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Manuscript Collection

The manuscript collection at the Hudson Library & Historical Society consists of more than 200 unique collections documenting the history of Hudson, Ohio, from its founding in 1799 to today. A full list of the collections, which includes links to some of the online inventories, is available below.

Some of the highlights of the manuscript collection include:

  • One of the nation’s largest collections of materials about famed abolitionist John Brown and the Brown family.
  • Papers of the founding families of Hudson, including David Hudson and the Hudson family.
  • Papers of prominent Hudson families and citizens.
  • Records of local organizations such as the Hudson Garden Club and the League of Women Voters.
  • Records of local churches, including the First Congregational Church of Hudson.
  • Businesses and corporation records, including Terex and the Flood company.
  • Extensive photograph collection of the Hudson area and surrounding regions.
  • Historic house reports – research reports of many historic homes in the area documenting the architectural features and ownership history.

Most of the collections have finding aids (inventories) of collection contents to aid in retrieval. Many finding aids are available online through the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository or through a link from the collection in the library’s catalog. A full list of all manuscript collections (below) includes a link to those collections with an online finding aid. 

CollectionFinding Aid (If Available)
All Aboard Hudson
This collection contains records for the All Aboard Hudson organization, which was formed by Hudson citizens in 2005 in order to prevent the demolition of the Hudson Railroad Depot. The collection includes detailed architectural drawings and historical reports on the Hudson depot, correspondence regarding the relocation effort, as well as a historical narrative on railroads in Ohio from 1850-1960.
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American Legion, Lee Bishop Post No. 464 records
This collection contains the records and the charter of the American Legion, Lee Bishop Post No. 464 of Hudson, Ohio.
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Hudson American Legion Auxilliary Records
This collection contains the records from the Hudson American Legion Auxiliary Records.
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Caroline Baldwin Babcock papers
Papers of Caroline Baldwin Babcock, civic leader of Hudson, Ohio, and founder of Hudson Library & Historical Society
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Hudson Bandstand Commission records
Records on the construction of Hudson, Ohio's, 1976 bandstand.
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Hudson Bandstand Committee scrapbooks
Scrapbooks containing programs, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting the Hudson Summer Music festival from 1994-2004.
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Donald Barlow papers
Materials related to Donald Barlow's tenure in office as a Trustee of Hudson Township and other government service. Files include correspondence, planning, annexation and merger, Green Plan and 1966 Consolidation Study, zoning, clocktower, Bicentennial and Terex.
Beebe family papersFinding aid available online
William M. Beebe, Jr papers
Papers of William M. Beebe, Jr., including Civil War correspondence and his involvement in relief expedition for the Greeley Expedition (Lady Franklin Bay Expedition).
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Hudson American Revolution Bicentennial Commission recordsFinding aid available online
Hudson Bicentennial Commission recordsMinutes, publicity, photographs, and other records relating to the celebration of Hudson, Ohio's centennial in 1999.
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Bishop Family Papers
Original copies of instruments (deeds, will, contracts, and other agreements) belonging to the Bishop family.
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Brewster family papers
This collection contains the personal correspondences and business documents of the Anson Brewster family, as well as personal correspondences of Dr. Israel Town and Lucy White Town. Anson's wife, Sally White Brewster, was the sister of Lucy White Town, who married Hudson's first doctor, Israel Town. Also included in this collection are six daguerreotype photographs, two journals, and the manuscript of a fictional account of the Brewster family's life.
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Jeremiah Root Brown and Clark family papers
The collection consists of the papers of various descendants of Jeremiah Root Brown (John Brown’s half-brother), including the Clow, Clark, Drake, and Hinsdale families.
Clarence S. Gee collection on John Brown
Clarence S. Gee (1885-1975) was the former pastor of the First Congregational Church of Hudson and premier scholar on John Brown. He spent more than 50 years researching and collecting material on John Brown. This collection includes all of Gee's extensive research and writings.
Brown Family Association reunion records
Records of the Brown Family Association reunion, includes reunion letters and regrets, historian reports, programs and pamphlets, miscellaneous notes, reunion scrapbooks, postcards, newspaper clippings, minute book, and correspondence.
Oliver O. Brown collection
Oliver O. Brown was John Brown's son. The collection consists of various holographs, copies, and transcriptions of Oliver O. Brown documents, including correspondence and deeds. The collection also includes a few original letters (from Oliver Brown) and various genealogical notes.
