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.
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…
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…
The Shaker Lakes Nature Center Oral History Project was initiated by Nature Center founding member Nancy King Smith, with interviews by researchers, students, and public school teachers in collaboration with the Center. Interviews cover a variety of topics relating to the creation of Shaker Lakes and the Nature Center, as well as to the broader issues in wildlife preservation and environmental education. Although the Shaker Lakes were man-made (serving as a major part of the development of…
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…
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…
Nina Gibans initiated this interview series, which includes interviews with prominent Clevelanders living in Shaker Towers near Shaker Square.
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.
A series of interviews by Jim Lanese and Kenneth Valore documenting religious buildings across Greater Cleveland.
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.
These interviews focus on the Cleveland garment industry and were conducted in support of a collaborative research project by Marc Frisch and Sean Martin.
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.
Interviews conducted by students in History of U.S. Tourism (HIS 319) at Cleveland State University Department of History, supervised by professor Mark Souther.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Interviews conducted by students in Research Seminar (HIS 695) at Cleveland State University Department of History, supervised by professors Mark Souther and Mark Tebeau.
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.
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.