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The Ohio State University: An Illustrated History

Acclaimed OSU archivist and historian Raimund Goerler latest book, The Ohio State University: An Illustrated History, is the first one-volume history of the university to appear in more than 50 years. Using a topical strategy–ranging widely through critical events in OSU’s history, vignettes of prominent alumni, and stories of well-known campus buildings, historic sites, presidents, student life, traditions, and athletics—Goerler’s book is a must-have for all who call themselves Buckeyes. Always entertaining and consistently informative, the book is lavishly illustrated with more than 300 rare photographs from the OSU Archives.

“The history of Ohio State is in so many ways the history of modern higher education in this country,” said Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee. “Rai Goerler’s wonderful book provides insight into one of the most remarkable universities in America—its history, its traditions, its possibilities. It is a must-read for anyone who loves Ohio State.”

Professor Goerler was University Archivist from 1978-2010, and also assistant director for Special Collections and Archives of the OSU Libraries from 2000–2010. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors for the Friends of the OSU Libraries.

Proceeds from the book will benefit University Archives.



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