Add to Our Collections

Donors are the life-blood of every museum. As a local, county historical society, it is important to continually collect materials which add to our understanding of both the recent and distant past and all aspects of our various communities and inhabitants.

We continue to thank our donors and supporters for making this county historical society one of Ohio’s best local museums! The curators are available to help you with questions about how to care for your family treasures and are happy to talk to you about making a donation to our collections.

Between January and June 2015, the Clark County Historical Society has added the objects and archival material listed below to its permanent collection. We thank everyone for their continued support of our efforts to collect, preserve, and interpret our rich local history.

Architecture

2 albums- Clark State Performing Arts Center- Kuss Auditorium Construction
Assorted blueprints- Springfield City school buildings

Biography

WWII ration book
Raup-Mitchell Families Collection
Armstrong-Ingoldsby Collection
Report card
Ada Lewis Research Collection
Erter, Cartmell et al Families Collection
Belva Bell Collection
Roland & Maxine Matthies Collection
James A. Rhodes Memorabilia
Shouvlin Family History
Jody Gatten Collection
International Brotherhood of Bookbinders’ membership card

Commercial

Link-Helmuth Realtors Collection

Documents

Land deed

Education

SHS yearbooks
Wittenberg University yearbooks

Library

City and county directories

Manufacturing

Crowell-Collier Daily Engine Room Report
Bayley Company catalogs
Leffel & Company blotter
Boiler operators manual
Oliver Company article
Elliott Company booklets
O. S. Kelly Steam Traction Engine booklets (copies)

Military

Camp Sherman book
Transcript- General Patton’s Speech

Natural History

C. J. Brown Reservoir maps & history

Oversize

Rike’s Store architecture renderings- Home Furnishings Dept.

Photographs

Crowell-Collier Publishing Company- Earl S. Kleeberger Collection
Crowell-Collier Publishing Company- individual photographs
Springfield Post Office- Supervisors & Clerks- 1949
Improved Order of Red Men
Champion Chemical Co. retirees photograph album
Soap Box Derby photographs
Wittenberg University photographs
Center Street YMCA photograph
Assorted postcards
IH Groundbreaking Ceremony photographs
WWII photographs
Standing photograph album
Slides
Harvey Haddix photograph
Assorted photographs- several donors

Recreation

3 film reels- 1950 Springfield High School Basketball Championship Parade
Minuteman Day program

Religion

First Baptist Church directory

Scrapbooks

Business & Professional Women Scrapbook
Clarence Hawk Scrapbook & photographs
Pressmen’s Union Convention Scrapbook
Operation Christmas Child Scrapbook
17 Scrapbooks- Swonger Collection
Robert Roller Scrapbook

Objects

Slide rulers
Coin bank
United States flag- Mercy Hospital
Quilt
Assorted advertising pieces- several donors
Purity Ice Cream & Dairy Co. bottles
News-Sun composing table
United Commercial Travelers badge
Santa Suit- Rike’s Store
SHS Class of 1948 plaque
Souvenir brick- Continental Cable
Bicentennial paperweight
Drill Sergeant’s whistle
Coverlet & quilt
Snyder Park Golf Course sign
Home canning supplies
News-Sun newspaper boy’s jacket & article
Fulmer’s Market sign & documents
Kodak camera
Paint can opener
IH patch & computer card hook
Rulers & yardsticks
Raup & Raup Law Offices spittoon

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