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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.

History 319: U.S. Tourism

Interviews conducted by students in History of U.S. Tourism (HIS 319) at Cleveland State University Department of History, supervised by professor Mark Souther.

History 400: Local History

Interviews conducted by students in the Local History seminar (HIS 400) at Cleveland State University Department of History, supervised by professors Mark Tebeau and Mark Souther.

History 695: Research Seminar

Interviews conducted by students in Research Seminar (HIS 695) at Cleveland State University Department of History, supervised by professors Mark Souther and Mark Tebeau.

Ingenuity Fest

Interviews focusing on art and technology innovators, conducted by CPHDH staff at the inaugural Ingenuity Festival in downtown Cleveland.

International Women’s Air and Space Museum (IWASM)

Interviews conducted by staff at International Women’s Air and Space Museum (IWASM) in Cleveland, Ohio. This collection of interviews exemplifies the diversity of women's aviation history preserved at the International Women's Air & Space Museum. From Women Air Force Service Pilots to Powder Puff Derby Pilots to the first women to work in Air Traffic Control and Mission Control; each of these women have a unique story framed by their contributions to air & space. The collection of these…

Japanese American Citizens League

Interviews conducted by CSU student Sara Ziemnik with members of the Japanese American Citizens League, focusing on the World War II internment experience.

Judson Oral History Project

These interviews with residents of the Judson Park retirement community focus on personal recollections of the city's history and development. Interviews were conducted with the support of the Unger Family Foundation and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and were carried out by staff at Judson, alongside a team of researchers and students from Cleveland State.

Metro West

Interviews in this series were conducted by Sarah Nemeth, a graduate student at the Cleveland State University Department of History, in cooperation with the Metro West Community Development Organization, which serves the Stockyard, Clark-Fulton, and Brooklyn Centre neighborhoods. The oral histories captured in this series focus primarily on those west side neighborhoods.

Midtown Cleveland

In 2007, the Center was contacted by MidTown Cleveland, a community development organization dedicated to revitalizing Cleveland’s Midtown Corridor. Together, the Center and MidTown Cleveland worked to locate business owners, developers, activists, clergy, and residents with ties to the area. Center staff then conducted a number of oral history interviews, each of which tells a story about the area’s rich history and prospects for the future.

Moreland History Project

Interviews in this series were conducted by Shaker residents in partnership with the City of Shaker Heights as part of a Moreland History project in 2017. Interviews took place at the Shaker Main Library. For more information about the Moreland neighborhood visit: shakerlibrary.org/local-history/research/moreland-neighborhood-history.

Phillis Wheatley Association

Interviews with staff and former campers at Camp Mueller, one of the nation's first African-American summer camps, located in what is now the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The camp is operated by the Phillis Wheatley Association in Cleveland, Ohio.

Project Team

This series comprises a wide range of interviews conducted by Center staff since 2005 in support of the Euclid Corridor History Project, Neighborhood Connections, and a number of mostly short-term collaborations. It also includes a number of standalone interviews by Center staff.

Prosperity Social Club 10 Year Anniversary Event

Interviews in this series were collected by students and staff at Cleveland State University’s Center for Public History and Digital Humanities during the ten year anniversary celebration at Prosperity Social Club in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. The event featured a gathering of the Dembowski family, who ran Dempsey’s Oasis – a neighborhood pub at 1109 Starkweather Avenue that later became Prosperity Social Club – from 1938-2000. The series includes interviews with members of the…

Protest Voices (USRA 2016)

The "Protest Voices" series is a collection of oral history interviews with activists in Northeast Ohio. Interviews were conducted during the Protest Voices: Using Activist Oral Histories to Teach Historical Thinking Undergraduate Summer Research Award in 2016, focusing on Anti-Vietnam protests and Catholic activism surrounding US- involvement in El Salvador in the 1980s. Clips were then associated with Ohio Department of Education Social Studies Content Standards at…

Racial Integration in the Heights (USRA 2013)

Interviews in this series were collected by undergraduate students at Cleveland State University under the supervision of Dr. Mark Souther, with funding from the Office of the Provost. The series contains interviews with pioneers of suburban residential integration and social activists who supported peaceful managed integration and fair housing in Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights in the 1950s to 1970s.

Re-Imagining Cleveland

Oral Histories relating to Re-imagining Cleveland, a project of Neighborhood Progress, Inc. Interviews were conducted and processed by students under the supervision of Dr. Mark Tebeau and Dr. Mark Souther as a component of Local and Urban History courses at CSU. For current information about this project, please visit: www.npi-cle.org.

Rivers Roads and Rails

Interviews in this series, covering topics relating to the preservation of the West Creek and Cuyahoga River watershed (Cleveland, Ohio), were collected by participating teachers in the Rivers Roads and Rails grant, a Teaching American History (TAH) grant, sponsored by the US Dept of Education.

Rock and Roll

This collection of interviews covers topics of race relations and rock and roll music in Cleveland between 1952 and 1966. The interviews were conducted by Dana Aritonovich as she researched her thesis in pursuit of a Master of Arts in History at Cleveland State University, which was successfully completed in 2010. Interview subjects are music fans, musicians, and disc jockeys from various racial and socio-economic groups, all of whom resided in the Greater Cleveland area in the 1950s and 1960s.

Sacred Landmarks

A series of interviews by Jim Lanese and Kenneth Valore documenting religious buildings across Greater Cleveland.