Learn more about the online Manuscripts collections:
Photographs, patient newsletters, Inquest of Lunacy records, annual reports, and archival documents from the former Athens Mental Health Center, which opened as the Athens Lunatic Asylum in 1874. Covers 1868-1991. Access through CONTENTdm.
Video oral histories of soldiers and guardsmen who served with the 1st Division of the U.S. Army from 1944 to 2009. Interviews conducted in 2009. Access through CONTENTdm.
Letters, diaries, and other American Civil War-era documents from soldiers and families across Ohio. Access through CONTENTdm.
Barnett Hook (1845-1926) of McArthur, Ohio, advertised himself as one of "only four men in the United States who teach embroidery." Needlework, postcards, photographs, and other documents. Access through CONTENTdm.
Select items and general holdings from manuscript collections covering a wide range of materials and topics, many with a local Athens or southeastern Ohio connection. Currently includes photographs of people, places and local industry. Access through CONTENTdm.
Promotional and visual material documenting the careers of Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis, two leaders in American Modern Dance. Includes photographs, sketches, and performance posters. Access through CONTENTdm.
Scrapbooks ("Range Books") documenting unique features of Athens County, Ohio by township, including cemeteries, Native American mounds, schools, mining sites, and more. Contains photos, maps, clippings, text. Access through CONTENTdm.
Letters, memos, essays, and reports by E.W. Scripps (1854-1926), an American newspaper publisher and founder of The E.W. Scripps Company and United Press news service. Includes photographs documenting the Scripps family. Access through CONTENTdm.
Audio files and transcripts of broadcasts from Don Swaim's radio program Book Beat, primarily from the 1980s, featuring hundreds of contemporary authors including Nobel, Pulitzer, and Booker Prize winners. Access through CONTENTdm.