Special Collections and Archives

Regional History Subject Files

Special Collections and Archives

Regional History Subject Files

Regional History subject files

Finding Aid

Prepared by Katie Panko, July 27, 2006; Updated December 2015
2 record storage boxes, 2 cubic feet, 11th floor


Bulk Dates

The bulk of the items in this collection dates from 1980-2000.


Scope and Content

These clippings contain historical information concerning Kent, Ohio, as well as the regions surrounding it. The bulk of these files contain newspaper clippings from local area news publications: The Kent-Ravenna Record Courier, Inside Kent State, The Daily Kent Stater and The Akron Beacon Journal. These files are listed alphabetically by subject heading with occasional sub-headings included. The majority of these materials are dated from the 1980s through the 1990s. Folder contents will continue to be updated, as materials will be added to this collection on a continual basis.

Note: Various issues of the Portage County Historical Society Newsletter are available in Special Collections and cataloged in KentLINK.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Akron, Ohio - History
  2. Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS)
  3. Akron University
  4. Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales
  5. Animal shelters and rescue societies
  6. Annexation (Franklin Township)
  7. Atwater, Ohio
  8. Aurora Memorial Library
  9. Baroque Music Festival
  10. Black Squirrel Gallery
  11. Brady, Captain Samuel
  12. Brady Lake, Ohio and Crystal Beach, Ohio
  13. Brady Lake Women's Club
  14. Brady's Cafe
  15. Brimfield, Ohio
  16. Brimfield, Ohio - Oral History
  17. Cackler, Christian
  18. Campbellsport, Ohio
  19. Canals
  20. Casinos
  21. Cemeteries
  22. Chatfield, Hale
  23. Coleman Professional Services
  24. Colony House
  25. Columbiana County, Ohio
  26. Commercial Press, Inc.
  27. Congregational Churches
  28. Consortium of Historical Agencies in Portage and Summit Counties (CHIPS)
  29. Cowlin, Sid
  30. Crestwood School District
  31. Crime, Charges, Lawsuits
  32. Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
  33. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
  34. Davey Family (John, b. 1846 d.1923)
  35. Davey Family (Smith, Alexander M.)
  36. Davey House
  37. Davey Tree Expert Company
  38. Davey Warehouse Art Studio
  39. Davis, Jessie
  40. Deerfield
  41. DuBois, John Harold
  42. Edinburg, Ohio
  43. Education policy
  44. Eidson House
  45. Elections and voting
  46. First Christian Church
  47. Ford, Seabury
  48. Franklin Township Hall
  49. Fred Fuller Park
  50. Garrettsville
  51. Ghost Stories (related materials in Kent State University Subject Files collection)
  52. Girl scouts
  53. Halliday, Kirk W.
  54. Hartville, Ohio
  55. Herriff, Amy
  56. Hiram, Ohio
  57. Historical Markers
  58. Historical Societies and Museums - Ohio
  59. Home Savings Bank
  60. Hotel Franklin
  61. Hudson, Ohio
  62. Immy Awards
  63. Iraq War - casualties
  64. James, Thomas
  65. JB's Bar
  66. John Davey Arboretum
  67. Joseph, Jeff
  68. Kelso House
  69. Kent, Ohio - Area Chamber of Commerce
  70. Kent, Ohio - Brochures, Pamphlets
  71. Kent, Ohio - Businesses
  72. Kent, Ohio - City Schools
  73. Kent, Ohio - Council of the City
  74. Kent, Ohio - Department of Community Development
  75. Kent, Ohio - Development
  76. Kent, Ohio- Gateway project
  77. Kent, Ohio - History
  78. Kent, Ohio - Maps
  79. Kent, Ohio - Police
  80. Kent, Ohio - Streets
  81. Kent, Ohio - "Things to do in Kent"
  82. Kent Adhesive Products Co. (KAPCO)
  83. Kent Bicentennial
  84. Kent Bog Nature Preserve
  85. Kent Cinema - Downtown
  86. Kent City Downtown Festival
  87. Kent Coloring Book
  88. Kent Community - City Guides and Directories
  89. Kent Crain Avenue Bridge
  90. Kent Family
  91. Kent Free Library
  92. Kent Glass - Brief History of Kent Glass by Ed Beckwith. 1986
  93. Kent Heritage Festival
  94. Kent Historical Society
  95. Kent Hotel
  96. Kent Jaycees
  97. Kent La Leche League
  98. Kent Masonic Center
  99. Kent Methodist Church
  100. Kent Opera House
  101. Kent Parks and Recreation Programs
  102. Kent Phoenix Project

