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Charles Greeley Abbot papers

Identifier: Spec-Coll-00001

This collection consists of records related to the development of gyroscopic apparatus (or early inertial navigation instrument) by General Electric Co. for military use in World War 1. This instrument was invented by Charles G. Abbot, then director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Dates: 1918-1920

Donald J. Angus papers

Identifier: Spec-Coll-00002

The Donald J. Angus Papers consist of records relating to the engineering activity of Donald J. Angus, part owner of the Esterline Angus Company. Most correspondence relates to the early years of the company from 1914-1918. It has been established that the later correspondence and other records were destroyed when this proprietary firm was sold in 1960. The fiscal records are, however, fairly complete, covering the years 1915-1958.

Dates: 1903-1966; Majority of material found within 1914-1958

Louis S. Auchincloss papers

Identifier: Spec-Coll-00003
Abstract This collection consists of four drafts of "I Come As A Thief", a novel by Louis S. Auchincloss, depicting the rise and fall of a privileged Wall Street attorney. It was published in 1972. The first draft is written in pencil on 128 yellow legal size sheets of paper, containing many deletions, additions and corrections, as well as a type-written draft. The second and third draft are typed, some with numerous insertions on yellow legal paper, running several pages in length. These drafts also...
Dates: 1970-1972

Babcock and Wilcox collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Spec-Coll-00004

This collection consists of 22 photographs of the Babcock and Wilcox Company facility at Renfrew, Scotland, circa 1903-1904. Photographs include images of the plant floor and its machinery, men working with machines and boilers, and the construction of new facilities.

Dates: 1903-1904

David R. Bender Papers

Identifier: Spec-Coll-00005
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of publications by and about Dr. Bender, regarding his professional career from 1965-2001. The collection also contains texts of speeches and presentations; applications and nominations for various awards and professional positions; correspondence; materials related to his retirement; to his book publisher; audio-visual materials; photographs; awards; and artifacts. The materials are arranged chronologically within each series, and date from 1956-2002,...
Dates: 1956-2002

Bookplate Collection

Identifier: Spec-Coll-00053
Scope and Contents From 1917-1947, Western Reserve University Libraries accumulated a notable collection of bookplates from several generous donors. Beginning in 1917, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lemperly donated some 500 bookplates in memory of their daughter Lucia, a student at the College for Women, who died in 1915. Their gift also included a number of standard works on bookplate design and collecting. Miss Clara Prentis Sherwin left over 3000 bookplates to the library collection upon her death in 1939, along...
Dates: 1725-1985

Benjamin Parsons Bourland Rowfantia collection

Identifier: Spec-Coll-00007

Rowfantia collected by Benjamin Parsons Bourland as a Rowfant Club member.

Dates: 1909-1936

William D. Buckingham Papers

Identifier: Spec-Coll-00009
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of material relating to Buckingham's long career with Western Union. Of particular interest are technical data and articles on the concentrated arc-lamp. There is some business correspondence and speeches given by Buckingham, as well as patent applications.

The collection is loosely arranged by subject, as many of the materials are bound volumes, and within subject headings are arranged chronologically.

Dates: 1925-1968

Cleveland Play House Archive collection

Identifier: Spec-Coll-00056
Scope and Contents

Cleveland Play House (CPH) Archive is the institutional record of the organization concerning the work of actors, directors, managers, students and trustees who contributed to the creation of America's first professional regional theatre. The archive consists primarily of administrative office files, Board of Trustee minutes, production books, programs and photographs, set designs, clippings, audio visual materials, scrapbooks,and marketing materials.

Dates: 1870-2012

Cleveland Rocket Society collection

Identifier: Spec-Coll-00010

This collection consists of records of the Cleveland Rocket Society 1929-1962; and research material collected by John Tascher in writing his history of the society 1936-1965.

Dates: 1929-1965

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