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.
The Alvin Coe Voris letters consists of correspondence from Voris to his wife, Lydia Allyn Voris throughout the course of the Civil War. The letters include his correspondence from Columbus when he was attending sessions of the Ohio Legislature from January 5, 1860 to May 5, 1860. In them he speculates about future events and if war can be avoided. With the call for volunteers Voris began his military career. His letters home relate his experiences as a soldier and officer in the Union Army. View the Voris letters here.[Finding Aid]
Reports, proposals, correspondence, and memoranda regarding the development of the Akron area. Mr. Suso was formerly a member of the University of Akron faculty and Director of the Akron Department of Planning and Urban Renewal.
Correspondence, clipping file and research notes of William Delbert Shilts, official of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, including a manuscript history of the company, 1898-1927.
The Willard P. Seiberling Papers contain personal and business correspondence, drawings, photographs, negatives, blueprints, and legal documents from one of the members of Akron's "founding families" of the rubber and tire industry. While not a complete record of Willard Seiberling's business activities at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and Seiberling Rubber Co., it does give some insight into his work at these companies as well as his interest in railroads and aviation.[Finding Aid]
Congressional files, including: materials regarding Seiberling's congressional activities, correspondence, memorandums, notes, legislation drafts, miscellaneous materials relating to bills before Congress, reports, and news clippings. Subjects include President Nixon impeachment hearings, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Alaska lands, strip and surface mining, and public lands issues.
Notebooks, news clippings, photographs, and other genealogical material.
The collection includes legal briefs, documents, notes, correspondence, bulletins, and pamphlets relating to Schnee's career as a lawyer and conservationist activities.
Correspondence, travel accounts, photographs, genealogies and miscellaneous material concerning Sawyer's personal life, professional life and family. Includes military memorabilia from George Childs (1860s-1890s).[Finding Aid]
Civil War letters of Private Sailor, 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 35 items View the Sailor letters here.[Finding Aid]
Correspondence, publicity, petitions, and other materials relating to Mrs. Ruhlin's efforts to restore prayer to public schools.
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.
This is a collection of letters written to Harry C. Roth; mostly personal in nature.
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.
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.
Lieutenant Colonel John J. Polsley served in the American Civil War in the 8th Regiment Virginia Volunteers, which later became the 7th Regiment West Virginia Cavalry. Polsley was captured in 1863 and sent to Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. The papers primarily contain correspondence to his wife, Ellen (Nelly) S. Donnally Polsley. He wrote of camp life and battles as well as his thoughts on war. Also included are letters to his father, Judge Daniel H. Polsley.[Finding Aid]
The diary of Petersen, who was a Peninsula, Ohio, canal boat captain.
James A. “Jim” Pahlau (1930-2007) was an expert on local and regional architecture, especially in Akron and Summit County, Ohio. He was also a collector of resources on the subject. The James A. Pahlau Collection consists of personal papers, printed materials, photographs, architectural drawings, and phonograph records documenting local and regional architecture and theater. There is also a large amount of materials on Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and Progress Through Preservation.[Finding Aid]
The papers of R. Russell Munn, director of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, includes: correspondence, news clippings, publications, miscellanea, annual reports, survey of public libraries, and photographs.
The collection contains material relating to McIntosh's relationships with: Akron Community Trust, Litchfield Rehabilitation Center, Seiberling Foundation, First Congregational Church, Canal Street Property, Children's Hospital, and Pyramid Rubber Company. Materials include correspondence, reports, appraisals, lists of grants, financial reports, minutes, publications, governance papers, building plans, yearbooks, notes, donations records, and agreements.
Peter McDonald (1930-2013) was a tire designer/engineer with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company and a tire forensics expert who served as a consultant and expert witness on numerous murder trials throughout the United States and Canada. His papers include correspondence, drawings, patents, news releases, publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, audio/video, and training materials that document his life and work and the trials that he worked on.
Letters sent and received, Captain McCollam, 161st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mainly while he was serving in the Shenandoah Valley. View the McCollam letters here.[Finding Aid]
Typewritten articles relating to Silver Lake, Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, and surrounding areas.
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.[Finding Aid]
Personal letters, diaries, journals, business papers, photographs, and artifacts relating to Charles M. Knight, professor of natural sciences at Buchtel College, and family members Joel Knight, Jr., Fanny Maria Duncan Knight, Sophie Knight McCollester, Eva Knight Greenwood, Colonel William Henry (Hal) Greenwood, Susan Helen Knight, Esther Knight Guild, and Mary Knight Dutton. There is also a small amount of publications, flyers, and other documents from sources outside the family.
Materials dealing with Dr. Karam's volunteer work with people around the world, including: Project Hope, Africa, Navajo Indians, Vietnam, Middle East, Alaska, San Quentin, California Institute for Women, and Southeast Asia. Included are certificates, diaries, slides, photographs, maps, newspaper and journal articles, correspondence, manuscripts, booklets, and brochures.
Sermons, articles for the Akron Beacon Journal, photographs, and news clippings dealing with Dr. Huber's activities as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Akron.
Correspondence of the congressman, miscellaneous books, including Akron Telephone Directories, annual reports, Congressional Directories, copies of the Congressional Record, political convention proceedings, miscellaneous histories (local, national, and international), and magazines.
