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    • Interview with William S. Gaskill, February 14, 2012 [video]

    • Gaskill, William S.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Cleveland Public Utilities; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • William S. Gaskill began his public service career as Administrative Assistant to the East Cleveland City Manager (1963-64) and then as his Executive Assistant (1964-68). He became that community's Vice City Manager and Community Development...
    • City Club Forum: General George William Casey Jr., chief of staff, US Army [video]

    • City Club of Cleveland; Speeches, addresses, etc., American; Forums (Discussion and debate); Freedom of speech; City Club Forum; Learning; History; Iraq; Military officers; Military mobilizations; Military personnel; Military service; Casey, George...
    • Wednesday: SF: ''The Global Security Environment & Challenges Facing the US Army.'' with General George William Casey, Jr., chief of staff of the United States Army. Military in uniform will get the member rate. See Further Reading for citation.
    • Interview with Valerie Schwonek Blazey and Judge Raymond L. Pianka, April 29, 2011 [video]

    • Blazey, Valerie Schwonek; Pianka, Raymond L.; Mayors; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Valerie Schwonek Blazey is the daughter of one of the mayor's closest friends. She first became interested in public service when she worked on Perk's Advance Team (1969). She later volunteered in the mayoral campaign. Her public service career...
    • Interview with George V. Voinovich, May 19, 2011 [video]

    • Voinovich, George V., 1936-; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; United States. Congress. Senate; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • U.S. Senator George V. Voinovich was both a close friend and political ally of the mayor. Senator Voinovich began his public service career in the Ohio House of Representatives (1967-71). He was elected Cuyahoga County Auditor in 1971 and Cuyahoga...
    • S.S. Fenn Victory VC2-S-AP2

    • Fenn College; Cleveland State University
    • The SS Fenn Victory was one of 534 Victory ships built during World War II for the US Maritime Commission. Launched May 19, 1945, the ship was 455 feet long and 62 feet wide.
    • Chester Bridge, East Liverpool, Ohio

    • East Liverpool (Ohio); Chester (W.Va.); Bridges; Suspension bridges; Toll bridges; Chester bridge; Barges; Rivers; Ohio River
    • The Chester Bridge was built in 1897. It operated as a toll bridge under private ownership until the State of Ohio purchased it in 1938. In the 1970s it was a temporary home for US 30 while the new bridge was being constructed.
    • Interview with Taras G. Szmagala, December 9, 2011 [video]

    • Szmagala, Taras G.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Taras G. Szmagala was colleague and close friend of the mayor. Born and raised on Cleveland's West Side, he is an important leader within the Ukrainian community. Mr. Szmagala worked for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Association (RTA). He...
    • Swamp Erie "Pipe Dream" 1967:May

    • Levy, Darryl Allen [D.A. Levy]; Poets; Poetry; Underground movements; Underground newspapers; Underground Press; Newspapers; Periodicals (other)
    • Swamp Erie "Pipe Dream" May, 1967, vol 1, no. 1. One of Cleveland's first alternative newspapers and predecessor to The Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle, Swamp Erie "Pipe Dream" was edited by Cleveland poet d.a. levy
      "The SWAMP ERIE PIPE...
    • grove24

    • Grove, Roy; Cartoons; Cartoonists; World War I; Soldiers; France
    • Roy Grove World War I cartoon of two soldiers sitting with their feet in water. This cartoon appeared in the Cleveland Press December 11, 1918. Caption: "S'GONNA BE PRETTY SOFT FOR US, EH, HERB, JES SITTIN' AROUND MAKIN YOURSELF COMFORTABLE FOR...
    • grove20

    • Grove, Roy; Cartoons; Cartoonists; World War I; Soldiers; France; Horses
    • Roy Grove World War I cartoon depicting two soldiers and a mule. Type-written attachment on verso: "NOW'S YOUR CHANCE, HERB, TO USE THEM NEW FRENCH WORDS YOU HAVE BEEN SPRINGIN' ON US FELLOWS ALL MORNING." Signature J.R. GROVE.
    • grove09

    • Grove, Roy; Cartoons; Cartoonists; World War I; Soldiers; Ships
    • Roy Grove World War I cartoon depicting a soldier on a ship. This cartoon appeared in the Cleveland Press on January 12, 1919. Hand-written caption on verso: "YES, SIR, THE SAME GUY WHO TOOK US OVER IS TAKING US BACK." Signature J. R. GROVE.
    • Interview with Robert T. Bennett and Patrick A. Sweeney, May 13, 2011

    • Bennett, Robert T.; Sweeney, Patrick A.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Robert T. Bennett served as Perk’s campaign manager in the 1971 mayoral elections. He was also one of the mayor’s closest advisors. Prior to joining Perk’s team, Mr. Bennett was the campaign manager for U.S. Senator Robert Taft Jr. Mr. Bennett...
    • Interview with Robert T. Bennett, May 13, 2011 [video]

    • Bennett, Robert T.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Robert T. Bennett served as Perk’s campaign manager in the 1971 mayoral elections. He was also one of the mayor’s closest advisors. Prior to joining Perk’s team, Mr. Bennett was the campaign manager for U.S. Senator Robert Taft Jr. Mr. Bennett...
    • City Club Forum: Rita Dove [audio]

    • City Club of Cleveland; Speeches, addresses, etc., American; Forums (Discussion and debate); Freedom of speech; Local government; City Club Forum; Dove, Rita; Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
    • Rita Dove, former US poet laureate spoke with Henry Louis Gates, chair, Afro-American Studies Department, Harvard University.
    • Interview with Richard R. Hollington, Jr., August 18, 2011 [video]

    • Hollington, Richard R. Jr.,; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Richard R. Hollington Jr. served the Perk Administration first as the city's Law Director (1971-72), then as a major board member of the Cleveland Regional Sewer District (1973) and finally as Special Counsel to the City of Cleveland (1974-76). A...
    • Interview with Richard L. Boyan, June 22, 2011 [video]

    • Boyan, Richard L.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Richard L. Boylan served the Perk Administration as Director of the LEAA Impact Cities Crime Prevention Program (1973-75) and as Interim Director of the Cleveland Workhouse (1974). Mr. Boylan and Cleveland's Safety Director James T. Carney...

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