In February 2019, Heterick Memorial Library staff began a project to highlight Black voices from the ONU community that are documented in the ONU Archives. It is our hope that this work will serve as a useful resource for all ONU students and community members who are interested in Black history, Ohio Northern history, and their impact on where we are today. Additionally, while this resource was made available with a small selection of materials, we envision that it will be updated as we continue our work to make historic materials that are reflective of our diverse community population accessible to everyone.
As an academic archives that strives to advance historical research and understanding of our shared histories, the ONU Archives is committed to representing digitized versions of historic materials as similarly as we can to the source materials. As a result digital files found here are a representation of the historic creation of their source material, and consequently can contain offensive text, images, or recordings.
Please contact the ONU Archives if you have any suggestions or questions about this guide, if you would like to visit the Archives, or if you have an interest in beginning a conversation about possibly donating historic materials to the ONU Archives.