Highlights of the collection

  • Hough Area Development Corporation Records, Series II

    The Hough Area Development Corporation (f. 1967) was formed in the wake of the Hough riots by DeForest Brown in conjunction with African-American professionals and neighborhood leaders to aid in bringing economic prosperity to the…

  • The Perspective of Congressman Louis Stokes: Participant in the Black Political Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s and Co-Founder of the Congressional Black Caucus

    Oral history interview with Congressman Louis Stokes by St. Andrew’s Episcopal School student Matt Murphy. In this interview Congressman Stokes speaks about the rise of African-American politicians during the 1960s and 1970s and the creation…

  • League of Womens Voters of East Cleveland Records

    The League of Women Voters of East Cleveland, Ohio was organized in 1946 as a local unit of the League of Women Voters. The League’s primary purpose is to inform voters about the issues. The…

  • Conversation 051-002

    On March 23, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger, George Romney, and mayors of the United States cities, including Carl B. Stokes, James H.J. Tate, Roman S.…

  • People Picking Cotton(Graphic)

    This collection contains a photographic postcard of an African-American girl and boy folding a blanket in a cotton field. Also included is a photographic postcard of two African-American children sitting in a wagon. A cow…

  • Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future

    This collection of interviews was conducted by staff at Cuyahoga Community College’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Humanities Center as part of a yearlong, community-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes’ election as…

  • The Cleveland Orchestra Scrapbook Vol. 203

    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…

  • Milton Marvin Toy Papers

    The collection consists of the papers of Milton Marvin Toy from 1920-1943. The collection primarily contains correspondence from Milton to his mother Daisy Bell Warner. His correspondence in 1939-1940 was written while he was working…

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Supported by:

The George Gund Foundation
Western Reserve Historical Society