William Bunnell & Co. account book
Account book of William Bunnell & Co., very likely a stage coach company, operating out of Hudson, Ohio.
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Anne Hopkins Burnham collection
Photographs, personal correspondence, manuscripts, pamphlets, records and letters of Anne Hopkins Burnham (1929-1993), an architect, historian, and artist known for drawings and needlepoint. Burnham was also active with preservation and restoration efforts throughout the community. The collection consists primarily of Burnham's photographs of Hudson homes, buildings, structures, and events
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John Buss diaries
Diaries of John Buss, an early Hudson resident. His diaries describe daily events in Hudson, Ohio.
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James Caccamo (The Story of Hudson, Ohio)
Jerome Taylor collection on canals
Case and Barlow family papers
A collection of family photographs and papers pertaining to various members of the Barlow, Case, Treat, and Sackett families as well as photographs of the Case-Barlow Farm and local Hudson landmarks.
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Alice Munson Case receipt book
Handwritten recipe book belonging to Hudson, Ohio, resident Alice (Allie) Munson Case (1858-1889).
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Lora Case reminiscence
Lora Case's personal reminiscences about his life in and around Hudson from 1814-1897.
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Case-Barlow Farm bicentennial papers
A collection of various articles, papers, manuscripts and ephemera associated with the Case-Barlow Farm Inc and associated families.
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Frank Palmer Cavenagh photographic negatives
Photographic negatives that Frank Palmer Cavenagh took while a student at Western Reserve Academy in the 1930s.
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Collection on Hudson (Ohio) historic celebrations
Collected documents on Hudson, Ohio's, historic celebrations including the semicentennial (1850), centennial (1900), centennial of Hudson's incorporation (1937), sesquicentennial (1950), and other historic celebrations.
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Hudson cemeteries papersFinding aid available online
Christ Church, Episcopal (Hudson, Ohio) papers
Alonzo Church family papers
Civil Defense Committee papersFinding aid available online
Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad Company (Akron Branch) logs
Log book detailing up freight transactions of the Akron Branch of the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad Company for the town of Hudson, Ohio.
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Cleveland and Twinsburgh Plank Road (Hudson Branch) stock share book
Stock share book for the Cleveland and Twinsburgh Plank Road Company kept by Secretary John Markillie. Book was later repurposed as a scrapbook by the Read family.
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Hudson Concert Series Association records
The publicity, correspondence and programs for the Hudson Concert Series Association for the decade between 1959-1969.
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Spencer Dudley Corlett diaries
Travel diaries of Hudson, Ohio, resident Spencer Dudley Corlett. The diaries chronicle his canoe trip up the Ohio and Erie Canal and three canoe trips in Canada.
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Hudson Cornet Band records
A volume containing the records of the Hudson Cornet Band, the first band in Hudson, Ohio. The records include bylaws, constitutions, and minutes.
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Curtis family papers
Correspondence, legal documents, application forms, photographs, and scrapbooks of the Curtis family. William Eleroy Curtis was a graduate of Western Reserve College (Hudson, Ohio).
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Harry H. Darrow diaries
Diaries of Harry H. Darrow (1863-1944), a Darrowville farmer.
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Daughters of the American Revolution, David Hudson Chapter records
Kathleen Cooper Dautel papers
Papers of Kathleen Cooper Dautel who lived most of her life in Hudson, Ohio and was known throughiyt the community as a florist with her family business, Coopers Flowers.
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Mary Holden Dawes Ellsworth notebook
Notebook belonging to Mrs. Mary Dawes Ellsworth (1811-1894) of Hudson, Ohio.
Henry Noble and Jane Day correspondence
Henry Noble Day, professor of theology at Western Reserve College, and Jane Day discussing daily life in Hudson, Ohio.
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Walter Deckel photographs Proof photographs of various Hudson homes interiors and exteriors taken for the 1973 publication, "Hudson, Ohio, an Architectural and Historical Study."Finding aid available online
Discussion Club (Hudson, Ohio) papers
Records of the Discussion Club of Hudson, Ohio, group that met regularly to discuss books and current events.
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Luella Crawford Dodds papers
Papers of Luella Crawford Dodds, a lifelong resident of Hudson, Ohio. Luella Dodds was an assistant to local town benefactor James W. Ellsworth and also served on the Board of the Hudson Library & Historical Society for more than 60 years.
