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1Title:  Shaker Manuscripts     
 Creator:  Shaker Communities 
 Dates:  1723-1952 
 Abstract:  The Shakers were a religious communal society founded and originally led by Mother Ann Lee, who came to America from England in 1774. By 1826 communities were established throughout New England and the Midwest, as well as in Georgia and Florida. In 1911 Wallace H. Cathcart, Director of the Western Reserve Historical Society, began collecting Shaker memorabilia. The collection consists of covenants, laws, legal records, land records, financial records, membership records, correspondence, diaries, journals, testimonies, biographies, addresses, sermons, essays, inspired writings and drawings (also known as spirit drawings), other writings, music, poetry, recipes, prescriptions, school books, instructional texts, scrapbooks, photographs, and miscellaneous material relating to 20 Shaker communities located in 10 eastern States. 
 Call #:  MS 3944 
 Extent:  122.00 linear feet (392 containers, 1 oversize folder, and 121 reels of microfilm) 
 Subjects:  Shakers -- Archives. | Shakers -- United States -- History -- Sources -- Bibliography. | Shakers -- United States. | Shakers -- Manuscripts. | Shakers -- Statistics. | Shakers -- Correspondence. | Shakers -- Personal narratives. | Shakers -- Biography. | Shakers -- Government. | Shakers -- Cookbooks. | Shakers -- Formulas, recipes, etc. | Shakers -- Education. | Shakers -- Songs and music. | Shakers -- Sermons. | Sermons, American. | American poetry -- Shaker authors. | Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions. | Shakers -- Maine -- Alfred. | Shakers -- New Hampshire -- Canterbury. | Shakers -- Connecticut -- Enfield. | Shakers -- New Hampshire -- Enfield. | Shakers -- New York (State) -- Groveland. | Shakers -- New York (State) -- Sodus (Town) | Shakers -- New York (State) -- Mount Lebanon. | Shakers -- New York (State) -- Watervliet. | Shakers -- Massachusetts -- Hancock. | Shakers -- Massachusetts -- Harvard. | Shakers -- Massachusetts -- Shirley. | Shakers -- Massachusetts -- Tyringham. | Shakers -- Maine -- Sabbathday Lake. | Shakers -- Ohio -- North Union. | Shakers -- Ohio -- Union Village. | Shakers -- Ohio -- Watervliet. | Shakers -- Ohio -- Whitewater. | Shakers -- Indiana -- West Union. | Shakers -- Florida. | Shakers -- Kentucky -- Pleasant Hill. | Shakers -- Kentucky -- South Union. | Spirit writings. | Shaker drawing. | Visions in art.
 
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2Title:  Shaker manuscripts     
 Dates:   
 Notes:  Title from box. 
 Call #:  Microfilm (Cab. 40:1) 
 Extent:  7 rolls of microfilm. 
 Subjects:  Shakers -- United States -- History -- Sources -- Bibliography | Shakers -- Archives | Shakers -- United States
 
