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Scrapbooks and Manuscripts

Scrapbooks and Vertical Files

These records are digitized versions of scrapbooks and vertical files created by Local History and Genealogy department librarians over the years, and drawn from area newspapers and periodicals. Scrapbooks are composed of either photocopies articles, or clippings pasted to paper and placed in three ring binders. Vertical files are file folders of clippings arranged in chronological order. When digitized, these materials have been reproduced exactly as one would interact with them in our reading room, so each record corresponds to either an entire scrapbook, or a folder full of clippings.


Vertical Files

History of Toledo Firehouses

In partnership with the Toledo Firefighters Museum, the Library has digitized a three volume set of photographic scrapbooks documenting the history of firehouses in Toledo. These were created by department historian, Tim Boaden.

Manuscript Materials

Select materials from the Library's archival and manuscript collections are digitized when relevant to architectural research. Links to the full finding aid are included.

Businesses and Industries of Greater Toledo Collection

Mills, Rhines, Bellman, and Nordhoff Standard Symbols for Architectural and Engineering Drawings, 1921
An architectural drawing that provides a key to the standard symbols used in architectural and engineering projects created by the Mills, Rhines, Bellman, and Nordhoff architectural firm of Toledo, Ohio. This reference sheet is drawn from commission number 0466, which details the plans for a factory, and was created in 1921. The key provides details on symbols used for wiring, mechanical systems, sprinkler systems, water systems, sewer and drainage, and mapping.