• Welcome!

    The Special Collections Division houses the genealogy and local history materials of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Our goal is to collect, preserve, and provide access to the history of Summit County, and to continue to maintain one of the area’s most extensive genealogy collections.

  • Local History Database

    The database contains references to the Library's local history collections as well as the Summit County Historical Society's collections. Search the index to the collections.
  • Summit Memory

    Visit the online scrapbook of Summit County History at www.SummitMemory.org
  • Summit County World War II News Index

    This database indexes the names of Summit County servicemen and servicewomen who were named in the Akron Beacon Journal during World War II. Some non-military names are also included. This database currently includes records up through February 28, 1943. World War II Database
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  • Summit County Myths Wiki

    Find out if that rumor, myth or legend about Akron or Summit County Ohio is true - visit the Summit County Myths Wiki.

National Archives Seeks Citizen Archivists

The National Archives and Records Administration of the United States is seeking individuals to help make its records accessible online.  The National Archives recently launched the Citizen Archivist Dashboard which links to several online projects that require  public participation.

Volunteers can transcribe historic records; contribute to the Archives Wiki; tag images and records; and upload and share digital images of National Archives documents scanned or photographed in its research rooms across the country.  Details and instructions are provided for each online project.

If you have a home computer and would like to become a Citizen Archivist, visit the Web site at http://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist/.

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