News & Features
In Memoriam: Louis Stokes, 1925-2015 - See photos and listen to sound recordings of this former U.S. Representative who served 15 terms and was Ohio's first black congressman. Read Remembering Louis Stokes. (Posted 08/19/15).
New Video! The Life & Times of Ralph J. Perk - New interviews with Nina Gibans, Josef Holzer, Richard Horvath, Joyce Mariani, Jeffrey Marks, and Terrence O'Donnell. (Posted 07/16/15).
New Video! Cleveland's Urban Supermarkets: Innovation, Commitment and Results - The strategy behind Finast's successful operation of 10 neighborhood supermarkets in Cleveland in the early 1990s. (Posted 06/18/15.)
New! The Glenville Shootout and the Trial of Fred Ahmed Evans: Photos, legal documents, and newspaper articles offer an account of the violence that erupted in the Cleveland neighborhood of Glenville on July 23, 1968 and the trial of Fred Ahmed Evans that ensued. (Posted 05/20/15.)
New! The James A. Garfield Collection at Hiram College: Digital reproductions of documents, photographs, and memorabilia documenting the life and death of President Garfield and his family. (Posted 04/23/15.)
CMP Time Machine
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