Crooked River: Exploring Social and Urban History is a publication of the Social History and the City Program of the Department of History, the College of Arts and Sciences at Cleveland State University. We intend this journal to be acessible to all those interested in the social history of Cleveland and its environs. On occasion we will also publish material of general interest focusing on areas beyond the Cleveland region.

We plan on this being an unusual journal in that we wish to encourage the partipation of all who share our passion for the history of this region - its people, its institutions, its values and its past. We do not intend to be a traditional scholarly journal. We will publish material which has broad appeal. Issues will appear as material is ready and each issue remains a work in progress with new material being added as appropriate.

We encourage our readers to submit contributions and comments on the work published. Our commitment to social history includes a commitment to encourage our fellow citizens to participate in writing their own history.

This journal is part of a much larger process. It is linked to an achive, the Ohio Local History Archive (OLHA), which is under construction -- a process which we see as neverending and to a Educator's Resource Library (ERL) which will contain material useful in the classroom. The three interconnected parts of this project include:

Complementing these three are special programs:

This site will also serve as a clearing house for other community historical groups.

This site is a part of the Social History and the City Project of the Department of History, Cleveland State University , Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
It was designed by Dr. Donald Ramos. Comments should be directed to site webmaster at
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