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  • Subject: Politics and Government
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    • 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...
    • 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."
    • Computer operator's mistake

    • Editorial cartoons; Computers; Cleveland Public Schools; Municipal government
    • In six frames a man explains "It's too bad the schools and the city will lose millions in income due to a computer operator's mistake. Still, I find it refreshing to note that in this age of hi-tech... to err is still human."
    • Forbes seeks new fees for street boxes

    • Editorial cartoons; Newspaper vendors; Political posters; Forbes, George L.
    • The headline on a newspaper inside of a street box reads "Forbes seeks new fee for street boxes." Next to the box, a telephone pole and garbage can are covered in signs-- most of which are election campaign posters.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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