Online Research Resources

Research Frequently Asked Questions list, many popular requests can be answered here.

For an overview of the Permanent Collection, click here.

For an overview of the Archival Holdings, click here.

 

General Massillon History Topics:

Massillon History Timeline
Before Massillon, there was Kendal
The Canal in Massillon
Industry in Massillon
Massillon State Hospital
The Lincoln Highway
Massillon Professional Tigers Football
Massillon High School Tigers Football


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


Massillon History Films:

Seafaring Forefathers film (2006)
The Legacy of Steel, Stark County, Ohio (2004)
Coxey's Army (1994)
The Greatest Generation: 1930s Massillon History (2008)
Skating on the Reservoir (1930s)
Massillon homemovies: Charles and Lucy Myers (1930s)

MCTV "Massillon Memories" interviews and old films


Archives Publications Online:

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


Permanent Collection Objects:

1907-08 Jewel Automobile, the first and only car made in Massillon
The Immel Circus, a 100-square-foot miniature, hand-carved circus

Oscar the Skeleton, a favorite part of the collection since 1934


Virtual Exhibits:

Click here to view various Massillon Museum permanent collections, and supplements to onsite exhibits.


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.


Museum Publications:

1861-1865
Against the Grain: Modernism in the Midwest
Breaking with Tradition: Ohio Women Painters 1870-1950
Framework of a Community: The Steel Industry in Stark County