Opie Evans Collection

The Opie Evans Collection contains 125 photographs selected from the Opie Evans Papers held by Archival Services, University Libraries, University of Akron. The images were taken or collected by Evans and provide a rich visual history of the African-American community in Akron, Ohio and surrounding areas during the middle of the twentieth century. They also capture the 1964 and 1967…

The Opie Evans Papers

The Opie Evans Papers contain documents, photographs, artifacts, and motion picture and sound recordings relating to Evans’ many professional pursuits and activities, including his long careers in photography and broadcasting, his stint as a community newspaper publisher, his work with the Mayor of Akron to promote civic unity, his side businesses operating an ice cream truck and renting audiovisual equipment,…