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.


Tuesday Musical Club

Range: 1893 - 1973 Size: 30 cubic feet Record Group: 99/109

Consists primarily of material relating to the administration, activities, and history of the association. Includes minutes, financial information, scrapbooks, programs, yearbooks, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, VHS and cassette tapes, and memorabilia.

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Sylvia Smith Archives of Smith Publications & Sonic Arts Editions

Range: 1930s - 2000s Size: 30 cubic feet Record Group:

The archive consists of materials relating to publications of New Music by Smith Publications. Includes correspondence with composers, manuscripts and scores, phonotapes, compact discs, videotapes of performances, and publications by and about composers.

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Stan Hywet Hall Foundation, Inc.

Range: 1955 - 1960 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

This collection consists of business records, correspondence concerning funding, profile of the executive director, John Paolano, minutes of meetings, and publications concerning Stan Hywet.


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

Range: 1972 - 1991 Size: 22 cubic feet Record Group:

This collection includes information about employment, financial records, correspondence, performance schedules, and donor lists. An auxiliary collection includes lighting designs and stage cues for numerous performances of the Ohio ballet, as well as notes from Thomas Skelton, one of America's most distinguished lighting designers.


National Inventors Hall of Fame

Range: 1973 - 1999 Size: 37 cubic feet Record Group:

This collection consists primarily of material relating to the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Inventure Place. Materials included are minutes from board meetings, information on inductions, children's programs, construction information, personal records of CEO Richard Nichols, information from Inventor's Conferences, and information on the BF Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Program.


Isroff, Lola

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

Materials relating to art shows, including: correspondence, annual reports, newspaper clippings, lists of works exhibited, programs, publicity, and price lists.

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International Institute of Akron

Range: 1923 - 1978 Size: 15 cubic feet Record Group:

Minutes, correspondence, reports, financial records, and clippings.


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

Range: 1953 - 1995 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

Includes news clippings, budget reports, meeting minutes, scrapbooks, and documentation of different community relations programs.

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