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Michael Schwartz Library

Special Collections

View of the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge under construction

Michael Schwartz Library's Special Collections provides a research facility for our students and faculty, as well as for scholars and visitors from around the world. Our collections cover many topics within the field of Cleveland history, with special concentrations on the industrial history of Northeast Ohio, Cleveland journalism, and the city's infrastructure. We are also home to publications from the University Archives about CSU and its predecessor, Fenn College, including college bulletins, course schedules, newspapers, yearbooks,and budgets.

ATTN: Major Change in Access to Photos in Special Collections Beginning May 12, 2013! Read More.

Our Staff

We are committed to sharing this wealth of information and material, and we look forward to meeting you and helping you with your research.

William Barrow

Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian
(216) 687-6998
w.barrow@csuohio.edu


Lynn Duchez Bycko

Lynn Duchez Bycko, Special Collections Associate
(216) 687-2520
l.duchez@csuohio.edu



We're happy to help with questions about local history matters, and we very much appreciate your comments and suggestions. Use our online form or use the contact information above or at the right to call, email or visit us in the Special Collections reading room.

Reading Room Location & Hours

History student using Special Collections for research

The Special Collections reading room is located on the third floor of the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University in RT 320 (see Library Directions) and is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon and 1 pm to 5 pm. Hours of operation are subject to change during holidays and semester breaks so please consult Library Hours before planning your visit.

For more information, call Special Collections at (216) 687-2449 or use our online form.