The F.B.I. Files of Richard T. Gosser

In the history of labor in Toledo, no figure stands taller than Richard T. Gosser. Gosser's life both spanned and reflected the major trends of labor in the Twentieth Century. Born at the dawn of the century, on Dec. 13, 1900, Gosser ran with a tough crowd in his youth. Toledo in the early 1920s was a wide-open city with open defiance of Prohibition, slot machines blatantly displayed in drug stores, and a red light district that operated under the watchful but winking eye of the local police. [Read the complete article]

Related resources:

The F.B.I. Files of Richard T. Gosser (slide show)

Richard T. Gosser Papers (1943-1974), MSS-025 (Canaday Center finding aid)

THE RICHARD T. GOSSER COLLECTION, ACCESSION #258 (Walter Reuther Library Finding Aid, Wayne State University)

 

 


 

Our Club Magazine for Working Girls

Toledo working women banded together in the early twentieth century for support and camaraderie. Our Club Girls Magazine stood for the "social and commercial education of young wage-earning women." Experience life for young working women through its pages. This exhibit is drawn from four issues of Our Girls Club Magazine, published in 1913 and 1914. The magazines are held in the Canaday Center of the University of Toledo's Carlson Library. No other known issues exist. If you have any copies of Our Girl's Club in your attic, please let us know! [Read the complete article]

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 Our Club Magazine for Working Girls (slide show)

 

 

 


 

 

Toledo Women in World War II

The Great Depression of the 1930s had thrown America into flux. The American family did not escape unscathed as jobs became scarce. With the continual drop in family incomes, which in turn led to a drop in the birth and marriage rates, the battle over the place of woman in the household and her place in the work force raged. [Read the complete article]

Related resources:

Toledo Women in World War II (slide show)

Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company Records, 1851-1991, MSS-066 (Canaday Center finding aid)

Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company Records, 1851-1991, MSS-066 (Digital Collection)

Acklin Stamping Company Records, 1911-1997, MSS-139 (Canaday Center finding aid)

Faces of Steel: People and History of the Acklin Stamping Plant (Canaday Center digital exhibit)

 

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