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Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (26)
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Cleveland (Ohio) -- Commerce. (4)
Cleveland Trust Company. (3)
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Bailey, Walter K (2)
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Businessmen's Interracial Committee on Community Affairs (Cleveland, Ohio) (2)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Biography (2)
Dively, George S., 1902-1988. (2)
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International relations. (2)
Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Machine-tool industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Optical industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Optical instruments -- Design and construction. (2)
TRW Inc. (2)
Thompson Products, inc. (2)
Warner & Swasey. (2)
Yale University. (2)
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American School of Classical Studies at Athens. (1)
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Bailey Meter Company. (1)
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Bailey, E. G. (Ervin George), 1880-1974. (1)
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Beech Brook, Inc. (Pepper Pike, Ohio). (1)
Bessemer Limestone and Cement Company (1)
Bessemer Limestone and Cement Company. (1)
Blossom family. (1)
Blossom, Dudley Stuart, 1879-1938. (1)
Blossom, Dudley Stuart, Jr., 1912-1961. (1)
Blossom, Elizabeth Bingham, 1881-1970. (1)
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1Title:  Dudley S. Blossom, III Papers     
 Creator:  Blossom, Dudley S. III 
 Dates:  1980-1985 
 Abstract:  Dudley S. Blossom, III ("Bun" Blossom) is the grandson of Dudley S. Blossom (1879-1938) and Elizabeth Bingham Blossom (1881-1970). He is a prominent businessman and philanthropist in Cleveland, Ohio. During the 1980s, he was led efforts for the economic revitalization of the Hough neighborhood by leveraging the activities and support of the Institute of Man and Science, the William Bingham Foundation, Glenco Enterprises, the North Coast Village Steering Committee, local churches, and Leland Schubert (1907-1998). The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, newspaper and magazine clippings, notes, proposals, and reports. 
 Call #:  MS 5321 
 Extent:  0.60 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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2Title:  Arnold C. Saunders Family Papers     
 Creator:  Saunders, Arnold C. 
 Dates:  1881-1904 
 Abstract:  Arnold C. Saunders was a Cleveland, Ohio businessman. The collection consists of letters, reports, abstracts, charts, memoranda and copies of legal documents relating to the genealogy of the Saunders family, and miscellaneous business letters and legal documents. 
 Call #:  MS 3300 
 Extent:  1.60 linear feet (4 containers) 
 Subjects:  Saunders family. | Saunders, Arnold C. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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3Title:  What can one man do?: collection of speeches of Ralph M. Besse given during the years 1950-1985    
 Creator:  Besse, Ralph M., 1905- 
 Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company
 Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
 Ursuline College
 Publication:  CEI, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, Ursuline College, Cleveland, OH,c1985. 
 Call #:  HD31 B557 
 Extent:  125 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. 
 Subjects:  Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Education -- Philosophy | Democracy
 
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4Title:  Cleveland Blacks moving up: the lives of Cleveland's Black businessmen    
 Creator:  Cager, Wilhemina. 
 Publication:  Empire Junior High School, Cleveland],[n.d.] 
 Call #:  F34ZSL N3C2 
 Extent:  40 p. 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Cleveland imprints 1970
 
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5Title:  W. King White    
 Creator:  White Motor Company 
 Caxton Company
 Publication:  s.n, Cleveland, Ohio,1947? 
 Notes:  Testament to the character of W. King White, late member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of White Motor Company, by his fellow members of the Board. 
 Call #:  F34ZKP C384Z3 Oversize 
 Extent:  [5] p. ; 32 cm. 
 Subjects:  White, W. King | White Motor Company | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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6Title:  50 Cleveland men to arrive today: will visit Camp Pike and be entertained in the city also    
 Uniform Title:  Arkansas gazette (Little Rock, Ark. : 1889)    
 Publication:  Gazette Pub. Co, Little Rock, Ark,1918. 
 Notes:  Photocopy. 
 Call #:  Pam. Z2100 
 Extent:  [2] leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. 
 Subjects:  Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Camp Pike (Ark.)
 
