Ohio History Periodicals: Magazines, Historical Journals & Newspapers


The publications below are in two sections; ‘Magazines and Journals’, and ‘Newspapers’. See the right column for more info about this website.


Magazines and Journals

The American Pioneer; a monthly periodical …

Cincinnati: J. S. Williams
Vols 1 & 2, Jan 1842 to Oct 1843 Go to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2

(title continued) ” … devoted to the objects of the Logan Historical Society; or, to collecting and publishing sketches relative to the early settlement and successive improvement of the country”

The Logan Historical Society was established in several counties of southwestern Ohio. These two volumes appear to constitute the complete run of this early Ohio historical magazine. Although neither the volumes nor the individual monthly issues have tables of contents, each volume has a subject and name index at the back.

Annals of the Early Settlers Association of Cuyahoga County

Cleveland: Early Settlers Association of Cuyahoga County
Vols. 1-9, 1880-1921Go to Periodical


Journal of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio

Cincinnati: Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio
Vol 1, Parts 1 & 2, 1838-39Go to Periodical


Bulletin of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio

Cincinnati: Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio
Vols. 1-21, 1943 to 1963Go to Periodical


Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin

Cincinnati: Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio
Vols. 22-40, 1964 to 1982 Go to Periodical


Ohio History Periodicals

The Fire Lands Pioneer

Norwalk, OH: Firelands Historical Society
Original series Vol. 1-13, 1858-78; New Series Vol. 1-22, 1882-1921Go to Periodical


Cleveland Town Topics

Columbus: Ohio Magazine Pub. Co.
Vol. 1-6, 1887-1890Go to Periodical

(title continued) ” … A weekly review of Society, Art and Literature”


The Hesperian; or, Western Monthly Magazine. A Monthly Miscellany of General Literature, Original and Select

Columbus: Nichols
Vols. 1-3 1838-39Go to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2|Go to Vol 3


The Ladies’ Repository: a monthly periodical, devoted to literature, arts, and religion

Cincinnati: Methodist Episcopal Church
Volume 1 – Vol 36 (Jan 1841- Dec 1876)Go to Periodical


Ohio History Periodicals

Northeast Ohio Journal of History

Akron: University of Akron
Vols. 1-8 (2002-2013)Go to All

“The Northeast Ohio Journal of History is a refereed, interdisciplinary periodical specializing in research pertaining to Northeast Ohio and the surrounding region.”

Northwest Ohio History

Maumee, OH: Lucas County/Maumee Valley Historical Society
Vols. 76-80, 2008-13 Go to Periodical

See the Chronological Index below.

Northwest Ohio Quarterly

Maumee, OH: Lucas County/Maumee Valley Historical Society
Vols. 1-37, 1937-1965Go to Periodical

See the Chronological Index below.

Ohio History Periodicals

Chronological Index to Northwest Ohio History, formerly Northwest Ohio Quarterly: January 1929 to Annual 2004

Maumee Valley Historical Society. 2008
Go to Periodical

The two journal titles indexed here can be found above.

The Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly

Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society
Vols. 1-43, 1887-1934Go to Periodical

The Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly was published under that name through Vol. 43. The name was then changed to the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly for Vols. 44-63, after which the name was again changed, to The Ohio Historical Quarterly. After Vol. 70 the name became Ohio History. All volumes (1-113) are available at the same web site, maintained by the Ohio Historical Society.

The Ohio Cultivator, a Semi-Monthly Journal, devoted to the Improvement of Agriculture & Horticulture …

Columbus, Ohio: M. B. Bateham
Various volumes 1849-1860Go to Periodical

(title continued) “… and the Promotion of Domestic Industry, Illustrated with Engravings of Farm Buildings, Implements, Domestic Animals &C.

Ohio History Periodicals

Ohio History. The Scholarly Journal of the Ohio Historical Society

Columbus, OH: Ohio Historical Society
Vols. 1-113, 1887-2004Go to Periodical

Please see the note atThe Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly, above.

