The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

 

Finding Aid

 

Association of Two Toledos Collection, 1609-2002

MSS-071

Size: 30 feet

Provenance: Association of Two Toledos

Access: open

Collection Summary: Organization created to promote cultural exchange between sister cities of Toledo, Ohio and Toledo, Spain, (1931-2002)
Collection includes scant proceedings (1974) and correspondence (1934-1944, scattered). Scrapbooks and scrapbook materials document early activities of the organization, first named Committee on Relations with Toledo, Spain. Scrapbooks incorporate photographs, newspaper clippings (in English and Spanish), and other materials on delegations sent to Spain to initiate cultural exchange (1934-1937) and miscellaneous Committee activities (1962-1971). The collection also includes maps (1976, 1930); certificates and awards (1934-1963); pamphlets, programs, and brochures (1930s); English-, Spanish-, and French-language periodicals; graphic arts; artifacts; and 54 books (1674-1977, primarily Spanish).

 

Subjects: Civic Interests, Ethnic Culture, Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre, Social Life and Customs, and Travel

 

Related Collections:  Carl and Jacqueline Zerner and Family Association of Two Toledos Collection, MSS-119, John Yeager Association of Two Toledos Collection, MSS-120

 

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:  Heidi Yeager and Michele Hoffman, April S. Dougal, August, 1990, Barbara A. Shirk, May, 1993, E. Heidi Yeager, February, 1997, Marlo A. Kitchen, 2002 (revision of finding aid); last updated: June 2014.

 

Historical Sketch

 

            The history of the Association of Two Toledos began in the 1920's when, University of Toledo President, Henry Doermann visited Spain as an affiliate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and History in Toledo, Spain.  (Photographs Dr. Doermann took of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel's coat of arms inspired the University's official seal.)  At the same time, Russell G.C. Brown, a Spanish teacher at Waite and DeVilbiss high schools, encouraged the students in his Spanish clubs to correspond with students studying English in Toledo, Spain.  Dr. Doermann and Mr. Brown, together with people they had met in Toledo, Spain, formed the Committee on Relations with Toledo, Spain in 1931.  Dr. Doermann and Russell Brown led the organization in Toledo, Ohio, while Toledo, Spain's mayor, Guillermo Perezagua and Adoracion Comez Camarero, editor of the city's newspaper, led the organization in Toledo, Spain.

 

            In 1934, a delegation was sent from Toledo, Ohio to Toledo, Spain.  "Fiesta Week" in Toledo, Ohio corresponded with the trip.  The celebration included an exhibition of Spanish art at the Toledo Museum of Art.  A delegation from Toledo, Spain planned to visit Ohio in 1937 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Toledo, Ohio, but the Spanish Civil War in 1936 and World War II disrupted those plans.

 

            The Committee remained inactive until 1958.  However, informal communications were maintained between Russell Brown of the American committee and Pablo Rodriguez of the Spanish committee.  In 1962, a group from Toledo, Spain finally visited Toledo, Ohio as part of the celebration of Toledo, Ohio's 125-year history.  In 1965, twenty-eight area high school students visited Toledo, Spain.  A scholarship encouraging intercultural education was established in honor of Russell Brown in the late 1960's.  A similar scholarship was established in Toledo, Spain in 1971, thereby starting an exchange program. Sister Cities International recognized the Toledo, Ohio branch of the Committee for this exchange program by awarding it the Town Affiliation Award in 1962 and an award for the "best people-to-people project" for fundraising to support the scholarship program.

 

            In 1976, a delegation from Toledo, Spain again came to Toledo, Ohio, this time to celebrate the United States bicentennial.  The two branches celebrated the 50th anniversary of their relationship in 1981 with a yearlong celebration in Toledo, Ohio. In 1982, the members voted to change the name of the organization from "Committee on Relations with Toledo, Spain" to "Association of Two Toledos."  That same year, the Association sponsored an exhibit at the Toledo Museum of Art of works by El Greco.

 

Scope and Content Note

 

The Association of Two Toledos collection is organized into six series:  S1. Committee Records; S2. Correspondence; S3. Scrapbooks; S4. Printed Material; S5. Photographic Materials and Recordings; and S6. Art and Artifacts.

