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101Title:  Theresa Edwards Summons Papers     
 Creator:  Summons, Theresa Edwards 
 Dates:  1921-1958 
 Abstract:  Theresa Edwards Summons moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1932 to live and work out of the Phillis Wheatley Association residence. She was employed as a maid, servant, and laborer. In 1934, she married Berton Summons. He worked as a bellman, and later as a real estate broker with an office in the Lee-Harvard community of Cleveland. The collection consists of personal letters, correspondence, telegraphs, a booklet, newspaper clippings, and notes. 
 Call #:  MS 4742 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Summons, Theresa Edwards, 1903-1985. | Summons, Berton, 1907-1992. | Phillis Wheatley Association (Cleveland, Ohio) | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Afro-American women -- Employment -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Employment -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women -- Services for -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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102Title:  Carl Stokes Papers, Series II     
 Creator:  Stokes, Carl 
 Dates:  1947-1992 
 Abstract:  Carl Stokes was the mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1967-1971. Stokes was the first African American mayor of a major American city and the first African American Democrat in the Ohio State Legislature, where he served three terms from 1962-1967. As mayor, Stokes launched a number of programs to alleviate the problems of urban decay. Chief among these was Cleveland: NOW!, a joint public and private program with plans to raise $177 million in its first two years to revitalize Cleveland. The program was discredited due to the Glenville Shootout in July, 1968. Under Stokes, Cleveland City Council passed the Equal Employment Opportunity Ordinance, and HUD resumed funding projects aiding in the construction of over 3,000 new low- and middle-income housing units. Stokes became a newscaster with NBC television in 1972, and returned to his law practice in Cleveland in 1980. In 1983, Stokes was elected a municipal court judge. The collection consists of speeches, correspondence, datebooks, budgets, lectures, newspaper clippings, publications, telegrams, reports, resumes, agendas, press releases, programs, flyers, certificates, legal documents, newsletters, transcripts, proposals, lists, minutes, and a yearbook. 
 Call #:  MS 4800 
 Extent:  1.20 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  Stokes, Carl. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American mayors -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American politicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio). Mayor. | Judges -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Civil rights -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government.
 
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103Title:  Congress of Racial Equality, Cleveland Chapter Records     
 Creator:  Congress of Racial Equality, Cleveland Chapter 
 Dates:  1960-1969 
 Abstract:  The Cleveland, Ohio, chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) was chartered in March 1963. As a chapter of the national organization founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1942, the Cleveland Chapter of CORE has used direct action to bring about dignity, freedom, justice, and equality for the oppressed and dispossessed people of Cleveland. While primarily working in the African American community, CORE has worked for the political, economic, and social changes necessary to improve the conditions that cause racial inequality and poverty. The collection consists of agendas, brochures, budgets, constitutions, correspondence, event notices, fact sheets, financial statements, flyers, guides, histories, lists, membership cards, minutes, news releases, newspaper clippings, notes, outlines, policy statements, programs, proposals, publications, reports, speeches, and tickets. 
 Call #:  MS 5174 
 Extent:  1.00 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Civil rights -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations -- 20th century. | Congress of Racial Equality | Congress of Racial Equality. Cleveland Chapter | Freedom Fighters of Ohio | United Freedom Movement
 
