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  • Payloom 23 Detail 1
    Book
    Greetings from Kent Ohio

    Over 125 historical postcards of Kent are depicted in full color in this beautiful new book by our own Roger J. Di Paolo.

    $25.00
    Item Details

  • May4Thteachedition
    Book
    Teacher's Resource: May 4th Voices

    Created to supplement May 4th Voices, a play based on the 1970 tragedy, A Teacher’s Resource Book for May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970 explains how real teachers in real classrooms have adapted the play to use in various pedagogical situations and levels of instruction.

    $45.00
  • May4Play
    Document
    A Play: May 4th Voices

    The text of David Hassler’s play is based on the Kent State Shootings Oral History Project, begun in 1990 by Sandra Halem and housed in Kent State University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and Archives.

    $19.95
  • May4Voices
    Audio
    May 4th Voices

    On October 12, 2012, the play, May 4th Voices, was featured at the annual Oral History Association Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Over the next month, film director Mathias Peralta and stage director Katherine Burke worked with the cast to create a film version of the production to accompany A Teacher’s Resource Book for May 4th Voices.

    $24.95
  • Kentinthe30S
    Video/Film
    Kent in the 30's

    Films shot in the mid 1930s by local Kent resident Roscoe Hahn. Scenes include downtown Memorial Day parades, football, drum & bugle competitions at Brady Lake Amusement Park and a trip over the park in the Goodyear blimp. There is a wonderful scene of the park. 15 minutes.

    $6.00
  • Kentearlyyears
    Video/Film
    Kent the Early Years

    Produced by the KHS. A short documentary on the building blocks of the Kent community including the importance of the Cuyahoga River, the Underground Railroad and slavery as well the coming of the canal and railroad, Davey Tree and ending with the founding of Kent Normal school.
    15 minutes

    $10.00
  • Twincoach
    Video/Film
    Made in Kent

    Video documentary by Bryan Hill. This video documents the history of the Fageol Bros. and their development of the Twin Coach bus company.

    $12.00
  • Jimtulley
    Book
    Jim Tulley

    The first biography of the vagabond and hard-boiled writer who rocked Hollywood during the Roaring Twenties.

    $39.95
  • Raysplace
    Book
    Ray's Place

    Meet Me at Ray's celebrates more than seventy-five successful years (and counting) of Ray's Place, a restaurant and bar located near the Kent State University campus in Kent, Ohio.

    $18.00
  • Hauntingtales
    Book
    Haunting Tales

    An all new edition (2012) of this popular book. Many new ghostly stories have been added.

    $5.00
  • Ravennarecord
    Book
    The Ravenna Record

    A local history authored by Record-Courier Editor Roger J. Di Paolo.

    $25.00
  • Portagepathways
    Book
    Portage Pathways

    By Loris C. Troyer, 1998, 362 pages, illus. index Kent State University Press ISBN 0-87338- 600-0 Hardcover Troyer joined the Ravenna-Kent Record Courier in 1936 and eventually served as its editor and executive editor.

    $20.00
  • Ksuathletics
    Book
    Kent State University Athletics

    By Cara Gilgenbach & Theresa Walton, 2008. 128 pages, illus. index Arcadia Publishing The author's trace the history of sports at Kent during the school's first century of growth from its founding in 1910 as a teacher's training college into a major public university including a number of outstanding athletes, teams and coaches. Photos with captions.

    $20.00
  • Imagesofkent
    Book
    Images of America: Kent

    By Michelle Tryon Wardle, 2005, 128 pages, illus. index Arcadia Publishing ISBN 0-7385-3381-5 Using archival photos and captions, the history of Kent is traced from its earliest 19th century images through the end of the 20th century including major events and personalities. A great companion book for Grismer's, History of Kent.

    $20.00
  • Notbale
    Book
    Political Extraordinaire

    This political biography marks the first full treatment of Kent's own native son, Martin L. Davey.

