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Business and Commerce

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

City of Toledo - Early Administrative Documents Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-328
Scope and Contents The collection is divided into two series: Series 1, Toledo city charter and amendments; and Series II, Miscellaneous early administrative records. Series I, Toledo city charter and amendments, documents the creation of the laws by which the city of was governed during much of its early history. It is arranged in chronological order. Prior to 1912 and the institution of home rule in Ohio, all charters for cities had to be approved by the legislature and signed by the Secretary...
Dates: 1837-1948

Alice E. Huebner Collection

 Collection — Box 1: [32887922469905]
Identifier: MSS-133
Scope and Contents The documents in this collection span a vast time period, but are primarily centered on two areas: the Civil War and the Huebner Brewery of Toledo, Ohio. The Huebner Brewery was run by Alice's family and the Civil War photographs and uniform can be traced to her direct relatives. Within the Civil War items are artifacts including pieces of a Civil War soldier's uniform, as well as various photographs.The items relating to the Huebner Brewery consist of news clippings...
Dates: 1861 - 1976

The Andersons, Inc. Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-194
Scope and Contents The Andersons, Inc. deposited this collection in the Ward M. Canaday Center in 2004, with an addition deposited in 2016. It contains scrapbooks, printed materials and photographic materials. The largest series consists of fifteen scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence and other materials documenting the history of the company from 1936 through at least 1983. Newspapers represented are mainly the Maumee Valley News or Toledo Blade or other local (regional) or...
Dates: 1936-2004

Dana Holding Corporation Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-242
Scope and Contents The records of the Dana Holding Corporation, formerly known as the Dana Corporation and before that, Spicer Manufacturing, range from a 1891 bond held by a relative of Dana’s founder Clarence Spicer to the January 2012 Toledo Blade obituary for former Dana executive Philip J. Mazziotti. The collection offers an array of research possibilities for anyone interested in not only Toledo history but also the history of the automobile industry, both nationally and internationally. Major figures in...
Dates: 1891-2012

Inshield Die and Stamping Company Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-158
Scope and Contents The records of Inshield Die and Stamping are divided into two main series: Administrative and Financial. A third series, Artifacts, is also included in the records. The records provide nearly complete documentation of the company from its founding in 1920 until its sale in 1994.The first series, Administrative, contains advertisements for the Inshield Spotlight, a movable light that could be attached to the inside of windshields of older closed cars. With the addition of this light...
Dates: 1920-1995

James Van Orden Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-290
Scope and Contents The James Van Orden Collection represents several aspects of Toledo and surrounding communities, including local sports and events, small businesses and industry leaders, municipal government, and the personal lives of Toledoans through postcards, flyers, event programs, advertisements, artifacts, and photographs. National and international news that would have been of interest to and have had an impact on Toledo residents are also included in headlines of several local newspapers. Due to the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1879-2016

John Davis Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-338
Content Description The John Davis Papers are divided into six subseries: Administrative Records, Artifacts, Audio/Visual Materials, Events, Personal Files, and Publications. Administrative Records comprise of correspondence (1952 – 1974), as well as legal documentation such as the Toledo Edison Articles of Incorporation (1973) and their Code of Regulations (1973). The Administrative Records also contain the Board of Directors Acceptance (1974) for John K. Davis’ resignation and his last report to...
Dates: 1929-1977

Joseph Guillaume Devacht Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-003
Scope and Contents The two bound volumes that form this collection consist of a ledger, 1817-32, and a daybook, 1824-30. In the ledger, Devacht recorded his accounts with individuals. Each account contains debit and credit entries. The debit entries contain little more than the amounts the individual owed at different times to Devacht, due to purchase. The researcher can find out what the individual purchased, if the date of the particular transaction falls into the time range covered by the daybook, by referring...
Dates: 1817-1832

Kaiser/Willys-Overland Scrapbook

 Item — Box Box 1: [32887922509973]
Identifier: MSS-156
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings documenting the merger Kaiser-Frazer and Willys-Overland in 1953. This was the largest corporate merger to date at the time it was completed. The scrapbook was owned by Ward M. Canaday, president of Willys-Overland at the time of the merger.
Dates: 1953

Kenneth Colthorpe Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-299
Scope and Contents The Kenneth Colthorpe Papers consist primarily of documents and artifacts from Colthorpe’s personal and professional life. Materials are arranged by series and further into subseries. Within boxes, materials are arranged alphabetically by folder where applicable. Series 1: Correspondence, is divided into both general and World War II correspondence and contains both incoming and outgoing letters between Colthorpe and his family, including his wife, Corinne. Series 2: Champion Spark...
Dates: 1915-2014

Lion Dry Goods Company Financial Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-056
Scope and Contents Although this collection lacks material such as catalogs and advertising circulars which might shed light on the development of merchandise and services offered by the Lion Store, it does contain a substantial amount of financial records.These records include daily sales summaries from 1897 to 1905 and from 1913 to 1943; a journal, 1898-1912; and appraisals and related materials from the late 1930s and 1940s. What exists, then, does offer the researcher sources sufficient to provide a picture...
Dates: 1898-1966

Small Manuscripts Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 001s-239s
Dates: 1400-2012; Majority of material found in 1810-2000

Sukie Nopper Local History Collection

 Collection — Box 1: [32887922565165]
Identifier: MSS-324
Scope and Contents The Sukie Nopper Local Collection contains a total of four folders. In the folders there are artifacts from 1878 to the 1960s consisting of local business in the Toledo area, such as the Buckeye Furniture Co., The Lion Store, and the Freeborn Furniture Co. There are also other artifacts such as the B.F. Keith’s Theatre pamphlet, the “You Will Do Better in Toledo” pamphlet, department store fabric patches and State of Ohio and City of Toledo ribbons. The last two folders are department store...
Dates: 1878-1962

Toledo Press Club Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-315
Scope and Contents The Toledo Press Club collection is divided into three series: Artifacts, Photographic Materials, and Print Materials. Included in Artifacts are plaques commemorating area sponsors of the Toledo Press Club as well as past leaders of the organization, a wooden Toledo Press Club sign, a trophy for the Press Club Riverfront Regatta from 1976 to 1990, and a glass mug with the Toledo Press Club logo printed on it. Photographic Materials are comprised of headshot photos of...
Dates: 1973-1992

Toledo Scale Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-153
Scope and Contents The Toledo Scale Collection is made up of approximately sixty-three linear feet that were broken down into three major categories: History, photographs, and administrative files. Within each of the major categories, nineteen subcategories were formed. A more in-depth explanation of the subcategories can be found in the series list portion of the finding aid. This collection was organized with anticipation that the Lucas County/Maumee valley Historical Society would continue to...
Dates: 1900 - 1980