Canaday Center

Education and Schools

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE OF TOLEDO RECORDS, 1970s-1990s. [PDF]
Organization promoting French culture
Collection contains the organization's constitution and by-laws as well as administrative files, correspondence, printed materials and ephemera documenting the Alliance Française's dedication to promoting French culture and language in the Toledo area. MSS-143, 4.5 linear feet plus oversize material.
See also: entries under Civic Interests, Ethnic Culture, and Social Life and Customs

EDWARD C. AMES OHIO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION COLLECTION, 1957-1972. [PDF]
Toledo journalist and corporate public relations official (1906-1987); served on Ohio State Board of Education as a representative of Northwest Ohio's Ninth Congressional District (1957-1972)
Collection consists of an almost complete run of the Board's minutes during the period, reports, memoranda, correspondence, and clippings related to the State Board of Education. Subjects include: Edward E. Holt and Martin W. Essex, superintendents of the State Board during Ames's tenure; vocational education; and racial issues in school districting. MSS-026, 9 linear feet.

GLENN AMES PAPERS, 1987-2009. [PDF]
Professor of History at The University of Toledo (1955-2010)
Collection consists of the personal and profession papers of Glenn Ames, documenting his career as a professor of History and noted scholar at the University of Toledo from 1987-2011.  The collection documents his research interests and work as a faculty member. MSS-252, 2 linear feet.

MATTIE ANDERSON SCRAPBOOK COLLECTION, 1860-1901. [PDF
Kindergarten teacher (1870s-?)
These scrapbooks were compiled as a requirement for Anderson's training as a kindergarten teacher and contain geometric drawings, mathematical problems, songs, curriculum instructions, and other teaching projects and ideas.  An exception is the fourth scrapbook, which contains personal items (Civil War memorabilia, graduation certificates, invitations, and poetry) collected by Anderson.  MSS-088, 1 linear foot.
See also: entry under Women 

LUCILLE EMCH PAPERS, 1929-1990s. [PDF
University of Toledo Librarian, rare book consultant (1909-2006)
This collection contains biographical information on Lucille Emch, the Emch family genealogy, research notes and slides related to the history of books and printing, and records related to Emch’s business as rare book consultant and her involvement with the Maumee Valley Historical Society Landmarks Committee. This collection contains many slides and photographs related to the illuminated manuscripts of Medieval and Renaissance Europe as well as archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, and the Mediterranean as well as European cathedrals. MSS-267, 4.25 lin. ft.
See also: entry under Collectors and Collecting

FLORENCE HETRICK PAPERS, ca. 1920s-1960s. [PDF]
University of Toledo alumna, teacher in Toledo and Sylvania schools (1905-?)
Collection contains flyers, programs, newspaper clippings, publications, photographs, and other materials documenting Hetrick’s life as a University of Toledo student and her later career as an elementary and high school teacher. MSS-211, 1 linear foot.
See also: entries under Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre and Women

HAZEL DELL KELLOGG PAPERS, 1878-1923. [PDF]
Primary School Teacher (1885-1918)
Materials in the collection include correspondence, writings, datebooks, financial documents, photographs, and ephemera documenting the life of this school teacher and resident of Toledo, Ohio. MSS-131, 1.75 linear feet.
See also: entry under Women

HELEN SCARLETT KERSHAW PAPERS, 1928-1945. [PDF]
Graduate of Scott High School, 1931, and the University of Toledo, 1935
The papers of Helen Scarlett Kershaw document her life as a student at both Scott High School and the University of Toledo. The papers include correspondence, memorabilia, newspapers, and school documents. MSS-270, 1 linear foot.
See also: entry under Women

MEL KLEIN PAPERS, 1884-1971. [PDF]
Administrator, Pennsylvania State University
The Mel Klein Papers contain documentation of Klein’s dissertation research for his Doctor of Education degree related to the merger of The University of Toledo into the state of Ohio’s higher education system. The collection is arranged chronologically and the dates range from 1884-1971. MSS-245, 1 linear foot.