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3Title:  Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Collection of Papers, Photographs and Audiovisual Materials     
 Creator:  Nature Center at Shaker Lakes 
 Dates:  1880-2015 
 Abstract:  The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, established in 1966 on part of the site of the original North Union Shaker Community, was the result of a grassroots effort to prevent the construction of two interstate highways which would have bisected major sections of Shaker Heights and Cleveland Heights and caused property loss and damage to the Doan Brook watershed. The collection consists of administrative documents, architectural drawings, audiovisual materials, clippings, correspondence, financial documents, flyers, legal documents, maps, minutes, negatives, photographs, publications, reports, scrapbooks, signs, and studies. 
 Call #:  MS 5367 
 Extent:  29.88 linear feet (39 containers) 
 Subjects:  Nature Center at Shaker Lakes -- History. | Shaker Lakes Region (Ohio) | Highway Planning -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Citizen Participation. | Doan Brook (Ohio) | Shaker Heights (Ohio) -- History | Shaker Lakes Region (Ohio) -- Environmental Aspects. | Parks -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Nature centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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4Title:  Thomas F. Campbell Papers     
 Creator:  Campbell, Thomas F. 
 Dates:  1897-2004 
 Abstract:  Thomas Campbell was an author, community leader, and professor and university administrator who co-founded the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and served as its director. Campbell served as president of the City Club of Cleveland, and was instrumental in opening its doors to women. He directed the Cleveland Heritage Program for Cleveland Public Library. He ran for mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1977. He founded the Irish American Archives Society and was deeply involved in the Irish American community of Cleveland, as well as numerous other groups in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The collection consists of agendas, awards, biographical data, correspondence, diaries, a dissertation, examination papers, flyers, invitations, magazine articles, memberships, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, plays, poems, programs, recipes, reports, resumes, speeches, workshops and writings. 
 Call #:  MS 4925 
 Extent:  9.43 linear feet (10 containers and 3 oversize folders) 
 Subjects:  Campbell, Thomas F. | Case Western Reserve University. Dept. of History. | Ohio State University. Dept. of History. | Cleveland State Univeristy. | Cleveland State University. Dept. of History. | Cleveland State University. College of Urban Affairs. | Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. | Cleveland Public Library | City Club of Cleveland. | Irish American Archives Society (Cleveland, Ohio) | Western Reserve Historical Society. History Library. | Cleveland Restoration Society. | Friends of Howe Mansion. | Social Welfare History Group | Friends of Shaker Square. | Irish-American Partnership. | American Friends Service Committee. | Philosophical Club of Cleveland. | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Irish Americans. | College teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | College administrators -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Civic leaders -- Ohio -- Cleveland | City planning -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Crime -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Criminal justice, Administration of -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Historic preservation -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Mayors -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Biography | Minorities -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Municiapl home rule -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Neighborhood planning -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Police -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Political campaigns -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Riots -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Economic conditions. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Ethnic relations. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- History. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social conditions. | Shaker Square (Cleveland, Ohio) | Northern Ireland -- Politics and government.
 
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5Title:  Miriam Anne Cramer Papers     
 Creator:  Cramer, Miriam Anne 
 Dates:  1905-1979 
 Abstract:  Miriam Cramer (1905-1980) was a well-known playwright, lecturer, teacher and fashion designer in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. She graduated from Flora Stone Mather College in 1928, then from Western Reserve University's School of Graduate Studies in 1941 after writing "More Love Brother" for her master's thesis. This musical play (included in this collection), concerning the North Union Shaker community in the 1860s, was performed at Cain Park, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in 1945. She also studied dance with Eleanor Frampton and Martha Graham, and taught at Laurel and Cain Park schools in the Cleveland area. She was married to Sidney Andorn, but continued to use her maiden name, Miriam Cramer. The collection consists of clippings, correspondence, miscellaneous papers and publications, musical publications, research notes, scrapbook materials, speeches, and writings. The collection primarily pertains to Cramer's research on the Shaker communities in the eastern United States, including their lifestyle, religion, folklore and medicine. 
 Call #:  MS 4233 
 Extent:  1.00 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Cramer, Miriam Anne, 1905-1980. | Barker, Mildred, Sister. | Shakers -- Drama. | Shakers -- United States -- History -- Sources. | United Society of Believers. | Shakers. | Women -- Social conditions.
 
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6Title:  Myra Caley Gibbs Papers     
 Creator:  Gibbs, Myra Caley 
 Dates:  1884-1972 
 Abstract:  Myra Caley Gibbs (1871-1964) was a Warrensville Township, Ohio, native and descendant of Daniel and Moses Warren. She married Samuel L. Gibbs, who helped the Van Sweringen brothers develop Shaker Heights. She also maintained an interest in the North Union Shaker community. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, diaries, a journal, genealogical materials, a probate inventory, writings, and scrapbooks for Gibbs and some members of her immediate family. 
 Call #:  MS 4111 
 Extent:  0.75 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Gibbs, Myra Caley, 1871-1964. | Caley family. | Gibbs family. | Shakers -- Ohio -- North Union.
 
