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An Ohio Story Scrapbook

Note: All photographs and articles are from the collection of Jonathan Siedel who gave his permission to include them with this project.

  1. Photograph of the Ohio Story author Frank Siedel from The Advocate, 1956, official publication of the Advertising Club of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  2. Biography of Frank Siedel from The Advocate, 1955-1956
  3. Photo, Frank Siedel with Ohio map showing the locations of the Ohio Story topics
  4. Photo, Frank Siedel with stacks of scripts - note the film reel stacks behind him!
  5. News Bulletin of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, May 1948, reporting on the Ohio Night Dinner held in Washington DC honoring Ohio's distinguished citizens.
  6. Frank and Alyce Siedel are pictured at the Ohio Night Dinner. A special script of The Ohio Story was a featured event at the dinner.
  7. Frank Siedel posing for the photographer.
  8. Ohio Story receives the Governor's Award from Governor Frank J. Lausche in 1948.
  9. Shooting an Ohio Story episode during the television days.
  10. The Ohio Story display case at WBNS-TV, Channel 10, Columbus, Ohio.
  11. Columbus Dispatch, 22 Mar 1953, on Siedel's new book, Out o/the Midwest
  12. Chicago Tribune, 12 Apr 1953, review of Out o/the Midwest by Walter Havighurst
  13. Photo, Narrating one of the many television episodes of the Ohio Story.
  14. Frank O'Neill's review of Out o/the Midwest (1953)
  15. Frank Mill's review of Out o/the Midwest (1953) -Indianapolis News
  16. Painesville Telegraph, 15 Oct 1955, Frank Siedel to speak at Book Fair Varieties Show
  17. Photograph for a story on Ohio Swiss Cheese "for Congress"!
  18. More reviews - Cleveland Press, Cincinnati Enquirer, and another luncheon honoring Frank Siedel at the Columbus Club
  19. Portrait, Frank Siedel
  20. Tenth Anniversary of the Ohio Story, 7 Jan 1957, with the Ohio episode location map
  21. Letter, 30 Oct 1956, soliciting Clevelander Bob Hope for a story - he didn't comply!
  22. Bookmark distributed with the Ohio Story episode lineup for April 1950
  23. Ohio Bell Magazine, 20 Mar 1961, Ohio Story Series Ends
  24. Signed 10th Anniversary photos (1957) submitted by well-known Ohioans in honor of the Ohio Story - Steve Caniff, Eddie Rickenbacker, Paul Brown, Lou Groza, Herb Score, Norman Vincent Peale, and Lowell Thomas
  25. Cleveland Plain Dealer, 28 Oct 1956, What Makes the Ohio Story?