The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

TOLEDO MAYORAL PAPERS, [1920]-1982

MSS-061

 

Size: 84 linear feet

Provenance: Received from Larry Brewer, Clerk of Council, Toledo, Ohio

Access: Open

Related Collection(s): Linda Furney City Council Files, MSS-150; Peter Ujvagi Toledo City Council Papers, MSS-160; Harold Garner City Council Paper, MSS-257; Maude Shapiro City Council Papers, MSS-258; Russell Wozniak City Council Papers, MSS-259; Andy Devine, Clayton Umbles, and Jane Kuebbeler City Council Papers, MSS-260; Andy Douglas City Council Papers, MSS-238 and MSS-261; Eleanor Kahle City Council Papers, MSS-262; City of Toledo, Commission of Publicity and Efficiency, MSS-030; Lloyd Roulet Collection, MSS-136; John W. Yager Association of Two Toledos, MSS-120; Toledo Mayor Collection, 1935-1948, Bowling Green State University Center for Archival Collections (for the records of Lloyd Roulet’s 1943-1947 mayoral term); Harry Kessler Collection, MS-47, Bowling Green State University Center for Archival Collections

Collection Summary: The public records of mayors Ollie Czelusta, Lloyd Roulet, John Yager, Michael Damas, John W. Potter, William Ensign, Harry Kessler, Douglas DeGood, and vice mayor Robert Savage. Categories of files include: Finance Department, Health Department, Department of Public Safety, Department of Public Service, and Welfare Department. Each officer also generally kept numerous subject files and voluminous constituent correspondence. General topics include mass transit, utilities, parks, traffic, urban planning, and other policy issues.

Subject(s): Municipal Government, Politics and Government

Processing Notes:  The Toledo Mayoral Papers originally consisted of separate inventories processed by various individuals over several years before being combined into a single finding aid.  Because the order and method of processing have been largely retained, the names of the series vary despite many mayors’ records covering the same city departments and subjects.

Ollie Czelusta served two terms as mayor, with these terms being separated by the term of Lloyd Roulet.  For the convenience of the researcher, the records of Czelusta’s terms are listed consecutively, followed by Roulet’s.

The papers of John Potter contain some overlapping material from Ollie Czelusta.

Record group XI consists of one box of miscellaneous publications.  Those that could be identified as belong to an individual mayor are listed as part of that mayor’s particular record group, although all publications are contained in the same box.  

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Angela E. Clevenger, April and May 1996; Anurag Varma, May 1996; Marsha Weatherspoon, April, 1999; Carol Farris, March 2004; portions revised by: Bea Bridenbaugh, December 2004; Tamara Jones, 2008 and 2009; revised and re-formatted by: Tamara Jones and Sara Mouch, summer 2012-winter 2013

Information about the office of mayor

Mayors and vice mayors were elected by the nine members of city council from 1934 to 1963, when this decision was placed in the hands of the general municipal electorate.  The election of 1965 was the first decided by a popular vote since 1934. 

 

Index to mayors’ record groups

Year

Mayor

Party Affiliation

1951-1952

Czelusta, Ollie (Term 1)

Republican

1952-1953

Roulet, Lloyd

Republican

1954-1957

Czelusta, Ollie (Term 2)

Republican

1957-1959

Yager, John

Democrat

1959-1961

Damas, Michael

Democrat

1961-1967

Potter, John

Republican

1967-1971

Ensign, William

Democrat

1971-1976

Kessler, Harry

Democrat

1977-1982

DeGood, Douglas

Democrat

1967-1969

Savage, Robert (Vice-Mayor)

Democrat

 

Miscellaneous Publications

 

RECORD GROUP I: OLLIE CZELUSTA (1951-1952)

 Biographical Sketch

Ollie (Aloysius Charles) Czelusta was born in 1896 to John and Josephine Czelusta, second- generation Poles.  He attended St. Hedwig’s School and St. John’s High School in Toledo as a youth, and went on to attend St. John’s University as a student of law.  Czelusta worked for the Willys-Overland company of Toledo, fought in France during World War I, and returned to Toledo to continue his educational career at St. John’s.

Czelusta’s political career began with a 1920 defeat in the race for a seat on the Ohio state legislature.  He subsequently served as assistant superintendent of the State-City Free Employment Office from 1920-21, and assistant law director and police prosecutor for the City of Toledo from 1923-1924.  In 1935, Czelusta vied for a seat on the city council and lost, but won a position on that body in 1937.  He served as vice mayor in 1940, 1941, and 1943, and then was elected mayor by his peers on city council in 1951.  He served as mayor for three terms: once from 1951-1952 and two consecutive terms from 1954 to 1957.

Ollie Czelusta died in 1981.

Scope and Content Note

Mayor Czelusta’s interoffice files include materials from the City Council, the Finance Department, the Health Department, the Departments of Public Safety and Public Service, and the municipal Welfare Department. 

Finance Department files provide information on municipal taxes, including the City Manager’s report on city income tax for 1951 and correspondence regarding the payroll tax, as well as the Financial Auditor’s Annual Report for 1951.  The general financial file contains summaries, reports, and correspondence on financial issues.  Two files from the Health Department are comprised of constituent complaints and monthly reports from December 1950 to August 1951.

The Department of Public Safety was broken down into several divisions.  Noteworthy files include the Inspection Division’s annual progress report for 1950, correspondence and constituent complaints to the Police Department about narcotics and other issues, and correspondence regarding parking, truck traffic, and street lighting to the Traffic Division. 

Files from the Public Service Department include information on a wide variety of topics from several divisions within the department.  The two general files on the department contain materials on the annexation of land to the city and on the Community Traction Company, the city’s mass transit service.  Two files also deal with the Toledo Municipal Airport.  They incorporate information on the federal airport act, correspondence to the Department of Commerce, and publications on planning airports in general.  Two files from the Engineering Division deal with the natural gas shortage and the Interstate Highway Program.  Three files are devoted to street maintenance.  They consist primarily of constituent correspondence on street repair, paving, and lighting.  Files from the Water Division include reports, correspondence regarding fluoridation, and materials from the Port Commission.  Other files from the Department of Public Service provide information on the expansion of the city’s sewage treatment works, electric usage, a proposal for the North End Bridge, and the Municipal Garage.

Welfare Department files incorporate meeting minutes and correspondence from the Recreation Division, constituent correspondence on tree removal and pruning from the Forestry Division, and a proposal for a beach park from the Parks Division.

These interoffice files outline the major issues in Ollie Czelusta’s first term as mayor and help clarify his role in municipal administration.

Boxes five through eight contain materials related to Ollie Czelusta’s second term of office, from 1954 to 1957.  City Council files for 1954 incorporate information on that year’s interviews for the position of city manager, councilmen’s salary increase, and council committees, as well as the presentation of a municipal service award to Gustavus Ohlinger (see also MSS-013).  Files regarding the Finance Department’s activities in 1954 include materials on the city auditor, income tax, and supply purchases.  Operating revenue reports from the Finance Department incorporate summaries of general fund taxes, departmental revenue, non-revenue receipts, and other income for the city.  A single file representing the Health Department contains correspondence from 1954 and monthly reports from May, June, September, and December of that year.  The Department of Public Safety files are composed primarily of correspondence regarding the director of that department, inspection, and traffic.  Files from the Department of Public Service include several sub-divisions.  General files are concerned with the annexation of Washington Township and the formation of a study committee for the Community Traction Company.  Specific sub-divisions concern the dedication of the Toledo Express Airport, the Market Auditorium, the Engineering Division, and the Sewage Division.  The file from the Gas Division deals with the debate over the Ferguson Bill (SR 3178), a proposal to revise the valuation of natural gas reserves.  Other files from the department deal with constituent complaints about paving and trash collection (Streets-Garbage-Dumping file), fluoridation of city water, the Port Commission, and the extension of the St. Lawrence Seaway.  Public Welfare materials conclude the interoffice files, and deal primarily with municipal parks.

Interoffice files reveal, to a certain extent, the organization of the Toledo city government, as well as the mayor’s role in municipal administration.  For example, files on the dedication of the municipal airport and the Ferguson bill are fairly complete, but no files exist from the Law Department.

Alphabetical files are comprised primarily of constituent correspondence, but also include subject files.  Topics include the American Red Cross, the Greater Toledo Community Chest, invitations received and extended by the mayor’s office, Proclamations, the Ohio Municipal League, and the University of Toledo (which was administered by city council at the time).

Files for calendar year 1955 are organized in the same manner as those of previous years.   Interoffice files, however, incorporate an additional sub-field of “personal” materials.   These files include congratulatory letters on Czelusta’s re-election and copies of his thank-you letters.  Czelusta also kept copies of his speeches in this sub-field, among them a talk on the annexation of Adams Township, as well as radio and television appearances and campaign speeches.  City Council files include information on committee appointments and a file on the Financial Policy Payroll Income Tax Committee.  Finance Department files comprise materials on the proposed city income tax and operating revenue reports for 1954 and 1955.  A file from the Health Department is made up primarily of citizen complaints.  Public Safety Department files include correspondence from the director of the department, constituent correspondence on trash burning from the Fire Division, and citizen complaints on police conduct.  The Traffic Division of the Public Safety Department includes constituent correspondence on parking and signage, as well as Safety Council materials from 1953 and 1954.  Files from the Public Service Department incorporate materials on charity activities at the municipal auditorium, federal airport legislation, the Detroit-Toledo Expressway, the condition of city streets, and water fluoridation.  Welfare Department files include correspondence and other materials on seasonal employment with this department, care of trees on city property, and Wilson Park.

Alphabetical files for 1955, like those of previous years, contain correspondence as well as subject files.  Subject files include materials on “Clean-up -- Fix-up -- Paint-up Week,” a proposal to abolish the city manager form of government in Toledo, Civil Defense files, reports from the Division of Poor Relief, and materials from the United States Conference of Mayors.

Mayor’s papers from 1956 seem to contain more content-oriented material than files from other years in Czelusta’s terms of office.  City Council files include lists of committees and their membership, correspondence regarding the Administrative Study Committee, meeting minutes of the Charter Revision Commission and Committee (1955-1956), and Financial Policy Committee announcements and correspondence (1955-1956).  A tax rate summary, the 1955 City of Toledo Auditor’s Financial Report, and correspondence regarding the city income tax comprise the Finance Department files.  The file on the Department of Health consists primarily of constituent complaints, as do the files from the Department of Public Safety.  Constituent concerns included the inspection of sidewalks, “penny arcades,” and signage.  One significant division within the Department of Public Service is the series of airport files.  These materials provide information on the use of the Toledo airport by the Air Force, revenues and expenditures, parking, sale of airport land, and other fiscal policies regarding the airport.  Another important file in this sub-group contains information on the Harris-Fulbright Bill, which proposed to raise gas prices.  This file includes a paper opposing the bill written by Anthony J. Celebrezze, then mayor of Cleveland.  Public water service was also an important topic during this period.  Specific concerns included fluoridation, Senate Bill 102 (which created the Port Authority), and the impact of the St. Lawrence Seaway on local employment prospects.

Interoffice files from 1957 consist primarily of correspondence among and about the various departments.  Materials related to the Finance Department include a national survey of license fees; ordinances, articles, clippings, and correspondence on the licensing of budget service companies in Toledo, and an ordinance regarding the city income tax.  The single Health Department file provides information on departmental employees. 

Documents from the Department of Public Safety consist primarily of correspondence from the Police, and Traffic divisions, but also include reports and plans from the division of Inspection.  Files from the Department of Public Service are concerned with the Craig Memorial Bridge and the National Rivers and Harbors conference.  Welfare Department files provide information regarding Crane Creek Park, an outbreak of Dutch elm disease in Toledo, and the fountain at the Civic Center.  Unfortunately, the file on the Long-Range Recreation Planning Study consists almost exclusively of thank-you letters to committee members.
 

Box

Folder

Item

 

 

SERIES 1: INTEROFFICE FILES, 1950-1951 (unless otherwise noted)

1

1

City Council, 1951

1

2

Finance – Auditor, 1951

1

3

Finance – General, 1951

1

4

Finance –Licenses and Assessments, 1951

1

5

Finance – Payroll tax, 1951

1

6

Finance – Payroll tax inquiries, 1951

1

7

Health – General, 1950-1951

1

8

Health – Reports, 1951

1

9

Health – Toledo Health Center, 1950-1951

1

10

Public Safety – Director, 1951

1

11

Public Safety – Fire, 1950

1

12

Public Safety – Inspection, 1950

1

13

Public Safety – Inspection Smoke and Dust, 1950-1951

1

14

Public Safety – Police, 1951

1

15

Public Safety – Traffic, 1951

1

16

Public Safety – Traffic – Toledo Safety Council, 1950-1951

1

17

Public Service – General – Annexation, 1951

1

18

Public Service – General – Community Traction Company, 1951

1

19

Public Service – Airport, 1951

1

20

Public Service – Airport – Planning, 1945-1946

1

21

Public Service – Auditorium &Markets, 1951

1

22

Public Service – Bridges – Proposed – North End Bridge, 1951-1952

1

23

Public Service – Electric, 1950

1

24

Public Service – Division of Motor Equipment - Municipal Garage, 1951

1

25

Public Service – Engineering (see also Parks), 1951

1

26

Public Service – Engineering – Interstate Highway Program, 1949-1951

1

27

Public Service – Gas [1920?], 1951

1

28

Public Service – Sewage Treatment Works, 1951

1

29

Public Service – Streets, 1951

1

30

Public Service – Streets – Weed Cutting, 1951

1

31

Public Service – Streets – Lighting, Dumps, Garbage, 1951

1

32

Public Service – Water, 1951

1

33

Public Service – Water – Port Commission, 1951

1

34

Welfare – Director, 1950-1951

1

35

Welfare – Recreation, 1950-1951

1

36

Welfare – Cemetery, 1951

1

37

Welfare – Forestry, 1951

1

38

Welfare – Parks, 1951

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 2: SUBJECT FILES, 1951 (unless otherwise noted)

1

39

A, 1951

1

40

American Heritage Foundation, 1951

1

41

American Municipal Association, 1951

1

42

American Red Cross, 1951

1

43

Aquarama, 1951

1

44

B, 1950

1

45

C, 1951

1

46

Cerebral Palsy Association, 1951

1

47

Charter Revision, 1951

1

48

City Manager Government, 1951

1

49

Clean-up – Paint-up – Fix-up Week, 1951

1

50

D, 1951

1

51

Defense and Disaster Committee, 1950-1952

1

52

Defense, Civil – Meetings, 1951-1952

1

53

Defense, Civil – Progress Reports, 1951

1

54

Defense, Civil – Toledo Courier, 1951

1

55

Defense, Civil – Bonds, 1951

1

56

E, 1951

1

57

Employ the Physically Handicapped, 1951

1

58

F, 1951

1

59

Fair Employment Practices Committee, 1951

1

60

Federal Communications Commission, 1951-1952

1

61

Fishing – “Better Fishing, Incorporated,” 1948-1950

2

1

G, 1951

2

2

Greater Toledo Community Chest, 1951

2

3

H, 1951

2

4

Housing, 1951

2

5

Industrial Commission of Ohio, [1952]

2

6

Infantile Paralysis – March of Dimes, 1951

2

7

Invitations – (incoming) accepted, 1951

2

8

Invitations – (incoming) declined, 1951

2

9

Invitations – (outgoing) conventions, 1951

2

10

J-K, 1951

2

11

L, 1951

2

12

Labor-Management Citizen’s Committee, 1951

2

13

Legislation, 1951

2

14

M-N, 1951

2

15

O, 1951

2

16

Ohio Municipalities, Association of, 1951

2

17

Ohio Planning Conference, 1951

2

18

Ohio Program Commission, 1950-1951

2

19

P, 1951

2

20

Personnel – Job evaluation report for 1951

2

21

Planning, 1951

2

22

Pray for Peace, 1951

2

23

Price Stabilization Agency, 1951

2

24

Proclamations, 1951

2

25

R, 1951

2

26

Relief, 1951

2

27

Rent Control, [1951]

2

28

Requisitions, 1951

2

29

S, 1948-1951

2

30

T, 1951

2

31

Telegrams, 1951

2

32

Toledo Chamber of Commerce, 1951

84

22

Toledo Traffic Safety Commission, 1953-1956

2

33

Toledo Truck Terminal, 1951

2

34

U, 1951

2

35

United States Conference of Mayors, 1950-1951

2

36

University of Toledo, 1951

2

37

V-Z, 1950-1951

2

38

Zoning Board of Appeals, 1951

 

RECORD GROUP II: OLLIE CZELUSTA (1954-1957)

Box

Folder

Item

 

 

SERIES 1: INTEROFFICE FILES, 1954

5

1

City Council – General, 1954

5

2

City Council – List of Boards and Commissions, 1954

5

3

City Council – Service Awards, 1954

5

4

Finance – Auditor, 1954

5

5

Finance – City Income Tax, 1954

5

6

Finance – Operating Revenue Reports, 1953-1954

5

7

Finance – Purchases and supplies, 1954

5

8

Health – Monthly reports, 1954

5

9

Public Safety – Director, 1954

5

10

Public Safety – Inspection, 1954

5

11

Public Safety – Traffic, 1954

5

12

Public Service – General – Annexation, 1954

5

13

Public Service – General – Community Traction Company, 1954

5

14

Public Service – Airport, 1954

5

15

Public Service – Auditorium, 1954

5

16

Public Service – Engineering, 1954

5

17

Public Service – Gas, 1954

5

18

Public Service – Sewage, 1954

5

19

Public Service –Streets – Garbage – Dumping, 1954

5

20

Public Service – Water – General, 1954

5

21

Public Service – Water – Port Commission, 1954

5

22

Public Service – Water – St. Lawrence Seaway, 1954

5

23

Welfare – Parks, 1954

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 2: SUBJECT FILES, 1954 (unless otherwise noted)

5

24

A, 1954

5

25

American Heritage Foundation, 1954

5

26

American Red Cross, 1954

5

27

B, 1954

5

28

C, 1954

5

29

Coffee-less Day, 1954

5

30

Community Relations, Board of  – Minutes, 1954

5

31

D, 1954

5

32

Defense (Civil), 1954

5

33

Defense (Civil) – Toledo Courier, January – April 1954

5

34

E, 1954

5

35

F, 1954

5

36

Flower Festival, Toledo Garden, 1954

5

37

G, 1954

5

38

Greater Toledo Community Chest, 1953

5

39

Greater Toledo Military Committee, 1952

5

40

H, 1954

5

41

I, 1954

5

42

Invitations (incoming) – accepted, 1954

5

43

Invitations (incoming) – declined, 1954

5

44

Invitations (outgoing), 1954

5

45

L, 1954

5

46

M, 1954

5

47

N, 1954

5

48

O, 1954

5

49

Ohio Municipal League – Ohio Cities and Villages, February – August 1954

5

50

P, 1954

5

51

Personnel, 1954

5

52

Planning, 1954

5

53

Proclamations, 1954

5

54

R, 1954

5

55

Relief Reports, 1954

5

56

Rentals, 1954

5

57

Resolutions, 1954

5

58

S, 1954

5

59

Separation of Army Personnel, 1954

5

60

T, 1954

5

61

Telegrams, 1954

5

62

Telephone, 1954

5

63

Toledo Chamber of Commerce, 1954

5

64

Toledo Hospital Building Fund Campaign, 1954

5

65

Turkey, Proposed visit of President of, 1954

5

66

U, 1954

5

67

United Nations Week, 1954

5

68

United States Conference of Mayors – bulletins, 1954

5

69

United States Savings Bonds, 1954

5

70

University of Toledo, 1954

5

71

V-Z, 1954

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 3: INTEROFFICE FILES, 1955 (unless otherwise noted)