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7Title:  Prudence Asenath Stickney Papers     
 Creator:  Stickney, Prudence Asenath 
 Dates:  1936-1949 
 Abstract:  Prudence Asenath Stickney (1860-1950) was the Eldress of the Sabbathday Lake Shakers in Maine. The collection consists of copies of letters, primarily ALS from Prudence Stickney and TLS from Herbert Hoover, and of birthday, Christmas and Easter cards. Eldress Stickney's letters convey support of the ex-president's speeches and policies, while his convey thanks for gifts she sent him. 
 Call #:  MS 3730 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Stickney, Prudence Asenath, 1860-1950. | Shakers -- Maine -- Correspondence.
 
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8Title:  Joseph Ceruti Papers     
 Creator:  Ceruti, Joseph 
 Dates:  1923-1993 
 Abstract:  Joseph Ceruti (1912-1993) was a prominent architect and member of the Italian-American community in Cleveland. He graduated from East Technical High School in 1929, and earned a degree in architecture at Western Reserve University in 1934. After working for Warner & Swasey during World War II, he went into private practice in 1947. Some of his clients included Case Institute of Technology (later Case Western Reserve University), Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), Fenn College (later Cleveland State University), Cleveland Public Library, the Cleveland Board of Education (Adlai Stevenson School), Warner & Swasey, and Motch & Merryweather. He was active in the American Institute of Architects, and was a member of many organizations including the board of directors of Alta Social Settlement House and the Fine Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Cleveland. The collection consists of architectural drawings and specifications, clippings, contracts, correspondence, general office files, photographs, and slides. 
 Call #:  MS 5391 
 Extent:  186.01 linear feet (77 containers, 456 rolled architectural drawings, and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Architects -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Italian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History. | Warner & Swasey. | Architecture -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Buildings -- Designs and plans.
 
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9Title:  Charles Beard Papers     
 Creator:  Beard, Charles 
 Dates:  1919-1975 
 Abstract:  Charles Beard was born in Georgia and raised in Newport, Rhode Island. He enlisted in the United States Air Force during World War II, serving as a fighter pilot, after training at Tuskegee Air Force Base. In 1945, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Western Reserve University. In 1946, he served as a junior city planner for the City Planning Commission, and in the 1950s worked for the Cleveland Urban Renewal Agency. In the late 1950s, he was promoted to Chief City Planner for Cleveland, and in the 1960s, became the Director of Plan of Action for Tomorrow's Housing (PATH). From the late 1970s to the early 1980s, he held a position as a government liaison with the Federation for Community Planning. He also was founder of the Friends of Shaker Square and Fair Housing, Inc. He helped organize the North Coast Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., in 1993. The collection consists of reports, speeches, proposals, correspondence, agendas, annual reports, financial statements, newsletters, notes, ordinances, bibliographies, booklets, tables, pamphlets, publications, lists, and maps. The majority of the material relates to Beard's career as Chief City Planner for the City Planning Commission. 
 Call #:  MS 4802 
 Extent:  1.80 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  Beard, Charles, 1923-1993. | Cleveland (Ohio). City Planning Commission. | Federation for Community Planning. | Plan of Action for Tomorrow's Housing (Cleveland, Ohio). | Fair Housing Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio) | Friends of Shaker Square. | Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. North Coast Chapter. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | City planning -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Urban renewal -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government.
 
