Launched in 2002, the Cleveland Memory Project is a highly collaborative online collection of images and other resources about the history of greater Cleveland and Northern Ohio. Hosted by the Michael Schwartz Library and drawing heavily upon its Cleveland Press Collection, Cleveland Memory includes material from many partnering area institutions. Currently offering over 67,000 images, and dozens of ebooks, we are constantly growing. Over 2,400 images have been added since January 2020 as our most recent partners - including John Carroll University, the Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and the Cleveland Police Historical Society - are working on adding their materials to the collection.
Last semester, Cleveland Memory had 476,385 total page views. These numbers reflect the loyal community of users our Cleveland Memory Project has built over the years. This not only broadens awareness of Cleveland State across the region and far beyond, but creates friends, supporters, and even volunteers, who now think of Cleveland Memory as "theirs", and of Cleveland State as an asset to the community.
by Bill Barrow, Head, Special Collections & Donna Stewart, Website Specialist