6

1

Personal – Correspondence,1955

6

2

Personal – Speeches, 1954-1957

6

3

Personal Travel, 1954

6

4

City Council – General,1955

6

5

City Council – Financial Policy – Payroll Income Tax Committee, 1955

6

6

Finance – City Income Tax,1955

6

7

Finance – Operating Revenue Reports1954-1955

6

8

Health, 1955

6

9

Public Safety – Director,1955

6

10

Public Safety – Fire,1955

6

11

Public Safety – Police,1955

6

12

Public Safety – Traffic General,1955

6

13

Public Safety – Traffic Safety Council, 1954

6

14

Public Service Auditorium,1955

6

15

Public Service Airport,1955

6

16

Public Service Engineering General,1955

6

17

Public Service Engineering Expressway,1955

6

18

Public Service Streets,1955

6

19

Public Service Water General,1955

6

20

Public Service Water Port Legislation,1955

6

21

Welfare Director,1955

6

22

Welfare Forestry,1955

6

23

Welfare Parks,1955

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 4: SUBJECT FILES, 1955

6

24

A,1955

6

25

American Red Cross,1955

6

26

B,1955

6

27

C,1955

6

28

Citizens Advisory Committee on Charter Amendment,1955

6

29

Clean-up – Fix-up – Paint-up Week,1955

6

30

City Manager – Proposal to Abolish this Form of Government in Toledo,1955

6

31

Community Relations board – minutes,1955

6

32

D,1955

6

33

Defense (Civil) – Organization and Appointments,1955

6

34

Defense (Civil) – Ordinances and Memoranda,1955

6

35

Defense (Civil) – Correspondence,1955

6

36

E,1955

6

37

F,1955

6

38

Freedom, Crusade for,1955

6

39

G,1955

6

40

H,1955

6

41

Housing,1955

6

42

I,1955

6

43

Invitations (incoming) – accepted, 1 of 2,1955

6

44

Invitations (incoming) – accepted, 2 of 2,1955

6

45

Invitations (incoming) – declined,1955

6

46

Invitations (outgoing) – conventions,1955

6

47

J,1955

6

48

K,1955

6

49

L,1955

6

50

M,1955

6

51

N,1955

6

52

O,1955

6

53

Ohio Municipal League,1955

6

54

P,1955

6

55

Personnel,1955

6

56

Planning,1955

6

57

Proclamations,1955

6

58

Q,1955

6

59

R,1955

6

60

Relief Reports – Division of Poor Relief,1955

6

61

Rents,1955

6

62

S,1955

6

63

T,1955

6

64

Toledo Chamber of Commerce,1955

6

65

Telegrams,1955

6

66

United States Conference of Mayors (New York, NY),1955

6

67

United Nations Day,1955

6

68

University of Toledo,1955

6

69

W-Z  ,1955

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 5: INTEROFFICE FILES, 1955-1956

7

1

City Council Committees,1956

7

2

City Council Administrative Study Committee,1956

7

3

City Council Charter Revision Commission and Committee, 1955-1956

7

4

City Council Financial Policy Committee,1956

7

5

Finance Auditor,1956

7

6

Finance City Income tax,1956

7

7

Health,1956

7

8

Public Safety – Director,1956

7

9

Public Safety – Inspection,1956

7

10

Public Safety – Police,1956

7

11

Public Safety – Traffic,1956

7

12

Public Service – General – Community Traction Company,1956

7

13

Public Service – Airport – General,1956

7

14

Public Service – Airport (Czelusta private file), 1954-1956

7

15

Public Service – Bridges,1956

7

16

Public Service – Engineering – General,1956

7

17

Public Service Engineering  – Sale – Exchange – Lease of city property,1956

7

18

Public Service – Gas, 1955-1956,1956

7

19

Public Service – Streets – Sewers,1956

7

20

Public Service – Water – General,1956

7

21

Public Service – Water – Organization – Membership of Toledo-Lucas Co. Port Commission, 1956

7

22

Public Service – Water – St. Lawrence Seaway, 1955-1956

7

23

Welfare – Forest – Cemetery, 1956

7

24

Welfare – Forestry, 1956

7

25

Welfare – Recreation, 1956

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 6: SUBJECT FILES, 1956 (unless otherwise noted)

7

26

A,1956

7

27

American Municipal Association, 1955-1957

7

28

American Municipal Association – Convention, St. Louis MO, 1956

7

29

American Red Cross, 1956

7

30

B, 1956

7

31

C, 1956

7

32

Charter Study Committee, 1955-1956

7

33

D - F, 1956

7

34

G, 1956

7

35

Gross, William J. – Assistant to City Manager, 1956

7

36

H, 1956

7

37

Housing, American Council To Improve Our Neighborhoods, Inc. (ACTION) - “Our Living Future,” 1956

7

38

I, 1956

7

39

Invitations (incoming) – accepted, 1956

7

40

Invitations (incoming) – declined, 1956

7

41

Invitations (outgoing) – conventions, 1956

7

42

J - K, 1956

7

43

L, 1956

7

44

Legislation, 1956

7

45

M, 1956

7

46

Municipal League, Toledo, 1956

7

47

N, 1956

7

48

O, 1956

7

49

Ohio Municipal League, 1956

7

50

P, 1956

7

51

Planning, 1956

7

52

Personnel, 1956

7

53

Proclamations, 1956

7

54

R, 1956

7

55

Relief, 1956

7

56

S, 1956

7

57

T, 1956

7

58

Telegrams, 1956

7

59

U, 1956

7

60

United States Conference of Mayors – Washington, D.C., 1956

7

61

United States Conference of Mayors – Canada, 1956

7

62

University of Toledo, 1956

7

63

V-Z, 1956

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 7: INTEROFFICE FILES, 1957 (unless otherwise noted)

8

1

Finance – Licenses and Assessments, 1957

8

2

Finance – Budget Service Companies, 1956-1958

8

3

Finance – Mr. Rink’s Report to Council on Financial Problems, 1957

8

4

Finance – Income tax, 1951, 1957

8

5

Health, 1957

8

6

Public Safety – Inspection, 1956-1957

8

7

Public Safety – Police, 1956

8

8

Public Safety – Traffic, 1957

8

9

Public Service – Civic Center, 1957

8

10

Public Service – Bridges, 1957

8

11

Public Service – Engineering, 1957

8

12

Public Service – Streets, 1957

8

13

Public Service – Water, 1957

8

14

Welfare – Parks, 1956, 1957

8

15

Welfare – Civic Center, 1957

8

16

Welfare – Forestry, 1957

8

17

Welfare – Long-Range Recreation Planning Study, 1957

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 8: SUBJECT FILES, 1957 (unless otherwise noted)

8

18

American Red Cross, 1957

8

19

B-C, 1957

8

20

Community Relations, Board of (Mayor Czelusta’s private file), 1955-57

8

21

D, 1955-1957

8

22

Defense, Civil (Mayor’s private file), 1954-1957

8

23

Defense, Civil (Publications from Mayor’s private file), 1954-1957

8

24

E-G, 1957

8

25

Greater Community Chest, 1957

8

26

H, 1957

8

27

Industrial Development Council, 1954-1957

8

28

Invitations – (incoming) accepted, 1957

8

29

Invitations – (incoming) declined, 1957

8

30

Invitations – (outgoing) conventions, 1957

8

31

J-O, 1957

8

32

Ohio Municipal League (Mayor president in 1957)

8

33

P, 1957

8

34

Proclamations, 1956-1957

8

35

R, 1957

8

36

Relief, 1957

8

37

S-T, 1957

8

38

Toledo Area Study Committee, 1954-1957

8

39

Telegram, 1957

8

40

Toledo Chamber of Commerce, 1957

8

41

U, 1957

8

42

University of Toledo, 1957

8

43

United States Conference of Mayors Meeting – New York City, 1957

8

44

United States Conference of Mayors and Canadian Federation of Mayors Meeting – Murray Bay, Quebec, 1957

8

45

W-Z, 1957

RECORD GROUP III: LLOYD ROULET (1952-1953)

Biographical Sketch

Lloyd (Emerson) Roulet was born September 15, 1891 in Toledo, Ohio. As a youth, he attended Sherman Elementary and later Central High School.  He left high school after one year to work for the Roulet Jewelry Company, which had been founded by his father in 1877.  He later became president of the company when his father died in 1932.

Roulet’s political career began in 1939 when, at the urging of some friends, he ran for city council.  He won easily and was elected every two years thereafter until his retirement from politics.  Roulet served the city of Toledo in a variety of capacities.  He was a councilman from 1940 to 1941, and was elected vice mayor in January of 1942.  After mayor John Carey resigned in November of that year, city council elected Roulet as mayor.  He continued to win re-election until 1948, when he was defeated by Michael DiSalle in a 5-4 vote.  Roulet was offered the vice mayor’s position, but declined, instead serving as a councilman from 1948-1949.  He was defeated by DiSalle once more in 1950, and this time, he agreed to serve as vice mayor.  DiSalle’s resignation in November of 1950 resulted in another defeat for Roulet, as he lost the mayor’s position to Ollie Czelusta.  He was finally re-elected in 1952. 

During his two terms as mayor, Roulet was primarily known for two accomplishments.  In 1946, he appointed the city’s first board of community relations, a panel which worked to counter racial and religious discrimination in housing and employment opportunities.  Another important issue during Roulet’s period of civic service was the establishment of Toledo Express Airport.  Although the airport was built during Ollie Czelusta’s tenure as mayor, Roulet was a major promoter of its construction, which was accomplished without the use of federal funds.  In 1957, Roulet retired from political life and returned to operating his family’s jewelry business.

In addition to his political career, Roulet was active in several community organizations.  He was a member of the Old Newsboys Goodfellow Association, the Toledo Zoological Society, Toledo Museum of Art, Elks, Lions Club, and the Downtown Coaches Club, among several others.  He also served on the board of the YMCA.  He was an active member of the Masons for 65 years, which earned him the nickname “Mr. Toledo Mason.” 

Lloyd Roulet died on February 6, 1985.  At the time of his death, he had the distinction of being Toledo’s longest-lived mayor.

 

Scope and Content Note

Interoffice files from Lloyd Roulet’s term of office consist primarily of correspondence regarding departments and divisions as noted in the box folder list.  There are, however, a few notable exceptions.

City Council files, for example, include materials gathered and created by the Committee for Investigation of Charges made by Fred C. Young, then a councilman.  Included is a report on disputed right-of-way purchases made by the City of Toledo.  This report was prepared by Arnold V. Finch, then City Manager. 

Finance Department files include correspondence, summaries, and reports for 1951 and 1952.  Board of Health monthly reports date from 1952 to 1953.

Materials from the Department of Public Safety include correspondence with the director of Public Safety, constituent correspondence to the Inspection and Police divisions, and materials on parking, safety measures, speeding and police conduct from the Traffic division.  One file also contains materials on a department store strike, including correspondence regarding activities at Lasalle’s department store.

Files from the Department of Public Service include correspondence to and from the various divisions, reports, and resolutions.  One notable file on the Port Commission contains an article titled “The Administration of a Port Authority” by Austin J. Tobin.

Welfare Department files include correspondence and reports on a proposal for a conservancy ordinance and a resolution regarding park fees.

The body of interoffice files from 1953 is considerably smaller than that of 1952.  There are, however, many significant items in these files.  Finance department files include a copy of the state auditor’s report, general summaries and reports, and an article titled “Nature over Art:  No More Local Finance,” by Rowland Egger.  Department of Public Safety files include reports and correspondence regarding the murder of Jung Fook Yee (October 1953), parking, garbage pickup, and the appropriation of property by the Toledo / Lucas County Planning Commission, as well as the financing of the Toledo Municipal Airport. 

 

Box

Folder

Item

 

 

SERIES I: INTEROFFICE FILES, 1952

3

1

Personal Travel expenses, 1952

3

2

City Council Committee for Investigation of Charges made by Fred C. Young, 1952

3

3

City Council Committees, 1952

3

4

Finance – General, 1951-1952

3

5

Finance – State Examiner, 1952

3

6

Finance – Income tax, 1952

3

7

Finance – Purchasing and Supplies, 1952

3

8

Health, Board of, 1952-1953

3

9

Public Safety – Director, 1952

3

10

Public Safety – Police and Fire Pension Board, 1952

3

11

Public Safety – Inspection, 1952

3

12

Public Safety – Police, 1952

3

84

Public Safety – Police, 1953

3

13

Public Safety – Department Store Strike, 1952

3

14

Public Safety – Traffic, 1952

3

15

Public Service – Auditorium, 1952

3

16

Public Service – Community Traction Company, 1952

3

17

Public Service – Sewers, 1952

3

18

Public Service – Division of Motor Equipment (Municipal Garage), 1952

3

19

Public Service – Gas, 1952

3

20

Public Service – Engineering, 1952

3

21

Public Service – Engineering Purchase, Sale of City Property, 1952

3

22

Public Service – Streets, 1952

3

23

Public Service – Dumps, 1952

3

24

Public Service – Water, 1952

3

25

Public Service – Water – Port Commission, 1952

3

26

Public Service – Water – St. Lawrence Seaway, 1952

3

27

Welfare – Director, 1952

3

28

Welfare – Forestry, 1952

3

29

Welfare – Parks, 1952

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 2: SUBJECT FILES, 1952

3

30

A, 1952

3

31

American Red Cross, 1952

3

32

Armed Forces Day, 1952

3

33

B, 1952

3

34

Bureau of the Census, 1950-1952

3

35

C, 1952

3

36

City Manager Government, 1952

3

37

Community Relations, Board of; 1951-1952

3

38

Community Relations, Board of – Minutes, 1952

3

39

D, 1952

3

40

Defense – Civil – General, 1952

3

41

Defense – Civil – Annual Report, 1952

3

42

Defense – Civil – Toledo Courier, 1952

3

43

E-G, 1952

3

44

Greater Toledo Community Chest, 1952

3

45

H-I, 1952

3

46

Invitations (incoming) – accepted, 1952

3

47

Invitations (incoming) – declined, 1952

3

48

Invitations (outgoing) – conventions, 1952

3

49

J-L, 1952

3

50

Larry’s Dictation (labor management?), 1951-1952

3

51

Labor – Management Citizen’s Committee, 1952

3

52

M, 1952

3

53

Municipal League of Toledo, 1952

3

54

N-O, 1952

3

55

Operation Democracy, 1952

3

56

Ohio Association of Municipalities, 1952

3

57

Ohio Municipal League, 1952

3

58

P, 1952

3

59

Planning Commission, 1952

3

60

Personnel, 1952

3

61

Proclamations, 1952

3

62

R, 1952

3

63

Rent Control, 1952

3

64

Relief Reports, 1952

3

65

S, 1952

3

66

Sky Watch, 1952

3

67

Separation of Army Personnel (Korean War), 1952

3

68

T, 1952

3

69

Telegrams, 1952

3

70

Toledo Chamber of Commerce, 1952

3

71

U, 1952

3

72

University of Toledo, 1952

3

73

United States Council of Mayors, 1952

3

74

United States Council of Mayors – Meeting in New York, NY, 1952

3

75

V-Z, 1952

3

76

Zoning, 1952

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 3: INTEROFFICE FILES, 1953 (unless otherwise noted)

3

77

City Council, 1953

3

78

Finance State Auditor’s Report, 1953

3

79

Finance General, 1953

3

80

Finance City Income Tax, 1953

3

81

Health, Board of, 1953

3

82

Public Safety – Police and Fire Pension Board, 1953

3

83

Public Safety – Inspection, 1953

3

84

Public Safety – Police, 1953

3

85

Public Safety – Traffic, 1953

3

86

Public Service – Community Traction Company, 1953

3

87

Public Service – Streets, 1953

3

88

Public Service – Airport, 1952-1954

3

89

Public Service – Engineering, 1953

3

90

Public Service – Water, 1953

3

91

Public Service – Water Port Commission, 1953

3

92

Welfare – Forestry and Parks, 1953

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 4: SUBJECT FILES, 1953 (unless otherwise noted)

4

1

A, 1953

4

2

American Red Cross, 1953

4

3

Attorney General – Meeting in Washington, 1953

4

4

B, 1953

4

5

B-I-E (Business - Industry - Education) Day, 1953

4

6

C,1953

4

7

Community Relations, Board of 1953

4

8

D, 1953

4

9

Defense, Civil, 1953

4

10

E-G, 1953

4

11

Galvin, William (Councilman), 1953

4

12

Greek Royalty, visit of, 1953

4

13

H, 1953

4

14

Housing, 1952-1953

4

15

Invitations, (incoming) – accepted, 1953

4

16

Invitations, (incoming) – declined, 1953

4

17

Invitations, (outgoing) – conferences, 1953

4

18

J-L, 1953

4

19

Labor-Management Committee – Minutes, 1953

4

20

Labor-Management Committee – reorganization, 1952-1953

4

21

Lucas County Ohio Sesquicentennial Committee, 1953

4

22

M-O, 1953

4

23

Ohio Municipal League, 1953

4

24

P, 1953

4

25

Peters, Ralph (Councilman), 1953

4

26

Plan Commission, Toledo-Lucas County, 1953

4

27

Planning, Neighborhood, 1946-1949

4

28

Planning, Neighborhood (publications from Planning, Neighborhood file), 1946-1949

4

29

Personnel Director, 1953

4

30

Proclamations, 1953

4

31

R, 1953

4

32

Rent, 1953

4

33

S, 1953

4

34

Separation of Army Personnel (Korean War), 1953

4

35

T,1953

4

36

Telegrams, 1953

4

37

Toledo Mud Hens, 1953

4

38

Toledo Chamber of Commerce, 1953

4

39

U, 1953

4

40

United States Conference of Mayors – Montreal, Quebec, 1953

4

41

United States Conference of Mayors – Bulletins, 1953

4

42

University of Toledo, 1953

4

43

Volunteer Bureau, 1953

4

44

W-Z, 1953

4

45

Young, Fred. C. (Councilman), 1953

RECORD GROUP IV: JOHN YAGER (1957-1959)

Biographical Sketch

John W. Yager was born in Toledo, Ohio on September 15, 1920.  He attended Longfellow Elementary School and DeVilbiss High School as a youth.  In 1942, Yager received a B.A. from the University of Michigan, then joined the Marines and served in the South Pacific during World War II.  Upon his return to the United States, Yager resumed his education, earning his LL.D. from the University of Michigan in 1948.  He worked in his father’s law firm for a few years before rejoining the Marines during the Korean Conflict, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for his “outstanding administrative work.”  Yager is the only Toledo mayor to serve in two wars. 

