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Western Reserve Historical Society Research Center

The largest American History research center in Northeast Ohio, the Library holdings consists of 235,000 books; 25,000 volumes of newspapers; 30,500 rolls of microfilm; 1,000,000 prints and photographs; and more than 3,000 collections of manuscripts and archives that comprise more than six million items. It is the principal repository for histories, records, and papers relating to the growth and development of Cleveland and that portion of Northeast Ohio once known as the Connecticut Western Reserve.

This is the perfect place to learn more about your family's history since the Library holds one of the finest collections of genealogical research materials in the nation. The Library holds archives specifically for African Americans, Irish, Jewish and Cleveland sports history.

Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Blvd.

Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (216) 721-5722
Fax: (216) 721-9309


Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Adults: 8.50
Senior: 7.50
Children: 5.00
Children pricing is for ages 0 to 0

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa


General Parking: 5.00

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