Canaday Center

Municipal Government

DOWNTOWN TOLEDO ASSOCIATES RECORDS, 1955-1978. [PDF]
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Organization representing downtown retailers (1955-1983)
Collection consists of correspondence, reports and studies, and newspaper clippings related to downtown Toledo revitalization. Subjects include parking, urban renewal, transportation, and other postwar ideas on urban planning. Much of the material was sponsored by city government. MSS-027, 2 linear feet and 3 volumes.
See also: entries under Business and Commerce and Civic Interests

MIKE FERNER PAPERS, 1978-2010.  [PDF
Political activist, later Toledo Councilman, peace activist, and national president of Veterans for Peace, Inc.
Collection consists of documents concerning Ferner's early activism, City Council campaigns from 1987 to 1991, office records from 1989 to 1993, and records of his mayoral run in 1993.  Materials documenting his activism in labor affairs and peace/anti-war campaigns, as well as his involvement with  Veterans for Peace, Inc., are also featured in this collection and include photographs and VHS video recordings. MSS-241, 7 linear feet.
See also: entries under Civic Interests and Politics and Government

LINDA FURNEY CITY COUNCIL FILES, 1984-1986.  [PDF
Toledo Councilwoman (1983-1986), later State of Ohio Senator (11th District, 1987-2002)
Collection consists mainly of correspondence, printed material, notes, and legal documents generated by Linda Furney, members of City Council, and the community. Topics include City Council, city services, community development, the National League of Cities, natural resources, planning, the Port Authority, public safety, public service, public utilities, and the Toledo Area Convention and Visitors' Bureau. MSS-150, 9 linear feet.
See also: entries under Civic Interests, Politics and Government, and Women

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

MARY M. GILLHAM GREATER TOLEDO MUNICIPAL LEAGUE PAPERS, 1955-1970. [PDF
Member and officer, Greater Toledo Municipal League (1899-1986)
Collection consists of material generated by Gillham's activity with this non-partisan civic organization that was created to encourage "maximum efficiency and economy in local governmental operations." Includes minutes, agenda, memoranda, research reports, and newsletters on urban planning. MSS-029, 1 linear foot.

SANDY ISENBERG PAPERS, 1981-2002. [PDF]
Lucas County Commissioner (1980-2002) and advocate for Women and children (b. 1939)
Collection consists of materials related to Isenberg's political activities and re-election to the Lucas County Board of County Commissioners. There are also clippings form The Blade, Toledo Union Journal, and various newsletters documenting the public reception of her political activities. MSS-173, 1 linear foot.
See also: entries under Politics and Government and Women

CALVIN M. LAKIN PAPERS, 1980s-1990s. [PDF]
Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments Executive Director (1919-1997)
This collection is comprised of Mr. Lakin's professional papers and office files created during his tenure as Executive Director of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG). A dedicated civil servant, Mr. Lakin led this non-profit organization of regional governments in its goal of providing technical services to its members. MSS-144, 6 linear feet.
See also: entry under Civic Interests

TOLEDO CITY COUNCIL, CLERK OF COUNCIL, PROPOSED LEGISLATION FILES, ca. 1920s-1970s (Bulk: 1959-1979). [PDF]
This collection contains files on proposed legislation and resolutions brought before Toledo City Council (but unapproved) and maintained by the Office of the Clerk of Council.  Other contents include correspondence from citizens and city officials, memoranda, reports, newspaper clippings, published materials, and some transcripts of City Council meetings. MSS-121, 97 linear feet.

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

TOLEDO COMMISSION ON PUBLICITY AND EFFICIENCY COLLECTION, 1916-1963. [PDF]
Commission established to research municipal operations, to make recommendations to the City Council, and to provide information to the public about the city of Toledo Collection includes meeting minutes from 1916 to 1963 and reports on such topics as public utilities, construction, streets, the police department, and unionization of city employees. Also contains a compilation of city statutes regulating street railways and public utilities. MSS-030, 1 linear foot.
See also: entry under Labor

TOLEDO MAYORAL PAPERS, [1920]-1982. [PDF]
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. MSS-061, 84 linear feet.
See also: entry under Politics and Government

TOLEDO METROPOLITAN AREA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS RECORDS, 1963-1993. [PDF]
Voluntary, non-profit association of local governments in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan that provides technical assistance to its members
Collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes of various committees within "TMACOG," reports, printed materials, program materials, personnel and payroll records, and budgets. MSS-114, 30 linear feet.
See also: entry under Politics and Government

TOLEDO CHIEF OF POLICE MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS, 1924-1947. [PDF]
Toledo Chief of Police
Collection contains Toledo Police Department Records at the Central Station, including suspect lists; fines; and arrest and conviction records. MSS-162, .25 linear feet.
See also: entry under Crime and Criminals

TOLEDO POLICE DEPARTMENT MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS, 1899-1937. [PDF]
"Miscellaneous Reports" (1908-1913) list all reports of crime made to the police during the period. Matron's records document all women and juveniles jailed between 1903 and 1905. Subjects include petty crime, prostitution, automobile theft, personnel issues, and other daily events of police officers performing patrol duties. MSS-053, 23 volumes.
See also: entry under Crime and Criminals

PETER UJVAGI TOLEDO CITY COUNCIL PAPERS, 1979-1989. [PDF]
Toledo City Councilman (b. 1949)
Collection consists mainly of materials generated by Peter Ujvagi, other members of City Council, and various city departments and offices. Materials include city and county government records, legislative topics, downtown redevelopment, and homeless-related materials. MSS-160, 5 linear feet.

Last Updated: 6/26/15