Canaday Center

Women

MATTIE ANDERSON SCRAPBOOK COLLECTION, 1860-1901. [PDF
Kindergarten teacher (1870's-?)
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 Education and Schools

BLACK WOMEN'S DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS RECORDS, 1987-1988, 1997-1999. [PDF]
Local political organization, founded in 1985.
Collection contains correspondence, newspaper articles, and assorted printed materials documenting the activities of the organization. MSS-168, .25 linear feet.
See also: entries under African-Americans and Politics and Government

LOUISE BRUNER COLLECTION, 1967-1989. [PDF]
Former art editor of the Toledo Blade
This collection contains clippings from Bruner’s work as art critic for the Toledo Blade.  MSS-215, .25 linear feet.

MARY BOYLE BURNS PAPERS, 1935-1977. [PDF
Vice chair, Ohio Democratic Party (1938-1968), Vice chair, Lucas County Democratic Party (1945-1968), Deputy clerk, Lucas County Board of Elections (1945-1971), (1892-1977)
Five scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings from three Toledo newspapers: the Blade, Times, and News-Bee. Most concern Democratic Party affairs, Toledo elections, and political issues such as relief payments and federal aid to Toledo (1935-1937); aid to parochial schools (1935-1936); property tax (1937); payroll income tax (1946); city government reorganization (1946); and township incorporation and annexation in the postwar years. The collection includes some photographs and pamphlets. MSS-034, 1 linear foot.
See also: entry under Politics and Government

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN/TOLEDO RECORDS, 1920-1997. [PDF]
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Organization advocating for Professional Women
Collection contains pictures, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, reports, scrapbooks, and audio-visual materials documenting the activities of this politically active social service organization. A supporter of such issues as Pay Equity for Women as well as an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, this organization has championed the causes of working women for most of the 20th century. MSS-137, 8.25 linear feet.
See also: entries under Business and Commerce and Civic Interests

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 Education and Schools

CENTER FOR WOMEN'S CONCERNS RECORDS, 1980-2004. [PDF]
Women's advocacy group (est. 1980)
Collection contains organizational records of the Center for Women’s Concerns consisting of Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws and Constitutions, membership lists, minutes, finances, newsletters, correspondence, and reports. MSS-210, .75 linear feet.

OLIVE A. COLTON COLLECTION, 1867-1961. [PDF]
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Suffragist, pamphleteer, philanthropist, and world traveler from Toledo, Ohio (1873-1972)
The bulk of the collection consists of postcards and scrapbooks. Colton traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and the world. There is also considerable information on her activities as a woman suffragist. Colton was a founder of Toledo's League of Women Voters in 1921, a member of the National Woman's Party in the 1930s, and served as a delegate to Carrie Chapman Catt's Woman's Centennial Congress in 1940. Materials in the collection include pamphlets, correspondence (1909 -1961), clippings, and autographs. MSS-008, 4 linear feet.
See also: entries under Collectors and Collecting, Social Life and Customs, and Travel

ADRIENNE CURTIS COLLECTION, 1920-1972. [PDF]
Teacher, Woodward and Whitney Vocational High Schools, Toledo, Ohio (1902-1995)
Collection includes a Bachelor's Thesis, correspondence, scrapbook materials, European postcards, poems, and various printed materials collected by Ms. Curtis.  MSS-117, .2 lin. ft. 

MARIAN G. ELFRING SCRAPBOOK, 1944-45. [PDF]
Toledo native who served in the U.S. Navy W.A.V.E.S during World War II. MSS-231, 1 volume.
See also: entry under War, Soldiers, and Veterans

LINDA FURNEY CITY COUNCIL FILES, 1984-1986.  [PDF
Toledo Councilwoman (1983-1986), later State of Ohio Senator (11th District)
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, Municipal Government, and Politics and Government