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7Title:  A. A. McCaslin Papers     
 Creator:  McCaslin, A. A. 
 Dates:  1896-1909 
 Abstract:  A. A. McCaslin lived in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, Florence T. McCaslin, a former student of Western Reserve University. The collection consists of financial receipts from Cleveland businesses, and several checks signed by and letters addressed to Mrs. McCaslin. 
 Call #:  MS 3355 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  McCaslin, A. A. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Commerce.
 
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8Title:  Philo Scovill Daybook     
 Creator:  Scovill, Philo 
 Dates:  1816-1828 
 Abstract:  Philo Scovill was a Cleveland, Ohio, sawmill operator, proprietor of the Franklin House Hotel, and Cuyahoga County Commissioner. He came to Cleveland from Buffalo, New York, in 1816. The collection consists of a daybook containing newspaper clippings and lists of expenditures on household items (food, hardware, etc.). 
 Call #:  MS 1700 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 volume) 
 Subjects:  Scovill, Philo. | Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Commerce. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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9Title:  W. Bingham Company Records     
 Creator:  W. Bingham Company 
 Dates:  1836-1857 
 Abstract:  The W. Bingham Company was a hardware company, founded by William Bingham in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1841, which supplied Cleveland shipbuilding, mining, and railroad industries. Bingham acquired his original inventory from the Potter, Clark, and Murphey Company. The collection consists of ledgers, journals, and an account book of the W. Bingham Company. Includes a journal (1836-1839) of the Potter, Clark, and Murphey Company. 
 Call #:  MS 3280 
 Extent:  1.80 linear feet (3 containers and 1 oversize volume) 
 Subjects:  W. Bingham Co. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Hardware stores -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Miscellanea. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Commerce.
 
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10Title:  Business leaders of wartime Cleveland    
 Creator:  Melman, Mark. 
 Publication:  John Moranz, Cleveland, Ohio,[c1944] 
 Call #:  F34ZH M829 
 Extent:  334 p. illus. 
 Subjects:  Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Biography | Industries -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Cleveland imprints 1944
 
