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Air Transportation

MS 162 Ercoupe Owners Club
Records, 1937-
Correspondence, technical manuals, blueprints, articles, newsclippings, photographs, and newsletters, including a run of Ercoupe Owners Club newsletter, Coupe Capers. Collection includes written reminiscences and videotaped interview with Ercoupe designer Fred Weick. (11 linear feet)

MS 550 Milton Hersberger (1901-1987)
Papers, 1925-1986.
Ottawa County, Ohio
Correspondence, photographs, log-books, ledgers, and printed material dealing with Hersberger and Island Air Service, a passenger and freight airline operating between Port Clinton and the Erie Islands. 3 linear ft.

Automotive Transportation

MMS 1784 Gramm-Bernstein Motor Truck Company (Lima, Ohio)
Photographic material, 1908-1940
Photographs, with photocopies of supporting newspaper articles, related to the Liberty truck produced by the Gramm-Bernstein Motor Truck Company during World War I, and biographical information on Carl J. Bigelow, who worked as chassis superintendent for the company. 2 folders, one photo oversize.

Canals

MS 76 f Frank W. Trevorrow
Canal map collection
1921-1951
Collection of 22 maps of Northwest and West Central Ohio, dating from 1921-1951, with annotations made by Frank Trevorrow showing the location of locks, culverts, and aqueducts of the Miami and Erie Canal.

MS 549 Canal Society of Ohio
Records, 1965-1999
Correspondence, subject files and printed materials relating to canal tours and canal related localities from 1965 to 1993, collected by Elizabeth (Betty) Neidecker as a member of the Canal Society of Ohio.

MMS 100 M.W. Earheart (Lafayette, Indiana)
Records, 1846-1848
Bills of lading recording shipments of grain, wool, pork, lard, and other material on the Wabash and Erie Canal between Indiana and Ohio belonging to a shipping firm located in Lafayette, Indiana

MMS 808 Delaware and Hudson Canal Company
Records, 1823, 1855
Articles of Incorporation (State of New York) from 1823 and a shipping receipt book from 1885 of goods trans-shipped by way of the Indianapolis, Bloomington, and Western Railway via Sandusky, Ohio. 2 folders.

MMS 1009 mf Elizabeth Neidecker
Scrapbook, 1951-1976
Scrapbook of clippings, articles and photographs on Ohio canals, collected by Alpha J. and Elizabeth A. Neidecker

Rail Transportation: Railroads, Local Transit

MS 343 Wilbur E. Hague
Papers, 1890-2001
Personal research material on interurban rail transportation in Northwest Ohio, including photographs, indexes, printed material, and research notebooks. 1.3 linear feet

MS 759 Toledo Edison Company (Toledo, Ohio)
Records, 1853-1989
Operational, financial, and organizational materials of the Toledo Edison Company and its predecessors, the bulk covering the Toledo Railways and Light Co., dealing with the growth of utility companies throughout the 20th century and highlighting many aspects of energy and transportation issues in the early part of the 20th century. Some records include correspondence, financial audits, annual reports, company publications, and photographs.

MS 798 mf Lima Locomotive Works, Incorporated (Lima, Ohio)
Records, 1917-1936
Cost books for the Shay Patent locomotives manufactured at the Lima Locomotive Works between 1917 and 1936. 5 microfilm reels

MS 978 mf American Railroad Steam Locomotives: Nickel Plate Road
Drawings, 1934-1958
Historical booklet, photographs, and technical drawings collected by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. 950 drawings.

MMS 24 Sandusky Street Railway Company (Sandusky, Ohio)
Records, 1881-1893
Corporate records including Board of Directors' minutes, articles of incorporation, stockholders list, and correspondence of a company operating a street railroad system in Sandusky, Ohio. 2 volumes.

