We hope you enjoy the Cleveland Memory Project and find the information and images on local history valuable. If you would like to get involved with helping us get more historical information to more people, then here are some things you can do:
If you have photographs or other historical items you think might be of interest, and are willing to either donate it to Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University, or let us make a copy for digitizing, then we'd love to hear from you.
We've already had people donate important items that are now on the web, such as the thousands of Cleveland Union Terminal construction photographs donated by Gerald Adams and Robert Linsey. Many people gave us items to include in our site Cleveland's First Infrastructure: the Ohio & Erie Canal.
If you're not quite ready to make a permanent donation, follow the lead of Walter Leedy and consider lending us your collection for digitization. Dr. Leedy's extremely popular collection is available at the Postcards of Cleveland exhibit.
It will come as no surprise that digitizing materials costs money. Although in some cases we can give employment to students to help, we still need funds to pay them and to acquire the materials and technology with which they would work.
If you have any thoughts on where we might find funding -- large or small -- please talk to us. Are you a member of an organization that might be interested in funding a project? Do you sit on the board of a local foundation or corporate giving committee? Or, do you have the means, however modest, to help us?