Local History


 glass sign

The library maintains a definitive collection of local glass history for the years 1887 to 1920

when Fostoria was the site of thirteen glass factories, including Fostoria Glass. 

A clipping file of historical and biographical Fostoria materials previous to 1970 and a comprehensive local newspaper index

from the 1970's to the present are also available for research.

 Other material important to the history of the area includes:

Area newspapers on microfilm dating back to 1832

City and county directories

Area county histories

Historical atlases

Plat maps

High school yearbooks