Allen County Ohio History Resources

R OHIO 015.771 G

Charter, Stephen.  Guide to Local Government Records at the Center for Archival Collections.  Bowling Green State University, 1992.

Description: Listing of Local government offices, courts, and school records on Microfilm that are kept at Bowling Green State University’s Center for Archival Collections. Allen County is the first chapter.

 

R OHIO 016.3520771 H

Historical Records Survey.  Guide to County Archives of Ohio v.II. Columbus, Ohio, 1936.

Description:  Outlines the history of land claims and surveys as it relates to the formation of the counties in Ohio and Allen County specifically. It also explains the responsibilities of the various local government offices/agencies in Allen County.

 

R OHIO 016.9771 BEL

Bell, Carol.  Ohio Genealogical Periodical Index: A County Guide. Bell Books, 1987.

Description: Provides lists of publications that have genealogical information for all Ohio Counties. The listing are divided up by County

 

R OHIO 027.4 BAU

Baughman, Ruth.  Fifty-Three Years of Progress. Western Reserve University, 1954.

Description: A graduate student’s research paper. It gives the history of the city of Lima. The history of schools in Ohio and Lima and the development of library services in Ohio and Lima Specifically.

 

R OHIO 027.4 CAR

Carmean, Phyllis.  History and Development of Bookmobile Service in the Lima (Ohio) Public Library. Florida State University, 1959.

Description: A graduate student’s research paper on bookmobile service for the Lima Public Library in Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 027.4 CAR

Carnes, Helen.  A History of the Lima Public Library and the Lima Library Association. Allen County Historical Society and the Lima Library Association, 1974.

Description: Briefly explains the history of the formation of library services in Ohio starting in 1853. This provides the background for the formation of the Lima Library Association and the development of library services in Allen County.

 

R OHIO 027.4 HAR

Harshe, Cloe.  Lima Public Library Extension Services. Western Reserve University, 1955.

Description: A graduate student’s research paper. A history of the development of library services in the City of Lima and Allen County.

 

R OHIO 071 MIT

Mitchell, John.  When Freedom came to Lima. Kansas State University, 1959.

Description: A graduate student’s research paper. This document studies the Lima newspaper situation between 1956-1959 when the Lima News was to be sold to the Freedom Newspaper Group.

 

R OHIO 305.8 TIM

Gilbert, Judith.  A Time of Crisis, A moment for Art: Sojourn Theater and the Lima Senior High Dialogue Project. Animating Democracy, 2008.

Description: A project created by Lima Senior High School and Sojourn Theater to provide an artistic means by which young people and parents in the Lima/Allen County community could have a dialogue about the Police shooting of a biracial mother of six children in January, 2008)

 

R OHIO 305.896 HEN

Henderson, Dennis. Stratification of the Black Working Class: Lima Ohio. Harvard College, 1979.

Description: A student’s research paper. A history of the black population in Lima Ohio.

 

R OHIO 312.09771 EIG

Leech, Phyllis.  1840 Census Allen County Ohio. 1996.

Description: Genealogy resource for finding your ancestors for First Families of Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 338.476657 NEL

Nelson, Martha.  100 Years of Natural Gas. 100th Anniversary Celebration Committee, 1987.

Description: A history of West Ohio Gas Company and the development of natural gas operations in the Lima, Ohio area.

 

R OHIO 338.7 LIM

Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce.  Who’s Who in Northwest Ohio. 2000.

Description: A directory of area businesses including retail agencies, health sevices, and ect. To improve the economic health of Lima/Allen County and the Northwest Ohio region.

 

R OHIO 353.9771 COM

Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission Staff.  Community Profile Lima/Allen County. Lima, 1984.

Description: Report that presents the social, economic , and environmental characteristics representing the community profile of Allen County.

 

R OHIO 355.341 TRO

Trostel, Scott. Lima’s Operation Kindness. Cam-Tech Publishing, 2006.

