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All Available Subject Guides
This guide was created to assist those searching for historical information about Upper Arlington and the surrounding areas, and it highlights the unique and varied collection of the Reference Department at the Main Library.
As always, stop by, email, or call the Reference Librarians at (614) 486-3342 if you would like more information about researching Upper Arlington history.
The library's Online Databases in most cases are available for use at home with your UA library card number and PIN. Please note: Links to our databases open in a new window or tab in your browser.
- Norwester Yearbooks
- Norwester Magazines
- Thompson Family Archives
- Miller Family Archives
- Historical Images
- City and Village Documents
- Wall of Honor Recipients
- Historical Maps
More historical databases that may prove useful when researching UA history:
Copies of the following books on the history of Upper Arlington are always available for use in the Reference Department, and a limited number of copies are available for checkout. Follow the catalog links for availability.
Microfilm of local newspapers, available for use in the Reference Department of the Main Library:
- Upper Arlington News (September 1954 - April 2012)
- Citizen Journal (1980 - 1985)
- Columbus Dispatch (1969 - January 2013)
- Tri-Village News (1930-2012)
Current issues and some back issues of local newspapers available for use in the Reference Department, with titles including:
Some issues of these magazines are available for checkout; most older issues are held in storage in the Reference Room of the Main Library. Check the catalog links for more holding information.
Upper Arlington and Ohio Collections
The Ohio Room houses the UA Library's collection of books about Upper Arlington, Columbus and Ohio.
Digital Index of major articles in local publications like Upper Arlington This Week, Columbus Monthly, Columbus CEO, Timeline and Ohio Magazine. Searchable by a Reference Librarian at the Main Library. Call or stop by for more information.
Upper Arlington Pamphlet File
Newspaper clippings, booklets, documents, etc. related to Upper Arlington, divided into topics such as Biography, Events, Businesses, City Council, Schools, Parks and Recreation, and more. Located in the Reference Department in the lower level of the Main Library. See a Reference Librarian for assistance locating and searching in this collection.
These recommended websites are chosen by a Reference Librarian as reliable sources of information when researching the history of Upper Arlington and the surrounding area:
- UA Archives
- UA Archives Facebook page
- City of Upper Arlington
- Upper Arlington Historical Society
- Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society
- Columbus Neighborhoods
- Columbus Memory
- Franklin County Auditor Property Search