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African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Genealogy. (3)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Religion. (3)
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Ohio -- Cleveland (2)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charities (2)
Baptists -- Ohio -- Cleveland (2)
Business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland (2)
Mount Sinai Baptist Church (Cleveland, Ohio) (2)
Mt. Zion Congregational Church (Cleveland, Ohio) (2)
African American History / Business/Industry / Labor/Union History (1)
African American History / Religion (1)
African American History / Women's History (1)
African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American inventors -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American politicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs (1)
African American women political activists -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
African Americans -- Civil rights (1)
African Americans -- Education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charities. (1)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Religion (1)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies, etc. (1)
African Americans -- Societies, etc. (1)
African Methodist Episcopal Church -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (1)
Bahai Faith (1)
Bahai Faith -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Bahai women -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Banks and banking -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Black nationalism. (1)
Cash, Raymond, 1919-1977 (1)
Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Church buildings -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Church records and registers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Church history -- Sources. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government (1)
Cleveland Public Library (1)
Community Action for Youth (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History (1)
Congressional Black Caucus (1)
Credit unions -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Disciples of Christ -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Dixon, Ardelia Bradley, 1916-1991 (1)
Faith Community United Credit Union (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Fifth Christian Church (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Fire prevention -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Forbes, George L., 1931- (1)
G.A. Morgan Hair Refining Company (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940 (1)
Greater Avery African Methodist Episcopal Church (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Hargrave, Mason (1)
Hill, David W. (1)
Hill, Luther F. (1)
Hough (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Interchurch Council of Greater Cleveland (1)
Inventors -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- (1)
Juvenile delinquency -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Martin family (1)
Mary B. Martin Elementary School (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Meat industry and trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Miller, Cleophus, 1952- (1)
Morgan, Garrett A., 1877-1963 (1)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (1)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Cleveland Branch (1)
Nursing homes -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Older African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Older people -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Poverty -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Public schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Race discrimination -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Ray's Sausage Company (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
School integration -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Stokes family (1)
Stokes, Carl (1)
Stokes, Louis, 1925- (1)
Traffic signs and signals. (1)
Universal Negro Improvement Association (1)
Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, August 1929 of the World (1)
University Circle (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Water tunnels -- Accidents -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Women in church work -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Youth -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social conditions. (1)
Youth -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
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1Title:  George and Louise Atchison Papers     
 Creator:  Atchison, George and Louise, Family 
 Dates:  1907-1957 
 Abstract:  George and Louise Atchison were residents of Cleveland, Ohio, during the mid-twentieth century. George worked as a letter carrier for the City of Cleveland and his wife, Louise, owned a boarding house and was a member of organizations like the Future Outlook League and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). The collection consists of advertisements, an application for the City of Cleveland Department of Safety, church materials, a Cleveland Indians souvenir scorecard, a cookbook, correspondence, Future Outlook League materials, letters, receipts and other financial records, photographs, a rosary, sheet music, and Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Cleveland materials. 
 Call #:  MS 5481 
 Extent:  .40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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2Title:  Eliza Bryant Village Auxiliary II Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Eliza Bryant Village Auxiliary II 
 Dates:  1913-2009 
 Abstract:  The Eliza Bryant Center Auxiliary II, formerly known as the Junior Board of the Eliza Bryant Center, was a group founded by African American women in 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio. Organized by Bessie Blue, it was to provide residents of the Eliza Bryant Center, a home for aged African Americans, with a cheerful and homelike atmosphere. Members of the Auxiliary raised funds to purchase items and supplies such as kitchen equipment, linen, beds, carpeting, and electronics. The collection consists of, annual reports, an article titled "Historical Focus on Forest City Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio", brochures and fliers, calendars, constitution and bylaws, correspondence, donor lists, financial reports, floor plans, histories of the Eliza Bryant Home, invitations, meeting minutes, membership rosters, memorials, newspaper clippings, newsletters, notes, photographs, poems and songs, press releases, proclamations, program books from Christmas/ Holiday Mart and various other events , quiz sheets, schedules, and vendor contracts. 
