Petersen, Jorgen

Range: 1864 - 1880 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group: 99/156

The diary of Petersen, who was a Peninsula, Ohio, canal boat captain.

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Gieck, Jack E.

Range: 1859 - 1980 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

Negatives, prints, and contact sheets of canal scenes from all over Ohio. Images used in A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913, by Jack Gieck, Kent: Kent State University Press, 1988. Includes photographic images of sketches, engravings, and maps.

Findley, Theodore “Ted” Collection

Range: 1836 - 1969 Size: 5.5 Record Group: 99/178

Ted Findley was a founding member of the Canal Society of Ohio. The collection consists of photographs of the canals and locks, and files related to Findley’s work in the Canal Society of Ohio, as well as other local societies. The collection also consists of personal and professional correspondence, and various canal and local history related publications.

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Dettling, Theodore J. “Ted” Collection

Range: 1827 - 1983 Size: 9 Record Group: 99/90

Theodore J. “Ted” Dettling (1904-1992) was a co-owner of Dettling Bros. Floral & Seed Company in Akron, Ohio (later known as Dettling Florists). Ted Dettling was a canal and local history enthusiast, and this collection contains records of the Canal Society of Ohio and Summit County Historical Society as well as published and unpublished materials, maps, and photographic prints and negatives, mainly documenting Ohio canals

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Cascade Locks Park Association

Range: 1990 - 1992 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

Contains Mustill Store National Register Nomination, photographic negatives, and oral history interviews.

Canal Society of Ohio

Range: 1830 - 2012 Size: 23.25 cubic feet Record Group: 99/101

The Canal Society of Ohio has preserved Ohio’s canal history and heritage with guided tours and presentations to its members since 1961.  The Canal Society of Ohio Collection consists primarily of materials relating to the planning, construction, use, operation, and rebuilding of canals in Ohio.

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Baus, Louis Canal Photograph Collection

Range: 1896 - 1933 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group:

Louis Baus, photographer, shot numerous scenes along the Ohio & Erie, Miami & Erie, and the connecting feeder canals. This collection of over 400 photo negatives portrays a sense of canal life during the late 1800s to early 1900s. Found in this collection are images of canal boats, crew and passengers, as well as various locks, businesses and homes along the canal ways.

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