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Acknowledgments

The central figure in the conception and evolution of the Encyclopedia project was the late Dr. David D. Van Tassel. His vision, persistence of effort, and energy were responsible for the Encyclopedia's success as both a seminal resource for urban history, as well as a significant example of academic and public cooperative effort. He served as editor for both printed editions and oversaw the transfer of the content to the World Wide Web in 1998. His commitment to making solid, well-researched history available to a broad public is evidenced not only in the Encyclopedia, but also in National History Day, a program which he envisioned and initiated in Cleveland in 1974.

Donors
1987 Edition 

FOUNDATIONS 

  • Cleveland Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Bolton Foundation
  • William Bingham Foundation
  • George Gund Foundation
  • Ohio Humanities Council
  • Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
  • Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation
  • Treuhaft Foundation
  • Forest City Enterprises Charitable Foundation
  • Nathan L. Dauby Charity Fund
  • George M. and Pamela S. Humphrey Fund
  • Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation
  • H.M. O'Neill Charitable Trust
  • George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation
  • Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund
  • Bicknell Fund
  • Firman Fund
  • Lucile & Robert H. Gries Charity Fund
  • Kulas Foundation
  • John P. Murphy Foundation
  • Britton Foundation
  • Harry K. and Emma R. Fox Foundation
  • Laub Foundation
  • Hadden Foundation
  • S. Livingston Mather Charitable Trust
  • Wolpert Fund

COMPANIES

  • Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company
  • Leaseway of Ohio Incorporated
  • Standard Oil Company
  • Chessie System Railroads
  • M.A. Hanna Company
  • TRW Incorporated
  • Ferro Corporation
  • Eaton Corporation
  • The Higbee Company
  • Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue
  • Oglebay Norton Company
  • Ohio Bell Telephone Company
  • Premier Industrial Corporation
  • Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
  • White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
  • East Ohio Gas Company
  • May Company
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Sherwin-Williams Company
  • SIFCO Industries
  • Van Dorn Company
  • AmeriTrust Company
  • Huntington National Bank
  • Lubrizol Corporation
  • Plain Dealer Publishing Company
  • Centran Corporation
  • Society National Bank
  • Baker Hostetler
  • Bearings, Inc.
  • Ernst & Whinney
  • Hauserman, Inc.
  • Reliance Electric Company
  • Cleveland Cliffs Incorporated
  • Arthur Andersen & Co.
  • Calfee, Halter & Griswold
  • Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell
  • Price Waterhouse
  • Standard Products Company
  • Stouffer Corporation

INDIVIDUALS AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • Mrs. C. Baldwin Sawyer
  • Mrs. Ralph S. Schmitt
  • S. Sterling McMillan
  • Early Settlers Association
  • Robert M. Ginn
  • Anonymous
  • David W. Swetland
  • Edward E. Worthington
  • James P. Conway
  • Ralph M. Besse
  • Betty Del Duca
  • Robert E. Glazer
  • Curtis Lee Smith
  • Michael Altschul
  • Founders and Patriots
  • William S. Burton

Donors 
1996 Bicentennial Edition 

FOUNDATIONS

  • Cleveland Foundation
  • Cleveland Bicentennial Commission
  • George Gund Foundation
  • Abington Foundation
  • Firman Fund
  • Lucile & Robert H. Gries Charity Fund
  • Payne Fund
  • Sherwick Fund
  • Elizabeth Ring & Wm. Gwinn Mather Fund
  • Forest City Enterprises Charitable Fund
  • Perkins Charitable Foundation
  • Premier Industrial Foundation
  • Cleveland Cliffs Foundation
  • Helen & Joseph Lewis Fund
  • Peter B. Lewis Philanthropic Fund
  • S. Livingston Mather Charitable Trust
  • Wm. J. & Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation
  • Standard Products Foundation

COMPANIES

  • Baker & Hostetler
  • Cole National Corporation
  • Progressive, Inc.
  • TRW
  • Lincoln Electric Company
  • Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
  • Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company
  • Ferro Corporation
  • Thompson, Hine & Flory