 

The first series, S1. Committee Records, contains the records of the Committee on Relations with Toledo, Spain which later became the Association of Two Toledos.  In this series, the researcher will find minutes, agendas, membership lists, financial records, as well as records of the subcommittee on the fiftieth anniversary of the organization.  

 

The second series, S2. Correspondence, contains the correspondence of various committee chairmen and directors from 1935-1985.  It also contains correspondence relating to visits from delegations from Toledo, Spain in 1962, 1976, and 1981.  S3. Scrapbooks, contains records of the Committee's first trip to Spain in 1934 as well as pictures and memorabilia from the Association of Two Toledos from 1962 to 1966

 

The largest series in the collection is S4. Printed Material.  This series is divided into twelve subseries.  Books are divided into English, French and Spanish, and consist mostly of books on the history of and travel in Toledo, Spain.  Certificates and Awards contains a number of honors and certificates honoring various members of the Committee.  Under Maps, the researcher will find maps of Toledo, Spain as well as Spain in general.  Newspaper Articles are divided into English and Spanish and date from 1932 to 1987.  Pamphlets, Programs, Brochures and Fliers, contains materials about various Committee activities as well as information about the Sister City Program and materials on European travel. Periodicals are divided into English and Spanish.  Posters contains travel posters as well as posters advertising events.  Folios contains unbound materials including drawings of Toledo, Spain in L'Espagne Grandiose et Fantastique and the original 1609 Carta de Privilegio, from Toledo, Spain.  The final subseries is Postcards which contains postcards from various travels, including Spain and France.

 

S5. Photographic Materials and Recordings contains numerous photographs and slides of Toledo, Spain, members of the Committee, and Guillermo Perrequez, the Mayor of Toledo, Spain in 1934.  It also contains cassette recordings of an interview with the U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Spanish music.

 

The second largest series in the collection is S6. Art and Artifacts.  In this series, the researcher will find ceramics, swords, paintings, and drawings collected by the Association of Two Toledos since its inception.  Of particular note are the hand painted tiles made in Toledo, Spain.


Folder List

 

Box

Folder

Arrangement

 

 

 

 

 

S1. Committee Records

1

1

Code of Regulations, 1967-1974

 

2

Membership Records and Lists, and Guest Books, 1971-1981

 

3

Agendas and Minutes, 1959-1982

 

4

Board of Directors and Committees, 1935-1980

 

5

Fiftieth Anniversary Committee Minutes, 1979-1981

 

6

Scholarship Committee, 1959-1971

 

7

Receipts and Disbursements, 1960-1981

 

 

 

 

 

S2.  Correspondence

 

8

Carlson, William S., 1958-1961

 

9

Christopher Columbus Project, 1975-1976

 

10

Erausquin, German, 1935-1967

 

11

Fiftieth Anniversary Committee, 1979-1981

 

12

Fontaine, Donald D., 1958-1963 (1 of 2)

 

13

Fontaine, Donald D., 1964-1971 (2 of 2)

 

14

High School Committee on Relations with Toledo, Spain, 1979-1981

 

15

Hoover, Charles, 1934-1935

 

16

Nash, Philip, 1935-1936

 

17

Notices to Members, 1959-1982

 

18

Potter, John W., 1964-1974

 

19

Scholarship Committee, 1967-1982

 

20

Scholarship Committee,  Recipients, 1967-1985

 

21

Sightseeing Committee, 1981

 

22

Smith, Willard, 1960-1961

 

23

Visit of Delegation from Spain (May, 1962), 1961-1963

 

24

Visit of Delegation from Spain (May, 1976), 1976

 

25

Visit of Delegation from Spain (May, 1981), 1981

 

26

Visit of Delegation from Spain  (October, 1981), 1981

 

27

Yager, John W., 1958-1982

 

28

Miscellaneous, 1934-1980

 

 

 

 

 

S3. Scrapbooks

2

20

Trip to Spain, 1934

 

21

Trip to Spain, 1934 (loose pages)

