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  • Subject: Politics and Government
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    • City council

    • Editorial cartoons; City council members; Municipal government
    • A large hand has a group of eight tiny people labeled "city council" poised at the tip of its thumb with the middle finger behind them ready to flick the people off. Note above drawing: "If council reduction passes."
    • Racial harmony

    • Editorial cartoons; Racism; Ethnic stereotypes
    • A man standing on a corner in a parka labeled Cleveland conducts two singers: a white man on the left side of the building and a black man on the right side. The caption reads "Racial harmony."
    • Pay raises

    • Eating & drinking; Taxes; Unemployed; Municipal officials; Municipal government
    • A man wearing a bib that reads, "pay raises," tells the waiter with a towel labeled "Cleveland" to "put it on his tab" as it points out the window to man labeled "layoff" looking inside at the feast from outside of the restaurant.
    • Interview with and Alex Machaskee and Edward W. Rybka June 10, 2011 [video]

    • Machaskee, Alex; Rybka, Edward W.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Cleveland City Council; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Alex Machaskee was a colleague and close friend of the mayor. He grew up in Warren, Ohio. After a stint as a Warren Tribune reporter, Mr. Machaskee joined The Plain Dealer in 1960. He became its Vice President & General Manager (1985-90) and then...
    • Interview with Brent Larkin, July 15, 2011 [video]

    • Larkin, Brent; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Cleveland Press; Cleveland Plain Dealer; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Brent Larkin began his newspaper career with The Cleveland Press as its city hall reporter (1971-76) and then as its politics editor (1976-81). He joined The Plain Dealer in 1981 where he gained acclaim as a politics writer and columnist. Mr....
    • Interview with Bruce H. Akers, Vincent C. Campanella and Richard A. Ganim, May 6, 2011 [video]

    • Akers, Bruce H.; Campanella, Vincent C.; Ganim, Richard A.;Perk, Ralph J.;Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Bruce H. Akers served the Perk Administration first as Special Executive Assistant (1975-76) and then as Chief of Staff (1976-77). He also served on the Pepper Pike City Council for many years (1971-75, 1979-91). Mr. Akers further distinguished...
    • Interview with Dr. August B. Pust, 2011 [video]

    • Pust, August B.; Mayors; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Dr. August B. Pust, a colleague and friend of the mayor, served the Perk Administration by updating the city's civil service exam procedures. Migrating from Slovenia, Dr. Pust wanted to serve the people of Cleveland. After the mayor's defeat in the...
    • Interview with Dr. Vladimir J. Rus, 7-11-2011 [video]

    • Rus, Vladimir J.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Cleveland City Council; Politics and Government; Immigration and Ethnicity; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Dr. Vladimir J. Rus, a close personal friend and advisor to the mayor, served the Perk Administration first as Director of the Cleveland Area Manpower Planning Council (1971-74) and then as Director of Human Resources and Economic Development...
    • Tryouts today for mayor of Cleveland

    • Editorial cartoons; Political elections; Mayors; Cleveland
    • Editorial cartoon by Ray Osrin of a bearded man in patched clothes looking at a sign on the side of a building which reads, "Tryouts today for mayor of Cleveland - own equipment necessary - free parking - must be over 18."
    • A Declaration of Independence 1979

    • Editorial cartoons; Political participation; Political elections
    • Editorial cartoon by Ray Osrin of an 18th Century-fashioned sleeve, with a hand pushing a voting lever next to the words "Your Vote". A piece of parchment displays "A Declaration of Independence 1979." The cartoon is signed in the upper left...
    • It's a cinch with Voinovich

    • Editorial cartoons; Mayoral Administration Of George V. Voinovich; Voinovich, George; Kucinich, Dennis; Political elections
    • Editorial cartoon by Ray Osrin with a caricature of George Voinovich wearing a Mayor button while sitting behind a desk with two name plates-- the first says "It's a cinch," the second "with Voinovich." Behind him a name plate labeled "Kucinich" is...
    • Mayoral race

    • Editorial cartoons; Political elections; Political cartoons; Political participation
    • Editorial cartoon of a man labeled "Cleveland Politics" jumping over a sleepy hound dog labeled "Mayoral Race" who is laying next to a ball. The man says "C'mon boy! Let's go! Here we go, c'mon..." The cartoon is signed in the upper left corner...
    • Interview with Frank Przybojewski, February 24, 2011 [video]

    • Przybojewski, Frank; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • Frank Przybojewski met the mayor in 1975 while attending a Republican Party Nationalities Conference in Washington, D.C. He served the Perk Administration as Assistant Director of the Mayor’s Office of Nationalities (1975-77). His job...
    • Interview with George L. Forbes, 5-22-2012 [video]

    • Forbes, George L.; Perk, Ralph J.; Mayors; Mayoral Administration of Ralph J. Perk; Cleveland City Council; NAACP; Politics and Government; Oral histories; Recollections; Interviews; Klein, Richard
    • George L. Forbes was President of Cleveland City Council during the Perk Administration. A close personal and professional friend of the mayor, Mr. Forbes served as Council President for fifteen years. He was born in Memphis, TN and served a tour...

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