The Ohio State University at Newark

Ohio Native Heritage Archive

The Ohio Native Heritage Archives (ONHA) was established in 2007 as a component of the Ohio State Newark Campus Library’s Special Collections, to support the mission of the Newark Earthworks Center by:

  • Collecting and preserving materials related to Earthworks and Ohio Native Americans;
  • Providing an accessible place devoted to patrons using these materials;
  • Acting as a repository and nexus for information about these subjects;
  • Promoting awareness and use of the collection.

Ohio Native Americans

  • Ohio histories
  • Native Americans with an Ohio connection
  • Portrayal of Native Americans of Ohio in children’s literature

Adena/Hopewell Cultures

  • Papers of the Licking County Archaeology & Landmarks Society
  • Papers of Dr. Brad Lepper
  • Mound related publications of the eastern United States

Oral histories of Native Americans

Newark Earthworks Center Oral History Project


  • Hours of operation are by appointment
  • Photocopying is available
  • Reference assistance is available