New Arrivals · Ohio Travel/History

May 18, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Best of Cincinnati.

May 17, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio : Published by CityBeat
v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.

Historic Cincinnati

May 17, 2017
Cincinnati Historical Society. Crosley Foundation Education Service.
Cincinnati, Ohio : The Society, 1966?
14 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
This pamphlet is more historic in content than its successor of the same title which includes some history with descriptions of historic areas.
Cover title.

Fips, bots, doggeries, and more : explorations of Henry Rogers' 1838 journal of travel from southwestern Ohio to New York City

May 4, 2017
Rogers, Henry, 1806-1896.
Granville, Ohio : McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co., ©2012.
viii, 146 pages : illustrations ; 18 x 23 cm
Section I. 1838 -- Prologue -- Henry Rogers' Journal -- Starting Out -- Columbus -- Eastern Ohio -- Virginia and Western Pennsylvania -- Maryland -- Eastern Pennsylvania -- Trenton and Hunterdon County, New Jersey -- City Living -- Conclusion -- Expansions -- Section II. 2003-2009 -- Following in Henry's Footsteps -- Epilogue -- Appendices.

Where the river burned : Carl Stokes and the struggle to save Cleveland

April 26, 2017
Stradling, David, author.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2015.
xv, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Introduction : the crisis in the urban environment -- What will become of Cleveland? -- Hough and the urban crisis -- Downtown and the limits of urban renewal -- Policy and the polluted city -- The burning river -- From earth day to ecocity -- Epilogue : what became of Cleveland -- Notes -- Bibliographic essay -- Index.
In the 1960s, Cleveland suffered through racial violence, spiking crime rates, and a shrinking tax base, as the city lost jobs and population. Rats infested an expanding and decaying ghetto, Lake Erie appeared to be dying, and dangerous air pollution hung over the city. Such was the urban crisis in the "Mistake on the Lake." When the Cuyahoga River caught fire in the summer of 1969, the city was at its nadir, polluted and impoverished, struggling to set a new course. The burning river became the emblem of all that was wrong with the urban environment in Cleveland and in all of industrial America. Carl Stokes, the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city, had come into office in Cleveland a year earlier with energy and ideas. He surrounded himself with a talented staff, and his administration set new policies to combat pollution, improve housing, provide recreational opportunities, and spark downtown development. In Where the River Burned, David Stradling and Richard Stradling describe Cleveland's nascent transition from polluted industrial city to viable service city during the Stokes administration. The story culminates with the first Earth Day in 1970, when broad citizen engagement marked a new commitment to the creation of a cleaner, more healthful and appealing city. Although concerned primarily with addressing poverty and inequality, Stokes understood that the transition from industrial city to service city required massive investments in the urban landscape. Stokes adopted ecological thinking that emphasized the connectedness of social and environmental problems and the need for regional solutions. He served two terms as mayor, but during his four years in office Cleveland's progress fell well short of his administration's goals. Although he was acutely aware of the persistent racial and political boundaries that held back his city, Stokes was in many ways ahead of his time in his vision for Cleveland and a more livable urban America.

Visit historic Piatt Castles : Castle Piatt Mac-A-Cheek, one of Ohio's outstanding historical homes.

April 26, 2017
West Liberty, Ohio : Piatt Castles, [1956?]
1 sheet (6 unnumbered panels) : illustrations, map ; 24 x 30 cm, folded to 24 x 11 cm
Item is a long sheet of stiff ivory paper, accordion folded to 6 panels.|5OC
Cover title.
A brochure describing the history of the Piatt Castles, Castle Piatt Mac-A-Cheek and Mac-O-Chee Castle, and the Piatt family that built and inhabited them.

Butler County : an illustrated history

April 12, 2017
Crout, George C.
Woodland Hills, CA : Windsor Publications, 1984, ©1983.
127 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm
"Produced in cooperation with the Butler County Historical Society."
"Partners in progress by Thomas Grant and Ercel Eaton": p. 95-120.
Butler County beginnings -- Fort Hamilton and early settlement -- Along the old canal -- Down on the farm -- Business and industry develop -- Spirit, mind, and body: the growth of local institutions -- Entertainment, sports, and recreation -- Butler County: a century of change -- Partners in progress / Thomas Grant and Ercel Eaton.

History exposed

March 28, 2017
Rehmeyer, Julie, author.
San Francisco, CA : Condé Nast, 2010.
pages [124-129] : illustrations ; 28 cm
This article by Julie Rehmeyer discusses the Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 that is housed in the Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection.
"Riverboat workers. Drawn curtains. Clock faces. In 1848, a set of daguerreotypes captured a stunning detailed panorama of bustling middle America. Zoom in and the past comes to life"--Caption.

