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This section lists all the materials which have been digitized as part of the Wales-Ohio Project to date.

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At present the Digital Library contains 2068 images from 33 collections:
thumbnailEvan Edward Davis, Industrial History, Oak Hill, Ohio (Portsmouth : Ohio, 1980)
The history of the main industries in the Oak Hill area, Jackson County, and the Welsh pioneers who founded them.

1980          (170 images)
thumbnailEvan E. Davis (ed.), Our Heritage: Early History of Tyn Rhos Welsh Congregational Church and its neighborhood (1979)
A booklet on the history of Tyn Rhos and the Welsh community in the Oak Hill neighborhood, Jackson County, edited by Evan E. Davis.

1979          (32 images)
thumbnailGomer's First 150 Years (Vol. I)
The Allen County Reporter, Vol. No. XXIX, 1983, No.2.
Courtesy of the Executive Committee of the Allen County Historical Society.

1833-1983          (51 images)
thumbnailGomer's First 150 Years (Vol. II)
The Allen County Reporter, Vol. No. XXIX, 1983, No.3.
Courtesy of the Executive Committee of the Allen County Historical Society.

1833-1893          (51 images)
thumbnailR. D. Thomas, Hanes Cymry America (A History of the Welsh in America) (Utica, 1872) [English translation]
The first attempt to recount the history of the Welsh in the United States. The volume also includes useful information about the voyage and information about the Welsh press and its publications in America. The state of Ohio is described in Chapter 5.
English translation by Phillips G. Davies.

1872          (538 images)
thumbnailW. R. Evans, Hanes Sefydliadau Cymreig Siroedd Jackson a Gallia O[hio] (Utica, 1869)
The history of the first Welsh pioneers to settle in southeast Ohio as well as the chapels and churches established there.
An English translation is available - see History of the Welsh settlements in Jackson, Gallia Ohio.

1896          (189 images)
thumbnailIsaac Smucker, History of the Welsh settlements in Licking County, Ohio : the characteristics of our Welsh pioneers- their church history with biographical sketches of our leading Welshmen (Newark : Ohio, 1869)
The history of the Welsh communities of Granville, Newark and Welsh Hills, Licking County, as well as the history of the Welsh chapels and churches and some of the renowned Welsh settlers in the area.

1869          (27 images)
thumbnailR. D. Thomas, Hanes Cymry America a'u sefydliadau, eu heglwysi a'u gweinidogion, eu cerddorion, eu beirdd a'u llenorion ... (Utica, 1872)
The first attempt to recount the history of the Welsh in the United States. The volume also includes useful information about the voyage and information about the Welsh press and its publications in America. The state of Ohio is described in Chapter 5.
English translation by Phillips G. Davies is available (see above).

1872          (563 images)
thumbnailWilliam R. Evans, History of Welsh Settlements in Jackson and Gallia Counties, O., (Chatham, Ohio : 1989) [English translation]
History of the Welsh pioneers and Welsh settlements of Jackson and Gallia counties. Welsh version (Hanes Sefydliadau Cymreig Siroedd Jackson a Gallia, O.) published in 1896. English translation by Phillips G. Davies, edited by Lillian Thomas Brownfield.

1896          (89 images)
thumbnailVirgil H. Evans, The Family Tree of John Jones (Tirbach), elder or Patriarch of the Welsh Settlement of Jackson and Gallia (Columbus, 1929)
Information on the descendants of John Jones, Tirbach, as well as a description of the lives of the early Welsh pioneers.

1929          (54 images)
thumbnailEdward Jones, Y Teithiwr Americanaidd : Neu Gyfarwyddyd i Symudwyr o Gymru i America (Aberystwyth, 1837)
A guidebook by Edward Jones for prospective emigrants to the United States. He praises the state of Ohio and describes Jackson and Gallia as the best counties to settle in.

1837          (40 images)
thumbnailUnited Church of Christ, Gomer, Ohio : 150th anniversary 1839 - 1989
A booklet charting the history of the church in Gomer, Allen County, between 1839 and 1989. It also includes some pictures.