Upon his discharge in 1952, Yager was employed as a general counsel for the Toledo Legal Aid Society.  He served in this capacity for 18 months before returning to his father’s law firm in 1953.  The elder Yager was an avid supporter of the city manager form of municipal government, and served as the first president of the City Manager League of Toledo.  In 1954, John Yager became the chairman of a citizen’s committee for a levy to finance the Lucas County Children’s Home, and later gained a seat on city council on his first attempt in 1955.  He served as the chairman of the Metropolitan Planning Committee during his term as councilman.  In 1957, he was elected mayor, defeating incumbent Ollie Czelusta during the reorganization of city council.  One of his more significant accomplishments as mayor was the re-establishment of the Committee on Relations with Toledo, Spain, which had flourished prior to the Spanish Civil War.  Yager was elected chairman of the Committee in 1966.  As chairman, he was responsible for raising funds for the Russell G.C. Brown Memorial Scholarship, which would allow a student from Toledo, Spain to study at the University of Toledo for one year.  He served as chairman until 1971.  From 1971-1986, he served on the Board of Park Commissioners of the Toledo Metroparks and was the Board’s president from 1973-1986.

John Yager died on January 31, 2000. 

Scope and Content Note

The John W. Yager papers consist of two boxes.  The materials in the collection include minutes of council meetings, correspondence, notes on payroll and city taxes and receipts. Typical subjects include personnel, defense, requisitions, police, traffic, airport, St. Lawrence Seaway opening, city payroll, proclamations, University of Toledo financing, and state aid. The materials are arranged chronically, and within each year organized in alphabetical order according to topic. Folders labeled with a single letter contain correspondence from individuals and/or organizations whose names begin with that letter.

Box

Folder

Item

 

 

SERIES 1: DEPARTMENTAL/INTEROFFICE FILES

9

1

Health – Alcohol Clinic, 1948-1957

9

2

Finance – Special two-mill Levy Committee, 1956-1958

9

3

Public Safety- Police Dept. Store (Lassalle’s) strike, 1957

9

4

Finance – Budget Hearings, 1957

9

5

Garbage and Refuse personnel, 1957-1958

9

6

Gas, 1957-1958

9

7

Public Service – Airport, 1957-1958

9

8

Rink, Russell W. (City Manager), 1957-1958

9

15

Board of Health Minister, 1958

9

17

Council – Resumption of Meeting in Mayor's Office, 1958

9

22

Engineering, 1958

9

24

Engineering – Craig Memorial Bridge, 1958

9

23

Engineering – Fassett Street Bridge, 1958

9

28

Finance – 1.9 mil levy, 1958

9

27

Finance – Income tax, 1958

9

29

Finance – Treasury, 1958

9

48

Proposed Increase in City Payroll of one half percent, 1958

9

49

Public Safety – Fire, 1958

9

50

Public Safety – Inspection, 1958

9

51

Public Safety – Police, 1958

9

52

Public Safety – Traffic, 1958

9

53

Public Service – Civic Auditorium, 1958

9

54

Public Service – Civic Center, 1958

9

55

Public Service – Motor Equipment and Municipal Garage, 1958

9

56

Public Service – Sewage, 1958

9

57

Public Service – Streets, 1958

9

58

Public Service – Water, 1958

9

59

Public Welfare – Forestry, 1958

9

60

Public Welfare – Parks, 1958

10

26

Finance – Budget, 1959

10

27

Finance – Income tax, 1959

10

28

Finance – Licenses and Assessments, 1959

10

37

Law, 1959

10

43

Personal – Expense Accounting, 1959

10

46

Public Relations Office, 1959

10

47

Public Safety – Fire, 1959

10

48

Public Safety – Inspection, 1959

10

49

Public Safety – Police, 1959

10

50

Public Safety – Police Dog Barking ordinance, 1959

10

51

Public Safety – Traffic, 1959

10

52

Public Service – Bridges, 1959

10

53

Public Service – Engineering – Sale, Purchase and Exchange of City
Property, 1959

10

54

Public Service – Garbage, 1959

10

55

Public Service – Gas, 1959

10

56

Public Service – Radio – TV Scripts (WSPD), 1959

10

57

Public Service – Sewage, 1959

10

58

Public Service – Streets, 1959

10

59

Public Service – Water – Lake Water Diversion, 1959

10

60

Public Service – Water – St. Lawrence Seaway Opening, 1959

10

70

Welfare – Director, 1959

10

71

Welfare – Forestry, 1959

10

72

Welfare – Parks, 1959

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 2: SUBJECT FILES

9

9

A, 1958

9

10

All American City Contest, 1958

9

11

American Municipal Association, 1958

9

12

B, 1958

9

13

Bingo (Con – Letters), 1958

9

14

Bingo (Pro – Letters), 1958

9

16

C, 1958

9

18

D, 1958

9

19

Disalle, Michael – Recognition Dinner, 1958 (1 of 2)

9

20

Disalle, Michael – Recognition Dinner, 1958 (2 of 2)

9

21

E – F, 1958

9

25

England, Queen of – Invitation, 1958

9

26

Federal Building, 1958

9

30

G, 1958

9

31

Greater Community Chest, 1958

9

32

H – I, 1958

9

33

Invitations- Incoming – Accepted, 1958

9

34

1958, Invitations- Incoming – Declined

9

35

1958, Invitations- Outgoing – Conventions

9

36

J – L, 1958

9

37

League of Women Voters of Toledo Ohio: "They Represent
You" (Booklet), 1958

9

38

Legislation, 1958

9

39

M, 1958

9

40

N, 1958,

9

41

National Municipal League Conference at Colorado Springs, 1958

9

42

P, 1958

9

43

Payroll, 1958

9

44

Personnel – Blue Cross, 1958

9

45

Personnel General,1958

9

46

Planning, 1958

9

47

Proclamations, 1958

9

61

R, 1958

10

1

Relief, 1958

10

2

Right to Work Law, 1958

10

3

S, 1958

10

4

T, 1958

10

5

Toledo Chamber of Commerce, 1958

10

6

Toledo Convention Bureau, 1958

10

7

Unemployment, 1958

10

8

University of Toledo, 1958

10

9

U.S. and Canadian Conference of Mayors- Victoria BC, 1958

10

10

U.S. Conference of Mayors at Miami Beach, 1958

10

11

V- W, 1958

10

12

Whitmer H.S. Inquiries (Civil Class Assignment), 1958

10

13

X – Z, 1958

10

14

City Manager Government, 1958-1959

10

15

Public Service- Resume of Weekly Engagements, 1958-1959

10

16

Youth Government Day, 1958- 1959

10

17

Ashley, Thomas L. (congressman), 1958-1960

10

18

A, 1959

10

19

American Municipal Association Meeting in Denver, 1959

10

20

American Municipal Conference on Citizenship – Washington DC, 1959

10

21

B – C, 1959

10

22

D, 1959

10

23

Damas, Michael – Personal, 1959

10

24

DiSalle, Michael (governor), 1959

10

25

E – G, 1959

10

29

Garvin, Jim, 1959

10

30

H – I, 1959

10

31

J – L, 1959

10

32

Invitations – Incoming – Accepted ( 1 of 2), 1959

10

33

Invitations – Incoming – Accepted ( 2 of 2), 1959

10

34

Invitations – Incoming – Declined, 1959

10

35

Invitations – Outgoing – Conventions, 1959

10

36

J – L, 1959

10

38

Legislation, 1959

10

39

Lucas County Charter Commission, 1959

10

40

M – O, 1959

10

41

Ohio Welfare Council, 1959

10

42

P, 1959

10

44

Proclamations, 1959 (1 of 2)

10

45

Proclamations, 1959 (2 of 2)

10

61

R, 1959

10

62

Relief, 1959

10

63

S – T, 1959

10

64

State Examiner Report for 1958, 1959

10

65

Toledo Chamber of Commerce, 1959

10

66

U, 1959

10

67

University  of Toledo Training and State Aid, 1959

10

68

U. S. Conference of Mayors, 1959

10

69

V – Z, 1959

RECORD GROUP V: MICHAEL DAMAS (1959-1961)

Biographical Sketch

Michael (Joseph) Damas was born in Toledo, Ohio on 8 November 1913 to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Damas, Lebanese immigrants.  The youngest of seven children, Damas grew up in a section of North Toledo known as “Little Syria,” where he delivered papers.  Along with Amos Jacobs – the future Danny Thomas – he also sold candy at the Empire Theatre downtown.  He attended Lagrange Elementary and Waite High School, and eventually moved on the University of Toledo, but left college to work for the Electric Auto-Lite Co.

Damas first ran for city council in 1939, and was defeated. He attempted a second run in 1945 while serving in Italy during World War II, but was once again unsuccessful.  Shortly after his return to the United States, Damas married Rose Ann Farris and was also employed as the business administrator of Willys-Overland’s Diagnostic Clinic, established by the CIO (his strong union ties are documented in the collection through the publications he received).  Although initially unsuccessful at winning a seat on city council, he had more success at the state level, being elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1948.  He was re-elected in 1950, lost another bid for council in 1951, and won a third term in the Ohio House in 1952.  He was elected to council in 1953.  Six years later, he was elected mayor, becoming the first Arab-American mayor of a large city.  As mayor, he was an advocate for the establishment of a medical college in Toledo.  He appointed members of the Toledo Medical School Study Committee and later became a charter member of the Medical College of Ohio Foundation.  In 1971, he was appointed to the MCO board of trustees for one term, and was eventually awarded an honorary doctorate from the College.

In 1981, Damas was elected to the Toledo school board, and became board president the following year.  In 1989, he lost his bid for a third term on the board and subsequently ended his political career, 50 years after he first ran for office.

Damas traveled extensively as a young adult, both for leisure and while serving in the military.  He took an extended trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil to visit an uncle and served three and a half years in the African-Italian theater during World War II.  Damas took advantage of military leave time to visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, and the Dead Sea shrines, as well as Egypt and Syria.

Michael Damas died on April 13, 2003. 

Scope and Content Note

The records of Michael Damas are divided into two series: Departmental/Interoffice Files and Subject Files.  Departmental files contain records relating to various city affairs, including finance, public safety, public service, and welfare, in addition to annexation matters, parks, and traffic issues.  Subject files refer to materials not related to a particular city department and include correspondence, invitations, legislation, and proclamations, among several other subjects.  Materials within the collection are arranged alphabetically as well as chronologically where there are multiple folders pertaining to the same subject.

Box

Folder

Item

 

 

SERIES 1: DEPARTMENTAL/INTEROFFICE FILES

11

1

Annexation, 1956

11

2

Annexation, 1957

11

3

Annexation, 1960

11

4

Annexation Material, 1961

11

5

Annexation Matters, 1958

11

6

Annexation Matters, 1959

11

7

Board of Community Relations, 1951-1961

11

8

Board of Community Relations – Annual Report, 1956-1960, 1960-1961

11

9

Council, 1958-1959

11

10

Council, 1961  

11

11

Council – Certificates of Merit to members who have served on Civic Boards or Commissions, 1961

11

12

Council – City Manager, 1961

11

13

Division of Forestry, 1961

11

14

Engineering – Expressway, 1957-1960

11

15

Engineering – Sale, Purchase and Exchange of City Property, 1960

84

7

Finance – Budget, 1957

84

10

Finance – Budget, 1960

11

16

Finance – Budget, 1960  (correspondence)

11

17

Finance – City Auditor, 1960

11

18

Finance – Income Tax, 1960

11

19

Finance – License and Assessments, 1960 

11

20

Finance – Proposed Increase in Payroll Tax (1/2 percent), 1961

11

21

Finance – Report from Auditor of Toledo, 1959

11

22

Finance – Report of Sinking Fund Commission, 1959

11

23

Finance – Treasury, 1961  

11

24

Health, 1961

11

25

Health – Pigeon Control, 1960

11

26

Law Department, 1960

11

27

Mayor – Health (folder 1), 1959-1960

11

28

Mayor – Health (folder 2), 1959-1960

11

29

Mayor – Safety – Inspection, 1959-1960

11

30

Parks – Sunningdale Golf Course, 1960-1961

11

31

Personal, 1960

11

32

Personal – Innovation Letters, 1960

11

33

Personal – Speeches, 1960

11

34

Public Safety – Division of Fire and Police, 1959-1960 

11

35

Public Safety – Division of Inspection, 1961

11

36

Public Safety – Fire, 1960-1961   

11

37

Public Safety – Police, 1960

11

38

Public Safety – Police, 1961

11

39

Public Safety – Traffic, 1960 

11

40

Public Safety – Traffic, 1961  

11

41

Public Service – Airport, 1960

11

42

Public Service – Airport, 1961

11

43

Public Service – Auditorium and Market, 1960

11

44

Public Service – Division of Motor Equipment Annual Reports, 1959-1960

12

1

Public Service – Engineering, 1960

12

2

Public Service – Engineering, 1961

12

3

Public Service – Garbage and Rubbish Collections, 1961

12

4

Public Service – Gas, 1954-1960

12

5

Public Service – Gas, 1961

12

6

Public Service – Sewage, 1960

12

7

Public Service – Sewers, 1961

12

8

Public Service – Streets, 1960

12

9

Public Service – Streets, 1961       

12

10

Public Service – Water, 1954-1960

12

11

Public Service – Water, 1961

12

12

Public Service – Water – Port Authority, 1954-1958

12

13

Public Service – Water – Port Authority, 1959-1961        

12

14

Public Utilities – Department of (Proposed Creation), 1961

12

15

Recreation, 1945-1961

12

16

Safety Director, 1961      

12

17

Traffic – Underground Garage Downtown Park, 1959 

12

18

Welfare – Citizens Advisory Aquatics Commission, 1954-1955

12

19

Welfare – Civic Center, 1960

12

20

Welfare – Director, 1961

12

21

Welfare – Forestry, 1960         

12

22

Welfare – Parks, 1960      

12

23

Welfare – Parks, 1961

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 2: SUBJECT FILES

12

24

A, 1961

12

25

A – American Municipal Association, 1958-1960

12

26

Airplane Crash – Toledo Express Airport, 1960

12

27

American Municipal Association Congress (New York City), 1960  

12

28

American Municipal Association, 1961

12

29

American Red Cross, 1960

11

30

Annual Report – Toledo Labor – Management Citizens Committee, 1959  

11

31

Ashley, Thomas L. (Congressman), 1961

11

32

B, 1961                        

11

33

B-C, Miscellaneous, 1960          

11

34

C-G, 1961       

11

35

Commission of Publicity and Efficiency, 1961         

11

36

D, E, F, G, 1960       

84

11

Financing Capital Improvements, 1961

11

37

Government Publications, 1961    

12

38

Greater Toledo Development Corporation, 1961  

12

39

H, Miscellaneous, 1960 

12

40

H, 1961 

12

41

Housing – Open Occupancy, 1961    

12

42

I, 1961     

12

43

Industrial Survey of Toledo and Toledo Metropolitan Area, 1958-1961

13

1

Invitations – Accepted, 1960         

13

2

I – Invitations – Declined (folder 1), 1960  

13

3

I – Invitations – Declined (folder 2), 1960       

13

4

Invitations (incoming) – Accepted, 1961 

13

5

Invitations (incoming) – Declined (folder 1), 1961  

13

6

Invitations (incoming) – Declined (folder 2), 1961 

13

7

Invitations (outgoing) – Conventions, 1961  

13

8

J, K, L, 1960       

13

9

J, 1961  

13

10

Juvenile Study by U.S. Senate Subcommittee, 1960-1961 

13

11

L, 1961     

13

12

Labor Management Citizens Committee, 1953-1960      

13

13

Labor Publications, 1962          

13

14

Law Department, 1961        

13

15

Legislation, 1960        

13

16

Legislation, 1961   

13

17

M, N, O, P, 1960     

13

18

M, 1961   

13

19

Malls in Toledo, 1959-1960     

13

20

Mayor – G – Greater Toledo Regional Council, 1959 

13

21

McClure, Wilbur (Program), 1961

13

22

Miscellaneous, 1960     

13

23

Miscellaneous Publications, 1960-1962

13

24

Mr. Rink’s Resignation, 1960   

13

25

Municipal League of Toledo, 1960 

13

26

Municipal Organization (City Charter, Local Government Organization, Role of Federal Government, State Laws), 1952-1962 

13

27

N-O, 1961    

13

28

Ohio Municipal League, 1958-1961  

13

29

P, 1961    

13

30

Pennsylvania and NY Central Railroad – Merger, 1962          

13

31

Personnel, 1960   

13

32

Personnel, 1960-1961  

13

33

Personnel – Data (City Manager’s Office) – Hospitalization, 1940-1952   

13

34

Personnel – Expense Accounts, 1960 

13

35

Personnel – Retirement, 1944-1958 

13

36

Personnel – Service Award Pins, 1960 

13

37

Planning, 1960-1961    

13

38

Proclamations, 1960 (folder 1) 

14

1

Proclamations, 1960 (folder 2) 

14

2

Proclamations, 1961 (folder 1)        

14

3

Proclamations, 1961 (folder 2)        

14

4

Proposed Charter Amendment – Nov. Election – Elected Mayor
(Both Proposals), 1959   

14

5

Proposed South End Bridge, 1957-1959        

14

6

R, 1960    

14

7

R, 1961      

14

8

Relief, 1960     

14

9

Relief, 1960-1961

14

10

S-T, 1960 

14

11

S, 1961       

14

12

School Crossing and Advisory Committee, 1948-1959

14

13

September 13th, Society of Industrial Relations Day, 1961  

14

14

T, 1961  

14

15

Toledo Area Development Committee, 1961  

14

16

Toledo Choral Society, 1958  

14

17

Toledo Convention Bureau Meetings, 1960 

14

18

Toledo Humane Society, 1961

14

19

Toledo Lucas County Plan Commissions, 2/1961-6/1961   

14

20

Toledo Lucas County Plan Commissions, 8/1961  

14

21

Toledo Lucas County Plan Commissions (Staff Reports), 9/1961-11/1961  

14

22

Toledo Orchestra, 1952-1961 

14

23

Toledo (Spain), 1959-1962   

14

24

U, 1960      

14

25

United Appeal Drive, 1960

14

26

University of Toledo, 1960 

14

27

Urban Renewal, 1954-1961       

14

28

U. S. Conference of Mayors – Annual Meeting, 1960-1961 

14

29

V-W, 1960    

14

30

V, 1961       

14

31

W, 1954-1961      

14

32

WSDP TV and Radio Editorials (folder 1), 1960-1961   

14

33

WSDP TV and Radio Editorials (folder 2), 1960-1961

14

34

X-Z, 1961  

14

35

Youth Government Day, 1960    

14

36

Youth Government Day, 1961

14

37

Zoning, 1959-1961

14

38

Zoo, 1948-1958   

RECORD GROUP VI: JOHN POTTER (1961-1967)

Biographical/Historical Sketch

John W. Potter was born in Toledo on October 25, 1918, to Mary and Charles Potter. The Potter family moved to Toledo from England and resided at 854 Ogden Street.  Charles was a locomotive engineer for New York Central Railroad System. John attended Robinson Junior Elementary School and was a member of the class of 1936 at Libbey High School. He graduated cum laude from the University of Toledo with a B.A. in Political Science in 1940. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he went on to attend the University of Michigan Law School.