 Call #:  MS 5482 
 Extent:  1.00 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Older African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charities | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Older people -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Nursing homes -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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3Title:  Mount Sinai Baptist Church Records     
 Creator:  Mount Sinai Baptist Church 
 Dates:  1954-1998 
 Abstract:  Mount Sinai Baptist Church was founded in the African American community of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1927. The church outgrew several locations on Cleveland's east side until building its church on property purchased at 7510 Woodland Avenue in 1969. The collection consists of agendas, anniversary booklets, anniversary programs, annual reports, budgets, by-laws, church covenants, constitutions, a directory, event flyers, financial reports, funeral programs, a history book, letters, minutes, and newsletters. 
 Call #:  MS 5217 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Genealogy. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Baptists -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Church history -- Sources. | Hill, David W. | Hill, Luther F. | Mount Sinai Baptist Church (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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4Title:  Faith Community United Credit Union Records     
 Creator:  Faith Community United Credit Union 
 Dates:  1977-2001 
 Abstract:  Faith Community United Credit Union was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, as the Mount Sinai Baptist Church Credit Union in 1952 through the leadership of pastor Luther Hill. The collection consists of an anniversary booklet, annual meeting proceedings, and correspondence. 
 Call #:  MS 5218 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Banks and banking -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Baptists -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Credit unions -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Faith Community United Credit Union (Cleveland, Ohio) | Mount Sinai Baptist Church (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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5Title:  Community Action for Youth Records     
 Creator:  Community Action for Youth 
 Dates:  1958-1967 
 Abstract:  Community Action for Youth was a social services agency in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, created through a federal matching grant from the President's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime in 1963. Its goals included the reduction of juvenile delinquency and poverty through increased social services, educational opportunities, and job training. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, financial documents, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, notes, papers, proposals, reports, speeches, and statements. 
 Call #:  MS 5227 
 Extent:  1.20 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Community Action for Youth (Cleveland, Ohio) | Hough (Cleveland, Ohio) | Juvenile delinquency -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Poverty -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Race discrimination -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Youth -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social conditions. | Youth -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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6Title:  Mt. Zion Congregational Church Records     
 Creator:  Mt. Zion Congregational Church 
 Dates:  1888-2005 
 Abstract:  Mt. Zion Congregational Church was founded on September 11, 1864 when nineteen men and women formally gathered in Plymouth Church on Prospect Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. The predominantly African American congregation has moved many times throughout its history, including locations downtown, in the Central and Fairfax neighborhoods, and its current location (2014) in University Circle. Mt. Zion's congregation played a significant role in the settlement of freed slaves in Cleveland after the Civil War, the founding of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Association of Colored People (NAACP), and the founding of Eliza Bryant Village. The collection consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, historical sketches, programs, bulletins, and financial documents. 
 Call #:  MS 5231 
 Extent:  0.60 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Religion | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Church buildings -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History | Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Mt. Zion Congregational Church (Cleveland, Ohio) | University Circle (Cleveland, Ohio) | African American History / Religion
 
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7Title:  Fifth Christian Church Records     
 Creator:  Fifth Christian Church 
 Dates:  1964-1986 
 Abstract:  Fifth Christian Church, founded in 1964, is a predominately African-American church in the Disciples of Christ denomination located on Benwood Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. The church is a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and was recognized in 2009 by the Disciples of Christ for performing a significant number of baptisms. The collection consists of budgets, meeting minutes, membership lists, and programs. 
