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Akron Area Chamber of Commerce

Range: 1907 - 1974 Size: 100 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Akron Area Council of Churches

Range: 1908 - 1975 Size: 6 cubic feet Record Group:

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)


Akron Association of the Pattern Makers League of North America

Range: 1937 - 1977 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group: 99/80

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.

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Akron Board of Education

Range: 1863 - 1989 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

32 reels of microfilm containing minutes of all regular and special meetings, correspondence, proposals for bids, newspaper clippings, and publications.


Akron City Water Department

Range: 1917 - 1937 Size: 1 cuibc foot Record Group:

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.


Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies

Range: 1945 - 2005 Size: 8 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Akron Garden Club

Range: 1925 - 1984 Size: 15 cubic feet Record Group:

Constitution, by-laws, articles of incorporation, scrapbooks, reports, membership information, yearbooks, and a photograph album.


Akron Roundtable

Range: 1986 - 1991 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

Audiocassettes of Akron Roundtable speakers.


Akron Savings and Loan Company Records

Range: 1888 - 1924 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group: 99/105

"Contains financial statements, semi-annual reports, passbooks, constitution and by-laws, minutes of directors' meetings pertaining to the growth and development of the agency. "

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Akron Symphony Orchestra, Greater Akron Musical Association

Range: 1953 - 1995 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

Includes news clippings, budget reports, meeting minutes, scrapbooks, and documentation of different community relations programs.


Akron Topological Maps

Range: 1920 - 1969 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

"Topological maps of the City of Akron, detailing geological features, locations of streets and large buildings, and surface features. "


Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Company

Range: 1895 - 1943 Size: 8 cubic feet Record Group:

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.

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Albrecht, F. W., Grocery Company

Range: 1900 - 1999 Size: 50 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Alert Hose Company No. 3

Range: 1883 - 1892 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

Minutes of the monthly group meetings of the Alert Hose Company located in Canton, Stark County, Ohio.


Alfin Rubber Materials of Dr. J. D. D'Ianni

Range: 1945 - 1947 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

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.


American Association of University Women, Akron Branch

Range: 1931 - 1984 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

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.


American Civil Liberties Union

Range: 1950 - 1970 Size: 6 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


American Friends Service Committee Records

Range: 1970 - 2006 Size: 13 cubic feet Record Group:

Documents and literature produced or gathered during peace education work.  Also includes audiotapes of radio programming.


American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Akron Section

Range: 1930 - 2000 Size: 5.0 Record Group: 99/119

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.

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Area Progress Board

Range: 1936 - 1974 Size: 15 cubic feet Record Group: 99/107

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.

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Arnold, Helen E.

Range: 1970 - 1975 Size: 0.1 cubic feet Record Group: 99/240

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.

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Arnstein, Karl

Range: 1919 - 1957 Size: 25 cubic feet Record Group: 99/126

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.

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B-26 Marauder Archives

Range: 1930 - 2008 Size: 200 cubic feet Record Group: 100

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.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, 17th B.G. Reunion Association

Range: 1920 - 2011 Size: 24.23 Record Group: 100/27

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.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, 319th B.G. Reunion Association

Range: 1934 - 2001 Size: 20.05 Record Group: 100/26

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.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, 455th Bombardment Squadron Association Records

Range: 1942 - 2011 Size: 9 cubic feet Record Group: 100/3

The 455th Bombardment Squadron Association Records include correspondence, memoirs, photographs, printed publications and scrapbooks collected and used by the association.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Charles H. Drake Papers

Range: 1943 - 1949 Size: 0.25 cubic feet Record Group: 100/2

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.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Charles H. Tillson Papers

Range: 1941 - 1999 Size: .33 Record Group: 100/22

The Charles H. Tillson Papers consists of correspondence, military records, photographs and an autobiography of Charles H. Tillson.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Charles R. Meyers Jr. Collection

Range: 1943 - 1945 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group: 100/7

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.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Donald McDonald Collection

Range: 1943 - 1945 Size: 0.25 cubic feet Record Group: 100/4

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.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Martin C. Mazurk Newspaper Collection

Range: 1987 - 1997 Size: Record Group: 100/21

The Martin C. Mazurk Newsletter Collection includes copies of The Bombardiers, Inc. newsletter, Crosshairs and several issues of On Course! and The Marauder Thunder.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Marvin C. Colton Papers

Range: 1942 - 1995 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group: 100/5

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.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Richard C. Booth Papers

Range: 1942 - 1995 Size: .58 Record Group: 100/14

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.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Richard H. Denison Collection

Range: 1936 - 1994 Size: 2.07 Record Group: 100/25

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."