Personal and business correspondence, financial and legal papers, accounts of foreign travel, photographs, newspaper clippings, ledgers, certificates, and scrapbooks of the Hower family of Akron and Doylestown, principally M. Otis Hower, his wife Blanche Bruot, and their daughter Grace Crawford. The Howers were involved in a variety of business and community activities, including the American Cereal Company, the Akron Board of Education, and the Hower Trade School.
Materials relating to the Hower and Ayers families, including: books, materials regarding Hower companies, genealogy publications, photograph albums, newspaper clippings, and notes. The three series are comprised of materials relating to John Bruot Hower, Mary Hamilton Ayers, and Allan F. Ayers/Lucy A. Hamilton.
Correspondence and other materials of CIO field representative, principally regarding United Rubber Workers activity at the Gadsden, Alabama, plant of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
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.[Finding Aid]
Diary, memoir, letters, and photographs of Red Cross nurse who served in the Spanish-American, Russo-Japanese, and First World War.[Finding Aid]
Furry served as an attorney in Akron. Includes legal papers, correspondence, a scrapbook, publications, and taped interviews regarding her defense of civil rights cases.[Finding Aid]
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.[Finding Aid]
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.
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.[Finding Aid]
Opie Evans (1906-2000) was an African-American photographer, reporter, broadcaster, publisher, and businessman in Akron, Ohio who accomplished many firsts for African-Americans in the city. His papers consist of correspondence, photographic prints and negatives, newspapers and publications, and sound recordings that document the life and work of Evans in addition to the African-American community in the Akron area.
The Edgerton papers contain correspondence between Sidney and his wife, speeches, certificates, and biographical material. These papers pertain to the Civil War and westward expansion. View the Edgerton letters here.[Finding Aid]
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.
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.[Finding Aid]
News clippings and photographs of Mr. Collyer, former president of BF Goodrich Company.
Patents, articles, photo album, photographs, news clippings, and correspondence regarding Colley's development of pressurized flight suits.[Finding Aid]
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.
Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and photographs regarding Mrs. Clapp's activities as Akron Beacon Journal garden specialist for over forty years.
Historical materials of Ohio and Summit County, including: short written histories (topical), correspondence, photographs, drawings, clippings (arranged by topic and year), The University of Akron, clippings regarding Ohio counties, Ohio subject matter, Akron/Summit County clippings by topic, clippings regarding Akron during World War II, clippings relating to early and current area families, miscellaneous local history publications, clippings about Akron clubs and associations, materials regarding Summit County government, agencies, schools, special interest groups, and the War of 1812. Also included are copies of the Firestone Non-skid.
The collection includes: correspondence, military papers, church programs, autograph sheets, personal awards, newspaper clippings, team statistics and scorecards (from coaching career), materials relating to leagues in which Bosworth coached, and materials relating to scouting for the Cleveland Indians (Cleveland Indians season passes, minor league rosters, player evaluation reports, and schedules. Scrapbooks and photographs of Bosworth's activities as a player and coach of baseball and basketball.[Finding Aid]
Eileen Bluhm was the Vice President of Communications at the Akron Regional Development Board from 1975 to 1995 and was considered one of Akron’s “chief civic boosters.” She was involved in a number of local organizations including the Ohio Ballet, Akron Zoo, and the Akron Art Museum, to name a few. She was also a supporter of education and women’s rights. The scrapbook contains photographs, articles, awards, and newspaper clippings that document her life and work in the Akron area.[Finding Aid]
Materials relating the author's interest in the history of Savannah and Clear Creek Township, Ashland County, Ohio. Also included are genealogical papers spanning the author's ancestors (John R. Bailey Family), and the historical pageant, various poems, and short stories written by Bailey.[Finding Aid]
The Robert E. Herndon Papers consist of Robert E. Herndon's military records, self-authored magazine articles, and the 42nd Bombardment Wing operations report.[Finding Aid]
The Richard J. Atkinson Collection consists of newsletters, correspondence and plaques documenting Richard J. Atkinson's military career, B-26 Marauders and the Ninth Air Force Association.[Finding Aid]
The Richard C. Booth Papers includes an autobiography of Richard C. Booth, correspondence with various organizations, personal records, and magazine articles involving Richard Booth, B-26 Marauders, and Barksdale Air Force Base.[Finding Aid]
Marvin C. Colton served in the 555th Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group (M) as a bombardier during World War II. This collection consists of photographs from the World War II era and the 1980's and 1990's "Return of the Crusader" reunions. It also includes a brief history of the 555th Bomb Squadron and rosters for the 386th Bomb Group (M) Association.[Finding Aid]
The Charles H. Tillson Papers consists of correspondence, military records, photographs and an autobiography of Charles H. Tillson.[Finding Aid]
Charles H. Drake served in the Headquarters Squadron of the 391st Bomb Group. His papers include orders he received throughout his military service and many photographs taken during World War II.[Finding Aid]
Consists of personal and professional notes, correspondences, photographs, and plan drawings. Includes both published articles and manuscripts by Dr. Arnstein and his associates, as well as scripts for speeches and presentations given by Dr. Arnstein.[Finding Aid]
Correspondence, reports, and printed material concerning the activities of the Akron NAACP (of which she was president), the Ohio Black Political Assembly, and other black organizations, as well as her 1973 Akron City Council campaign.[Finding Aid]