    $40.00
  • Kentgreatwar
  • Christian Cackler
    Book
    Recollections of an Old Settler

    By Christian Cackler, fifth reprint, 52 pages, photos, index, Roger Thurman Publisher. This is the fifth printing of Christian Cackler's memories which first appeared in print in 1874, four years prior to his death.

    $12.00
  • James
    Book
    The Story of Kent, Ohio

    By James Caccamo, 2000, 50 pages Kent Historical Society Publication A brief history of Kent's important events from its native American heritage and early settlers through the Underground Railroad and the changes that turned a small town called Franklin Mills into the city of Kent.

    $9.00
  • Historyofkent
    Book
    The History of Kent

    By Karl H. Grismer, revised edition 2001, 320 pp, illus., index Kent Historical Society Publication (reprint of 1932 Record Publishing Co.) Softcover Contents include history of the area prior to the settlement of Franklin Mills through Kent's growth and includes detailed listings on its industries, churches, schools, military service records and a “who's who” list of profiles of leaders through 1931.

    $5.00
  • Cookbook
    Book
    1924 Cookbook

    82 pages, illus. Kent Historical Society Publication, 2008 (ISBN 978160725143) A reprint of the original cookbook published by the Circle “C” Ladies' Union of Kent's Congregational Church in 1924 with 300 of their favorite recipes with vintage advertisements from the period.

    $10.00
  • Rooted In Kent
    Book
    Rooted In Kent

    This collection of 101 columns includes tales of Kent's early history, business and industry, crimes and the growth of its educational institutions.

    $20.00
  • Railroad Town
    Book
    Railroad Town

    This profusely illustrated book traces the history of the Erie railroad from its inception as the A&GW railroad and the profound effect it had on the economy of the city of Kent.

    $20.00
  • Then Now
    Book
    Then & Now

    Then & Now is a wonderful book filled with archival photos of Kent dating back to the 19th century.

    $17.00
  • Agw Car Shops
  • Early Steam Locomotive
    Historic Photography
    Early Steam locomotive, Kent. (date unknown)
    $15.00
    Item Details

  • May4Voices
    Audio
    May 4th Voices

    On October 12, 2012, the play, May 4th Voices, was featured at the annual Oral History Association Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Over the next month, film director Mathias Peralta and stage director Katherine Burke worked with the cast to create a film version of the production to accompany A Teacher’s Resource Book for May 4th Voices.

    $24.95
  • May4Play
    Document
    A Play: May 4th Voices

    The text of David Hassler’s play is based on the Kent State Shootings Oral History Project, begun in 1990 by Sandra Halem and housed in Kent State University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and Archives.

    $19.95
  • Payloom 23 Detail 1
    Book
    Greetings from Kent Ohio

    Over 125 historical postcards of Kent are depicted in full color in this beautiful new book by our own Roger J. Di Paolo.

    $25.00
    Item Details

  • May4Thteachedition
    Book
    Teacher's Resource: May 4th Voices

    Created to supplement May 4th Voices, a play based on the 1970 tragedy, A Teacher’s Resource Book for May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970 explains how real teachers in real classrooms have adapted the play to use in various pedagogical situations and levels of instruction.

    $45.00
  • Jimtulley
    Book
    Jim Tulley

    The first biography of the vagabond and hard-boiled writer who rocked Hollywood during the Roaring Twenties.

    $39.95
  • Raysplace
    Book
    Ray's Place

    Meet Me at Ray's celebrates more than seventy-five successful years (and counting) of Ray's Place, a restaurant and bar located near the Kent State University campus in Kent, Ohio.

    $18.00
  • Hauntingtales
    Book
    Haunting Tales

    An all new edition (2012) of this popular book. Many new ghostly stories have been added.

    $5.00
  • Ravennarecord
    Book
    The Ravenna Record

    A local history authored by Record-Courier Editor Roger J. Di Paolo.