15

 

Association of Two Toledos, 1962-1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S4.  Printed Material

 

 

Books (English)

3

9

History of Spain, by Diaz-Plaja, Fernando, 1976

Toledo and the New World in the Sixteenth Century, Malagon-Barcelo, Javier, 1963

Toledo en Horas de Silencio y Emocion, a la Luz del Atardecer y de la Luna,    Gonzalez Simancas, Acuarelas M., n.d. (English and Spanish)                                                                  

 

10

A Day in Toledo, Riera Vidal, Pedro, 1955

A Day in Toledo, Riera Vidal, Pedro, 1969

Strolls Round Madrid and Excursions, Canton, F.J. Sanchez for Spanish State Tourist Department, 1932

Toledo, Spanish State Tourist Department, 1950? (photo book) (English and Spanish)

A Trip to Toledo, Podadera, Luis Miranda, 1931

 

 

 

 

 

Books (French)

 

11

Tolède: son Histoire, ses Legendes, ses Monuments, Pourot, Paul, 1910

 

 

 

 

 

Books (Spanish)

 

12

Constituciones de la Illustre y Antiquisima Hermandad de Caballeros Mozarabes de Nuestra Senora de la Esperanza, de la Imperial Ciudad de Toledo, 1960

Illescas; notas historico-artisticas, de Aguilar, Alberto, n.d.

Historia de Toledo, Alcocer, Pedro de, 1973 (facsimile, original published in 1554

Toledo; la Nueva Ronda, Camarasa, Santiago, 1924

Toledo; guia artistico-practica, de Palazuelos, el Vizconde, 1890

La Virgen de los Alfileritos, Ariz y Galindo, Roman, 1945

 

13

Evocaciones Toledanas, de Pineda, Manuel Cencillo, 1959

A Orillas del Tajo Esparcimientos Literarios, Criado y Menendez, 1896

El Toledo del Greco, (facsimile), n.d.

19

 

Espana (Norte y Levante), de Sandoval, Adolpho, 1931 (inscribed by the author to the Committee for Two Toledos).

4

1

Toledo Romanico, Flament, Alice and Marc, 1970

 

2

Toledo, Seleccion de Textos y Commentarios, 1967

 

3

Mi Tesoro de reaierdos, Fontaine, Donald, 1979

Consideraciones Militares sobre la conquista arabiga del Guadalete a Toledo, Miranda Calvo, Jose, 1973

La Provincia de Toledo: historia, Monumentos Obras de Arte, Moreno Nieto, Luis, 1960

Historia de las Calles de Toledo, Porres Martin-Cleto, Julio, 1971 (2 vols.)

La Ciudad al Sol, Toledo, del Rio, Emilio, 1970

 

4

La Alhambra--la Casa Real, Garcia Gomez, Emilio (1967)

 

 

5

Los Mozarabes de Toledo en los Siglos XII y XIII, Gonzalez Palencia, Angel, 1928 (4 vols.)

5

1

Cartas Edificantes de la Provincia de Toledo, 1911-1912, Jesuits of Spain, 1913

 

2

Homanaje a Toledo, Lopez, Fernandez, 1900

La Mancha Entre dos Luces, de Lucas Sanchez, Jesus, 1976

El Asedio del Alcazar de Toledo: Memorias de un Testigo, Martinex Leal, Alfredo, 1936

 

3

Catalogo de Biblias del Siglo XVI que se Conservan en la Biblioteca Bublica de Toledo, Mendez Aparicio, Juan Antonio, 1977

Catalogo de los Incunables de la Biblioteca Publica de Toledo, Mendez Aparicio, Juila, 1976

Estudio Historico-Critio; el Teatro en Toledo Durante los Siglos XVI y XVII, Milego, Julio, 1909.

