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1Title:  Greater Cleveland Growth Association Records     
 Creator:  Greater Cleveland Growth Association 
 Dates:  1881-1972 
 Abstract:  The Greater Cleveland Growth Association was founded in 1848 as the Board of Trade in Cleveland, Ohio. It was reorganized and renamed the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce in 1893. It merged with the Greater Cleveland Growth Board in 1968 to form the Greater Cleveland Growth Association. Its goals have always been to provide a forum for business leaders to discuss ideas and problems, to stimulate investments in the local economy, and to make Cleveland a better place to live and work. The organization was active in many areas of progressive reform in the early 1900s, including housing codes, bath houses, and the organization of charitable activities. The collection consists of charters of the Board of Trade, minutes and annual reports of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, files of the Transportation and Industrial Relations departments, records of legislative and other committees, general office files, membership records, newspaper clippings and photographs. 
 Call #:  MS 3471 
 Extent:  188.80 linear feet (293 containers and 15 oversize volumes) 
 Subjects:  Greater Cleveland Growth Association. | Boards of trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Industrial promotion -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Commercial associations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social problems. | Civic improvement -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Economic conditions. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Commerce. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social conditions.
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2Title:  Thomas Vail Papers     
 Creator:  Vail, Thomas 
 Dates:  1949-1998 
 Abstract:  Thomas Vail, son of attorney Herman L. Vail and Delia B. White, both members of prominent Cleveland families, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, June 23, 1926. Vail was educated at University School in Cleveland and Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and graduated from Princeton University in 1948. He joined his family business, the Forest City Publishing Company, and later transferred to its morning paper, the Cleveland Plain Dealer. In 1963, Vail assumed duties as publisher and editor of the Plain Dealer. For over twenty five years, Vail oversaw the transition of the Plain Dealer from the city's runner up publication to the largest daily and Sunday newspaper in Ohio. Vail retired from the paper in 1992. Vail was also active in other interests such as the Cleveland Foundation, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and was the co-founder of Cleveland Tomorrow, an organization formed in 1982 to promote economic growth. He was also president of the Cleveland Convention and active in the Visitor's Bureau and the Greater Cleveland Growth Association. On a national level, he served on the boards of the Associated Press and the Newspaper Advertising Bureau. Collection consists of correspondence, certificates, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, publications, speech texts, and inventories. 
 Call #:  MS 4852 
 Extent:  2.41 linear feet (4 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  American newspapers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Economic conditions. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- History -- 20th century. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Newspapers -- 20th century. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Officials and employees. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social conditions. | Cleveland Clinic Foundation. | Cleveland Convention and Visitors' Bureau. | Cleveland Foundation. | Cleveland Plain Dealer | Cleveland Tomorrow (Organization). | Greater Cleveland Growth Association. | Plain Dealer (Firm).
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3Title:  Thomas Vail papers, 1949-1998     
 Creator:  Vail, Thomas, 1926- 
 Dates:   none  
 Notes:  This collection is of value to researchers studying the newspaper publishing industry, especially a regional daily and Sunday publication with strong local control regarding editorial policy, and the effects of editorial policy on the community it serves. 
 Call #:  Microfilm (Cab. 53:1 ; MS. 4852) 
 Extent:  2.75 linear ft./.70 linear m. (4 containers, 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Plain Dealer (Firm) | Cleveland Clinic Foundation | Cleveland Foundation | Cleveland Tomorrow (Organization) | Cleveland Convention and Visitors' Bureau | Greater Cleveland Growth Association | Cleveland plain dealer | American newspapers -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social conditions | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Economic conditions | Cleveland (Ohio) -- History -- 20th century | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Officials and employees | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Newspapers -- 20th century
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