The Akron and Summit County Federation of Women’s Clubs was organized in 1893 and united with the Ohio State Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1917. The group raised money for charity, hosted guest speakers, awarded scholarships, worked on various community-related projects, and lobbied for political reform. The records include notebooks, directories, scrapbooks, newsletters and subjects files.[Finding Aid]
Subscription book of founding members, minutes, reports, yearbooks and other publications, research files, and maps. Also included are records of Chamber affiliates in Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Northampton, and Stow.
Council activities, committee activities, financial records, community projects records, minutes of Akron Ministerial Association meetings (1909-1967), and a small amount of other church related materials, including: minutes of the Akron Sunday School Superintendents' Association, the Secretary's Book of the Summit County Evangelical Alliance, ministerial membership lists and copies of the Metro Memo (newsletter of the Metropolitan Interchurch Ministries)
Records of 15 local companies, including correspondence, notices, agreements, strike reports, election forms, materials relating to lockouts and strikes, amendments to agreements, applications for strike sanction, tally of ballots, grievances, employee listings, and wage surveys. Includes materials at the local level: The Akron Association; job shop agreements and notices to mediation, amendments to Akron Association laws, a booklet of by-laws, by-law approvals, correspondence, financial reports, monthly reports, and newspaper clippings. Additionally, international level materials include: booklets, correspondence, minutes of meetings, and newspaper clippings.[Finding Aid]
32 reels of microfilm containing minutes of all regular and special meetings, correspondence, proposals for bids, newspaper clippings, and publications.
3"x5" photographic prints recording the construction of the Water Department, including major additions of the water purification plant, extensive water main surveys, new water towers, stand pipes and pumping stations. Technical in content, but also containing views of the streets, neighborhoods and working conditions of early 20th century Akron.[Finding Aid]
ACESS, an organization consisting of technical and scientific societies, represents over 3,000 engineers, scientists and technicians in the greater Akron area. Included in this collection are board minutes; records of ACESS banquets and programs; and their publication, The Akron Technical Journal.
Constitution, by-laws, articles of incorporation, scrapbooks, reports, membership information, yearbooks, and a photograph album.
The Akron Regional Development Board was formed in 1975 to promote business and industrial development in the tri-county area. The organization provided consultation to law-making bodies and conducted studies on issues including the Akron Public School levies, city taxes, local business expansions, and state highways. The records consist of subject files of programs and projects and photographs of local businesses.[Finding Aid]
Audiocassettes of Akron Roundtable speakers.
"Contains financial statements, semi-annual reports, passbooks, constitution and by-laws, minutes of directors' meetings pertaining to the growth and development of the agency. "[Finding Aid]
Includes news clippings, budget reports, meeting minutes, scrapbooks, and documentation of different community relations programs.
"Topological maps of the City of Akron, detailing geological features, locations of streets and large buildings, and surface features. "
Articles of incorporation, minute books, stock records, and other records of AC&Y and more than a dozen associated companies, including the East Akron Land Company and the Northern Ohio Railway Company.[Finding Aid]
This collection pertains to the grocery stores of Frederick Wilhelm Albrecht. The original store, known as Acme No. 1, opened at Buchtel, Sumner, and Center Streets. This collection contains periodical publications, advertisements, photographs, news clippings, audiovisual material, and miscellaneous artifacts of the Acme, Click, and Y-Mart Stores.
Minutes of the monthly group meetings of the Alert Hose Company located in Canton, Stark County, Ohio.
This collection contains materials related to the development of Alfin rubber. J. D. D'Ianni, of the Research Division of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company along with Dr. Avery A Morton of M.I.T., worked on the development and usage of this synthetic rubber. Includes reports, graphs, tables, and correspondence.
The AAUW is the oldest and largest national organization for women. This collection contains branch minutes, board minutes, correspondence, bulletins, and scrapbooks detailing the activities of the AAUW.
This collection contains a variety of documentation about the ACLU, the Ohio Civil Liberties Union, and the Akron Area Civil Liberties Union. Materials include the Articles of OCLU organization, newsletters, correspondence, minutes, newspaper clippings, information about membership and miscellaneous materials.