La Reconquista de Toledo por Alfonso VI, Miranda Calvo, Jose, 1980

Un Viaje a Toledo, Miranda Podadera, Luis, 1930

 

4

Toledo y su Reina: Cronica de la Coronacion de la Virgen del Sagrario, Molino y Nieto, Ramon, 1926

Tradiciones y Recuerdos de Toledo, Moraleda y Esteban, Juan, 1888

En Torno a Castilla, Moreno, Francisco Zarca, 1959

Sergei Rovinsky, 1960

 

5

Caminos de Toledo, Moreno, Nieto, Luis, 1966 (signed)

Toledo, 1965 (hard and soft cover copies)

Contorno Mio, Moro, Eduarda, 1960

Este Sol que Me Habla, 1958

Museo de la Santa Hermandad de Toledo, Museo de la Santa Hermandad, 1958

Ordenanzas de la Real e Ilustre Cofradia-Esclavitud de Nuestra Senora Del Valle, 1929

La Exposicion de Carlos V y su Ambeinte, en Toledo, Palenia Flores, Don Clemente, 1959

 

6

Historia del Arte Espanol, Perez Sedano, Don Francisco, 1914

Apuntamientos para la segunda Parte de la historia de Toledo, de Pisa, Francisco, 1976

Descripcion de la Imperia Ciudad de Toledo, y Historia, 1974

 

7

Toledo y sus Calles, Porres Martin-Cleto, Julio, 1967

Compendio de Toledo en la Mano, Ramon Parro, Sisto, 1858

 

8

Toledo en la Mono: Sixto Ramon Parro; Biografia de Don Sisto Ramon Parro, 1978 (2 vols).

 

9

Semblanza de Isabel la Catolica a Traves de Su Testamento, Sierra Bueno, Tomas, 1954

El Archivo Municipal de Toledo, Sierra Corella, Antonio, 1931

El Cabildo de Parrocos de Toledo, 1928

 

 

 

10

Todo Toledo, 1974

Toledo Vindicando un Insulto, n.d.

Serenata Lirica a la Vieja Ciudad, Urabayan, Felix, 1929

Marcha Distriunfal, Villacanas, Juan Antonio, 1960

6

 

Historia Universal, Cantu, Cesar, 1854-1856 (Vol. 1-5)

7

 

Historia Universal, Cantu, Cesar, 1857-1859 (Vol. 6-10)

34

1

A Toledo, Ohio, 1960 (8 copies)

 

 

 

 

 

Certificates and Awards

1

29

Invitation to Luis Mates, Mayor of Toledo Spain, 1962

 

30

Certification Academia Personal, 1962-1967

 

31

Miscellaneous Awards

22

6

Resolution by Toledo, Ohio City Council in Appreciation of the Committee on Relations with Toledo, Spain (June 4, 1962) (OVERSIZE, 3/B/3)

25

3

Certificate honoring Charles Hoover from the President of the Republic of Spain, June 4, 1934 (OVERSIZE 3/B/4)

 

 

 

 

 

Maps

7

6

Toledo, Spain, 1976

 

7

Spain, 1930

22

9

Spain, 1930 (OVERSIZE, 3/B/3)

25

1

Toledo, Spain (reproduction) 1976 (2 copies) (OVERSIZE 3/B/4)

 

 

 

 

 

Newspaper Articles

7

8

English Language, 1932-1987

 

9

Spanish Language, 1934-1935

 

 

 

 

 

Pamphlets, Programs, Brochures, and Fliers

1

32

Annual Dinner, 1961-1981

 

33

Special Activities, 1934-1981

 

34

El Greco, movie and exhibit, 1966, 1982

 

35

Fiftieth Anniversary, 1981

9

1

"The New Toledo, at Your Service", 1985

1

36

S.S. Rex (cruise ship), 1932-1934

 

37

Sister Cities, 1972-1973

 

38

Materials on European Travel, 1934

 

39

Miscellaneous (English Language), n.d.