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Richard J. Atkinson Collection

Range: 1988 - 2003 Size: .76 Record Group: 100/23

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.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Richard P. Ellinger Collection

Range: 1990 - 1994 Size: 4.0 Record Group: 100/24

The Richard P. Ellinger Collection includes video interviews of World War II B-26 Marauder veterans on VHS.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Robert E. Herndon Papers

Range: 1940 - 1957 Size: .25 Record Group: 100/20

The Robert E. Herndon Papers consist of Robert E. Herndon's military records, self-authored magazine articles, and the 42nd Bombardment Wing operations report.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Robert L. Holliday Papers

Range: 1942 - 2001 Size: 3 cubic feet Record Group: 100/1

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.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Virgil L. Bell Collection

Range: 1977 - 1993 Size: .33 Record Group: 100/19

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.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Washington Area Marauder Men Collection

Range: 1992 - 2009 Size: 1.0 Record Group: 100/17

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.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Wendell A. Fetters Collection

Range: 1944 - 2012 Size: 1.36 Record Group: 100/29

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.

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Bailey, Rae

Range: 1849 - 1957 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group: 99/104

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.

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Baldwin, Frank B. Papers

Range: 1919 - 1972 Size: 6.2 cubic feet Record Group: 99/134

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.

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Baus, Louis Canal Photograph Collection

Range: 1896 - 1933 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group:

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.

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Better Business Bureau of Akron

Range: 1920 - 1976 Size: 67 cubic feet Record Group:

Board minutes, publications, scrapbooks, correspondence, and case files.


Better Business Bureau of Stark County

Range: 1962 - 1977 Size: 21 cubic feet Record Group:

Board minutes, publications, scrapbooks, correspondence, and case files.


Blair, Charles V.

Range: 1964 - 1973 Size: 3 cubic feet Record Group:

Blair served as Director of the University News Bureau, Director of the Institute for Civic Education and Dean of the Evening College. Correspondence, minutes, financial statements, project proposals, progress reports, and clippings of the Summit County Greater Akron Community Action Council, the Akron-Summit Tutorial Program, and Upward Bound.


Bock, Fred C.

Range: 1928 - 1996 Size: 10 cubic feet Record Group:

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

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Bosworth, Glenn "Speed"

Range: 1912 - 1978 Size: 6 cubic feet Record Group: 99/140

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.

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Boy Scouts of America — Akron Area Council

Range: 1920 - 1963 Size: 26 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Boy Scouts of America — Buckeye Council

Range: 1919 - 1959 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers' International Union of America, Local 51 (Wooster)

Range: 1902 - 1957 Size: 0.25 cubic feet Record Group:

Charter and minute books.


Buchtelite

Range: 1889 - Present Size: Record Group: 41/2

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.


Cain, John W.

Range: 1890 - 1930 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group: 99/86

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.

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Canal Society of Ohio

Range: 1830 - 2012 Size: 23.25 cubic feet Record Group: 99/101

The Canal Society of Ohio has preserved Ohio’s canal history and heritage with guided tours and presentations to its members since 1961.  The Canal Society of Ohio Collection consists primarily of materials relating to the planning, construction, use, operation, and rebuilding of canals in Ohio.

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Cascade Locks Park Association

Range: 1990 - 1992 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

Contains Mustill Store National Register Nomination, photographic negatives, and oral history interviews.


Chamberlain, Gladys

Range: 1949 - 1954 Size: 25 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Citizens for a County Charter

Range: 1979 - 1979 Size: 0.33 cubic feet Record Group: 99/143

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.

