John S. Knight (1894-1981) was a journalist and newspaper publisher from Akron, Ohio who inherited the Akron Beacon Journal from his father and parlayed it into a newspaper conglomerate known as Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc. His papers consist primarily of material relating to his life and career including correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, “Editor's Notebooks,” newspaper clippings, photographs, phonotapes, and memorabilia.[Finding Aid]
Personal letters, diaries, journals, business papers, photographs, and artifacts relating to Charles M. Knight, professor of natural sciences at Buchtel College, and family members Joel Knight, Jr., Fanny Maria Duncan Knight, Sophie Knight McCollester, Eva Knight Greenwood, Colonel William Henry (Hal) Greenwood, Susan Helen Knight, Esther Knight Guild, and Mary Knight Dutton. There is also a small amount of publications, flyers, and other documents from sources outside the family.
Many of the Kiwanis Club activities focused around civil service and patriotic objectives. Materials relate to the club's history, its organization, financial information, membership, activities, and relationships to other organizations.
Materials dealing with Dr. Karam's volunteer work with people around the world, including: Project Hope, Africa, Navajo Indians, Vietnam, Middle East, Alaska, San Quentin, California Institute for Women, and Southeast Asia. Included are certificates, diaries, slides, photographs, maps, newspaper and journal articles, correspondence, manuscripts, booklets, and brochures.
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