Garfield Heights Historical Society

Garfield Heights, Ohio

Our Library

The following collections are in our Library:

The Garfield Heights Leader - newspaper archive

Yearbooks - from Garfield Heights High School

"The Garfield Heights Historical Society & Museum is looking for additional copies
 of the Garfield Heights High School Yearbooks.  They date from 1931 to present and are available for research.  
If you have a copy that you would be willing to donate, please call our Museum at 216-475-3050
 and leave a message, or stop in Saturday afternoons between 1:00 and 4:00
  Thank You!"
Also, we have duplicate copies of some years which we offer for sale for $5.00 each


We now have copies of the Garfield Heights Leader from 1946 thru 1998 on Flash Drives for sale and on our computer for viewing


Video Cassette VHS Files of Interviews:


Neil Bowler, former Mayor of Garfield Heights

November 24, 1986                                                                             2 copies


Clarence Waltz

May 21, 1987                                                                                      2 copies


Alfred Vapenik, former Finance Director of Garfield Heights

Interviewed by Norm Braun

April 20, 1998                                                                                      4 copies


Scott Meemans

October 16, 1990                                                                                2 copies


Retired G.H. High School Teachers’ Discussion

April 23, 1990                                                                                      3 copies


Dr. James Harper, former School Superintendent

March 10, 1992                                                                                   2 copies


World War II Interviews

--John Kaminski, Gene Niess, Cecil Rebic, Carl Gorman,

   Norm Braun, John J. Burn

June 5, 2004                                                                                        2 copies


Phyllis Hummel, retired educator

1989                                                                                                    3 copies


James Wm Chalker of Garretsville by L. Troyer                                 

November 3, 1986


Display at Antenucci Home, 5387 E. 111 with Tom Beres

1981-1987 Alfred Antenucci, National Hero in the attempted

assassination of President Ronald Reagan

Maria Antenucci Interview Channel 3



Tour of three floors of the G. H. Historical Museum narrated by

Norm Braun, Gene Niess, Loria Lenarduzzi and Maria Antenucci

July, 2008 (each floor on separate DVD disk)                                      2 copies ea                                                                                             

Al Butterfield relating story of his uncle WWII hero Wm. Reese

November 22, 2008                                                                            2 copies

Audio Cassette File for VCR:

Audio Cassette File for VCR:


Knuth – Kyoto Award – Gold Medal Award for Math

Visit to Japan                                                                                       3 tapes


Norman “Bud” Rahe (1990-1994)

Oral G. H. History (various subjects)                                                 12 tapes


Norma Kopper – G.H. History – 1985


Clarence Waltz – G.H. History – March 19, 1985                               2 copies


Lillian Peters of Peter’s Bakery – Oct. 7, 1985                                    2 copies


Various Narrators – Lolly Trolley at Home Days Tour G.H.

August 8, 1996 Tapes A & B                                                              2 tapes


Dr. Marsalek discusses Old Brooklyn -- June 9, 1988

  Zverina – Log House – September 4, 1989                                       2 copies

                                     Date ?                                                         2 copies

                 Signers of Declaration of Independence Date?                   2 copies

                  River Cruise – August 10, 1989


Greg Paine – “This Is Cleveland” slide lecture -- Sept. 8, 1989


Sam Lane – A Summit County Sheriff 1892 – March 31, 1989


Garfield Heights Metro Park Dedication with Lou Tsipis and

Mayor Thomas Longo -- July 28, 1986


Ohio Canal History – July 30,1989


Rose Weed’s Funeral – February 28, 1997                                        2 copies


Lou Horvath audio taping Norm Braun interviewing Ruth Marzec

Date ?


Mayor T. Longo’s Inaugural Speech – November, 1993


Christmas Lighting and Music – November, 1993


Dedication of G. H. Civic Center – December 2, 1990


James A. Garfield – October 20, 1991


Bill Schirmer Musical Rendition “The Prophet” various songs

Date ?

Video (VHS) of Special Events


Swearing-In of Mayor Thomas Longo and Tree Lighting – 1993

Tour of Fire Station on McCracken Road & Turney,-- 1994

Lighting Ceremony – 1995                                                                one video


G. H. Little Theater production of Camelot, Acts I and II.


G. H. Swearing-in Ceremony – 1994


G. H. Roosevelt Community Center Discussion of Black History

In Garfield Heights – November 15, 1991                                        2 copies


WKYC-TV “Today at Sunrise” – G.H. Historical Museum featured

October 20, 1999


Ground Breaking Ceremony of new G. H. Civic Center

March 29, 1989


G. H. Home Days 1996                                                                   2 copies


G. H. Tree Lighting Ceremony – 1996


G. H. Historic Marker “German Corners”

October 14, 2002


G. H. Class of  1937 and 1942

Garfield:  A Place in History (59 minutes)


Genealogy Seminar by Norm Braun 2007


C-Span Archives “Life Portrait of James Garfield”

February 8, 2000


Garfield Park Clean Up – November, 1986

G. H. Christmas Parade

G. H. Skating Program

Space Cable on Garfield Heights (4-1/2 minutes) – July, 1983

Videos (VHS) Miscellaneous Topics:


South High School Hall of Fame 1996 Induction

May 22, 1996


South High Honor Roll Presentation – 1996


St. Andrew Eastern Orthodox Church in Maple Heights

August 25, 1968


Hungarian Tapes:  “Lilli Barono”

                              “Szabin Las Elrabzassa”


Punderson Lake Documentary by Lou Horvath


Maple Heights “Then and Now” M. H. Historical Society

June 27, year?