Documents and literature produced or gathered during peace education work. Also includes audiotapes of radio programming.[Finding Aid]
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Akron Section was Organized and chartered in May 1937, Akron was the 10th section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Charter members of the Akron Section were instrumental in the development of synthetic rubber and related process equipment. They became the technical leaders in the rubber industry through the 1970s.[Finding Aid]
Minutes, correspondence, scrapbooks, reports and subject files of the board and its predecessors, the Citizens Postwar Planning Committee, the Area Development Committee, Citizens for Progress, and the Greater Akron Association.[Finding Aid]
Correspondence, reports, and printed material concerning the activities of the Akron NAACP (of which she was president), the Ohio Black Political Assembly, and other black organizations, as well as her 1973 Akron City Council campaign.[Finding Aid]
Consists of personal and professional notes, correspondences, photographs, and plan drawings. Includes both published articles and manuscripts by Dr. Arnstein and his associates, as well as scripts for speeches and presentations given by Dr. Arnstein.[Finding Aid]
This collection consists of thousands of photographs, letters, diaries, and records on microfilm documenting the special role played by the B-26 Marauder during World War II.[Finding Aid]
The 17th Bombardment Group Reunion Association Collection consists of correspondence, military records, newsletters, photographs, printed materials, and videos created and collected by the association and its members.[Finding Aid]
The 319th Bombardment Group Reunion Association Collection consists of newsletters, photographs, correspondence, printed materials, and videos created and collected by the association and its members.[Finding Aid]
The 455th Bombardment Squadron Association Records include correspondence, memoirs, photographs, printed publications and scrapbooks collected and used by the association.[Finding Aid]
Charles H. Drake served in the Headquarters Squadron of the 391st Bomb Group. His papers include orders he received throughout his military service and many photographs taken during World War II.[Finding Aid]
The Charles H. Tillson Papers consists of correspondence, military records, photographs and an autobiography of Charles H. Tillson.[Finding Aid]
Charles R. Meyers Jr. served in the 319th Bombardment Group, 438th Bombardment Squadron from 1942-1945 as a Marauder pilot. His papers include strike photographs of various bombing missions from June 5, 1943 to December 3, 1944 and photo negatives from July 11, 1943 to August 10, 1945. The photographic negatives include combat crews, United Service Organizations (USO) shows, visitations, and other events associated with camp life.[Finding Aid]
The Donald McDonald Collection consists of a photograph of the 575th ground crew and newspapers written, printed and distributed to the 391st Bomb Group while at their various stations during World War II.[Finding Aid]
The Martin C. Mazurk Newsletter Collection includes copies of The Bombardiers, Inc. newsletter, Crosshairs and several issues of On Course! and The Marauder Thunder.[Finding Aid]
Marvin C. Colton served in the 555th Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group (M) as a bombardier during World War II. This collection consists of photographs from the World War II era and the 1980's and 1990's "Return of the Crusader" reunions. It also includes a brief history of the 555th Bomb Squadron and rosters for the 386th Bomb Group (M) Association.[Finding Aid]
The Richard C. Booth Papers includes an autobiography of Richard C. Booth, correspondence with various organizations, personal records, and magazine articles involving Richard Booth, B-26 Marauders, and Barksdale Air Force Base.[Finding Aid]
The Richard H. Denison Collection consists of the military records of Richard H. Denison, maps with highlighted flight paths, newsletters and magazines involving the B-26 Marauder, photographs, and a model of the B-26 "Rat Poison."[Finding Aid]
The Richard J. Atkinson Collection consists of newsletters, correspondence and plaques documenting Richard J. Atkinson's military career, B-26 Marauders and the Ninth Air Force Association.[Finding Aid]
The Richard P. Ellinger Collection includes video interviews of World War II B-26 Marauder veterans on VHS.[Finding Aid]
The Robert E. Herndon Papers consist of Robert E. Herndon's military records, self-authored magazine articles, and the 42nd Bombardment Wing operations report.[Finding Aid]
Robert L. "Hap" Holliday served in the 391st Bombardment Group during World War II as a B-26 Marauder pilot. The papers include his military service records and correspondence, material form the 391st Bomb Group Association, the B-26 Marauder Historical Society and the B-26 Archives Advisory Council.[Finding Aid]
The Virgil L. Bell Collection includes photographs, newsletters, rosters, registrations and plaques documenting the 319th Bombardment Group and 17th Bombardment Group of the 12th Air Force.[Finding Aid]
