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Catalog Number 2012.024.053
Title Barberton - Black History
Collection Local History Room Vertical File
Scope & Content Materials include articles about blacks in Barberton and ephemera from black organizations and events held by the black community in Barberton. Of particular interest may be a folder of materials on the case of C. Louis Alexander, In 1931, Alexander was an African American communist labor organizer living in Barberton. He alleged that he was abducted and beaten by police. He disappeared, allegedly at the hands of the police. He appeared before a grand jury and testified. Only one police officer was indicted. He was tried and sentenced to 30 days and $50 on another charge from a related incident.

Local History Room staff have collected newspaper clippings and miscellaneous ephemera on various subjects regarding Barberton history and nearby history for over 30 years. These materials have been organized and stored by subject in folders in a vertical file. This collection continues to evolve as new materials are added.
Copyrights Photocopies can be made by researchers for a small fee. It is the sole responsibility of the researcher to ensure that all copyright laws are being complied with. Researchers who wish to make photograph reproductions should enquire with the Local History Librarian for photograph reproduction policies and procedures.
Access Conditions The records are open to the public for viewing during the posted open hours of the Local History Room with no restrictions.
Object Name Scrapbook
Accession number 2012.024
People Alexander, C. Louis
Search Terms National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Subjects African Americans