Eliza Bryant Home for the Aged Records

The Eliza Bryant Home for the Aged was the first retirement home for elderly African Americans in Cleveland, Ohio. It was founded in 1896, by Eliza Bryant, and called the Cleveland Home for Aged Colored People. In 1960 it was renamed the Eliza Bryant Home for the Aged. The collection consists of records of patients, guests, and membership, Board of Trustees’ minutes, Secretary’s record of correspondence, Board of Lady Managers’ financial records, constitutions, by-laws, receipts, cancelled checks, and a history of the Home by Helen Smith.