About The Bexley Collection
What is the purpose of The Bexley Collection?
The goal is to make material previously viewable only in a physical format available to a wider audience online and in a searchable format. It is also to engage the community and increase interest and appreciation for local history.
Who was involved in the creation of the Bexley Collection?
In 2013, Bexley Public Library and the Bexley Historical Society received a grant from the Bexley Community Foundation to digitize items of importance to Bexley’s history that would also be of interest to a wide audience. With the grant funding, Bexley Public Library purchased equipment to digitize these items. The first items digitized were Bexley High School Yearbooks from 1923-2005. The Bexley High School Alumni Association supplied some of the yearbooks that were scanned. Bexley Public Library also partnered with Columbus Metropolitan Library to put the collection online. Bexley Public Library and Columbus Metropolitan Library are both part of the Central Library Consortium, a network of fourteen libraries in the Central Ohio area who share resources.
When will you add yearbooks that were published after 2005?
Additional yearbooks will be added ten years after the date of publication.
What other items will be available?
The yearbooks are the first collection to be added, and in the near future, Bexley Public Library and the Bexley Historical Society will begin digitizing other items from their collections that are of interest and importance to Bexley’s history.
Who owns the copyright to the items?
Bexley High School yearbooks, the copyright is retained by the Bexley City School District and permission was generously granted to allow Bexley Public Library and the Bexley Historical Society to digitizeand make them available online. Please contact Bexley Public Library to request a full resolution image for personal use.
Who do I contact if I have a question?
Please contact the Library’s Local History Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.