FDR and the Banking Crisis of 1932

With the continuing banking and Wall Street Crisis, the YSU Archives turn to another FDR Fireside Chat on how the FDR administration dealt with the crisis of 1932. This video comes courtesy of Youtube [Part 1 of 2].

Jambar Student Newspapers all online!


For the last five months, the Archives Staff has been creating ocr’d pdf’s of all the Jambar Newspapers (1931-present). The first stage of the project was to have all the Jambar Newspapers scanned and put in pdf files. The second stage had the archives staff take the images and apply optical character recognition to each issue: which allows for each issue to be completely searched. Once that was completed, the staff uploaded the images to Dspace for immediate viewing. The third and fourth stages (yet to be finished) of the project will see the creation of tiff images and meta-data, with an in depth abstract analysis, which will be added to each issue on Dspace. Click on above image to go to the Jambar Archives.

YSU Archives Now on Facebook

YSU Archives now has it’s own Facebook page.

From Analog to Digital

Within the last several weeks, employees of the Maag Library’s IT, MMC, and Archive Departments have teamed up to start the conversion of analog oral histories to digital files (in cooperation with the YSU Oral History Department). This project is expected to take about two years and make available all of the YSU Oral Histories in both audio and text format. Providing researchers, historians, and all interested parties accessibility to this prized audio collection.

Coinciding with the African American Delta Heritage Archival Project, we are making available two digitized recordings concerning the experience of African Americans in Youngstown during the Depression. As we move forward with this project, we will be making more recordings available. The following are the two selections from the oral history collection (Courtesy of the YSU Oral History Department):

Rev. Lonnie A. Simon and the African-American Experience during the Depression

Edward J. Stonework and the African-American Experience during the Depression