Private Industry Council of Akron

Range: 1979 - 1982 Size: 1.3 Record Group: 99/95

The Private Industry Council (PIC) of Akron was formed in 1978 as an outgrowth of President Jimmy Carter’s Private Sector Initiative Program.  The records consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, booklets, pamphlets, reports, surveys, photographs, and advertisements relating to PIC activities, including job training and hiring programs and advertising campaigns to attract new businesses to Akron.

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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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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.


General Tire and Rubber Company Records, Public Relations Series

Range: 1915 - 1996 Size: 168 cubic feet Record Group: 99/103

 

The General Tire and Rubber Company was founded in Akron, Ohio in 1915.  It originally focused on truck and then automobile tires, but later branched into aerospace and defense, entertainment and broadcasting, chemicals/plastics, and industrial products.  Although Continental AG bought General Tire in 1987, it continues to develop, produce, and market tires for automotive applications.  The Public Relations Series consists of company publications, scrapbooks, advertisements, posters, calendars, and banners as well as photographs of foreign and domestic plants and installations, dealerships, and equipment.   It also consists of over a thousand motion picture films, videos, and sound recordings.


Citizens for a County Charter

Range: 1979 - 1979 Size: 0.33 cubic feet Record Group: 99/143

The papers of the Citizens for a County Charter Committee include materials pertaining to various aspects of the 1979 campaign for the adoption of a Summit County Charter. Collection includes proposal, publicity, campaign plans, and correspondence.

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Blair, Charles V.

Range: 1964 - 1973 Size: 4.0 Record Group: 99/94

Charles V. Blair was an active member of the Akron community who served in a variety of roles including professor, dean, and assistant to the president at The University of Akron from 1959 to 1974.  His papers consist of correspondence, minutes, financial statements, project proposals, progress reports, and clippings documenting the Summit County-Greater-Akron Community Action Council, the Akron-Summit Tutorial Program, and Upward Bound.

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American Legion Post 209

Range: 1919 - 2005 Size: 25 Record Group: 99/162

American Legion Post 209 in Akron, Ohio records consists of meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, photographs, membership lists, articles of incorporation, and the constitution and bylaws of the post. Included in this collection are the WWI photographs and letters that were collected by Goodyear Tire and Rubber as part of the company’s recognition of its employees who served during WWI.  These were later donated to Post 209 since many of Goodyear’s veterans joined this American Legion Post.

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Akron and Summit County Federation of Women's Clubs

Range: 1894 - 2010 Size: 7.0 Record Group: 99/93

The Akron and Summit County Federation of Women’s Clubs was organized in 1893 and united with the Ohio State Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1917.  The group raised money for charity, hosted guest speakers, awarded scholarships, worked on various community-related projects, and lobbied for political reform.  The records include notebooks, directories, scrapbooks, newsletters and subjects files.

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