Canaday Center

Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre

ASSOCIATION OF TWO TOLEDOS COLLECTION, 1674-1980. [PDF
Organization created to promote cultural exchange between sister cities of Toledo, Ohio and Toledo, Spain, (1931-Present)
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). MSS-071, 30 linear feet.
See also: entries under Civic Interests, Ethnic Culture, Social Life and Customs, and Travel

JOSEPH BISTAYI HUNGARIAN SOUND RECORDINGS COLLECTION, n.d. [PDF
Recordings collected by Joseph Bistayi, Hungarian-American resident of Birmingham, the Hungarian community in East Toledo.
The collection consists of twenty-two (78 rpm) recordings of Hungarian dances and Gypsy melodies. MSS-086, .25 linear feet.
See also: Entries under Collectors and Collections and Ethnic Culture

JAMES BROWER PAPERS, 1949-1989 AND UNDATED. [PDF]
This collection consists of catalogs and other images created by Mr. Brower over parts of his long career as a graphic designer.  It includes catalogs created for Owens-Illinois and the Libbey Glass Company. MSS-220, .5 linear feet.
See also: entry under Glass Industry

LOUISE BRUNER COLLECTION, 1967-1989. [PDF]
Louise Bruner is the former art editor of the Toledo Blade. She was also a contributing editor of Art Gallery, and a contributor to American Artist and Antiques.  MSS-215, .25 linear foot.

FRANK H. CANADAY PAPERS, 1911-1976.  [PDF]
Advertising and corporate executive (1893-1976)
Collection pertains primarily to personal interests and activities, including travel, writing, music, and art. Programs and scrapbooks document Frank and his wife Molly's support of the Friends of Music, a Toledo organization which led to the creation of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra in the 1940s. MSS-031, 18 linear feet and 2 volumes.
See also: entries under War, Soldiers, and Veterans and Travel

JANET M. DIXON PHOTOGRAPHS, 1940s. [PDF]
Photographer residing in Toledo, Ohio during the 1930s-60s
Collection contains 54 black & white photographs (51 x 41 cm and smaller) taken by Dixon in the 1940s. Subjects are men, women, and children of Mexico and Guatemala in everyday situations and scenes of the country side. MSS-051, 3 linear inches.

JAMIE FARR SCRIPTS, 1954-1984. [PDF]
Actor from Toledo, Ohio (b.1934)
Scripts of television and motion-picture productions in which Farr acted. Includes most of the "M*A*S*H" (1972-1983) scripts from all but the first season, all of the scripts from the spin-off series "After M*A*S*H" (1983-1984), and scripts of several motion pictures, most notably, The Blackboard Jungle. MSS-024, 8.3 linear feet.
See also: entries under Ethnic Culture and War, Soldiers, and Veterans

VERA FOLEY COLLECTION, 1898-1934. [PDF]
Collection of sound recordings (phono records) donated by Vera Foley. MSS-098, .5 linear foot.

EDITH FRANKLIN PAPERS, 1950s-2011. [PDF]
Local artisan and educator (1922-2012)
This collection documents Edith Franklin’s involvement in the ceramics communities in Toledo and throughout Ohio and consists of correspondence, photographs, articles, notes, and various printed materials. MSS-254, 1.5 linear feet.

TOM GEARHART THEATRE PROGRAMS COLLECTION, 1980s-1990s. [PDF]
Entertainment Editor and theatre critic, The Toledo Blade
Collection consists of programs from local theatre productions reviewed by Tom Gearhart. MSS-204, 1 linear foot.

STEVE GORDON PAPERS, 1971-1982. [PDF
Toledo playwright/screenwriter, (1939-1982)
Papers include screenplays related to television and film work including the film "Arthur", fragments of screenplays, printed materials, and photographs. MSS-123. 1 linear foot.
See also: entry under Literature

ADAM GRANT PAPERS, 1957-2009. [PDF]
Painter and holocaust survivor (ca.1920's-1992)
Collection contains exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, awards, publications associated with the paint-by-numbers business, biographical material, drawings, and paintings (some of which were created for the paint-by-numbers business). MSS-106, 2.5 linear feet.
See also: entry under Ethnic Culture

