Ruhlin, Mrs. Ben. Prayer Campaign Committee Records

Range: 1970 - 1977 Size: 12 cubic feet Record Group: $content.recordGroup

Mrs. Ben H. Ruhlin was a “prayer crusader” from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio who spent two and a half years crusading to have prayer restored to schools during the 1970s through the Prayer Campaign Committee. The records include correspondence, publicity, petitions, and other materials relating to Mrs. Ruhlin and the committee’s efforts to restore prayer to public schools.


Oral History of the Crime Victim Assistance Field

Range: 2002 - 2002 Size: 3 cubic feet Record Group:

Includes video taped interviews with more than fifty of the fields' pioneers who made significant contributions to the progress and evolution of the crime victims' field.

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Ohio Canal Sesquicentennial Commission Records

Range: 1974 - 1978 Size: 2.5 Record Group: 99/150

The Ohio Sesquicentennial Commission was organized in 1977 as a subcommittee of the Western Reserve Historical Society. Its chief objective was to inform the public of the economic and historical significance of the Ohio Canal for the canal's 150th anniversary.

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Mansfield Education Association

Range: 1939 - 1966 Size: 0.33 cubic feet Record Group:

The collection contains minutes of general and Executive Board meetings, treasurers' reports, newsletters, and correspondence.


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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Fortnightly Club of Akron Records

Range: 1897 - 2015 Size: 3.0 Record Group: 99/180

The Fortnightly Club of Akron was founded in 1896 as a women’s scholarly club. Meetings were twice a month from October to April and presentations given ranging from nations of the world, to Shakespeare, to literature and authors, to local history. The records date from 1897 to 2015 and include meeting minutes, yearbooks, correspondence, subject files, programs, scrapbooks, and a photo album

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Blair, Charles V., Papers

Range: 1964 - 1973 Size: 4 cubic feet Record Group: 99/94

Charles V. Blair (1933-2004) served in various roles at The University of Akron including Director of the News Bureau and Institute for Civic Education and Dean of the Evening College. His papers include correspondence, meeting minutes, financial statements, project proposals, progress reports, and newspaper clippings of the Summit County Greater Akron Community Action Council, the Akron-Summit Tutorial Program, and Upward Bound.

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Akron Board of Education Records

Range: 1863 - 1989 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group: $content.recordGroup

The Akron Board of Education is the non-partisan and non-sectarian official body representing the citizens of Akron on all matters of public education. The records consist of 32 reels of microfilm containing minutes of regular and special meetings, correspondence, proposals for bids, newspaper clippings, and publications.

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