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1Title:  Arthur and Murtis Taylor Family Papers     
 Creator:  Taylor, Arthur and Murtis Family 
 Dates:  1895-1979 
 Abstract:  Arthur and Murtis Taylor were community leaders active in Cleveland, Ohio, African American organizations. They both worked at Karamu House and Outhwaite Homes Housing Project. Arthur then became an insurance underwriter and Murtis became director of Mount Pleasant Community Center and coordinator of the Federation for Community Planning's Project on Aging. Their son Bruce was a biomedical engineer researching artificial arteries at Akron City Hospital. Their son Howard became associate professor of sociology at Syracuse University in 1969. The entire family was named Outstanding Family of the Year in 1968 by the Urban League. The collection includes biographical items, correspondence, clippings, writings by Murtis, Bruce, and especially, Howard F. Taylor, and miscellany, including a marriage license, programs and certificates. The collection pertains largely to the careers and community activities of a Cleveland Afro-American family and includes some materials on social work, sociology, and medicine. Included is Howard's dissertation: Balance and tension in the two-person group. 
 Call #:  MS 4439 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Taylor family. | Taylor, Arthur, 1903-1974. | Taylor, Murtis Howard. | Taylor, Bruce C., 1942- | Taylor, Howard Francis, 1939- | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Aged -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social service -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Sociology.
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2Title:  Russell Howard Davis Papers     
 Creator:  Davis, Russell Howard 
 Dates:  1897-1977 
 Abstract:  Russell Howard Davis (1897-1976) was an educator, community activist, historian, and author of the first comprehensive history of African Americans in Cleveland, Ohio. Davis drew from his brother Harry's unfinished manuscript on Blacks in Cleveland and published it in two volumes, Memorable Negroes in Cleveland's Past (1969) and Black Americans in Cleveland (1974). The collection consists of family records and histories, correspondence, organizational records and notes, manuscripts by Davis and other authors, and miscellaneous printed materials and newspaper clippings. 
 Call #:  MS 4031 
 Extent:  10.81 linear feet (12 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Davis, Russell Howard, 1897-1976. | Davis family. | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Cleveland Branch -- History. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | School integration -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Aged -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations.
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3Title:  Eliza Bryant Center Auxiliary II Records     
 Creator:  Eliza Bryant Center Auxiliary II 
 Dates:  1954-1992 
 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 the African American elderly, 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 codes of regulation, constitutions, historical data, minutes, correspondence, financial statements and reports, rosters, Christmas Mart and other program documents, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, proclamations, and resolutions. The collection pertains largely to fundraising events sponsored by the Auxiliary, one of of the best known being the annual Christmas Mart. 
 Call #:  MS 4637 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Eliza Bryant Center (Cleveland, Ohio) Auxiliary II. | Eliza Bryant Center (Cleveland, Ohio). | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charities. | African American aged -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Aged -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Nursing homes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
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