    $25.00
  • Portagepathways
    Book
    Portage Pathways

    By Loris C. Troyer, 1998, 362 pages, illus. index Kent State University Press ISBN 0-87338- 600-0 Hardcover Troyer joined the Ravenna-Kent Record Courier in 1936 and eventually served as its editor and executive editor.

    $20.00
  • Ksuathletics
    Book
    Kent State University Athletics

    By Cara Gilgenbach & Theresa Walton, 2008. 128 pages, illus. index Arcadia Publishing The author's trace the history of sports at Kent during the school's first century of growth from its founding in 1910 as a teacher's training college into a major public university including a number of outstanding athletes, teams and coaches. Photos with captions.

    $20.00
  • Imagesofkent
    Book
    Images of America: Kent

    By Michelle Tryon Wardle, 2005, 128 pages, illus. index Arcadia Publishing ISBN 0-7385-3381-5 Using archival photos and captions, the history of Kent is traced from its earliest 19th century images through the end of the 20th century including major events and personalities. A great companion book for Grismer's, History of Kent.

    $20.00
  • Notbale
    Book
    Political Extraordinaire

    This political biography marks the first full treatment of Kent's own native son, Martin L. Davey.

    $40.00
  • Kentgreatwar
  • Christian Cackler
    Book
    Recollections of an Old Settler

    By Christian Cackler, fifth reprint, 52 pages, photos, index, Roger Thurman Publisher. This is the fifth printing of Christian Cackler's memories which first appeared in print in 1874, four years prior to his death.

    $12.00
  • James
    Book
    The Story of Kent, Ohio

    By James Caccamo, 2000, 50 pages Kent Historical Society Publication A brief history of Kent's important events from its native American heritage and early settlers through the Underground Railroad and the changes that turned a small town called Franklin Mills into the city of Kent.

    $9.00
  • Historyofkent
    Book
    The History of Kent

    By Karl H. Grismer, revised edition 2001, 320 pp, illus., index Kent Historical Society Publication (reprint of 1932 Record Publishing Co.) Softcover Contents include history of the area prior to the settlement of Franklin Mills through Kent's growth and includes detailed listings on its industries, churches, schools, military service records and a “who's who” list of profiles of leaders through 1931.

    $5.00
  • Cookbook
    Book
    1924 Cookbook

    82 pages, illus. Kent Historical Society Publication, 2008 (ISBN 978160725143) A reprint of the original cookbook published by the Circle “C” Ladies' Union of Kent's Congregational Church in 1924 with 300 of their favorite recipes with vintage advertisements from the period.

    $10.00
  • Rooted In Kent
    Book
    Rooted In Kent

    This collection of 101 columns includes tales of Kent's early history, business and industry, crimes and the growth of its educational institutions.

    $20.00
  • Railroad Town
    Book
    Railroad Town

    This profusely illustrated book traces the history of the Erie railroad from its inception as the A&GW railroad and the profound effect it had on the economy of the city of Kent.

    $20.00
  • Then Now
    Book
    Then & Now

    Then & Now is a wonderful book filled with archival photos of Kent dating back to the 19th century.

    $17.00
  • Kentinthe30S
    Video/Film
    Kent in the 30's

    Films shot in the mid 1930s by local Kent resident Roscoe Hahn. Scenes include downtown Memorial Day parades, football, drum & bugle competitions at Brady Lake Amusement Park and a trip over the park in the Goodyear blimp. There is a wonderful scene of the park. 15 minutes.

    $6.00
  • Kentearlyyears
    Video/Film
    Kent the Early Years

    Produced by the KHS. A short documentary on the building blocks of the Kent community including the importance of the Cuyahoga River, the Underground Railroad and slavery as well the coming of the canal and railroad, Davey Tree and ending with the founding of Kent Normal school.
    15 minutes

    $10.00
  • Twincoach
    Video/Film
    Made in Kent

    Video documentary by Bryan Hill. This video documents the history of the Fageol Bros. and their development of the Twin Coach bus company.

    $12.00