During World War II, he served in the Field Artillery branch of the Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. Upon his return to the United States, he completed his law degree.  On March 7, 1951, he joined the law firm of Zachman, Boxell, Bebout, and Torbet, and began his political career when he became a precinct committeeman in a West Toledo ward before becoming a councilman. In 1961, he was elected the 46th mayor of Toledo, and was re-elected in 1963. Beginning in 1969, he was elected to the Sixth Ohio District Court of Appeals and won re-election in 1974. From 1971 to 1975, he served as presiding judge of the courts. In 1982, former President Ronald Reagan appointed Potter to the U.S. District Court.  On August 1, 1992, he acquired senior status as a federal judge.

During Mayor Potter’s administration, the airport saw a great expansion of terminal services, and jet service began with the need for overseas flights. Toledo Express was established as a port of entry with Customs and Immigration facilities. There was an increase in development as Toledo entered the airfreight and cargo business. Annexations in the 1960s allowed the city to double its land size to more than 80 square miles, larger than any other major Ohio city except Columbus. By 1965, the city had annexed the land north to the Michigan state line.  

Scope and Content Note

Mayor Potter’s interoffice files include materials from City Council, City Manager, the Airport Commission, the Commission for Community Development, the Finance Department, the Health Department, the Departments of Public Safety and Public Services, and the municipal Welfare Department. The City Council records include the Lucas County Plan Commission Staff Reports, the Annual City Auditor’s financial reports, and the Commission for Community Development. Files from the Department of Public Service include reports from the Division of Engineering and Construction, with Annual Reports on the annexation of land to the city. The Welfare Department files contain annual reports and reports of federal cutbacks.

The collection covers 1961 to 1967 – three mayoral terms – and is divided into five different series. Series 1: Department of Public Service includes correspondence, budget, and committee reports. Series 2: Office Files, the largest series, contains correspondence and other documents concerning various city issues, projects, and improvements. Series 3: Toledo-Lucas County Plan Commission addresses the issues of rapid annexation, transportation, and employment in the city. Series 4: Toledo City Journal includes the publication that recorded weekly city council activities for public record. Series 5: Speeches and Other Miscellaneous Materials includes addresses to city council and other organizations, as well as dedications and such events as commencements and the groundbreaking of the Fiberglas Tower. 

Series List

 

S1

Department of Public Service
1961-1967, 1 linear foot
Arranged alphabetically then chronologically
Includes both personal and professional correspondence, telegrams and records of the board of community relation’s activities.

S2

Office Files
1961-1967, 44 linear feet
Arranged alphabetically then chronologically
Contain records of the mayor’s daily activities administering city projects and approval of centralized improvements in the city.

S3

Toledo – Lucas County Plan Commission
1962-1965, 2.5 linear feet
Arranged chronologically
Includes meeting minutes, staff reports, and minutes of special meetings.

 

 

 

S4

The Toledo City Journal
Jan. 25, 1947; Apr. 16, 1949; May 21, 1960; Jan. 14-Aug. 12, 1961; Jan. 1962-Dec. 1963; Jan.-Dec. 1965; 2 linear feet
Arranged chronologically
Contains issues of the weekly journal published by the City of Toledo, Commission of Publicity and Efficiency.

S5

Speeches and Other Miscellaneous Materials
1962-1967, 1 linear foot
Arranged chronologically then alphabetically by subject
Contains speeches to various groups and at various events, election correspondence and materials, and various Toledo publications.

 

Box

Folder

Item

 

 

SERIES 1: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE ANNUAL REPORTS

15

1

Board of Community Relations, 1956-1961

15

2

Civil Service Commission, 1961

15

3

Division of Cemetery, 1961

15

4

Division of Fire & Police Alarm Telegraph, 1956-1961

15

5

Division of Forestry, 1961

15

6

Division of Inspection, 1961

15

7

Division of Harbor & Bridges, 1961

15

8

Sinking Fund Commission, 1961

15

9

Toledo Edison Company, 1961

15

10

Department of Public Information & Industrial Promotion, 1961

15

11

Toledo Labor Management-Citizens Committee, 1961

15

12

Law Department, 1961

15

13

Toledo-Lucas County Plan Commissions, 1961

15

14

Toledo Lucas County Safety Council Inc., 1961

15

15

Department of Maintenance & Repair, 1961

15

16

Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire, 1961

15

17

Division of Engineering & Construction, 1961

15

18

Division of Motor Equipment, 1961

15

19

Department of Public Welfare, Division of Parks, 1961

15

20

Department of Public Safety, Division of Police, 1961

15

21

Division of Streets, 1961

15

22

Division of Traffic Engineering, 1961-Annual Traffic Inventory

15

23

Division of Treasury, 1961

15

24

Urban Renewal Agency, 1961

15

25

Division of Water, 1961

15

26

Board of Community Relations Annual Report, 1962

15

27

Commission of Publicity & Efficiency, 1962 (Jan-June)

15

28

Division of Engineering and Construction, 1962

15

29

Division of Fire & Police Alarm Telegraph, 1962

15

30

Division of Inspection, 1962

15

31

Division of Motor Equipment, 1962

15

32

Division of Streets, 1962

15

33

Division of Traffic Engineering, 1962

15

34

Division of Treasury, 1962

15

35

Division of Water, 1962

15

36

Report of Law Department, 1962

15

37

Department of Public Health, 1962

15

38

Department of Public Information/Industrial Promotion, 1962

15

39

Department of Public Welfare, 1962

15

40

Summary of Visiting Nurse Service, 1962

15

41

Toledo Labor-Management-Citizens Committee, 1962

15

42

Urban Renewal Agency, 1962

15

43

Civil Service Commission, 1962

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 2: OFFICE FILES

16

1

Correspondence Letter A, 1962

16

2

Air & Water Pollution

16

3

Airport, 1962

16

4

American Municipal Association

16

5

Annexation

16

6

Auditor, 1962

16

7

Autolite, 1962

16

8

Correspondence Letter B, 1962

16

9

Budget, 1962

16

10

Correspondence Letter C, 1962

84

1

Capital Improvements Program – Manual of Procedures, 1962

16

11

City Manager, 1962

16

12

Civil Service, 1962

16

13

Clerk of Council, 1962

16

14

Community Relations (Miscellaneous)

16

15

Community Traction, 1962

16

16

Council, 1962-63

16

17

Council Committees 1962

16

18

Correspondence Letters D-E, 1962

16

19

Engineering Department, 1962

16

20

Correspondence Letter F, 1962

16

21

Fiberglances, 1962

16

22

Finance Director, 1962

16

23

Fire Department, 1962

16

24

Forestry Department, 1962-63

16

25

Correspondence Letter G, 1962

16

26

Garbage & Rubbish, 1962

16

27

Gas Company, 1962

16

28

Correspondence Letter H, 1962

16

29

Health Department, 1962

16

30

Housing-Public

16

31

Correspondence Letter I, 1962

17

1

Industrial Development

17

2

Industrial Promotion

17

3

Inspection Department, 1962

17

4

Invitations Accepted Jan-Mar, 1962

17

5

Invitations Accepted Apr-June, 1962

17

6

Invitations Accepted July-Sept, 1962

17

7

Invitations Accepted Oct-Dec, 1962

17

8

Invitations – Conventions

17

9

Invitations – Declined

17

10

Invocation Letters

17

11

Correspondence Letter J, 1962

17

12

Jeeps (Gold)

17

13

Correspondence Letter K, 1962

17

14

Keys (Glass)

17

15

Correspondence Letter L, 1962

17

16

Labor – Management (Miscellaneous)

17

17

Law Department, 1962

17

18

Correspondence Letter M, 1962

17

19

Correspondence Letter Mc, 1962

17

20

Medical School

17

21

Miscellaneous

17

22

Correspondence Letter N, 1962

17

23

New Neighbor Letters

18

1

Correspondence Letter O, 1962

18

2

Ohio Municipal League Conference in Toledo, September 1962

18

3

Ohio Municipal League – Mayor's Association of Ohio

18

4

Correspondence Letter P, 1962

18

5

Parks

18

6

Plan Commission

18

7

Personal (Congratulatory Letters)

18

8

Personal (Mayor)

18

9

Police Department, 1962

18

10

Port Authority (Miscellaneous)

18

11

Postma, Lura May Love

18

12

Press Release – 1962

18

13

Proclamations Jan-April

18

14

Proclamations May-Aug

18

15

Proclamations Sept-Oct

18

16

Proclamations November & December

18

17

Proclamations Not Issued

18

18

Publicity & Efficiency (Miscellaneous)

18

19

Purchases & Supplies, 1962

18

20

Correspondence Letter R, 1962

18

21

Recreation Department, 1962

18

22

Red Cross

18

23

Relief

18

24

Correspondence Letter S, 1962

18

25

Safety Director 1962

18

26

School Report Dec. 1961 – Nov., 1962

18

27

Service Director, 1962-1963

18

28

Sewer Rate (New)

18

29

Sidewalk Department, 1962

18

30

Silverman, Burt

18

31

Spanish Newsletter Mar-Dec, 1962

18

32

Street Department, 1962

18

33

Correspondence Letter T, 1962

18

34

Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce

18

35

Toledo Council of Social Agencies

18

36

Toledo Edison

18

37

Toledo Firefighters Local 92 News, 1962

18

38

Toledo Humane Society

18

39

Toledo Orchestra & Opera

18

40

Toledo Safety Council

18

41

Traffic Division, 1962

18

42

Traffic Engineering, 1962

18

43

Treasury Department, 1962

19

1

Correspondence Letter U, 1962

19

2

Unions

19

3

United States Conference of  Mayors

19

4

University of Toledo

19

5

University Board of Directors Old Files & Appointments, 1960-1967

19

6

Urban Renewal Department, 1962

19

7

Urban Renewal – General (1 of 2)

19

8

Urban Renewal – General (2 of 2)

19

9

Correspondence Letter V, 1962

19

10

Vistula Meadows, 1961 – 1964

19

11

Correspondence Letter W, 1962

19

12

Water – Policy on Extensions (1 of 2)

19

13

Water – Policy on Extension (2 of 2)

19

14

Water Department, 1962

19

15

Welcome Wagon

19

16

Welfare Department, 1962

19

17

W.S.P.D. Editorials

19

18

World Champion Wrestling

19

19

Correspondence Letters XYZ, 1962

19

20

Youth Day Government, 1962

19

21

Zoning (Miscellaneous)

19

22

Zoo (General)

19

23

Zoological Board of Managers, Old Appointments, Miscellaneous Material, 1940-1967

20

1

 Correspondence Letter A, 1963

20

2

Air Pollution & Water Pollution, 1963

20

3

Airport 1963

20

4

American Shipbuilding Company, 1963

20

5

American Municipal Association, 1963

20

6

Annexation Notices, 1963

20

7

Area Cooperation Committee, 1963

20

8

Ashley Pool, 1963

20

9

Ashley, Thomas Ludlow, 1963

20

10

Auditor, 1963

20

11

Correspondence Letter B, 1963

20

12

Bedford Township – Water, 1963

20

13

Boyd, Joseph Mrs. (Miscellaneous) 1963

20

14

Board of Community Relations (Miscellaneous) 1963

20

15

Budget Office

20

16

Burndy Corporation, 1963

20

17

Buy, Build, Boost Toledo Committee 1963

20

18

Correspondence Letter C, 1963

20

19

Capital Improvements (1 of 2)

20

20

Capital Improvements (2 of 2)

20

21

Centralized Accounting 1963

20

22

Central Data Processing 1963

20

23

Charities Foundation, 1963

20

24

Charter Revision Committee, 1963

20

25

Chase Park Project

20

26

Citizens Advisory Capital Improvement & Finance Committee

20

27

Citizens Advisory Committee on the Aged

20

28

Citizens Advisory Committee on the Aged (Miscellaneous)

20

29

City Manager – Letters Referred to, 1963

20

30

City Manager – Yellow Memos, 1963

20

31

Civic Center Mall

20

32

Civil Defense, 1963

20

33

Civil Service Commission, 1963

20

34

Clerk of Council, 1963

21

1

Board of Community Relations, applications for secretary position

21

2

Board of Community Relations, minutes of meetings, 1963

21

3

Community Traction, 1963

21

4

Conventions (Letters Welcoming Groups to Toledo)

21

5

Council 1963

21

6

County Commissioners

21

7

Cuban Refugees

21

8

Correspondence Letter D, 1963

21

9

Devilbiss Property

21

10

Downtown Toledo Associates

21

11

Dumps

21

12

Correspondence Letter E, 1963

21

13

Engineering Department, 1963

21

14

Expressway System History

21

15

Correspondence Letter F, 1963

21

16

Federal Building

21

17

Fiberglances

21

18

Finance Department

21

19

Fire Department

21

20

Fire (Miscellaneous)

21

21

Foreign Naval Reception Committee

21

22

Forestry Department

21

23

Correspondence Letter G, 1963

21

24

Garbage & Rubbish

21

25

Garnishee Listings 1952 – 1962

21

26

Garnishees 1963

21

27

Gas Company

21

28

Goodwill Letters

21

29

Greater Toledo Municipal League

21

30

Great Lakes Newsletter

21

31

Gunckel Project

21

32

Correspondence Letter H, 1963

21

33

Health Department

21

34

Housing (Miscellaneous)

21

35

Housing & Home Finance Agency

22

1

Correspondence Letter I, 1963

22

2

Incinerators

22

3

Industrial Promotion (Misc. Material)

22

4

Inspection Department

22

5

Invitations – Accepted Jan.-Feb., 1963

22

6

Invitations – Accepted, Mar.-Apr., 1963

22

7

Invitations – Accepted, May-June, 1963

22

8

Invitations Accepted - July-Aug., 1963

22

9

Invitations – Accepted, Sept.-Oct., 1963

22

10

Invitations – Accepted, Nov.-Dec., 1963

22

11

Invitations – Declined, Jan.-Feb., 1963

22

12

Invitations – Declined, Mar.-Apr., 1963

22

13

Invitations – Declined, May-June, 1963

22

14

Invitations – Declined, July-Aug., 1963

22

15

Invitations – Declined, Sept.- Dec, 1963

22

16

Invocation List

22

17

Invocation Letters

22

18

Ironville Project

22

19

Correspondence Letter J, 1963

22

20

Jeeps (Gold)

22

21

Correspondence Letter K, 1963

22

22

Correspondence Letter L, 1963

22

23

Labor Market Information

22

24

Larchmont Gardens Recreation

22

25

Lake Erie, Battle of . . .

22

26

Law Department

22

27

Correspondence Letter M, 1963

22

28

Mayor's Message – 1963 Program

22

29

Mayor Personal Data

22

30

Miscellaneous

23

1

Manpower Advisory Committees in Ohio

23

2

Miscellaneous, 1963

23

3

Monthly Economic Letter

23

4

Municipal Finance News Letter

23

5

Correspondence Letter Mc

23

6

Correspondence Letter N

23

7

Correspondence Letter O

23

8

Ohio State Employment Service

23

9

Ohio Municipal League

23

10

Oregon, City Of

23

11

Correspondence Letter P

23

12

Parks

23

13

Pennsylvania/New York Central RR Merger - Editorials

23

14

Police Department

23

15

Press Releases 1963

23

16

Proclamations, Jan. - April

23

17

Proclamations – May-Aug.

23

18

Proclamations – Sept.-Oct.

23

19

Proclamations – Nov.-Dec.

23

20

Proclamations – Not Issued

23

21

Publicity & Efficiency Commission

23

22

Public Works Program

23

23

Correspondence Letter R

23

24

Recreation Department

23

25

Red Cross

23

26

Relief Appeals Board

23

27

Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Receiving Reports

23

28

Rossford Army Depot

23

29

Rossford Army Depot (Reports)

24

1

Correspondence Letter S

24

2

Safety Director

24

3

Safety Observation Report

24

4

School Report

24

5

Service Director

24

6

Silverman, Burt

24

7

Spanish Newsletter

24

8

Special Election

24

9

Street Department

24

10

Correspondence Letter T

24

11

Telegrams & Western Union Bills

24

12

Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce

24

13

Toledo Area Development Corporation

24

14

Toledo Area Manpower Development & Training Advisory Committee

24

15

Toledo Blade

24

16

Toledo Council of Social Agencies

24

17

Toledo Edison

24

18

Toledo Humane Society

24

19

Toledo-Lucas County Safety Council

24

20

Toledo Monitor

24

21

Toledo Municipal News

24

22

Toledo Orchestra & Opera

24

23

Traffic Division

24

24

Traffic Engineering

24

25

Treasury – Taxation

24

26

Correspondence Letter U

24

27

Unions

24

28

United States Conference of Mayors

24

29

United States Conference of Mayors (Hawaii)

24

30

University of Toledo

24

31

Urban Renewal

24

32

Correspondence Letter V

24

33

Vouchers

24

34

Correspondence Letter W

24

35

Water Department

24

36

Welcome Letters (Annexation)

24

37

Welcome Wagon

24

38

Welfare Department

24

39

Correspondence Letters XYZ

24

40

Youth Day Government

24

41

Zoo (Miscellaneous)

24

42

Zoning (Miscellaneous)

27

1

Correspondence Letter A, 1964

27

2

Airport, 1964

27

3

Air & Water Pollution, 1964

27

4

American Municipal Association, 1964

27

5

American Municipal Congress-Miami Beach July 25-29, 1964

27

6

American Ship Building Company, 1964

27

7

Andersons, 1964

27

8

Annexation, 1964

27

9

Area Cooperation Committee, 1964

27

10

Area Redevelopment Act, 1964

27

11

Auditor

27

12

Correspondence Letter B, 1964

27

13

Boyd, Mrs. Joseph

27

14

Budget Office

27

15

Burndy Cooperation

27

16

Correspondence Letter C, 1964

27

17

Capital Improvements, 1963-1967,1964-1968

27

18

Centralized Accounting

27

19

Central Data Processing

27

20

Christmas Thank you Notes, 1964

27

21

City Manager January-June, 1964

27

22

City Manager July-December, 1964

27

23

Civic Center War Memorial, 1964

27

24

Civil Defense

27

25

Civil Service

27

26

Civil Service – Notice of Exams, 1964

27

27

Community Relations Area B-Peace Corps

27

28

Community Relations Communications Clinic, 1964

27

29

Community Relations – Employment Survey City of  Toledo

27

30

Clerk of Council

28

1

Correspondence Letter I, 1964

28

2

Incinerators, 1964

28

3

Income Tax Increase, 1964

28

4

Industrial Promotion Department

28

5

Inspection Department

28

6

Invitations – Accepted (Jan)   

28

7

Invitations – Accepted (Feb)

28

8

Invitations – Accepted (Mar – Apr)

28

9

Invitations – Accepted (May)

28

10

Invitations – Accepted (June)

28

11

Invitations – Accepted (July – Aug)

28

12

Invitations – Accepted (Sept – Oct)

28

13

Invitations – Accepted (Nov – Dec)