Description: This is the story of the American Women’s Volunteer Society and the gift of free food/drinks they provided to U.S service personnel during WW2, Korea, and Vietnam Wars.

 

R OHIO 362.11 LIM

Lima Memorial Hospital.  Lima Memorial Hospital, 100 Years. Lima, 1999.

Description: The history of the people and events that shaped the development of the Lima Memorial Hospital .

 

R OHIO 363.2 BOW

Bowsher, Joseph.  Lima, Ohio Police Department: A Century of Service. Donning Company/Publishers, 1994.

Description: This work is a history of the Lima Police Department, and how it helped to shape the history of Lima and Allen County, Ohio. This is also about the officers, employees, and events that shaped their careers.

 

R OHIO 363.2 LIM 1999

Lima Police Department.   Lima Police Department Annual Report. Lima, 1999- 2002.

Description: Annual report containing the goals, outlines of services, statistics, and roster of the City of Lima, Ohio, police department.

 

R OHIO 367.977142 SHA

Shawnee Country Club.  Shawnee Country Club: A Century 1904-2004. Walsworth Publishing Company, 2005.

Description: A history of the Shawnee Country Club and how the facility has grown and changed during the past 100 years of its existence.

 

R OHIO 378.771 MAY

Mayer, Melancthon.  History of Lima College. Lima College Alumni, 1951.

Description: Contains Committee reports and letters that focused on the creation of a Lutheran school in the Lima area during the late 1800s.

 

R OHIO 385 NEX

The next station will be : an album of photographs of railroad depots in 1910 : Marion Division, Marion, Ohio to Chicago. Railroadians of America, 1988?

Description: Book provides photos of train stations along the route from Marion, Ohio to Chicago, Indiana. A couple of the train stations are in Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 385.09 HIR

Hirsimaki, Eric.  Lima, the history. Hundman Publishing, 1986.

Description: This book is an in-depth history of one of Lima’s largest manufacturing plants, The Lima Locomotive Works, also known as “The Loco”.

 

R OHIO 388.4 CHR

Christiansen, Harry.  Ride the Red Devils along Ohio’s Trolley Trails. Transit House, Inc, 1971.

Description: Outlines the history of trolley cars in the State of Ohio with sections on Trolley services in the City of Lima.

 

R OHIO 388.46 TRO

Trostel, Scott.  The Lima Route. Cam-Tech Publishing, 1998.

Description: A detailed history of the electric trolley/train routes between Dayton and Toledo, Ohio. Includes maps and photographs.

 

R OHIO 610.9771 ENG

English, Donald.  Behind the Gauze Curtain: A Medical History of Allen County, Ohio, and the Neighboring Countryside 1832-1982. Adams Press, 1984.

Description: The history of medicine in Allen County and the surrounding counties of Ohio.

 

R OHIO 621.13 COO

Cook, Richard.  Super Power Steam Locomotives. Golden West Books, 1966.

Description: A history of the types of trains produced in Lima/Allen County, Ohio

 

R OHIO 621.132 KOC

Koch, Michael.  The Shay Locomotive. World Press, Inc, 1971.

Description: A history of the train production of the Shay Locomotive in Lima/Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 621.132 LIM

Lima Super-Power Steam Locomotive. Lima Locomotive Works, Inc, 1946.

Description: A history of the types of trains built in Lima/Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 625.26 TRO

Trostel, Scott.  Building a Lima Locomotive. Cam-Tech Publishing, 1990.

Description: The Steam Locomotive Construction Process of Lima Locomotive Works during 1924.

 

R OHIO 628.3 FLO

Browne, Floyd.  A Comprehensive Sewerage Facilities Plan for the Lima-Allen County Regional Area. Allen County, Ohio. County Planning Commission, 1970.

Description: This Manual describes the procedures and methods used to develop the sewerage plan for the Lima-Allen County area.