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City of Akron, Office of the Mayor, John S. Ballard Records 1966-1979

Range: 1954 - 1979 Size: 116 cubic feet Record Group: 99/77

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.

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City of Akron, Office of the Mayor, Roy L. Ray Records 1979-1984

Range: 1979 - 1984 Size: 19.25 cubic feet Record Group: 99/120

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.

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City of Akron, Office of the Mayor, Thomas C. Sawyer Records 1984-1986

Range: 1983 - 1986 Size: 20.35 cubic feet Record Group: 99/122

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.

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Clapp, Kate

Range: 1931 - 1977 Size: 10 cubic feet Record Group:

Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and photographs regarding Mrs. Clapp's activities as Akron Beacon Journal garden specialist for over forty years.


Clark, C. J.

Range: 1922 - 1933 Size: 0.33 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Colleagues Club of Canton

Range: 1927 - 1978 Size: 3 cubic feet Record Group:

Minutes, correspondence, financial records, reports, scrapbooks, and miscellany of a Jewish social organization.


Colley, Russell S.

Range: 1944 - 1971 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group: 99/239

Patents, articles, photo album, photographs, news clippings, and correspondence regarding Colley's development of pressurized flight suits.

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Collyer, John L.

Range: 1939 - 1976 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

News clippings and photographs of Mr. Collyer, former president of BF Goodrich Company.


Communications Workers of America, Local 4302 (Akron)

Range: 1937 - 1971 Size: 8 cubic feet Record Group: 99/16

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.

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Communications Workers of America, Local 4303 (Canton)

Range: 1935 - 1972 Size: 3 cubic feet Record Group: 99/17

Minutes of grievance meetings, reports on contract bargaining.

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Council of Churches of Christ

Range: 1964 - 1973 Size: 5 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Cuyahoga Valley Collection

Range: 1972 - 1978 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

Publications and miscellanea regarding the Cuyahoga Valley, particularly the Cuyahoga Valley Park Federation and the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area.


Davidson, Dr. Herbert A.

Range: 1927 - 1974 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group: 99/112

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.

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Dixon, G. Gale

Range: 1912 - 1954 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

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.


Dobbs, Catherine R.

Range: 1950 - 1973 Size: 3 cubic feet Record Group: 99/113

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.


Edgerton, Sidney

Range: 1846 - 1901 Size: 0.86 cubic feet Record Group: 99/114

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.

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Electrical Workers, International Brotherhood of, Local 306

Range: 1942 - 1974 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group:

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).


Erie Lackawanna Railroad

Range: 1960 - 1991 Size: 300 cubic feet Record Group: 99/125

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.

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Evans, Opie, Papers

Range: ca. 1940 - 1990 Size: 32 Record Group: 99/246

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.


Fair Housing Contact Service

Range: 1965 - 1994 Size: 70 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Family Services of Summit County

Range: 1912 - 1980 Size: 12 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Fetzer, Herman and Hazel

Range: 1921 - 1973 Size: 6.75 cubic feet Record Group: 99/129

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.

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Firestone, Elizabeth Parke

Range: 1940 - 1970 Size: 55 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


First Universalist Church, Norwalk

Range: 1972 - 1975 Size: N/A Record Group:

Publications, class rosters, forms, minutes of Women's Universalist Missionary Association, financial reports, and other church records.


Fish, Floyd Hamilton Jr.

Range: 1929 - 1974 Size: .25 Record Group: 99/111

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.

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Flickinger, Maynard L. Papers

Range: 1924 - 1987 Size: 0.75 cubic feet Record Group: 99/131

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.

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Franklin Club

Range: 1920 - 1985 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

History of meetings, attendance records, treasurer's records, constitution, correspondence, meeting summaries, obituaries, and membership registers.


Furry, Thelma C.

Range: 1935 - 1980 Size: 4 cubic feet Record Group: 99/115

Furry served as an attorney in Akron. Includes legal papers, correspondence, a scrapbook, publications, and taped interviews regarding her defense of civil rights cases.