28

14

Invitations – Declined Jan – Feb

28

15

Invitations – Declined Mar – Apr

28

16

Invitations – Declined May

28

17

Invitations – Declined  June

28

18

Invitations – Declined  July – Aug

28

19

Invitations – Declined Sept – Oct

28

20

Invitations – Declined Nov – Dec

28

21

Invocation Letters

28

22

Invocation List

28

23

Correspondence Letter J

28

24

Correspondence Letter K

28

25

KredietBank

29

1

Community Relations-Miscellaneous Material

29

2

Community Relations – Parkside Addition

29

3

Community Relations – Quest Program

29

4

Community Traction

29

5

Community Traction (Cherry Bus)

29

6

Community Traction – Report on Operations

29

7

Conventions Welcome Letters

29

8

Council

29

9

Cuban Refugees

29

10

Correspondence Letter D

29

11

Downtown Toledo Associates

29

12

Dumps

29

13

Correspondence Letter E

29

14

Engineering

29

15

Expressway System-History

29

16

Correspondence Letter F

29

17

Fiberglances

29

18

Fire Department

29

19

Fire Department (Miscellaneous)

29

20

Finance Department

29

21

Forestry Department

29

22

Correspondence Letter G

29

23

Garbage & Rubbish

29

24

Garnishees

29

25

Gas Company

29

26

Goodwill Letters

29

27

Greater Toledo Municipal League, 1961

29

28

Greater Toledo Municipal League, 1962

29

29

Greater Toledo Municipal League, 1963

29

30

Greater Toledo Municipal League, 1964

29

31

Great Lakes Newsletter

29

32

Correspondence Letter H

29

33

Health

29

34

Health Department (Notice of Meeting)

29

35

Housing

29

36

Housing & Home Finance Agency

30

1

Correspondence Letter L

30

2

Labor Legislation Study Committee

30

3

Labor Market Information

30

4

Law Department

30

5

League of Women Voters

30

6

Lee Motors Building

30

7

Correspondence Letter Mc

30

8

Correspondence Letter M

30

9

Mayor’s Message 1964 Program

30

10

Mayor - Personal Data

30

11

Mayor Personal Letters

30

12

Miscellaneous (1 of 2)

30

13

Miscellaneous (2 of 2)

30

14

Monthly Economic Letters

30

15

Municipal Finance Newsletter

30

16

Correspondence Letter N

30

17

Correspondence Letter O

30

18

Ohio Municipal League

30

19

Ohio State Unemployment Service

30

20

Oregon, City of

30

21

Correspondence Letter P

30

22

Parks

30

23

Pictures, Photographs – Mayor

30

24

Police Department

30

25

Press Release

30

26

Proclamations Jan – Feb

30

27

Proclamations Mar – Apr

30

28

Proclamations May – June

30

29

Proclamations July – Aug – September

30

30

Proclamations – Not Issued

30

31

Publicity & Efficiency Committee

30

32

Purchasing

30

33

Purchase Orders & Receiving Reports

31

1

Correspondence Letter R

31

2

Recreation Department

31

3

Red Cross

31

4

Relief – General

31

5

Correspondence Letter S

31

6

Safety Director

31

7

Safety Summary

31

8

School Report

31

9

Section 79 Endorsements

31

10

Section 79 Letters

31

11

Section 79 Promotion Material

31

12

Service Director

31

13

Sewers

31

14

Silverman, Burt

31

15

Spanish Newsletter

31

16

Spain, Toledo

31

17

Spain, Toledo (Letters to the Mayor)

31

18

Spain, Executive Committee Meetings

31

19

Spain, Letters to the Mayor, New Mayor as of July 1, 1964

31

20

Street Department

31

21

Correspondence Letter T

31

22

Telegrams (Western Union Bills)

31

23

Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce

31

24

Toledo Area Development Corp

31

25

Toledo Area Manpower Development & Training Advisory Committee

31

26

Toledo Blade

31

27

Toledo Convention Bureau

31

28

Toledo Council of Social Agencies

31

29

Toledo Edison

31

30

Toledo Humane Society

32

1

Toledo Lucas County Port Authority (Minutes of Meetings)

32

2

Toledo Lucas County Safety Council

32

3

Toledo Opera & Toledo Orchestra

32

4

Toledo Regional Area Comprehensive Plan For Action

32

5

Traffic Division

32

6

Traffic Engineering

32

7

Treasury & Taxation

32

8

Correspondence Letter U, 1964

32

9

Unions

32

10

United States Conference of Mayors (New York City)

32

11

United States Conference of Mayors

32

12

United States Post Office

32

13

University of Toledo

32

14

Urban Renewal

32

15

Urban Renewal

32

16

Urban Renewal – County offer to take over Riverview & Vistula Meadow

32

17

Urban Renewal Status Projects Reports

32

18

United States Municipal News

32

19

USS Desoto County Visit to Toledo

32

20

USS Kitty Hawk

33

1

Correspondence Letter V, 1964

33

2

Correspondence Letter W, 1964

33

3

Wage & Salary Study

33

4

Water

33

5

Welcome Letters (Annexation)

33

6

Welcome Wagon

33

7

Welfare Department

33

8

Wrestling Commission, Old Appts., & Misc. Material, 1940-1964

33

9

Correspondence Letters XYZ, 1964

33

10

Youth in Government Day, 1964

33

11

Zoo

33

12

Zoning

33

13

Zoning Board of Appeals & Misc. Material, 1940-1964

34

1

Correspondence Letter A, 1965

34

2

Airport – 1965

34

3

Air & Water Pollution Control, 1965

34

4

Annexations, 1965

34

5

Area Cooperation Committee, 1965

34

6

Auditor, 1965

34

7

Correspondence Letter B, 1965

34

8

Budget Office, 1965

34

9

Correspondence Letter C, 1965

34

10

Capital Improvements, 1965

34

11

Christmas Thank you Letters, 1965

34

12

City Manager Referrals – January 1965

34

13

City Manager Referrals – February 1965

34

14

City Manager Referrals – March 1965

34

15

City Manager Referrals – April 1965

34

16

City Manager Referrals – May 1965

34

17

City Manager Referrals – June 1965

34

18

City Manager Referrals – July 1965

34

19

City Manager Referrals – August 1965

34

20

City Manager Referrals – September 1965

34

21

City Manager Referrals – October 1965

34

22

City Manager Referrals – November 1965

34

23

City Manager Referrals – December 1965

34

24

Civil Service, 1965

34

25

Civil Service – Notices of Exams

34

26

Clerk of Council, 1965

34

27

Community Relations – Annual Report

34

28

Community Relations – Housing Apartments (folder 1)

34

29

Community Relations – Housing Apartments (folder 2)

34

30

Community Relations – Ohio Municipal Intergroup Relations Conference

34

31

Community Relations Work Experience Program, 1965

35

1

Community Traction Reports of Operations, 1965

35

2

Council, 1965

35

3

Conventions Letters of Welcome, 1965

35

4

Cuban Refugees, 1965

35

5

Correspondence Letter D, 1965

35

6

Downtown Toledo Associates, 1965

35

7

Correspondence Letter E, 1965

35

8

Engineering, 1965

35

9

Correspondence Letter F, 1965

35

10

Ferguson, Shirley

35

11

Fiberglances, 1965

35

12

Finance Department, 1965

35

13

Fire Department, 1965

35

14

Fire Department News, 1965

35

15

Forestry, 1965

35

16

Correspondence Letter G, 1965

35

17

Garbage, 1965

35

18

Garnishees, 1965

35

19

Gas Company, 1965

35

20

Greater Toledo Municipal League, 1965

35

21

Great Lakes News Letter, 1965

35

22

Correspondence Letter H, 1965

35

23

Health, 1965

35

24

Health Department – Notices of Meetings, 1965

35

25

House Bill No. 376

35

26

House Bill No. 933

35

27

Housing, 1965

35

28

Housing & Home Finance Agency

36

1

Correspondence Letter I, 1965

36

2

Incinerator Reports, 1965

36

3

Industrial Promotion Department, 1965

36

4

Inspection Division, 1965

36

5

Invitations – Accepted January, 1965

36

6

Invitations – Accepted February, 1965

36

7

Invitations – Accepted March, 1965

36

8

Invitations – Accepted April, 1965

36

9

Invitations – Accepted May, 1965

36

10

Invitations – Accepted June, 1965

36

11

Invitations – Accepted July, 1965

36

12

Invitations – Accepted August, 1965

36

13

Invitations – Accepted September, 1965

36

14

Invitations – Accepted October, 1965

36

15

Invitations – Accepted November, 1965

36

16

Invitations – Accepted December, 1965

36

17

Invitations – Declined January, 1965

36

18

Invitations – Declined February, 1965

36

19

Invitations – Declined March, 1965

36

20

Invitations – Declined April, 1965

36

21

Invitations – Declined May, 1965

36

22

Invitations – Declined June, 1965

36

23

Invitations – Declined July, 1965

36

24

Invitations – Declined August, 1965

36

25

Invitations – Declined September, 1965

36

26

Invitations – Declined October, 1965

36

27

Invitations – Declined November, 1965

36

28

Invitations – Declined December, 1965

36

29

Invocation List

36

30

Correspondence Letter J, 1965

36

31

Correspondence Letter K, 1965

36

32

Kredietbank, 1965

37

1

Correspondence Letter L, 1965

37

2

Labor Market Information, 1965

37

3

Law Department, 1965

37

4

League of Women Voters, 1965

37

5

Correspondence Letter Mc, 1965

37

6

Correspondence Letter M, 1965

37

7

Milk Strike, 1965

37

8

Mayor’s Message, 1965

37

9

Mayor’s Personal Data, 1965

37

10

Monthly Economic Letter

37

11

Municipal Finance Letter, 1965

37

12

Miscellaneous, 1965

37

13

Correspondence Letter N, 1965

37

14

National League of Cities, 1965

37

15

Correspondence Letter O, 1965

37

16

Ohio Municipal League Conference, 1965

37

17

Ohio Municipal League, 1965

37

18

Ohio State Employment Service, 1965

38

1

Correspondence Letter P, 1965

38

2

Police, 1965

38

3

Poverty Program, 1965

38

4

Poverty Program – Reports

38

5

Press Releases, 1965

38

6

Proclamations – Not Issued, 1965

38

7

Proclamations – January, 1965

38

8

Proclamations – February, 1965

38

9

Proclamations – March, 1965

38

10

Proclamations – April, 1965

38

11

Proclamations – May, 1965

38

12

Proclamations – June, 1965

38

13

Proclamations – July, 1965

38

14

Proclamations – August, 1965

38

15

Proclamations – September, 1965

38

16

Proclamations – October, 1965

38

17

Proclamations – November, 1965

38

18

Proclamations – December, 1965

38

19

Publicity & Efficiency, 1965

38

20

Correspondence Letter Q, 1965

38

21

Correspondence Letter R, 1965

38

22

Recreation, 1965

38

23

Relief, 1965

39

1

Relief

39

2

Correspondence Letter S, 1965

39

3

Safety, 1965

39

4

Safety Summary, 1965

39

5

School Report, 1965

39

6

Service, 1965

39

7

Service Club Membership, 1965

39

8

Sewers, 1965

39

9

Spain – Letters to the Mayor

39

10

Spain Toledo, 1965

39

11

Spain Executive Committee Meetings

39

12

Spanish Newsletter, 1965

39

13

Streets, 1965

39

14

Correspondence Letter T, 1965

39

15

Taxation & Treasury, 1965

39

16

Telegrams & Western Union Bills, 1965

39

17

Toledo Area Manpower Development & Training Advisory Committee, 1965

39

18

Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce, 1965

39

19

Toledo Area Development Corporation

39

20

Toledo Blade

39

21

Toledo Convention Bureau

39

22

Toledo Council of Social Agencies, 1965

39

23

Toledo Edison, 1965

40

1

Toledo Lucas County Safety Council

40

2

Toledo Orchestra & Opera

40

3

Traffic Engineering

40

4

Traffic (Police)

40

5

Travel

40

6

Correspondence Letter U, 1965

40

7

United States Conference of Mayors, 1965

40

8

United States Municipal News, 1965

40

9

Unions, 1965

40

10

University of Toledo, 1965

40

11

Urban Renewal (General), 1965

40

12

Urban Renewal Project Reports, 1965

40

13

Utilities, 1965

40

14

Correspondence Letter V, 1965

40

15

Vistula Meadows, 1965

40

16

Correspondence Letter W, 1965

40

17

Wage & Salary, 1965

40

18

Water, 1965

40

19

Welcome Letters (Annexation), 1965

40

20

Welcome Wagon, 1965

40

21

Welfare Department, 1965

40

22

Correspondence Letters XYZ, 1965

40

23

Youth in Government Day, 1965

40

24

Zoning

40

25

January 1965 Reading File

41

1

Correspondence Letter A, 1966

41

2

Airport

41

3

Air & Water Pollution

41

4

Pollution Hearing (House Sub-Committee on Natural Resources)

41

5

Annexation 1966

41

6

Area Redevelopment

41

7

Auditor 1966

41

8

Auditor Overtime Reports 1966

41

9

Auditorium News 1966

41

10

Correspondence Letter B, 1966

41

11

Budget 1966

41

12

Correspondence Letter C, 1966

41

13

Carey, John Q. (Friendship Park), 1966

41

14

Christmas Thank You Letters

41

15

City Health Officer News, 1966

41

16

City Manager – January, 1966

41

17

City Manager February, 1966

41

18

City Manager March, 1966

41

19

City Manager April, 1966

41

20

City Manager May, 1966

41

21

City Manager June, 1966

41

22

City Manager July, 1966

41

23

City Manager August, 1966

41

24

City Manager September, 1966

41

25

City Manager October,1966

41

26

City Manager November, 1966

41

27

City Manager December, 1966

41

28

Civil Service Employment, 1966

41

29

Civil Service Notice of Exams, 1966

41

30

Clerk of Council, 1966

41

31

Communicator, 1966

41

32

Community Relations – Committee on Youth

41

33

Community Relations – Housing

41

34

Community Relations – Miscellaneous

41

35

Community Traction

41

36

Complaints

41

37

Conventions (Letters of Welcome), 1966

41

38

Council, 1966

41

39

Cuban Refugee Program, 1966

42

1

Correspondence Letter D, 1966

42

2

Downtown Toledo Associates, 1966

42

3

Correspondence Letter E, 1966

42

4

Engineering, 1966

42

5

Correspondence Letter F, 1966

42

6

Federal & State Aid Programs, 1966

42

7

Fiberglances, 1966

42

8

Finance Department, 1966

42

9

Fire Department, 1966

42

10

Fire Department News, 1966

42

11

Forestry Division, 1966

42

12

Correspondence Letter G, 1966

42

13

Garnishees, 1966

42

14

Gas Company, 1966

42

15

Gas Rate Increase, 1966

42

16

Greater Toledo Municipal League, 1966

42

17

Correspondence Letter H, 1966

42

18

Health, 1966

42

19

Health Department – Notices of Meetings, 1966

42

20

Housing & Home Finance Agency, 1966

42

21

Correspondence Letter I, 1966

42

22

Income Tax Increase, 1966 (1 of 2)

42

23

Income Tax Increase, 1966 (2 of 2)

42

24

Industrial Promotion, 1966

42

25

Inspection Division, 1966

43

1

Invitations – Accepted, January 1966

43

2

Invitations – Accepted, February 1966

43

3

Invitations – Accepted, March 1966

43

4

Invitations – Accepted, April 1966

43

5

Invitations – Accepted, May 1966

43

6

Invitations – Accepted, June 1966

43

7

Invitations – Accepted, July 1966

43

8

Invitations – Accepted, August 1966

43

9

Invitations – Accepted, September 1966

43

10

Invitations – Accepted, October 1966

43

11

Invitations – Accepted, November 1966

43

12

Invitations – Accepted, December 1966

43

13

Invitations – Declined, January 1966

43

14

Invitations – Declined, February 1966

43

15

Invitations – Declined, March 1966

43

16

Invitations – Declined, April 1966

43

17

Invitations – Declined, May 1966

43

18

Invitations – Declined, June 1966

43

19

Invitations – Declined, July 1966

43

20

Invitations – Declined, August 1966

43

21

Invitations – Declined, September 1966

43

22

Invitations – Declined, October 1966

43

23

Invitations – Declined, November 1966

43

24

Invitations – Declined, December 1966

43

25

Invocation – Letters, 1966

43

26

Correspondence Letter J, 1966

43

27

Correspondence Letter K, 1966

43

28

Kreditbank, 1966

43

29

Correspondence Letter L, 1966

43

30

Labor Market Information, 1966

44

1

Law Department, 1966

44

2

Correspondence Letter M, 1966

44

3

Mayor’s Association of Ohio, The, 1966

44

4

Miscellaneous, 1966

44

5

Monthly Economic Letter, 1966

44

6

Municipal Finance Letter, 1966

44

7

Correspondence Letter N, 1966

44

8

National League of Cities Jan – June, 1966

44

9

National League of Cities July – Dec, 1966

44

10

Neighborhood Improvement Foundation, 1966

44

11

Correspondence Letter O, 1966

44

12

Ohio Municipal League, 1966

44

13

Correspondence Letter P, 1966

44

14

Plan Commission Jan – March, 1966

44

15

Plan Commission April – June, 1966

44

16

Plan Commission July –September, 1966

44

17

Plan Commission October – December, 1966

44

18

Police, 1966

44

19

Poverty Program Report, 1966

47

1

A Long Range Recreation Plan, Mayor Ollie Czelusta, February 1957

47

2

American Municipal Congress, 1962

47

3

The Annual Building & Construction Industry & Labor Union Directory, 1962

47

4

City, Problems of, 1962

47

5

City, Problems of, 1963

47

6

City of Toledo – Annual Report to its Citizens; Focus: Inspection; Toledo Public Schools: An Annual Report

47

7

Developing Employability in Mentally Retarded Adults, 1958-1962

47

8

Identical Bidding in Public Procurement, July 1962

47

9

Journal of Housing, October 15, 1962

47

10

Land for Industry, March 1961

47

11

Ohio Dept. of Highways 4-Year Report to the Governor, 1959 – 1962

47

12

Ohio Dept. of Highways – Looking Ahead to 1980, December 1962

47

13

Ohio Manual of Traffic Control for Construction & Maintenance Operations

47

14

Port Authority Facility No. 1 Master Plan, May 1964

47

15

Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas, 1961

47

16

Toledo Area Sanitary District

47

17

Toledo Market – At a Glance

48

1

Association of Ohio Municipalities, 1951

48

2

Health

48

3

Newspaper

48

4

Toledo – Lucas County Safety Council, 1954 – 1960

48

5

Transit Commission, Old Appts., & Misc. items, 1940 – 1967

48

6

University of Toledo Conversion from Municipal School to State School

48

7

University of Toledo Research Center, 1965-1966

48

8

University of Toledo Scott Park, 1967

48

9

University of Toledo Wright Bros. Greenhouse Zoning Change, 1966-67

48

10

Urban Renewal Advisory Commission Old Appts, & Misc. Material, 1958-67

48

11

Urban Renewal, 1966-1967

48

12

Vistula Meadows, 1966

48

13

Vistula Meadows, 1968

48

14

Washington Area Council, 1966-1967

48

15

Warren – Sherman Council, 1966-1967

49

1

1960 Changes in Population and Agriculture in Ohio and Their Implications, May 1961

49

2

Basic Plan for the Continuance, Reorganization and Rehabilitation of  Government Following Enemy attack