WARREN D. HANSCOM CHAUTAUQUA COLLECTION, 1927-1984. [PDF
Actor, impersonator, director, and producer on the Chautauqua and Lyceum circuits in the U.S. and Canada. Chautauqua was the first form of adult education and consists of traveling entertainment that includes lectures, music, plays, and other performances.
Collection consists of materials collected during Hanscom's career, including clippings, newsletters, programs, a typescript, photographs, and two books. MSS-104, 7 inches.
See also: entry under Collectors and Collections

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 Education and Schools and Women

FLORA WARD HINELINE PAPERS, 1900-1992. [PDF]
Toledo, Ohio impresario (1879-1972)
Scrapbooks and autographed celebrity portraits documenting the Town Hall series of lectures; music and theater (primarily at the Paramount Theatre); and the Town Hall Theatre itself. Some noteworthy speakers and performers engaged by Mrs. Hineline include: Winston Churchill, H.G. Wells, Fritz Kreisler, and Eleanor Roosevelt. MSS-007, 3.5 linear feet.
See also: entry under Women

ELIZABETH GOULD HOCHMAN COMPOSITIONS, 1945-1992. [PDF
Composer and piano teacher (1904-1995)
The bulk of the collection consists of scores, with programs; posters; and other printed material making up the rest. The scores were written for brass, string, and woodwind instruments. MSS-108, 4.7 linear feet.
See also: entry under Women

PETER "PETE" HOFFMAN COLLECTION, 1939-1996. [PDF]
Cartoonist (1919-2013)
The collection includes the original artwork of nationally syndicated cartoonist and University of Toledo alumnus, Peter Hoffman (Class of ’41), including the nearly full run of his most popular newspaper strip, “Jeff Cobb”, selections from his long-running educational feature, “Why We Say”, advertisements, and freelance work.  Some personal papers, including correspondence and biographical information also appear in the collection. MSS-291, 31 linear feet.

HUNGARIAN SOUND RECORDINGS COLLECTION, 1982 and n.d. [PDF]
Phonograph records, 33 1/3 and 78 RPM
Recordings of Hungarian folk songs, instrumentals, and poetry readings.  Program notes are in Hungarian and English; lyrics are in Hungarian. MSS-111, .5 linear feet.
See also: entry under Ethnic Culture

HERBERT WOODWARD MARTIN PAPERS, 1940-2015. [PDF]
Poet in residence and professor emeritus, University of Dayton (b.1933)
The majority of this collection consists of correspondence from fellow writers, associates, former students, publishers, and family. Other materials include poetry in rough draft, typescript, and published forms; fliers and clippings; photographs; posters; journals; and ephemera. MSS-015, 095; 62.25 linear feet.
See also: entries under African-Americans and Literature

SUZANNE MILLER PAPERS, 1936-1995. [PDF]
Actress, theater director, and writer (b.1935-1994)
Most of the material documents her creative life and personal thoughts. Also reflected in the collection is her personal and professional association with a number of artists, actors, and directors, particularly Steve Allen, Stella Adler, Gladys Vaughan, Joseph Papp, Salome Jens, Anthony Zerbe, and Joseph Cornell. This documentation is primarily in the form of correspondence, clippings, programs, and photographs.  Miller also created a considerable body of writing, including short stories, biographical sketches, poems, screen plays and an unfinished novel.  The collection also contains correspondence with such contemporaries as Joseph Cornell, Stella Adler, Gladys Vaughan, and Anthony Zerbe.  MSS-105, 1.5 cu. feet.

DAVID OSSMAN TAPE RECORDINGS, 1960-1970. [PDF]
Poet, radio literary consultant, and producer (b.1936)
Collection consists of tape recordings of interviews with 44 poets, mostly American, for the radio program "The Sullen Art" (1960-1961); correspondence from those poets and from listeners regarding the program; poetry readings by seven poets for the series "The Poet in New York"; and tapes of the Berkeley Poetry Conference (July 13-23, 1965), including lectures and poetry readings. Featured poets include Allen Ginsberg, Edward Dorn, Robert Edward Duncan, Robert Creeley, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Gilbert Sorrentino, and Paul Blackburn. MSS-032, 4 linear feet.
See also: entry under Literature

