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Oral History of the Crime Victim Assistance Field

Range: 2002 - 2002 Size: 3 cubic feet Record Group:

Includes video taped interviews with more than fifty of the fields' pioneers who made significant contributions to the progress and evolution of the crime victims' field.

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OhioDance Records

Range: 1977 - 1999 Size: 20 cubic feet Record Group:

OhioDance, formed in 1976 as the Association of Ohio Dance Companies, is a state-wide organization that inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance.  The records consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, publications, reports, news releases, news clippings, directories, financial records, photographs, and audio/video recordings.


Ohio Volunteer Infantry 104th, Company H

Range: 1862 - 1886 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

This collection includes the roster of Company H, 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, a brief history and biographical sketches of every member of the company, and newspaper clippings. The bulk of the collection documents available pension records and military service records of the veterans of Company H and their beneficiaries.


Ohio Edison Company

Range: 1889 - 1964 Size: 315 cubic feet Record Group: 99/102

Minutes, ledgers, financial and operating reports, photographs, and other records of Ohio Edison and predecessor gas light, traction, interurban, power, and holding companies.


Ohio Ballet

Range: 1972 - 1991 Size: 22 cubic feet Record Group:

This collection includes information about employment, financial records, correspondence, performance schedules, and donor lists. An auxiliary collection includes lighting designs and stage cues for numerous performances of the Ohio ballet, as well as notes from Thomas Skelton, one of America's most distinguished lighting designers.


Oenslager, George

Range: 1850 - 1972 Size: 3 cubic feet Record Group:

This collection contains correspondence, financial records, photographs, biographical information, travel memorabilia, chemistry notes, manuals and equipment, and United States patents (held by Oenslager and later the BF Goodrich Company). The contents document Oenslager's personal life, as well as his discoveries in the field of chemistry. A secondary collection consists of personal correspondence written to and by George Oenslager pertaining to the rubber industry and his receipt of the Perkins Medal in 1933.


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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