Summit Memory adds a collection focused on Akron during the Summer of 1968.  The Times They Were A-Changin’: Akron Remembers 1968 contains images and audio excerpts recalling this pivotal year.  The excerpts were taken from oral history interviews collected as part of a collaborative project of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and Dr. Gregory Wilson and students enrolled in his Fall 2008 course on public history at the University of Akron

This collection is the first contributed by our newest partner, the Akron Beacon Journal.  Founded in 1839, the Akron Beacon Journal is a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that serves readers in Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark and Wayne counties.   Joining the Summit Memory Project is just one part of the the newspaper’s on-going support of events and programs that enrich the lives of its readers.


Summit Memory has added the Trucking History Collection which contains more than 100 images from a larger collection donated to the Library by the Pioneer Motor Traffic Club. These images celebrate the trucking industry and Akron’s role as the birth place of the motor carrier industry.

Summit Memory has added the Anna Dean Farm Collection.  It contains more than 30 images of of the 3,500-acre scientific farm in Barberton, Ohio, established by wealthy industrialist and founder of Barberton, Ohio C. Barber. The farm was named for Barber’s daughter, Anna, and her husband, Dr. Arthur Dean Bevan. This collection was contributed by the Barberton Public Library.

New Collection

www.SummitMemory.org has added the Jewish Community Board of Akron Collection which contains more than 70 images celebrating Akron’s vibrant Jewish community.  The images were selected from the collection donated to the Akron-Summit County Public Library by the Jewish Community Board in 2007.

The Summit Memory Project welcomes Metro Parks, Serving Summit County as our newest partner.  The Artwork of Joseph Jesensky collection was contributed by Metro Parks and it contains nearly 150 images of Summit County and the Cuyahoga Valley created by naturalist Joseph Jesensky.

New Collection

The Civil War Collection contains documents and images for the Civil War era related to Summit County residents such as General Alvin Coe Voris and John Brown. This collection was contributed by the Summit County Historical Society.

New Collection

The Summit Memory Project adds the  Art Work of Akron collection.  This is a book of iconic Akron-Summit County images published in 1898 by the W.H. Parish Publishing Company of Akron, Ohio. This collection of more than 50 images from the book is contributed by the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library.