Document Collections

Flipbook Collection

All flipbooks on this site have been moved into this collection.

Educational Resources

Educational resources for teachers and families

"General" Jacob Coxey

Jacob S. Coxey is an important part of not only Massillon history, but our national history as well. He had numerous ideas on politics and financial issues, many of which were ahead of his time. His ideas, along with others who shared his beliefs, would lead to the first march on Washington, D.C. He spent his life dedicated to his businesses, some successful others not, and to politics, in which he ran for many political offices.

Russell & Company

Russell & Company opened in the 1840s and continued into the 1950s, when it merged to become Griscom Russell. Russell & Company was Massillon's largest employer in 1905. Their steam engines were shipped all over the world.

Massillon Businesses

Booklets containing information and photographs about Massillon businesses.

City Development

Massillon has undergone major changes in the 20th century, many spurred on by hopes for new business and residential life in the downtown. Several plans for the 1960s-1990s are displayed here. From 1939-1951 Massillon focused on the Flood Control Project through the Massillon Conservancy District. With major flooding in 1904, 1913, and 1935, Massillon was threatened with damage to buildings and its people by spring flooding each year. In the 1930s, the city undertook the rerouting of the Tuscarawas River and the building of 3 viaducts: Lincoln Way, Cherry Street, and Tremont Ave.

Black History

Publications detailing African-American life in Massillon

Research: Finding Aids

Finding aids and inventories for archival holdings, Massillon Museum

Reader's Guides

The Big Read 2015 Electronic Reader's Guide for Tobias Wolff's Old School

Exhibit Entry Forms

Entry forms for various Museum juried exhibits

Collection Toolkits

Information to help you preserve your history or launch your own digitization project!

MassMu Exhibit Catalogs

Exhibit catalogs produced by the Massillon Museum staff. Catalogs are available for purchase in our OhRegionalities Shop or online (click the Shop button at the bottom of this page, or paste: in to your browser) All catalogs are copyright Massillon Museum. Should you have any wishes to reproduce content, please contact Archivist Mandy Altimus Pond: 330-833-4061 x113

Massillon History

Publications about the history of Massillon and surrounding areas.

Sports in Massillon

Sports publications, lists, and historic information

OMA 2016 Internship Docs

Helpful PDF downloads for OMA attendees to help with establishing a successful internship program.

Massillon State Hospital

General information on the hospital, its founding in 1892 to opening in 1898, and each generation after. Photos of Doctors, Superintendents, and buildings are included in several newspaper clippings.

Exhibit Documents

Files and attachments related to exhibit listings.


Resources related to local architects or those who completed local projects in Massillon, Ohio.

Individuals and Families

Diaries, articles, notes, and family histories

Gallery flipbooks


Macomber Steel

Macomber National Steel

Washington High School

History and info related to Massillon Washington High School

Robert Peet Skinner

US Consul Robert Peet Skinner

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