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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.


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.


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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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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