1839-1989          (9 images)
thumbnailL. D. Davies, Some Facts with Reference to the Welsh of Columbus, Ohio, From its earliest times up to 1860 (1910)
The history of the Welsh settlement in Columbus and some of the city’s famous Welshmen up to 1860.

1910          (47 images)
thumbnailB.W. Chidlaw, Yr American : yr hwn sydd yn cynnwys nodau ar daith o Ddyffryn Ohio i Gymru, golwg ar dalaeth Ohio ... (Llanfair, 1839)
A guidebook by B. W. Chidlaw for those who intended to emigrate from Wales to Ohio.
Yr American (Features) >>

1839          (47 images)
thumbnailGymanfa Ganu Program (1976)
1776 - Bi-Centennial - 1976
Gymanfa Ganu

1976          (2 images)
thumbnailThe Saga of The Welsh Congregational Church
History of The Welsh Congregational Church, Lawrence Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1840-1952.

1840-1952          (38 images)
thumbnailThe Saga of The Central South Welsh Congregational Association and Y Gymanfa, 1840-1954
History of the chapels in the Oak Hill area, the Gymanfa and a list of ministers.

1840-1954          (25 images)
thumbnailWelsh-American Heritage Museum flyers
A selection of flyers promoting The Welsh-American Heritage Museum (1972, 1974 and 1981).

1972-1981          (6 images)
thumbnailOak Hill, Ohio - Now 1976 and Then 1876
Leaflet prepared by the Bicentenary Committee of the Oak Hill Area.

1876-1976          (2 images)
thumbnailThe Ninety-Ninth Welsh Gymanfa of The Central South East Ohio Association of The United Church of Christ (Nebo, 1971)
Program including a brief history of the Gymanfa.

1971          (4 images)
thumbnailGwledd Dewi Sant, Oak Hill and Columbus (1980-1983)
Programs of the "Gwledd Dewi Sant" held in Oak Hill (1980, 1982 and 1983) and Columbus (1983).

1980-1983          (16 images)
thumbnailNiles Annual Gymanfa Ganu Program (1982)
Fifty-Sixth Annual Gymanfa Ganu Welsh Hymn Festival: The Niles Gymanfa Ganu Association.

1982          (4 images)
thumbnailNiles Annual Gymanfa Ganu Program (1975)
Forty-Ninth Annual Gymanfa Ganu Song Festival.

1975          (4 images)
thumbnailGomer Annual Gymanfa Ganu Program (1977)
Fifty-ninth Annual Gymanfa Ganu, Gomer United Church of Christ, Gomer, Allen County.

1977          (4 images)



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thumbnailVenedocia Gymanfa Ganu Program (1984)
Annual Gymanfa Ganu, Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia, Van Wert County.

1984          (3 images)
thumbnailNewspaper cuttings
Two short articles on the Annual Gymanfa Ganu held in Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia, Van Wert County.

          (2 images)
thumbnailSt David's Day Dinner Program, Cincinnati (1983)
Fourth Dinner of the Welsh Society of Greater Cincinnati

1983          (4 images)
thumbnailEisteddfod Program
Eisteddfod Program of the Jackson City schools, Jackson, Ohio (1983).

1983          (4 images)
thumbnailGymanfa Ganu Programs: The Welsh Gymanfa of the Central Southeast Ohio Association of the United Church of Christ
Programs of the Gymanfa Ganu held at The Welsh-American Heritage Museum in Oak Hill (1975 and 1981) and Tyn Rhos Church (1982).

1975 - 1982)          (12 images)
thumbnailThe One Hundredth Anniversary of the Welsh Gymanfa: The Annual Conference (Tyn Rhos and Nebo, 1972)
Program including a brief history of the Gymanfa and the local chapels.

1972          (16 images)
thumbnailNewsletter (1982)
The Welsh Society of Greater Cincinnati newsletter

1982          (6 images)
thumbnailGymanfa Ganu Programs Columbus (1960 and 1980)
Programs of the Twelfth Annual Gymanfa Ganu (23 October 1960) and the 32nd Annual Gymanfa Ganu (19 October 1980) held by The Welsh Singing Society of Columbus, Ohio.

1960-1980          (8 images)
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