Cleveland Memory Donors
We are indebted to donors, like Gerald
Adams (L.) & Robert Linsey (R.), who have
much of what you see here.
The historical materials held in the Special Collections of the Cleveland State University Library is the main source for the images and text used here in Cleveland Memory, much of it supplied by donors.
Special Collections has been very fortunate to have received the generous support of many people and firms. At the risk of overlooking anyone, here are some people that we would particularly like to thank:
- Gerald Adams
- The American Society for Civil Engineers, Cleveland Section for several grants involving the history of civil engineering in northeastern Ohio, including:
- Robert Beach
- Newburgh & South Shore Collection -
A former Trainmaster for the Newburgh & South Shore Railroad, Mr. Beach has generously donated an unbound book of some 100 photographs of the N&SS, ca. 1920.
- John Stark Bellamy II
- The Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation - For $30,000 to underwrite several important web sites on Great Lakes and Cuyahoga River industrial history, including:
- Joseph E. Cole
- Shirley Cooper - For digital rights to The Years Were Good, by her father, Louis B. Seltzer.
- Edward D'Allessandro - For digital rights to The Ginney Block: Reminiscences of an Italian-American Dead-end Street Kid.
- William Donohue Ellis - For digital rights to The Cuyahoga.
- Mrs. Blythe Gehring - For digital rights and archives regarding Vignettes of Clifton Park.
- Steven Galgoczy - For the Skateland Newsletters
- Dennis Goulden - For the Montage Film Collection.
- Clay Herrick - Clay Herrick Slide Collection -
Clay Herrick, author of "Cleveland Landmarks", donated in May 1991 a collection consisting of some 100 pamphlets, brochures, books, and photographs. The most important element of this collection is some 6,000 slides of one-of-a-kind shots of various buildings in Cleveland.
- John Horton
- Marc Lackritz - For digital rights to The Hough Riots of 1966.
- Dr. Walter C. Leedy
- Postcards of Cleveland
Digital representations of over half of the postcards in Dr. Walter C. Leedy's extensive personal collection, documenting many aspects of Cleveland history and life from as early as 1898.
- Robert Linsey
- Edwin London - For the Edwin London Collection.
- Jeffrey Morris - For digital rights to Beechwood, The Book.
- The John P. Murphy Foundation, Herbert Strawbridge, President - For $55,000 to process the Cleveland Union Terminal Collection in 1994 and 1998.
- The North American Railway Foundation for several grants totalling $96,000 over two years to:
- Process the Newburgh & South Shore Collection
- Acquire equipment for exibits, and to acquire and digitize railroad photographs,
- Mount a new exhibition of Cleveland Union Terminal panoramic photographs
- Process our Nickel Plate Road collections and the archives of the Nickel Plate Historical & Technical Society Archives, housed here.
- Molly Schaeffer - For digital rights to Cleveland: Confused City on a Seesaw, by her father, Philip W. Porter.
- Lewis Turco - For The Lewis Turco Collection:
Lewis Turco, poet, English instructor, and founder/director of the Poetry Center at Fenn College, has been a kind friend to the Cleveland State University Library and its Special Collections Department. His donation of books containing various works by American poets is made available to scholars and poets alike through the Lewis Turco Archive of American Poetry and continues to grow through his kind support.
In addition to that, Lewis Turco's donations to Special Collections of the Fenn Poetry Scrapbook, his Bordello portfolio of "poemprints", correspondance and audiotapes provide a vibrant rendering of the early Cleveland poetry scene.
- Dr. Sara Ruth Watson - For Watson Bridge Book Collection
- Bruce Young - For the Bruce Young Collection