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11Title:  Max Simon Papers     
 Creator:  Simon, Max 
 Dates:  1925-1969 
 Abstract:  Max Simon, the son of Abraham Simon, was the founder and president of the M & D Simon Company, a Cleveland, Ohio, clothing manufacturer. Simon was also a founder and first president of the Jewish Community Council of Cleveland (f. 1935), which merged into the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland in 1950. From 1956 to 1959 he served as president of the Federation. Throughout his career he was active in the civil rights movements in the United States and the Jewish community in Cleveland. The collection consists of reports and speeches by Max Simon, mostly pertaining to his activities in the Jewish community, and newspaper clippings about his life and accomplishments. 
 Call #:  MS 4770 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Simon, Abraham. | Simon, Max, 1888-1968. | M & D Simon Company. | Jewish Community Federation (Cleveland, Ohio) | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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12Title:  George S. Dively Papers, Series II     
 Creator:  Dively, George S. 
 Dates:  1943-1990 
 Abstract:  George S. Dively was a prominent Cleveland, Ohio, businessman and civic leader, who led the Harris Corporation and founded the George S. Dively Foundation. The collection consists of correspondence, financial records, legal records, memoirs, newsletters, newspaper and magazine clippings, publications, published speech texts, and wills. 
 Call #:  MS 4877 
 Extent:  0.80 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Dively, George S., 1902-1988. | Dively, Juliette. | Dively, Michael Augustus, 1938- | Harris Corporation. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Philanthropists -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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13Title:  George S. Dively Papers     
 Creator:  Dively, George S. 
 Dates:  1814-1988 
 Abstract:  George S. Dively was a prominent business and civic leader and philanthropist in Cleveland, Ohio. Born in Pennsylvania to Michael A. and Martha A. (Dodson) Dively, he attended Lock Haven State College, earned a B.S. in electrical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh in 1925, and a M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1929. During the Great Depression, he worked at North American Refractories and at Republic Steel Corporation. He joined the Harris-Seybold-Potter Company of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1937, becoming director in 1941, vice president and general manager in 1944, and president in 1947. The company became the Harris-Intertype Corporation in 1957, and later the Harris Corporation. He served as president and chairman of the board from 1954-1961, continuing as board chairman from 1961 until his retirement in 1972. In 1971, his book, The Power of Professional Management, was published. He was a co-founder of the Cleveland One Percent Plan, whose mission was to encourage corporate support for higher education. Dively endowed a professorship in electrical engineering at Case Western Reserve University, where he served as vice chairman of the University Board of Trustees. In 1956 he endowed the Geo. S. Dively Foundation to assist various charitable and educational interests. He married Harriet Seeds in 1933. In 1969, he married Juliette Gaudin. The collection consists of correspondence, genealogy, memorials, minutes, reports, conference proceedings, speeches, lectures, financial reports, legal documents, annual reports, publications, articles, reprints, newspaper clippings, books, pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, scrapbooks, presentations, and awards. 
 Call #:  MS 4634 
 Extent:  6.41 linear feet (7 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Dively, George S., 1902-1988. | Dively family. | Harris-Intertype Corporation -- History. | Harris Corporation -- History. | Philanthropists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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14Title:  Cyrus S.Eaton Scrapbooks     
 Creator:  Eaton, Cyrus S. 
 Dates:  1958-1978 
 Abstract:  Cyrus S. Eaton (1883-1979) was a prominent Canadian-American capitalist and financier. He was an outspoken critic of other businessmen, supporter of labor, promoter of better United States-Soviet relations, and organizer of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. The collection consists of scrapbooks that contain invitations, letters, magazine clippings, newspaper clippings, notices, pamphlets, photographs, programs, and telegrams. 
 Call #:  MS 5203 
 Extent:  5.00 linear feet (34 volumes) 
 Subjects:  Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Eaton family | Eaton, Cyrus Stephen, 1883-1979 -- Photograph collections | Eaton, Cyrus Stephen, 1883-1979 | Industrialists -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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15Title:  Walter K. Bailey family papers, 1898-1970    
 Creator:  Bailey, Walter K. 
 Publication:   
 Call #:  MS. 4665 Microfilm (Cab. 54:1) 
 Extent:  1 roll of microfilm. 
 Subjects:  Bailey, Walter K | Bailey family | Warner & Swasey | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Industries -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Machine-tool industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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16Title:  Harvey Huntington Brown Papers     
 Creator:  Brown, Harvey Huntington 
 Dates:  1840-1910 
 Abstract:  Harvey Huntington Brown (1848-1923) was a Cleveland, Ohio, shipper, manufacturer and financier who was involved in the iron ore and lake shipping businesses. He owned Harvey H. Brown & Co. The collection consists of letters to Brown from shippers, bankers and manufacturers throughout the Midwest concerning his lake shipping and iron ore businesses and his civic, charitable and club activities, and letters from Brown, announcements, forms, bills, paid invoices, newspaper clippings and warranty deeds. 
 Call #:  MS 3342 
 Extent:  1.20 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  Brown, Harvey Huntington, 1848-1923. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Iron industry and trade -- United States. | Inland water transportation -- Great Lakes. | Inland waterway vessels -- Great Lakes. | Lake steamers -- Great Lakes. | Shipping -- Superior, Lake.
 
