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The following books are titles for which the library holds copyright, titles for which the Library has been granted permission to digitize, or titles which are in the public domain.

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Digitized Books

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Akron Negro Directory
The Akron, Ohio Ku Klux Klan, 1921-1928
Akron, The City of Opportunity
Akron’s Library: Commemorating Twenty-five Years on Main Street
The Architecture of Education: Akron Public Schools, 1890-1920
Articulation: The Art of the Akron Summit County Public Library
A Century of Adjustment: A History of the Akron Jewish Community, 1865-1975
Charles Cook Bronson's History of Tallmadge and the Western Reserve 1804-1886 (Ten Volumes)  
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6
Volume 7
Volume 8
Volume 9
Volume 10
City Plan for Akron
The Contribution of Blacks in Akron 1825-1975
Division Reports - Ohio Canal
Elizabeth Parke Firestone: Her Couture Collection and her Role as a Woman of Influence
A History of the Establishment of the Municipal University of Akron
A History of Tallmadge Coal: A Tale of Woodchucks, Welshmen, and a Canal
Imagining Akron: The Report of Imagine Akron 2025
The Jewish Criterion
Life of Mrs. Ellen Stewart
Lost Soul, Get Right With God: The Akron Gospel Tabernacle and the Plight of Urban Revivalism. 1924-1934
Red Guidon
The Report of The Akron Commission on Civil Disorders
Roy G. Firestone Scrapbook - Volume 1
Roy G. Firestone Scrapbook - Volume 2
Properties featured in the scrapbooks may be located using the owners’ names in:  
Alphabetical Index
Street Index
A Selection of Photographs illustrating the work of Good & Wagner
A Sketch of the Settlement and Progress of the Township of Tallmadge
A Spin on the Past: The Origin Story of the Modern American Toy Industry, as it Occurred in Akron, Ohio, Including the Story of S.C. Dyke and the First Mass-Produced Toy--Clay marbles
Views of Akron, Ohio and Environs
Werner and His Empire: The Rise and Fall of a Gilded Age Printer
West Hill Sketchbook
Women and China Painting at the Turn of the 20th Century

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