Theatre - Columbus, OH
Articles of Interest
The opening of the Ohio
Theatre in 1928 was well documented in the local newspapers.
for us the newspaper archives are accessible to the public at the
Columbus Public Library in downtown Columbus. A thank you to
the library staff for
assisting with some of the article gathering.
periodicals from the 1920s, there are a few things noticeably different
when compared to today's newspapers. First, there are very few
photographs in the
newspaper. For the most part, a picture is usually a drawing rather
than an actual photograph. Even lettering in ads is often hand-drawn.
the articles are not organized as concisely or consistently
as they are today. Things are grouped together in very general topics,
but even these definitions seem to be loosely followed. Some topics
such as Sports or Finance are grouped well, but local, state and
national news all blends together across several sections of the
articles for the most part lack an author and are crammed on the pages
in almost a random format. This might be due to how they were
together and printed, but it certainly looks and feels less organized
than today's newspapers. Every inch of space is used!
Articles are sorted by type and time period.