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George Stamos Local History Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-329

Scope and Contents

This collection contains local history materials from Toledo, Ohio and the surrounding areas, dating from the 1920s through the 1980s. The items in the collection are grouped together based on different subjects or material types, including Books, Buttons and Miscellaneous, Cards, Local Businesses, Magazines, Music, Pamphlets, Post Cards, and Programs. In these categories are items such as sheet music, pins, Toledo Mud Hens magazines, and postcards of Toledo landmarks.


  • 1920-1980

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials may be accessed by request at the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections on the fifth floor of the William S. Carlson Library on the main campus of the University of Toledo. Materials do not circulate.

Conditions Governing Use

In most cases, the Canaday Center does not own the copyright and literary rights to items in its collections; it is the responsibility of the researcher to adhere to U.S. Copyright and Fair Use laws, including seeking permission from the copyright holder and payment of any royalty fees, in the reproduction and use of archival materials. Providing copies or scans does not constitute a license to publish or reproduce images in print or electronic form.

Biographical / Historical

The materials in this collection were donated by Toledo resident George Stamos and offers insight into the activities, businesses, and traditions of the city and surrounding areas. It contains a wide variety of ephemera from local businesses, athletic teams, and performers. For example, the Br Baker Co made men’s and boy’s clothing from around the 1950’s and was located on Adams Street at the corner of Superior. Tiedtke’s was a grocery and department store that offered delivery service to customers that opened in the 1894 and continued until 1973 when the store closed. The Toledo Mud Hens is a local baseball team that continues to play and draw in large crowds during baseball season. Magazines from the 1940’s have score cards and civic magazines that talked about the different players on the team and how to keep score has become a popular collectors item. The Music category of the collection has several pieces of written music like Please Think of Me and while these pieces do not originate in Ohio or Toledo they were sold in the Lawrence Meng Music Store on 239 St. Clair Street. There are photographs are of Nancy Norman who performed with Sammy Kaye and his orchestra. Kaye hailed from Lakewood, Ohio and played on Ohio University campus and during vacations around Cleveland when he attended the Universtiy. The pamphlets are of guides to Toledo and Ohio, as well as The University of Toledo vs. Miami game on February 6, 1954. Some of the programs and books are from local high schools in the Toledo area such as Scott and Toledo Public schools like the Home Economics Cookbook for Elementary Grades.

Work Cited: The Historic Old West End in Toledo, Ohio, “Kaye, Sammy (1910-1987), Bandleader.” American National Biography,

Toledonews. “A Fiery Farewell.” The Blade, 5 May 2014,


.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


George Stamos Local History Collection, 1920-1980
Nicky Rhymes
October 19 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections Repository

2801 West Bancroft Street
William S. Carlson Library, Fifth Floor
Toledo Ohio 43606 United States