Ohio legends. Volume 1

March 22, 2017
Wilson, Jeff, author.
Vandalia, Ohio : Jeff Wilson, [2017?]
147 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Cover title.
"A collection of all that is odd and remarkable about the Buckeye state! Look inside and see all the weird history, legends, folklore and trivia they don't teach in school!"--Back cover.

Ohio legends. Volume 2

March 22, 2017
Wilson, Jeff, author.
Vandalia, Ohio : Jeff Wilson, [2017?]
148 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Cover title.
"A collection of all that is odd and remarkable about the Buckeye state! Look inside and see all the weird history, legends, folklore and trivia they don't teach in school!"--Back cover.

Over-the-Rhine walking tours. A, Washington Park.

March 16, 2017
Cincinnati : Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation, [1979?]
1 sheet (8 unnumbered panels) : illustrations, map ; 22 x 51 cm, folded to 22 x 11 cm
Covers included in pagination count. Item is a long sheet of stiff tan paper, accordion folded to 8 pages.|5OC
"With the support of the Ohio Arts Council"--Back panel.
A walking tour of the Cincinnati Over-the-Rhine neighborhood containing information on landmarks such as Washington Park, Memorial Hall, Cincinnati Music Hall, Nast Trinity Methodist Church, and First English Lutheran Church.

Over-the-Rhine walking tours. B, Findlay Market.

March 16, 2017
Cincinnati : Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation, [1979?]
1 sheet (8 unnumbered panels) : illustrations, map ; 22 x 51 cm, folded to 22 x 11 cm
Covers included in pagination count. Item is a long sheet of stiff gold paper, accordion folded to 8 pages.|5OC
"With the support of the Ohio Arts Council"--Back panel.
A walking tour of the Cincinnati Over-the-Rhine neighborhood containing information on landmarks such as Findlay Market, Glass Alley, Phillippus Church, and the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company.

Over-the-Rhine walking tours. C, Walnut and Main.

March 16, 2017
Cincinnati : Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation, [1979?]
1 sheet (8 unnumbered panels) : illustrations, map ; 22 x 51 cm, folded to 22 x 11 cm
Covers included in pagination count. Item is a long sheet of stiff beige paper, accordion folded to 8 pages.|5OC
"With the support of the Ohio Arts Council"--Back panel.
A walking tour of the Cincinnati Over-the-Rhine neighborhood containing information on landmarks such as Turner Hall, the American Building, Old St. Mary's Church, and the Germania Building.

Over-the-Rhine walking tours. D, Sycamore to Pendleton.

March 16, 2017
Cincinnati : Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation, [1979?]
1 sheet (8 unnumbered panels) : illustrations, map ; 22 x 51 cm, folded to 22 x 11 cm
Covers included in pagination count. Item is a long sheet of stiff blue paper, accordion folded to 8 pages.|5OC
"With the support of the Ohio Arts Council"--Back panel.
A walking tour of the Cincinnati Over-the-Rhine neighborhood containing information on landmarks such as Salem German Evangelistic Reformed Church, the former Woodward HIgh School building, the St. Paul's Church building, and the former Gambrinus Stock Company Brewery complex.

Ohio in photographs : a portrait of the buckeye state / by Ian Adams & Randall Lee Schieber ; text by John Fleischman.

March 14, 2017
Fleischman, John, 1948- author.
©2017
xiv, 280 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Northeast -- Southeast -- Southwest -- Northwest -- Central.
Showcasing the work of two of the state's leading landscape photographers, Ohio in Photographs presents a rich array of places and people, from serene hiking trails and Dayton's Huffman Prairie to shining downtown riverscapes and the riotous colors and figures of an unconventional Fourth of July parade. Ian Adams and Randall Lee Schieber give us iconic and unique images that capture the true texture of life in Ohio today. Adams and Schieber divide the work into five regional chapters framed by introductions by John Fleischman. Each of Ohio's eighty-eight counties is represented in photos that capture scenes from urban to rural: natural areas, historical sites, public gardens, cultural and sports events, workplaces, and more. Ohio in Photographs is a can't-miss for any Ohioan at home or away.--COVER.

This is Ohio : Ohio builds the future : the state that is rich in industry, agriculture, recreation, history and education.

December 19, 2016
Columbus, Ohio : Ohio Development and Publicity Commission, [1953?]
27 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Cover title.

100 things to do in Cincinnati before you die

November 28, 2016
Pender, Rick, 1949-
St. Louis, MO : Reedy Press, [2016]
xiii, 146 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Food and drink -- Music and entertainment -- Sports and recreation -- Culture and history -- Shopping and fashion -- Suggested itineraries -- Activities by season.

