Welcome to the Cincinnati History Library and Archives, formerly the Cincinnati Historical Society Library.
The Library has been collecting and preserving materials relating to the Greater Cincinnati area since 1831.
We collect books, pamphlets, maps, photos, manuscripts, films and sound recordings. More info
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Cincinnati History Library and Archives
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
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Archives and Manuscripts * New Interface *
Manuscript Registers (older version)
Photographs* New Muster Collection photos *
An online exhibit in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday
J. P. Ball, African American Photographer
From Seed to Flower (Botanical Collection)
Guide to 20th Century African American Resources
Index to Local History Resources
Ohio Civil War Monuments
Cincinnati FAQ's and Popular Topics
View photos from our historic photograph collection on the Getty Images web site.
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