Local History Collections

Onsite Local History Collection

A portion of the local history collection is available on the upper level of the Cuyahoga Falls Library. Find it in the first aisle of the adult non-fiction section.

The reference collection includes the first library collection, The William A. & Margaretta Taylor Memorial Collection, plus area directories; Cuyahoga Falls High School yearbooks; local history books; and microfilm of Cuyahoga Falls Reporter Dec. 24, 1870-December 26, 1952 & Cuyahoga Falls News Press Jan. 17, 1930-December 26, 1979, Jan. 1981 - Dec. 2014.

Offsite Local History Collection

Partnership with Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Special Collections Division 

Updated: Jan. 11, 2023

The Cuyahoga Falls Library is partnering with the Special Collections Division of Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) to catalog and preserve our local history collection.

Any items not housed in the reference collection at Cuyahoga Falls Library are now archived in the ASCPL’s Special Collections Division, located on the third floor of the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Main Branch in Downtown Akron. The archived collection includes files, photos, negatives and slides, printed and published materials, writings and manuscripts, official and legal records, maps and blueprints, audiovisual materials, and scrapbooks.  

Special Collections will also begin digitizing select photographs and documents in the Summit Memory database. The Cuyahoga Falls Library will announce when digital records are available on www.summitmemory.org.  

How to Access the Local History Collection at ASCPL

The collection is searchable online using the Special Collections Archival Catalog on ASCPL’s website. 

Want to find specific details about the collection or a place to start your search? Browse a detailed description of items in the local history collection using the Taylor Memorial and Cuyahoga Falls Collection Finding Aid

The public may view the collection in person according to the policies and procedures of the ASCPL’s Special Collections Division. Requests to access the Cuyahoga Falls archival collections and reference items in closed stacks and storage may be made at the Special Collections Division Monday through Saturday. Same-day requests are not available on Sundays. 

To request a look-up or to access items from the Cuyahoga Falls Library/Taylor Memorial Library’s collection, please submit your request online or call the Special Collections Division at 330.643.9030.

Are you looking for other local histories outside of Cuyahoga Falls?

Browse all ASCPL’s Special Collections finding aids on their website.

 

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