Highlights of the collection

  • The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Interview with Karen Slade

    Radio station manager Karen Slade (1955 -) was the vice president and general manager of Stevie Wonder’s KJLH radio station in Los Angeles, California. Slade was interviewed by The HistoryMakers® on July 28, 2014, in…

  • Dorothy E. Smith Family Photographs 

    Dorothy E. Smith was a Cleveland, Ohio, African-American music teacher and the first African-American member of the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra. A violinist, she was a 1931 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and was…

  • Conella Coutler Brown Papers 

    Conella Coulter Brown (1925-2022), was an educator and the first African-American woman to take on the role of assistant superintendent in an Ohio School District, making her the highest ranking African-American woman in public education…

  • OLBS 1st Communion Class 1945

    Photo of the first Communion Class in 1945

  • The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Interview with Wendell Logan

    Music professor, jazz saxophonist, and music composer Wendell Logan (1940 – 2010) developed a program in African-Americanmusic at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, in addition to serving on the faculty at Ball State University, Florida…

  • Letter from City Club of Cleveland to W.E.B. Du Bois

    Signed J.J. Lafferty, Secretary; inviting him to speak at the Club on February 12

  • WomenSpace

    The WomenSpace collection is comprised of mostly paper documents of various natures, photos, slides, negatives, plaques, a metal plate, a quilt, various fabric pieces, ribbons, a tee-shirt, buttons, stamps, a VHS tape, Audio Reel to…

  • The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Interview with Ruby Dee

    Actress Ruby Dee (1924 – 2014) has appeared in over fifty movies, including A Raisin In The Sun (1961), Uptight (1968), Buck And The Preacher (1972), Roots (1978), Do The Right Thing (1989), The Delany…

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Supported by:

The George Gund Foundation
Western Reserve Historical Society