The University of Akron Archival Services
The University of Akron Archival Services of University Libraries collects, preserves, and provides access to materials which have lasting historical or other research interest and which relate primarily to the University of Akron or to northeastern Ohio. The archives include two major divisions. University Archives contains historical materials by and about the University of Akron and its predecessor, Buchtel College, dating back to its founding in 1870 including issues of the yearbook, the student newspaper, bulletins, graduation programs, and office records. Regional history materials include historical records such as personal papers and records of local governments, businesses, labor unions, and civic organizations relating to northeastern Ohio with a focus on Akron and Summit County. Among the regional history collections are those pertaining to the rubber industry, canals, and lighter-than-air-flight. The Archives also houses other special collections including rare books and the B-26 Marauder Archives.