 

R OHIO 628.3 KOH

Kohli and Kaliher Associates.  Comprehensive Sanitary Sewerage and Storm Drainage Facilities Plan for the Unincorporated Planning Area. Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Comission, 1968.

Description: Water and sewerage plan for Lima and Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 629.2223 MCP

MacPherson, Thomas.  Superior: The Complete History. Specialty Vehicle Press, 1995.

Description: The historical record of Superior professional vehicles from the original Superior Motor Coach Body Company of Lima in 1923.

 

R OHIO 630.74771 HIS

History of Ohio Fairs. Richardson Printing Corporation, 2000.

Description: The history of County fairs in the state of Ohio. There is a chapter on Allen County.

 

R OHIO 641.5 THE

There’s more to Lima than Beans. Wimmer Brothers, 1988.

Description: A cookbook created by the Lima and Allen County Medical Auxiliary for the purpose of funding health education projects in Allen County.

 

R OHIO 641.59771 ALL

Allen County Cooks. The Allen County Historical Society, 1980.

Description: A history of cooking recipes used by the people who settled the area of Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 711 HAR

Harland Bartholomew and Associates.  A Summary Report Upon the Comprehensive Plan, Allen County and Lima, Ohio. 1958.

Description: This document is a plan for the development of the Lima urban area and for Allen county.

 

R OHIO 711 HAR

Harland Bartholomew and Associates.  A Report Upon Housing and Redevelopment, Allen County and Lima, Ohio. 1957.

Description: This document provided plans for improving the quality of housing and neighborhood services for Lima and Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 711 HAR

Harland Bartholomew and Associates.  A report Upon Land Use and Zoning, Allen County and Lima, Ohio. 1956.

Description: This document provided information on current land use and possible future land use and zoning regulations for Lima and Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 711 HAR

Harland Bartholomew and Associates.  A Report Upon Public Works Program and Administration of the Plan. 1957.

Description: This document provides for the future development, finances, and administration of public services for Lima and Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 711 HAR

Harland Bartholomew and Associates.  A Report Upon Major Streets and Parking, Allen County and Lima, Ohio. 1956.

Description: This document studies the available facilities for the movement and storage of vehicles for Lima and Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 711 HAR

Harland Bartholomew and Associates.  A Report Upon Transportation Facilities, Allen County and Lima. 1957.

Description: This Document includes an analysis of the existing transportation facilities made up of railroads,truck terminals, interurban bus routes, and airports.

 

R OHIO 711 HOW Vol 1-4

Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff.  The Lima-Allen County Area, Ohio, Comprehensive Transportation and Development Plan. 1965.

Description: This collection of documents  outlines the current/future development of population, resources, transportation, Public services and Land use for Lima and Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 711 LIM

Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission.  Auglaize Township Sketch Plan. 1975.

Description: This document outlines land use and zoning for Auglaize township. It also contains proposals for future development.

 

R OHIO 711 LIM

Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission.  Jackson Township Sketch Plan. 1974.

Description: This document outlines land use and zoning for Jackson township. It also contains proposals for future development.

 

R OHIO 711 LIM

Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission.  Richland Township Sketch Plan. 1975?

Description: This document outlines land use and zoning for Richland township. It also contains proposals for future development.

 

R OHIO 711 LIM

Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission.  Sugar Creek Township Sketch Plan. 1975.

Description: This document outlines land use and zoning for Sugar Creek township. It also contains proposals for future development.

 

R OHIO 711 LIM

Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission. Allen County Subdivision Regulations. 1966.

Description: This report contains rules and regulations for allocating open areas for traffic, utilities, recreation, light, air, and the avoidance of congestion of population.

 

R OHIO 711 LIM

Lima (Ohio) Recreation Board.  Recreation Survey and Long-Range Plan for the City of Lima, Ohio. W.C. Batchelor, 1951.

Description: This document is a survey of facilities and services available to the community recreation program. It also discusses future improvement of the program.

