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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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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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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