General Tire and Rubber Company Records

Range: 1940 - 1973 Size: 155 cubic feet Record Group: 99/103

The General Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Akron natives William O’Neil and Winfred E. Fouse.  Opening their first production plant in East Akron on September 29, 1915, the new company began making just repair materials for tires, but moved on to produce their own brand of tires, becoming the fifth major manufacturer of tires in the United States, expanding into other industrial fields along the way.  General Tire’s discovery of oil-extended rubber in 1949 would cause a major legal debate over patent rights with larger tire manufacturers. The bulk of these records relate to the major legal court cases involving General Tire and several of the other major rubber companies (both national and international) over the patent rights to the use of oil-extended rubber.  They contain court records, exhibits, technical reports, manufacturers literature, and other material, both original and microfilm.


Gieck, Jack E.

Range: 1859 - 1980 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

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.


Gladwin, Mary E.

Range: 1895 - 1920 Size: 13 cubic feet Record Group: 99/116

Diary, memoir, letters, and photographs of Red Cross nurse who served in the Spanish-American, Russo-Japanese, and First World War.

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Goodrich, (B.F.) Company

Range: 1868 - 1990 Size: 500 cubic feet Record Group: 99/132

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.

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Records

Range: 1898 - 1993 Size: 800 cubic feet Record Group: 99/106

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.

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Records, Aviation Series

Range: 1900 - 1991 Size: 36 cubic feet Record Group: 99/106

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.

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Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — Buckley Post #12

Range: 1870 - 1938 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group: 99/81

Minutes, postcards, newspaper clippings, resolutions, correspondence, relief fund reports, and membership lists.


Greater Akron Area Barbers-Stylists Association, Local 105

Range: 1909 - 1979 Size: 1.5 cubic feet Record Group:

Correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellanea. Materials relating to the Journeymen Barbers, Hairdressers, Cosmetologists, and Proprietors Union.


Greater Akron Arts Federation / Akron Area Arts Council

Range: 1968 - 1975 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

This collection contains materials pertaining to the formation and organization of the GAAF and AAAC. Materials include correspondence, minutes, membership records, financial statements, and publications.


Greater Canton AFL-CIO Council

Range: 1944 - 1972 Size: 4 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Grismer, Karl H.

Range: 1913 - 1952 Size: .25 Record Group: 99/242

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.

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Guggenheim, Daniel, Airship Institute Records

Range: 1926 - 1952 Size: 13 cubic feet, 15 boxes Record Group: 22/8

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.

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House, John D.

Range: 1938 - 1941 Size: 0.1 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Hower & Ayers Family

Range: 1896 - 1980 Size: 3 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Hower Family

Range: 1822 - 1970 Size: 35 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Huber, Walter B.

Range: 1939 - 1955 Size: 42 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Huber, William Henry

Range: 1920 - 1945 Size: 6 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operations of the United States and Canada, Local 48 (Akron)

Range: 1910 - 1978 Size: 0.8 cubic feet Record Group:

Constitution and bylaws, contracts, financial records, membership applications, and minutes of meetings.


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1985 (North Canton)

Range: 1942 - 1974 Size: 0.8 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 306 (Akron)

Range: 1929 - 1962 Size: 14 cubic feet Record Group:

Executive Board minutes, 1929-1962 (6 volumes) and local union minutes, 1930-1960 (8 volumes).


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 690 (Akron)

Range: 1929 - 1935 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

Records, 1933-1935, 1 volume, minutes of a defunct local.


International Chemical Workers Union Records

Range: 1949 - 1998 Size: 190 cubic feet Record Group:

Local union correspondence, legal briefs, collective bargaining information, research and education material.


International Institute of Akron

Range: 1923 - 1978 Size: 15 cubic feet Record Group:

Minutes, correspondence, reports, financial records, and clippings.


Isroff, Lola

Range: 1942 - 1995 Size: 3.3 cubic feet Record Group: 99/145

Materials relating to art shows, including: correspondence, annual reports, newspaper clippings, lists of works exhibited, programs, publicity, and price lists.

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Karam, Adib

Range: 1925 - 1985 Size: 6 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Kiwanis Club of Akron

Range: 1916 - 1990 Size: 25 cubic feet Record Group: 99/108

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.


