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    By Michael Dalby on


    In the early part of the 20th century, Cleveland, like most large cities, enjoyed a thriving entertainment industry focusing on presentations in the many theaters throughout the city. In the days before radio and records, music was provided by pianists, organists, or, in larger theaters, pit orchestras. Since there were programs almost every day frequently all-day, orchestras needed lots of music to back up singers, movies, and other entertainment. In 1983, Culver F. Eyman, II, a Cleveland lawyer, and his wife, Margaret C. Eyman, donated a large collection of this music to Cleveland Public Library. It includes music used at the Roxy (at East 9th and Chester...

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    By adawson on

    BooksOn Exhibit - 3rd Floor Main Library, Fine Arts & Special Collections August through December 2010  

    Cleveland Public Library is proud to host this unique exhibit of vintage World War I posters bequeathed to the San Antonio Public Library. The posters use the lithograph medium to feature famous images of patriotic themes and messages that reflect the beginnings of the American effort to support the “War to end all wars”. For more information call Fine Arts at 216-623-2848 or email

    Also on display: The Photograph Collection at the Cleveland Public Library has over 1500 movie and war posters that include materials from World War I and II, the Russian Revolution, the Great Lakes Exposition and motion pictures. Concurrent with the Winds of War exhibition, the Photograph Collection will have on view World War I posters specific to Cleveland and Northeast Ohio including the Women’s Land Army of America, the United States Navy and Liberty Bonds....

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