Avondale Neighborhood Archive (2021 – present)

Welcome – Avondale Neighborhood Archive is a crowd-sourced archive of the documents, objects, and stories about Cincinnati’s Avondale neighborhood. This project is a part of the Avondale Neighborhood History Initiative (ANHI),  a partnership between the Avondale branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton CountyAvondale Development Corporation, and the University of Cincinnati’s Center for the City. We documents the individual lives, memories, and experiences that have together made Avondale a special place to so many.

avondale heroes mural depicting important figures and streets

The Bearcat Memory Project (2017 – present)

logo for bearcat memory project. black square with white writing

Institutional memory cannot be understated, and it cannot be forgotten. The University of Cincinnati (UC) today is only as good as the people who worked there. The Bearcat Memory Project is a digital repository for the oral histories of its emeriti faculty designed to strengthen ties between the emeriti, the university, and its students.

New Deal Neighbors (2018)

Greenhills, Ohio, was designated a National Historic Landmark in the summer of 2017, and celebrated its 80th anniversary in the spring of 2018.  To commemorate these important events and celebrate the early history of the Village, the Greenhills Historical Society partnered with the University of Cincinnati’s history department. UC’s spring 2018 Public History Practicum course, taught by Dr. Tracy Teslow and doctoral student Anne Delano Steinert, created the New Deal Neighbors oral history project.

green logo that says New Deal Neighbors: oral histories of greenhills, ohio

Public History in the Wild (2018 – present)

Public History in the Wild” is an assignment designed to teach students to see their worlds through the lens of a public historian. In this project, students:

  1. Practice writing for a public audience
  2. Practice writing exhibit and label text
  3. Learn to read your environment like a public historian
  4. Become familiar with local history
  5. Learn a content management system

The West End Digital Archive (2019 – present)

n the 1940s, the City of Cincinnati slated a predominately African-American neighborhood for demolition as part of an industrial redevelopment plan and urban renewal. When the Federal Highway Act passed in 1956, Cincinnati planners displaced over 25,000 citizens for the construction of I-75. The West End Digital Archive houses a community-based digital archive of objects significant to current and former West End residents.