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10Title:  Saint Luke's Foundation (Hospital) Records     
 Creator:  Saint Luke's Hospital 
 Dates:  1904-1997 
 Abstract:  Saint Luke's Hospital was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1894 as the Cleveland General Hospital. Its purpose was to provide clinical training for medical students of Wooster University and as a training school for nurses. At the same time, the College Building and Hospital Association was incorporated. The College Building and Hospital Association became the Saint Luke's Hospital Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1904. Medical staff at the hospital affiliated with the medical department of Ohio Wesleyan University. In 1906 Cleveland General Hospital was renamed Saint Luke's Hospital. Cleveland industrialist and philanthropist Francis Fleury Prentiss provided financial support and leadership, serving as president of the association from 1906 until his death in 1937. His wife, Elisabeth Severance Allen Prentiss, succeeded him as president until her death in 1944. The Saint Luke's Hospital School of Nursing closed in 1970. In 1980, the Saint Luke's Hospital Association adopted a long range plan of acquisition and new programs. By 1983, it held leases on five medical buildings and had control over Saint Luke's Hospital, Shaker Medical Center Hospital, and the for-profit Medical Outreach Services, Inc. In 1992, the Saint Luke's system merged with MetroHealth Medical Center, and its name was changed to MetroHealth Saint Luke's Medical Center. The merger dissolved in 1993, but the affiliation continued. In 1993 the name of the hospital changed once more, becoming Saint Luke's Medical Center. In 1997, Saint Luke's Medical Center was sold to Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation and its regional partners, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine. The proceeds of this sale and the endowments of the Saint Luke's Hospital Association and Saint Luke's Medical Center were used to create the Saint Luke's Foundation. The collection consists of the institutional records of Saint Luke's Hospital, MetroHealth Saint Luke's Medical Center, Saint Luke's Medical Center, and the Saint Luke's Hospital Association, including historical records, correspondence, contracts and agreements, minutes, financial statements, wills, newspaper clippings, publications, transcripts, reports, and surveys. 
 Call #:  MS 4786 
 Extent:  16.41 linear feet (17 containers and 1 oversize container) 
 Subjects:  Prentiss, Francis Fleury, 1858-1937. | Prentiss, Elisabeth Severance Allen, 1865-1944. | Cleveland General Hospital. | Saint Luke's Hospital (Cleveland, Ohio) -- History. | College Building and Hospital Association. | Saint Luke's Hospital Association (Cleveland Ohio). | Saint Luke's Hospital School of Nursing. | MetroHealth Medical Center. | MetroHealth Saint Luke's Medical Center. | Saint Luke's Medical Center. | Saint Luke's Foundation. | Methodist Episcopal Church -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Methodist Church -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Hospitals -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Nurses -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Hospital benefactors -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Hospitals -- Maternity services -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Philanthropists -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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11Title:  Joseph Doherty Papers     
 Creator:  Doherty, Joseph 
 Dates:  1921-1944 
 Abstract:  Joseph Doherty (1889-1965) was a public relations officer for Oris P. and Mantis J. Van Sweringen, developers of the Cleveland, Ohio, suburb of Shaker Heights, and Cleveland's Terminal Tower and Union Terminal complex. The Van Sweringen brothers established a railroad empire in the 1920s which collapsed during the Depression. Doherty wrote a history of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad entitled, Smooth is the road. The collection consists of correspondence, press releases, official statements of the Van Sweringens, promotional materials for the Van Sweringen projects, including Shaker Village, Ohio, magazine articles about the Van Sweringens, newspaper clippings, and a manuscript by Doherty concerning the Van Sweringen brothers. The collection contains information relative to the Chesapeake and Ohio, Nickel Plate and Pere Marquette railroads. 
 Call #:  MS 4304 
 Extent:  1.01 linear feet (3 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Doherty, Joseph, 1889-1965. | Van Sweringen, Oris Paxton, 1879-1936. | Van Sweringen, Mantis James, 1881-1935. | Van Sweringen Company -- Public relations. | Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. | New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad. | Pere Marquette Railway. | Railroads -- United States. | Shaker Heights (Ohio) -- History -- Sources.
 
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12Title:  Warrensville Center Synagogue Records     
 Creator:  Warrensville Center Synagogue 
 Dates:  1925-1990 
 Abstract:  The Warrensville Center Synagogue, an Orthodox Jewish congregation in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, was established in 1959 as a result of a merger between three smaller synagogues, the Tetiever Ahavath Achim Anshe Sfard Congregation, the Kinsman Jewish Center, and Congregation Nvai Zedek. In 1970, Sherith Jacob Israel, the Eddy Road Jewish Center-Memorial Synagogue joined Warrensville Center. This congregation was itself a merger of Sherith Jacob and Sherith Israel of Mount Pleasant congregations. In 1972, Shaker-Lee Congregation was absorbed by the Warrensville Center Synagogue. Shaker-Lee Congregation was the result of a previous merger of Ohel Jacob, Ohel Yavne, and Tifereth Israel (not to be confused with The Temple-Tifereth Israel, a Reform congregation) congregations. The collection consists of organizational documents, membership lists, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and program brochures. Included is the card file (1950-1989) of funerals of congregants maintained by Rabbi Jacob Muskin, leader of the Kinsman Jewish Center (1950-1959) and the Warrensville Center Synagogue (1959-1990). Also included is the Warrensville Center Synagogue membership card file (1959), arranged alphabetically by family name and coded to indicate the members' original congregational affiliation. 
 Call #:  MS 4758 
 Extent:  3.30 linear feet (6 containers) 
 Subjects:  Warrensville Center Synagogue (Cleveland Heights, Ohio). | Kinsman Jewish Center (Cleveland, Ohio). | Tetiever Ahavath Achim Anshe Sfard Congregation (Cleveland, Ohio). | Sherith Israel Congregation (Cleveland, Ohio). | Sherith Jacob Congregation (Cleveland, Ohio). | Nvai Zedek Congregation (Cleveland, Ohio). | Shaker-Lee Congregation (Shaker Heights, Ohio). | Orthodox Judaism -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Synagogues -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Organization and administration.
 
