity photographs of African-American entertainers and sports figures (1940-1974).
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P6 - Frank Washburn Jennings Collection - Cyanotypes of South Central Ohio (especially Hocking County area) towns and the mining and railroad industries in the area (ca. 1885-ca. 1910).
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P10 - Barnhardt Family Photograph Collection - Family photographs in and around Marysville, Union County, Ohio (ca. 1875- ca. 1925).
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P11 - Richard W. Leist Collection - Germany, Belgium, and France photographs and photographic postcards dating from the close of and immediately after World War II (1945).
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P15 - Henry Howe Collection - Photographs and drawings of communities in Ohio used in Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, second edition, as well as photographs of New Haven, Connecticut; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and scenic West Virginia rivers (ca. 1803-ca. 1880s).
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P17 - Boy Scouts. Central Ohio Chapter Collection - Activities and portraits (ca. 1940s-1970s).
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P19 - Asa M. Beaver Collection - Pataskala, Licking County, Ohio and Eugene, Oregon family photographs, as well as portraits of relatives from various other locations (ca. 1860- ca. 1910).
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P21 - Players Club of Columbus (Ohio) Photograph Collection - Production, backstage, and portraits of a Columbus theatre group (1920s - 1960s).
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P245 - Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch Collection - Columbus events, landmarks, buildings, street scenes, and people (ca. 1890-ca. 1970).
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