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Gertrude W. Donahey papers
A small collection of papers regarding the life of Gertrude W. Donahey. It does not include her personal papers.
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Doncaster Funeral Home papers
Funeral registers and financial records of the Doncaster Funeral Home of Hudson, Ohio.
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The Eight and Forty, Summit County Salon No. 165
This collection contains the records for the Hudson, Ohio, Division of Eight and Forty, an organization dedicated to the prevention, education, and control of children's diseases.
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Patricia Eldredge papers
This collection contains records for the Hudson Heritage Association (HHA) historical preservation efforts in Hudson. Eldredge was a member of the HHA review board. Much of this collection includes Eldredge's report and research, notes and news paper clippings as they relate to the HHA preservation efforts. Also included is research material for Eldredge's book, Square Dealers.
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C. F. Elliman appointment books and logs
Appointment books and logs of C. F. Elliman, Hudson Township (Ohio) zoning inspector.
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Collection on Virginia Ellis
Collected materials about Hudson, Ohio, artist Virginia Ellis, including photographs, newspaper articles, and remembrances of her life written by her friends.
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Ellsworth & Buss daybook
Account book for the Ellsworth & Buss store, once operated in Hudson, Ohio.
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Ellsworth, Forbush, and Boyd family papers
Papers of the Ellsworth, Forbush, and Boyd families of Hudson, Ohio.
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Collection on James W. EllsworthCollected correspondence and documents related to previous hit James W. Ellsworth next hit, a Hudson benefactor who helped revitalize the town in the early 20th century.Finding aid available online
William A. Ellsworth Papers
This collection includes genealogical materials on the Ellsworth family including family correspondence, photos, and a family scrapbook containing photographs and other Hudson newspaper clippings. Also included are estate records of William Adelbert and his father William Buell Ellsworth, and assorted certificates and diplomas of William James Ellsworth. Of importance are William Adelbert Ellsworth's School records, containing photographs and report cards from Hudson High School and Hudson postmaster correspondence and photographs.
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Hudson Encores records
The collection consists of three scrapbooks containing pictures, programs, and press releases along with personal letters and information about the Hudson Encores, an all-female singing group, of Hudson, Ohio.
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Establishment Club (Hudson, Ohio) records
The collection is primarily comprised of articles, minutes, and newsletters of The Establishment Club, a social organization in Hudson, Ohio.
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Martin Evoy slide collectionSlide collection of Martin Evoy, a Hudson, Ohio, resident. Slides include views of Hudson, Ohio, such as streets, parades, fairs, and other community celebrations. Some surrounding areas and views of local railroads are also included.Finding aid available online
Benjamin Excell papers
Hudson Explorers Soccer Team records
The collection consists of information regarding Hudson High School soccer program. Includes season breakdowns and game strategies, programs, videos of games, score books and various other information.
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Farrar family papers
The Farrar family papers include financial papers and the genealogies of the Farrar and Nutting families.
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Hudson Fire Department records
Records of the Hudson, Ohio, Fire Department, including meeting minutes, roll calls, bylaws, and records of fires and alarms.
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First Congregational Church (Hudson, Ohio) records
Correspondence, deeds, notes, ledgers and other documents of the First Congregational Church (1802-1837) and the Free Congregational Church (1842-1849) in Hudson, Ohio.
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Flood Company records
The records of the Flood Company of Hudson, Ohio, include financial documents, photographs, publicity materials, publications, and documents on the history of the Flood family and the company, especially the creation and development of their most noted product Penetrol.
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Friends of YDC records
Records of the Friends of YDC, a volunteer organization that offered tutoring and other support services for residents of the former Youth Development Center in Hudson, Ohio.
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Hudson Garage Company account book
Account book for The Hudson Garage Company, an automobile supplies, accessories and storage company, in Hudson, Ohio.
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Hudson Garden Club papers
Guy Garman papers
Papers of Guy Garman, former mayor of Hudson.
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George W. Gaylord letters
Two letters written by George W. Gaylord, a Civil War soldier from Hudson, Ohio, during his time in the service.
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Hudson Genealogical Study Group papers
George H. and Alice A. Gott papersFinding aid available online
Green plan collection
Brochure, background, videocassette and audio presentation about the Hudson Green Plan.