The Washington Area Marauder Men Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and media articles documenting monuments and memorials dedicated to the B-26 Marauder and service personnel.[Finding Aid]
The Wendell A. Fetters Collection consists of correspondence between Wendell Fetters and members of the 391st Bomb Group Association, newsletters, several memoirs, and histories of the 391st Bomb Group.[Finding Aid]
Materials relating the author's interest in the history of Savannah and Clear Creek Township, Ashland County, Ohio. Also included are genealogical papers spanning the author's ancestors (John R. Bailey Family), and the historical pageant, various poems, and short stories written by Bailey.[Finding Aid]
Frank B. Baldwin was an employee of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company under their flight operations department and later their astronautics and undersea warfare sales department. He also served as a pilot and personal aide to Paul W. Litchfield, president and later CEO and Chairman of Board of Goodyear. Included in the papers are photograph albums, logs, and subject files from his 34 years at Goodyear in addition to numerous Goodyear related film strips, slides, published materials, and artifacts.[Finding Aid]
Louis Baus, photographer, shot numerous scenes along the Ohio & Erie, Miami & Erie, and the connecting feeder canals. This collection of over 400 photo negatives portrays a sense of canal life during the late 1800s to early 1900s. Found in this collection are images of canal boats, crew and passengers, as well as various locks, businesses and homes along the canal ways.[Finding Aid]
Board minutes, publications, scrapbooks, correspondence, and case files.
Board minutes, publications, scrapbooks, correspondence, and case files.
Charles V. Blair was an active member of the Akron community who served in a variety of roles including professor, dean, and assistant to the president at The University of Akron from 1959 to 1974. His papers consist of correspondence, minutes, financial statements, project proposals, progress reports, and clippings documenting the Summit County-Greater-Akron Community Action Council, the Akron-Summit Tutorial Program, and Upward Bound.[Finding Aid]
Eileen Bluhm was the Vice President of Communications at the Akron Regional Development Board from 1975 to 1995 and was considered one of Akron’s “chief civic boosters.” She was involved in a number of local organizations including the Ohio Ballet, Akron Zoo, and the Akron Art Museum, to name a few. She was also a supporter of education and women’s rights. The scrapbook contains photographs, articles, awards, and newspaper clippings that document her life and work in the Akron area.[Finding Aid]
Papers contain materials belonging to and created by Fred C. Bock, an Akron radio broadcaster, personality, and advertising agent. Included are material from his radio career at WADC and his work as an advertising executive. Also included are papers from the Broadcasters Hall of Fame, of which Bock was a founding member, as well as papers from his career as a student at the University of Akron. Typescripts of Bock's radio programs House of the Lord and As They Like It are also present. The collection contains mostly printed material, but also includes photographs and phonodisc sound recordings[Finding Aid]
The collection includes: correspondence, military papers, church programs, autograph sheets, personal awards, newspaper clippings, team statistics and scorecards (from coaching career), materials relating to leagues in which Bosworth coached, and materials relating to scouting for the Cleveland Indians (Cleveland Indians season passes, minor league rosters, player evaluation reports, and schedules. Scrapbooks and photographs of Bosworth's activities as a player and coach of baseball and basketball.[Finding Aid]
Business papers, including: annual meeting materials, budget requests, receipts, finances, committee meeting minutes, licenses and royalties, operations, organizational procedures and practices, and personnel files comprise the bulk of the records. Also included are: files on the significant sponsoring institutions, materials on Camp Manatoc (Peninsula), and programs such as scout advancement, aviation and scouting, badges and awards, cubbing, health and safety, juvenile delinquency, Air Scouts, Black Scouting, Catholic Scouting, Jamborees, the Area Planning Assembly, Region Four, the Scout-O-Rama, Mother's Club, and the Wood Badge Course.
Materials dealing with the Buckeye Council, including: correspondence, minutes, merger materials (Buckeye/Massillon and McKinley/Canton Councils), financial analyses, the Colorado Springs Jamboree (1960), annual programs, field director staff meeting minutes, the merger agreement, and the organization of the new council.
Charter and minute books.
The Buchtelite is the student newspaper of The University of Akron. The newspaper has gone through various title changes including The Buchtelite, Akron Buchtelite, and Buchtelite.