49

3

Basic Plan of Pre-Attack Evacuation, August 1955

49

4

Local Government Review, December 1952

49

5

National Conference on Air Pollution – Proceedings

49

6

National Plan for Civil Defense Mobilization, 1959-1960

49

7

Police - Salaries and Wages

49

8

Report of the 1963 Annual Meeting of the President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped

49

9

Sixth Annual Building and Construction Industry Directory, 1961

49

10

Traffic Quarterly, January 1962

49

11

Traffic Quarterly, April 1962

49

12

Traffic Quarterly, July 1962

49

13

Traffic Quarterly, October 1962

49

14

Toledo Annual Report, 1965

49

15

Toledo Budget, 1962

49

16

Toledo Budget, 1963

50

1

Toledo Convention Bureau, 1966

50

2

Toledo Council of Social Agencies, 1966

50

3

Toledo Edison, 1966

50

4

Toledo Lucas County Port Authority (Minutes of Meetings), 1966

50

5

Toledo Lucas County Safety Council, 1966

50

6

Town Affiliation News, 1966

50

7

Traffic Engineering, 1966

50

8

Travel Expenses, 1966

50

9

Correspondence Letter U, 1966

50

10

United States Conference of Mayors, 1966

50

11

United States Municipal News, 1966

50

12

University of Toledo, 1966

50

13

Urban Renewal-General Miscellaneous, 1966

50

14

Urban Renewal – Office Space Needs, 1966

50

15

Urban Renewal – Project Reports, 1966

50

16

Utilities Department, 1966

50

17

Correspondence Letter V, 1966

50

18

Correspondence Letter W, 1966

50

19

Water, 1966

50

20

Welfare Department, 1966

50

21

Welfare Department – Summer Employment, 1966

50

22

Worlds’ Wrestling Champions, 1966

50

23

Correspondence Letters XYZ, 1966

50

24

Youth in Government Day, 1966

50

25

Zoning, 1966

50

26

Zoo – Miscellaneous Material

51

1

Police Community Relations, 1964 – 1966

51

2

Press Releases, 1966

51

3

Proclamations – Not Issued, 1966

51

4

Proclamations – January 1966

51

5

Proclamations – February 1966

51

6

Proclamations – March 1966

51

7

Proclamations – April 1966

51

8

Proclamations – May 1966

51

9

Proclamations – June 1966

51

10

Proclamations – July 1966

51

11

Proclamations – August 1966

51

12

Proclamations – September 1966

51

13

Proclamations – October 1966

51

14

Proclamations – November 1966

51

15

Proclamations – December 1966

51

16

Publicity & Efficiency, 1966

51

17

Correspondence Letter Q, 1966

51

18

Correspondence Letter R, 1966

51

19

Recreation – Parks, 1966

51

20

Correspondence Letter S, 1966

51

21

Safety, 1966

51

22

School Report, 1966

51

23

Service Department, 1966

51

24

Stannard Drive – Traffic, 1966

51

25

Street Division, 1966

51

26

Correspondence Letter T, 1966

51

27

Taxation & Treasury, 1966

51

28

Telegrams & Western Union Bills, 1966

51

29

Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce, 1966

52

1

Correspondence Letter A, 1967

52

2

Air & Water Pollution, 1967

52

3

Appointments January – Airport Commission Pre-1965

52

4

Airport – Express – Municipal, 1967

52

5

Annexation, 1967

52

6

Ashley, Lud, 1962-1967

52

7

Auditor, 1967

52

8

Auditor Overtime Reports, 1967

52

9

Auditorium News, 1967

52

10

Correspondence Letter B, 1967

52

11

Appointments February 1967 Bay Island Development, Pre 1966

52

12

Beautification Program (City), 1967

52

13

Budget Hearings, 1967

52

14

Correspondence Letter C, 1967

52

15

Children’s Art Gallery, 1967

52

16

City Health Officer, 1967

52

17

City Manager, 1967

52

18

Civil Disorder – City of Toledo – 1967

52

19

Civil Service – Employment, 1967

52

20

Civil Service – Notice of Exams, 1967

53

1

Clerk of Council, 1967

53

2

Communicator, 1967

53

3

Community Development, 1967

53

4

Community Relations – Committee on Youth, 1967

53

5

Community Relations – Miscellaneous, 1967 (1 of 2)

53

6

Community Relation – Miscellaneous, 1967 (2 of 2)

53

7

Community Relations – Work Experience Program, 1967

53

8

Community Traction – Report on Operations, 1967

53

9

Conservation Center – East Toledo, 1967

53

10

Conservation Center – North Toledo, 1967

53

11

Conservation Center – South Toledo, 1967

53

12

Conservation Center – West Toledo, 1967

53

13

Conservation Centers – Miscellaneous, 1967

53

14

Conventions – Letters of Welcome, 1967

53

15

Council, 1967

53

16

Council – City Employee Wage Negotiations, 1967 (1 of 2)

53

17

Council – City Employee Wage Negotiations, 1967 (2 of 2)

53

18

Correspondence Letter D, 1967

53

19

Downtown Toledo Associates, 1967

53

20

Correspondence Letter E, 1967

53

21

Engineering, 1967

53

22

Correspondence Letter F, 1967

53

23

Fiberglances, 1967

53

24

Finance Department, 1967

53

25

Fire Division, 1967

53

26

Fire Division News, 1967

53

27

Forestry Division, 1967

53

28

Correspondence Letter G, 1967

53

29

Garnishees, 1967

53

30

Gas Company, 1967

53

31

Greater Toledo Municipal League, 1967

54

1

Correspondence Letter H, 1967

54

2

Health Department Notice of Meetings, 1967

54

3

Health

54

4

Historical Sites, 1967

54

5

Housing (Miscellaneous), 1967

54

6

Housing – Fair Housing Ordinance, 1967

54

7

Correspondence Letter I, 1967

54

8

Industrial Promotion, 1967

54

9

Inspection Division, 1967

54

10

International Institute Festival, 1967

54

11

Invitations – Accepted – January, 1967

54

12

Invitations – Accepted – February, 1967

54

13

Invitations – Accepted – March, 1967

54

14

Invitations – Accepted – April, 1967

54

15

Invitations – Accepted – May 1967

54

16

Invitations – Accepted – June 1967

54

17

Invitations – Accepted – July 1967

54

18

Invitations – Accepted –  August 1967

54

19

Invitations –  Accepted –  September 1967

54

20

Invitations –  Accepted –  October 1967

54

21

Invitations –  Accepted –  November 1967

54

22

Invitations –  Declined –  January 1967

54

23

Invitations –  Declined –  February 1967

54

24

Invitations –  Declined –  March 1967

54

25

Invitations –  Declined –  April 1967

54

26

Invitations –  Declined –  May 1967

54

27

Invitations –  Declined –  June 1967

55

1

Invitations –  Declined –  July 1967

55

2

Invitations –  Declined –  August 1967

55

3

Invitations –  Declined –  September 1967

55

4

Invitations –  Declined –  October,1967

55

5

Invitations –  Declined –  November 1967

55

6

Invocation –  Thank You Letters, 1967

55

7

Correspondence Letter J, 1967

55

8

Correspondence Letter K, 1967

55

9

Keys Presented 1967 – 1966 – 1965 – 1964 – 1963

55

10

Kreditbank, 1967

55

11

Correspondence Letter L, 1967

55

12

Labor Market Information, 1967

55

13

Law Department, 1967

55

14

League of Women Voters, 1967

55

15

Correspondence Letter M, 1967

55

16

Mayor’s Association, 1967

55

17

Mayor’s Letters – Special, 1967

55

18

Mayor’s Report 1967

55

19

Mayor’s Message – An Action Program for 1965

55

20

Mayor’s Report, 1967

55

21

Mayor’s State of the City Message, 1967

55

22

Metropolitan Area Digest, 1967

55

23

Miscellaneous, 1967

55

24

Monthly Economic Letter, 1967

55

25

Municipal Finance Letter, 1967

55

26

Correspondence Letter N, 1967

55

27

National League of Cities –  January to June, 1967

55

28

National League of Cities –  July to December, 1967

55

29

Nut File, 1967

55

30

Correspondence Letter O, 1967

55

31

Ohio Building Authority, 1967

55

32

Ohio General Assembly – Legislative Bulletin, 1967

55

33

Ohio Municipal League January to June, 1967

55

34

Ohio Municipal League July to December, 1967

56

1

Correspondence Letter P, 1967

56

2

Plan Commission, 1967

56

3

Plan Commission Reports January – March 1967

56

4

Plan Commission Reports April – June 1967

56

5

Plan Commission Reports July – September 1967

56

6

Plan Commission Reports October – December 1967

56

7

Police, 1967

56

8

Police Community Relations, 1967

56

9

Poverty Program Reports, 1967

56

10

Press Releases, 1967

56

11

Proclamations – Not Issued, 1967

56

12

Proclamations – January 1967

56

13

Proclamations – February 1967

56

14

Proclamations – March 1967

56

15

Proclamations – April 1967

56

16

Proclamations – May 1967

56

17

Proclamations – June 1967

56

18

Proclamations – July 1967

56

19

Proclamations – August 1967

56

20

Proclamations – September 1967

56

21

Proclamations – October 19

56

22

Proclamations – November 1967

56

23

Publicity & Efficiency, 1967

56

24

Purchase Requisitions, 1967

56

25

Correspondence Letter R, 1967

56

26

Railroads, 1967

57

1

Recreation Division, 1967

57

2

Relief, 1967

57

3

Rose Garden Festival & Items from Toledo Artists Club, 1967

57

4

Correspondence Letter S, 1967

57

5

Safety, 1967

57

6

School Report, 1967

57

7

Senate Bill 184, 1967

57

8

Service Department, 1967

57

9

Severe Weather Action, 1967

57

10

Sewers, 1967

57

11

Spain, Toledo, 1967

57

12

Spanish Newsletter, 1967

57

13

Street Division, 1967

57

14

Correspondence Letter T, 1967

57

15

Taxation & Treasury, 1967

57

16

Telegrams – Western Union Bills, 1967

57

17

Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce, 1967

58

1

Toledo Convention Bureau, 1967

58

2

Toledo Council of Social Agencies, 1967

58

3

Toledo Edison, 1967

58

4

Toledo Lucas County Safety Council, 1967

58

5

Town Affiliation News, 1967

58

6

Traffic Engineering, 1967

58

7

Unions – Miscellaneous, 1967

58

8

United States Conference of Mayors, 1967

58

9

United States Municipal News, 1967

58

10

University of Toledo – General, 1967

58

11

Urban Renewal General, 1967

58

12

Urban Renewal Project Reports, 1967

58

13

Utilities, Department of, 1967

58

14

Correspondence Letter V, 1967

58

15

Correspondence Letter W, 1967

58

16

Water – Miscellaneous, 1967

58

17

Welfare Department, 1967

58

18

Welfare Department – Summer Employment, 1967

58

19

Correspondence Letters XYZ, 1967

58

20

Youth Opportunity Campaign, 1967

58

21

Youth in Government Program, 1967

58

22

Zoning, 1967

58

23

Appointments – May

59

1

Air Pollution – Interlake, 1967

59

2

Alcoholic Rehab – Old Appts., Pre-1966 (folder 1)

59

3

Alcoholic Rehab – Old Appts., Pre-1966 (folder 2)

59

4

Alcoholic Rehab – Old Appts., Pre-1966 (folder 3)

59

5

Alcoholic Rehab – Misc., Pre-1968

59

6

Auditor, Pre-1968

59

7

Beautification Program, Pre-1968

59

8

Building Code Committee, Pre-1968

59

9

Cablevision

59

10

Capital Improvements

59

11

Carland Beach

59

12

Charities Foundation

59

13

Charter Revision, Pre-1968 (folder 1)

59

14

Charter Revision, Pre-1968 (folder 2)

59

15

Charter Revision, Pre-1968 (folder 3)

59

16

Charter Revision, Pre-1968 (folder 4)

59

17

Charter Revision, Pre-1968 (folder 5)

59

18

Chase Park Legislation, Pre-1968

59

19

Chase Park Project, Pre-1968

59

20

Dorr-Detroit Task Force, Pre-1968

59

21

Civic Auditorium Study Committee

59

22

Civic Center Mall, Pre-1968

60

1

Civil Defense Advisory Committee (Potter, Pre-1968)

60

2

Community Improvement Corp.

60

3

Community Renewal, Pre-1967

60

4

County Commissioners, Pre-1968

60

5

Dance Hall Appeals, Pre-1968

60

6

Disalle Bridge (Potter)

60

7

Downtown Distributor, Pre-1968 (folder 1)

60

8

Downtown Distributor, Pre-1968 (folder 2)

60

9

Expressway System, Pre-1968

60

10

Fire Advisory Committee, Pre-1968

60

11

Fire Pension Board, Pre-1968

60

12

GNRP, Pre-1968

60

13

Gunckel Project, Pre-1968

60

14

Historical Sites, Pre-1968

60

15

Citizens Minority Housing Sub-Committee, Pre 1968

60

16

Invitations – Declined – Jan., Feb., March, 1968 (Mayor Ensign)

60

17

Invitations – Declined – April, May, June 1968 (Mayor Ensign)

60

18

Invitations – Declined – July, August, Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec., 1968

60

19

Ironville Project, Pre-1968

60

20

Johnson’s Island Mayor Potter

60

21

John F. Kennedy Committee (Mayor Potter)

60

22

Lagrange Street Committee (Mayor Potter)

60

23

Legislative Program Mayor Potter

60

24

Levis Square Mayor Potter

60

25

Litter – Anti Ordinance (Mayor Potter)

60

26

Lost Peninsula (Mayor Potter)

60

27

Lucas County Improvement Corp. (Mayor Potter)

60

28

Model Cities, 1966 (Mayor Potter)

60

29

Model Cities, 1967 (Mayor Potter)

60

30

Model Cities Reports (Mayor Potter)

61

1

Incinerator (folder 1)

61

2

Incinerator (folder 2)

61

3

Incinerator (folder 3)

61

4

Incinerator (folder 4)

61

5

Incinerator (folder 5)

61

6

Incinerator (folder 6)

61

7

Negro Employment Survey for the City of Toledo

61

8

Noise (Anti) Ordinances (Mayor Potter)

61

9

Old West End Barricade System

61

10

Old West End District Council (Mayor Potter)

61

11

Old West End Misc. (Mayor Potter)

61

12

Old West End Recreation (Mayor Potter)

61

13

Parking (Mayor Potter)

61

14

Plan Commission – Old Apartments & Misc Items

61

15

Police Pension Committee, Pre-1968 Mayor Potter

61

16

Publicity & Efficiency – Old Appts.

61

17

Recreation Committee – Old Appts. & Miscellaneous Material

61

18

Recreation Program – Use of Parking Lots for Playground Area

61

19

Research & Development Committee Mayor Potter

61

20

Riverview Area Citizens Urban Renewal Committee (Mayor Potter)

61

21

Riverview Awards Board Committee (Mayor Potter)

61

22

Riverview, 1966 – 1967 (Mayor Potter)

61

23

Riverview, 1965

62

1

Riverview, 1963

62

2

Riverview, 1964

62

3

Riverview Urban Renewal Project

62

4

Riverview Urban Renewal Project Land Disposition Documents

62

5

Riverview Press Releases (Mayor Potter)

62

6

School Safety Coordinating Committee (Mayor Potter)

62

7

Scooters –  Mayor Potter

62

8

Sewers Mayor Potter

62

9

Sinking Fund Commission – Old Appts., Pre-1965

62

10

Swan Creek Park, Pre-1968

62

11

Swimming Pool Ordinance (Mayor Potter)

62

12

Swimming Pool Study  (Mayor Potter)

62

13

Toledo Arts Commission – Old Appts.

62

14

Toledo Arts Commission

62

15

Toledo Board of Health Appts.

62

16

Toledo Boxing Commission – Old Appts.

62

17

Toledo Labor Management Citizens Committee – Old Appts.

62

18

Toledo Lucas County Port Authority – Old Appts.

62

19

Toledo Metropolitan Job Council

62

20

Toledo Metropolitan Housing Authority

63

1

40th Annual American Municipal Congress, 1963

63

2

Annual Budget, 1964

63

3

Annual Budget, 1965 – Proposed

63

4

Annual Budget, 1966

63

5

Annual Budget, 1966 – Proposed

63

6

Annual Budget, 1967 – Proposed

63

7

Auditor’s Financial Report, 1965

63

8

Beautification Program

63

9

City of Toledo – Capital Improvements, 1966-1970

63

10

Division of Harbor and Bridges Annual Report, 1966

63

11

Economic Opportunity Program Evaluation

63

12

Election Material, 1965

63

13

Organization Charts of City of Toledo, 1963

63

14

Preliminary Budget for the City, 1962

63

15

Toledo Peace Board

63

16

Toledo’s Health – Annual Summary, 1966

63

17

United States Conference of Mayors, 30th Annual Conference

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 3: TOLEDO LUCAS COUNTY PLAN COMMISSION – STAFF REPORTS & MEETING MINUTES

25

1

Jan 11th & 25th; Feb 8th, 1962

25

2

Feb 15th & 23rd; Mar 8th, 1962

25

3

Feb 15th & 23rd; Mar 8th, 1962

25

4

April 19th; May 3rd & 17th, 1962

25

5

May 31st; June 14th & 28th, 1962

25

6

Jul 12th & 26th; Aug 9th, 1962

25

7

Aug 23rd; Sep 6th, 10th, 20th, & 27th; Oct 11th, 1962

25

8

Oct 25th; Nov 8th & 29th, 1962

25

9

Dec 13th, 1962; Jan 3rd & 17th, 1963

25

10

Jan 24th & 31st; Feb 7th & 14th, 1963

25

11

Feb 28th; Mar 14th, 19th, 21st, & 28th, 1963

25

12

April 1st, 10th, 11th, 15th, & 25th; May 9th & 23rd, 1963

25

13

Zone Maps, 1963

25

14

Jun 6th & 20th; Jul 3rd, 1963

25

15

Jul 18th; Aug 1st & 8th, 1963

25

16

Aug 15th; 22nd; & 29th, 1963

25

17

Sep 12th, 16th, & 27th; Oct 3rd, 1963

25

18

Oct 10th, 17th, & 24th; Nov 7th, 1963

25

19

Nov 21st; Dec 5th & 19th, 1963

26

1

Jan 9th & 16th, 1964

26

2

Jan 23rd & Feb 6th, 1964

26

3

Feb 20th & Mar 5th, 1964

26

4

Mar 19th & April 2nd, 1964

26

5

April 16th & 30th, 1964

26

6

May 14th & 28th, 1964

26

7

A study of Motel – Apartments May 28th, 1964

26

8

June 11th & 25th, 1964

26

9

July 9th & 23rd, 1964

26

10

Aug 6th & 20th; Sep 3rd & 17th, 1964

26

11

Oct 1st, 15th, & 29th; Nov 12, 1964

26

12

Dec 3rd & 17th, 1964; Jan 7th, 1965

26

13

Jan 21st; February 4th & 18th, 1965

26

14

Mar 4th & 18th; April 1st, 1965

26

15

April 15th & 29th; May 13th & 27th, 1965

26

16

June 10th & 24th; July 8th & 22nd, 1965

26

17

Aug 5th & 19th; Sep 2nd, 1965

26

18

Sep 16th & 30th; Oct 14th, 1965

26

19

Oct 28th & Nov 18th, 1965

26

20

Dec 2nd; 16th; & 30th, 1965

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 4: THE TOLEDO CITY JOURNAL

84

17

April 24, 1943; May 20, 1944; December 10, 1949; June 23 and September 1 & 8, 1951; April 23 and November 5, 1960; May 6, 1961

