History Day

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board salutes Ohio students’ use of primary sources in research and scholarship with awards to recognize the best use of Ohio’s historical records in a History Day project.


Projects must demonstrate exceptional use of Ohio primary sources, either originals orcopies (in formats such as photocopies, microforms, or digital). Ohio primary sources are those either created in Ohio or held in an Ohio repository. Primary sources represent a
first-hand account contemporaneous with the events or people researched. Primary
sources may include: correspondence (letters, memos, email), diaries, sound recordings,
moving images (films, video), photographs, architectural records, maps, and similar


Individual or group junior or senior division entries in the following categories: paper and
web site.