Urban Studies Collection
The Irish in Cincinnati (Under Construction)
The Zozimus Project: Documenting International and Urban Buskers (Under Construction)
The Urban Studies Collection documents the development of the city in 20th
and 21st century America, particularly in Greater Cincinnati, which serves
as a case study area. By providing a topical focus for the gathering of materials
related to urban life, the collection furthers research into the process of
urban life and culture.
Collecting centers on politics, planning, housing, labor history, neighborhood change and activism, and the arts. In recent years, there has been an emphasis on the role of sports and leisure in the urban sphere, including the politics, economics and sociology of ballpark and arena construction, and the history and socio-cultural place of sport in American life.
Significant collections include the records of Alfred and Gilbert Bettman, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Better Housing League, the McNamara Brothers labor activists, the Cincinnati Council of the AFL/CIO, the Eugene Ruehlmann Papers, Housing Opportunities Made Equal, the Cincinnati Park Board, the Cincinnati rapid transit records, and subject files on American sport and recreation.
- Urban Studies Resources
- Cincinnati History Resource Links
- 19th Century Medical Terminology
- Cincinnati Medical History
- Former Schools and Colleges in Cincinnati - 19th century
- Report of a Workshop on the Southern Mountaineer in Cincinnati, 1954
- Historical Cincinnati Maps
- Clifton Magazine
- Hamilton County Ohio Citizenship Records, 1837-1916
- Hamilton County Ohio Wills, 1791-1901
- The Paoletta Opera and the 1910 Cincinnati Exposition
The Ballot Box - a look at election processes in Cincinnati and Hamilton County
- Gemutlikeit, Schnitzelbank, and Kitsch: German American Caricature in Vintage Postcards
- The McNamara Brothers
- Old St. George Church: 1868-2008
- Turnfest - Gut Heil! The 1909 Cincinnati German Turnfest and Urban Sport - an exhibit.