This collection of photographs includes early twentieth century portraits, snapshots (particularly of the Cain and Von Kanel families), and postcards of Akron, Ohio; documenting styles and living standards of middle class families.[Finding Aid]
The Canal Society of Ohio has preserved
Contains Mustill Store National Register Nomination, photographic negatives, and oral history interviews.
Historical materials of Ohio and Summit County, including: short written histories (topical), correspondence, photographs, drawings, clippings (arranged by topic and year), The University of Akron, clippings regarding Ohio counties, Ohio subject matter, Akron/Summit County clippings by topic, clippings regarding Akron during World War II, clippings relating to early and current area families, miscellaneous local history publications, clippings about Akron clubs and associations, materials regarding Summit County government, agencies, schools, special interest groups, and the War of 1812. Also included are copies of the Firestone Non-skid.
The papers of the Citizens for a County Charter Committee include materials pertaining to various aspects of the 1979 campaign for the adoption of a Summit County Charter. Collection includes proposal, publicity, campaign plans, and correspondence.[Finding Aid]
These are the records of John S. Ballard, the Mayor of Akron from 1966 through 1979. It includes office subject files, boards and commissions, urban aid programs, and scrapbooks documenting his administration.[Finding Aid]
These records consist of subject files of the Office of the Mayor for the City of Akron, Ohio during the administration of Roy L. Ray, who served as Mayor from 1980 through 1983. These are the files relating to the activities, correspondence, and plans of the administration.[Finding Aid]
These records are the office files of Thomas C. Sawyer, who served Akron as Mayor from 1984-1986. These records include correspondence, budget and development plans, and department reports.[Finding Aid]
Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and photographs regarding Mrs. Clapp's activities as Akron Beacon Journal garden specialist for over forty years.
Mrs. Clark, an early radio enthusiast, transcribed radio program transmissions from around the world as well as corresponded with various radio stations. This collection contains scrapbooks, postcards, and correspondence.
Minutes, correspondence, financial records, reports, scrapbooks, and miscellany of a Jewish social organization.
Patents, articles, photo album, photographs, news clippings, and correspondence regarding Colley's development of pressurized flight suits.[Finding Aid]
News clippings and photographs of Mr. Collyer, former president of BF Goodrich Company.
Minutes, correspondence, financial records, bargaining and grievances, AFL-CIO Affiliates, community activities, and publications of CWA Local 4302 and its predecessor, Ohio Federal of Telephone Workers Local 201.[Finding Aid]
Minutes of grievance meetings, reports on contract bargaining.[Finding Aid]
Membership in the Council of Churches of Christ is open to all Christian churches; the organization assembled four times a year. Included in this collection are a position paper, constitution, pastor's list, programs of annual meetings, and various brochures/pamphlets.
Publications and miscellanea regarding the Cuyahoga Valley, particularly the Cuyahoga Valley Park Federation and the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area.
Scrapbooks, minutes of meetings, financial and organizational records, correspondence, writings and other materials of a black physician who was active in black life insurance programs and civil rights efforts.[Finding Aid]
Materials relating to Dixon's career as consulting engineer and Chief Sanitary Engineer for the City of Akron. The collection, which deals with Akron's water supply, includes: biographical information, reports, publications, topographic maps, and miscellanea.
Correspondence, clippings, photographs, and other materials dealing mainly with her activities as mayor of Barberton (1955-1961) and also as a Democratic member of the Ohio State Senate (1949-1950) and local historian as well as minutes and committee reports (Ohio Program Commission of the Agricultural Committee which investigated rural health in 1950), correspondence and financial reports for the Ohio Sesquicentennial Commission Executive Committee, information on the Midwest Regional Conference of the Council of State Governments, materials from election campaigns, community activities, speeches, lectures, publications, and local history materials.
The Edgerton papers contain correspondence between Sidney and his wife, speeches, certificates, and biographical material. These papers pertain to the Civil War and westward expansion.[Finding Aid]
Agreements between Hoover Company and Local 709, Local 24425, Constitution and By-Laws for the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America, AFL-CIO. Includes minutes books for Local 306 (1958-1972).
