Clock Tower

Out of the Clock Tower



Hello and welcome to the Greene County Archives' blog, "Out of the Clock Tower".  Please join us as we share information on archival issues, news, special events, and highlights from our collection.

Before the archives program began in Greene County in 1996, permanent records were stored in every conceivable space, in basements, garages, and closets. Usually they were in boxes of various shapes and sizes, although seldom adequately labeled, but occasionally they were just in loose piles of books and papers. Most notable were the old records stuffed into the clock tower of the County Courthouse, where they shared their home with pigeon droppings.

Now, there is a clean, environmentally controlled, well appointed location for the county archives, where our historical records are housed in standard sized boxes on steel shelves. We have taken note of their journey in the name for our blog.

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May 02

I Found It In the Archives Contest!

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 1:58 PM by Elise Kelly

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Greene County Archives is sponsoring the I Found It In the Archives Essay and Video Contest to show how the items and information found in the nation's archives touch people lives.

We had tremendous success with this contest last year and our winner went on the win the state competition!
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We're seeking entrants who will find or have found something special in our collections - records, documents, photos, a meaningful item or treasure.

- If it has meaning for you, it has meaning to us and is a wonderful basis for your entry.


Between NOW and the CLOSE of entries on
Friday, July 17, 2015, we ask that you submit either:

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Photo courtesy of Sergio L.A. via Flickr
 • A 400-word essay describing your quest for information and explaining why finding it has made a difference for you, along with a colored photograph of you,

OR
• A Video of no more than 2 minutes in which you describe your quest for information and explain why finding it has made a difference for you.


SEND SUBMISSIONS TO:

Email: FoundItArchives@co.greene.oh.us or by dropping it off at our offices at 535 Ledbetter Rd. Xenia, OH 45385


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                   TIMELINE
  • Entries must be received by 4:00 PM on Friday, July 17, 2015
  • Essays or videos will be posted online for a public vote
  • The close of public voting will be 4:00 PM Monday, July 27, 2015
  • The winners of the competition will be notified on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
 And the winner..... receives
  • Free Lunch

  • Behind the scenes tour of Greene County Archives

  • Behind the scenes tour of the historical Greene County Courthouse - includes going up the clock tower!

  • The entry will be submitted to the state-wide contest
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         Beautiful view from
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READY TO BEGIN?

DOWNLOAD OUR CONTEST ENTRY FORM, RELEASE AND WAIVER


VISIT OUR
I FOUND IT IN THE ARCHIVES WEBSITE PAGE
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    Until Next Time!

    This Week's Trivia Question: The Greene County Infirmary was originally called the Poor House. Why?

    Last Week's Trivia Question Answer: The three other original townships in Greene County were: Caesarscreek Township, Sugarcreek Township, and Mad River Township (now located in Clark County).


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