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Research Resources

Supplementary resources to aid with architectural research are also digitized, including scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Find resources being developed for this digital library below, as well as photograph collections with useful architectural images.

Toledo Firms Over Time

Architectural firms change name over time as the named partners found a new firms, join a firm, or retire or resign. These timelines provide reference for the changes present as Toledo-area firms evolved and changed over time. This information was found by referencing Toledo city directories.

Scrapbooks and Monographs

Materials are selected from the Local History and Genealogy department collections and digitized to supplement the digitized architectural drawings to assist in research. This includes books from the Blade Rare Book Room collection, scrapbooks, vertical files, and more.

Photograph and Image Collections

The Library has digitized a number of collections of photographs, negatives, postcards, and more which can be useful in conducting architectural research.

Outside Resources

Resources that were not generated and are not maintained by the Toledo Lucas County Public Library are included here that may be useful for architectural research. These materials are used by staff members in the Local History and Genealogy department when doing research on materials made available through this digital library.

Ohio Memory

The "Architecture of Northwest Ohio" is a digital library with items that point to the full records stored in Ohio Memory with complete metadata and all digitized images for the record. This repository interface is also available to browse directly if preferred.