Historical & Genealogical Archive

Our extensive collection of photographs and historic documents is housed at the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

Some documents from our collection are available for viewing online at the Summit Memory Project. To view pieces from our archival collection please contact the Special Collections Division at speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.

Society staff and volunteers maintain storage and protection of three-dimensional artifacts on the Society's properties.

They are on display at the Perkins Stone Mansion and in exhibits throughout the county. Collections include fine art, local pottery, rubber industry materials, Akron and Summit County industrial wares, and cultural memorabilia.