The Delaware County Historical Society
is pleased to present
New Shelving at our Cryder Research Library

At the heart of the Cryder Research Library is the society’s collection of Delaware County History research papers, reference works, and books. Many of these resources are the work of society volunteers combing newspapers and government records to make information accessible. They pull together cemetery and burial records, family histories, school yearbooks, obituary clippings, city and rural directories dating a century past.

The aged wooden shelving could not sustain the weight of the volumes. To lighten the load, some materials had to be moved to open spaces, some were stacked on the floor. Library grade shelving was needed but that required funds.

The Ohio History Connection’s History Fund accepts grant applications each year in a competitive process. A society team was organized to prepare an application for funds to purchase new library shelving. The Society’s application was one of ten selected for funding.

Cryder Shelving - Cryder Library - Delaware County Historical Society -Delaware Ohio
Susan Logan and Donna Meyer show grant awarded to replace existing shelving(shown)
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Cryder Research Library Shelving replacement is made possible in part by a grant from the Ohio History Connection’s History Fund. The History Fund is supported exclusively by voluntary donations of Ohio income tax refunds, sales of Ohio History “mastodon” license plates, and designated gifts to the Ohio History Connection.


157 East William Street, Delaware


2690 Stratford Road, Delaware

Celebrating Black History Month with The Delaware County Historical Society!The History of the first Black-Owned farm in Delaware County and part of the Underground Railroad – Lucy Depp Settlement.

On 2/18 at 7:30, readers from Lucy Depp with tell about Delaware County's first African-American Settlement, in this amazing online program!