 

R OHIO 711 LIM

Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission.  Allen County Transportation Study. 1975.

Description: This document discusses plans for the safe and efficient movement of people and products in Lima and Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 711 LIM

Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission.  Highway Widening Design Analysis. James H. Bassett, Inc. 1974.

Description: This Document is a detailed design study of two specific methods of street improvement and how they would affect typical locations along the route presently identified.

 

R OHIO 711 LIM

Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission.  1972, 1973, 1974 Report of the Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission, 1975.

Description: This document outlines the duties, responsibilities, and work of the Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission for the years of 1972-1974.

 

R OHIO 711 REG

Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff.  Regional Transportation and Development Plan for Lima-Allen County, Ohio. 1965.

Description: This document is an addendum to the The Lima-Allen County Area, Ohio, Comprehensive Transportation and Development Plan.

 

R OHIO 711 UNI

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Flood Plain Information. The District, 1967.

Description: A report by the Army Corps of Engineers about past and future flooding by the Ottawa river in Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 711.4 HOW

Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff.  A Report Upon Schools, Parks, and Recreation, City of Lima and Allen County, Ohio. 1957.

Description: This document discusses plans for school and recreation systems in Lima and Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 911.771 ATL

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, Ohio, New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.

Description: This book outlines the historical boundaries of Ohio’s counties.

 

R OHIO 911.771 PHI

Phillips, W. Louis. Jurisdictional Histories for Ohio’s Eighty-eight Counties, 1788-1985. Heritage Books, Inc. 1986.

Description: This book outlines the historical evolution of the boundaries of Ohio’s counties.

 

R Ohio 912.771 COM

The Complete City Maps of Ohio. C. M. Publications, 1991.

Description: This book provides maps of cities and small towns of Ohio.

 

R OHIO 912.771 UNI

United States, Works Progress of Ohio. Real Property Inventory. City of Lima, 1936.

Description: This book was a survey of the housing and living conditions in and around the City of Lima.

 

R OHIO 917.71 DIC, VOL 1-2

Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places.  Somerset Publishers, Inc. 1999.

Description: This collection has information on historical locations in Ohio with a section on Allen County.

 

R OHIO 917.71 HAR

Harger, Cynthia Covert.  Heritage of the Black Swamp. ACT, Inc. 1978.

Description: A history of North-west Ohio including Allen County in the 1800s.

 

R OHIO 917.71 MIL

Miller, Larry L.  Ohio Place Names. Indiana University Press, 1996.

Description: This book provides  information on when and how places in Ohio were named.

 

R OHIO 917.71 WIL

Willis, James A. Weird Ohio. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. 2005.

Description: This book describes myths, legends, and mysteries in Ohio. It has a section for Allen County.

 

R OHIO 917.71 ZUR

Zurcher, Neil.  Ohio Oddities. Gray & Company Publishers, 2001.

Description: This book describes unusual people, places, and things to see in Ohio. It has a section for Allen County.

 

R OHIO 917.7142 LIM

Lima Association of Commerce.  The Book of Lima, Ohio. Lima, Ohio: Association of Commerce, 1939.

Description: This report provides statistics and information about the City of Lima and Allen County to attract new businesses to the area.

 

R OHIO 929.3771 ORI

Original Land Entries of Allen County, Ohio. Ann Arbor, MI : Edwards Brothers, 1971.

Description: This book records the names and dates of the first land owners in Allen County during the 1800s.

 

R OHIO 929.4 OVE

Overman, William Daniel. Ohio Place Names. Akron, OH : Edwards Brothers, 1951.

Description: The origin of the names of over 500 Ohio cities, towns, and villages.

 

R OHIO 929.4 OVE

Overman, William Daniel. Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH : Atlantic Press, 1959.

Description: This book provides short entries about citing and towns in Ohio.

