Alfred A Benesch School Scrapbooks

Alfred A. Benesch School in Cleveland, Ohio, began in 1884 as the Outhwaite School. It was renamed for a former graduate and Cleveland School Board member Alfred A. Benesch in 1962. The collection consists of two scrapbooks.

Carl Stokes Scrapbooks

Carl Stokes (1927-1996) was the Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, from 1967-1971. Stokes was the first African-American mayor of a major American city and the first African-American Democrat in the Ohio State Legislature, where he served three terms from 1962-1967. As mayor, Stokes launched a number of programs to alleviate the problems of urban decay. Chief among these was Cleveland: NOW!,…

Garrett A. Morgan Scrapbook

Garrett A. Morgan (1877-1963) was an African-American entrepreneur and inventor whose inventions included an electric traffic signal and gas mask. Morgan moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1895 and opened his own sewing machine sales and repair shop in 1907. He received a patent on his gas mask in 1912 and formed the National Safety Device Company to manufacture and market…

Julia Simpson Scrapbooks

Julia Gants Simpson  (b. 1912) was an African-American woman born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Mildred Braggs Gants. Her grandmother was Henrietta Braggs who worked as a maid and cook for the Wentworth Marshall family of Shaker Heights, Ohio. The collection consists of two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and programs that document African-American history in Cleveland, Ohio, and the United States.

Louis Stokes Scrapbooks

Louis Stokes (b. 1925) served in the United States House of Representatives from the 21st and 11th congressional districts of Ohio from 1968-1999, representing the east side of Cleveland and several of its suburbs. The first African-Americanfrom Ohio to serve in the House of Representatives, Stokes chaired the House Select Committee on Assassinations, the Ethics Committee, the House Intelligence Committee,…

Mary B. Martin Scrapbook

Mary Brown Martin was a Cleveland, Ohio, teacher. In 1929, she became the first African-American elected to the Cleveland Board of Education. Martin came to Cleveland from Raleigh, North Carolina in 1886. She received a degree from Western Reserve University in 1903 and began her teaching career in Birmingham, Alabama. Returning to Cleveland, she married attorney Alexander H. Martin in…

The Cleveland Orchestra Scrapbook Vol. 147

The Cleveland Orchestra Archives Scrapbook Collection contains over 100 years of News and Reviews documenting the Orchestra’s founding, concert activity, and tours. Included are the building of Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. The collection is being digitized in sections, return often to see what new materials are available.

The Cleveland Orchestra Scrapbook Vol. 148

The Cleveland Orchestra Archives Scrapbook Collection contains over 100 years of News and Reviews documenting the Orchestra’s founding, concert activity, and tours. Included are the building of Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. The collection is being digitized in sections, return often to see what new materials are available.

The Cleveland Orchestra Scrapbook Vol. 149

The Cleveland Orchestra Archives Scrapbook Collection contains over 100 years of News and Reviews documenting the Orchestra’s founding, concert activity, and tours. Included are the building of Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. The collection is being digitized in sections, return often to see what new materials are available.

The Cleveland Orchestra Scrapbook Vol. 153

The Cleveland Orchestra Archives Scrapbook Collection contains over 100 years of News and Reviews documenting the Orchestra’s founding, concert activity, and tours. Included are the building of Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. The collection is being digitized in sections, return often to see what new materials are available.