STEVEN PECSENYE COLLECTION, 1944-1983. [PDF]
Artist, World War II Veteran (d. 1995)
300 original ink, pencil, pastel, and chalk drawings depicting people, customs, wildlife, and buildings of Hungary, many of which were made into postcards, included in Pecsenye's "Hungarian Coloring Book", or intended for other projects that never went to publication. Additional works represent other European countries as well as Toledo, Ohio ca. early 1900's. In addition to these drawings a large amount of correspondence in the form of V-Mail, newsclippings and other memorabilia dating from Pecsenye's service in Europe during World War is included in the collection. These materials chronicle in both words and pictures the events of the war from Pecsenye's perspective. MSS-084, 2.2 linear feet.
See also: entries under Ethnic Culture and War, Soldiers, and Veterans

ISABEL SCOTT RORICK, MR. AND MRS. CUGAT TYPESCRIPTS, 1937-1940. [PDF]
Author (1900-1967)
This collection consists of the typescripts of ten short stories written by Isabel Scott Rorick, which were then published as the book Mr. and Mrs. Cugat: The Record of a Happy Marriage. This novel was the basis of the radio program My Favorite Husband, which was later reworked into the television series I Love Lucy.  MSS-041, .25 linear feet.
See also: entry under Literature

MARGOT SANGER PAPERS, 1920-1967. [PDF]
Prominent Toledo socialite, performer, and author (1890-1967)
This collection documents Margot Sanger's career as a monologuist and later as an author, containing handwritten notebooks filled with poetry; prose; and monologue scripts. Also included among these papers are newspaper reviews of her performances around the world, a description of how she talked her way out of a 1962 traffic ticket, and various photographs. MSS-140, .5 linear feet.
See also: entry under Women

SHEET MUSIC COLLECTION, 1847-1952. [PDF
Many Toledo imprints, bulk 1860-1910. MSS-078, .25 linear foot.

DENNIS SOLDNER COLLECTION, 1900. [PDF]
Toledo resident and collector
A collection of photographs taken by an unknown traveler on a trip around the eastern United States in 1900. Some of the areas represented are Toledo, Cleveland, Archbold, and Canton, Ohio; Brooklyn , New York; and Johnstown Pennsylvania. MSS-116, 3 linear inches. 

TOLEDO JUNIOR BAR ASSOCIATION GRIDIRON SHOW COLLECTION, 1949-2002. [PDF]
Association for Toledo atterneys
Collection contains records related to the Gridiron Show, an amateur production put on annually by members of the Toledo Junior Bar Association from 1933, and including women from the 1970s as women entered the law profession. The records include printed material, song lyrics, scripts, information on bar outings, correspondence, and reel-to-reel tape recordings. MSS-164, 1 linear foot.

MARIE BOLLINGER VOGT PAPERS, 1929-2001. [PDF]
Dancer, choreographer, dance instructor, founder of Toledo Ballet School, and artistic director of the Toledo Ballet
A collection of correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, sheet music, production material, and ephemera related to Vogt. MSS-149. 6 linear feet.
See also: entry under Women

JOHN W. YAGER ASSOCIATION OF TWO TOLEDOS, 1958-1971. [PDF]
Former mayor of Toledo, chairman of the Committee on Relations with Toledo, Spain (predecessor of Association of Two Toledos), 1966-1971 (b.1920)
This collection documents the Committee on Relations with Toledo and the early years of the Association of Two Toledos and includes programs, publications, phonograph records of musical recordings, memorabilia, artifacts (Spanish coins, swords, armor, letter opener, and buttons), and scrapbooks. MSS-120, 3.5 linear feet plus swords and armor.
See also: entries under Civic Interests and Travel

CARL AND JACQUELINE ZERNER AND FAMILY ASSOCIATION OF TWO TOLEDOS COLLECTION, 1981-1988. [PDF]
Austrian immigrant to Toledo, Ohio, Attorney and past president of the Association of two Toledos, an organization created to promote cultural exchange between sister cities of Toledo, Ohio and Toledo, Spain (b.1913) and Activist and English professor (1927-?)
Collection contains pamphlets, programs, magazines, books, mementos and artifacts (Spanish dagger, flags, tie, sculpture, and armor), and visual materials (postcards and photographs) all related to the Zerners' involvement in the Association of Two Toledos. MSS-119, 3.5 linear feet plus sculpture and armor.
See also: entries under Civic Interests and Travel

Last Updated: 7/30/15