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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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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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.


Better Business Bureau of Stark County

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

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


Better Business Bureau of Akron

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

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


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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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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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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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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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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, 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, 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, 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

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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Collections in Archival Services are classified by the following ways:

  • University Archives contain historical resources that document the history and development of The University of Akron and its predecessor institutions.
  • Special Collections contains personal papers of local families/individuals and organizational records of local organizations/businesses.  Strengths of the collection are primary and secondary sources documenting the history of the rubber industry, lighter-than-air flight, and Ohio canals. Special collections also include local government records for a nine county region.
  • Book collections include rare books and books documenting the history of the university, the region, and special topics.  All cataloged books are included in the UA Libraries Catalog.

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