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Cleveland Digital Library (Local)
A digital collection of texts, maps, and images, as well as access tools for digital and non-digital works, all concerning the history of greater Cleveland and the Western Reserve region of northeastern Ohio. Supported and maintained by Special Collections in the Cleveland State University Library.

Cleveland Heights Historical Society (Local)
Dedicated to promoting the diverse character and traditions of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Enjoy photographs, stories, and historical accounts.

Cleveland Memory Project (Local)
A vast photo archive, a virtual reading room, a photographic reproduction service, and a showcase for our collections. Here serious researchers and casual browsers will find thousands of historical photographs, as well as a growing collection of ebooks documenting the history of greater Cleveland and the Western Reserve region of northeastern Ohio, its industries and its people. All this in a searchable database, updated daily and delivered via an award-winning interface. Explore Cleveland history through images and words.

Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (Local)
The World Wide Web edition of The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and The Dictionary of Cleveland Biography is sponsored jointly by Case Western Reserve University and the Western Reserve Historical Society. The site is maintained by Digital Media Services at CWRU. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and The Dictionary of Cleveland Biography are available in hardback editions, and can be purchased at the Western Reserve Historical Society, the CWRU Bookstore, and other select bookstores.

Ohio Memory Project (Local)
The mission of the Ohio Memory Project is to provide access to historical treasures of Ohio, bringing together primary sources from all parts of the state in an online scrapbook.

The Buckeye Chronicles (Local)
The Buckeye Chronicles, presented by The Lakewood Historical Society, explores the regional cultural landscape with vignettes of Ohio history–its people and places. This site is hosted by the Lakewood Public Library.

Tremont History Project (Local)
A community-based project in which students at Cleveland State University study Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood through oral histories. The project represents a collaboration between the department of history at CSU, Tremont West Community Development Corporation, and the Ohio Canal Corridor.

Western Reserve Historical Society (Local)
In 1867, the Western Reserve Historical Society was founded to preserve and present the history of all of the people of northeast Ohio. Today, it is the largest privately supported regional historical society in the nation.

Women in History (Local)
“Living Vignettes of Women from the Past” is a website highlighting prominent national and local women of significance. Lakewood Public Library provides this online resource that spans over 300 years of historic women and their accomplishments.

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