The Ohio History Connection’s History Fund grant program is one of the few grant programs in the state just for history projects, including the care of and access to archival material. The Ohio History Fund needs your help to make more grants. If you receive a refund on your Ohio income taxes, consider donating a portion of it to the “Ohio History Fund” tax “check-off,” line 26f on your state tax return.
Since the Ohio History Connection established it in 2012, the Ohio History Fund has made grants for 16 archives, library, and digitization projects, totaling more than $166,000. These include the digitization of oral histories about WWII at BGSU’s Center for Archival Collections (2018), the digitization of historic Butler County atlases held by the MidPointe Library (2013), and, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Archives, the processing of the papers of Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Jane Scott, who covered the rock music beat from 1952-2002 (2015). Continue reading