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Archives and Special Collections


OCPL Archives LogoThe Ohio County Public Library Archives and Special Collections Department collects and preserves unique primary source material that documents the history of Wheeling and the Upper Ohio Valley region. Archives material includes photographs, scrapbooks, personal and corporate archives, journals, letters, maps, prints, pamphlets, brochures, and advertising ephemera. The library is committed to making these materials available to researchers, educators and the general public through collection guides, digitization, exhibits, and other outreach activities.

➤ Access our full collection policy here.


The Ohio County Public Library Archives and Special Collections Department collects and preserves unique primary source material that documents the history of Wheeling and the Upper Ohio Valley region. The library is committed to making these materials available to researchers, educators, and the general public. 

➤ Access our full collection policy here.


HOW TO FIND ARCHIVES MATERIAL:

OCPL ArchivesArchives collections are organized by the person or organization that accumulated the records. Archivists organize the material and create finding aids, or indexes, which describe the creator of the collection and provide a detailed inventory of the contents. 

Finding Aids - Alphabetical by Creator
Finding Aids - Subject Guide   
➤ Finding Aids - Chronological [i.e. Wheeling in the 1920s]
Archives Vertical Files
Digital Collections
Catalog records [includes rare publications, books, etc.]


HOW TO GET STARTED:

Because of the unique nature of archival material, it is available for in-person examination by appointment only.  Though we have digitized a substantial online collection, what you see online reflects a small portion of our physical collections.  Whether you plan on visiting the library or conducting your research remotely, use these links to get started:

➤ Call 304-232-0244  
➤ Email the Archivist
Directions and library hours
Registration form
Use of Materials form


LINKS FOR MORE ARCHIVAL RESOURCES:

Resources for Educators 
Digital Collections
Maps of Wheeling
➤ Archiving Wheeling Blog



 
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➤ OCPL Home  

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