The Cincinnati History Library and Archives’ manuscript collection is primarily a research collection. Our users include historians, genealogists, scientists, students, documentary filmmakers and even the local news media. One of the more delightful aspects of working in an archives is seeing the many ways that people use the collections. Sometimes it’s straight-forward but some researchers utilize a more creative viewpoint and use records in ways that aren’t immediately obvious. It’s even more fun to watch several researchers using the same collection for completely different reasons.