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CWRU's Historic Events, Personalities, and More

Those of us who work with archival materials every day know what a rich source of information they are. We also know how difficult and time-consuming extracting that information can be. This section of the University Archives web site is intended to make it a little bit easier to find and use that information.


Coaches  Varsity head coaches, 1880-2000; schools, sports, seasons, career records, portraits 
Compendium  Sources for athletics information
Conferences  Athletic conference memberships, 1902-2002
Mergers  Dates that Case and WRU varsity teams merged to become CWRU varsity teams, 1969-1972
Season Records  Varsity sports, 1880-2000: game dates and locations, opponents, scores, head coaches
Teams  Names, mascots, colors, 1918-2004: images, dates in use, selection process



1882-1949  Usage dates and milestones of buildings and grounds used by Case and WRU, 1882-1949, and links to details (people, descriptions, events, names, finances, uses, images)
A-Z  Formal and popular names of buildings and grounds used by Case and WRU, 1882-1949, and links to details (people, descriptions, events, names, finances, uses, images)
The Changing Campus  Decade-by-decade description of campus growth, including maps and aerial images, 1886-2003
Compendium  Sources for buildings information
Recollections Explore the places that have shaped Case Western Reserve University
The University's Corner  Changing uses of the southwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road, 1882-2004



Campaigning at Case  Campus campaign activities during U.S. Presidential Elections, 1892-2000
Commencement Commencement collection in Digital Case featuring audio recordings, images, invitations, programs, and speeches
Federation  The formation of Case Western Reserve University from Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University
180 Events From 180 Years  Sample of University people, traditions, programs, and milestones, 1826-2006
Archives Month  October is Archives Month. Each year has a theme to raise awareness of archival institutions, and to highlight the contributions these institutions make to society.
Hudson Relay  Celebrating the centennial of the Hudson Relay (1910-2010).
Recollections Explore the traditions, programs, and milestones that have shaped Case Western Reserve University
400 Events in CWRU History Review 400 events in CWRU history in 140 characters or less at #cwruhistory.



Corporations  Legal entities governing the University, 1826-2004: names, dates, mergers and acquisitions
Schools  Schools and colleges, 1826-2004: names, dates, mergers and separations



Coaches  Varsity head coaches, 1880-2000; schools, sports, seasons, career records, portraits
Our Presidents  Presidents of WRU, Case, and CWRU, 1830-2007: bios, pictures, milestones
CWRU's Pioneering Women  First women students, faculty, deans, graduates, honorees, trustees, and organizations that supported women's education
Recollections Discover the people that have shaped Case Western Reserve University.



Seals, Coats of Arms, Heraldic Banners  Images, symbolism, usage, 1826-2004
Mascots  Images, dates in use, selection process, 1921-2004


University Life

Dormitory Life  Digital scrapbook of student dormitory life, 1880s-1990s
Recollections Explore the people, traditions, programs, and milestones that have shaped Case Western Reserve University
The University Downtown  Images and information about the University's downtown presence, 1843-1954



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questions or comments? please contact archives@case.edu

Collections FAQ

Why isn't the book on the shelf?
Find out where a book is before you go to the shelf. Search the Case Catalog to see what it says like
- "Check Shelves" (look on the shelves, find it, & check it out);
- "Just Checked In" (ask staff for help, it's nearby, but too soon to be back on the shelves yet);
- "Off Campus" (out at an OhioLINK school);
- "Due mm/dd/yyyy" (it’s checked out until that date.) 
Tip: If it is not available, order an OhioLINK copy
Can I return books to a different Library?

Return Case or OhioLINK items to any Case library, yes. Case libraries have different hours, so your book might not get checked in on the day you return it if you use a bookdrop.

Return the CPL@Case-KSL books only to KSL, so the collection is here for you & others. Case libraries are not responsible for returning other local libraries’ books. Returning public library books here will not check them off of your account at those libraries.

What does "Check Shelves" mean?
"Check Shelves" means it is supposed to be on the shelf. If it isn’t there, double-check what the Case Catalog currently says to make sure that nobody else has checked it out or has kept it out too long.
How long does reshelving take?
The times are different, depending on what is being reshelved and what time of semester it is. KSL goal: to reshelve journals within 24 weekday hours, reshelve books within 48 hours. During peak times (end of semester) the time can be longer. Ask staff at the Main Service Desk for help.
How do I reserve a book?
Books are on the shelves for anyone who needs them, and are not reserved for individual use. If our book is checked out, order a copy from the OhioLINK.
Where are the UL Storage Stacks?
KSL has a university center half a mile from KSL, where lesser used or brittle books are kept, and the catalog search screen will display "UL Storage." You can visit the Center during daytime hours, or use an online request form to bring back the item to KSL. The center is now called RRCC (Retrospective Research Collections Center.)
Can I get a book or video on a specific date?
Yes, Case faculty, staff, & students can find out more details and use a convenient online request form for Book a Video or DVD  (KSL’s other collections are available only on a first-come basis for everyone, and cannot be booked ahead of time.)
What does a Book on Order mean? When will it get here?
When the catalog item displays “1 copy ordered for (library name)” the item is already in the library getting the final processing labels, etc., and will soon be on the shelf! Ask staff if there are other copies avaialable in OhioLINK in the meantime, or if you have an urgent need.
What is a PIN?
Your PIN is not assigned, you choose what it is and enter it on the Case Catalog at “View Your Library Record,” following the instructions. A Case Library PIN is a Personal Identification Number that protects your information, just like your bank ATM asks for a similar security PIN.
How do I get a library account & where can I look at it?
Case faculty, staff, and students automatically have online library accounts. You can look at it on the Case Catalog under “View your library record.” Use your library account to renew items on line and keep track of what you have checked out or ordered from OhioLINK or RRCC or Iron Mountain sites. Your Case ID is your library card!

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