Beriah Green papers
The collection consists of the journals and published works of Beriah Green, an abolitionist clergyman and faculty member of Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio.
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Greeting card collectionFinding aid available online
Emma Hagenbaugh diaries
Hudson Handicrafters papers
Papers, photographs and ephemera from the Hudson Handicrafters organization.
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Rev. William Hanford papersFinding aid available online
Jessie A. Harper papers
This collection primarily includes materials pertaining to the First Congregational Church in Hudson, Ohio, as well as photographs of James and Jessie Harper. Also part of this collection is a day book of entries when Jessie was visiting England from 1900-1902.
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Hastings Society of Hudson records
Constitution, bylaws, members, and minutes of the Hastings Society of Hudson, a choral society in Hudson, Ohio.
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Hudson Heritage Association records
Hudson Home Day Association minutes and register
Minutes and register book for the Hudson Home Day Association.
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Hudson Club records
Secretary's record book of the Hudson Club, a local social, philanthropic, and literary club in Hudson, Ohio.
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Hudson family papers
Hudson Library & Historical Society records
Records of the Hudson Library & Historical Society.
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Friends of the Hudson Library & Historical Society records
Grace Goulder Izant papersFinding aid available online
Jenkins family papers
Correspondence and other papers of the Jenkins family of Hudson, Ohio.
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Alice Johnson "Musical Chairs on Main Street, Hudson, Ohio," collection
Collection of materials (primarily photographs) compiled by Hudson resident Alice Johnson used in preparation of her book, "Musical Chairs on Main Street, Hudson, Ohio," published in 1979.
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Hudson Jolly Club minutes
The minutes of the Hudson Jolly Club, a men's social club, from 1887-1889.
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Dorothy "Flit" Jones papers
Papers of Dorothy "Flit" Jones, active in the historic preservation research of Hudson, Ohio.
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Helen Kitzmiller scrapbook on Wester Souburg
Scrapbooks documenting Hudson's involvement in assisting the town of Wester-Souburg, Holland, after floods damaged the town during World War II.
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Kiwanis Club of Hudson papersFinding aid available online
Ladies Aid Society for Relief of Sick and Wounded Soldiers papers
Records of the Ladies Aid Society (Hudson, Ohio), an organization of women in Hudson who provided supplies to sick and wounded soldiers during the Civil War.
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Ladies Cemetery Association records
Minute books, treasurer's books, records, photos, newspaper clippings, cemetery maps, burial records, and other documents of the Ladies Cemetery Association in Boston Heights, Ohio.
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Hudson League for Service scrapbooks
League of Women Voters records
Annual reports, board minutes, publications and other records of the League of Women Voters of Hudson.
Emory E. Lewis and Grace Forbush record of deaths in Hudson, Ohio
Handwritten record of deaths kept and compiled by E.E. Lewis and later, Grace Forbush.
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Minnie L. MacDowell collection on Angelo Lavelli and Hudson cemeteries
Collection of research materials on Angelo Lavelli, a Hudson (Ohio) iron craftsman, compiled by Minnie L. MacDowell for the David Hudson Chapter of Questers.
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Tom Manthey papersFinding aid available online
Lucy Markerly journal
Handwritten journal of Lucy Markerly (Markillie) (1771-1850) describing her journey from Lincolnshire, England, to the United States ("A Journal from Old England Towards America.")
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John Markillie family papersFinding aid available online
Martha Marsh papers
Primarily personal correspondence between Martha Marsh and various pen pals. Marsh is also the originator of much of the American Legion and Auxiliary collection.
Mayor's Court (Hudson, Ohio) dockets
Records kept by Hudson mayors spanning the years 1849-1957 detailing names of people who committed minor offenses or infractions.
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Newton McCracken letters
A collection of World War II letters sent by Newton McCracken from the Pearl Harbor Naval Yard in Honolulu, Hawaii, to his parents in Ohio.
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Shelby McMillion letters
This collection contains the World War II letters of Shelby A. McMillion, a Hudson resident who served in the United States Army Reserve during the war.
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Collection on the Merger of Hudson Village and Township
Official documents, fliers, clippings, and other materials collected regarding the various proposals to merge the village and township of Hudson in the 1960s, 1980s, and 1990s.
Emily Metcalf and the Hudson Female Seminary collectionFinding aid available online
George A. Miller papers
Papers of Hudson resident Dr. George Andrew Miller consisting of collected photographs of Hudson people and places and research on physicians of Hudson, Ohio.
