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The Wadsworth Public Library Local History collection contains written, printed, photographic, audio, and audio-visual materials documenting the history of the City of Wadsworth and the activities of its inhabitants.

Many items in our collection are rare or one-of-kind; some are also fragile. 

We are currently working on converting our printed obituary index into a searchable database of names via the Rutherford B. Hayes Ohio Obituary Index.  Although this obituary database is not complete, it is accessible and is updated on a weekly basis as more work is done.  If you find an obituary listing for which you would like the complete text, please contact the Adult Reference desk at 330.335.1294 or via email at reference@wadsworthlibrary.com.

Researchers are welcome to visit the Library and use the Collection during regular Library hours.  To make a visit more productive and efficient for both the researcher and Library staff, you are encouraged to contact the Reference Desk ahead of time.

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