Alvin Krenzler Papers

The Alvin Krenzler Papers, 1906-1999 and undated, consist of correspondence, reports, surveys, floor plans, blueprints, bulletins, newspaper clippings, legal bills, and postcards. This collection is of value to researchers studying in the history of downtown Cleveland, Ohio real estate development and land use, with a focus on the 1980s and 1990s. Those interested in the mayoralty of Michael White will find information in the collection. The collection offers insight into the demolition of the Hippodrome Theater and includes original promotional material from 1906 describing the building in detail, including floor plans. Researchers will also find information on developments in education (especially Cuyahoga Community College), legal rights, and the funding of programs for mentally challenged citizens during the 1970s. In addition, the collection offers much information about the parking tax proposed in the 1990s to finance the stadium of the Cleveland Browns.