 Call #:  MS 5233 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Genealogy. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Religion. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Church records and registers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Disciples of Christ -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Fifth Christian Church (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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8Title:  Greater Avery African Methodist Episcopal Church Records     
 Creator:  Greater Avery African Methodist Episcopal Church 
 Dates:  1929-2008 
 Abstract:  Greater Avery African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded by Reverend James J. Price on April 21, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio. As the membership of the church grew, Reverend Price lead the church to purchase property at 2363 East 28th Street in 1920. In 1953, Greater Avery purchased the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Bethlehem Church on Wade Park Avenue. The collection consists of bulletins, calendars of events, correspondence, financial records, historical sketches, ledgers, newspaper clippings, programs, and scrapbooks. 
 Call #:  MS 5234 
 Extent:  1.00 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charities. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Genealogy. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Religion. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African Methodist Episcopal Church -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Greater Avery African Methodist Episcopal Church (Cleveland, Ohio) | Women in church work -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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9Title:  Ray's Sausage Company Records     
 Creator:  Ray's Sausage Company 
 Dates:  1952-1993 
 Abstract:  Ray's Sausage Company has been located in Cleveland, Ohio, on the corner of East 123rd Street and Imperial Avenue since it was founded by Ray Cash in 1952. The company factory manufactured and sold pure pork, beef sausage, pork and beef links, head cheese, and meat souse. The collection consists of advertisement information, client reports, competitor advertisements, delivery logs, delivery receipts, expense sheets, financial reports, financial summaries, government agency forms and tax information, inventories, meat industry pamphlets, newspaper clippings, personal papers, product packages and information, supplier lists and supplier receipts. 
 Call #:  MS 5238 
 Extent:  1.90 linear feet (5 containers) 
 Subjects:  African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Cash, Raymond, 1919-1977 | Meat industry and trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Ray's Sausage Company (Cleveland, Ohio) | African American History / Business/Industry / Labor/Union History
 
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10Title:  Alexander Martin Family Papers     
 Creator:  Martin, Alexander Family 
 Dates:  1927-1990 
 Abstract:  The Alexander Martin family was a prominent African American family in Cleveland, Ohio. Alexander H. Martin Sr. graduated with a law degree from Western Reserve University in 1897, one of the first African Americans to do so. Martin had a long career as an attorney and was active in Cleveland city politics. His wife, Mary Brown Martin, was a teacher and the first African American to serve on the Cleveland Public School Board. Their son, Alexander H. Martin, Jr. was an attorney and the first African American to run for mayor of Cleveland. Their daughter, Lydia, was a librarian at Western Reserve University. Sarah Martin Pereira, another daughter, was noted for her scholarship and her commitment to education. The collection consists of awards, biographies, certificates, correspondence, diplomas, a funeral book, histories, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, programs, and publications. 
 Call #:  MS 5210 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Religion. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Bahai Faith -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Bahai Faith | Bahai women -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Martin family | Mary B. Martin Elementary School (Cleveland, Ohio) | Mt. Zion Congregational Church (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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11Title:  Garrett A. Morgan Scrapbook     
 Creator:  Morgan, Garrett A. 
 Dates:  1913-1969 
 Abstract:  Garrett A. Morgan (1877-1963) was an African American entrepreneur and inventor whose inventions included an electric traffic signal and gas mask. Morgan moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1895 and opened his own sewing machine sales and repair shop in 1907. He received a patent on his gas mask in 1912 and formed the National Safety Device Company to manufacture and market it. He also established the G.A. Morgan Hair Refining Company, The Cleveland Call and Post, and the Wakeman Country Club for African Americans. The collection consists of a scrapbook that contains mostly newspaper articles and clippings, but also includes letters detailing the success of his products, magazine clippings, pamphlets, photocopied autobiography samples, photographs, product order requests, and a subscription and induction notice to the National Geographic Society. 