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13Title:  Margaret Manor Butler Papers, Series II     
 Creator:  Butler, Margaret Manor 
 Dates:  1950-1971 
 Abstract:  Margaret Manor Butler was a historian in the Cleveland, Ohio, area who wrote several books on the history of Lakewood, Ohio and the Western Reserve, including: A Pictorial History of the Western Reserve, 1796-1860. The collection consists of correspondence and county subject files concerning the publication of: A Pictorial history of the Western Reserve. The collection pertains largely to the process of compiling a pictorial history and to the history of the Western Reserve. 
 Call #:  MS 4453 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Butler, Margaret Manor, 1898-1971. | Women historians -- Ohio. | Western Reserve (Ohio) -- History -- Pictorial works. | Western Reserve (Ohio) -- History -- Sources. | Butler, Margaret Manor, 1898-1971. A pictorial history of the Western Reserve, 1796-1860
 
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14Title:  Van Sweringen Company Records     
 Creator:  Van Sweringen Company 
 Dates:  1923-1934 
 Abstract:  The Van Sweringen Company was a real estate development firm formed by Oris P. and Mantis J. Van Sweringen, two brothers who, in 1905, began purchasing land in what is now Shaker Heights, Ohio, 8 miles southeast of Cleveland. The land, originally part of Warrensville Twp., was settled in 1822 by the celibate North Union Shaker community, which disbanded in 1889. The Van Sweringen idea was the development of a comprehensively planned "garden city" suburb which included the maintenance of natural topography and lakes, curving roads, and specific locations for apartments, commercial areas, public schools, churches and private secondary schools. The plan was achieved in the 1920s and 1930s, with the company managing and enforcing strict zoning and building restrictions, deed (including ethnic and racial) restrictions, and architectural design guidelines. The suburb grew to a population of nearly 18,000 by 1930, in large part due to the construction by the Van Sweringens of the Shaker Rapid Transit, a high-speed, convenient railway link to downtown Cleveland with a traffic-free right-of-way. The Van Sweringens were very private men, and most of their personal and company records have been destroyed. The collection consists of correspondence; sales prospectuses and brochures; lot valuations and reports; newspaper and periodical clippings; development maps, graphs, miscellaneous demographic information and photographs re: Shaker Village, Shaker Heights and Shaker Country Estates; plat maps, plans, restrictions and opinions re: development along, and the extension of, Shaker Blvd.; and maps of triangles and strips deeded to the municipalities of Shaker Hts., Beachwood and Pepper Pike. The collection pertains primarily to the development of the company's Shaker Country Estates, and is a good source for local history and the history of planned communities. 
 Call #:  MS 4527 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Van Sweringen Company -- Public relations. | Real property -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Maps. | Real estate development -- Ohio -- Shaker Heights. | Real estate management -- Ohio -- Shaker Heights. | City planning -- Ohio -- Shaker Heights. | Planned communities -- Ohio -- Shaker Heights. | Land use -- Ohio -- Shaker Heights. | Shaker Country Estates. | Shaker Heights (Ohio) -- History -- Sources. | Shaker Heights (Ohio) -- Maps. | Cuyahoga County (Ohio) -- Maps.
 
