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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Ninth Air Force Association, Archives of the

Range: 1932 - 2012 Size: 39.36 Record Group: 99/127

The Archives of the Ninth Air Force Association at the University of Akron Archival Services includes the official records of the Ninth Air Force Association (9AFA) including newsletters, membership lists, reunion programs, and photographs. The collection also contains unit histories and personal papers such as diaries, photographs, and oral histories of individuals who served in the Ninth Air Force. The materials in the collection relate predominantly to World War II.

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Lighter-Than-Air Society

Range: 1900 - 1974 Size: 70 cubic Record Group:

Correspondence, photographs, books, speeches, clippings, serials, films, and miscellany concerning lighter-than-air flight collected by the L-T-A Society. Materials from Akron, other activity in the United States and international (particularly Germany) lighter-than-air activity are included.


Range: 1929 - 1929 Size: 0.2 cubic feet Record Group:

16mm film primarily on the building of the Goodyear Airship Dock (completed in 1929).

Kiwanis Club of Akron

Range: 1916 - 1990 Size: 25 cubic feet Record Group: 99/108

Many of the Kiwanis Club activities focused around civil service and patriotic objectives. Materials relate to the club's history, its organization, financial information, membership, activities, and relationships to other organizations.

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — Buckley Post #12

Range: 1870 - 1938 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group: 99/81

Minutes, postcards, newspaper clippings, resolutions, correspondence, relief fund reports, and membership lists.

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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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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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B-26 Marauder Archives, Wendell A. Fetters Collection

Range: 1944 - 2012 Size: 1.36 Record Group: 100/29

The Wendell A. Fetters Collection consists of correspondence between Wendell Fetters and members of the 391st Bomb Group Association, newsletters, several memoirs, and histories of the 391st Bomb Group.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Washington Area Marauder Men Collection

Range: 1992 - 2009 Size: 1.0 Record Group: 100/17

The Washington Area Marauder Men Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and media articles documenting monuments and memorials dedicated to the B-26 Marauder and service personnel.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, Parker, George Collection

Range: 1936 - 2008 Size: 18.25 Record Group: 100/33

George W. Parker served as a pilot of a B-26 Marauder with the 397th Bomb Group during World War II.  He went on to serve a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, served three terms as a Missouri state representative, and was a founder of the Marauder Historical Society.  This collection consists of materials documenting the Second World War including mission reports, flight logs, diaries, notebooks, photographs, and publications.  This collection also includes materials on various B-26 Marauder and 9th Air Force reunion groups.

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