Digital Collections

Miami University Libraries digital collections contain thousands of digital objects; including photographs, advertising tradecards, newspapers, manuscripts, and videos from the collections of the University Libraries.

Our goal is to preserve and provide easy access to the Miami University Libraries' unique and special collections to support student and faculty research both at Miami University and elsewhere. We encourage you to explore our digital collections and to come back again as we continue to add new materials and collections. For older, historical exhibits please visit our past digital exhibit archive.


This collection provides a documentary history of African Americans at Miami University of Ohio using newspaper articles, photographs, and other media.

Developed from our collection of half a million postcards, the Bowden Postcard Collection Online presents a fascinating visual display across 20th century America. Currently the project is focused on making available the approximately 28,000 postcards from Ohio.

The collection includes three diaries kept by Miami students and three by local Ohio community members who took up arms to fight for the Union. The diarists, all of whom served as members of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, record their impressions and experiences on a variety of topics.

Literacy is the number one predictor of our quality of life and health status, and the DLP promotes the contributions of literacy, health, and technology on learning.

An early 15th century Ethiopian Coptic prayerbook, written in Geéz. Said to be originally owned by Woldge Georgis, son of Tewoderas who briefly ruled over Ethiopia 1413-1414. It is handwritten and illustrated on animal skin, bound in a wood cover, and was originally kept in a leather satchel.

All four folios of Shakespeare’s works are digitally available in this collection. 36 of his plays appear in the folios, including: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, and The Tragedy of King Lear.

Frank R. Snyder was probably the leading Oxford, Ohio, photographer during the early twentieth century. In addition to providing a pictorial record of the community and citizens of Oxford, Ohio, the Snyder Collection chronicles buildings, organizations, students, and events at Miami University; Oxford College, and Western College.

Contains original materials and modern reflections on the 1964 Freedom Summer project. The Archive is split into two collections: the Freedom Summer Text & Photo Archive, and the Freedom Summer A/V Collection.

The records of the Indian Creek Baptist Church meetings, 1810-1850, were digitized and transcribed by Samantha Harris as part of a W.E. Smith Family Charitable Trust grant. The transcriptions were done in conjunction with the Ohio Historic Marker dedication for the Indian Creek Church and Burial Ground.

The collection includes correspondence, receipts, resolutions, financial documents, and miscellaneous items pertaining to John Browne’s mission to secure donations of money and books for Miami University.

The Matthew Prior Project was originally conceived as a phased effort to provide an electronic edition of the extant correspondence of this eighteenth-century poet and diplomat, including the Calendar, a “mini edition” of six letters, and diplomatic transcripts of his letters.

Miami University Photo Archive is an ongoing project to preserve Miami University’s vibrant history. These photos capture the “pulse” of the campus depicting scenes from all facets of student life at Miami University.

Coordinated by the University Archives, Miami Stories invites groups of people with common experiences -current and former students, faculty, and staff, as well as friends of the University- to offer recollections of their Miami years and to hear reminiscences of those who shared them. A University Bicentennial legacy project that began in 2005, Miami Stories are recorded and stored in digital video formats so that future generations may enjoy and study them, and scholars may have ready access to a variety of perspectives on Miami’s past.

Includes both printed and digital-born issues. Currently, roughly 40,000 issues are available online and more will continue to be added as they are published.

This collection contains materials related to the Miami (Myaamia) people in accordance with an agreement between the Miami University Libraries (Oxford, Ohio) and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.

This collection includes over 500 pieces of correspondence relating to Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, Confederate generals, and other noted figures of the Civil War and the mid- to late-19th century/

Donated in 1987 by Charles Dohm Shields the collection contains several thousand advertising trade cards dating from the late 19th and early 20th Century.

This collection preserves the oral histories given by alumnae, faculty, and staff about their experiences at Western College for Women.

The collection aims to preserve, digitize and provide access to the student newspaper collection published at Western College from 1930 to 1971.

The resources available at this site consist of selected documents from the William Holmes McGuffey Papers, held by the Walter Havighurst Special Collections Library at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

The WMUB Archives document student-produced radio and television programs that were broadcast on WMUB radio and television stations, as well as MUTV. The collection spans over 40 years of student work.