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Catalog Number 2001:5605
Object Name Documents
Title Kelleys Island History -- Kurt Boker Collection
Scope & Content The information in the binders and pamphlets is presented thematically, with titles assigned by the collector of the materials, Kurt Boker. There are 25 subject binders of collected information, ten pamphlets on various topics, 31 issues of the Firelands Pioneer, and a card file containing a "bibliographical index" of Kelleys Island residents. (Addendum: A subject binder, "A Unique 3000-Year History of the Kelley's Pond Area," was added to the collection, October 2004.) The collection also includes a set of nine blueprints of the Kelleys Island School. Additionally, more than 30 monographs covering various topics (most not directly related to Ohio history) are part of the collection.
Copies of all the subject binders, pamphlets, and records are available at both the Sandusky Library and the Kelleys Island Branch of the Sandusky Library. The originals of these documents are in archival storage at the Sandusky Library.
Catalog type Archive
Physical characteristics The bound journals of city documents and the blueprints are in poor condition and should not be handled, except under extraordinary circumstances. When handled, use of cotton gloves is required.
Dates of Creation ca. 1825 to 2001
Dates of Accumulation ca. 1945 to 2001
Creator Boker, Kurt E.
Admin/Biographical History Kurt Boker has been a resident of Kelleys Island for most of his life. For many years, he was principal and superintendent of the Kelleys Island School. He began collecting materials and documents related to the natural and social history of the island shortly after he returned from World War II military service.
Copyrights Copyright status for most items is unknown.
Collection Kelleys Island History -- Kurt Boker Collection
Finding Aids See: A History of Kelleys Island: The Kurt Boker Collection.
Language of Material English
People Boker, Kurt
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Year Range from 1825
Year Range to 2001