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Take a walk through OSU history using Buckeye Stroll, a location-aware mobile application and web site developed by the OSU Libraries. Buckeye Stroll features a map view of more than 60 sites of interest on The Ohio State University campus, and a browse view for locating a known site by name. Each stop on the tour includes several historical photographs from the OSU Photo Archives, featuring highlights of the University’s history.



From the OSU Archives:

  • Kenny Greer, Web designer
  • Catie Near, Researcher and Writer
  • Kevlin Haire, Archives Librarian
  • Michelle Drobik, Photos Curator      


From the OSU Libraries Web Implementation Team:

  • Beth Black, Department Head and Systems Librarian
  • Jim Muir, Web Development Technical Lead


Implementation Details

The OSU Libraries’ Archives staff and Web Implementation Team collaborated to create two versions of Buckeye Stroll. The mobile web site version was launched in November 2010. It works on a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, smart phones (BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Android, Pre/Pixi, etc.) and most recent “feature” phones (flip, slider or bar phones like the RAZR,  Chocolate, Sync, etc.). The native mobile application version, which will be launching soon, works on many devices as well, including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android. Both versions require a network connection, such as a web/data plan from your phone carrier or a WiFi connection if your device has WiFi.


Have a suggestion?

If you have any questions or comments about Buckeye Stroll, please contact us.  Questions about content can be addressed to: archives@osu.edu. Technical questions should be addressed to libweb@lists.acs.ohio-state.edu.


For more information about OSU history, please visit the University Archives’ web site