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104Title:  Jane Lee Darr Papers     
 Creator:  Darr, Jane Lee 
 Dates:  1920-1998 
 Abstract:  Jane Lee Darr (1925-2006) was the adopted daughter of Bertha Blue (ca. 1877-1963). Bertha Blue was a member of a well known African American family in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a teacher at the Murray Hill Elementary School located in Little Italy, an Italian immigrant neighborhood on Cleveland's East side, from 1903 to 1947. The collection consists of artwork and biographies of Bertha Blue by Jane Lee Darr and correspondence and research files maintained by Darr on the Blue family. 
 Call #:  MS 5184 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Genealogy. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Blue family | Blue, Bertha, ca. 1877-1963. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Genealogy. | Darr, Jane Lee, 1925-2006 | Little Italy (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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105Title:  Dr. Zelma Watson George Papers and Photographs     
 Creator:  George, Dr. Zelma Watson 
 Dates:  1881-1994 
 Abstract:  Dr. Zelma Watson George (1903-1994) was born in Texas in 1903. As an African American woman coming of age in the early twentieth century, she and her family endured discrimination in many situations. She graduated from high school in Topeka, Kansas, went on to college at the University of Chicago, and eventually earned her Ph.D. from New York University. She moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1940s and became renown for her musical talents and research, diplomatic career, her contributions to the civil rights movement locally, and her career as an administrator and educator/lecturer. The collection consists of agendas, awards, brochures, budgets, by-laws, calendars, cassette tapes, certificates, charters, contracts, correspondence, diaries, a dissertation, financial documents, flyers, forms, guest books, invitations, journal articles, lectures, magazine articles, memoranda, minutes, music scores, negatives (approximately 20), newsletters, newspaper articles and clippings, note cards, notes, passports, photographs (approximately 1300), play scripts, policies, press releases, programs, publications, record albums (LPs), reel-to-reel tapes, reports, resolutions, resumes, rosters, scrapbooks, slides (approximately 620), speeches, VHS tapes, and wills. 
 Call #:  MS 5415 
 Extent:  55.4 linear feet (70 containers and 7 volumes) 
 Subjects:  George, Zelma Watson | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Civil rights -- United States. | Social service -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Education (Higher) -- United States. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs.
 
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106Title:  Hiram House Social Settlement Records     
 Creator:  Hiram House Social Settlement 
 Dates:  1893-1972 
 Abstract:  Hiram House is a pioneer Cleveland, Ohio, social settlement founded in 1896 by a group of Hiram College students led by George Bellamy, who later became Commissioner of Recreation for the city of Cleveland. During the height of its growth the settlement offered a full range of social, educational and recreational activities, but since 1948 it has concentrated its resources on Hiram House Camp in the suburb of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Before 1948 its primary service area was centered in a neighborhood populated primarily by Jews, Italians and African Americans. The collection consists of minutes, resolutions, financial statements, ledger books, legal papers, correspondence, and employment and administrative policy materials of Hiram House, correspondence and legal and financial papers of George Bellamy, and correspondence from Samuel Mather and other supporters of the settlement. 
 Call #:  MS 3319 
 Extent:  38.00 linear feet (78 containers and 17 oversize volumes) 
 Subjects:  Hiram House Social Settlement (Cleveland, Ohio) | Immigrants -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social settlements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Community centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Recreation centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | School facilities -- Extended use -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Camps -- Ohio -- Chagrin Falls. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Italian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social conditions.
 
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107Title:  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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108Title:  Harold H. Burton-Edward Blythin Papers     
 Creator:  Burton, Harold H. and Blythin, Edward 
 Dates:  1933-1941 
 Abstract:  Harold H. Burton (1888-1964) was mayor of Cleveland, Ohio (1935-1940). When he was elected to the United States Senate in 1940 he chose Edward Blythin (1884-1958) to fill the remainder of his last term as mayor (1941). The collection consists of office files of the mayor of Cleveland containing correspondence, reports, speeches, proclamations, and newspaper clippings, relating to routine administrative matters and topics of special interest. 
 Call #:  MS 3828 
 Extent:  8.20 linear feet (9 containers) 
 Subjects:  Blythin, Edward, 1884-1958. | Burton, Harold H. (Harold Hitz), 1888-1964. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Labor disputes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Strikes and lockouts -- Steel industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Public utilities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Economic conditions. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government.
 
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109Title:  Stella G. White Papers     
 Creator:  White, Stella G. 
 Dates:  1941-1975 
 Abstract:  Stella G. White (1907-1991) was a freelance journalist and leader in Cleveland, Ohio, mass transit and interracial community relations. She served on the Community Relations Board, the Council on Human Relations, and the Board of the Cleveland Transit System. She was a columnist for the Plain Dealer. The collection consists of certificates, clippings, correspondence, columns, memorabilia, speeches, American Transit Association files, and Cleveland Transit System files. 
 Call #:  MS 4113 
 Extent:  1.40 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  White, Stella G., 1907-1991. | Women journalists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Journalists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Afro-American women journalists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Local transit -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Race relations and the press -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations.
 