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

LINDA FURNEY PAPERS, 1985-1998. [PDF]
State of Ohio Senator from Toledo (11th District, 1987-2002)
Collection includes personal papers generated during Furney's service as State Senator, including House and Senate bills; legislative files; campaign and fund raising files; and correspondence. These materials reflect her interest in and support of labor, women's, and environmental issues. MSS-134, 40 linear feet.
See also: entries under Labor and Politics and Government

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

MARZOUELA GRAVER DIARIES, 1934-1988. [PDF]
Resident of Toledo, Ohio and Bay City, Michigan (1905-1992)
Collection consists of the diaries of Marzouela Graver, of Toledo, Ohio, and Bay City, Michigan. The diaries detail daily activities of Graver for these years: 1934, 1941-1950, 1952, 1954-1957, 1959-1968, and 1970-1988. MSS-283, 3 linear feet.
See also: entry under Social Life and Customs

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 Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre

FLORA WARD HINELINE PAPERS, 1900-1992. [PDF]
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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 Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre

ELIZABETH GOULD HOCHMAN COMPOSITIONS, 1945-1992. [PDF
Composer and piano teacher (1904-1995)
The bulk of this 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, 4.8 linear feet.
See also: entry under Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre 

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 Municipal Government and Politics and Government

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 Education and Schools

HHELEN 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 Education and Schools

MAHER FAMILY COLLECTION, 1757-1938. [PDF]
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Prominent Toledo family
Collection consists primarily of letters to William H. Maher (1846-1913), a businessman, writer, and political reformist, but also includes letters written to his wife Anne (Kelsey) Maher, as well as a few written to their daughter Amy Grace Maher, feminist and social activist. William also purchased a number of autographed letters and signatures from the Revolutionary, Early National, and Civil War eras. MSS-005, .75 linear feet.
See also: entries under Collectors and Collecting; Politics and Government; and War, Soldiers, and Veterans

BETTY MAUK PAPERS, 1969-1998. [PDF]
Community Activist, Toledo Ohio (1960's-Present)
Founder of Promenade Park in downtown Toledo, Mauk has championed a clean, safe, and revitalized downtown for over 30 years. Her papers consist of photographs, personal and business correspondence, printed materials, and ephemera related to various organizations she founded, causes she supported, and individuals with whom she corresponded. MSS-135, 2 linear feet.
See also: entry under Civic Interests

MONROE-CENTRAL BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CLUB, TOLEDO, OHIO, RECORDS, 1954-1993. [PDF
National civic organization providing fellowship and support for working women
Contains materials relating to local, regional, and national BPW clubs including by-laws and constitutions, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, and other printed materials and scrapbooks. MSS-100, 2.7 linear feet.
See also: entries under Business and Commerce and Civic Interests.

BETTY MORAIS PAPERS, 1976-2004. [PDF]
Activist and Director of Planned Parenthood of Northwest Ohio
This collection contains letters, awards, articles, memos, speeches, photographs, and other records pertaining to Morais's directorship of Planned Parenthood and to her activism in other areas. MSS-183, .5 linear foot.
See also: entry under Social Welfare

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN: TOLEDO, OHIO CHAPTER RECORDS, 1972-2004. [PDF]
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Largest women's rights organization in the United States (1966-Present)
This collection contains records of the local, state, and national chapters and includes meeting minutes; newsletters and other publications; bylaws; and annual conference programs. Subjects include job discrimination; affirmative action; ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment; Title IX compliance; and the Toledo group's association with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Local 544. MSS-035, 3.5 linear feet.
See also: entries under Labor and Politics and Government

GAIL PASS PAPERS, ca 1970-1997. [PDF]
Novelist and educator (1940-1997)
Collection contains materials documenting Gail Pass's writing career and business activities, correspondence, published material, personal fiction manuscripts, audiovisual content, and ephemera. MSS-177, 7.25 linear feet.
See also: entry under Literature.

