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Comment Icon0 Ready Reference (READY REF) materials are held at the Reference Desk. Reference (REF) materials are shelved alphabetically by call number in the Reference Room. Maag Stacks materials are shelved alphabetically by call number on floors 3-6A. Oversize materials are located on the first bank(s) of shelves on each floor. To determine on which floor of the library your item is shelved, use the Building Guide online or signs posted in the Reference Room and by the elevators.

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Youngstown Area History Resources on the Web

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  • Maag Library: Digital.Maag
    Digital.Maag is Youngstown State University’s Institution Repository, an electronic archive collection. It is powered by DSpace. Departments and programs at YSU may publish and/or store their works in Digital.Maag, improving publication and open access to valuable intellectual content.
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  • Maag Library: Oral History Digital Collection
    The Youngstown State University Oral History Collection, begun in 1974, collects and preserves first-person narratives of northeastern Ohioans who have participated in, or closely observed events which have significantly affected both the state and nation. The Oral History Collection houses over eleven hundred interviews including personal narratives focusing on World War II, Vietnam, Youngstown College (University), Greek, Puerto Rican, Romanian, Russian and Italian culture, industry (steel, pottery, brick, labor relations, coal, and railroads), politics, the Holocaust, and religion.
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  • Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor
    The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor provides a dramatic overview of the impact of the iron and steel industry on Youngstown and other Mahoning Valley communities. The building, designed by renowned architect Michael Graves in 1986, houses the museum’s permanent exhibit, By the Sweat of Their Brow: Forging the Steel Valley, explores labor, immigration and urban history, using videos, artifacts, photographs, and reconstructed scenes.

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