Weathervane Community Playhouse Records

Range: 1935 - 1992 Size: 45 cubic feet Record Group: $content.recordGroup

Weathervane Community Playhouse is a non-profit community theater in Akron, Ohio that produces live theater performances and provides education and training in theater arts and appreciation. The records include membership lists, governance papers, newsletters, meeting minutes, scripts, publications, financial statements, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, slides, phonotapes, and newspaper clippings.


Tuesday Musical Association Records

Range: 1898 - 2015 Size: 37 cubic feet Record Group: 99/109

The Tuesday Musical Association is non-profit classical music organization founded in 1887 in Akron, Ohio that provides concerts, scholarships, and educational programs for its members and the community. The records include meeting minutes, financial information, scrapbooks, programs, yearbooks, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, VHS and audio cassette tapes, and memorabilia that document the administration, activities, and history of the association and its auxiliary society, St. Cecilia Choral Society.

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Sylvia Smith Archives of Smith Publications & Sonic Arts Editions

Range: 1930s - 2000s Size: 30 cubic feet Record Group: $content.recordGroup

Sylvia Smith is a publisher of New and Experimental classical music and owner of Smith Publications & Sonic Art Editions. Her archives contain correspondence, manuscripts, scores, phonotapes, compact discs, videotapes of performances, and publications by and about composers including Milton Babbit, John Cage, Robert Erickson, Ben Johnston, Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Saunders Smith, and others.

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OhioDance Records

Range: 1977 - 1999 Size: 20 cubic feet Record Group: 99/168

OhioDance, formed in 1976 as the Association of Ohio Dance Companies, is a state-wide organization that inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance.  The records consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, publications, reports, news releases, news clippings, directories, financial records, photographs, and audio/video recordings.

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Ohio Ballet Records

Range: 1972 - 1991 Size: 22 cubic feet Record Group: $content.recordGroup

The National Inventors Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to inventors and their inventions. Formerly located in Akron, Ohio in a facility known as Inventure Place, the hall served as a science and technology museum and library, inventor’s workshop, and a national resource center for creativity. The records consist of board meeting minutes, records of CEO Richard Nichols, and information on inductions, programs, Inventor's Conferences, and construction of the hall.


National Inventors Hall of Fame

Range: 1973 - 1999 Size: 37 cubic feet Record Group: $content.recordGroup

The National Inventors Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to inventors and their inventions. Formerly located in Akron, Ohio in a facility known as Inventure Place, the hall served as a science and technology museum and library, inventor’s workshop, and a national resource center for creativity. The records consist of board meeting minutes, records of CEO Richard Nichols, and information on inductions, programs, Inventor's Conferences, and construction of the hall.


Isroff, Lola, Papers

Range: 1942 - 1995 Size: 3.3 cubic feet Record Group: 99/145

Lola K. Isroff (1909-2000) was an award-winning New York-born author, self-trained visual artist, and long-time Akron, Ohio resident. She is known for her folk memory paintings depicting historic architecture and vignettes of contemporary urban life that have been exhibited in major museums and galleries across the globe. Her papers document her life and work and consist of biographical information, photographs, artwork, writings by and about the artist, and materials documenting her travels. 

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International Institute of Akron

Range: 1923 - 1978 Size: 15 cubic feet Record Group: $content.recordGroup

The International Institute of Akron (IIA) is a non-profit agency founded in 1916 that provides services to the foreign-born living in the Akron and the Summit County, Ohio community. The records consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, financial records, and newspaper clippings that document the history and work of the institute. 


Hower House, Friends of

Range: 1974 - 2002 Size: 3.3 Record Group: 99/237

Hower House is a High Victorian Mansion.  The house was built in 1871 for John Henry Hower and his wife Susan.  Architect Jacob Snyder designed the distinctive Second Empire Italianate style structure for the Howers; one of Akron’s leading industrialist families.  Three generations of Hower family had lived in the home when Grace Hower Crawford and John B. Hower turned it over to the University of Akron.  This collection includes the Records of the Friends of Hower House, the Hower House Victorians, and the Conservation and Restoration Committee.   In addition it contains photographs of the house from 1974 when the University first acquired it and Slides of displays, various pieces of furniture and other artifacts.

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Greater Akron Arts Federation / Akron Area Arts Council

Range: 1968 - 1975 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group: 99/96

This collection contains materials pertaining to the formation and organization of the GAAF and AACA. Materials include correspondence, minutes, membership records, financial statements, and publications.

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Akron Symphony Orchestra/Greater Akron Musical Association Records

Range: 1953 - 1999 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group: $content.recordGroup

The Greater Akron Arts Federation (GAAF) was founded in 1968 for the purpose of acting as a ”clearing house” for Akron, Ohio area art groups. Due to a lack of resources and support, the GAAF dissolved in 1975 and the Akron Area Council for the Arts (AACA) was formed to educate and encourage the community in the appreciation, enjoyment, and support of the arts. The records include correspondence, meeting minutes, membership records, financial statements, and publications that document the formation and operation of the GAAF and the AACA.

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