 

R OHIO 977.1 DEL

Delphos Vicenqui-bicentennial Historical Book. Delphos, OH : Delphos Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

Description: This book celebrates the history of Delphos, Allen County, Ohio

 

R OHIO 977.1 GLI

Glimpses of Ohio’s Counties. M.T. Publishing Co., 2003.

Description: This book provides a brief background and profile of each county in the State of Ohio.

 

R OHIO 977.1 GUI

A Guide to Historic Houses in Ohio. National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Ohio, 1996.

Description: This book has sections dedicated to historic houses in Allen County.

 

R OHIO 977.1 HAC

Hackman, Frank M. It Happened in Bath Township. Bath Township Trustees, 1976.

Description: A history of Bath Township, Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 977.1 LIM

Lima Profiles.  Lima Profiles, Inc., 1978.

Description: This book contains biographies of African American people employed in the Lima Area.

 

R OHIO 977.1 PER

Perry Township Historical Society bylaws: (adopted June 24, 2007). Perry Township Historical Society, June 24, 2007.

Description: This document outlines the bylaws  of Perry Township of Allen County Ohio historical society.

 

R OHIO 977.1 WIN

Winter, Chester C.  Ohio Cities. Caldwell Publishers, 2004.

Description: This book provides historical descriptions of Ohio cities with a population over 20,000.

 

R OHIO 977.1 WIN Vol 1-3

Winter, Nevin O.  A History of Northwest Ohio. Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.

Description: This set presents the history of Northwest Ohio and has a chapter on Allen County.

 

R OHIO 977.1 WOO

Wood, Helen Winemiller, The Naming of Allen County. Longmeier Printing & Advertising, 1975.

Description: The story of Colonel John Allen in the War of 1812.

 

R OHIO 977.1 YON

Yon, Paul D. Guide to Ohio County and Municipal Government Records for Urban Research. Archives-Library, Ohio Historical Society, 1973.

Description: This book is a study of certain counties in Ohio transitioning from a rural to urban environment.

 

R OHIO 977.142 ALL

Allen County Historical Society (Ohio).  The way forward : providing direction to our future, 2007-2010. Lima, OH : [s.n.], 2007.

Description: This document outlines the strategic plan adopted by the Allen County Historical Society.

 

R OHIO 977.142 ALP

Alphabetical Listings of Villages of Allen County. Robinson Directories, Inc., 1966?.

Description: This document provides an alphabetical listing of people and businesses in Allen County.

 

R OHIO 977.142 FAR

The Farm Journal Rural Directory of Allen County, Ohio.  Wilmer Atkinson, 1916.

Description: This book provides addresses of farmers, elected county officials, and advertising for businesses in rural Allen County.

 

R OHIO 977. 142 FED

Federal Writers’ Project, Ohio.  A Guide to Lima and Allen County. Lima, OH : s.n., 1938.

Description: This book contains a history of Lima and Allen County, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 977.142 HAC

Hackman, Frank M.  It Happened Here.  Shawnee Historical Publications, 1959.

Description: This series of documents covers the history of Lima, Allen County, and Northwestern Ohio.

 

R OHIO 977.142 HIS

History of Allen County, Ohio.  Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1885.

Description: Contains a history of the county, its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc; portraits of early settlers and prominent men ; biographies ; history of the Northwest Territory ; history of Ohio.

 

R OHIO 977.142 HIS

History of the origin and construction of the hospital. Lima, OH : Gazette, 1902.

Description: This book outlines the development of Hospital services in Lima, Ohio.

 

R OHIO 977.142 HOL

Holden, John B.  An Appraisal of the City-Manager Form of Government in Lima, Ohio. The Ohio State University, 1936.

Description: A student thesis that studies the development of the City of Lima’s form of government.

 

R OHIO 977.142 IND

Index for History of Allen County, Ohio. Chicago, IL : Warner, Beers, 1885.

Description: This resource is to assist in using the History of Allen County, Ohio books.

