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National Inventors Hall of Fame

Range: 1973 - 1999 Size: 37 cubic feet Record Group:

This collection consists primarily of material relating to the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Inventure Place. Materials included are minutes from board meetings, information on inductions, children's programs, construction information, personal records of CEO Richard Nichols, information from Inventor's Conferences, and information on the BF Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Program.


National Organization for Women, (NOW) local chapter

Range: 1971 - 1993 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

Records of the Akron Chapter (formed in 1971), includes: By-Laws, minutes, membership lists, newsletters, records of annual "Women's Equality Day," program files, correspondence, materials relating to community involvement, miscellanea, and materials relating to Ohio and National NOW organizations.


Nelson, Daniel

Range: 1900 - 1941 Size: 9 cubic feet Record Group:

Research material for American Rubber Workers & Organized Labor, 1900-1941. Materials include: research notes, phonotaped interviews, materials regarding the United Rubber Workers (URW), meeting minutes, manuscripts, notes and materials relating to many rubber companies, demographic studies, articles, news clippings, chapter critiques, and correspondence.


Ninth Air Force Association, Archives of the

Range: 1932 - 2012 Size: 39.36 Record Group: 99/127

The Archives of the Ninth Air Force Association at the University of Akron Archival Services includes the official records of the Ninth Air Force Association (9AFA) including newsletters, membership lists, reunion programs, and photographs. The collection also contains unit histories and personal papers such as diaries, photographs, and oral histories of individuals who served in the Ninth Air Force. The materials in the collection relate predominantly to World War II.

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North Hill Literary Club

Range: 1916 - 1958 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

A member of the Federation of Women's Clubs, this collection covers the founding of the club until 1958. The materials include annual booklets and records of the club secretary. The booklets list activities, events, and membership. The records include minutes of meetings. Also, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous club material.


Collections in Archival Services are classified by the following ways:

  • University Archives contain historical resources that document the history and development of The University of Akron and its predecessor institutions.
  • Special Collections contains personal papers of local families/individuals and organizational records of local organizations/businesses.  Strengths of the collection are primary and secondary sources documenting the history of the rubber industry, lighter-than-air flight, and Ohio canals. Special collections also include local government records for a nine county region.
  • Book collections include rare books and books documenting the history of the university, the region, and special topics.  All cataloged books are included in the UA Libraries Catalog.

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