Box 2
Folder -- Contents

  1. Kent, Ohio - Rockin' on the River
  2. Kent Stage
  3. Kent Towne Center Mall (DeBartolo Corporation Proposal)
  4. Kent Triangle (Historic District)
  5. Kent Vision 2000
  6. Kentway Retirement Center 1959-1969
  7. Kerwin, Elizabeth
  8. Konopka, Matt
  9. Lang, Walter W., M.D.
  10. Lauer, Penny
  11. Leadership Portage County
  12. League of Women Voters
  13. Liquor Control Board
  14. Loudin, Frederick J.
  15. Mantua, Ohio
  16. McCormick, Edgar Lindsley
  17. Media and broadcasting
  18. Michel, Robert
  19. Midway Drive-in
  20. Mini Grand Prix
  21. Mooney, Granville W.
  22. Neighborhood Development Services
  23. NEOUCOM (Northeast Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy)
  24. O'Neil's Department Store
  25. "On the Fringe" (Journal of the Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio)
  26. Palmyra Township, Ohio
  27. Paris, Ohio
  28. Portage Area Regional Transporation Authority (PARTA)
  29. Portage County, Ohio
  30. Portage County, Ohio - Annual Reports
  31. Portage County, Ohio - Bicentennial
  32. Portage County, Ohio - Breakneck Creek
  33. Portage County, Ohio - Courthouse
  34. Portage County, Ohio - Government Records
  35. Portage County, Ohio - High School Sports
  36. Portage County, Ohio - Information Technology Strategic Plan: 2002
  37. Portage County, Ohio - Maps, Brochures
  38. Portage County, Ohio - Peace Coalition
  39. Portage County, Ohio - Restaurants
  40. Portage County, Ohio - Social Services Program
  41. Portage County, Ohio - Subdivision Regulations
  42. Portage County, Ohio - Traffic
  43. Portage County Chapter of the American Red Cross (Blood Drive)
  44. Portage County Cultural Resources
  45. Portage County District Library
  46. Portage County Historical Society
  47. Portage County Randolph Fair
  48. Portage County Regional Planning Commission
  49. Portage County Schools
  50. Portage Land Association Conservation and Education (PLACE)
  51. Portage Private Industry
  52. Price, Lucien
  53. Protests
  54. Public Health
  55. Railroad
  56. Randolph Township (Ohio)
  57. Raven Hall of Fame
  58. Ravenna Aluminum foundry
  59. Ravenna, Ohio
  60. Ravenna, Ohio - Balloon-A-Fair
  61. Ravenna, Ohio - Businesses
  62. Ravenna, Ohio - History
  63. Ray's
  64. Reed Memorial Library
  65. Relay for Life
  66. Roberto House
  67. Robin Hood Inn
  68. Robinson Memorial Hospital
  69. Rootstown, Ohio
  70. Rootstown, Ohio - Plane Crashes
  71. Rootstown, Ohio - Businesses
  72. St. Joseph Church
  73. Seiberling, C. W.
  74. Shep's Bar
  75. Southeast School District
  76. Stow, Ohio
  77. Streetsboro, Ohio
  78. Summit County Charter
  79. Taft Family
  80. Tallmadge, Ohio
  81. Tappan, Benjamin
  82. Tax policy
  83. T.G. Parsons Lumber Company
  84. Theater and playwrights
  85. Time to Respect our Endangered Environment (TREE)
  86. Tree City TV
  87. Trinity Lutheran Church
  88. Troyer, Loris C.
  89. Tsai, Albert, Dr.
  90. Twin Lakes
  91. Turkeyfoot Lake
  92. United Auto Workers (UAW)
  93. United Church of Christ
  94. Voinovich, Janet
  95. Watson, Barbara
  96. Wells Sherman House (250 E. Erie St., Kent)