Annual reports to the Interstate Commerce Commission, annual reports to stockholders, minutes, Interstate Commerce Commission valuation maps, real estate sales files, land agreements, leases, mortgages, conveyance documents, and other legal and financial materials. Includes materials from the 1938 Erie reorganization and the 1960 Erie-Lackawanna merger and records from the former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western and Erie Railroads.[Finding Aid]
Opie Evans (1906-2000) was an African-American photographer, reporter, broadcaster, publisher, and businessman in Akron, Ohio who accomplished many firsts for African-Americans in the city. His papers consist of correspondence, photographic prints and negatives, newspapers and publications, and sound recordings that document the life and work of Evans in addition to the African-American community in the Akron area.
Minutes, correspondence, organization reports, membership and program information, newsletters, and news clippings of an Akron organization formed to combat housing discrimination. Also research notes and draft manuscript for Juliet Saltman's, Open Housing as a Social Movement.
The records of the Family Services of Summit County contain material relating to the Dorcas Society, early Family Service achievements, the Board of Volunteers, and Family Service publications. Materials include: scrapbooks, annual reports, news clippings, correspondence, photographs, and publications.
Manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous material concerning Fetzer's life and work as a newspaper man and writer. Fetzer wrote under the pen name Jake Falstaff.[Finding Aid]
The papers collected by Elizabeth Parke Firestone (wife of Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.) include: correspondence, materials relating to clubs and interests of Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., speeches, writings, materials regarding Twin Oaks (the family's Akron residence), family photographs, miscellaneous medals and awards, phonodisks, and news clippings.
Publications, class rosters, forms, minutes of Women's Universalist Missionary Association, financial reports, and other church records.
Materials in these papers include correspondence, working/office files, original drawings by Fish of lighter-than-air craft, and publications from Floyd Hamilton Fish, Jr. relating to his time working at DuPont.[Finding Aid]
The Maynard L. Flickinger Papers were created while Flickinger worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.’s Aeronautics Department, Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation, and Goodyear Aircraft Corporation. The papers predominantly contain photographs and printed materials pertaining to an airship design or airship travel, especially the USS Akron and the USS Macon.[Finding Aid]
History of meetings, attendance records, treasurer's records, constitution, correspondence, meeting summaries, obituaries, and membership registers.
Furry served as an attorney in Akron. Includes legal papers, correspondence, a scrapbook, publications, and taped interviews regarding her defense of civil rights cases.[Finding Aid]
The General Tire and Rubber Company was founded by
Negatives, prints, and contact sheets of canal scenes from all over Ohio. Images used in A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913, by Jack Gieck, Kent: Kent State University Press, 1988. Includes photographic images of sketches, engravings, and maps.
Diary, memoir, letters, and photographs of Red Cross nurse who served in the Spanish-American, Russo-Japanese, and First World War.[Finding Aid]
Board of Director's minutes; annual reports; journals, ledgers, and other accounting records of the parent company, various domestic subsidiaries, and BFGoodrich International; advertising material; publications and news releases; speeches by corporate officials; registrations of patents and trademarks; research center reports and other files; product information; photographs and films.[Finding Aid]
Correspondence, annual reports, financial reports, news releases and publicity, advertising, historical materials, materials relating to company history, historical materials relating to Charles Goodyear, audio-visual materials, photographs, scrapbooks, publications, aviation materials, materials relating to labor relations, employee activities, products files, materials relating to plants, plantations, realty and property, public relations, racing, scrapbooks, photograph albums, and news clippings.[Finding Aid]
The materials consist of documents (e.g., correspondence, press releases, reports, press clippings), photographs, publications, blueprint drawings, videotapes, and small artifacts primarily from – or created by – the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Public Relations Dept. and maintained in the corporate archives. The records are arranged by the following topics: Airplanes, Airships, Balloons, Missiles/Rockets/Space and General corporate information on aviation.[Finding Aid]
Minutes, postcards, newspaper clippings, resolutions, correspondence, relief fund reports, and membership lists.
Correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellanea. Materials relating to the Journeymen Barbers, Hairdressers, Cosmetologists, and Proprietors Union.
This collection contains materials pertaining to the formation and organization of the GAAF and AACA. Materials include correspondence, minutes, membership records, financial statements, and publications.[Finding Aid]
Minutes of the Canton Federation of Labor (1944-1955), Stark County Industrial Union Council (1944-1953), Canton AFL-CIO Council (1965-1972), materials on 1958 right-to-work campaign, clippings, and speech materials.
