Associated Press: State annual reports back to 1800s go online in collaboration between treasurer, state library
February 22, 2015
COLUMBUS — Centuries of historical financial records have been put online as the result of a partnership between State Treasurer Josh Mandel and the State Library of Ohio.
The online compilation features state annual reports produced by the treasurer’s office since the early 1800s. Mandel’s office said it is the first state agency to partner with the state library in this manner.
The collection is available to historians, researchers and average citizens. It is part of a government records transparency project that Mandel launched in 2011, which has included public employee pay records and an online checkbook of state expenditures.