The Enquirer library is home to Cincinnati history.
Today, for the most part, that history is stored electronically, accessible with just the touch of a few computer keys.
But it wasn’t always that way. For 36 years Ray Zwick was the beloved keeper of that history as The Enquirer’s librarian. Mr. Zwick, 75, of New Burlington in Springfield Township, died Aug. 7.
“Before the Internet, Ray was the guy we counted on to find archives of stories that were printed before as far back as God it seemed,” Enquirer reporter Sheila McLaughlin said. “They were actual clips from the newspaper cut and pasted into bound booklets every day. But, go to Ray and he had his finger on it.”
Mr. Zwick worked at The Enquirer from 1966 to 2002. He was appointed head librarian in 1983.
“Do not underestimate the value to Ray during those days,” added former Enquirer reporter Howard Wilkinson, now WVXU’s political reporter. “We would have been lost without him.