The Ohio Magazine

Columbus: Ohio Magazine Pub. Co.
Vol 1-4, 1906-1908Go to Periodical


Ohio Valley History

Cincinnati: Cincinnati Museum Center and The Filson Historical Society
Vols 1-6, 2001-6Go to Periodical


The “Old Northwest” Genealogical Quarterly

Columbus, OH: “Old Northwest” Genealogical Society
Vols. 1-15, 1898-1912Go to Periodical


Ohio History Periodicals

The Quarterly Journal and Review

Cincinnati: L. A. Hine
Vol. 1, 1846Go to Periodical


Papers of the Ohio Church History Society

Oberlin: Church History Society
Vol. 1-12, 1890-1901Vols 1-7|Vols 8-12


The Quarterly Publication of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio

Cincinnati, OH: University of Cincinnati Press
Vols. 1-18, 1906-23Go to Periodical


Queen City Heritage

Cincinnati: Cincinnati Historical Society
Vols. 41-57, 1983-99Go to Periodical


Ohio History Periodicals

Western Literary Journal and Monthly Review

Cincinnati: Robinson & Jones
Vol. 1, 1845Go to Periodical


The Western Messenger

Louisville, KY: T. H. Shreve
Vol. 1, 1835-6Go to Periodical


Western Pennsylvania History

Pittsburgh: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Vols. 1-92, 1918-2009Go to Periodical

This was initially published as the Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine and in the 1990s as Pittsburgh History. Subjects covered in some articles are relevant for the entire Ohio River Valley or for other areas that extend beyond Western Pennsylvania.

Ohio History Periodicals

Western Reserve Historical Society Publication

Cleveland: Western Reserve and Northern Ohio Historical Society
No. 1-104, 1870-1922Vols 1-84, 92-104|Vols 85-91

In the 1870s the society was known as the Western Reserve and Northern Ohio Historical Society.

Western Review and Miscellaneous Magazine: A Monthly Publication devoted to Literature and Science

Lexington, KY
Vol. 1-4, 1819-1821 Go to Periodical

The ‘tracts’ are papers published by the Western Reserve Historical Society from 1870 to 1877. Some of the titles from the volume with the first 36 are:

-Battle of Frenchtown, Michigan, January 1813
-First White Child in Ohio
-Ancient Earth Works of the Cuyahoga Valley, with illustrations
-First White Settlers in Ohio
-War of 1812
-Archaeological Frauds
-Col. Bradstreet’s Expedition, 1764
-Northwest Territory – Discovery and Ownership (by James A. Garfield)
-Relics of the Mound Builders
-Historical and Pioneer Societies in Ohio
-Western Reserve – Origin of Title
-Bison or Buffalo in Ohio





Newspapers

The Anti-slavery Bugle

New Lisbon, OH
1845Go to Periodical


Ohio History Periodicals

The Centinel of the North-Western Territory

Cincinnati
Nov 1793 – May 1796Go to Periodical


Gallipolis Journal

Gallipolis, OH.
July 4, 1850 forwardGo to Periodical


Oberlin Evangelist

Oberlin, OH
Nov 1838 – Dec, 1862Go to Periodical


Ohio History Periodicals

The Ancestor Hunt – United States Online Historical Newspaper Links – Ohio

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The Ancestor Hunt is a very large site with a page of newspaper links for each U.S. state. The Ohio page has numerous links to free historic newspapers and includes links to individual newspapers within major collections such as the Library of Congress American Memory, Ohio Historical Society’s African-American Experience in Ohio 1850-1920, and Ohio State Library’s Ohio Memory Project.

For more online collections of U.S. historical newspapers, see: Section 071.1 United States in Newspapers: Free Online Collections

National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio Wiki

Columbus: Ohio Historical Society
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Maintained by the Ohio Historical Society. Dozens of Ohio newspapers are available online here, arranged by region and containing histories for each newspaper.

Ohio’s Digitized Newspapers

Ohio Memory
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This site has links for (as of July 2015) 175 newspapers on “Chronicling America” and “Ohio Memory”, which can be sorted by city, county, region, or time period.


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