INDIVIDUALS 

  • Charles Bolton
  • Werner D. Mueller
  • Given in Honor of Richard F. and Virginia H. Outcalt:
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Outcalt, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Outcalt
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jim Beck
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jon H. Outcalt
  • Mr. David B. Outcalt
  • Mr. and Mrs. C. Henry Foltz
  • Miss Allison Foltz
  • Mr. Richard F. Outcalt, III
  • Miss Dana Outcalt
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey King
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jon H. Outcalt, Jr.
  • Mr. Kenneth W. Outcalt
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. Price Foltz
  • Arthur Holden
  • Dorothy Humel-Hovorka
  • Frances Wragg Ingalls
  • Melissa Arnold

Authors of Articles in the Printed and On-Line Editions

  • Abrams, Sylvia
  • Alewitz, Sam
  • Alexander, J. Heywood
  • Altschul, Michael
  • Ameling, Ann
  • Anderson, Fleka J.
  • Baldanza, Lawrence
  • Ballenger, Jesse
  • Banks, James
  • Barloon, Marvin
  • Barnum, George
  • Barrett, Timothy
  • Barrow, William
  • Beach, David
  • Beal, Carol A.
  • Beal, Eileen
  • Becker, Thea
  • Becker, William
  • Bellamy, Paul
  • Berger, Arnie
  • Bergheger, Brian
  • Bodwell, Gregory B.
  • Boieru, Olga
  • Borchert, James
  • Brachna Gabor S.
  • Brinnon, Lillian
  • Brose, David
  • Brown, Jeffrey, P.
  • Busch, Jane
  • Callahan, Nelson
  • Campbell, Thomas F.
  • Cauffield, Jane H.
  • Cetina, Judith G.
  • Chang, K. Laurence
  • Cheney, Nina
  • Chernen, June
  • Cimperman, John D.
  • Clemenson, Barbara
  • Cline, Scott
  • Cohen, Paula
  • Colombi, Christopher A., Jr.
  • Connell, Timothy C.
  • Conti, Deborah
  • Copeland, Helen
  • Cross, James
  • Danielson, Elizabeth
  • Dardis, Kenneth
  • Dawson, Virginia P.
  • Day, Charles
  • Day, Jack G.
  • Deal, Mary
  • Decker, Timothy
  • Diaconoff, Peter
  • Dolezal, Brian J.
  • Duino, Russell
  • Durnbaugh, Linda
  • Edmonson, James
  • Eiben, Christopher J.
  • Erdey, Nancy
  • Farnham, Eleanor
  • Ferroni, Charles D.
  • Fertel, Eileen
  • Fischer, Scott
  • Ford, Amasa
  • Freer, Frederick S.
  • Fugita, Stephen S.
  • Gaines, Ervin J.
  • Garfinkel, Stanley
  • Gerstner, Patsy
  • Gibans, Nina
  • Goetz, Heidi
  • Goodwin, Shawn
  • Goretta, Laura
  • Gorn, Cathy
  • Grabowski, Diane Ewart
  • Grabowski, John J.
  • Graham, Martin F.
  • Grant, H. Roger
  • Greppin, John
  • Grossberg, Michael
  • Haddad, Gladys
  • Halasa, Joyce
  • Hall, Maria
  • Hamerla, Rich
  • Hammack, David C.
  • Hannibal, Joe
  • Harris, Jill
  • Harrison, Dennis I.
  • Hategan, Vasile
  • Hatfield, Thomas P.
  • Hauserman, Martin
  • Hehr, Russell
  • Herrick, Clay
  • Higgins, Bette Lou
  • Hillmer, Paul
  • Hoagland, Dorothy
  • Horning, Susan Schmidt
  • Hruby, Frank
  • Hudson, Jean
  • Jackle, Robert C.
  • Janice, Christina
  • Jaquay, Robert
  • Johannesen, Eric
  • Johnson, Becky
  • Johnston, Chris
  • Jones, Adrienne
  • Jones, Robert L.
  • Kabalan, Said S.
  • Karipides, Kathryn
  • Kastner, Christine K.
  • Kelly, Karen
  • Kelling, Amy
  • Kerr, Daniel
  • Kinney, Thomas
