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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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, 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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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