45

1

January 25, 1947; April 16, 1949; May 21, 1960

45

2

January 14, 1961 – March 25, 1961

45

3

April 1, 1961 – August 12, 1961

45

4

January 6, 1962 – May 12, 1962

45

5

May 19, 1962 – October 6, 1962

45

6

October 13, 1962 – March 16, 1963

45

7

March 23, 1963 – July 27, 1963

45

8

August 3, 1963 – October 26, 1963

45

9

November 2, 1963 – December 28, 1963; January 2, 1965

84

18

January 4, 1964 – April 25, 1964  

84

19

May 2, 1964 – August 29, 1964

84

20

September 5, 1964 – December 26, 1964

45

10

January 9, 1965 – May 1, 1965

45

11

May 8, 1965 – August 14, 1965

45

12

August 28, 1965 – October 30, 1965

45

13

November 6, 1965 – December 25, 1965

46

1

January – March, 1966

46

2

April – June, 1966

46

3

July – September, 1966

46

4

October – December, 1966

46

5

January – June, 1967

46

6

July-December, 1967

46

7

Toledo Municipal Code – Chapter X – Building Code

46

8

Congressional Record, Washington, July 20, 1965

46

9

Law Enforcement, 1965

46

10

State of Ohio Official Roster, Federal, State, County Officers

46

11

Traffic Quarterly January, 1965

46

12

The Budget in Brief Fiscal Year, 1965

46

13

Sewerage System First Mortgage Revenue Bonds, Third Series, 1964

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 5: SPEECHES AND MISCELLANEOUS  MATERIALS

64

1

1962

64

2

1963

64

3

1964

64

4

1965

64

5

1966

64

6

1967

64

7

Speeches Regarding Athletics

64

8

Speeches to Chamber of Commerce

64

9

Speeches to City Council

64

10

Speeches to Civic Organizations

64

11

Commencement Speeches

64

12

Speeches to Conferences and Conventions

64

13

Correspondence Regarding Speeches

64

14

Dedications

64

15

Speeches on Development

64

16

Fiberglass Tower Groundbreaking

64

17

General Speeches

64

18

Non-Potter Speeches (Used as Background)

64

19

Speeches to the Ohio Municipal League

64

20

Speeches on Pollution and Pollution Control

64

21

Radio Speeches

64

22

Speeches to Religious Organizations

64

23

Speeches to Schools

64

24

Speeches to the Boy and Girl Scouts

64

25

Speeches Regarding the Sister City

64

26

Statistics for Speeches

64

27

Speeches to the Toledo Area Development Council

64

28

Speeches to the Toledo Bar Association

64

29

Speeches Regarding 1965 Tornado

64

30

Certificates of Nomination and Election

64

31

Election Correspondence

64

32

Photographs

64

33

Whitehouse Briefing for Mayors

64

34

Other John Potter Materials

64

35

Development Publications

84

14

People-to-People News, 1962

64

36

Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce Publications

64

37

Toledo Business News

64

38

Other Toledo Publications

RECORD GROUP VII: WILLIAM ENSIGN (1963-1971)

Biographical Sketch

William J. Ensign was born on June 21, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio.  In 1940, he graduated from East High School.  Two years later, he joined the United States Marine Corps, serving in the 3rd Division and 3rd Amphibious Corps while stationed in China and Guam.  In 1946, he was released from the Marines and attended Eastern Illinois State University.  He later attended the University of Notre Dame, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and a master’s degree in Correctional Administration.  He moved to Toledo in 1951, taking a job as a probation officer.    He served in this capacity for nine years before becoming First Administrator of the Ohio Pardon and Parole Commission in Columbus.  From 1963 to 1967, he was head of the Lucas County Welfare Department.  In 1967, he was elected mayor of Toledo, defeating incumbent John Potter, who had held the office since 1961.  He ran for re-election in 1969 and won by a landslide. 

While in office, Ensign displayed a strong commitment to the community as a whole, and felt the need to communicate closely with Toledo’s citizens.  To interact with his constituents, Ensign spoke every week on WCWA’s FM 104.7 “Ask the Mayor” radio show.   Some of the important programs he supported during his term of office included the Model City Program, for which Toledo was chosen as one of only sixty-three cities across the U.S.; recreation, which included the addition of many community swimming pools, parks and the Ottawa Park Ice Rink; and neighborhood improvement through the Neighborhood Development Program.  Legislative issues being considered while Ensign held the mayoral office concerned West Toledo storm sewers, jaywalking, burlesque, gun control, and pollution.  However, his last few months in office were marked by financial troubles, including threatened layoffs of city workers.  He resigned in 1971 after being named as director of the Ohio Youth Commission.  In 1974, he transferred to the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.  The following year, he served as Director of the Criminal Justice program at Ohio Dominican University, where he remained for the next 30 years.

William Ensign died August 8, 2011. 

Scope and Content Note

The material in this collection consists primarily of the files from various city departments, institutions, and programs that Ensign oversaw during his time in office.  There are proposed zoning change reports, constituent correspondence, computer printouts from Toledo Police Divisions, annual reports, model city plans, various legislation documents, and telegrams.  Many of the topics coincide from box to box, but represent different years.  The arrangement of the folder list places all topics alphabetically, although files may appear in different boxes.

Box

Folder

Item

 

 

SERIES 1: INTEROFFICE/ORGANIZATIONAL FILES

65

1

Advisory Committee on Alcoholic Rehabilitation, 1966-70

65

2

Airport Commission, 1965-67

65

3

Alcoholic Rehabilitation Advisory Committee & Miscellaneous, 1968-69

65

4

Ambulance Ordinance and Board of Review, 1971

65

5

Auditor, 1966-71

65

6

Aviation Division, 1970

65

7

Board of Community Relations, December 1967

65

8

Board of Community Relations, Jan.-June 1968

65

9

Board of Community Relations, July-Dec. 1968

65

10

Board of Community Relations – Miscellaneous, 1969

65

11

Board of Community Relations, Pre-1967

65

12

Charter Revision Committee (Appts. since 1964), 1963-65

65

13

Chase Park Advisory Committee and Misc. Material, 1963-68

65

14

Citizen Committee on Crime Control, 1968-71

65

15

Citizens’ Advisory Board – Youth Opportunity Council, 1967-69

65

16

Citizens’ Advisory Board – Youth Opportunity Council, 1968

65

17

Citizens’ Advisory Recreation Commission (CARC), 1966-67

65

18

City Manager, 1971

65

19

City Manager William J. Gross, 1968

65

20

City Plan Commission, 1968

65

21

Civil Service Commission Appointments, 1964-70

65

22

Commission for Community Development, 1963-69

65

23

Community Relations, Board of – Miscellaneous, 1963-70

65

24

Complaints, 1970-71

65

25

Compliments and Commendations +[positive], 1967-68

65

26

Conventions-Letters of Welcome, 1968

65

27

Council Committees, 1966-68

65

28

Council of Governments, 1968

65

29

Council of Governments, 1969

65

30

Council Committees, 1969-70

65

31

Council of Governments, 1964-70

65

32

Department for Public Safety, 1970-71

66

1

Dorr-Detroit Businessmen, 1969

66

2

East Toledo Conservation Center, 1969

66

3

Engineering, 1969-70

66

4

Engineering, 1971

66

5

Fire Advisory Committee, 1967

66

6

Fire Department, 1968-69

66

7

Fire Department, 1970

66

8

Greater Toledo Municipal League, 1968

66

9

Health Department, 1967-69

66

10

Health Department, 1969-70

66

11

Health Department, 1970-71

66

12

HUD, 1968

66

13

HUD, 1969

66

14

Labor Relations, 1967-70

66

15

League of Women Voters, 1968-69

66

16

Lucas County Welfare, 1967-68

66

17

Mayor Special Letters, 1968

66

18

Mayors Association, 1965-68

66

19

Miscannon (William Albert Miscannon Fund), 1970

66

20

Miscellaneous, 1968-69

66

21

Model Neighborhood Resident Association (MNRA), 1968-69

66

22

Model Neighborhood Development Program (MNRA), 1969

66

23

National Alliance of Businessmen (Jobs), 1968

66

24

National League of Cities - Committee Appointments, 1968-69

66

25

Neighborhood Development Program (NDP), 1968-69

66

26

Neighborhood Improvement Foundation of Toledo Inc. (NIFTI), 1968-69

66

27

North Toledo Conservation Center, 1969

66

28

Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), 1967-69

66

29

P & E Commission, 1969

66

30

Pending Legislation, 1969-70 (folder 1)

66

31

Pending Legislation, 1969-70 (folder 2)

66

32

Personnel, 1963-70

67

1

Police, 1967-68

67

2

Police, 1968-70

67

3

Police, 1970

67

4

Police (Jan. - March), 1969

67

5

Police (April - June), 1969

67

6

Police (July - Sept.), 1969

67

7

Police (Oct. - Dec.), 1969

67

8

Police Chief, 1970-71

67

9

Police - Fire Pension Fund, 1967

67

10

Police - Fire Pension Fund, 1968-69

67

11

Press News, 1968-69

67

12

Press Releases, 1968

67

13

Press Releases, 1968-70

67

14

Proclamations (January 1968)

67

15

Proclamations (February 1968)

67

16

Proclamations (March 1968)

67

17

Proclamations (April 1968)

67

18

Proclamations (May 1968)

67

19

Proclamations (June-Sept. 1968)

67

20

Proclamations (October 1968)

67

21

Proclamations (Nov.-Dec. 1968)

67

22

Proclamations, 1969

67

23

Publicity and Efficiency Commission & Misc., 1966-69

67

24

Public Relations, 1968-69

67

25

Public Utilities, 1963-1971

67

26

Public Utilities, 1969

67

27

Recreation, 1968

67

28

Roosevelt District Council, 1964-67

67

29

Sanitary Sewer Extension Committee, 1965

68

1

Sinking Fund Commission, 1965-67

68

2

South Toledo Conservation Center, 1969

68

3

Special Reports, 1967-68

68

4

Street Division, 1968-69

68

5

Taxation – Treasury, 1968-70

68

6

Telegrams, 1968

68

7

Telegrams, 1969

68

8

Toledo Amateur Basketball Commission, 1965-67

68

9

Toledo Area Development Corp., 1964-69

68

10

Toledo Arts Commission, 1965-75

68

11

Toledo Board of Education, 1967-69

68

12

Toledo Board of Health Appointments, 1965-66

68

13

Toledo Boxing Commission, 1965-67

68

14

Toledo Job Council, 1968

68

15

Toledo Labor-Management Citizens Committee, 1966-67

68

16

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, 1965-67

68

17

Toledo-Lucas County Safety Council, 1968

68

18

Toledo Metropolitan Housing Authority, 1964-68

68

19

Toledo Metropolitan Housing Authority (TMHA), 1968-70

68

20

Toledo Opera Association, 1965-67

68

21

Toledo University, 1968-69

68

22

Toledo’s Old Town Community Organization (TOTCO), 1968

68

23

Traffic Engineering, 1965-69

68

24

Transit Control Board, 1965-68

68

25

Transportation, 1968

68

26

Travel & Telegrams, 1970

68

27

Urban Coalition, 1967

68

28

Urban Coalition, 1968

68

29

U.S. Conference of Mayors, 1966-68

68

30

Warren-Sherman Neighborhood Council, 1968

68

31

Water, 1966-69

68

32

Welfare – V. Smith’s Office, 1967-69

68

33

Youth Opportunity Council, 1968-69

68

34

Zoning, 1968

68

35

Zoning – Appeals Board, 1965-68

68

36

Zoning – Miscellaneous, 1969-71

68

37

Zoo – Board of Managers, 1966-67

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 2: SUBJECT FILES

68

38

Airport, 1968-69

68

39

Annexation, 1969-70

68

40

Burlesque Legislation, 1967-68

68

41

Capital Improvements, 1967-68

68

42

Carland Beach, 1968

69

1

CATV, 1969

69

2

City-County Water Lines, 1967-68

69

3

City Manager – Applications, 1971

69

4

Civil Service 1968-1970

69

5

Civil Service – Employment, 1968-71

69

6

Community Development, 1969-70

69

7

Community Relations – Appointments, 1969-70

69

8

Community Traction, 1968-69

69

9

Crime, 1967-68

69

10

Crime, 1969

69

11

Dance Hall Appeals, 1969

69

12

Data Processing, 1966-68

69

13

Democrats, 1968

69

14

Demolition, 1969

69

15

Dorr-Detroit Recreation, 1967-69

69

16

Dorr-Detroit Recreation, 1969-70

69

17

Election, 1965-1970

69

18

Engineering, 1968-69

69

19

Engineering – Sidewalks, 1968-69

69

20

Engineering – Street Lighting, 1968-69

69

21

Expressway, 1968-69

69

22

Federal Aid to Local Government, 1969

69

23

Finance, 1967-69

69

24

Flooding, 1967-69

69

25

General Neighborhood Renewal Plan (GNRP), 1968

69

26

Gun Control Issue, 1968 (folder 1)

69

27

Gun Control Issue, 1968 (folder 2)

69

28

Gun Control Issue, 1968 (folder 3)

69

29

Gun Control – Letters Favoring, 1968 (folder 1)

69

30

Gun Control – Letters Favoring, 1968 (folder 2)

69

31

Gun Control – Letters Opposed to, 1968 (folder 1)

70

1

Gun Control – Letters Opposed to, 1968 (folder 2)

70

2

Gun Control – Letters Opposed to, 1968 (folder 3)

70

3

Gun Control – Postcards Favoring, 1968

70

4

Gun Control – Postcards Opposed to, 1968

70

5

Housing, 1970-71 (folder 1)

70

6

Housing, 1970-71 (folder 2)

70

7

Housing Opportunity for People (H.O.P.E.), 1968

70

8

Housing – Task Force, 1968

70

9

Ironville Project, 1966-67

70

10

Jaywalking Legislation, 1967-68

70

11

Labor Relations-Unions, 1971

70

12

Levis Square, 1967-68

70

13

Manpower – Camps, 1970-71

70

14

Miscellaneous, 1970

70

15

Model Cities, 1969-70

70

16

Model Cities Correspondence, 1968-69

70

17

Model Cities Program, 1967-68

70

18

Model Cities Program, 1968 (folder 1)

70

19

Model Cities Program, 1968 (folder 2)

71

1

Model Cities – Reports, 1967-70

71

2

Model Cities Reports, 1968-69

71

3

Negotiations, 1969-70

71

4

Neighborhood Development Plan (NDP), 1968

71

5

Newspapers – World Tribune 10/1971 and 11/1971

71

6

Old West End Barricade, 1968-69

71

7

Old West End – Miscellaneous, 1968

71

8

Old West End – Recreation, 1968

71

9

Parking, 1968

71

10

Phillips 66, 1967-68

71

11

Phillips 66, 1968

71

12

Police Aide Program, 1970

71

13

Police and Fire Pension, 1969

71

14

Police Human Relations, 1968-70

71

15

Pollution, 1968 (1967-68)

71

16

Pollution Control Board, 1968-69

71

17

Pollution (Jan. - July), 1969

71

18

Pollution (Aug. - Dec.), 1969

71

19

Pollution, 1969-70

71

20

Pollution Control, 1971

71

21

Port Lawrence Area Study, 1967-68

71

22

Public Information and Industrial Promotion, 1965-70

71

23

Railroads, 1967-69

71

24

Recreation (Jan.-Mar. 1969)

71

25

Recreation (April-Oct. 1969)

71

26

Recreation, 1970

71

27

Recreation Commitment Appointments, 1967-70

71

28

Refuse, 1969

71

29

Riots (July 1967-May 1969)

72

1

Riots (Dec. 1967-April 1968)

72

2

Riots (April-Aug. 1968)

72

3

Riverview I, 1968

72

4

Safe Schools Law, 1968-70

72

5

Safety, 1967-69

72

6

Safety Building, 1967-69

72

7

Sewage Disposal, Ditches, 1968-69

72

8

Sewers, 1968-69

72

9

Sewers, 1969-70

72

10

Solid Waste Disposal, 1967-70

72

11

Squaire, Clarence Fund, 1969-70

72

12

State Legislation, 1968-69

72

13

Street Division, 1971-72

72

14

Strikers, 1968-69

72

15

Taxation Measures, 1967-69

72

16

Traffic Engineering, 1969-70

72

17

Traffic Engineering, 1970-71

72

18

Travel, 1967-69

72

19

Travel, 1969-71

72

20

Unions, 1967

72

21

Urban Renewal, 1965-71

72

22

Urban Renewal – Advisory Committee, 1965-67

72

23

Urban Renewal – Correspondence, 1967-68

72

24

Urban Renewal – General, 1967-68 

72

25

Vistula Meadows, 1968-69

72

26

Welcome Wagon, 1967

72

27

West Toledo Storm Sewer Legislation, 1968

72

28

Youth Government Day, 1967-69

73

1

Toledo Police Division Crime Frequency Analysis – Special Report for Month of October, 1971

73

2

Toledo Police Division Crime Frequency Analysis – Special Report for 10/13/71 to 10/20/71

73

3

Toledo Police Division Crime Frequency Analysis – Special Report for 10/20/71 to 10/27/71 

73

4

Toledo Police Division Crime Frequency Analysis – Special Report for 10/27/71 to 11/03/71

73

5

Toledo Police Division Crime Frequency Analysis – Special Report for Month of November, 1971

73

6

Toledo Police Division Crime Frequency Analysis – Special Report for 11/03/71 to 11/10/71

73

7

Toledo Police Division Crime Frequency Analysis – Special Report for 11/10/71 to 11/17/71

73

8

Toledo Police Division Crime Frequency Analysis – Special Report for 11/17/71 to 11/24/71

73

9

Toledo Police Division Crime Frequency Analysis – Special Report for 11/24/71 to 12/01/71

73

10

Toledo Police Division Crime Frequency Analysis – Special Report for 12/01/71 to 12/08/71 (folder 1)

73

11

Toledo Police Division Crime Frequency Analysis – Special Report for 12/01/71 to 12/08/71 (folder 2)

73

12

Toledo Police Division Crime Frequency Analysis – Special Report for 12/01/71 to 12/15/71

RECORD GROUP VIII: HARRY KESSLER (1963-1975)

Biographical Sketch

A Toledo native, Harry W. Kessler was a Democratic politician who served as Toledo mayor from 1971 until 1977.  He was born on August 15, 1927 to Harry and Mabel Kessler.  After attending Greenbrier Military School in Louisburg, West Virginia between 1941 and 1945, he served in the U.S. Navy until 1947.  It was also at this time that Kessler attended Ohio State University.  He married Mary Lou Via on April 5, 1947 and together they had four children. In 1962, he attended the University of Toledo, continuing his studies in history and political science.  In 1965, Kessler became a certified real estate agent, as well as helped with his father’s harbor supply company.

