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The finding aids for selected video 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 video 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.

V1 - WBNS-TV (Columbus, Ohio) Film Collection - News documentaries and human interest stories (1950s-1970s).

V4 - Blue Cross of Central Ohio Film Collection - Medical insurance and medical issue related films (ca. 1940s-ca. 1960s).

V5 - Ohio High School Athletic Association Film Collection - Class A, AA, and B basketball, track, wrestling, and cross country state finals and semi-finals (1950s-1970s).

V6 - Ohio Adjutant General's US Air Force Film Collection - Military and civil defense related titles (ca. 1950s).

V11 - Ohio Office of Civil Defense Film Collection - Civil defense films (ca. 1940s- ca. 1950s).

V12 - Michael V. DiSalle Audiovisual Collection - Films of DiSalle's gubernatorial campaigns and photo-opportunities during his term as governor, including speaking engagements and tours around the state (ca. 1958-ca. 1962).

V13 - John Bricker Film Collection - Ohio Republican politics and personalities, as well as Civil defense and Cold War military preparedness titles (ca. 1950s).

V14 - American Red Cross (Franklin County, Ohio Chapter) Film Collection - Disaster and disaster preparedness and recovery related films (ca. 1960s).

V15 - Ohio Department of Development, Ohio Development & Publicity Commission Film Collection - Films on travel and recreation in Ohio (1953-1969).

V16 - Ohio Department of Education Ohio Travelog Film Collection - Films highlighting travel sites and opportunties in Ohio (ca. 1940s-ca. 1960s).

V17 - Warren G. Harding Video Collection - Newsreels of Warren Harding immediately prior to assuming the presidency, during his term up until the time of his death, and including his funeral (ca. 1920-ca. 1923).

V18 - Ohio State Highway Patrol Film Collection - Films relating to the operations of the State Highway Patrol (1950s-1960s).

V20 - Standard Oil of Ohio (SOHIO) Ohio Heritage Film Collection - Educational films on Ohio history topics (1968).

V21 - Ohio Forestry Association Film Collection - Films relating to the Ohio Forestry Association and its interests (ca. 1960s).

V23 - Ohio AFL-CIO Film Collection - Right-to-work informational films and television spots (1958).

V24 - Ohio American Revolution Bicentennial Advisory Commission Film Collection - Films and videotapes relating to the celebration of the bicentennial of the American Revolution (ca.1976).

V25 - Ohio Federation of Republican Women Film Collection - Films related to political and governmental issues, including Communism, government waste, and voter apathy (1950-1966).

V28 - Ohio Bureau of Employment Services Video Collection - Films pertaining to work and job related issues (ca. 1960s).

V29 - Ohio Department of Natural Resources Video Collection - Films relating to Youth Conservation Corps and the Civilian Conservation Corps activities (1975-1979).

V30 - Ohio Manufacturers Association Video Collection - Films produced and received by the Ohio Manufacturers Association primarily related to production and manufacturing (ca. 1950s-1960s).

V31 - Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Women's Services Division Video Collection - Videotape recordings of Women's Recognition Day ceremonies (1978-1981).

V35 - Federal Glass Company Audiovisual Collection - Promotional and advertising films featuring Federal Glass Company glassware (ca. 1960s-ca. 1970s).

V38 - Ohio Bell "Ohio Story" Video Collection - Educational films on various topics of relating Ohio history and the economic and cultural atmosphere of Ohio (1945-1962).

For questions on the Audiovisual Collections, email

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