Local History Archives
|History of Ashtabula County||The thumbnail sketch.|
|History of Ashtabula County||The comprehensive version.|
|Platt R. Spencer
|Platt R. Spencer (1800-1864) lived the better part of his life in Ashtabula County, mostly in Geneva, where he developed his famous penmanship system.|
|Archie Bell Collection||Archie Bell (1877-1943) was born in Geneva, Ohio. Mr. Bell was an art and drama critic for various Cleveland newspapers, and the author of a series of travel books. This collection of his books contains autographed letters and photos from turn-of-the-century stage and opera celebrities, as well as from other famous people; author-autographed books, including Houdini, Cantor, Lowell Thomas, John Philip Sousa, Clyde Fitch, etc.; manuscripts and published works by Bell; travel logs and family memorabilia, and books on theater. This collection is for the serious scholar.
|The Edith Thomas Collection||Edith M. Thomas (1854-1925) was schooled in Geneva, Ohio. Ms. Thomas became widely known in international literary circles as a writer and poetess. This collection is, primarily, of her original handwritten and published poems.|