Illegal Move: The Claude F. Bloodgood Chess Collection

Cleveland Public Library houses the largest chess publication library in the world. It includes any type of chess-related document, manuscript, photograph, object, or archive that falls in this category. The Claude F. Bloodgood Collection was donated to the Library in 2003. It contains Bloodgood’s personal papers, including legal documents, medical and other prison records, and chess-related items from the 1970s…

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Special Collections to Display WWII Greater Cleveland Roll of Honor

Roll of Honor, 2 pages of signatures of World War II Veterans

The Greater Cleveland Roll of Honor contains the names of many Cleveland-area men and women who served in World War II. The large, four-volume set was compiled by family and friends who listed men and women serving in all branches of the U.S. military. Louis B. Seltzer, editor of the Cleveland Press, and Mayor Frank Lausche dedicated the Greater Cleveland…

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Relaxation on the Mall

The Cleveland Public Library Special Collections proudly displays its recent donation of a painting created by Cleveland artist Moses Pearl. It is entitled Relaxation on the Mall, which depicts one of the granite carvings that surrounds the sphere in the pool of the fountain on Mall C in downtown Cleveland. Mr. Pearl (1917-2003) was a graduate from the Cleveland School…

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Homage to Artist Edwin Mieczkowski (1929-2017)

  The Cleveland Public Library has supported Public Art for over 100 years. Art at the Library has inspired, mesmerized, and created much discussion over its purpose and meaning.  Art creates dialogue and makes us realize we all see something different so let’s talk about it. Ed Mieczkowski was one of those artists who saw and painted things differently.  Back…

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