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15Title:  Joseph L. and Edith L. Weinberg Papers     
 Creator:  Weinberg, Joseph L. and Edith L. 
 Dates:  1870-1986 
 Abstract:  Joseph L. Weinberg was a prominent Cleveland, Ohio, architect and senior partner of Weinberg, Teare, Fischer, Herman. Edith L. Weinberg was a program director at the Young Men's and Women's Hebrew Association in Pittsburgh (1926-1933) and was a leader in many Jewish and community service organizations. Her mother, Stella S. Lazarus was secretary at the Jewish Orphan Asylum in Cleveland, Ohio (1923-1933). The collection consists of agendas, brochures, certificates, clippings, contracts, correspondence, drawings, genealogical charts, inventories, invitations, lists, memoirs, minutes, newsletters, notebooks, programs, reports, scrapbooks, speech texts, telegrams and writings. 
 Call #:  MS 4051 
 Extent:  3.20 linear feet (5 containers) 
 Subjects:  Weinberg, Joseph, 1890-1977 | Weinberg, Edith Lazarus, 1902-1987 | Architects -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Architecture -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Jewish women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs | Women volunteers in social service -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Volunteer workers in social service -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Youth, Jewish -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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16Title:  Western Reserve Manuscripts (Western Reserve Historical Society Manuscript Vertical File)     
 Creator:  Various 
 Dates:  1636-1991 
 Abstract:  The Western Reserve Manuscripts is a collection of small manuscript accessions that have been donated to the Western Reserve Historical Society since its founding in 1867. These manuscripts often consist of one document but can include multiple items contained in one folder. This collection of material documents numerous subjects and themes in the history of Cleveland, Ohio, and the region of northeast Ohio known as the Western Reserve. The collection consists of advertisements, agreements, applications, articles, autobiographies, autograph books and autographs, biographical sketches, certificates, correspondence, deeds, diaries, drawings, envelopes, genealogies, histories, indentures, invoices, letters, lists, manuscripts, memoranda, newspaper clippings, notes, papers, photographs, poems, receipts, reports, scripts, speech transcripts, telegrams, and other material. Western Reserve Historical Society library staff began to describe these manuscripts in this finding aid in 2015. This is an ongoing project that will be updated for public access as the project progresses in real time. 
 Call #:  MS 5362 
 Extent:  27.80 linear feet (29 containers) 
 Subjects:  Western Reserve (Ohio) -- History. | Western Reserve (Ohio) -- Surveys. | Pioneers -- Ohio -- Western Reserve. | Real property -- Ohio -- Western Reserve. | Surveyors -- Ohio -- Western Reserve. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- History. | Connecticut Land Company. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Genealogy. | Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History. | Business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources. | Slavery -- United States -- History -- Sources. | United States -- History -- 19th century. | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- 19th century. | Temperance -- Ohio -- Societies, etc. | Antislavery movements -- Ohio.
 