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110Title:  Future Outlook League Records     
 Creator:  Future Outlook League 
 Dates:  1935-1959 
 Abstract:  The Future Outlook League was a Cleveland, Ohio, civil rights organization founded in 1935 by John Oliver Holly to promote employment, mobility, and equality for black youth and young adults in the Central area. Holly, the League's first president, was a political office holder in the area. The idea for the League grew out of dissatisfaction with the achievements of existing Negro organizations concerning employment. The organization appealed to both unskilled and semi-skilled Afro-Americans and was one of the first black organizations in the late 1930s to use picketing and economic boycotts to secure employment for Negroes. Supported primarily by weekly fees assessed to those who obtained jobs through the League, the organization integrated staffs of banks, stores, utilities, and industry. Integration of area neighborhoods was also a concern. The collection consists of minutes, financial materials, subject files, scrapbooks, and membership cards. The collection pertains largely to the establishment of the League and its activities in promoting employment and civil rights on behalf of Cleveland's black community. The membership cards reveal characteristics of that community by providing information on marital status, age, occupation, education, and residence. The scrapbooks detail the League's activities against small, local establishments, as well as national chains, such as the A&P Company, Belle Vernon Products, Lawson's Stores, and People's Drug Stores. 
 Call #:  MS 4171 
 Extent:  5.91 linear feet (13 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Future Outlook League. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Employment -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Race discrimination -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Black power -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Boycott -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Picketing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social conditions.
 
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111Title:  Urban League of Cleveland Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Urban League of Cleveland 
 Dates:  1964-1981 
 Abstract:  The Urban League of Cleveland was organized in 1917, in Cleveland, Ohio, as the Negro Welfare Association of Cleveland to aid the adjustment of black workers coming to Cleveland during the Great Migration following World War I. Led by Wm. R. Conners for the first 25 years, it joined the National Urban League in 1930 and changed its name to the Urban League of Cleveland in 1940. Formed initially to confront barriers to economic opportunities and find jobs for black workers, by the 1930s the primary goal of the League was the issue of improved housing. Its purpose is interracial planning to help the community devise solutions to social and economic problems. The collection consists of minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, contracts, memoranda and other papers relating to the organization's operation, especially Operation Equality, a subdivision of the organization concerned with fair housing issues. This collection is essential for those interested in the issues of race relations and open housing in Cleveland. Records and reports of organizations such as Operation Equality, the Fair Housing Council, which consisted of several local fair housing groups including Operation Equality, and National Neighbors, a national organization which promoted peaceful integration, comprise a large part of the collection. 
 Call #:  MS 4206 
 Extent:  10.00 linear feet (10 containers) 
 Subjects:  Urban League of Cleveland -- Archives. | African Americans -- Employment -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Discrimination in housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Discrimination in housing -- Law and legislation -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Discrimination in employment -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Affirmative action programs -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations.
 
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112Title:  Dovie Davis Sweet Papers     
 Creator:  Sweet, Dovie Davis 
 Dates:  1935-1982 
 Abstract:  Dovie Davis Sweet was a primary teacher in the Cleveland Public Schools, author, and active member of the Cleveland, Ohio, African American community. She wrote "Red light, green light", a children's book about Clevelander Garrett Morgan, and was active in many community groups. She helped organize the Glenville Area Community Council, Parkgate Avenue Street Club, East 111th Street Club, and the Retired Teachers' Union. She served as vice-president of the Cleveland Branch, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and helped with its membership drive, Freedom Fund dinner, march on Washington, and discrimination surveys. The collection consists of biographical materials, correspondence, files on the writing and promotion of "Red light, green light", clippings, and subject files, including those for the NAACP, the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, Florida Club, Delta Sigma Theta Club, and St. John's A.M.E. Church. 
 Call #:  MS 4204 
 Extent:  1.70 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  Sweet, Dovie Davis. | Bell, Myrtle Johnson, 1895- | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Citizens' associations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women in church work -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women in community organization -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clubs -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Church history -- Sources.
 
