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Munroe Falls Local History Library
General Information/Who to Contact

• The Munroe Falls Historical Society local history room is open to the public for the purpose of making local history materials accessible to individuals seeking information about Munroe Falls and surrounding communities.

• The reference library contains volumes pertaining to the histories of Ohio, Summit County, Akron, Brimfield, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Twinsburg, Northampton, Tallmadge, Stow and Munroe Falls.

• The archival collection consists primarily of news clippings, photographs, periodicals, maps, videos and cassette tapes.  Content includes biographies, oral histories, interviews, civic-cultural data, education documents, obituary files, and historic site inventories.

• Special collections include Munroe Falls Paper Company, Summit County Home, Cuyahoga River Collection, Munroe Falls Garden Club and Stow-Munroe Falls Grandmothers Club.

Collections from individuals include: Rev. Raymond Gaylord, Rev. Leo Gregory, Richard Smetts, Wilbur Gaylord, Carl Donaldson and Maxine and Snowden Kline.

There is no charge to do personal research, and inquiries are handled in person, by phone, and by mail or e-mail.

Contact Person
Robert Cooper  330-882-3700

Partial Listing of Historical Resource Materials
The following is a partial listing of historical resource materials on file in Munroe Falls Historical Society Archives and Special Collections: 
Diaries/Record Books
  • Diary:  Charles Nelson Gaylord - 1899
  • Ledger: Village of Munroe Falls- 1926
  • Munroe Falls Methodist Episcopal Church Record book - 1908-12
Scapbooks/Photo Albums
  • Carl Donaldson scrapbook
  • Haggeman  Photograph Album - Late 1800s - Early 1900s
  • Series Scrapbooks - Contains news clippings - 1960s
  • Munroe Falls Sesquicentennial photos - 1988
  • Munroe Falls Historical Society - 1994 to the present
Special Collections
  • Raymond Gaylord Collection - Correspondence - Photographs - News- Clippings and Pamphlets - Stow Christian Church and Stow History
  • Maxine Kline Collection - Correspondence - Photographs
  • Munroe Falls Garden Club Collection - Minutes - Yearly program booklets - Scrapbooks
  • Munroe Falls Mothers Club Collection - Minutes - Yearly program booklets - Scrapbooks
  • Munroe Falls Paper Company Collection - SONOCO Products Periodicals - Photographs - History of Munroe Falls paper mill
  • Munroe Falls Veterans Memorial - Inception files - Minutes -News clippings
  • Stow-Munroe Falls Grandmother's Club - Minutes - Pin - Miscellaneous
  • Summit County Home Collection - News Clippings - Maps - Photgraphs
Partial Listing of Historical Resource Materials
  • News clipping files
  • Accidents
  • Artists and Authors
  • Biographies
  • Businesses
  • Council Meetings
  • Crime 
  • Fire Department
  • Historic Sites/Ohio Historic Inventories
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Police Department
  • Munroe Falls Historical Society Events
Oral Histories/ Interviews
  • Blates, Dorothy Moore - 1996
  • Brust, Helen 1993
  • Cook, Ellanore Yarger - 1993
  • Doane, Gladys and Philip - 1995
  • Gregory, Rev Leo - 1976
  • Olson, Harry Leroy - 1977
  • Schneider, Melvin - 1994
  • Seese, Marvin and Ginny - 1993
Programs on Cassette Tape
  • Donaldson, Carl - 1975            
  • Gaylord, Rev. Raymond - 1999
  • AI Remember@ Program:  Jack Stevic, Shirley North Stebbins and Terry Schneider - 2004
Video Tapes
  • Munroe Falls Sesquicentennial - 1988          
  • Stow/Munroe Falls Third Grade Local History Video - 1992
  • Munroe Falls Postmasters
  • ATHE Bulletin@ - Munroe Falls Village Newspaper - 1954-1957
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