Membership cards of the Hamilton County, Ohio Chapter of the Gold Star Mothers. Volume 1

November 2, 2016
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County], 2016-2017.
volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 30 cm
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and Gold Star Mothers documents regarding the deaths of United States military personnel who were killed in action.
Cover title.
[Vol. 1.] A to L -- [v. 2.] M to Z.
American Gold Star Mothers formed a Hamilton County Chapter on October 19, 1946. Each card provided membership information about each mother. The back of the card provided information about their sons' name and rank, branch of service, date of death, serial number, and other information. This became the beginning point for further research.--Introduction.

The Cincinnati commercial. Saturday, December 7, 1878 : Triple sheet.

November 2, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Commercial Publishing Co., 1878.
8 pages on 1 sheet (both sides) ; 116 x 82 cm folded to 62 x 41 cm folded to 31 x 41 cm
Library's copy is untrimmed (pages three to ten are printed on both sides of one sheet).
Library's copy imperfect: lack pages 1-2, 11-12.

The Exposition pageant : The official journal.

November 2, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio : Exposition Pageant Publishing Co., [1882?]
8 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 62 x 43 cm folded to 31 x 43 cm
Library's copy imperfect: torn at fold at center.

[Norwood, Ohio mayor's office : scrapbooks].

October 28, 2016
[Norwood, Ohio], [1945-1975]
4 volumes : illustrations, portraits ; 28-44 cm
Title supplied by cataloger.
Chiefly clippings and photographs from the local paper, collected during the terms of mayor R. Edward Tepe and terms of city solicitor and mayor, Joseph W. Shea, Jr.
[Vol. 1.] Nov. 6, 1945-Jan. 5, 1948 -- [v. 2.] Jan. 1948-Nov. 5, 1953 -- [v. 3.] March 4, 1957-Dec. 8, 1960 -- [v. 4.] Feb. 6, 1975-Dec. 2, 1975.

Declassified documents concerning the deaths of various military personnel from Hamilton County, Ohio killed in action in World War II

October 24, 2016
Hughes, Raymond George, compiler.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County], [2016]-
volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 30 cm
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and declassified military documents regarding the deaths of United States military personnel who were killed in action during the second world war. Contains items found in the library's Fold3 database by Ancestry.com.
Loose-leaf in 3-ring binder(s).
George M. Armstrong -- Kenneth O. Banfield -- Richard F. Beasley -- William W. Bower -- Lawrence E. Carney, Jr. -- Leslie O. Davis -- Robert H. Drennan -- Jerome F. Eisenman -- Anthony W. Geiser -- Robert J. Gunther -- Edward F. Hautman -- Harold H. Hemer -- James F. Hochadel -- Deneal Hoffman -- Nathaniel Hoffman -- Robert W. Horton -- Raymond H. Huge -- Robert A. Kist -- Paul E. Langdon -- Walter P. Langdon -- Francis E. Reagan -- Elmer H. Rundy -- Urban J. Schroder ; Edward F. Kenney -- Melville E. Schultz -- Richard E. Smith.
Gold Star Mothers from the Hamilton County Chapter had provided information about the deceased including name and rank, branch of service, date of death, serial number, and other information. This is a beginning point of this research.--Introduction.

Annual manual : the local's guide to living in Cincinnati.

October 7, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio : Published by CityBeat
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Title from cover.
Copies in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room have original printed wrappers.

America's first black socialist : the radical life of Peter H. Clark

October 3, 2016
Taylor, Nikki Marie, 1972-
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2013]
308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Launcing a life -- Voice of emigration -- Voice of purpose -- "The silver tongued orator of the West" -- Voice of equality -- Radical voice -- Voice of dissent -- Voice of betrayal -- A still voice -- "A painted life": Autobiography and historical memory.
"In pursuit of his foremost goal, full and equal citizenship for African Americans, Peter Humphries Clark (1829-1925) defied easy classification. He was, at various times, the country's first black socialist, a proponent of the Republican Party, and supporter of the Democrats."

Fallen Timbers : the US Army's first victory

September 30, 2016
Winkler, John F., 1946-
Botley, Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2013.
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

Making things better : Dan Brooks' thirty years as a small city mayor

September 30, 2016
Dikeman, Rick A., author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2016?]
256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"As a professional architect, Dan Brooks realized his childhood dream to design buildings. But his belief in working to make a community better by offering his time and energy in countless small ways motivated him to design solutions for his city's government as well. Persuaded to run for mayor, he couldn't believe that he won, but he stayed in office for 30 years... Under his leadership, North College Hill, Ohio was named one of the top towns in the United States,where homes are affordable and the best place in Ohio to raise kids."--Page [4] of cover.

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