The Archive of the Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Historical Society is the primary element in the Society's mission to preserve the history of the Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad and its predecessors. The Archive is a repository of data covering over a century of the AC&Y's history. Our collection of financial records, documents, maps, drawings, track diagrams and photographs is both impressive and invaluable. Because the AC&YHS Archive Collection is vast and varied, yet thoroughly documented through AFE (Authority for Expenditure), it is a unique chronological example of a Class I "fallen flag". It begins with the 1907 organization, past the 1964 merger with Norfolk & Western, and into the 1970's.
This collection provides first-hand information for authors writing books, articles and stories for publication; manufacturers creating historically accurate models for commercial production; and hobbyists recreating historical models and scenes for personal pleasure. The Archives also provides the source material for the Society's own publication program. These activities further the Society's educational mission to promote the history of Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Historical Society.
If you possess materials or know the whereabouts of items that have potential historical importance to our collection, we urge you to contact the AC&YHS to discuss the possibility of providing for archival protection.Donors may be assured that all deposits are handled in ways that facilitate long-term preservation and usability. The Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Historical Society Archive Committee will supply you a donation form.
The Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit historical and educational organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Internal Revenue Code does not permit organizations such as the Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Historical Society to place a value on donations. All appraisals must be performed by an appraiser the donor chooses without consulting with the Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Historical Society.
The development of the AC&YHS archival collection is dependent upon the generosity of donors. Please contact the Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Historical Society if you feel you can contribute to this important effort to keep alive the history of the Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad and its predecessors.
The Society's archives are housed in the former historic B.F. Goodrich tire factory in downtown Akron, which was built in 1925, and is owned by the Akron Business Accelerator. The renovated facility space was secured for the Society with support from the City of Akron, and offers 24/7 security with climate controls. The Accelerator is an initiative of the City of Akron and is world-renown for driving and developing technology-based entrepreneurial innovation.
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