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Harold J. Garner City Council Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-257

Scope and Contents

The Harold J. Garner City Council Papers consist mostly of correspondence to and from Councilman Garner discussing issues of local interest such as housing and urban renewal. Other correspondence pertains to various departments (law, safety, public welfare). Additional materials in the collection include a strategy statement for the Model Cities program and legislation for consumer protection.


  • Creation: 1969-1973

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

Harold J. Garner was born April 18, 1925. A native of Toledo, he graduated from Libbey High School and soon after graduation joined the Navy, where he served until he was honorably discharged in 1946. He later attended the University of Toledo, where he received a bachelors degree in Business Administration.

After working as a factory employee for such companies as Auto-Lite and Doehler-Jarvis, Garner became Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of the Toledo Metropolitan Housing Authority. He served in this capacity from 1952-1956 before becoming the Minority Groups Representative - and later Local Office Manager - of the Ohio State Employment Service. While employed as an Assistant Plant Personnel Manager at General Mills, Garner was elected to Toledo City Council in 1969. He served two 2-year terms before retiring in 1973, citing his desire not to seek re-election. He died October 3, 1988.


1 Linear Feet

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Related Materials

City of Toledo - City Council Records, MSS-297; Toledo Mayoral Papers, MSS-061; City of Toledo - Mayoral Papers, MSS-343

Harold J. Garner City Council Papers, 1969-1973
Tamara Jones
March 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