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The Sherman Room is the local history and genealogy room of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library. The room houses local history resources, Ohio history resources, general genealogy sources and newspapers on microfilm going back to 1823.

Since December 19, 1908 the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library has stood at its current site on 43 West Third Street, Mansfield, Ohio. From the beginning The John Sherman Room has been an integral part of the library. According to an article in the Mansfield Daily Shield from July 2, 1907, Mrs. Mary Sherman McCallum offered to assist with the furnishing of the library under the condition that a room be dedicated to her father, the Hon. John Sherman, and be known as the Sherman Memorial.

Sherman Room/Local History Librarian: Jayson Schlechty