Appointments are required to view the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s physical archival collections. To book an appointment or for any questions regarding our physical collections contact the Historical Society. Please review the archives room rules before your visit.
Federal census records dating back to 1790 Summit County vital records – a microfilm collection of 19th and early 20th century records of Summit County, including births, deaths, marriages, wills, and property records.
Located in the archives reading room the city directories are helpful for tracking down property owners. Some of the city directories (1910, 1950) list properties by address, rather than by owner, which makes the searching easier.
|Title||Publisher||Dates of publication||HLHS owns|
|The Hudson Telephone Company directory, no. …, Hudson, Twinsburg.||Hudson Telephone Co.||1917, 1919|
|Directory of the Village of Hudson, Ohio, …||Progressive League of Hudson.||1929|
|Telephone directory, including exchanges of Hudson, …||Western Reserve Telephone Co.; Mid-Continent Telephone Corp., 1961-1983, Alltel, 1984-1997.||[1920?]-1997||1934, 1939-1940, 1942-1943, 1946, 1949-1950, 1951, 1954-1957, 1959-1962, 1968, 1969, 1971-1997|
|Hudson city directory : Streetsboro, Moran, Miller Cor., Darrowville, Chittenden Cor.||Commercial Press||1935|
|Telephone directory for Hudson.||Western Reserve Telephone Co.||1951|
|The Western Reserve area, Ohio||ALLTEL Corporation||1998-2006||1998-2006|
|The official Windstream directory : distributed to and serving the communities of Greater Western Reserve area, Ohio||Windstream||2007-||2007, 2009-2012, 2017, 2019|
|Hudson community directory…||Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce||1992||1992/1993, 1994-2000, 2004, 2006/2007, 2008/2009, 2011/2012, 2013/2014|
|Business directory.||Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce||1987-||1987-1988, 1990-1991|
The archives features a large genealogical book collection, with some available for circulation. Extensive collection of Ohio county histories, and a wide variety of genealogical magazines.
The Hudson library maintains a necrology file containing the obituaries of Hudson residents. The file is indexed and searchable via the Ohio Obituary Index below. Contact Us to order an obituary.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society has yearbooks for the following schools: Hudson High School, Hudson Middle School and Western Reserve Academy.
|The Log||Hudson High School||1952-1971, 1973-1976, 1978-2020|
|Hardscrabble||Western Reserve Academy||1942, 1947-1957, 1959, 1964-1966, 1968, 1970-1975, 1979, 1987-1988, 1990-1993|
|Memory Book||Hudson Middle School||1988/1989, 2001/2002-2004/2005, 2007/2008-2008/2009, 2010/2011-2011/2012, 2016/2017|
|The Academic||Western Reserve Academy||1899, 1920, 1925|