African Americans in Cleveland

Books and documents on the history of Cleveland and greater Cleveland, including pictorial works of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, general and specialized histories, guides to street name changes and early volumes of the weekly publication Cleveland Town Topics.

Black Trailblazers, Leaders, Activists, and Intellectuals in Cleveland

A pathfinder to our extensive collections focusing on Black Clevelanders and Black Cleveland history. Includes historical photographs contextualized by articles, e-books, audio interviews, speeches, and oral histories, as well as providing links to essential off-site reading. A rich sampling of materials that collectively tell a broader story about African-American life in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ethnic Communities

Books and documents on the history of Cleveland and greater Cleveland, including pictorial works of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, general and specialized histories, guides to street name changes and early volumes of the weekly publication Cleveland Town Topics.

George A. Myers Papers

The George A. Myers papers, 1890-1929, consist of approximately 4,000 items of correspondence, newspaper clippings and biographical material. The papers are arranged chronologically and are contained in 18 document boxes. The microfilm edition consists of eight rolls. Two small folders of newspaper clippings and biographical material were not filmed. The major portion of correspondence is incoming. There is also a…

Hough Uprising Photographs

Books and documents on the history of Cleveland and greater Cleveland, including pictorial works of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, general and specialized histories, guides to street name changes and early volumes of the weekly publication Cleveland Town Topics.

James Lowell Gibbs Collection of African-American Documents

“Includes a letter and clippings to Judge W.E. Ambler from John Langston of the House of Representatives, 1890 (copy); letter, photograph, and clipping from W. Willis Menard, African-American member of the house of Representatives, 1892; letter from Edward W. Bemis, School of History and Economics, Vanderbilt University, 1892; letter, with enclosures from Rev. J.C. Price, founder and first president of…

Manuscript Genealogy Vertical File

The  Manuscript Genealogy Vertical File , ca. 1810-1970 and undated, consists of correspondence, research notes, lineage charts, typescript genealogies, family Bible records, and other manuscript material, relating to the genealogies of hundreds of United States families.