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Janis H. Miller genealogical research on the Darrow, Threadgill and Stone families
Hudson genealogist Janis H. Miller’s research pertaining to various families with ties to colonial America
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Ralph Willis Miner papers
The Ralph Willis Miner papers include letters, newspaper articles, photographs, programs, and publications that deal with issues of historic preservation and architecture in Hudson, Ohio, and Western Reserve Academy. It also includes letters from Miner during the time he served as tree commissioner.
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William Moos photographs
A photograph scrapbook and loose photographs of houses and structures in Hudson, Ohio, created by William Moos (1919-1984), a painter, architect and founding member of the Hudson Heritage Association.
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Nellie Morrell papers
This small collection primarily consists of genealogical information and materials relating to the Morrells. There are three letters addressed to the Hudson Historical Society relating to family materials donated to the library.
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Collection on the Nature Guide School
Photographs and booklets of the Nature Guide School of the Western Reserve University School of Education, conducted in co-operation with Western Reserve Academy at Hudson, Ohio.
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Edgar Nicely scorebook of the Hudson basketball team
Scorebook, likely kept by Edgar Nicely (1897-1971), for basketball games played by the Hudson, Ohio, basketball team.
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Collection on the Order of the Eastern Star. Hudson Chapter No. 377 (Hudson, Ohio)Photographs and miscellaneous ephemera relating to the Hudson, Ohio, Chapter of the Order of the previous hit Eastern Star next hit.
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For the Samuel Oviatt (1741-1818) branch, see the Dorothy Elizabeth Walker and Oviatt family papers
For the Heman Oviatt (1821-1895) branch, see the Heman Oviatt, Jr. (1821-1895) family papers
Oviatt family papersFinding aid available online
Heman Oviatt, Jr. (1821-1895) family papers
Personal papers of the Oviatt family, one of Hudson, Ohio's earliest pioneer families.
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Hudson Parent-Teacher Association records
Hudson Park Board recordsFinding aid available online
Hudson Players records
Bylaws, production guide, and programs of the Hudson Players, a local theater group.
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Hudson Community Playground
Collection of mainly consists of newspaper articles, ephemera and photos pertaining to the planning and construction of the Hudson Community Playground.
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Hudson (Ohio). Police Department photographs
Photographs of the Hudson Police Department, which include images of traffic accidents and crime scene investigations (mainly burglaries and house fires).
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Hudson Preschool Parents records
Isaac Quay account book
Account book of local Hudson, Ohio, shoemaker Isaac Quay (1808-1880).
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Questers Club recordsFinding aid available online
Matthew C. Read family papers
Papers of the Matthew C. Read family, a prominent family of early Hudson, Ohio.
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Orissa Andrews Read Sketch Book
A sketch book of botanical drawings by Orissa Andrews Read
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Orissa Andrews Read herbarium
The herbarium of Mrs. Matthew C. (Orissa) Read is a collection of preserved plant specimens. A floral painting and black and white drawings are also included. The collection was created while she attended Homer Academy in Homer, New York.
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Clarence Gee collection on Richard Realf
Joan Drew Richings papersFinding aid available online
Rideout family papers
Collected papers, artifacts, and photographs of the Rideout family of Hudson, Ohio.
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Roach family papers
Horace Rogers sketchbooks
Sketchbooks belonging to Horace Rogers, an artist from Hudson, Ohio.
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Elizabeth Royon collection
S. Straight & Co. records
Records of the S. Straight & Co., a cheese and butter manufacturing company once based in Hudson, Ohio.
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Sabin family papers
Sanford family papers
A collection of family deeds, property surveys, and papers pertaining to the Sanford family, who resided in homes on Aurora Street and Streetsboro Street in Hudson, Ohio.
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Collection on the Hudson Schools
Robert A. Seeley photograph collection
Photographs taken by Robert Seeley of people and places in Hudson, Ohio. Many of the photographs were taken for the local newspaper.
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Hudson Senior Citizens records
Hudson Senior Citizens organization records including scrapbooks, clippings, notes, photographs, and membership lists.
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Martha and William Shilts travel journal
Handwritten journal detailing the travels of Hudson residents William and Martha Shilts to the Caribbean on Talamanca, a luxury liner cruise ship.