 

40

Miscellaneous (Foreign Language), 1930, 1934

 

 

 

 

 

Periodicals (English)

2

1

"The Americas", 1963

 

2

"Community Relations with Toledo, Spain Newsletter", 1968, 1978-1987

 

3

"The Nation", 1921

 

 

4

"Sister City News", 1981-1994, and "Sister Cities International, 25th Anniversary", 1982

 

5

"Spain", 1979

 

6

"Toledanos", 1934

 

7

"University of Puerto Rico Bulletin," 1937

 

 

 

 

 

Periodicals (Spanish)

 

8

"Informacion Comercial Espanola", 1934; "El Castellano", 1934, 1935; "El Hidalo de Toledo", 1935, "Bolitin Informativo", 1962; "Bolitia de Informacion Municipal Toledo", 1969;  "Boletin Cultural Hispano Norte-americano", 1970; Boletin de Informacion Municipal", 1980-1981

 

9

"Ayery Hoy", 1958-1959

 

10

"Toledo", 1959

22

2

"ABC", June 2, 1934 (OVERSIZE, 3/B/3)
"Ahora", May 31, 1934 (OVERSIZE, 3/B/3)

 

 

 

 

 

Posters

21

 

"La Espana de El Escoral" (poster w/text), n.d. (OVERSIZE CABINET, drawer 3)

"Exposicion de Ballas Artes", Toledo, Spain, n.d. (OVERSIZE CABINET, drawer 3)

20

 

Downtown Toledo, Ohio scene, damaged (rolled cylinder) (OVERSIZE,  28/A/1)

25

2

TWA Travel Poster of Sevilla, Spain, 1950 (2 copies) (OVERSIZE, 3/B/4)

 

 

 

 

 

Folios

2

11

Carta de Privilegio, Toledo, Spain, 1609 (copy; original in Locket Cabinet D)

18

 

L'Espagne Grandiose et Fantastique, (facsimile), 1936 (french) (32 prints with text, plates 7, 13, and 14 missing) (OVERSIZE 22/C/1)

22

1

L'Espagne Grandiose et Fantastique, (facsimile), 1931(french) (OVERSIZE, 3/B/3)

 

7

"La Universidad de Toledo, Ohio a Espana y la Toledo Espanola" (honorary proclamation, May 9, 1934) (OVERSIZE 3/B/3)

 

 

 

 

 

Postcards

2

13

Toledo, Spain, n.d.

 

14

S.S. Rex, n.d.

 

15

Misc. Spanish Cities, n.d.

 

16

France, n.d.

 

17

Business Cards, n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

S5: Photographic Materials and Recordings

 

 

Photographs

 

18

Committee on Relations with Toledo, 1931-1979, n.d.

29

 

Downtown Area of Toledo, Spain, n.d. (OVERSIZE; in Northwest corner of vault, next to locket cabinet)

2

19

Military Academy of Toledo, Spain, n.d.

3

1

Scenes of Toledo, Spain by Rodriquez, 10.5 x 8.5, n.d.

16

 

Scenes of Toledo, Spain by Rodriquez, 11 x 13.5 and 15.5 x 11, n.d.

24

 

Three panoramic views of Toledo, Spain, 1933 (OVERSIZE CABINET, drawer 3)

22

3

Color Photos of Committee on Relations with Toledo, Spain, November 30, 1964 (OVERSIZE, 3/B/3)

 

8

"La Puerta de Marmadon", n.d. (OVERSIZE, 3/B/3)

 

10

Panoramic View of Toledo, Spain, n.d. (OVERSIZE, 3/B/3)

Photograph of Guillermo Perrequez (Mayor of Toledo, Spain), 1934

Photograph of Guillerma Perrequez and his wife, 1936 (OVERSIZE, 3/B/3)

30

 

[Toledo Spain] "The Old - The New", n.d. (OVERSIZE; in Northwest corner of vault, next to locked cabinet).

 

 

 

 

 

Slides

3

2

Seville, Cordoba, Granada, 1965

 

3

Spain, 1969 (1 of 2)

 

4

Spain, 1969 (2 of 2)

 

5

Toledo, Spain, 1979-1980

 

6

Warsaw, Poland, 1967

 

7

Miscellaneous, n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

Audio Recordings

 

8

Cassette Recording of Interview with U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Recordings of Spanish Music, n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

S6.  Art and Artifacts

 

 

Ceramics and Tiles

8

 

Ceramic pitchers (2), each 9" tall, 17.5" in circumference, n.d.

Ceramic box with lid, 4" x 5.5" x 3 ", n.d.

