Primary Sources

Manuscript Materials

The Acklin Stamping Company Records, MSS-139, University of Toledo's Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections.


Business Venture - July 1999
Commercial AdVantage - July 1999
The Toledo Blade - 1925-1999
The Toledo News-Bee - 1926-1939
The Toledo Times - 1926-1939
The Toledo Union Journal - 1940-1999

Oral History

Ross, Cordia. April 11th, 2000. Acklin Employee from 1956-1974. The first African-American woman to work at Acklin.

Straub, Linda. April 4th, 2000. Acklin Employee from 1969-Present, currently Quality Control Inspector and Union Coordinator of the Acklin Unit of the U.A.W. Local 12.


Secondary Sources


Cary, Lorin Lee. Guide to research in the history of Toledo, Ohio. Toledo: University of Toledo, 1977.

Downes, Randolph C. Industrial Beginnings, Lucas County Historical Series Volume 4. Toledo: Historical Society of Northwestern Ohio, 1954.

Kerr, K. Austin. Local Businesses : Exploring Their History. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1990.

Porter, Tana Mosier. Toledo Profile: A Sesquicentennial History. Toledo: Toledo Sesquicentennial Commission, 1987.

Toledo Centennial Commission. Committee on Publications. This is Toledo : Toledo celebrates its 100 years. Toledo: The Toledo Centennial Commission, 1937.

Van Tassel, Charles. Story of the Maumee Valley. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co.,1929.

Web Pages

Toledo's Attic. University of Toledo. 4 May 2000.

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