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Toledo History

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Administrative Offices - Early Documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UR 013A
Scope and Contents Collection contains early documents pertaining to the University.

Note: The original inventory did not contain folder numbers, but they were arranged alphabetically - folder numbers on inventory may not match the order.
Dates: 1840-1934

Alpha Epsilon Delta Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UM 134
Scope and Contents This collection contains multiple awards from various years dating from 1972 to 2018, as well as photos from multiple events that took place during the same years. The awards are of activities, attendance, members’ years of service, Honorable Mentions and a Certificate of Appreciation. There are also minutes books and membership records spanning multiple years, Red Cross Blood Drives records, and other major events such as the Initiation Banquet. Also included in the collection are three...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1972-2018

City of Toledo - City Council Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-297
Scope and Contents The Toledo City Records collection mostly consists of meeting minutes from the Board of Aldermen between 1874 and 1903, the Common Council between 1837 and 1905, and Joint Committee of Alderman and Council between 1874 and 1903. There are also letter books from the Clerk of Council from 1906 to 1925. There are five volumes of the Toledo Municipal Code from 1919 from the Committee of Publicity and Efficiency and two boxes from 1952. There are several bound books regarding...
Dates: 1837-1952

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

City of Toledo - Mayoral Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-343
Content Description The Toledo Mayor collection consists of nine and a third cubic feet of material. The collection spans from the years 1935 to 1948, as specified in the box/folder inventory. The collection contains various correspondence of the Mayor to the departmental directors, divisional heads, private citizens, city councilmen and vise-versa. The collection is organized first by the mayoral administration and then alphabetically. The collection though has its deficiencies, as some years of the mayoral...
Dates: 1934-1950

City of Toledo - Publications, Miscellaneous Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-341
Content Description Consists of reports, studies, and miscellaneous administrative records. Each folder contains materials from a specific department, division, or board, but there is no distinguishable organization. See External Document for inventory.
Dates: 1915-1995

Faculty Senate - Chair Files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UR064D
Scope and Contents This collection consists of files maintained by the former Chair of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate Barbara Floyd, during her term of service from 2007 to 2008 and as a senator until 2011, with some documents dating just prior. The files include meeting minutes, agendas, budget and finance documents, constitution and by-laws revisions, correspondence, notes, and policy documents. The activities of multiple committees and task forces are also documented. It is important to note...
Dates: Majority of material found within 2001 - 2012

Medical College of Ohio - Graduate Studies Files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UR MCO 020
Scope and Contents This collection focuses on the Medical College of Ohio's (MCO) Graduate School before the 2006 merger with the University Toledo. It consists of handbooks, self-study guides, manuals, and directories. Additionally, there are multiple self-study reports, pamphlets of the Annual Graduate Student Research Forum, information on the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and commencement programs.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1975 - 2006

Michael J. Damas Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-224
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and other materials of the former mayor of Toledo Michael Damas, from 1958 to 1964, during the time that he was a politician. Examples of correspondence include letters of congratulation upon winning the mayoral race in 1959. There is also campaign material, as well as a Certificate of Election from when Damas took office.Additionally, there are photographs of building projects, meetings and events, the mayor himself, and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1958 - 1964

Area Health Education Center - Administrative Files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UR MCO 023
Scope and Contents This is a collection of the administrative records of the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the three regional programs: Bryan Area Health Education Center (BAHEC), Lima Area Health Education Center (LAHEC), and Sandusky Area Health Education Center (SAHEC). The records cover the years of 1970 to 2008. They consist of correspondence, articles, organizational papers, pamphlets, annual and progress reports, issues and questionnaire summaries, statewide programs papers, and other various...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970 - 2008

City of Toledo Planning Commission

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-344
Content Description The Toledo City Planning Commission collection consists of thirty-four cubic feet of material. The collection spans from 1920 to 1972 with some documents being undated, as specified in the box/folder inventory. The collection contains correspondence and subject files for various planning commission projects and concerns. The collection is organized first by year and then alphabetically by year. Materials that do not have a date were placed at the end of the collection.A researcher...
Dates: 1920-1972

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

Joseph Wicks/Caesar's Showbar Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-317
Scope and Contents This collection gives researchers a glimpse into the lively history of Caesar’s Showbar and showcases its role in the Toledo community. This collection is divided into series as follows:Series One, Artifacts, consists primarily of promotional items with the Caesar’s logo such as pens, balloons, and menus. Also included are a disco ball from the bar and a large framed portrait of Denise Michaels.Series Two, Photographs, contains photos of several drag...
Dates: 1980-2012

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

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

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

Toledo-Lucas County Civil Defense Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-342
Scope and Contents The administration of the program was divided, initially, into four “special staff” groups: Communication, Transportation, Evacuation, and Mutual Aid and Mobile Assistance. The Advisory Council governed the program and was made-up of fifteen to twenty members including the City Manager and chaired by the Mayor. In December 1955, after much pressure and internal conflict, the city civil defense organization was merged with the Lucas County civil defense program under the auspice of James W....
Dates: 1950-1953