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Historical Images

Watch the story of the Upper Arlington community unfold in our Historical Images collection, which includes images from the Norwester magazine as well as the collections of the Upper Arlington Historical Society and individual donors. Browse the images chronologically to view Upper Arlington's development and learn some fascinating …

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Historical Images

Norwester Magazines

The Norwester magazine was published monthly from November 1917 through March 1922, chronicling early suburban life in the Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights, and Marble Cliff areas. The Upper Arlington community initially published the magazine from 1917-1920 as part of their ideal to be "the finest residence district and the most …

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Norwester Magazines

Norwester Yearbooks

The Norwester yearbook has been published annually by the Upper Arlington City School District since 1923. Many of the earlier yearbook volumes included every grade in the school district, but the younger grades were gradually phased out until, beginning with the 1956 yearbook, only classes from the Upper Arlington High School were …

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Norwester Yearbooks

Thompson Family Archives

The families of brothers King Gibson Thompson and Ben Sells Thompson have generously contributed historic images and documents related to these two founders of Upper Arlington.

Thompson Family Archives

Miller Family Archives

The family of James Turrell Miller, who sold the first 840 acres of land which became Upper Arlington and was the village's first mayor, has generously contributed historic images and documents related to this founder of Upper Arlington.

Miller Family Archives

About the collections



UA Archives is the Upper Arlington Public Library’s digital library initiative. Through the UA Archives, the library partners with local organizations and individuals to digitally preserve our community’s historical resources and make them available online.

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