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Archives related to: Brush, Charles Francis, 1849-1929

titleCharles F. Brush Papers, 1842-1967
repositoryCase Western Reserve University
collection titleContact repository for further information regarding the holdings.
extent25 linear feet
formats
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://library.case.edu/ksl/collections/special/findingaids.html
updated09/12/2019 15:29:50
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titleWilliam Ganson Rose Papers, 1920-1961.
repositoryWestern Reserve Historical Society
collection titleNewspaper clippings, promotional material, correspondence, biographical material, photographs, reports, and historical material pertaining to the history of Cleveland, Ohio and many of its prominent citizens, but also including material on national and international events and personages. Individuals, organizations and events that figure most prominently include: the American Press Humorists, Newton D. Baker, George Bellamy and Hiram House, Charles F. Brush, the Cleveland Sesquicentennial of 1946, the visit to Cleveland of Emile Coué, Thomas A. Edison, the Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race and Aerial Carnival of 1930, Abraham Lincoln, the Cleveland Public Auditorium, John D. Rockefeller, the Cleveland War Service Center, the Cleveland Grays, and the writings of Whiting Williams. Also included is a significant amount of biographical material on numerous women in Cleveland's history, material pertaining to sports, particularly baseball, and material relating to the theater in Cleveland, with newspaper reviews of performances

Historical Note:
Cleveland, Ohio author, historian, lecturer, advertising executive, and civic promoter. In 1915, Rose formed Wm. G. Rose, Inc., his own advertising and public-relations firm. He managed numerous fairs and expositions, including the first Cleveland Electrical Exposition (1914), the Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race and Aerial Carnival (1930), the Great Lakes Exposition (1936-37), and the Cleveland Sesquicentennial (1946). In 1916-17, Rose chaired the group which promoted and ultimately secured passage of a bond issue financing the construction of the Cleveland Public Auditorium. He served on the board of Hiram House, a Cleveland social settlement founded by George Bellamy in 1896, and belonged to the American Press Humorists and the Cleveland Athletic Club. Rose authored several books and numerous articles for newspapers and magazines, as well as a comprehensive 1-volume history of Cleveland entitled Cleveland, the making of a city, published in 1950. Rose died in 1957.

Notes:
Organized alphabetically.

Location: WRHS Archives Library

Collection: Manuscripts

Call No. MS. 3365
extent4.00 linear ft.
formatsClippings Ephemera Correspondence Printed Materials Photographs
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://ipac.wrhs.org:8080/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1Q2CW32668333.419&profile=wrhsl&menu=search&submenu=subtab13&ts=1228833041922#focus
finding aidRegister available in the library
updated11/12/2014 11:30:03
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titleBrush Foundation records, 1928-1995 (1965-1990).
repositoryWestern Reserve Historical Society
collection titleConsists of board minutes, correspondence, financial statements and income tax returns, newspaper clippings, reprints and photocopied journal articles, and various publications. The bulk of the collection dates from after 1965.

Historical Note:
The Brush Foundation was created in 1928 by Cleveland, Ohio inventor Charles F. Brush to promote research in the fields of eugenics, population and birth control. Early projects funded included the Maternal Health Association and the Brush Inquiry, a research project on the growth and development of children. From the late 1940s-1960s, intensive research on human fertility and infertility, as well as on viral infection, was funded. The Foundation played a crucial role in the establishment of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Since the mid 1960s, the Foundation has focused on adolescent sexuality and pregnancy, defense of abortion rights, and public policy directed at limiting population growth. Local organizations and institutions that received grants from the Brush Foundation included Black Focus on the West Side; Cleveland Health Education Museum; Federation for Community Planning's Coalition for Adolescent Reproduction, Sexuality, and Health; Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland; and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Hamann-Todd Osteological Collection.

Notes: Organized into five series.

Location: WRHS Archives Library

Collection: Manuscripts
Call No. MS. 4736
extent2.2 linear ft.
formatsAdministrative Records Correspondence Financial Records Clippings Printed Materials
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://ipac.wrhs.org:8080/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1Q2CW32668333.419&profile=wrhsl&menu=search&submenu=subtab13&ts=1228833041922#focus
finding aidRegister available in the library.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:03
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titleCharles F. Brush photographs, ca. 1870-1975 [graphic].
repositoryWestern Reserve Historical Society
collection titleConsists of individual and group portraits of Charles F. Brush, his friends and associates, and views of his inventions, including the arc lamp and wind powered dynamo. Also included is a view of an arc lamp on Cleveland, Ohio's Public Square, ca. 1896.

Historical Note:
Cleveland, Ohio, businessman and inventor. His inventions included a dynamo which was the predecessor for the modern generator and the arc light, demonstrated on Cleveland's Public Square in 1879. Brush formed the Brush Electric Co. in 1880, which was subsequently bought by Thomason Houston Electric Co., and then merged with Edison General Electric Co. in 1891, forming the General Electric Co. Brush continued to maintain scientific and business interests throughout his life, and founded the Brush Foundation in 1927.


Location: WRHS Archives Library

Collection: Photograph Collections

Call No. PG. 201
extent.2 linear ft. (57 photographs : b&w 8 x 10 in. and smaller)
formatsPhotographs
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://ipac.wrhs.org:8080/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1Q2CW32668333.419&profile=wrhsl&menu=search&submenu=subtab13&ts=1228833041922#focus
finding aidRegister available in the library.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:03
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titleRecords of the Director's Office: Frederic Allen Whiting, 1913-1930
repositoryThe Cleveland Museum of Art
collection titleThe records of the Director's Office are the primary source for understanding the decisions made and actions taken at the highest level of the museum's administration.

In addition, the records constitute one of the most valuable, unified resources for researching the early history of the museum and its art collection; initial construction and expansion of the museum building;

changes in the museum's administrative hierarchy; personalities and activities of individual staff members; artistic and social movements of the first half of the twentieth century; and the museum's relationship with civic, cultural, and educational institutions throughout the country and the world.

The records from Frederic Allen Whiting's tenure as director are divided into four main series: I. Numbered Administrative Correspondence, II. Unnumbered Administrative Correspondence, III. Biographical Materials, and IV. Index to Numbered Administrative Correspondence.

Citation:
The Cleveland Museum of Art Archives, Records of the Director's Office: Frederic Allen Whiting, date and short description of document [e.g., letter from Whiting to Kent, 6 June 1916].
extent22.6 cubic feet, 72 boxes
formatsAdministrative Records Writings Correspondence Notes
accessAt the end of the restricted period, the records will still be subject to the review of the archivist before access is granted.
record linkhttp://library.clevelandart.org/museum_archives/finding_aids/whiting/index.php
record sourcehttp://library.clevelandart.org/museum_archives/finding_aids/
updated11/12/2014 11:30:11
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