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101Title:  James Adolph Norton Papers     
 Creator:  Norton, James Adolph 
 Dates:  1960-1968 
 Abstract:  James Adolph Norton was a professor of public administration at various colleges and universities around the country before moving to Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as Director of the Cleveland Foundation, chairman of the Housing Committee of the Urban League of Cleveland, and president of the American Society of Public Administrators in the 1960s. The collection consists of minutes, agendas, reports, correspondence, and publications, regarding activities of the Urban League, particularly work of the Housing Committee. Included is a report issued by the Urban League's Research Department entitled The Negro in Cleveland, 1950-1963, and issues of its two newsletters, Flash, and Stride. 
 Call #:  MS 4539 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Norton, James Adolph, 1922- | Urban League of Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Discrimination in housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations.
 
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102Title:  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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103Title:  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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104Title:  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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105Title:  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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106Title:  Charles W. Fleming Papers     
 Creator:  Fleming, Charles W. 
 Dates:  1943-1994 
 Abstract:  Charles W. Fleming was a Cleveland, Ohio, Municipal Court Judge, an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, a special assistant to the Attorney General of the State of Ohio, senior partner of the Fleming, Hubbard, and Davis Law Firm in Cleveland, and a professor at Case Western Reserve University. Fleming was also involved in Masonry. The collection consists of agendas, certificates, correspondence, biographies, court cases, newsletters, booklets, newspaper clippings, lists, financial statements, minutes, schedules, reports, notes, pamphlets, programs, and resolutions. 
 Call #:  MS 4804 
 Extent:  2.60 linear feet (4 containers and 4 oversize folders) 
 Subjects:  Fleming, Charles, W., 1928-1994. | American Judges Association. | National Bar Association. | Cleveland (Ohio). Municipal Court. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American judges -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Afro-American lawyers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Judges -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Lawyers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Afro-American freemasonry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Freemasonry -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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107Title:  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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108Title:  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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109Title:  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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110Title:  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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111Title:  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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112Title:  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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113Title:  Reuben and Dorothy Silver Papers, Series II     
 Creator:  Silver, Reuben and Dorothy 
 Dates:  1915-1991 
 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 audition notices, correspondence, index card notes for a dissertation on Karamu House, Karamu House 75th Anniversary materials, a program manuscript, magazines, newsletters, newspaper clippings, obituaries, play reviews, press releases, theater and workshop programs, minutes, reports, cast and crew lists, play posters, program schedules, and memorabilia. 
 Call #:  MS 4643 
 Extent:  0.70 linear feet (2 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 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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114Title:  John T. Weeden Sr. Family Papers     
 Creator:  Weeden, John T. Family 
 Dates:  1922-1994 
 Abstract:  John T. Weeden, Sr. was a prominent African-American Baptist minister in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Indiana Central College, Butler University, Moody Bible Institute, and Case Western Reserve University. He was ordained in 1928. Reverend Weeden married the former Gladys Mae Evans in 1922. After serving as pastor at two churches in Indianapolis, Indiana, he was called in 1948 to St. Timothy Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, remaining there until his death in 1988. In addition to his extensive involvement in a number of Baptist and religious organizations, Weeden was involved in civil rights and political issues, including service as co-chair of the clergy committee for Carl Stokes during the mayoral campaign of 1967. The collection consists of church programs, bulletins, brochures, bylaws, minutes, reports, sermons, certificates, cards, correspondence, memorabilia, datebooks, telegrams, financial and family records, registers, notes, speeches, lessons, postcards, passports, books, obituaries, and newspaper clippings. In addition to family-related documents, the collection includes extensive material related to St. Timothy Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio. 
 Call #:  MS 4789 
 Extent:  1.60 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  Weeden, John T., Sr., 1901-1988. | Weeden family. | St. Timothy Baptist Church (Cleveland, Ohio). | African American Baptists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American clergy -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Civil rights -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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115Title:  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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116Title:  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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117Title:  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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118Title:  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 4304 
 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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119Title:  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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120Title:  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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