 Call #:  MS 5201 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American inventors -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Fire prevention -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | G.A. Morgan Hair Refining Company (Cleveland, Ohio) | Inventors -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Morgan, Garrett A., 1877-1963 | Traffic signs and signals. | Water tunnels -- Accidents -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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12Title:  Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, August 1929 of the World Records     
 Creator:  Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, August 1929 of the World 
 Dates:  1949-1993 
 Abstract:  The Universal Negro Improvement Association is an international African American fraternal and philanthropic organization founded in 1914 by Marcus Garvey. Originally designed to promote Pan-Africanism, it later developed into a radical political organization which advocated the repatriation of blacks to Africa. The UNIA, Inc. split into separate factions following the deportation of Marcus Garvey to Jamaica in 1927, and in 1929 Garvey officially denounced the UNIA, Inc. operating out of New York and established the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, August 1929 of the World ("UNIA-ACL 1929"). This latter organization has been headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1940-1949 and from 1975 to the present (2014). In 2007, both UNIA organizations held a unification conference and have operated as a single organization since that time. The collection consists of agendas, articles of incorporation, by-laws, charts, constitutions, correspondence, a death certificate, dues books, financial documents, flyers, lists, maps, membership applications and cards, minutes, newspapers, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, press releases, reports, resolutions, and statements. 
 Call #:  MS 5229 
 Extent:  0.80 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies, etc. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African Americans -- Societies, etc. | Black nationalism. | Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940 | Hargrave, Mason | Miller, Cleophus, 1952- | Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, August 1929 of the World | Universal Negro Improvement Association
 
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13Title:  Louis Stokes Scrapbooks     
 Creator:  Stokes, Louis 
 Dates:  1948-1998 
 Abstract:  Louis Stokes (b. 1925) served in the United States House of Representatives from the 21st and 11th congressional districts of Ohio from 1968-1999, representing the east side of Cleveland and several of its suburbs. The first African American from Ohio to serve in the House of Representatives, Stokes chaired the House Select Committee on Assassinations, the Ethics Committee, the House Intelligence Committee, and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs, HUD and independent agencies as well as work on the House Select Committee on Covert Arms Transactions with Iran. He was also a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the dean of the Ohio Congressional Delegation. The collection consists of 31 volumes containing mostly newspaper articles and clippings but also including awards, certificates, Congressional Record excerpts, editorials, invitations, magazine articles, newsletters, pamphlets, press releases, programs, and other such material. There is also an external hard-drive included with digital images of the volumes. 
 Call #:  MS 5152 
 Extent:  10.20 linear feet (31 volumes and 1 container) 
 Subjects:  African American politicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African Americans -- Civil rights | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government | Congressional Black Caucus | Forbes, George L., 1931- | Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Stokes family | Stokes, Carl | Stokes, Louis, 1925-
 
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14Title:  Ardelia Bradley Dixon Papers     
 Creator:  Dixon, Ardelia Bradley 
 Dates:  1931-1991 
 Abstract:  Ardelia Bradley Dixon (1916-1991) was a lifelong African American rights activist and philanthropist in Cleveland, Ohio. Dixon served as secretary at the Antioch Baptist Church, Central High School, and John Hay High School. She served on the boards and committees of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Cleveland Public Library. In 1963, Dixon took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom for Colored People led by Martin Luther King, Jr., and was passionate about the issues of desegregation in schools and racial violence. She volunteered at the Interchurch Council of Greater Cleveland, the National Council of Churches, Fairhill Mental Health Center, and the Phillis Wheatley Center. The collection includes booklets, brochures, cards, church programs, correspondence, funeral booklets, hymns, letters, letters to the editor of the Plain Dealer, magazine and newspaper clippings, notes, pamphlets, photographs and negatives, postcards, schedules of events, scrapbooks, and telegrams. 
 Call #:  MS 5199 
 Extent:  1.80 linear feet (2 containers and 2 volumes) 
 Subjects:  African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African American women political activists -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charities | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority | Cleveland Public Library | Dixon, Ardelia Bradley, 1916-1991 | Interchurch Council of Greater Cleveland | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Cleveland Branch | Public schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland | School integration -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African American History / Women's History
 
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