WILLIAM A. KNELLER PAPERS, 1950s-1980s. [PDF]
Geologist and UT Professor of Geology (1929-2002)
Collection consists of personal and professional documents, correspondence pertaining to the Eitel Institute, conference abstracts, papers, reports, geology class material and theses, geology consulting reports, and documents related to Ohio and Pennsylvania Coal. MSS-171, 18 linear feet.

LUCILLE KOCHER BUX SCHOOL PAPERS, 1905-1918. [PDF]
Student, Scott High School, Toledo, Ohio (1899-1978)
Collection includes six issues of The Thistle, Scott High School's literary magazine (1913-1918); a scrapbook; class workbook; promotion and attendance cards; dance cards; and other ephemera from Bux's school years. MSS-043, 6 inches.
See also: entry under Women

CUMMINGS-ZUCKER CENTER RECORDS, 1913-1997. [PDF]
A residential facility which also operated a school for dependent, neglected, and underprivileged girls a proper home life and suitable educational and vocational training as well as providing academic and domestic science training. The school was accredited by the Toledo Public Schools.
The collection contains administrative records, ephemera/memorabilia, and financial records of the institution in its various iterations: Girl's Protection Agency (1913-1914), the Luella Cummings Home (1914-1981), and the Cummings-Zucker Center (1981-1997). MSS-130, 5.75 linear feet.
See also: entry under Social Welfare

LIBBEY-OWENS-FORD GLASS COMPANY RECORDS, 1851-1991.  [PDF]
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Glass manufacturer (1818-Present)
This large collection of corporate records includes materials ranging from formal board of directors' minutes to personal photos of individuals involved with the company's history. Administrative records include corporate record books from LOF and its predecessors: Edward Ford Plate Glass Company (1899-1930), Toledo Glass Company (1895-1931), Libbey-Owens Glass Company (1916-1933), and subsidiaries. Annual reports from LOF Glass Company (1930-1982) and the Pilkington Group (1988-) provide summaries of corporate activities. Corporate file records (1895-1958) deal primarily with contracts, subsidiaries, and notably a government anti-trust investigation of LOF (1930-1948). Publications, speeches, and reports created by LOF employees and others include manuscripts and research notes from two company-sponsored corporate histories, corporate newsletters (1939-1980), and general glass industry materials.  The single largest series in the collection focuses on sales and promotion. There are files on 50 distributors and dealers of LOF products across the U.S. (1930s-1970s), press releases (1946-1984), and advertising yearbooks and scrapbooks (1851-1977). "Glass at Work" files serve as a valuable source of information on the actual uses of LOF products, as well as the advertising department's use of "real life" applications for promotional purposes. They include files on glazing in everything from airports to homes (1945-1986). MSS-066, 88 linear feet.
See also: entries under Architecture, Business and Commerce, and Glass Industry

TED LIGIBEL PAPERS, 1906-1994. [PDF]
Historic Preservationist and teacher (b. 1950)
Papers include course materials on various classes taught by Ligibel, including Architectural Regionalism; Historic Preservation Planning; Historic Resources Survey; and Urban Visual History Planning. Also included are materials related to various committees on which he served, newspaper clippings, student papers, and subject files devoted to issues of particular interest to Ligibel. MSS-087, 6 linear feet.
See also: entries under Architecture and Civic Interests

LISLE FELLOWSHIP INC. RECORDS, 1936-2014. [PDF]
Multicultural Educational Organization (founded 1936)
The records of this organization include descriptions of various programs organized by the Lisle Fellowship as well as administrative files which include information on Units-six week sessions-both domestic and foreign. These six week sessions were the focus of the Fellowship, encouraging interaction and exchange between individuals of diverse backgrounds. MSS-138, 96 linear feet.
See also: entry under Religion and Philosophy

JOSINA JONES LOTT PAPERS, 1949-2000. [PDF]
Educator (1898-1972)
Founder of the Lott Day School, the first of several schools for developmentally disabled children.  Also founded the Lott Sheltered Workshop (later known as Lott Industries) to provide her students with job skills.
This collection consists of administrative records, biographical and historical materials, printed material, audiovisual material, and ephemera.  MSS-186, 4.5 linear feet. 
See also: entries under Disability History and Social Welfare

