The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection


Finding Aid

Cornelius Ackerman Collection, 1961 to 1972


Size: .5 linear feet

Provenance: Cornelius Ackerman (Emeritus Professor) August 3rd, 1982

Access: Open

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Processing Note:

Condition: Very Good

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: Joel F. Wurl, August 25th, 1982

Historical/Biographical Sketch

Cornelius Ackerman was a professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Toledo from 1946 to 1958. During his time at the University, Ackerman held various other positions. From 1960 to 1963, he was Assistant to the President. After that, from 1964 to 1972, Ackerman served as the director of the Physical Plant. While director, Ackerman also took on responsibility to photograph the growing stages of UT as new buildings and parking lots were added. When the project was substantially completed in 1972, Ackerman retired after 26 years as a faculty member at UT.

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of photographic slides showing UT buildings and grounds. The large majority of the images cover the 1960’s decade while only a few illustrate construction projects of the early 1970’s. These slides were created by Cornelius Ackerman, director of the Physical Plant. For more information on the Physical Plant, consult the vertical files.

Slides are grouped by subject with several, generally, relating to a particular subject. The subjects mainly consist of specific campus development projects, such as additions to campus and the construction of specific buildings. These slides are especially significant in that they depict various stages of the construction or modification process in most cases.

Individual slides are arranged chronologically within the subject groupings and are maintained in eight 40 slot slide trays.


Folder List

Item Description

Road/ Construction Scenes (1961-1966)

Parking Lot Development (1961-1969)

Bridge Construction (1961-1964)

Re-Routing of the Ottawa River (1961-1964)

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Health Education Building (1967)

Severe Campus Flood (1969)

Arial Views of Campus


Parks Tower (1971-1972)

Engineering-Science (1962-1965)

Snyder Memorial (1962-1964)

Sociology- Anthropology (1967)

Carter Hall (1964-1966)

Bowman-Oddy (1965-1967)

Ritter Observatory (1965-1966)

University Hall (1962-1966)

Carlson Library (1972)

Law School (1972)



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