Cleveland Digital Library's

SELECTIVE
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Of Greater Cleveland History: 1818-Present

This is a bibliography of select works pertinant to the subjects covered by the Cleveland Digital Library. Where the various facets of the CDL contain only DIGITAL works, this bibliography lists those important PRINT works published since 1818. Bibliographic entries for all subjects are not yet available and the coverage of any particular subject is always a work in progress.

Click on the "CDL: Subject" to go to the corresponding section of the Subject Facet in the Cleveland Digital Library, to see available digital works.

ALL/GENERALLY
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
CIVIL ENGINEERING
ETHNICITY & LABOR
INDUSTRY & COMMERCE
JOURNALISM
REAL ESTATE
TRANSPORTATION
MISCELLANEOUS

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General

While waiting for our comprehensive general bibliography, you might profit from examining the bibliography at the Teaching Cleveland site. Theirs is listed under "Teacher Resource Guide"

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Architecture & Design CDL: Subject

  • Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland Architecture Resource List
  • Leedy, Walter C, Jr., "Cleveland's Struggle for Self-Identity: Aesthetics, Economics, and Politics," in Modern Architecture in America: Visions and Revisions, Richard Guy Wilson and Sidney K. Robinson, ed., Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1991, pp74-105.

 

Civil Engineering

  • Infrastructure and Public Works, generally CDL: Subject
    • Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors. The port of Cleveland, Ohio. Prepared by the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, War Department, in cooperation with the Bureau of Operations, United States Shipping Board. Washington,D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1932.

    • United States Army, Corps of Engineers. Sketch showing the condition of the harbor of Cleveland. Engraved in the Engineer Department, 1865.

    • United States, Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors. The port of Cleveland, Ohio. Prepared by the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, War Department, in cooperation with the Bureau of Operations, United States Shipping Board. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1932.

    • United States, Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors. The port of Cleveland, Ohio. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1951.

  • Bridges CDL: Subject
    • Cleveland, Ohio, City Planning Commission. Lorain-Carnegie Bridge and river improvement. Cleveland, Ohio: City Planning Commission, 1926.

    • Ely, George Hervey. Shall the water-way of the Great Lakes be obstructed by a bridge at Detroit? Remarks of Hon. George H. Ely, of Cleveland, Ohio, before the Committee on commerce of the Senate of the United States,February 4th and 5th, 1890, in opposition thereto. Cleveland, Ohio, The Cleveland printing & publishing co., 1890.

Ethnicity and Labor

  • Ethnicity & Ethnic Neighborhoods CDL: Subject
    • Bechtel, Dennis A. "Comparative Spatial Patterns of Ethnic Groups in Berea, Ohio, 1820-1969, Determined by Surname and Census Data." Master's theses from Kent State University in 1973.

    • Phillips, Kimberley. "'Heaven Bound': Black Migration, Community, and Black Activism, Cleveland, 1915-1945." Ph.D. diss. Yale University, 1992.

Industry & Commerce

  • Industry CDL: Subject
    • A Business directory of Cleveland, Sandusky, Canton, Alliance, Massillon, Niles, Warren, Youngstown, and Ravenna, 1885. Brooklyn, N.Y. : Doeringer & Kirchner, 1885.

    • Ball, Florence Virginia. Children and industry, by Florence V. Ball; a study of the child at work in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland, Ohio: S.J. Monck, 1921.

    • Cleveland; some features of the industry and commerce of the city, and a collection of pictures of leading business institutions. Cleveland, Ohio: Walter E. Pagan, 1917.

    • Cleveland Board of Trade. Annual report of the Cleveland Board of Trade : together with a complete review of the commerce and manufactures of the city for the year ending .. Cleveland, Ohio : Leader Printing Company.

    • Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Committee on Industrial Development. Progress in industrial development : a report presented to the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce January 25th, 1911. Committee on Industrial Development, 1911.

    • Cleveland Chamber of Commerce , Industrial Committee. Industrial betterment of Cleveland. Cleveland, Ohio: Gov't., 1903.

    • Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development Committee. Cleveland, an industrial report. Cleveland, Ohio : The Chamber, [1931?]

    • Cleveland Engineering Society. The golden anniversary book of the Cleveland Engineering Society. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Engineering Society, 1930.

    • Cleveland Engineering Society. Visitors' directory to the engineering works and industries of Cleveland, Ohio. Presented with the compliments of the Civil engineers' club of Cleveland. Columbian ed. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Engineering Society, 1893.

    • H.R. Page & Co. Cleveland illustrated. Cleveland, Ohio: H.R. Page & Co. 1889.

