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History of Cleveland & NEO: Using Photographs

Resources about the history of greater Cleveland and northeast Ohio.

Early Cleveland Newspaper Photographers

Early Cleveland Newspaper photographers

l-r: Andy Kraffert, Plain Dealer - Louis Van Oeyen, Cleveland Press - Dan Rollins, Cleveland News.

Voigtlander and I

Voigtlander and I: in Pursuit of Shadow Catching -- a charming account of an early photographer's experiences in NE Ohio in the 19th century, capturing residents' "likenesses" with his Voigtlander camera. (James Fitzallen Ryder. Cleveland Printing and Publishing Co. 1902) 

Research Basics

One of my colleagues, Ann Marie Smeraldi, has assembled HERE a nice page of helpful tips on starting research projects and using our resources.

Digital Access to Images

Accessing Photographic Prints

Local History Librarian

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Bill Barrow
phone: (216) 687-6998 (office)

I am happy to help with questions about local history matters, and would very much appreciate your comments and suggestions. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your research.
-Bill Barrow, Head of Special Collections

Special Collections is on the third floor of the Michael Schwartz Library, in Rhodes Tower, and open 1:00-5:00 weekdays.