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17Title:  Jewish Women International, Cleveland Chapter Records, Series III     
 Creator:  Jewish Women International, Cleveland Chapter 
 Dates:  1946-1989 
 Abstract:  Jewish Women International (f. 1897) began in San Francisco to promote social activities among B'nai B'rith families. The first B'nai B'rith auxiliary was founded in 1909, and auxiliaries grew rapidly in the 1920s and 1930s to 178 groups and over 17,000 members reaching a peak in the 1950s with 600 chapters. In 1963 B'nai B'rith Women became an independent organization. The organization's mission has adapted to changing issues facing women, children, and families, including anti-Semitism, reproductive rights, and domestic violence. In 1995 the organization changed its name to Jewish Women International. In Cleveland, Ohio, the first chapter of B'nai B'rith Women was the Heights Chapter #119, founded in 1933, followed one month later by the Cleveland Chapter #121. During the 1930s and 1940s eleven more chapters were created, with one more in the 1950s. In addition, Cleveland chapters assisted in the organization of Women's District Grand Lodge No. 2, which included several midwestern states. The district was headed by Clevelanders Mrs. David Copland in 1936 and Lydia Woldman in 1940. In 1953, Woldman also served as president of the Women's Supreme Council, the national body which coordinated 620 chapters. Declining numbers in the 1980s caused a restructuring of the local chapters, combining twelve chapters into one new chapter, #1736, consisting of 1,500 women. The collection consists of announcements, bulletins, correspondence, budgets, flyers, invitations, lists, minutes, programs, and speeches. 
 Call #:  MS 5141 
 Extent:  0.60 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Jewish Women International (Organization). Cleveland Chapter. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charities. | Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Women in charitable work -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women volunteers in social service -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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18Title:  Cleveland Foundation Records, Series III     
 Creator:  Cleveland Foundation 
 Dates:  1955-1999 
 Abstract:  The Cleveland Foundation was the first community trust established in the United States. It was organized in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914 by Frederick J. Goff and the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Trust Company. It has provided funds for educational and artistic development and for humanitarian purposes such as housing and aid to children and the handicapped. The collection consists of grant files, both accepted and declined, which include agreements, award letters, brochures, budgets, correspondence, evaluations, financial statements, forms, memoranda, newsletters, notes, press releases, programs, proposals, and reports. All photographs and audio/visual media have been retained in their respective grant files. The Cleveland Foundation Assistance to Other Foundations series contains much the same document types as the grant files. Other document types contained in the collection include annual reports, articles, budgets, correspondence, declaration of trusts, forms, indexes, lists, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, notes, and reports. The dates of the grant files and assistance to other files series are not necessarily a date range of what is in the file, but are the dates given as the grant periods on the paperwork contained in the files. 
 Call #:  MS 5237 
 Extent:  365.80 linear feet (383 containers) 
 Subjects:  Arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Cleveland Foundation | Community development -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Economic development -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Endowments -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Human services -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | University Circle (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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19Title:  Jewish Community Center of Cleveland Records     
 Creator:  Jewish Community Center of Cleveland 
 Dates:  1899-1966 
 Abstract:  The Jewish Community Center of Cleveland, Ohio, was formed in 1948 by the merger of the Council Educational Alliance (est. 1899), Camp Wise (est. 1907), the Jewish Young Adult Bureau (est. 1939), and the Cultural Department of the Jewish Community Council (est. 1945), for the purpose of providing recreational social and cultural programs to Cleveland's Jewish community. By 1959 the center moved from Cleveland to the suburb of Cleveland Heights. The collection consists of minutes, reports, administrative files, financial records, and other records of the Jewish Community Center, the Council Educational Alliance, and the Jewish Young Adult Bureau, and camp applications, historical material and other records of Camp Wise. 
 Call #:  MS 3668 
 Extent:  49.60 linear feet (47 containers) 
 Subjects:  Jewish Community Center of Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies, etc. | Community centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Recreation centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish community centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Recreation -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social life and customs. | Yiddish drama -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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20Title:  Western Reserve Manuscripts (Western Reserve Historical Society Manuscript Vertical File)     
 Creator:  Various 
 Dates:  1636-1991 
 Abstract:  The Western Reserve Manuscripts is a collection of small manuscript accessions that have been donated to the Western Reserve Historical Society since its founding in 1867. These manuscripts often consist of one document but can include multiple items contained in one folder. This collection of material documents numerous subjects and themes in the history of Cleveland, Ohio, and the region of northeast Ohio known as the Western Reserve. The collection consists of advertisements, agreements, applications, articles, autobiographies, autograph books and autographs, biographical sketches, certificates, correspondence, deeds, diaries, drawings, envelopes, genealogies, histories, indentures, invoices, letters, lists, manuscripts, memoranda, newspaper clippings, notes, papers, photographs, poems, receipts, reports, scripts, speech transcripts, telegrams, and other material. Western Reserve Historical Society library staff began to describe these manuscripts in this finding aid in 2015. This is an ongoing project that will be updated for public access as the project progresses in real time. 
 Call #:  MS 5362 
 Extent:  27.80 linear feet (29 containers) 
 Subjects:  Western Reserve (Ohio) -- History. | Western Reserve (Ohio) -- Surveys. | Pioneers -- Ohio -- Western Reserve. | Real property -- Ohio -- Western Reserve. | Surveyors -- Ohio -- Western Reserve. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- History. | Connecticut Land Company. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Genealogy. | Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History. | Business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources. | Slavery -- United States -- History -- Sources. | United States -- History -- 19th century. | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- 19th century. | Temperance -- Ohio -- Societies, etc. | Antislavery movements -- Ohio.
 
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