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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.


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.


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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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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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.


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.


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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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.


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.


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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