Elbert J Benton, The Cultural Story of an American History Vol 1-3, Cleveland, OH. Western Reserve Historical Society. 1943, 4 and 6.

Horatio Ford, The Ford Home, Harry Cull. Cleveland, OH, 1925.

Nina Freedlander Gibans Children’s Museums: Bridges to the Future, publication and video, 1999.

John Grabowski, Encyclopedia of Cleveland History Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.

Sharon Gregor E., Rockefeller, Postcard History Series: Cleveland 2010.

Gladys Haddad, Flora Stone Mather: Daughter of Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue and Ohio’s Western Reserve. Kent State University Press, 2007.

Wayne Kehoe, University Circle, Arcadia Publishing, 2007.

Walter Leedy, Cleveland Builds an Art Museum, Kent State University Press, 1991.

Mary E. Mihaly, “Grand Obsessions: The Real Story of How University Circle Grew”, Northern Ohio Live.

Sandy Mitchell, Cleveland’s Little Italy, Arcadia Publishing, 2008.

Samuel Orth, A History of Cleveland Ohio, Vol 1-3, Cleveland Ohio. S J Clark, 1910.

Charles Asa Post, Doans Corners and the City Four Miles West, Cleveland. The Caxton Company, 1930.

Judah Rubenstein, Merging Traditions: Jewish Life in Cleveland, Kent State University Press, 2004.

Donald K. Simpson, Cultural Visionary, in Summer Reading: Cleveland Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, July/August 2012.

Diana Tittle, The Severances: An American Odyssey, from Puritan Massachusetts to Ohio’s Western Reserve, and Beyond, The Western Reserve Historical Society, 2010.

A Paradise in the City, The Cleveland Botanical Garden,

A Walk in the Park: Greater Cleveland’s New and Reclaimed Green Spaces, Athens, OH. Ohio University Press.2002. (An Essay on the Fine Arts Garden)

Carl Ubbelohde, “The Histories of Cleveland” in The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, Bloomington: Indiana University Press.1996

Sally Wertheim and Alan D. Bennett, (from documents selected by Judah Rubinstein), Remembering Cleveland’s Jewish Voices

Nancy Gogel West, To Dwell With Fellow Clay: The Story of the East Cleveland Cemetery

Regonnia N. Williams, Cleveland Ohio, Black America Series. Arcadia Publishing, 2007.

Nancy Coe Wixom, Cleveland Institute of Art: The first Hundred Years 1882-1982. 1992.

UC Institutional Histories: see all websites: Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Music School Settlement for publication histories. Use Individual Libraries.

Institutions whose histories include establishments at University Circle over the 20th century i.e. Eileen Beal, Benjamin Rose Institute, est 1908.

Public Art & Architecture

AIACleveland chapter Guide to Cleveland Architecture 2nd Edition. 1997.

Nina Freedlander Gibans, Creative Essence: Cleveland’s Sense of Place, Kent, OH Kent State University Press. 2005.

Eric Johanessen, Cleveland Architecture 1876-1976, Western Reserve Historical Society, 1979.

A Cleveland Legacy: The Architecture of Walker and Weeks, Kent State University Press, 1999 pgs 95-101.

Holly Witchey, Fine Arts in Cleveland, Bloomington, Indiana University Press

Manuscripts/Journals at the Western Reserve Historical; Society.
Includes collections of Justus Cozad, Jeptha Wade, The Cleveland Cultural Gardens, Jewish archives, genealogies, maps.

Papers and archives of Ernest J. Bohn, Charles F. Brush Sr. and archives of the Cleveland Play House at the Kelvin Smith Library.

These artists did or inspired work in the circle:

Athena TachaAthena TachaDancing in the Landscape: The Sculpture of Athena Tacha by Harriet F. Senie (2000);

Christopher Pekoc —

Hart Crane. Poetry and papers.


Photographs and maps of all aspects of University Circle: collections of the Cleveland Public Library, Western Reserve Historical Society and Cleveland Press Collection at Cleveland State University and individuals and families (list available).


Excellent websites on History of Health Institutions (University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, Free Clinic (YouTube)), Churches and Cemeteries (Lake View Cemetery, 118th Street Cemetery), Educational Institutions (Hawken School, Montessori High School) including:
Selected Philanthropic Families of Case Western Reserve University

Richard Baznik: The Story of CWRU. 28 min Video on YouTube.

Jennifer Coleman, city prowlcleveland. Christopher Busta-Peck, Cleveland Area History-Articles listed by greater University Circle area.
[look especially at the history of the Excelcior Club (Thwing)]

Western Reserve Studies Symposium

Regionally Speaking

Flora Stone Mather Oral History Project Digital Case

The Mather Family Trilogy CDs in KSL Special Collections

Samuel Mather: Vision, Leadership, Generosity

Samuel and Flora Stone Mather: Partners in Philanthropy

Flora Stone Mather: A Legacy of Stewardship

All individual UC Institution —

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