Knight, Charles M. and Family

Range: 1849 - 1940 Size: 21 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Knight, John S.

Range: 1921 - 1981 Size: 100 cubic feet Record Group: 99/110

Biographical information on Knight and family members, correspondence, articles, news clippings, editorials, scrapbooks, photographs, phonotapes, phonodisks, films, speeches, materials relating to hobbies (particularly horse-breeding and golf), charitable activities, awards and honors, and artifacts.

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Laborers' International Union of North America, Ohio-Kentucky Regional Office

Range: 1937 - 1967 Size: 55 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


League of Women Voters of Akron

Range: 1940 - 1974 Size: 4 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


League of Women Voters of Canton

Range: 1920 - 1970 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

Minutes, financial reports, correspondence, organization reports on the local, state, and national level, program information, membership lists, committee aids, case files, and publications.


Lighter-Than-Air

Range: 1929 - 1929 Size: 0.2 cubic feet Record Group:

16mm film primarily on the building of the Goodyear Airship Dock (completed in 1929).


Lighter-Than-Air Society

Range: 1900 - 1974 Size: 70 cubic Record Group:

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

Range: 1908 - 1959 Size: 28 cubic feet Record Group: 99/128

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.

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Lodge, William R.

Range: 1930 - 1946 Size: 0.3 cubic feet Record Group:

Typewritten articles relating to Silver Lake, Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, and surrounding areas.


Manifold, Cortland B.

Range: 1921 - 1952 Size: 1.0 Record Group: 99/243

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.

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Mansfield Education Association

Range: 1939 - 1966 Size: 0.33 cubic feet Record Group:

The collection contains minutes of general and Executive Board meetings, treasurers' reports, newsletters, and correspondence.


Manufacturers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company

Range: 1900 - 1940 Size: 4 cubic feet Record Group:

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'.


Massillon Trades and Labor Assembly

Range: 1895 - 1965 Size: 1.2 cubic feet Record Group:

Minute books, roll call books, journals of receipts and expenses, newsletters, clippings, pamphlets, and lists.


McCollam, William

Range: 1864 - 1864 Size: 0.2 cubic feet Record Group: 99/241

Letters sent and received, Captain McCollam, 161st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mainly while he was serving in the Shenandoah Valley.

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McGovern, Frances

Range: 1966 - 1974 Size: 3 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


McIntosh, W. B.

Range: 1920 - 1980 Size: 7 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Munn, Russell

Range: 1944 - 1944 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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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Pahlau, James A.

Range: Circa 1930 - Circa 1990 Size: 300 cubic feet Record Group:

James, A. Pahlau, historian of Akron architecture, collection includes: brochures; postcards of Akron area, Summit County, U.S., and international; booklets; calendars; annual reports and publications of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens; books; albums; videotapes; newsletters; drawings; and maps.


Petersen, Jorgen

Range: 1864 - 1875 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group:

The diary of Petersen, who was a Peninsula, Ohio, canal boat captain.


Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Cuyahoga Falls

Range: 1833 - 1976 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

Minutes, reports, financial records, membership rosters, scrapbooks, sermons, historical summaries, correspondence, clippings, and photographs.


Polsley, John J.

Range: 1839 - 1948 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group: 99/136

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.

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Private Industry Council of Akron

Range: 1980 - 1982 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

Documentation of the P.I.C. job training and hiring programs and the advertising campaign to attract new businesses to Akron.


Progress Through Preservation (PTP)

Range: 1984 - 1995 Size: 1.5 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Ray, Roy L. Papers

Range: 1978 - 1995 Size: 3.0 cubic feet Record Group: 99/121

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.

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Resnik, Judith

Range: 1976 - 1986 Size: 4 cubic feet Record Group: 99/100

Collection includes technical materials, notes, and memorandums pertaining to space shuttle flight.

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Rohner, Ralph

Range: 1882 - 1977 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Ross, Rev. George Everett

Range: 1957 - 1990 Size: 5.5 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Rotary Club of Akron

Range: 1914 - 1993 Size: 50 cubic feet Record Group:

Rosters, committee materials, individual member files, Chili Open program books, Akrotarian (newsletter), financial files, framed portraits, publications, and Akron Rotary Camp Audit Files.


