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Then-and-Now Photography Challenge, Week 3 of Social Distancing
Safely explore the natural splendor of our community, while enjoying a break from your home.
Then-and-Now Photography Challenge, Week 1 of Social Distancing
Safely explore the natural splendor of our community, while taking the opportunity to take a break from your home.
New Tools Available for Exploring Our History
Enhancements to the Library's website allow for searching across digital collections, browsing by time period and exploring a map full of rich content.
Exploring Toledo Through Its Architecture
"Architecture of Northwest Ohio," a digital library devoted to sharing and preserving Toledo's rich architectural heritage, hit a milestone of uploading its 100th unique commission.
Postcards from Frogtown: Exploring the Ken Levin Postcard Collection Online
A massive collection of colorful vintage postcards were recently donated to the Library. Continue reading to learn more about this unique collection documenting Toledo history all the way back to the 1890s.
Samuel Milton “Golden Rule” Jones, Toledo Mayor and Progressive Businessman
Samuel M. Jones is still remembered 100 years later for his tenure as a prominent businessman and mayor in Toledo, Ohio.
New Options for Interacting With Our Digital Content
The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library has loaded a number of digitized books onto Internet Archive as an alternative means of accessing them. We also shared all the metadata about our digital collections as open data, which is now accessible through GitHub.
Northwest Ohio Wartime Correspondence Digital Exhibit
A new digital exhibit showcasing letters written by Civil War and World War I soldiers to their friends and family back home.
Digital Exhibit Showcasing Teenage Views on Literature From the 1960s
A new digital exhibit showcasing book reviews done by students in the 1960s with links to revisit these classics is now available on the Library website.
Historical Images, Right in Your Twitter Feed
Get a fresh historical image of Toledo, Ohio delivered to your Twitter feed every day by subscribing to @tlcpldc.
Become a Part of Toledo’s History!
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has launched a program to collect photos from the public to be preserved as part of our local history collections. Contribute your photos (physical or digital) to become a part of Toledo history.
Toledo Streets Newspaper Archive Now Available
The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library has partnered with Toledo Streets, the local nonprofit news organization that helps those experiencing poverty with the opportunity to economically empower themselves. The first 74 issues of the newspaper are now available online through the Library.
Knowledge Wins: Highlighting TLCPL’s World War I Poster Collection
Exploring the stories behind notable World War I posters in our digital collection.
Our Online Toledo Troopers Exhibit is Growing!
Check out the newest additions to our Toledo Troopers online exhibit, thanks to a donation of several unique items from former Toledo Troopers player Beverly Severance.
New Digital Photos and How to Decorate With Them for Cheap
The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library works to make our materials available as widely as possible by scanning books, maps, architectural drawings and photographs. They are made available through our partnership with Ohio Memory - here are some photo collections added in August.
Using Archival Content to Affordably Decorate Your Home
Explore ways to use DPLA to affordably decorate your home.
Toledo Jewish News is Now Online!
Learn more about Jewish history in the Toledo area by exploring our newly updated Digital Collections of Northwest Ohio, which now includes the Toledo Jewish News.
Preserve Your Personal Story: Veterans
Do you have analog photos, letters, and documents that you wish were digital? We’re here to help! Bring your materials and Preserve Your Personal Story here at TLCPL. Continue reading to learn more.
Digitizing Local School Yearbooks
Think you escaped your bad yearbook photos? Think again! Many library and archives are digitizing school yearbooks, TLCPL included, and even if you do not want to see your yearbook photos ever again, they are a great resource for genealogy research.
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