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Explore: Massillon History Topics

Massillon History Topics:

General Massillon History Topics:

Massillon History Timeline

 

Before Massillon, there was Kendal

 

 

 

The Lincoln Highway

 

Flood Control Project 1939-1951
Charity School of Kendal
 

 

Washington's Birthday Flood of 1848

 

 

Massillon Industry & Business:

The Canal in Massillon

 

 

Industry: Coal

Google Map: Coal Mines of Massillon

Industry: Russell and Company

 

 

 

Industry History of Massillon (general)

Enterprise Aluminum

Information: Massillon Glass Factories & Companies

 

Google Map: Glass Factories of Massillon

Massillon Photography Studios

Herman J. Albrecht, Architect

Massillon State Hospital

Croxton-Keeton & MCA Sign Company Building

 

Massillon Sports:

Massillon Professional Tigers Football
Massillon High School Tigers Football
 

 

Baseball Teams

 

 

 

Massillon Athletic Club

 

 

Famous Massillon People & Early Pioneers:

Thomas Rotch, founder of Kendal
Mayhew Folger, early settler in Kendal
James Duncan, founder of Massillon
Jean-Baptiste Massillon, man for whom our city was named

Abel Fletcher, photographic pioneer
"General" Jacob Coxey, led the first protest march on Washington D.C.
Lillian Gish, silent film actress

General Jacob Coxey
Russell & Company
Massillon Flood Control Project
The Tuskeegean, featuring Massillon's Wright Walker

"General" Jacob Coxey's March on Washington, 1894

Jacob Coxey had revolutionary ideas about currency and labor in his day. Coxey led the first protest march on Washington D.C. in 1894. This gallery shows photographs and materials related to that march. The Museum holds thousands of news clippings, pamphlets, letters, and family photographs from Coxey's political career and family.

Additional Online Resources:
For more finding aids, pamphlets, and a documentary film, click here.

Caroline McCullough Everhard: Women's Suffrage

Caroline McCullough was an energetic activist.  Highly respected for her public charitable works and her administrative ability, Everhard wrote for numerous literary journals, presided over the Charity School of Kendal board of trustees, helped found the Massillon Humane Society and the Massillon High School Alumnal Association, and helped organize and direct the McClymonds Public Library.  In 1885, she became the first woman bank director in Ohio.

Mrs. Everhard suffered the injustice of paying money into the city treasury while having no voice in making the laws controlling the community.  Her sense of injustice impelled her to organize and equal rights association for Massillon and Canton in the late 1880s.  She served as president of the Ohio Suffrage Association, an office which she held for ten years.

With help from her Canton friend, Governor William McKinley, Mrs. Everhard and her colleagues persuaded Ohio legislators in 1894 to allow females to vote on school issues and to elected to local school boards.

Architecture: Mallalieu, Ross, Roberts, and Doll

Architectural structures designed by Mallalieu, Ross, Roberts and Doll Architects. The Massillon Museum preserves more than 400 of their blueprints in the permanent collection, and hundreds of architectural renderings and photographs of projects.

Available galleries:

Architects: Albrecht & Wilhelm

 

For additional archival collections available online, click here.

Digital Google Maps

Businesses, Homes, and important locations of Early Massillon & Kendal 1812-1860

Coal Mines of Massillon

Glass Factories of Massillon

History of Stark County Publications:

A full list of online books about history of Stark County

History of Stark County by William Perrin (printed 1881)

Download searchable PDF of William Perry's history (printed 1881) Vol 1 and 2

John Lehman’s History of Stark County (printed 1916-1920s)

John Danner’s History of Stark County (printed 1904)

Howe’s Historical Collections of Ohio (several different 1800s publications)

Other Howe Ohio history publications

Virtual Exhibits: Archival Photographs Online

The Massillon Museum currently preserves more than 60,000 photographs and 17,000 archival documents. In an effort to make these items accessible to the public for personal or research use, we present the following virtual exhibits for your enjoyment. Please note that all photographs, documents, and objects are copyright Massillon Museum, and permission must be obtained before an image is published or altered for any use, personal or commercial. To read more about image use, please see our page about for photo and film reproductions.

Click here to view the list of Virtual Exhibit Topics.

Purchase reproductions:
Price list for photo, audio, and film reproductions
Contact Archivist Mandy Altimus Stahl by phone: 330-833-4061 x 113, or by email.

Podcasts: Oral History Interviews

Topics include coal mining, nursing, African-Americans, World War II, and additional resources regarding objects in the Museum's Permanent Collection. Click here to view the list.

Purchase reproductions:
Price list for photo, audio, and film reproductions
Contact Archivist Mandy Altimus Stahl by phone: 330-833-4061 x 113, or by email.

Who should I contact?

If you still need assistance, please be sure to check our rules and fees for researching onsite at the Velma B. Erwin Research Room, or view our price list for photo, audio, and film reproductions.

If you have a research request you may contact one of our staff members:

Mandy Altimus Stahl
Archivist

Contact by email
Phone number: 330-833-4061 x 113
Contact Mandy for questions related to archives, documents, photographs, blueprints, and any additional two-dimensional works.  Also contact Mandy for questions related to clothing, furniture, paintings, household items, and any other three-dimensional artifacts.

Bailey Yoder
Curator of Football Heritage

Contact by email
Phone number: 330-833-4061 x 103
Contact Bailey for questions related to football artifacts and archives, Massillon pro and high school Tiger football teams, and Paul Brown.

 

 
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