Collections & Archives

March 2013

Mar 29

Library Rehousing Numbers

The books have all been counted. This week volunteers labeled more than 790 books! These are the rare and delicate books that are part of the collection. The next step is for the research library (more modern books that are not part of the collection) to be processed. These shelves contain more than 810 books. Special collections of books from...
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Mar 28

VBE Library Updates

Rehousing and labeling of books in the Velma B. Erwin Research Library is progressing! This week 6 people tackled many shelves of books, ranging from religious publications, to children's books, Massillon cookbooks, to biographies. Here are a few photos of the work being done, and below are some highlights of the collection. The...
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Mar 12

Velma B. Erwin Research Library project

Archivist Mandy Pond and Librarian Dr. Tammy Kay Bixler-Zalesinsky have been working to organize the research library of the Massillon Museum since May 2012. With the assistance of library volunteers Lois McHugh, Barb Seward, Gayle Theiss, interns Liz Rinehart and Holly Smith, that inventory is finally complete. Tammy is now assigning a Dewey...
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Mar 8

Flood of 1913 in Massillon

Archivist Mandy Pond and intern Liz Rinehart (University of Akron) have been sorting through hundreds of images taken during the flood of 1913. This year marks the centennial of the flood and many activities at the Massillon Museum are focusing on this historic event. March's history group focused on the flood. As a result, many patrons...
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