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Wednesday, August 19 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Repository Tour: Special Collections and University Archives, Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

You must register directly with the contact person to attend this tour. Capacity is limited. 

For reservations and information, contact:
Bill Barrow, Head of Special Collections at 216-408-0906 or w.barrow@csuohio.edu (preferred). Special Collections’ desk: 216-687-2449. University Archives: 216-687-3529 (Bill Becker)

A walk-through of the two units: Special Collections, which specializes in the history of greater Cleveland, and the University Archives of Cleveland State University. 

Special Collections is the home of such holdings as 1) the Cleveland Press Collection, the former editorial library of the afternoon daily newspaper, containing some half-million photographs and one million clippings; 2) the Cleveland Union Terminal Collection, the construction records of the Terminal Tower complex on Public Square and the electric railroad; 3) the Wilbur J. & Sara Ruth Watson Bridge Book Collection, being an extensive holding of information on bridge engineering history; 4) many music collections from local composers; and numerous other collections, especially involving photography and journalism. The Library is also the home of the Cleveland Memory Project, a collaboration with area partners to provide local history resources on the Web. The University Archives contains historic records on Cleveland State University, which is currently celebrating its 50 anniversary, and its predecessor school, Fenn College.


By public transportation: Free “E-line” green trolleys run between Public Square and CSU via Euclid Avenue every ten minutes, weekdays. E-line stops are marked and one just steps on without cost. Get off at the East 21st.

Walking from the conference hotel: CSU is a straight shot, one mile east on Euclid Avenue. 

By whichever method, visitors will wind up on the corner of East 21st and Euclid. From there head north and east up onto the elevated plaza level between the new Student Center and into Rhodes Tower, the 19-story concrete tower with “CSU” in green letters around the top. Come into the lobby of Rhodes, then into the Library before seeking an elevator on the left (the elevators in the outer Rhodes lobby don’t stop in the library). Come up to the 3rd floor and both Special Collections and the University Archives are visible on opposite sides of the elevator lobby.

Wednesday August 19, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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