Ceramic bowl by Segovia, 4.5" x 6.5", 1932 (approx).

Ceramic plates (2), 7.5", n.d.

Ceramic pipe holder by Talavera, 5" x 5.75" x 3", n.d.

9

 

Ceramic commemorative medallion by A. Cabrena, 10" diameter, signed and numbered, 1931

Handpainted ceramic tiles depicting Toledo, Spain street scene by Quimonda, 6" x 12", 1930

Ceramic Tile Street Sign by Aguado reading "Avenue of Toledo Spain"

13

 

Ceramic tile and wrought iron street sign reading "Toledo, Spain Plaza", 1976 (OVERSIZE 3/C/4)

 

14

 

Ceramic tiles in a wooden box depicting cathedral in Toledo, Spain, 12.5" x 20.5", n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

Brass and Metal Works

8

 

Brass plate decorated in 24 karat gold damascene metalwork, 4" in diameter, n.d.

Brass miniature sword, 4.5", n.d.

Brass dagger with scabbard, decorated in 24 karat gold damascene metalwork, 8.25", n.d.

9

 

Brass Name Plates (2) inscribed "Loaned by the Committee on Relations with Toledo, Spain, n.d.

Iron on black marble plaque depicting seals of the two Toledos, 8.75" x 12", n.d.

**

 

Nickel plated sword, 60" (approx), 1976

^^

 

Two metal crossed sword blades, mounted in a framed and glassed wall display, approximately 24" x 36", 1876 (hanging on South wall of Seminar Room in the Ward M. Canaday Center)

 

 

 

 

 

Graphic Art

2

12

"Cathedrale de Toledo", by Serge Rovinsky (3 copies)

23

 

"Toledo, Spain and its Peoples, Cultures, by Serge Rovinsky (OVERSIZE CABINET, drawer 3)

22

4

"Old Inn, Winchester, England", A.F. Mettel, n.d. (OVERSIZE, 3/B/3)

 

5

"Toletum" (view of Toledo, Spain; reproduction), n.d. (OVERSIZE, 3/B/3)

 

8

"View of Toledo Spain", n.d. (OVERSIZE, 3/B/3)

 

 

 

 

 

Paintings and Drawings

1

41

Watercolor of Toledo, Spain street scene by J. Arriguas, 1924
5 city pamphlets

9

 

"Madonna and Child", by M. Renondo, enamel on tin, framed, 6" x 4", n.d.

27

 

"Bridge in Toledo, Spain", by Giles, n.d. (OVERSIZE; in Northwest corner of vault next to locket cabinets)

28

 

"Storm Over Toledo (Spain)", by Guerrero Malagon, oil on masonite board, n.d. (OVERSIZE, in Northwest corner of vault next to locked cabinets)

31

 

"Callejon de Moreto", by Romero Carrion, oil (OVERSIZE; in Northwest corner of vault next to locket cabinets)

32

 

"El Arrabal Desde la Puerta del Sol", by Romero Carrion, n.d., oil (OVERSIZED; in Northwest corner of vault next to locket cabinets)

26

 

"Toledo Spain", by Romero Carrion, oil, 1975 (OVERSIZE; in Northwest corner of vault next to locked cabinets)

 

 

Fabric

10

 

White silk shawl with pink embroidered roses, 4' x 3', n.d.

Purple cotton and wool shawl with printed floral pattern, 68" x 68", n.d.

Black lace mantilla, 74" x 59", handcrafted, n.d.

Black lace mantilla, 100" x 62", handcrafted, n.d.

12

 

Banner with Crest of Toledo, Spain, 5' x 5.5', n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

9

 

Glass Goblet with seal of the City of Toledo, Ohio, pin and accompanying booklet "The new Toledo, at your service", 1995

11

 

Tortoise shell mantilla comb, n.d.

12

1

Small Spanish Flag, n.d.

17

 

Plaster Crest of Toledo, Spain 18.5" x 14.5", n.d. (Note: eagle's talon and tail broken). (OVERSIZE 22/C/1)

 

**Stored behind oversize shelves

^^Seminar room