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Charles E. Frohman

CHARLES E. FROHMAN COLLECTIONS

Intensely interested in the local history of the Erie Islands and Lake Erie's western basin, the late Charles E. Frohman developed a significant research collection of original manuscripts, cartographics, books, as well as some 20,000 photographs. From commercial shipping and ice harvesting, to environmental research, early aviation and island leisure activities, the Frohman documentary materials richly depict the social and economic life of northern Ohio during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


Collections Name
ANDERSON, GEORGE FREDERICK FR 18 
AUSMUS, REINHARDT N. FR 1 
BARKER, JACOB A.
PAPERS, 1793 - 1859. Letters to Jacob A. Barker, Buffalo, NY, from Sandusky, Ohio, business correspondents, 1833 - 1851.
FR 10 
BROWN, JOHN, JR..
PAPERS, 1838 - 1916. Brown family correspondence regarding the family's involvement in Kansas early history, anti-slavery cause,and life at Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island.
FR 5 
CAMP, JOHN G., JR.
Business Correspondence of John G. Camp, Jr., Sandusky, Ohio, 1849-1853.
FR 3 
CEDAR POINT RECORDS FR 14 
COOKE, ELEUTHEROS FR 12 
DAVIS, IRA T. FR 4 
EARLY AVIATION ARTICLES
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, 1919 - 1929. Articles on early U.S. aviation from the "Bay City Times Tribune," "Dayton Daily News, "Akron Evening Times," "Akron Times-Press," and the "Canton Daily News."
FR 21 
ERIE CO. GOVERNMENT RECORDS FR 8 
FERRIS, B. F. STEAMER RECORDS
RECORDS, 1870 - 1881. Fish tallies, day books, ledgers, account books,and memoranda of the Lake Erie Steamer B. F. Ferris
FR 13 
FROHMAN, CHARLES & DANIEL (N.Y. PUBLIC LIBRARY) FR MF 
FROHMAN, CHARLES E. - THEATRE COLLECTION
PAPERS, 1873 - 1966. Program booklets; playbills; and American theatrical, musical, and film memorabilia, inc. newspaper articles; magazines; and programs for specific plays, concerts, operas, and choral performances for more than 150 establishments and institutions in 12 states.
FR 16 
FROHMAN, CHARLES E.- RESEARCH MATERIALS
PAPERS, BOOKS, PHOTOGRAPHS 1848 -1976. Research materials, photographs, negatives, prints, manuscripts, speeches, newspaper indexes, books, and pamphlets created and/or acquired by Charles E. Frohman about the history of Sandusky, Ohio, Erie Islands, Lake Erie, and its southern shoreline communities
FR 9 
GARDINER, JOHN SEE: CAMP, JOHN G., JR. FR 3 
GREAT LAKES TRAVEL AND CRUISE GUIDES
PRINTED MATERIAL: 1891 - 1972. Great Lakes, Canadian, and International Cruise and Travel Guides of more than 100 passenger vessel service companies, dating primarily from the 1940s and 1960s.
FR 2 
GUILD, JOSEPH HENRY
LETTERPRESS COPY BOOK: Sandusky, Ohio, February 1856
FR-28 
HAMILTON, CAPTAIN FRANK - CORRESPONDENCE FR-2 
HAMILTON, CAPTAIN FRANK (LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS OF GREAT LAKES VESSELS AND KELLEYS ISLAND) FR-2 
HAMILTON, CAPTAIN FRANK GREAT LAKES PUBLICATIONS AND VESSEL RESEARCH FR-2 
HIMMELEIN, JOHN & BERTHA (WILES) FR 19 
JAMES, JOHN H. / TOWNSEND, WM. A. / STRONG, LYMAN
PAPERS, 1837-1875. Business correspondence, reports, and accounts of John H. James (1800-1881)relative to the founding and early years of the Mad River & Lake Erie Railroad.
FR 11 
KELLY, WILLIAM. E. (ERIE COUNTY, OHIO. BUSINESS RECORDS)
LEDGERS,1801 - 1901. Ten account ledgers containing primarily business transactions of William Kelly, stone mason of Sandusky, Ohio, who constructed the Marblehead and Cedar Point Lighthouses on Lake Erie.
FR 7 
LYMAN, LUTHER SEE: ERIE CO. BUSINESS RECORDS FR 7 
MORTON, HOWARD H.
Howard H. Morton Fountain Printing Printer's Sample Book: 1852 - 1860.
FR- 2 
NIEBERGALL, ERNST PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Niebergall, Ernst (1876 - 1954). Approximately 1,000 prints and negatives (glass plate and flexible)of commercial photographer Ernst Niebergall of Sandusky, Ohio. The bulk of the images were taken between the years 1908 - 1918. However, some prints and negatives were taken as late as 1941. Images include individuals, business, buildings, lake shore, recreational areas, and communities along Lake Erie's western basin. The collection also includes ledgers, listing customers, photographic subject matter, dates; portraits from the Mound Studio; and a few photographic prints from earlier Sandusky, Ohio photographer W. A. Bishop and the Platt Studio. This collection is part of the larger Charles E. Frohman Collection
FR-23 
PENDLETON, CHRISTOPHER S. FR 17 
PERRY'S VICTORY MEMORIAL FR 15 
ROBERTS, EDMUND W.
PAPERS, SCHEMATIC DRAWINGS, 1917 - 1945. E. W. Roberts business correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, catalogs, etc. Consultant, designer and manufacturer of early automotive and marine gasoline engines.
FR 20 
SANDUSKY SHEEP SKIN FACTORY SEE: ERIE CO. BUSINESS RECORDS FR 7 
SCHADE, GEORGE FR-29 
SHEEP SKIN FACTORY: SEE ERIE CO. BUSINESS RECORDS FR 7 
SLOANE HOUSE SEE: ERIE CO. BUSINESS RECORDS FR 7 
STRONG, LYMAN / TOWNSEND, WM. A. / JAMES, J. H.
PAPERS, 1836 - 1855. Business papers of Lyman E. Strong (1802-1889)of Strong's Ridge, Lyme and Plymouth, Ohio.
FR 11 
WALKER, PERRY G.
PAPERS, 1860 - 1897. Legal documents of clients of Perry G. Walker, accountant, banker, and early pioneer of Sandusky, Ohio
FR 22 
WEST HURON SPORTING CLUB
PAPERS, 1884 - 1899. One ledger containing names of founding members, constitution, rules, regulations, officers, financials, and minutes; 112 pp.
FR- 24 
WILDMAN, ZALMAN
CORRESPONDENCE. 1810-1876. Settlement and development of Erie, Co., Ohio.
FR 6 
WRIGHT, JOHN A.: (ERIE COUNTY, OHIO. BUSINESS RECORDS)
LEDGER, 1841 - 1848. Account ledger of Sandusky, Ohio carpenter John A. Wright, who built ships and did contract carpentry work on Sandusky, Ohio homes and businesses
FR 7