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113Title:  League Park Center Records     
 Creator:  League Park Center 
 Dates:  1952-1970 
 Abstract:  League Park Center, Inc. (f. 1949), located in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, was started by the Welfare Federation of Cleveland with two social workers in the old business office of League Park (6601 Lexington Ave.), with additional facilities at nearby Dunham Church of Christ. The Center has always had close ties with the Neighborhood Settlement Association, the Center focusing on the "development of Cleveland's inner city youth," with such programs as Headstart and athletic activities. The Center's other interests included improvement of the neighborhood and encouragement of street clubs, which worked for block and street preservation and sometimes promoted youth activities. The collection consists of articles of incorporation, a code of regulations, minutes, annual reports, correspondence, legal and financial papers, project reports, memoranda, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets and posters published by the corporation. 
 Call #:  MS 4238 
 Extent:  2.0 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  League Park Center (Cleveland, Ohio) | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social work with African Americans. | Neighborhood -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Community development, Urban -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social settlements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Community development corporations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social conditions. | Hough (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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114Title:  Young Men's Christian Association of Cleveland Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Young Men's Christian Association of Cleveland 
 Dates:  1868-1977 
 Abstract:  The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was established in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1854 with a program of lectures, prayer meetings, a Sunday school and a lending library. It initially focused on missionary and religious work. By 1880 the emphasis shifted toward character development and broadened to include boys as well as men, offering educational and physical training programs. During the 20th century the Y worked with the city's social settlements and welfare agencies, conducted fundraising campaigns during World War I, and increased its efforts to work with young boys. By the 1980s there were over 20 branches in the Cleveland area. The collection consists of minutes of the Cedar Avenue Boys' Branch, 1922-1977; also, general files of the Central YMCA, 1880-1975; publications and reports, including some issues of the Cleveland Red Triangle, the Association Boy, the Junior, News and Notes, and the West Side Boy; East End Branch scrapbook, 1929-1930; Cleveland surveys and studies, 1931-1962; Fenn College publications and reports, 1896-1938; War Work Week scrapbook, 1917; and miscellany. The collection pertains to the activities of the YMCA, including efforts at religious and missionary work, development of character in urban youth, war work, and alleviation of depression-era unemployment. The Cedar Avenue Branch records in particular document the Y's effort to serve Cleveland's black community, beginning in 1922. 
 Call #:  MS 4458 
 Extent:  3.51 linear feet (6 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Young Men's Christian Association of Cleveland -- Archives. | Fenn College. | Boys -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Men -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Recreation -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social work with youth -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social conditions.
 
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115Title:  Reuben and Dorothy Silver Papers     
 Creator:  Silver, Reuben and Dorothy 
 Dates:  1949-1975 
 Abstract:  Reuben and Dorothy Silver were active in Karamu House, a performing arts center and theater, founded in 1915 as an interracial social settlement in Cleveland, Ohio. During their tenure, the Silvers were instrumental in presenting works by African American authors such as Langston Hughes and LeRoi Jones, as well as classics from the American theater. Urban unrest in the community surrounding Karamu and the growing popularity of the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s and 1970s forced a reconsideration of Karamu's goals as they related to interracial theater. During this period, Karamu endured major personnel and financial crises. The collection consists of minutes, reports, correspondence, memoranda, press releases, newspaper clippings, publications, playscripts, schedules, programs, and handbills. Most of the material contained in this collection is concerned with Karamu House and the Silvers' roles there as Theater Director and Theater Assistant from 1955-1976. 
 Call #:  MS 4533 
 Extent:  0.80 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Silver, Reuben, 1925- | Silver, Dorothy, 1929- | Karamu House. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans in the performing arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American theater -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American dramatists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Theater -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social settlements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations.
 
