Two Ohio Universities Digitally Archive Senator's Career

By
Kelsey Hoak

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Updated Mon, Nov 26, 2012 4:30 pm

Two Ohio institutions have joined forces to create a digital archive of the senatorial and gubernatorial career of Senator George Voinovich.

Ohio University and Cleveland State University have released the first phase of materials from "The Voinovich Collection."

Visitors to the web-based archive can explore position papers, reports and photographs collected from the senator's 20 years as both governor of Ohio and U.S. senator.

The archive is aimed at assisting researchers and scholars in course work and in the classroom.

"I am very excited that my archives have already been used in the classroom and this project will facilitate easier access for others who want to use the collections," Voinovich said in a press release. "Ordinarily, archives of senators or other politicians are not digitized."

The first phase of the digital archive, which began in late 2011, contains approximately 150 documents of varying length that were scanned and reformatted for online retrieval.

The universities say they intend to add additional materials to the collection over time.

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