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Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, until further notice, the Cuyahoga County Archives will be closed to the public. In the interim you can send research requests to Thank you for your understanding.

The Cuyahoga County Archives is now open!

The Cuyahoga County Archives was organized in the summer of 1975 and serves as a repository for the historical records of Cuyahoga County, and for current records requiring temporary maintenance. A research library is available for the convenience of persons using the records in the County Archives and trained personnel are always available to provide advice on any specific research problem. The offices, storage facilities, and the research library are all located in the new County Archives location at 3951 Perkins Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114. 

Click here to learn more about the Cuyahoga County Archives.

Mission Statement

To preserve the records of Cuyahoga County Government, in accordance with the principles of modern archival administration, so that the historical and cultural heritage of a vital urban community can be made available for future generations.

To serve the offices and agencies of County government by providing records management services that will assist personnel in maintaining more efficient and effective control over the documents they create.

To make the records of County Government included in the holdings of the Archives, accessible to the general public, by operating a research center where documents can be studied and inspected on a daily basis, and by providing reference services for those unable to personally visit the Archives.

Hours of Operation

The Cuyahoga County Archives
3951 Perkins Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Monday, Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Closed to the public on Tuesdays
CONTACT PERSON Dr. Judith G. Cetina, Ph.D.
216-443-7250 (phone)
216-443-3636 (fax)


Volunteers assist the staff and can answer most questions and help begin research. The staff hopes you will enjoy your visit to the Archives and looks forward to assisting you.