BERTHA POTTER COLLECTION, 1941-1980s. [PDF]
Long time employee of Jeep
Collection consists largely of news articles collected by Ms. Potter during and after her years working for Jeep. MSS-213, .5 linear feet.
See also: entry under Labor

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, Education and Schools, Politics and Government, and Social Welfare

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

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 Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre

RUBY T. SCOTT PAPERS, 1690-1966. [PDF]
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Professor of English, University of Toledo (1891-1966)
The primary focus of this collection is a group of autographed letters and other documents of British origin (1690-1905). Other materials include correspondence, genealogical material, poetry, photographs, and a scrapbook that documents Scott's professional and personal life. MSS-006, 1.8 linear feet.
See also: entry under Collectors and Collecting

MARGARET SLATER COLLECTION, 1931-1954. [PDF]
Toledo police sergeant and head of Toledo police women's bureau (1892-1965)
This collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by police Sergeant Margaret Slater, which includes clippings from Toledo newspapers as well as photographs and journal articles. MSS-269, .25 linear feet.
See also: entry under Crime and Criminals

ELLA P. STEWART PAPERS, 1922-1987.  [PDF]
Pharmacist and civic leader of Toledo, Ohio (1893-1987)
This collection consists of scrapbooks and literary productions documenting Stewart's activities and honors. She was active in the Berea in Korea Foundation, the Pan-Pacific and South East Asia Women's Association, the Indiana Avenue Nursery, and the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Subjects include child care, famous figures in African-American history, and women's social clubs. MSS-052, 2 linear feet.
See also: entries under African-Americans, Civic Interests, Medicine & Health, and Social Welfare.

TOLEDO WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION RECORDS, 1903-1927. [PDF]
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One of the earliest organized groups working for women to have the right to vote (1869-1915)
The collection consists of minutes, 1909-1915; by-laws; speech notes; newspaper clippings; correspondence; pamphlets; and flyers pertaining to the suffrage movement and its activities. MSS-091, .25 linear feet.
See also: entry under Politics and Government

NAOMI TWINING COLLECTION, 1940s-1990s. [PDF]
Member in and officer of The American Civil Liberties Union of Northwest Ohio
The Naomi Twining papers largely consist of articles and publications used as research for her book on the history of the Northwest Ohio chapter of the ACLU.  The collection also contains reports and minutes from the Board of Directors, annual meetings, and interim reports, in addition to correspondence; drafts of Twining's book (They Fought for Civil Liberties: Genesis of the ACLU of Northwest Ohio); speeches; interview notes; and other materials.  MSS-216, 1 linear foot. 
See also: entry under Politics and Government

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 Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre

WOMEN'S ADVERTISING CLUB OF TOLEDO RECORDS, 1923-2002. [PDF]
Organization dedicated to promoting advertising through education and legislation (1920-1982)
This collection contains correspondence, meeting notes, newspaper clippings, artifacts, and other material documenting the history and activities of the organization. MSS-170, 1 linear foot.
See also: entry under Business and Commerce

MARY RUTH WOTHERSPOON PAPERS, 1983-1992. [PDF]
Author (b. 1924)
This collection consists of the notes taken by Mary Ruth Wotherspoon while she was researching her family history, a process that would become the basis for her book So Here I Am! But Where Did I Come From?. These notes include correspondence as well as conversations with her newly discovered family members. MSS-141, .2 linear feet.
See also: entry under Literature

MINNIE WUESTERFIELD PAPERS, 1899-1948. [PDF]
Toledo area property owner
Collection contains receipts for payments of real estate taxes on land owned by Minnie Wuesterfield in Lucas County, Ohio.  Most date between 1899 to 1922. MSS-247, .25 linear feet.

ZEIGLER HABILITATION HOMES, 1960s-2005. [PDF]
Intermediate care facility for persons with developmental disabilities and mental illness, founded in 1979 by Charlotte Zeigler
Contains photographs of the Zeigler family, the homes and their residents, Mrs. Zeigler's obituary, and sympathy cards.  MSS-208, .75 linear feet.
See also: entries under African-Americans, Disability History, and Social Welfare.

Last Updated: 6/26/15