Located in the basement of Legacy Library, this collection is a very important depository of material dealing with the early history of Ohio. The flagship collection is the papers of the Ohio Company of Associates which was the first land granting company in the state. Numerous other collections relating to the city of Marietta and early Ohio pioneers can also be found in Special Collections. This collection also houses the archives and records for Marietta College. No material in this part of the library circulates and items will have to be used on site during designated hours.
This is the the main access point for resources that are a part of the print and virtual collections in Legacy Library. The catalog can provide access to resources dealing with the history of Marietta and Washington County many of them dealing with buildings and architecture.
The Archives/Library of the Ohio Historical Society is the official repository for records and material of historical value for the state. The website provides links and a good introduction to the collections, projects, and services offered by the library. This repository will have rich access to books, pamphlets, newspapers, a large part of the state archives, and significant numbers of manuscripts and audiovisual material. While some of the material may be available through inter-library loan channels, the bulk of rare and manuscript materials would have to viewed on site at the library.
Catalog of books and other materials held in Ohio college and university libraries.
OhioLINK Library Catalog is a combined catalog of over 7.8 million books and other library materials from many of Ohio's universities, colleges, community colleges and the State Library of Ohio. OhioLINK's design allows you to transfer a search from your local library catalog to the OhioLINK combined catalog with the touch of a button. The OhioLINK catalog provides immediate access to the library holdings of the whole system, including current availability status. Requested books and other materials are delivered to your library within a few days. Catalog entries for electronic books and journals link directly to those resources.
This site is a general guide to the resources held at the Washington County Historical Society. The society archives has a large collection of photographs of buildings located in Marietta and the rest of the county. Most of the material will have to viewed onsite at the societies facility.
The Washington County Public Library maintains an archival collection on 418 Washington Street in Marietta. While geared to family history research, this facility is rich with material for those interested in broader local history. Particular collection strengths would include photographs, local business records, census material, and online newspaper and genealogical resources. The primary focus is Washington County, but the facility also has resources dealing with the rest of the nation and selected European countries. Items in this collection will have to be viewed and used onsite at the archives facility.
The Washington County Recorder's Office keeps official records on titles, deeds, liens and other documents needed to prove ownership or interest in land. For researchers this can be valuable to tracing patterns of ownership and land use. The office has a searchable database of deeds and other documents going back to 1996. Earlier documents will need to viewed in print at the Recorder's Office on 205 Putnam Street in Marietta.
This resource is a link to selected digital images of Marietta streets, local architecture, businesses, and portraits of
local people. The digital resource is attached to the main collection that are housed in Special Collections in the basement of Legacy Library. Fischer contains over 14,000 photographs and films providing a powerful visual record of Marietta in the early 20th century.
The Marietta College Photograph Collection is a part of the college archives providing a visual historical record of the institution dating back to the mid 19th century.
This collection contains pictures of students, faculty, events, buildings, and campus scenes that largely span the development of the college.
Ohio Memory is an ongoing project between the Ohio Historical Society and numerous library and manuscript collections to create a visual archive of images dealing with the state's heritage. This collection currently contains over 26,000 items and free access is provided for researchers that use the collection.
Large-scale street plans of Ohio communities, produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867-1970.
Sanborn Historic Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Sanborn Maps show the outline of each building including the location of windows and doors together with street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. These maps are heavily used in both public and academic libraries by a wide range of researchers including local historians to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities, and environmentalists concerned about impact of new developments.
Index, abstracts, and full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study.
Academic Search Complete , designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for Amore than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. This scholarly collection offers full text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
Index and abstracts of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.
America: History and Life is the index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present, this database is an important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. The database also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.
Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK) includes the full text of more than 7000 online research journals covering many subject areas. Most electronic indexes available to the Ohio academic community link from article citations to the full text in the EJC.
Includes the complete archives of many core scholarly journals. They have been digitized, starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800s. New titles and fields are being added regularly.
JSTOR is an interdisciplinary archive for the older content of selected academic journals. It contains retrospective material for more than 1,000 core scholarly journals across the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and sciences. The journal coverage starts with volume 1 issue 1 and includes all previous titles. More recently published issues (the past three-to-five years) are generally not available as part of JSTOR.
This is a guide to Marietta area newspapers for which the college library has issues on microfilm in special collections. The guide has three sections that include an alphabetical, chronological, and a miscellaneous listing of newspapers. Users should be cautioned that this source doesn't provide subject access to the content of these newspapers.
Marietta Time Newspaper. Special Special Collections Microfilm Call # AN2.M3
The longstanding local newspaper for the city of Marietta and Washington County.
The Marietta Times is a local newspaper serving Marietta and surrounding communities in Washington County. Special Collections in Legacy Library has a large run of the newspaper going back into the 19th century. Many of the articles in the times contain information about many local buildings, businesses, and residences.