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17Title:  Fred McClellan Crosby Papers     
 Creator:  Crosby, Fred McClellan 
 Dates:  1971-1976 
 Abstract:  Fred McClellan Crosby (b. 1928) was the President of Crosby Furniture Company and active in the Cleveland, Ohio, African American community. Crosby served on various boards such as the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, Minority Economic Development Corporation, Council of Small Enterprises and the Cleveland Business League. He was active in numerous civic groups as well, including the Y.M.C.A., Urban League, Forest City Hospital, Glenville Development Corporation, Goodwill Industries, Boy Scouts and United Torch. The collection consists of photocopies of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, and correspondence. This collection pertains primarily to Fred Crosby's business, career and civic activities in Cleveland's African American community. 
 Call #:  MS 4198 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Crosby, Fred McClellan, 1928- | Forest City Hospital. | Crosby Furniture Company. | Urban League of Cleveland. | African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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18Title:  Anton Zverina Family Papers     
 Creator:  Zverina, Anton Family 
 Dates:  1889-1963 
 Abstract:  The Anton Zverina family was established in Cleveland, Ohio, by Antonin Zverina and his wife Kristina Kletecka Zverina, who immigrated to Cleveland from Bohemia in 1874. Their son, Anton Zverina, owned a grocery store in the Broadway area and pioneered the processing of chicory root as an ingredient in coffee blends and as a coffee substitute. He built a chicory factory on Blanche Ave. in Cleveland, and later added a rye flour mill and a Bohemian rye bread bakery. The collection consists of a family history, genealogical data, writings by family members, receipts, and newspaper clippings. Also included is a detailed description of a trip around the world taken by Rosamond Zverina, daughter of Anton. 
 Call #:  MS 4560 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Zverina, Anton, 1863-1934. | Zverina, Antonin, 1830-1910. | Zverina family. | Kletecka family. | Czechs -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Czech Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Voyages around the world. | Chicory industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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19Title:  Dudley S. Blossom Family Papers     
 Creator:  Blossom, Dudley S. 
 Dates:  1883-1954 
 Abstract:  Dudley S. Blossom was a wealthy Cleveland, Ohio, businessman and philanthropist who served as city welfare director, 1919-1921 and 1924-1932. He graduated from Yale University in 1901 and became a partner in the Cleveland firm of William Bingham and Company. He was also an officer or director of other businesses, including Perry-Payne Corporation, the Payne-Bingham Company, the Standard Tool Company, the Cleveland Hobbing Machine Company, the Blossom Lock Company, and the Central National Bank. His wife, Elizabeth Bingham Blossom, was the sister of Congresswoman Frances Payne Bolton and a philanthropist in her own right. Their son, Dudley S. Blossom, Jr. was also a prominent businessman and philanthropist, serving on the boards of many Cleveland civic organizations. The collection consists of correspondence, announcements of events, scrapbooks, musical scores, personal cards, a season ticket for Yale University baseball games, and a report card. The collection primarily pertains to Dudley Blossom, Sr.'s years at Yale University and to his career as welfare director of Cleveland. There is correspondence from Dudley Blossom, Jr. to his mother and some material on the family's philanthropic activities. 
 Call #:  MS 4562 
 Extent:  0.41 linear feet (1 container and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Blossom family. | Blossom, Elizabeth Bingham, 1881-1970. | Blossom, Dudley Stuart, 1879-1938. | Blossom, Dudley Stuart, Jr., 1912-1961. | Yale University. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Philanthropists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Public welfare -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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20Title:  Walter K. Bailey Papers     
 Creator:  Bailey, Walter K. 
 Dates:  1975-1991 
 Abstract:  Walter K. Bailey was a Cleveland, Ohio, businessman. A native of Cleveland and the son of L.A. Bailey, founder of the Bailey Company department store, Walter Bailey was raised in East Cleveland and graduated from Oberlin College in 1919. He went to work for the Warner & Swasey Company, a leading manufacturer of machine tools, especially turret lathes, and telescopes and optical equipment, in 1919. By 1928, the company was the world's leading manufacturer of turret lathes, and during World War II produced half of all the turret lathes made in the U.S. After learning the business on the shop floor, he joined the national sales force of Warner & Swasey in 1921, moving up in management and eventually becoming vice president of sales in 1942. During World War II he was in charge of manufacturing operations, and became vice president of the company in 1949. He was president and chief executive officer from 1955-1962, chairman of the board and chief executive officer from 1962-1964, and chairman of the board until his retirement in 1967. Under Bailey's leadership, Warner & Swasey diversified and acquired several smaller companies, growing into a major international producer of machine tools and related products. Bailey also was active in various philanthropic organizations in Cleveland, and served as a trustee of Oberlin College, the Musical Arts Association, and Fairmount Presbyterian Church. The collection consists of a Warner & Swasey Company history compiled in 1975 by Walter Bailey. Included is an illustrated typescript; followed by supporting documents, reports, illustrations, publications, and newspaper clippings. A corporate history file contains reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and publications collected after completion of the written history. 
 Call #:  MS 4657 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Bailey, Walter K. | Warner & Swasey. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Industries -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Machine-tool industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Optical industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Optical instruments -- Design and construction.
 
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