  • Kipel, Vitaut
  • Klein, Richard
  • Klyver, Richard
  • Kollar, Mary Ellen
  • Kolson, Kenneth
  • Koozer, Sandra
  • Kosman, George
  • Kotrba, Karen
  • Krosel, Christine
  • Krumholz, Norman
  • Krzywicki, Marianne
  • Kuby, Donald J.
  • Kulchytsky, George P.
  • Kusmer, Kenneth
  • Landau, Earl
  • Lavelle, Kenneth
  • Laverty, Harriett
  • Lawler, Patrick
  • Lawson, Ellen
  • Leahy, John A.
  • Lee, Nancy A.
  • Leonard, Henry
  • Linke, Daniel
  • Loranth, Alice
  • Lupold, Harry
  • Lutz, Evelyn
  • Mack, Wayne
  • McCormick, Michael
  • McCracken, Martha G.
  • McNally, Edith
  • McTighe, Michael
  • Maciuszko, Jerzy
  • Mansfield, Herbert H.
  • Manthey, Ethel
  • Marley, Wendy
  • Marsalek, Daniel E.
  • Masek, Linda
  • Maxwell, Marilyn J.
  • Mercer, Patricia
  • Meyer, Jimmy E.W.
  • Miggins, Edward M.
  • Miller, Carol Poh
  • Miller, Craig S.
  • Miller, Genevieve
  • Miller, Ivan
  • Miller, Michael A.
  • Milner, Zelda
  • Morgenstern, Michael
  • Morton, Marian J.
  • Mossbrook, Joe
  • Musgrave, Tina
  • Nelson, Paul
  • Nordahl, Beverly R.
  • Owen, Charles
  • Palermo, Anthony
  • Paley, Liz
  • Papp, Susan
  • Pappas, Thomas
  • Pauly, Dorothy R.
  • Perry, Richard
  • Pershey, Edward J.
  • Peters, Frances
  • Pfenninger, Allen
  • Pike, Kermit J.
  • Poole, Sarah
  • Porter, Roderick Boyd
  • Prpic, George J.
  • Psuik, Robert
  • Rarick, Holly M.
  • Reisman, Ellen
  • Reznik, Claudia
  • Rhoades, Camille
  • Richardson, James F.
  • Rodgers, Elizabeth G.
  • Rodis, Themistocles
  • Rolik, Drew
  • Rose, Kenneth
  • Rose, Mark H.
  • Rosenblum, Evy
  • Rosenblum, Lou
  • Ross, David
  • Ross, Hugh
  • Rothstein, Jane
  • Ruksenas, Algis
  • Ryan, Patrick
  • Sabo, Gerald
  • Salgia, Tansukh
  • Sande, Theodore A.
  • Sanders, James W.
  • Sanko, Helene
  • Scharf, Lois
  • Schickler, Mildred J.
  • Schuld, Fred N.
  • Shaland, Irene
  • Shelley, James
  • Sherrill, Charles
  • Shoup, Debbie
  • Sibley, Willis
  • Sidley, John David
  • Siney, Marion
  • Singer, Geoffrey A.
  • Sinnema, John R.
  • Solotko, Leslie Ann
  • Sords, Virginia A.
  • Sparrow, James
  • Sperry, Benjamin
  • Spittler, Ernest
  • Stapleton, Darwin
  • Stark, Barbara
  • Stark, William
  • Stavish, Mary Ellen
  • Stavish, Mary B.
  • Steirer, Michael D.
  • Strasmyer, Robert
  • Susel, Rudolph M.
  • Swierenga, Robert P.
  • Szabo, Stephen
  • Szaniszlo, Elaine M.
  • Tanaka, Henry T.
  • Thrower, Glennis
  • Tipka, Donald
  • Toman, James A.
  • Topp, Walter
  • Traks, Andreas
  • Tussey, Jean Y.
  • Tuve, Jeanette
  • Ubbelohde, Carl
  • Vacha, John
  • Valencic, Joseph
  • Van Aken, William R.
  • Van Tassel, David D.
  • Vasilakes, Michael
  • Venkateswaran, Uma
  • Vourlojianis, George
  • Wallen, Harold E.
  • Ward, Robert E.
  • Weber, Marc
  • Weeks, Phillip
  • Weiner, Ronald
  • Wells, Michael
  • Wertheim, Sally
  • Weymueller, Carl
  • Wheeler, Robert
  • Williams, John
  • Williams Morgan, Regennia
  • Wilmer, Kathryn
  • Wing, Marie
  • Wollons, Roberta
  • Wood, James M.
  • Worthington, Edward W.
  • Wright, Richard
  • Wyatt-Brown, Bertram
  • Young, Dallas
  • Zentos, Nicholas J.
  • Zwolak, Loretta