First compiled and produced by publishers and subscriptions agents for area residents and patrons, these original histories represent difficult-to-find materials. Included in this collection of 305 titles are tables and lists of vital statistics, military service records, municipal and county officers, chronologies, portraits of individuals, and views of urban and rural life not found anywhere else. The atlases provide additional information on land use and settlement patterns and scarce early town and city plans.
State and local history - in the form of statistics, chronologies, and directories - helps researchers better understand the people, places, and issues of any area. This everyday connection to history is important to researchers whether they know the area well or are studying the region for the first time. From a curricular standpoint, the study of state and local history provides transferable skills and frames of reference that will apply to the further study and appreciation of history.
County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Ohio provides vivid portraits of people, places, and events, putting the state's local history into current context with the examination of demographic, social, and cultural transformations. Use this collection to support research in areas such as regional studies, social history, genealogy, economics, and business.
"The content of Archives Unbound makes it an excellent resource for students doing research in political science, history, or ethnic studies, as well as multidisciplinary research. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers." --Choice, March 2011