Karl H. Grismer was a journalist who worked in Akron, Ohio and Florida. He published several books on local history in the two states. His papers contain materials that document his life and work including his writings and a selection of his artwork as well as numerous newspaper clippings.[Finding Aid]
The Daniel Guggenheim Airship Institute was operated by the Municipal University of Akron from 1929 – 1949. As part of the College of Engineering, the institute provided students with research opportunities relating to lighter-than-air flight, heavier-than-air flight, and meteorology. The records consist of correspondence, technical reports, and administrative files.[Finding Aid]
Correspondence and other materials of CIO field representative, principally regarding United Rubber Workers activity at the Gadsden, Alabama, plant of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
Materials relating to the Hower and Ayers families, including: books, materials regarding Hower companies, genealogy publications, photograph albums, newspaper clippings, and notes. The three series are comprised of materials relating to John Bruot Hower, Mary Hamilton Ayers, and Allan F. Ayers/Lucy A. Hamilton.
Personal and business correspondence, financial and legal papers, accounts of foreign travel, photographs, newspaper clippings, ledgers, certificates, and scrapbooks of the Hower family of Akron and Doylestown, principally M. Otis Hower, his wife Blanche Bruot, and their daughter Grace Crawford. The Howers were involved in a variety of business and community activities, including the American Cereal Company, the Akron Board of Education, and the Hower Trade School.
Correspondence of the congressman, miscellaneous books, including Akron Telephone Directories, annual reports, Congressional Directories, copies of the Congressional Record, political convention proceedings, miscellaneous histories (local, national, and international), and magazines.
Sermons, articles for the Akron Beacon Journal, photographs, and news clippings dealing with Dr. Huber's activities as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Akron.
Constitution and bylaws, contracts, financial records, membership applications, and minutes of meetings.
Minutes of the Board and membership meetings, 1958-1971 (6 volumes), minutes of stewards meetings, 1961-1967 (1 volume), and contract agreements with the Hoover Company.
Executive Board minutes, 1929-1962 (6 volumes) and local union minutes, 1930-1960 (8 volumes).
Records, 1933-1935, 1 volume, minutes of a defunct local.
Local union correspondence, legal briefs, collective bargaining information, research and education material.
Minutes, correspondence, reports, financial records, and clippings.
Materials relating to art shows, including: correspondence, annual reports, newspaper clippings, lists of works exhibited, programs, publicity, and price lists.[Finding Aid]
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.
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.
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.
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]
Correspondence, minutes of meetings, financial records, and reports relating to the activities of the Locals and the Regional and National Offices of the LIU and its predecessor, the International Hod Carriers,' Building and Common Laborers' Union of America.
Minutes of board of director's meetings, financial statements, correspondence, organization reports, program information, scrapbooks, news clippings, and publications regarding the League and its various projects.
Minutes, financial reports, correspondence, organization reports on the local, state, and national level, program information, membership lists, committee aids, case files, and publications.[Finding Aid]
16mm film primarily on the building of the Goodyear Airship Dock (completed in 1929).
Correspondence, photographs, books, speeches, clippings, serials, films, and miscellany concerning lighter-than-air flight collected by the L-T-A Society. Materials from Akron, other activity in the United States and international (particularly Germany) lighter-than-air activity are included.
Lockheed Martin Tactical Defense Systems in Akron, Ohio, became the successor of the aircraft division of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Materials in the collection mainly cover the development and manufacturing of airships (dirigibles). The bulk of the collection consists of photographs, photograph albums, and glass plate slides. Of special note are the factory construction logbooks and photographs depicting the assembly of the U.S.S. Akron and the U.S.S. Macon.[Finding Aid]
Typewritten articles relating to Silver Lake, Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, and surrounding areas.
Courtland B. Manifold (1894-1973) was a soil specialist who worked for the United States government as well as Goodyear and Firestone. He investigated land in South America, West Africa, and the Far East for planting of rubber during the first half of the twentieth century. His papers contain his diaries and photographs that document his work and his travels.[Finding Aid]
The collection contains minutes of general and Executive Board meetings, treasurers' reports, newsletters, and correspondence.
Insurance plan drawings for industrial sites in the Northeast, Midwest, and South, most located in Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. Plans give isometric and flat plan views of plant sites and include detailed information on construction and layout. Scale: 1"=50'.
Minute books, roll call books, journals of receipts and expenses, newsletters, clippings, pamphlets, and lists.