    • Historical Records Survey (U.S.), Ohio. Inventory of business records : The D. Connelly Boiler Company. The J. B. Savage Company. Prepared and published by the Ohio Historical Records Survey, O. P. no. 165-1-42-57, Work Projects Administration. Cleveland, Ohio: Works Projects Administration, 1941.

    • The industries of Cleveland : a resume of the mercantile and manufacturing progress of the Forest City, together with a condensed summary of her material development and history and a series of comprehensive sketches of her representative business houses. Cleveland : Elstner Publishing Co., 1888 [c1887].

    • Industries of Cleveland : trade, commerce and manufactures for the year 1878. Cleveland, Ohio : Edwards, 1879.

    • Pendry, William R. A history of the Cleveland District of the American Steel and Wire Company. [Cleveland]: American Steel and Wire Co., 1937.

    • Porter, Robert P. Cleveland: its industrial status in relation to the traffic of the Great Lakes. An address by the Hon. Robert P. Porter ... under the auspices of the Cleveland Board of Industry and Improvement, April 26, 1892. Cleveland, Ohio: Pub. by order of the Board, 1892.

    • The Public square : official journal of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. Cleveland, Ohio : The Chamber of Commerce.

    • Walker Manufacturing Company. Descriptive catalogue of our general manufactures. Part III, Cable machinery, hydraulic machinery, foundry equipment, machine shop appliances, etc., etc. 10th ed. Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. : Walker Manufacturing Company, 1893.

    • J. Wiggins & Co., ed. Cleveland as it is; a history of Cleveland and statistical exhibit of the trade, commerce, and manufactures of the city of Cleveland for the year 1871, comp. by J. Wiggins & Co., under the auspices of the Board of Trade. Cleveland, Ohio: Newcomb, 1872.

Real Estate

  • Souther, J. Mark, "Acropolis of the Middle-West: Decay, Renewal, and Boosterism in Cleveland's University Circle," Journal of Planning History, 10 (February 2011): 30-58.

Transportation

  • Railroads CDL: Subject
    • C.C.C. & I.R.R. gazetteer and business directory! : 1870-1. [Ohio?] : Hynes Brothers, 1870.

    • The Cleveland Union Terminal & the Terminal Tower
      • Grabowski, John J. and Walter C. Leedy, Jr. The Terminal Tower, Tower City Center: A Historical Perspective. Cleveland: The Western Reserve Historical Society. 1990. -- Contains sections on general Cleveland history, the Cleveland Union Terminal project and the Tower City revitalization.

      • Haberman, Ian S. The Van Sweringens of Cleveland. Cleveland: The Western Reserve Historical Society. 1979. -- Chapter 3, "A Towering Achievement," goes into the railroad aspects more than do the other works listed here.

      • Johannesen, Eric. Cleveland Architecture, 1876-1976. Cleveland: The Western Reserve Historical Society. 1979. p167-183. -- Discusses the Van Sweringens' impact on Cleveland architecture, mentioning the Terminal Tower and Shaker Heights.

      • Toman, Jim and Dan Cook. The Terminal Tower Complex, 1930-1980. Cleveland: Cleveland Landmarks Press. 1980. Pays more attention to the various other buildings in the complex than the other works cited.

      • "Union Terminal Section, June 29, 1930." The Cleveland Plain Dealer. -- The supplement issued at the time of the building's dedication. Heavily illustrated.

    • Great Lakes Shipping CDL: Subject
      • Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors. The port of Cleveland, Ohio. Prepared by the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, War Department, in cooperation with the Bureau of Operations, United States Shipping Board. Washington,D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1932.

      • Cleveland City Council, Special River and Harbor Committee. Report of the Special Committee of the Council appointed to investigate and report on the improvement of the lower Cuyahoga river. Cleveland, Ohio: July, 1913.

      • Cleveland, Ohio, City Planning Commission. Lorain-Carnegie Bridge and river improvement. Cleveland, Ohio: City Planning Commission, 1926.

      • Ely, George Hervey. Shall the water-way of the Great Lakes be obstructed by a bridge at Detroit? Remarks of Hon. George H. Ely, of Cleveland, Ohio, before the Committee on commerce of the Senate of the United States,February 4th and 5th, 1890, in opposition thereto. Cleveland, Ohio, The Cleveland printing & publishing co., 1890.

      • United States Army, Corps of Engineers. Sketch showing the condition of the harbor of Cleveland. Engraved in the Engineer Department, 1865.

      • United States, Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors. The port of Cleveland, Ohio. Prepared by the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, War Department, in cooperation with the Bureau of Operations, United States Shipping Board. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1932.

      • United States, Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors. The port of Cleveland, Ohio. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1951.

 

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