University of Akron Photographs

Range: 1854 - 2004 Size: 36 cubic feet (70 boxes) Record Group: 99/49

The University of Akron Photographs contains prints and negatives photographed during 1854-2004 depicting special events, student life, the campus landscape, and individual students and faculty members.

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Records, Photographic Prints and Negatives Series

Range: 1912 - 1984 Size: 772 cubic feet Record Group: 99/106

The Photographic Prints and Negatives Series of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Records consists of approximately half a million images that visually document the history of the company from 1912-1984.  The images depict a variety of topics including factory scenes and equipment, lighter-than-airships, parade balloons, employees, company farms and plantations, numerous rubber products, professional and amateur sports, automotive and motorcycle racing, advertising, aeronautics, women in the workplace, war-time production, and Goodyear’s extensive line of passenger, commercial, and other tires.  Formats include glass plate, nitrate, and acetate negatives in addition to black and white and color prints and slides.  All images from 1912-1951 have been digitized and are available on our Digital Collections Website.

Evans, Opie, Papers

Range: ca. 1940 - 1990 Size: 32 Record Group: 99/246

Opie Evans (1906-2000) was an African-American photographer, reporter, broadcaster, publisher, and businessman in Akron, Ohio who accomplished many firsts for African-Americans in the city.  His papers consist of correspondence, photographic prints and negatives, newspapers and publications, and sound recordings that document the life and work of Evans in addition to the African-American community in the Akron area.

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Dales Family Papers

Range: 1895 - 1972 Size: .86 Record Group: 99/181

The George S. Dales Company was founded by George S. Dales Sr. in 1876. Known for selling jewelry, instruments, and Victrola's, it was handed down to George S. Dales Jr. and then to Gerald L. Dales and lasted until 1969. George Dales Jr's other son, George Franklin Dales, founded the George Franklin Dales company in 1946. Working with Mechanical Industries Production Company, he invented the Mighty Mite Thermostat. Included in the collection are 39 Glass plate negatives showing images from around the turn of the 19th-20th century.

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Cain, John W.

Range: 1890 - 1930 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group: 99/86

This collection of photographs includes early twentieth century portraits, snapshots (particularly of the Cain and Von Kanel families), and postcards of Akron, Ohio; documenting styles and living standards of middle class families.

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B26 Marauder Archives, Mugan, Anthony F. collection

Range: 1942 - 1946 Size: 0.5 Record Group: 100/252

Anthony Mugan served as a member of the 345th Service Squadron, 310th Service Group attached to the 319th Bomb Group. This collection contains collected documents, enlistment records of his friends during the service, photographs and postcards.

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B26 Marauder Archives, Berg, Wilfred "Wally" collection

Range: 1941 - 1945 Size: 1.0 Record Group: 100/37

Wilfred “Wally” Berg was the photographer for the 17th Bomb Group, 95th Bomb Squadron. He served from May, 1942-November, 1945. He was stationed in North Africa, Italy, France, Austria and Germany. This collection consists mainly of photographs in a scrapbook made by Berg, other items included in the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and notes.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, C. Forman “Dee” Dirickson Records

Range: 1941 - 1946 Size: 1.8 Record Group: 100/39

C. Forman “Dee” Dirickson was a pilot in the 451st Squadron of the 322nd Bomb Group. The collection consists of materials from his time as a pilot, including Dirickson’s flight log, records from pilot training and individual flight records, orders, photographs, maps and memorabilia.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, 319th B.G. Reunion Association

Range: 1934 - 2001 Size: 20.05 Record Group: 100/26

The 319th Bombardment Group Reunion Association Collection consists of newsletters, photographs, correspondence, printed materials, and videos created and collected by the association and its members.

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B-26 Marauder Archives, 17th B.G. Reunion Association

Range: 1920 - 2011 Size: 24.23 Record Group: 100/27

The 17th Bombardment Group Reunion Association Collection consists of correspondence, military records, newsletters, photographs, printed materials, and videos created and collected by the association and its members.

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