 

R OHIO 977.142 LIM

Lima, Ohio.  Windsor Publications, 1968.

Description: This book showcases agencies and businesses in the City of Lima.

 

R OHIO 977.142 LIM

Lima Fire Department.  Annual report / Lima Fire Department. Dept. of Public Safety, Division of Fire, 1945-1962.

Description: This series of reports outline the activities of the Lima Fire Department on a yearly basis.

 

R OHIO 977.142 LIM

Lima Police Department.  History of the Police Department of Lima, Ohio. Lima Police Department, 1909.

Description: This book outlines the development of the Lima Police Department. It provides a roster of past and present members and the principal crimes committed in the community.

 

R OHIO 977.142 MIL

Miller, Charles.  History of Allen County and Representative Citizens. Richmond & Arnold, 1906.

Description: This book provides a history of Allen County and the biographies of prominent citizens of the county.

 

R OHIO 977.142 MUL

Mullin-Kille Delphos Ohio con survey city directory. Chillicothe, OH : Mullin-Kille Co., 1960.

Description: This is a directory of residences and business in the City of Delphos. The city lies almost at the junction of Allen, Van Wert, and Putnam Counties.

 

R OHIO 977.142 NIN

1976 history of Allen County, Ohio. Unigraphic, Inc., 1976.

Description: This book tells the story of the planned expansion and settlement of Northwestern Ohio, the organization of the towns and counties in the heart of the Great Black Swamp, and the founding of Lima as the seat of Allen County.

 

R OHIO 977.142 POR

A portrait and biographical record of Allen and Van Wert counties, Ohio, containing biographical sketches of many prominent and representative citizens. A. W. Bowen, 1896.

Description: This book contains biographies of U.S. presidents, governors, and other elected officials.

 

R OHIO 977.142 REF

Reflections : a pictorial history of Delphos, Landeck, Ottoville, and Fort Jennings, Ohio, 1812-1960. Virginia Beach, VA : Donning Co./Publishers, 2000.

Description: This book provides a photographic history of local communities in Allen and Putnam Counties.

 

R OHIO 977.142 ROB

Robison, Ernest.  Physicians and surgeons of Spencerville, Ohio, 1844-1965. Spencerville, OH : C. Ernest Robison, 1965.

Description: This document provides a history of medical services in the Village of Spencerville,  Allen County

 

R OHIO 977.142 RUS Vol 1-2

Rusler, William.  A Standard History of Allen County, Ohio. New York : American Historical Society, 1921.

Description: This collection provides a history of Allen County. It also outlines agencies, services, major events, and biographies of prominent figures in the past and present of Allen County.

 

R OHIO 977.142 SMI

Smith, Frank.  Lima Illustrated. Times-Democrat Publishing Company, 1889.

Description: This book contains pictures of homes, streets, public buildings, schools, churches, suburbs, and manufacturing interests in the City of Lima in the late 1800s.

 

R OHIO 977.142 STA

Stark, Marilyn.  The History and Purposes of Allen County, Ohio. Allen County Historical Society, 2000.

Description: This book presents a collage of how progress and changing lifestyles affects county government.

 

R OHIO 977.142 STA

Stark, Marilyn. A Pictorial History of Lima/Allen County, Ohio. Donning Co., 1993.

Description: This book shares the history of the City of Lima and Allen County in photographs.

 

R OHIO 977.143 HIS

A history of Auglaize Township, Allen County, Ohio. Volume 1. 1989.

Description: This document outlines the historical development of Auglaize Township, Allen County. It talks about the people, agencies, and institutions that helped create the township.

 

R OHIO 977.146 MEC

Mecartney, John.  A Challenge to Poverty in Lima, Ohio. The MacDonald Foundation, 1975.

Description: This document was researched by students from Bluffton University for the purpose of providing information about poverty in the Lima area and encouraging citizens to participate in solving the issue.


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