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Simon family papersFinding aid available online
Starr family papersFinding aid available online
Mary Strong herbarium
Herbarium created by Mary Strong, founder of the Hudson Female Seminary.
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Terex collection
This collection contains documents related to the Euclid/Terex Company in Hudson, Ohio. The collection is divided into four series based on the originator of the records. These include the Hudson Planning Committee, the Euclid/Terex Company, the UAW Local 296, and local newspapers. Strengths of this collection include over 600 Euclid/Terex photographs, as well as the largest known collection of Terextra newsletters. The collection has grown over the past several years due to many donations.
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Thompson family papers
The collection contains genealogical and biographical information about the Thompson family, one of the first families to settle Hudson in 1800.
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Trowbridge family papers
Papers and books largely pertaining to the genealogy of the Trowbridge family of Hudson, Ohio, particularly the lineage of Daniel Trowbridge (1796-1881).
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Veterans History Project collection
Oral histories and other materials of veterans and civilians of World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War interviewed as part of the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center (Library of Congress) through the partner organization, Hudson Library & Historical Society.
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Viers family papers
Hudson, Ohio, Village Council minutes
Minutes of the Hudson, Ohio Village Council.
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Nelson Waite autograph album
Autograph album belonging to Nelson D. Waite (1819-1904).
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Dorothy Elizabeth Walker and Oviatt family papers
Papers of Dorothy Elizabeth Walker, a descendent of the Samuel Oviatt branch of the Oviatt family. The collection includes personal materials of Dorothy Elizabeth Walker and Oviatt family materials dating back to 1831.
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Hudson Water Department records
Correspondence, financial materials, reports, drawings, and other records of the Board of Public Affairs, Water Department of Hudson, Ohio.
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James Watson and Albert Seldon family papersFinding aid available online
Harrison Bubb collection on the Western Reserve Academy controversy
This collection contains materials documenting the 1999-2000 Western Reserve Academy (Hudson, Ohio) building controversy. The Burton D. Morgan Foundation granted $6 million to the Western Reserve Academy, a co-educational preparatory and day school in Hudson, Ohio, for a new administration building to be named for Burton D. Morgan. This building was to be built on a section of land, that Harrison Bubb contested was to remain untouched based on stipulations given by the Baldwin family when they donated land to the academy. Mr. Bubb, with the support of some WRA alumni and Hudson residents began a campaign to save the land. The academy chose not to build on the land and the foundation rescinded its offer. The building was eventually constructed and opened in 2004 on an adjoining section of land. Harrison Bubb collected and arranged these materials, thus contains his perspective of the issue.
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Western Reserve Christian Church records
Minutes, financial records, bulletins, church registers, and other records of The First Christian Church, later renamed the Western Reserve Christian Church.
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Collection on Western Reserve College
Western Reserve School of Cooking records
Collected papers, recipes, and photographs from the Western Reserve School of Cooking of Hudson, Ohio
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John B. Whedon account book
Account book of John B. Whedon (1807-1861) as Hudson, Ohio, postmaster.
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Frank White journal
Wilder family papersThe collection consists primarily of William Wilder's personal correspondence while enlisted and serving in the Union Army (1861-1865).Finding aid available online
Mary Brewster Wolcott receipt book
Handwritten recipe book belonging to Mary B. Wolcott (1868-1955), daughter of Hudson, Ohio, pioneer Anson Brewster, Jr.
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Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Hudson, Ohio records
Record book, mission statement, members, minutes, and pledge signatures of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, an alcohol prohibition league of Hudson, Ohio.
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Woman's Club (Hudson, Ohio) papers
This collection includes the yearly programs of the Hudson, Ohio Women's Club which include information like schedules of events, membership rolls, club by-laws, and constitution. The collection also includes literary papers written by members.
Clayton Eugene Woodworth papers
Correspondence, business documents, and photographs of Clayton Eugene Woodworth, a farmer, of Windham and Hudson, Ohio.
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Collection on Hudson (Ohio) World War II service membersFinding aid available online
Elizur Wright publications
This collection contains publications by and about Elizur Wright, a faculty member of the Western Reserve College in Hudson, Ohio, and also known as "the father of life insurance." The publications focus on his work with the insurance industry.
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Hudson Yacht Club records
Records of the Hudson Yacht Club that detail the organization’s activities from its creation in 1989 to 1995.
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