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University of Akron Postcards

Range: 1905 - circa 2000 Size: 0.3 cubic feet; 1 box Record Group: 50

The University of Akron Postcards contains postcards of campus buildings and grounds.

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University of Akron Photographs

Range: 1854 - 2004 Size: 36 cubic feet (70 boxes) Record Group: 99/49

The University of Akron Photographs contains prints and negatives photographed during 1854-2004 depicting special events, student life, the campus landscape, and individual students and faculty members.

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University of Akron Photographic Slides

Range: 1961 - 1988 Size: 0.5 Record Group: 51

The University of Akron Photographic Slides contains slides depicting campus buildings and events.

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University of Akron General History Records

Range: 1893 - 1990 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group: 2

The general history records contain correspondence, historical summaries, and reminiscences primarily relating to the early years of Buchtel College.  A majority of the correspondence including in this collection are former students and alumni remembering their time at Buchtel College.  Of special note is a student letter written immediately following the Buchtel Hall fire of 1899.  Other topics include the college’s founders, Lucinda “Aunty” Brown’s boarding house, and student activities during World War I and II.

University Club of Akron

Range: 1916 - 1978 Size: 8 cubic feet Record Group:

Contains minutes of board meetings, minutes of annual meetings, financial and accountants statements, rosters of members, committee and officer correspondence, merger documents, theatrical show programs, pamphlets, photographs, deeds, and time-log books.

United Steel Workers of America, Local 4377 (Coshocton)

Range: 1950 - 1976 Size: 0.4 cubic feet Record Group:

Minutes of meetings, a written history, auditing committee quarterly reports, and miscellaneous materials.

United Rubber Workers (URW), Local 5

Range: 1939 - 1987 Size: 64 cubic feet Record Group:

This collection, representing a local founded in Akron, contains newsletters, contracts, agreements, negotiations, grievance files, petitions, general office files, meeting minutes, union elections, and photographs.

United Paperworkers, Local 150

Range: 1933 - 1976 Size: 0.6 cubic feet Record Group:

Meeting minutes.

United Glass and Ceramic Workers, Local 96

Range: 1964 - 1978 Size: 0.2 cubic feet Record Group:

The collection includes agreements, attendance records, correspondence, minutes of meetings and records of individual union dues paid to the Local.

United Garment Workers of America, Local 294 (Ashland)

Range: 1941 - 1967 Size: 0.2 cubic feet Record Group:

Meeting minutes.

United Food and Commercial Workers (U.F.C.W.), International Union

Range: 1935 - 1981 Size: 12 cubic feet Record Group:

This collection largely focuses on the Local 31 and includes a variety of materials such as manuals, reports, ledgers, dues books, a film, membership forms, attendance records, benefit forms, shop cards, cash books, agreements, insurance information and minutes. The bulk of the collection consists of local contracts and negotiations.

United Brick and Clay Workers, District Council No. 9, Dennison

Range: 1928 - 1976 Size: 2.8 cubic feet Record Group:

Correspondence, minutes, agreements, and financial records.

Unitarian Universalist Association, Ohio-Meadville District

Range: 1920 - 1998 Size: 46 cubic feet Record Group:

Primarily records of the Ohio-Meadville District (UUA-OMD) from 1963-1998, includes: District office records, board records, program records, financial records, and congregational records. Collection consists of correspondence, minutes, press releases, and photographs.

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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