SCOTT NEARING COLLECTION, 1943-1988. [PDF]
Radical professor, socialist, World War I era pacifist, author and lecturer, leader of the "back-to-the-earth" movement (1883-1983)
Nearing's papers consist primarily of newsletters (especially world events); pamphlets and leaflets on various subjects, including fascism; U.S. economics; capitalism; imperialism and Sovietism; war; and peace. Nearing was a Social Science professor and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Toledo from 1915 to 1917, but was discharged because of his pacifist and socialist views. The University of Toledo Archives also has holdings documenting Dr. Nearing's tenure at UT. MSS-062, 6 inches.
See also: entry under Politics and Government

HENRY WALDEMAR NORDMEYER PAPERS, 1905-1962. [PDF]
Professor of German language and literature, University of Michigan (1891-1981)
Collection consists primarily of extensive correspondence with colleagues and relatives. Principal familial correspondents include Nordmeyer's wife, Friedel; his parents, Ernst and Mary; his sisters; and his brothers. Correspondence with friends and lovers is also comprehensive; it documents the reaction in the 1920s to Victorian social mores. Slightly more than half of the correspondence is in German -- scanty outgoing letters are often in shorthand. The Canaday Center also houses Nordmeyer's massive (largely German language) library. MSS-012, 8 linear feet.
See also: entries under Literature and War, Soldiers, and Veterans

BETTY A. REARDON PAPERS, 1960-2009.  [PDF]
Acknowledged founder of peace education (b. 1929)
The Reardon papers include published and unpublished manuscripts, correspondence, curricula, policy documents, reports, presentations, projects, and notes. MSS-226, 9 linear feet. 
See also: entries under Civic Interests, Politics and Government, Social Welfare, and Women

NOTE: This collection is housed off-campus. Therefore, Canaday Center staff will require a 48-hour advanced notice for its retrieval.   

SCOTT HIGH SCHOOL PAPERS, 1944-1992. [PDF]
Papers of Scott High School, which later became a landmark institution in its concern for minority rights, particularly those of the Black population. The collection includes materials of University of Toledo Professor Emeritus, David Tavel, and Associate Professor Emeritus, Sam R. Snyder, both of the College of Education. Also included are Lucas County and Toledo Public Schools publications, containing maps, a school directory, course descriptions, and census statistics; an interview with Watson Welever, a former student; and the authors' research materials for To Learning's Fount, consisting of index cards with notations from the Scottonian, Blade microfilms, and other sources, along with statistical reports. MSS-099, 2 linear feet.

SIGHT CENTER OF TOLEDO RECORDS, 1920-2004. [PDF]
Founded in 1923 as the Toledo Society for the Blind, this organization strove to improve the lives of persons with visual impairments by teaching vocational and life skills and hosting social events. 
The collection includes photographs, administrative records, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks.  MSS-179, 12.25 linear feet.
See also: entries under Disability History and Social Welfare

DOREEN CANADAY SPITZER PAPERS. [PDF]
Archaeologist and philanthropist (b. 1941)
Collection contains correspondence related to establishing the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections at the University of Toledo. MSS-166, .25 linear feet.

TOLEDO SPIDERS: A JOINT ARCHIVE OF THE W. J. MURCHISON COMMUNITY CENTER AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO AFRICANA STUDIES PROGRAM. [PDF]
Joint civic and academic program
Collection consists of records of this joint program. MSS-180, 4 linear feet (47 volumes).

UNIVERSITY CHILD CONSERVATION LEAGUE, 1946-1975. [PDF]
National non-profit, non-sectarian, educational organization (1946-1975)
Collection consists primarily of meeting minutes with some intermixed attendance records, correspondence, a listing of members and officers, a newspaper clipping, a secretary’s guide to minute keeping, and undated minutes. MSS-196, .5 linear feet.

Last Updated: 6/26/15