MMS 48 Central Ohio Traction Company (Tiffin, Ohio)
Records, 1901-1903
Director's minutes, stock list, articles of incorporation, and correspondence of a company formed to build and operate an electric railroad system in Seneca County, Ohio, between Tiffin and Fremont. 2 volumes.

MMS 60 Toledo and Indiana Railway Company (Toledo, Ohio)
Records, 1903-1908
Prospectus, contracts, bids, maps, and schedules of a company formed to build and operate an electric railroad system between Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio and Bryan, Williams County, Ohio, with a route passing through Holland, Swanton, Delta, Wauseon, Pettisville, Archbold, and Stryker, Ohio. 12 items.

MMS 154 Lake Shore Electric Railway Company
Consolidation agreement, 1908
Joint agreement of Lorain & Cleveland Railway Company, Sandusky and Inter-Urban Electric Railway Company, the Sandusky, Norwalk and Southern Railway Company, and the Toledo, Fremont and Norwalk Railroad Company, forming the Lake Shore Electric Railway Company. 19 sheets.

MMS 191 Toledo, Bowling Green & Southern Traction Company
List, 1936
Alphabetic listing of employees, giving name, and address (some added notations in pencil) of a street railroad company, operating a line between Toledo and Findlay; in operation between 1902 and 1930. 1 folder.

MMS 1407 Northwest Ohio Interurban Railway
Data collection, 1913-1923
Information sheets with data, mileages, and maps of routes in Toledo, Ohio of various interurban railways. 1 folder

MMS 1711 Toledo Railways & Light Company
Maps, ca. 1902
Printed maps, with individual lines highlighted on separate sheets and typed description of routes of the Toledo Railways & Light Company's lines, Toledo, Ohio. 14 sheets.

MMS 1755 Kirk F. Hise
Northwestern Ohio street railroad and interurban collection, ca 1900-1979
Photographs of street railroad locomotives, work crews, depots and stations, and photocopies of route maps, timetables, car plans, and other ephemera related to the electric street railways in Northwest Ohio

CDRom 7 Photographs of the Shay Patent Geared Locomotives: built by Lima Locomotive Works, Lima, Ohio
Shay patent geared locomotive photographs, 1884-1945
Builders photographs of the Shay patent geared locomotive as built by Lima Locomotive Works

Roads and Bridges

MS 446 William Henry Gorrill (1841-1874)
Papers, 1857-1923
Correspondence, diaries, and photographs of a Wood County, Ohio lawyer. Includes observations on Wood County, Ohio, the legal profession, travels in the Western United States, relocation in Oakland, California, and the establishment of the Pacific Bridge Company. Some letters describing the West were published in the Toledo Blade and in the Toledo Commercial from 1868-1871. 2 linear feet)

MMS 14 mf/o Perrysburg, Findlay, and Kenton Turnpike Road Company
Records, February-June 1844
Subscription book of capital stock and articles of incorporation of a corporatestablished to construct a road from Perrysburg, in Wood County, Ohio, through Findlay, in Hancock County, to Kenton in Hardin County, Ohio. 1 volume

MMS 890 Daybrook Hydraulic Corporation (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Photograph collection 1939-1948, 1975
Photographs of Daybrook plant and operations in Bowling Green, Ohio, and Daybrook pontoon bridge-building equipment in use during World War II in Europe. 6 folders.

MMS 1312 f Plan of River Bridge at Waterville
Technical Drawing, 1880s
Piers, foundation, floor, and elevation cross-section views of bridge over the Maumee River at Waterville, Ohio.

MMS 1313 f Waterville, Ohio Bridge [technical drawing] [188-?]
Technical Drawing, 1880s
Piers, foundation, and elevation cross-section views of bridge over the Maumee River at Waterville, Ohio

MMS 1314 f Plan and cross-section (Toledo, Ohio)
Technical drawing, 1886
Technical drawing. Improvements approved by Lucas County Commissioners from Toledo of the US Turnpike, Stone Road no. 2 (Detroit Avenue),city limits to Ohio/Michigan line