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Academy of American History

These interviews were conducted between 2004 and 2006 by public school teachers in the Teaching American History (TAH) grant-funded Academy of American History summer institute at Cleveland State University, sponsored by the US Department of Education. The project was a collaboration between CSU, the City Club of Cleveland, Western Reserve Historical Society, and St. Clair-Superior Community Development Corporation. Interviews in this series focus on the Civil Rights movement in Cleveland, Carl…

American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects (Cleveland Chapter) Oral History Project. In 2006, in collaboration with Nina Friedlander Gibans, the Center began collecting oral history interviews with some of Cleveland’s best-known architects. 26 interviews in all were captured by Gibans and a team of researchers and students from the Center. These interviews help bring the city’s great buildings to life, and shine a light on current issues in architecture and urban design, making the series a major…

Arab Community in Cleveland

These interviews comprise stories from the Arab American community in Cleveland. The educational, political, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds of the interviewees are diverse in scope and shed light into the unique contributions Arabs have made to their local communities since immigrating to Cleveland dating from the 1950s onward. Interviews were conducted by Dr. Abed Tayyara, associate professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies and director of Middle Eastern Studies at CSU and Ms.…

Cedar Central

The interviews in this series resulted from an initiative spearheaded by Campus District Inc. to document stories in conjunction with the planned closure of the high-rise building in the Cedar Estates housing project. Jane Addams High School students learned oral history techniques alongside CSU interviewers.

City Club

Interviews with members of the City Club of Cleveland, conducted by Dr. Tom Humphrey of the Cleveland State University Department of History.

Cleveland Artists Foundation: WPA Art in Cleveland

Interviews with members of the Cleveland Artists Foundation, focusing on WPA art and architecture, collected between 2004 and 2006 by public school teachers in the Teaching American History (TAH) grant-funded Academy of American History summer institute at Cleveland State University, sponsored by the US Department of Education.

Cleveland Cultural Gardens

The interviews in this series originated Dr. Mark Tebeau’s Local History Seminar in 2002 and again in 2005. In a partnership between Dr. Mark Tebeau and the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation, students in Tebeau’s fall 2002 seminar conducted interviews about the Cultural Gardens to support “sound portraits” that were produced in collaboration with WCPN as part of its Accents radio program. Additional submissions were conducted in 2005, 2009, and 20012 with select excerpts being added to the…

Cleveland Heights

Initial interviews in this series were conducted between 2011 and 2013 at the Coventry Village Reunion in support of Historic Heights App Tours, a Cuyahoga Arts & Culture-funded grant project sponsored by FutureHeights, Cleveland Heights Historical Society, and Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission. Additional interviews were collected in 2018 in coordination with the Cleveland Voices podcast.

Cleveland Hiking Club

This series of interviews with members of the Cleveland Hiking Club, conducted in 2017, covers a number of topics relating to the history of the club, outdoor recreation and the natural environment, and members' recollections of hikes in the Cleveland Metroparks and Cuyahoga Valley National Park, as well as other parks and natural landscapes in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky, and nationally and internationally. The Cleveland Hiking Club is one of the nation's oldest and largest organizations…

Cleveland Metroparks

Interviews with Cleveland Metroparks staff and partners collected in 2012 and 2013. Interviews cover a variety of topics relating to parks operations, biological and environmental sciences, anthropology, and natural history.

Cleveland Voices Podcast

Cleveland Voices is a podcast by the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University Department of History that combines oral history excerpts from the Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection with new and original commentary and historical interpretation to create a fuller picture of the city's past and present. Listen now in your favorite podcast app.

Constructing, Consuming, and Conserving America

Interviews in this series were conducted by public school teachers as part of the Teaching American History (TAH) grant-funded Constructing, Consuming, and Conserving America project, sponsored by the US Department of Education, in collaboration with the Educational Services Center of Cuyahoga County and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The bulk of the interviews focus on the operations and history of the park and region, though several also deal with nurseries in Lake County, Ohio.

CSU at 50

Oral history interviews with select alumni, trustees, faculty, and other friends of Cleveland State University, conducted by staff at the CSU Center for Public History and Digital Humanities in coordination with the Office of the President and Office of Alumni Affairs on the occasion of CSU's 50th anniversary.

Cuyahoga County Fair

This series represents one day of mini interviews by CPHDH staff at the Cuyahoga County Fair.

Detroit Shoreway

Interviews in this series were conducted by students and researchers in the History Department at Cleveland State University in partnership with Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO). Interviews took place at Gordon Square Arcade and in other venues in the neighborhood. Select oral histories were accessible for several years in listening stations in the Gypsy Beans coffee house at Detroit Avenue and West 65th Street.

Each in Their Own Voice: African American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005

The first generations of African American artists who were active in the Cleveland region were showcased in the 1993 exhibition Yet Still We Rise: African American Artists in Cleveland 1930-1970. In 2005, a second exhibition was organized. In addition to gallery shows, this exhibit – titled Each in Their Own Voice: African American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005 – documented subsequent generations of African American artists through oral history interviews, which were incorporated into the…

Fairfax and Glenville (USRA 2014)

Interviews in this series were collected by undergraduate students at Cleveland State University under the supervision of Drs. Mark Souther and Regennia Williams, with funding from the Office of the Provost. The series focuses on the African American experience in the Fairfax and Glenville neighborhoods. Some of the interviews reflect collaborations with Antioch Baptist Church, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation, Famicos Foundation, Karamu House, Senior Outreach Services of Cleveland,…

Garment Industry

These interviews focus on the Cleveland garment industry and were conducted in support of a collaborative research project by Marc Frisch and Sean Martin.

History 304: Urban History

Interviews conducted by students in Urban History (HIS 304) at Cleveland State University Department of History, supervised by professors Mark Tebeau and Mark Souther.

History 311: Introduction to Public History

Interviews conducted by students in Introduction to Public History (HIS 311) at Cleveland State University Department of History, supervised by professors Mark Souther and Mark Tebeau.