Roth, Harry C.

Range: 1904 - 1920 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

This is a collection of letters written to Harry C. Roth; mostly personal in nature.


Rowland, Jasper M. Jr., Family

Range: 1956 - 1973 Size: 3 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Ruhlin, Mrs. Ben. Prayer Campaign Committee

Range: 1970 - 1977 Size: 12 cubic feet Record Group:

Correspondence, publicity, petitions, and other materials relating to Mrs. Ruhlin's efforts to restore prayer to public schools.


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

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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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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.


Schneider, Dorothy

Range: - Size: Record Group:

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


Sears, W. James

Range: 1945 - 1955 Size: Record Group:

These papers offer a detailed account of the transfer of the synthetic rubber plant to private industry after World War II. The collection contains correspondence, telegrams, minutes of meetings, proposed legislation and hearings, statistics, articles from newspapers, and reports.


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.


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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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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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.


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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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.


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.


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.


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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Talalay Foam Rubber

Range: 1920s - 1940s Size: 40 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Tel-buch

Range: 1880 - 2008 Size: Record Group: 41/2

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.


Tel-Buch Office Records

Range: 1964 - 1997 Size: 22 cubic feet Record Group: 52

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.

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Telephone Directories

Range: 1912 - 1990 Size: 6 cubic feet Record Group:

Akron and surrounding area telephone directories, including Barberton, Clinton, Cuyahoga Falls, Macedonia, Uniontown, Tallmadge, Copley, Ghent, and Kenmore.


Tuesday Musical Club

Range: 1893 - 1973 Size: 30 cubic feet Record Group: 99/109

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.

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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.


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.


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 Garment Workers of America, Local 294 (Ashland)

Range: 1941 - 1967 Size: 0.2 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 Paperworkers, Local 150

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

Meeting minutes.


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 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.


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.


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 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 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 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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Voris, Alvin Coe

Range: 1860 - 1865 Size: .75 Record Group: 99/140

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.

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Waterhouse, Helen

Range: 1930 - 1964 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group: 99/85

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.

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Weathervane Community Playhouse

Range: 1935 - 1992 Size: 45 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Welton, Allen, Collection; Oak Hill Cheese Factory

Range: 1862 - 1976 Size: .33 cubic foot Record Group: 99/87

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.

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West Side Neighbors

Range: 1967 - 1973 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

Minutes, newsletters, correspondence, committee records, publications, and news clippings of a west Akron neighborhood organization seeking to maintain a stable, integrated community.


Whited, Charles

Range: 1985 - 1985 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

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.


WHLO

Range: 1962 - 1977 Size: 10 cubic feet Record Group:

Recordings of programs broadcast concerning local people and issues. Approximately 310 reel-to-reel tapes.


Wilson, Craig

Range: 1976 - 1997 Size: 15 cubic feet Record Group:

This twenty-one year Akron Beacon Journal project documents the lives of 40 people born in the Akron Area on July 4, 1976.


Wingard, Paul

Range: 1974 - 1976 Size: 18 cubic feet Record Group:

Contains materials from Wingard's two-year term in Ohio Legislature, including committee proceedings, legislation, and general correspondence.


Women's Clubs, Akron-Summit County Federation of

Range: 1894 - 1986 Size: 6 cubic feet Record Group:

The collection includes directories, histories, certificates, reports, annual reports, minutes, by-laws, program schedules, rosters, treasurer's reports, financial statements, membership reports, correspondence, and newsletters.


Works Progress Administration (WPA), Real Property Survey

Range: 1936 - 1938 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

11 volumes of Real Property survey books for Akron, Barberton, and Cuyahoga Falls, Project No. 9077, February 15 to April 15, 1936.


Wright, W. Richard

Range: 1963 - 1966 Size: 4 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Young Women's Christian Association of Akron

Range: 1940 - 1968 Size: 56 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Zonta Club of Akron

Range: 1933 - 1990 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

Contains constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes, and scrapbooks.

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