Physical Collections

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.

TitlePublisherDates of publicationHLHS 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?]-19971934, 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 Press1935
Telephone directory for Hudson.Western Reserve Telephone Co.1951
The Western Reserve area, OhioALLTEL Corporation1998-20061998-2006
The official Windstream directory : distributed to and serving the communities of Greater Western Reserve area, OhioWindstream2007-2007, 2009-2012, 2017, 2019
Hudson community directory…Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce19921992/1993, 1994-2000, 2004, 2006/2007, 2008/2009, 2011/2012, 2013/2014
Business directory.Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce1987-1987-1988, 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.

Copies of Hudson newspapers are available on microfilm from 1827-1853, 1879-2000, 2005-2010. Subject index to major news items in Hudson, Ohio, newspapers and news sources from 1903 to present day. READ MORE »

The Hudson Library & Historical Society has yearbooks for the following schools: Hudson High School, Hudson Middle School and Western Reserve Academy. 

The LogHudson High School1952-1971, 1973-1976, 1978-2020
HardscrabbleWestern Reserve Academy1942, 1947-1957, 1959, 1964-1966, 1968, 1970-1975, 1979, 1987-1988, 1990-1993
Memory BookHudson Middle School1988/1989, 2001/2002-2004/2005, 2007/2008-2008/2009, 2010/2011-2011/2012, 2016/2017
The AcademicWestern Reserve Academy1899, 1920, 1925