Letters sent and received, Captain McCollam, 161st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mainly while he was serving in the Shenandoah Valley.[Finding Aid]
The Frances McGovern Collection consists primarily of material relating to her activities with the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce Committee on Urban Services, the Little Hoover Commission, and the Summit County Charter Commission. Materials include reports, correspondence, notes, and information on the Summit County Charter commission. Also included are books and pamphlets.
The collection contains material relating to McIntosh's relationships with: Akron Community Trust, Litchfield Rehabilitation Center, Seiberling Foundation, First Congregational Church, Canal Street Property, Children's Hospital, and Pyramid Rubber Company. Materials include correspondence, reports, appraisals, lists of grants, financial reports, minutes, publications, governance papers, building plans, yearbooks, notes, donations records, and agreements.
The papers of R. Russell Munn, director of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, includes: correspondence, news clippings, publications, miscellanea, annual reports, survey of public libraries, and photographs.
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.
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.
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.
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.[Finding Aid]
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.
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.
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.
Minutes, ledgers, financial and operating reports, photographs, and other records of Ohio Edison and predecessor gas light, traction, interurban, power, and holding companies.
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.
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.
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.[Finding Aid]
James A. “Jim” Pahlau (1930-2007) was an expert on local and regional architecture, especially in Akron and Summit County, Ohio. He was also a collector of resources on the subject. The James A. Pahlau Collection consists of personal papers, printed materials, photographs, architectural drawings, and phonograph records documenting local and regional architecture and theater. There is also a large amount of materials on Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and Progress Through Preservation.[Finding Aid]
The diary of Petersen, who was a Peninsula, Ohio, canal boat captain.
Minutes, reports, financial records, membership rosters, scrapbooks, sermons, historical summaries, correspondence, clippings, and photographs.
Lieutenant Colonel John J. Polsley served in the American Civil War in the 8th Regiment Virginia Volunteers, which later became the 7th Regiment West Virginia Cavalry. Polsley was captured in 1863 and sent to Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. The papers primarily contain correspondence to his wife, Ellen (Nelly) S. Donnally Polsley. He wrote of camp life and battles as well as his thoughts on war. Also included are letters to his father, Judge Daniel H. Polsley.[Finding Aid]
The Private Industry Council (PIC) of Akron was formed in 1978 as an outgrowth of President Jimmy Carter’s Private Sector Initiative Program. The records consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, booklets, pamphlets, reports, surveys, photographs, and advertisements relating to PIC activities, including job training and hiring programs and advertising campaigns to attract new businesses to Akron.[Finding Aid]
Records of an Akron non-profit organization devoted to preservation of the city's historic architecture, includes: organizational documents, trustee meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, program records, and mailing lists.
The papers of Roy L. Ray consist of campaign records for both of his mayoral campaigns; materials from Ray's time as Mayor of the City of Akron; a small amount of correspondence during Ray's time as an Ohio State Senator; and diplomas, certificates, and other memorabilia.[Finding Aid]
Collection includes technical materials, notes, and memorandums pertaining to space shuttle flight.[Finding Aid]
Contains materials involving personal, business, and legal matters directly related to the Akron area. Also comprises a record of school papers and notebooks of Eva Rohner from grade school (Sacred Heart Academy) to her education at Buchtel College.
Sermons, church bulletins, documents relating to diocesan and parish matters (Episcopal Church), correspondence, newspaper clippings, course outlines for classes conducted by Ross, class notes, term papers, and phonotapes.
Rosters, committee materials, individual member files, Chili Open program books, Akrotarian (newsletter), financial files, framed portraits, publications, and Akron Rotary Camp Audit Files.
This is a collection of letters written to Harry C. Roth; mostly personal in nature.
This collection contains letters between parents of children of the Jasper M. Rowland, Jr. family, reflecting the cultural changes during the period of the late 1950's to the early 1970's.
Correspondence, publicity, petitions, and other materials relating to Mrs. Ruhlin's efforts to restore prayer to public schools.
Civil War letters of Private Sailor, 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 35 items[Finding Aid]
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).[Finding Aid]
The collection includes legal briefs, documents, notes, correspondence, bulletins, and pamphlets relating to Schnee's career as a lawyer and conservationist activities.
Notebooks, news clippings, photographs, and other genealogical material.
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.
