A.F. Smith Plantation Records

A. F. Smith was the owner of a plantation in Princeton, Mississippi. The collection consists of an inventory of stock and implements, daily record of events, and records of births and deaths of slaves on the plantation.

Affirmative Action Progress Reports

Volumes contain statistical listing numbers of men, women and minorities employed in various jobs. Includes data on salaries, hiring practices, demotions, promotions, resignations, retirements, and discharges.

AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland Records

The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland is a non-profit organization that strives to provide a compassionate and collaborative response to the needs of people infected, affected, and at risk of HIV/AIDS. It provides direct services, education, and advocacy training to consumers, funders, social service professionals, volunteers, and government agencies throughout Cleveland and northeast Ohio. The collection consists primarily of advertisements,…

Ashtabula County Female Anti-Slavery Society Records

The Ashtabula County Female Anti-Slavery Society was an auxiliary of the Ohio Anti-Slavery Society. The collection consists of a preamble, constitution, list of members, music notes for various songs, minutes of meetings, and a list of names of memorialists for 1836.

Barristers’ Wives Records, 1956 – 2008

Barristers’ Wives was a group committed to community and social concerns that was founded in 1956 by a group of seventeen African-American women in Cleveland, Ohio. The group initially met in October 1956 to support the campaign of Cleveland’s first African-American mayoral candidate, Alexander Martin, and continued to meet throughout the 1950s and 1960s to support other African-American politicians. The…

Black Folk Art in Cleveland Records

The Black Folk Art in Cleveland exhibition was presented in 1984 by the Mather Gallery of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. The exhibit was the result of a search for Cleveland’s African-Americanfolk artists and the works created by them. It featured folk artists Peggy Davenport, Reverend Albert Wagner, Ruby Hall, Helen Dobbins, Jim Moss, Mickey Towns, Benjamin Collins, Perkine…

Blossom Hill School Records

Blossom Hill School was a juvenile rehabilitation center for girls age 10 to 18 who were wards of the court or referred by social service agencies in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The program emphasized industrial and vocational training and placed many of the girls in private homes where they usually worked as domestics. The institution began as the Cleveland…

Boyd’s Family Funeral Home Records

Boyd’s Funeral Home served a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. It was owned by Elmer F. Boyd. The collection consists of funeral records (1906-1944), financial records (ca. 1919-1944), and newspaper clippings relating to Elmer F. Boyd