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Sylvia Smith Archives of Smith Publications & Sonic Arts Editions

Range: 1930s - 2000s Size: 30 cubic feet Record Group:

The archive consists of materials relating to publications of New Music by Smith Publications. Includes correspondence with composers, manuscripts and scores, phonotapes, compact discs, videotapes of performances, and publications by and about composers.

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Suso, Julian. Papers, Department of Urban Planning

Range: 1949 - 1972 Size: 8 cubic feet Record Group:

Reports, proposals, correspondence, and memoranda regarding the development of the Akron area. Mr. Suso was formerly a member of the University of Akron faculty and Director of the Akron Department of Planning and Urban Renewal.

Summit County Civilian Defense Council

Range: 1941 - 1946 Size: 3 cubic feet Record Group:

Scrapbooks, radio scripts, and publications. Scrapbooks (six) on civilian defense activities , Books (four) with publications on child care, nutrition, statistics, and handbooks on jobs within the council (medical corps, firefighters, bomb squads, etc.). Framed "Citation for Merit" for the work done by members of the Defense Council.

Stan Hywet Hall Foundation, Inc.

Range: 1955 - 1960 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

This collection consists of business records, correspondence concerning funding, profile of the executive director, John Paolano, minutes of meetings, and publications concerning Stan Hywet.

Shoman, Edward C. Papers

Range: 1930 - 2003 Size: 4.34 cubic feet Record Group: 99/133

Edward C. Shoman was the marketing manager of big tire sales at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. Included in the papers are business correspondence, reports, and personal notes from his 34 years at Goodyear in addition to numerous Goodyear related photographs, slides, video tapes, and published materials that mostly document Goodyear's off-the-road tires.

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Shilts, W. D.

Range: 1908 - 1955 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

Correspondence, clipping file and research notes of William Delbert Shilts, official of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, including a manuscript history of the company, 1898-1927.

Semon, Waldo

Range: 1926 - 1966 Size: 9 cubic feet Record Group: 99/245

Materials from Semon's years as a research chemist for BFGoodrich, including experiment notebooks, research notes, correspondence, and general files relating to rubber research arranged by topic.

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Seiberling, Willard P.

Range: 1859 - 1964 Size: 29 cubic feet Record Group: 99/130

The Willard P. Seiberling Papers contain personal and business correspondence, drawings, photographs, negatives, blueprints, and legal documents from one of the members of Akron's "founding families" of the rubber and tire industry. While not a complete record of Willard Seiberling's business activities at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and Seiberling Rubber Co., it does give some insight into his work at these companies as well as his interest in railroads and aviation.

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Seiberling, John F.

Range: 1937 - 1995 Size: 650 cubic feet Record Group:

Congressional files, including: materials regarding Seiberling's congressional activities, correspondence, memorandums, notes, legislation drafts, miscellaneous materials relating to bills before Congress, reports, and news clippings. Subjects include President Nixon impeachment hearings, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Alaska lands, strip and surface mining, and public lands issues.

Schneider, Dorothy

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Notebooks, news clippings, photographs, and other genealogical material.

Schnee, Charles F.

Range: 1940 - 1966 Size: 3 cubic feet Record Group:

The collection includes legal briefs, documents, notes, correspondence, bulletins, and pamphlets relating to Schnee's career as a lawyer and conservationist activities.

Sawyer, William T., Family

Range: 1877 - 1953 Size: 5.3 cubic feet Record Group: 99/138

Correspondence, travel accounts, photographs, genealogies and miscellaneous material concerning Sawyer's personal life, professional life and family. Includes military memorabilia from George Childs (1860s-1890s).

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Sailor, Joseph

Range: 1862 - 1863 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group: 99/82

Civil War letters of Private Sailor, 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 35 items View the Sailor letters here.

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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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