In 1968, the CAC began a local government records acquisition program with special emphasis on county records. Seven years later, in 1975, it joined with the Ohio Historical Society and six other state and private institutions to implement Ohio's Local Government Records Program. The CAC, through established Network agreements, collects and maintains historically valuable records which include those of counties, municipalities, townships, and school districts within a defined 19-county region in Northwest Ohio.
County, municipal, township, and school district records are rich in historical data. It is through the use of these historically valuable local government records that a more complete assessment of the past can be accomplished. In addition, the use of these past records can help in planning for the future.