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Wright, W. Richard

Range: 1963 - 1966 Size: 4 cubic feet Record Group:

Regarding the Ohio Youth Services Advisory Board (chaired by Wright), includes: governing documents, minutes of board meetings, correspondence, inspection reports and recommendations, news releases, pamphlets, photograph albums, scrapbook, and oral history phonotapes of W. Richard Wright.

Works Progress Administration (WPA), Real Property Survey

Range: 1936 - 1938 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

11 volumes of Real Property survey books for Akron, Barberton, and Cuyahoga Falls, Project No. 9077, February 15 to April 15, 1936.

Wingard, Paul

Range: 1974 - 1976 Size: 18 cubic feet Record Group:

Contains materials from Wingard's two-year term in Ohio Legislature, including committee proceedings, legislation, and general correspondence.

Wilson, Craig

Range: 1976 - 1997 Size: 15 cubic feet Record Group:

This twenty-one year Akron Beacon Journal project documents the lives of 40 people born in the Akron Area on July 4, 1976.


Range: 1962 - 1977 Size: 10 cubic feet Record Group:

Recordings of programs broadcast concerning local people and issues. Approximately 310 reel-to-reel tapes.

Whited, Charles

Range: 1985 - 1985 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

Forty-one (41) taped interviews relating to the career of publisher John S. Knight, including: family members, business associates, and notables such as Jack Anderson, George Beebe, and Bernard Ridder.

West Side Neighbors

Range: 1967 - 1973 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

Minutes, newsletters, correspondence, committee records, publications, and news clippings of a west Akron neighborhood organization seeking to maintain a stable, integrated community.

Welton, Allen, Collection; Oak Hill Cheese Factory

Range: 1862 - 1976 Size: .33 cubic foot Record Group: 99/87

The Welton Collection pertains to the Oak Hill Cheese Factory and contains correspondence, postcards, circulars, receipts, and market reports. The earlier correspondence relates to the Civil War and period immediately following.

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Weathervane Community Playhouse

Range: 1935 - 1992 Size: 45 cubic feet Record Group:

Papers documenting the growth of community theater in Akron, including: historical materials, membership lists, governance papers, newsletters, minutes, scripts, publications, financial statements, check registers, paid bills, expense records, play programs, youth theater scripts, youth theater financial records and miscellaneous materials, photographs, individual folders arranged by play (39 titles), scrapbooks, slides, phonotapes, and clippings.

Waterhouse, Helen

Range: 1930 - 1964 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group: 99/85

Ms. Waterhouse's papers contain materials relating to the newspaper woman's career, including a selection of her published articles in newspapers and journals. The collection consists of correspondence, reports from the Ohio Newspaper Woman's Association and National Federation of Press Women, and Waterhouse's "Big Story," the Russian Series.

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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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