The Euclid Beach Park Corporation Papers, 1905-1969

The Cleveland Public Library’s Special Collections department has a collection of papers related to Euclid Beach Park and the Humphrey family. The amusement park first opened in 1894, but initially failed. The Humphrey family, who had a popcorn stand in the park, took over the management in 1901. The park became very popular, but eventually closed in 1969 due to…

THE ART OF POCHOIR

  Many of us may have tried stenciling as a way of decorating our home. This technique has been in use for centuries going back to cave paintings in prehistoric Europe and in images found in China along the Asian silk route.  In Paris, during the early part of the 20th century, stenciling (known as pochoir in French)  was used…

Holiday Sheet Music and Collectibles Books

  Tis the season! Come visit Cleveland Public Library’s Fine Arts Department when looking for holiday sheet music and books on various collectibles. Holiday music collection: Seeking ideas for holiday music? Need music selection ideas for that upcoming holiday party?  Along with the visual arts, the Fine Arts Department has one of the most extensive music collections anywhere.  In the…

Honoring Cleveland Veterans: 1942 Roll of Honor on display at Cleveland Public Library

Honoring Cleveland Veterans:  1942 Roll of Honor on display at Cleveland Public Library   The Greater Cleveland Roll of Honor lists the names of many Cleveland area men and women who served during World War II. Since many were on active duty at the time, their wives, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers or other family members would register the name of…

The Standard Bearer and the Gate Keeper

The 2016 presidential campaign has been unlike any other seen in contemporary times.  The Republican Party has selected Donald Trump as their candidate, who has proven himself to be a non-traditional candidate. Trump has changed the face of the Grand Old Party; so much so that many are asking is this still the party of Reagan? Ronald Reagan is still…

The Derrydale Press

The Derrydale Press was a small publisher of finely crafted sporting books featuring topics such as hunting, fishing, sailing, skiing, polo, tennis and horseback riding. The press was started by Eugene V. Connett, III in 1927 and between then and 1942, The Derrydale Press published 169 books, 30 of which were privately printed. The mission of The Derrydale Press was…