Kessler’s political career began as a Toledo city councilman in 1965.  In 1969, the Council elected him as vice mayor, and when mayor William Ensign resigned in 1971, Kessler took over the post, and was re-elected for three consecutive two-year terms.  In addition to his position as Toledo mayor, Harry Kessler served as chairman on a variety of committees, including TMACOG, Criminal Justice Planning Council of Northwestern Ohio, Community Planning Council, Channel 30, Regional Planning Unit, Federal Affairs of Ohio Municipal league, and U.S. Conference of Mayors.  His notable contributions as mayor were the founding of the Citizen Committee for Effective Government and the initiation of plans to revitalize downtown Toledo. 

Harry Kessler died in 2007. 

Scope & Content Note

The material in this collection consists mostly of files for the various city departments, institutions, and programs that Mr. Kessler was overseeing during his time in office, 1966-1977.  It is divided into four series.  Series 1: Boards, Committees, and Councils document the activities of the numerous groups that formed to coordinate all aspects of Toledo City living, including Toledo Express Airport plans; League of Women Voters; and revenue sharing.  Series 2: City Agencies and Departments focuses on the more permanent divisions that run the city, such as Engineering, the Fire Division, and the Health Department.  Series 3: Events and Programs, describe the miscellaneous projects undertaken during Mr. Kessler’s time in office, such as the Model Cities program, and some of the events that took place at the time, including the Drum and Bugle Corp Championship.  The final series, Series 4: General and Miscellaneous Files, include additional materials relevant to Harry Kessler, from gun legislation to travel expense reports, as well as general correspondence. 

Each series is arranged alphabetically, then chronologically within the alpha arrangement.  Where appropriate, files pertaining to similar topics are stored together.

Box

Folder

Item

 

 

SERIES 1: BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COUNCILS

74

1

Airport Commission and Miscellaneous, 1971-1973

74

2

Airport Correspondence, 1968-1970

74

3

Airport (Limo-Cab), consumer complaint, 1968

74

4

Airport (non-Toledo) Authority reports, 1960-1965

74

5

Airport, Toledo Express, 1971-1972

74

6

Airport, Toledo Express (blue prints), 1966

74

7

Airport, Toledo Express (future requirements), 1966-1968

74

8

Airport, Toledo Express (master plan), 1970

74

9

Alcoholic Rehab Committee, 1971-1974

74

10

Aviation Authority Committee, 1967-1970

74

11

Aviation Authority Committee, 1967-1970

74

12

BCR – Board of Community Relations, 1970

74

13

BCR and Youth Advisory Committee, 1973-1974

74

14

BCR (Miscellaneous), 1971-1972

74

15

BCR (Police-Fire Relations Committee), 1971-1972

74

16

City Council and Committees, 1973-1975

74

17

COG – Councils of Governments in Ohio (publication of Ohio Department of Urban Affairs), 1968

74

18

District Councils, 1972-1974

74

19

Electronic Data Processing, committee report, 1970

74

20

Expressways, 1970

74

21

Guard Rails, 1968

74

22

Harbor and Bridges, 1968-1972

74

23

Labor-Management-Citizens Committee (Toledo), 1970-1972

74

24

Labor-Management-Citizens Committee (Toledo), 1972-1974

74

25

Landfills, 1970

74

26

League of Women Voters, 1971

74

27

National League of Cities, 1971

74

28

National League of Cities, 1974

74

29

OEO – Economic Opportunity Planning Association, 1970

74

30

Old West End District Council, 1969-1971

74

31

Pollution Control Appeals Board, 1970

74

32

Railroads, 1970-1972

74

33

Railroads, 1973-1974

74

34

Revenue Sharing, Committee on Priorities, 1972-1973

74

35

Revenue Sharing, Priorities for, 1972-1973 (folder 1)

75

1

Revenue Sharing, Priorities for, 1972-1973 (folder 2)

75

2

Revenue Sharing, Priorities for, 1972-1973 (folder 3)

75

3

Revenue Sharing, Priorities for, 1972-1973 (folder 4)

75

4

Revenue Sharing, Priorities for, 1972-1973 (folder 5)

75

5

Revenue Sharing, Priorities for, 1972-1973 (folder 6)

75

6

Sanitary Sewer Extension Committee, 1965, 1968

75

7

School Safety Coordinating Committee, 1963, 1965-1968

75

8

Storm Drainage Committee, 1969-1970

75

9

TARTA – Toledo Area Transit Authority Board, 1969-1971

75

10

TGRA – Toledo Government Research Association, 1969-1972

75

11

TMACOG – Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (law enforcement), 1970

75

12

TMACOG (miscellaneous), 1971

75

13

TMACOG (miscellaneous), 1974-1975

75

14

TMACOG (organizational notes), 1968-1970

75

15

TMACOG (regional housing plan), 1970

75

16

TMACOG (road improvements), 1970

75

17

TMACOG (solid waste management plan), 1970

75

18

TMACOG (utilities in southern Wood County), 1970

75

19

Toledo Board of Education, 1974

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 2: CITY AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS

75

20

Arts Commission (Toledo), 1974

75

21

Civil Service Commission, 1968-1974

75

22

Civil Service Commission (employment), 1972

75

23

Civil Service Commission (miscellaneous), 1971-1972

75

24

Consulting Services (consumer affairs), 1971

75

25

Engineering, 1972

75

26

Engineering, 1973

75

27

Finance, 1970

75

28

Finance – Treasury – Taxation, 1968-1972

76

1

Fire Division, 1974-1975

76

2

Fire Division, 1974-1975

76

3

Health Department, 1969-1970

76

4

Housing, 1968, 1970-1971

76

5

Housing Code, 1974

76

6

HUD – Housing and Urban Development, 1974

76

7

Law Department, 1970

76

8

Law Department, 1970-1973

76

9

Law Department, 1970-1973

76

10

Lucas County Port Authority, 1968-1973

76

11

Management Services, 1970-1971

76

12

Ohio Water Development Authority, 1968-1969

76

13

Parks and Recreation, 1971-1972

76

14

Parks and Recreation, 1974

76

15

Personnel and Labor Relations Office, 1974

76

16

Plan Commission, 1968-1969

76

17

Plan Commission and Miscellaneous, 1968-1974

76

18

Police and Fire Pension Fund Disability, 1971

76

19

Police (Chief Duck), 1971-1972

76

20

Police Chief, 1975

76

21

Public Information and Industrial Development, 1973-1974

76

22

Public Information, Director of, 1971

76

23

Public Safety, 1972

76

24

Public Utilities, 1971-1972

76

25

Public Welfare, 1972

76

26

Publicity and Efficiency Commission, 1969-1975

76

27

Recreation, 1971

76

28

Regional Planning Unit, 1972 (folder 1)

76

29

Regional Planning Unit, 1972 (folder 2)

76

30

Regional Planning Unit, 1972-1973

76

31

Regional Planning Unit, 1973

77

1

Service Director, 1971-1972

77

2

Service Director, 1973

77

3

Solid Waste, 1970-1973 (folder 1)

77

4

Solid Waste, 1970-1973 (folder 2)

77

5

Solid Waste, 1973-1975 (folder 1)

77

6

Solid Waste, 1973-1975 (folder 2)                            

77

7

Street Department, 1972

77

8

Toledo Convention Bureau, 1971

77

9

Toledo Metropolitan Housing Authority, 1969-1974

77

10

Traffic Engineering, 1972

77

11

Urban Renewal Agency, 1971-1972

77

12

Urban Renewal Agency (Jesuits), 1972

77

13

Urban Renewal Agency (Jesuits), 1972

77

14

Urban Renewal Agency (Washington area project), 1968-1970

77

15

Youth Coordinator, 1969-1971

77

16

Youth Coordinator, 1969-1971

77

17

Zoning, 1968, 1974-1975

77

18

Zoning, 1971

77

19

Zoning, 1975

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 3: EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

77

20

Community Development, 1974-1975

77

21

Community Development, 1974-1975

78

1

Community Development (articles and correspondence), 1972-1975

78

2

Community Development (Dean Bailey), 1974

78

3

Conference on Cities, 1971

78

4

Conference on Cities, 1971

78

5

Drum and Bugle Corp Championship (non-Toledo), 1970-1972

78

6

Drum and Bugle Corp Championship (Toledo), 1973

78

7

Hydroplane Races, 1973

78

8

Industrial Development, 1968-1969

78

9

Interstate Program, 1967

78

10

Legislative Program, 1970

78

11

Model Cities, 1968, 1970

78

12

Model Cities, 1971

78

13

Model Cities Policy Committee, 1970-1974

78

14

NDP – Neighborhood Development Program, 1970-1971

78

15

Open Space (Citizens to Save Open Space in Ohio), 1971

78

16

Open Space (Citizens to Save Open Space in Ohio), 1973

78

17

Thank-You Letters (summer work program), n.d.

78

18

Toledo, Spain, 1967-1971

78

19

Toledo, Spain, 1972-1973

78

20

U.S. Conference of Mayors, 1973-1974

78

21

Williamsburg Yacht Project

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES 4: GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS FILES

78

22

Bowman Park Pool, 1969-1971

78

23

Byrne-Hill Property (Toledo owned), 1967-1968

78

24

City-Owned Property (Toledo), 1965

78

25

Conservation Centers (Toledo), 1969-1971

78

26

Correspondence (incoming and outgoing), 1969-1971

78

27

Correspondence (outgoing), 1969-1970

78

28

Correspondence (outgoing), 1970-1971

78

29

Flooding, 1970

78

30

Gun Legislation, 1968, 1970

78

31

Inspection, 1968

78

32

Invitations (accepted), 1969-1971

79

1

Invitations (declined), 1970

79

2

Maumee Valley Hospital, 1970

79

3

Miscellaneous, 1970-1971

79

4

News Releases, 1974

79

5

Old West End, 1967-1969

79

6

Personal and Special Letters, 1971

79

7

Point Place, 1968-1971

79

8

Press Releases, 1971

79

9

Purchase Requisitions, 1971-1973

79

10

Speech Material, 1970-1973

79

11

Speech Material, 1970-1973

79

12

Telegrams, 1971

79

13

Toledo University, various correspondence, 1971

79

14

Toledo University, various correspondence, 1972

79

15

Toledo University, various correspondence and reports, 1973-1974

79

16

Travel, expense reports, 1971

79

17

Travel, expense reports, 1972-1973

RECORD GROUP IX: DOUGLAS DeGOOD (1977-1982)       

Biographical Sketch

Douglas DeGood was born on May 4, 1947.  A native of Tiffin, Ohio, he moved to Toledo in 1956, where he graduated from Whitmer High School and the University of Toledo. He was program developer for the YMCA and also served on the county Board of Education.  He first ran for city council in 1973, finishing in 11th place.  Two years later, he was elected to council in a 5-2 vote.  When he was elected mayor in 1977 at age 30, he was the youngest big-city mayor in the nation. 

DeGood’s three terms included some of the darkest and brightest chapters in Toledo history.  Anemic city finances in the late 1970s led to labor problems, culminating in a strike of police and firefighters on July 1, 1979.  The walkout resulted in 2 days of chaos:  a TARTA bus driver was killed, another driver was robbed, and fires raged throughout the city.  The mayhem was so great in some parts of the city that DeGood collapsed from stress and spent 24 hours in the hospital. Ultimately, an agreement was reached with city labor unions.  In 1981, a 0.5 percent increase in the city income tax was rejected by voters, leading to layoffs of police and firemen and cutbacks in municipal services.  However, voters approved a 0.75 percent increase in the tax in June of 1982, following a campaign led by the mayor.

During his term, the riverfront SeaGate complex was built and the Portside Festival Marketplace was started -- both cornerstones of Toledo’s downtown development efforts. He was the first mayor to use the new $61 million Government Center -- a city-county-state office building.  In June 1983, after his endorsement by local Democrats, DeGood decided not to seek a fourth term, saying he lacked the drive for another campaign.

 

Scope and Content Note

The material in this collection consists mostly of files for the various city departments, institutions and programs that DeGood oversaw during his time in office. There are also subject files regarding industrial promotion, labor relations, police, Rivereast, correspondence, requisitions, and travel. The topics are arranged in alphabetical order. DeGood’s papers consist of numerous files:  various boards, community development, urban renewal, travel, pollution, labor relations and other areas of service in the City of Toledo. The topics themselves are arranged chronologically within each folder.

Box

Folder

Item

80

1

Advisory Board – Unique Center/Centro Unique, 1979-1980

80

2

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), 1976-77

80

3

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), 1978-79

80

4

Affirmative Action, 1976-78

80

5

Alcoholic Rehabilitation Advisory Committee, 1975-77

80

6

Appointments – Various Boards and Commissions, 1968-81

80

7

Arts Commission, 1977-78

80

8

Arts Commission, 1978-82

80

9

Auditor, 1977-78

80

10

Board of Community Relations, 1972-77

80

11

Board of Community Relations, 1979-82

80

12

Budget Material, 1971-76

80

13

Budget Material – Council Clerk, 1978-79

80

14

City Plan Commission, 1977-78

80

15

Committees – Defunct or Passé, 1976-81

80

16

Community Development, 1977-78

80

17

Community Development, 1979-81

80

18

Community Development – District Councils – Inactive, 1968-75

80

19

Community of Planning Council, 1972-77

80

20

Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), 1977-82

80

21

Correspondence, 1983

81

1

Council of Governments, 1976-79

81

2

Council – Old Pending Legislation, 1979

81

3

Defiance College, 1983

81

4

Finance – Taxation – Treasury, 1977-81

81

5

Fire Department, 1976-79

81

6

Greater Toledo Corporation 1979-1981

81

7

Health Department, 1978-79

81

8

Housing, 1978

81

9

Housing and Relocation, 1978-79

81

10

Housing and Urban Development, 1977-78

81

11

Housing and Urban Development, 1980-81

81

12

Human Resources, 1978-79

81

13

Industrial Promotion – Public Information, 1978-80

81

14

Labor Relations – Unions, 1977-78

81

15

Metro Toledo Consortium, 1978-79

81

16*

Miscellaneous

81

17

Natural Resources, 1978-79

81

18

Police, 1979

81

19

Police Department, 1980-81

81

20

Political Correspondence, 1980-83

81

21

Pollution Control, 1978-79

81

22

Press and News Releases, 1978-79

81

23

Raceway Park   

81

24

Regional Planning Unit, 1977-79

81

25

Rivereast, 1978-79

81

26

Speeches and Materials, 1977-79

81

27

Toledo Board of Education, 1978-81

81

28

Toledo Zoological Board

81

29

Travel, 1978-79

81

30

Travel, 1980-82

81

31

Utilities Department, 1978-79

81

32

Veterans Task Force Committee

*additional miscellaneous materials located in oversize cabinet, drawer 2

RECORD GROUP X: ROBERT SAVAGE (1967-1969)

Biographical Sketch

Robert C. Savage was born in Toledo, Ohio on December 25, 1937.  He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1955 and attended the University of Toledo, where he earned a B.B.A in Finance and Insurance.  In 1959, he co-founded Savage & Associates, a financial planning and insurance firm, with his brother, the late John F. Savage.

Robert Savage has a long history of leadership.  He began his political career at the University of Toledo by serving as president of seven campus organizations.  He supported the Democratic Party as Director of Lucas County Young Democrats and later as a member of the Lucas County Democratic Party.  He was nominated as both Toledo’s Outstanding Young Man Award in 1964 and National Outstanding Young Man Award in 1965 before being awarded the title for Toledo’s Outstanding Young Man in 1965.  He became the youngest man ever to hold an elected office when he became a member of city council in 1963 at age twenty-five.  He was re-elected to council in 1965 and 1967.  It was also in 1965 that he was awarded the Pacemaker of the Year Award by the UT College of Business.  In 1968, he was voted into the office on the Democratic ticket for the position of vice-mayor, which he held for one term.  He became a member of the University of Toledo Board of Trustees in 1985 and served in that capacity until 1996.

Scope and Content Note

The Robert Savage collection consists of 1.5 boxes; folders are arranged in alphabetical order by subject. The majority of Savage’s papers consist of correspondence with several organizations, businesses, and constituents, with the rest consisting of legislative bulletins, newsletters, and congressional reports.  The subject matter greatly concerns Model Cities, the Ohio Municipal League, pollution, sewer assessment, urban renewal, welfare, and burlesque.  

Box

Folder

Item

82

1

Burlesque,  1968

82

2

Business Correspondence,  1969

82

3

Charter Amendment,  1969

82

4

City Manager,  1968-69

82

5

Civil Service,  1968-69

82

6

Congratulatory Letters,  1967

82

7

Congressional Reports,  1969

82

8

Correspondence (Jan.-March),  1968

82

9

Correspondence (April-Dec.),  1968

82

10

Correspondence, 1969 (folder 1)

82

11

Correspondence, 1969 (folder 2)

82

12

Finance,  1969

82

13

Gun Control,  1968-69

82

14

Health,  1968-69

82

15

Housing,  1968-69

82

16

Invitations – Accepted, 1968-69

82

17

Invitations – Declined, 1967-69

82

18

Law Department, 1968-69

82

19

Meeting Minutes/Telegrams, 1969

82

20

Miscellaneous, 1967-69

83

1

Model Cities, 1968-69

83

2

Newsletters/Pamphlets, 1968-69

83

3

Ohio Municipal League, 1969

83

4

Personal File, 1969

83

5

Pollution, 1968-69

83

6

Safety Department, 1968-69

83

7

Service Department, 1968-69

83

8

Sewer Assessment (Protest Letters), 1967-68

83

9

Urban Renewal, 1967-69

83

10

Utilities, 1968

83

11

Welfare Department, 1968-69 (folder 1)

83

12

Welfare Department, 1968-69 (folder 2)

83

13

Zoning, 1968-69

 

RECORD GROUP XI: MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS

Box

Folder

Item

84

2

Census Reports, 1961

84

3

Cities and Villages, 1953-1962

84

4

Congressional Committee Reports, 1961-1963

84

5

Congressional Committee Reports, 1963-1964

84

6

Congressional Committee Reports, 1964

84

8

Finance – Budget, 1958

84

9

Finance – Budget, 1959

84

12

House Bill 2125: Federal Civil Defense, January 7, 1957

84

13

Ohio Municipal League Legislative Bulletin, 1952-1953

84

15

Personnel Director Office, 1962

84

16

Recommended 1963-67 Capital Improvements Program, 1962

84

21

Toledo City School District Financial Report, 1960

84

23

Toledo’s Health Quarterly Report, 1959

84

24

U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C., 1950-1961

84

25

U.S. Municipal Finance Newsletter, 1961-1962

84

26

U.S. Municipal News, 1950-1962

Last Updated: 1/29/13