Established in 2004, the Ohio Congressional Archives is a collaborative effort of The Ohio State University Libraries and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.  Its mission is to collect, preserve, and provide public access to collections of private papers and related materials compiled by or pertaining to members of the Ohio delegation to the United States Congress.  The goal of the Ohio Congressional Archives is to make available for research and educational use unique and historical materials documenting the workings and history of the U.S. Congress, the participation and contributions of Ohio members of the U.S. Congress, and the impact of the U.S. Congress on the history of the State of Ohio.

In commemoration of John Glenn’s life, the Ohio State University Libraries presents the exhibit John Glenn: Remembering an Extraordinary Life.  Using photographs, documents, and artifacts from the John Glenn Archives, the exhibit examines the activities and accomplishments of John Glenn from his childhood in New Concord, Ohio to the formation of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.  Located in the Special Collections area inside the Oval entrance to the Thompson Library, the exhibit is open to the public from December 14, 2016 to March 31, 2017 during normal library hours.

New at the Archives

  • Read Senator Glenn's own account of his extraordinary life.
  • Learn more about Senator John Glenn's travels in space.
  • View the John H. Glenn Archives Photo Gallery.

Collections

The Ohio Congressional Archives currently holds the following collections:

John H. Glenn Mary Jo Kilroy William M. McCulloch
John H. Glenn Archives
Mary Jo Kilroy Papers
William M. McCulloch Papers
Glenn (D - Ohio) served in the U.S. Senate from 1975 to 1999.


Kilroy (D - Upper Arlington) served the 15th Ohio District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2009 to 2010.


McCulloch (R - Piqua) served the 4th Ohio District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1973.

Deborah D. Pryce Ralph S. Regula Milton A. Wolf
Deborah D. Pryce Papers Ralph S. Regula Papers Milton A. Wolf Papers
Pryce (R - Upper Arlington) served the 15th Ohio District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2009. Regula (R - Navarre) served the 16th Ohio District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1973 to 2009.


Wolf, a Cleveland businessman, served as ambassador to Austria from 1977 to 1980 and was a close associate of John Glenn and former Ohio Governor Richard Celeste.