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.[Finding Aid]
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.[Finding Aid]
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.
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.[Finding Aid]
This collection consists of business records, correspondence concerning funding, profile of the executive director, John Paolano, minutes of meetings, and publications concerning Stan Hywet.
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.
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.
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.[Finding Aid]
Agreements, correspondence, journals, proposals, patents, formulae and process descriptions, blueprints, photographs, and sample rubber products relating to the Talalay Foam Rubber process for manufacturing latex foam rubber. Chronicles the history and development of this invention which revolutionized the foam rubber industry.
The Tel-buch is the annual yearbook of The University of Akron. It was originally titled Argo (1880) and The Buchtel (1882-1908) before becoming The Tel-buch. Yearbooks were not published for 1934, 1943, 1945-1947, 1949-1951.
The Tel-Buch is the yearbook of The University of Akron. The records mainly consist of photographs that appeared in the yearbook. The photographs document student clubs and organizations, athletics, campus buildings, and special events.[Finding Aid]
Akron and surrounding area telephone directories, including Barberton, Clinton, Cuyahoga Falls, Macedonia, Uniontown, Tallmadge, Copley, Ghent, and Kenmore.
Consists primarily of material relating to the administration, activities, and history of the association. Includes minutes, financial information, scrapbooks, programs, yearbooks, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, VHS and cassette tapes, and memorabilia.[Finding Aid]
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.
Correspondence, minutes, agreements, and financial records.
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.
The collection includes agreements, attendance records, correspondence, minutes of meetings and records of individual union dues paid to the Local.
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.
Minutes of meetings, a written history, auditing committee quarterly reports, and miscellaneous materials.
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.
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.
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.[Finding Aid]
The University of Akron Postcards contains postcards of campus buildings and grounds.[Finding Aid]
The Alvin Coe Voris letters consists of correspondence from Voris to his wife, Lydia Allyn Voris throughout the course of the Civil War. The letters include his correspondence from Columbus when he was attending sessions of the Ohio Legislature from January 5, 1860 to May 5, 1860. In them he speculates about future events and if war can be avoided. With the call for volunteers Voris began his military career. His letters home relate his experiences as a soldier and officer in the Union Army.[Finding Aid]
Ms. Waterhouse's papers contain materials relating to the newspaper woman's career, including a selection of her published articles in newspapers and journals. The collection consists of correspondence, reports from the Ohio Newspaper Woman's Association and National Federation of Press Women, and Waterhouse's "Big Story," the Russian Series.[Finding Aid]
Papers documenting the growth of community theater in Akron, including: historical materials, membership lists, governance papers, newsletters, minutes, scripts, publications, financial statements, check registers, paid bills, expense records, play programs, youth theater scripts, youth theater financial records and miscellaneous materials, photographs, individual folders arranged by play (39 titles), scrapbooks, slides, phonotapes, and clippings.
The Welton Collection pertains to the Oak Hill Cheese Factory and contains correspondence, postcards, circulars, receipts, and market reports. The earlier correspondence relates to the Civil War and period immediately following.[Finding Aid]
Minutes, newsletters, correspondence, committee records, publications, and news clippings of a west Akron neighborhood organization seeking to maintain a stable, integrated community.
Forty-one (41) taped interviews relating to the career of publisher John S. Knight, including: family members, business associates, and notables such as Jack Anderson, George Beebe, and Bernard Ridder.
Recordings of programs broadcast concerning local people and issues. Approximately 310 reel-to-reel tapes.
This twenty-one year Akron Beacon Journal project documents the lives of 40 people born in the Akron Area on July 4, 1976.
Contains materials from Wingard's two-year term in Ohio Legislature, including committee proceedings, legislation, and general correspondence.
11 volumes of Real Property survey books for Akron, Barberton, and Cuyahoga Falls, Project No. 9077, February 15 to April 15, 1936.
Regarding the Ohio Youth Services Advisory Board (chaired by Wright), includes: governing documents, minutes of board meetings, correspondence, inspection reports and recommendations, news releases, pamphlets, photograph albums, scrapbook, and oral history phonotapes of W. Richard Wright.
Minutes of board of trustees, board of directors, and operating committees. Also includes records of routine operations and activities of the Akron YWCA and of the involvement of the Akron Association in national and international affairs.
Contains constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes, and scrapbooks.