Local History Collection

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Local History Collection includes books, documents, news clippings, oral histories, photographs, microfilm, and special collections. Most materials can be found by searching the library's catalog.

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Some of the resources you will find in the Local History Collection include:

  • 1819 Stephen Butler Letter
  • Stow Press newspapers (one year run from 1959 to 1960) on microfilm. NOW online!
  • Stow Sentry newspapers from 1970 (all on microfilm)
  • Stoannos yearbooks from 1951
  • City Directories from 1940
  • News clippings (pamphlet files) of Stow Sentry articles
  • Area Maps, original documents, photographs
  • Stow and Munroe Falls biographies and obituaries
  • Inscription and Index to Maple Lawn Cemetery Stow, Ohio and Inscription and Index to Stow Cemetery
  • Historic Properties Survey Report, published by the City of Stow Historic Preservation Review Commission
  • Recollections of LIving and Working in Stow and Stories From a Stow Native by Fred Long
  • Biographical and Historical Data of Stow by Frank A. Green
  • Nineteenth Century Education in Stow by Mary Helen Young
  • History of the Village of Munroe Falls, published by the Munroe Falls Historical Society
  • Stow Corners Walking Tour

Special collections include groups, families, and individuals (see list.)

Oral histories (see list).


The Community Church News (CCN)

The Community Church News (CCN) is a 15-volume bound set of Community Church of Stow newsletters ranging from 1934 to 1948.


The Local History Collection contains "Biography" binders with obituaries and some articles on people who have lived and/or worked in the Stow Munroe Falls area. Full articles are in the binders. Ask at the Information Desk.

Munroe Falls Historical Society Newsletters 

The Local History Collection includes most issues of "Olde Heritage", monthly newsletter of the Munroe Falls Historical Society, from June 1997 to April 2009. These newsletters contain information and articles on the people and places in the history of Munroe Falls, Ohio. Full articles are available to read. Ask at the Information Desk.

Geneology Research Links

Explore geneology with these local and national resources.


Digital Collections:

The Local History Digital Collections consist of scanned photographs from the Local History general collection.