Source : HRS Ohio 1796 to 1820
|American Imprints Inventory: The WPA Historical Records Survey Project Division of Community Service Programs Work Projects Administration. No. 17. A Check List of Ohio Imprints 1796-1820.
|This volume of Ohio imprints is based on the field work in thousands of libraries by the staff of the American Imprints Inventory and of the WPA's Historical Records Survey, and is issued as the seventeenth in the series of check lists of the American Imprints Inventory. As the first published list of Ohio imprints, this volume contains a list of Ohio imprints from the onset of printing in the area now known as Ohio through 1820.
|Scope of Text
| This volume contains a total of 590 records of items, other than newspapers and periodicals, which were printed, or which are presumed to have been printed, in Ohio before 1821.
Of the total, 38 are broadsides or broadsheets, leaving 552 which are books or pamphlets. Official publications of the territorial or state government form a large proportion of the total, comprising 123 titles in all. Materials relating to the religious interests of early Ohio account for 176 titles. The political, civic and public life of the community is the topic of 112 titles. Sixty-six of the titles explore the cultural life of early Ohio. Twenty-one titles address education. Forty-five are early Ohio almanacs. Geography, description and travel comprise 18 titles. Six titles are concerned with medicine. Biography is represented by 7 titles. There are 10 popular manuals, or handbooks, on local government and on matters commercial, industrial, legal, and military. History is the predominant subject matter of 9 titles. Twelve titles focus on farming, 7 on crafts and industries, and the remaining 5 on pure science.
|Total Records in AED