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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.

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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Telephone Directories

Range: 1912 - 1990 Size: 6 cubic feet Record Group:

Akron and surrounding area telephone directories, including Barberton, Clinton, Cuyahoga Falls, Macedonia, Uniontown, Tallmadge, Copley, Ghent, and Kenmore.

Knight, John S.

Range: 1921 - 1981 Size: 100 cubic feet Record Group: 99/110

John S. Knight (1894-1981) was a journalist and newspaper publisher from Akron, Ohio who inherited the Akron Beacon Journal from his father and parlayed it into a newspaper conglomerate known as Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc. His papers consist primarily of material relating to his life and career including correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, “Editor's Notebooks,” newspaper clippings, photographs, phonotapes, and memorabilia.

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Grismer, Karl H.

Range: 1913 - 1952 Size: .25 Record Group: 99/242

Karl H. Grismer was a journalist who worked in Akron, Ohio and Florida. He published several books on local history in the two states. His papers contain materials that document his life and work including his writings and a selection of his artwork as well as numerous newspaper clippings.

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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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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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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.

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