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116Title:  St. James A M E Church Oral History Project Interviews     
 Creator:  St. James A M E Church 
 Dates:  1986-1987 
 Abstract:  The St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church Oral History Project Interviews was a venture of the church membership to conduct and transcribe oral history interviews with current and former members of the Cleveland, Ohio, church. It also included residents of the Fairfax community. It was sponsored by the church's Sadie J. Anderson Missionary Society and was funded in part by the Ohio Humanities Council. The goals of the project were to examine the role of the family and elderly in the African American community, the place of the church in the community and family life, and the function of the community over time. Forty-one men and women participated in the interview process. A public conference was held in 1986 as part of the project. The collection consists of transcripts of interviews conducted with individuals who were or had been members of the congregation of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, Cleveland, Ohio, and/or residents of the Fairfax area; a final report on the project; publications; and newspaper clippings. 
 Call #:  MS 4536 
 Extent:  1.00 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church (Cleveland, Ohio). | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Interviews. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Biography. | African American churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Afro-American families -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American aged -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Rural-urban migration -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Fairfax (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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117Title:  Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design 
 Dates:  1924-1979 
 Abstract:  The Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design was a Cleveland, Ohio, dressmaking, tailoring and fashion design school founded in 1925 by Amanda Wicker, primarily for young African-American women. Wicker retired and sold the school in 1979, which was still in operation in 1990. The collection consists of certificates, proclamations and awards related to the education, business, and philanthropic interests of Amanda Wicker, the school's owner. 
 Call #:  MS 4605 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Wicker, Amanda, 1900-1987. | Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American fashion designers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Costume design -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Dressmaking -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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118Title:  Spiritual Five Singers Records     
 Creator:  Spiritual Five Singers 
 Dates:  1947-1991 
 Abstract:  The Spiritual Five Singers were organized in 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio. The gospel music group emerged from the Golden Star Singers of York, Alabama, that performed in the late 1940s. The original members of the Spiritual Five were Johnny, Nathan, and Willie Yarbrough, Willie Samuels, and H.J. Wynn. The group performed in churches, nursing homes, hospitals, and prisons. In 1975, the group began to sponsor an annual Cancer Gospel-Thon, benefiting the American Cancer Society. The collection consists of written histories, minutes, correspondence, programs, original compositions, newspaper clippings, certificates, and awards. 
 Call #:  MS 4607 
 Extent:  0.21 linear feet (1 container and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Yarbrough family. | Spiritual Five Singers. | American Cancer Society. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Music. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Music. | African American musicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American singers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Gospel music -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Gospel musicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Popular music -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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119Title:  Hough Area Development Corporation Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Hough Area Development Corporation 
 Dates:  1983-1989 
 Abstract:  The Hough Area Development Corporation (f. 1967) was formed in the wake of the Hough riots by DeForest Brown in conjunction with African American professionals and neighborhood leaders to aid in bringing economic prosperity to the Hough neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. Dedicated to African American self-determination, the group initially met in secret in order to prevent competition for dollars and outside attempts to control it. The group promoted African American business entrepreneurship and better housing. The collection consists of board minutes, reports, correspondence, audits, and newspaper clippings. The collection pertains to the final years of the organization's existence, when local financial support eroded and the Office of Community Services of the United States Department of Health and Human Services obtained its assets. 
 Call #:  MS 4609 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Hough Area Development Corporation. | United States. CSA/Office of Community Services. | United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Hough (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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120Title:  Bertha Blue Family Papers     
 Creator:  Blue, Bertha Family 
 Dates:  1908-1989 
 Abstract:  Bertha Blue was a member of a well known African American family in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a teacher at the Murray Hill Elementary School located in Little Italy, an Italian immigrant neighborhood on Cleveland's East side, from 1903 to 1947. The collection consists of Bertha Blue's art course notebook, correspondence, newspaper clippings, St. John African Methodist Episcopal newsletters, scrapbooks, and Jane Lee Darr's resume and writings. The collection also contains newspaper clippings on Blue's friend, Noble Sissle. 
 Call #:  MS 4630 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Blue, Bertha, ca. 1877-1963. | Darr, Jane Lee. | Sissle, Noble, 1889- | St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church (Cleveland, Ohio). | Murray Hill Elementary School (Cleveland, Ohio). | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American women teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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