Finding aid for the Jack P. Russell Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Russell, Jack P.
Title: Jack P. Russell Papers
Dates: 1931-1977
Extent: 3.41 linear feet (8 containers, 7 oversize volumes, and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract: Jack P. Russell was a Cleveland, Ohio, councilman, 1943-1971, council president, 1955-1963, and Democratic majority leader who was born Paul Ruschak, but changed his name in the 1930s. Russell was raised in the Hungarian-American community of Cleveland's Buckeye Road neighborhood and published newspapers in that area, including the Buckeye Press. He was councilman from the 16th ward from 1943 to 1971 and operated several businesses, including the Ohio Fire Protection Systems. The collection consists of scrapbooks and newspaper clippings relating to Russell's career in politics. Also included are memorabilia from campaigns, his Night in Budapest celebrations, and a small amount of correspondence. The collection pertains to the career of a major Cleveland political figure and the Cleveland political arena.
MS Number MS 4457
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English