John D. Rockefeller Documentaries

Documentary #1

The History of Oil

Decent overview of the History of Oil which offers context for the world of John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil Company. Parts 1, 2 and 3 covers and pre Standard Oil period, the creation of Standard Oil and the period of greatest dominance. Parts 4 and 5 involve more recent periods, after the break up of the Standard Oil Trust

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Howard Metzenbaum Courthouse Documentary

Documentary about Howard M. Metzenbaum US Courthouse, one of the cornerstones of “The Group Plan”

Includes a nice history of the origins of “The Group Plan”

From the video: “Opened 1910, this historical building housed the U.S. Post Office, District Court, and Circuit Court. The building was originally known as the Old Federal Building and Post Office.”

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1948 Cleveland Indians Documentaries

  1. Bill Veeck Documentary

Exerpt from “Veeck – A Man for Any Season” produced in 1985

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2. Satchel Paige – a Short Video

Promotional video for “Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend” a book by Larry Tye

A short overview of Satchel Paige, one of the heroes of the 1948 Cleveland Indians

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3. Alone in the Shadows: The Triumph of Larry Doby

A National History Day documentary by Gabe Pincus, Jacob Hutt, and Adam Ratner about the struggles Larry Doby overcame as the second African-American Major League Baseball player. Placed 1st in Ohio and 14th at Nationals.

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“A History of Roman Catholicism in Cleveland, Ohio”, a Lecture by Dr. John J. Grabowski (Video)

“A History of Roman Catholicism in Cleveland, Ohio”, a Lecture by Dr. John J. Grabowski (Video)

“Diverse But Catholic-Immigration and Roman Catholicism in Cleveland”

A lecture by Dr. John J. Grabowski,

Thursday October 30, 2014 at 7:30pm at John Carroll University

Dr. John Grabowski takes us through the creation of Roman Catholic Cleveland during the tumultuous 19th Century as the various ethnic communities of Northeast Ohio were created. It’s the foundation upon which today’s Cleveland was built. A must see for anyone who wants to understand 20th Century Cleveland.

Dr. John J. Grabowski is the Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor in Applied History at Case Western Reserve University

Cosponsored by John Carroll Institute of Catholic Studies and Teaching Cleveland Digital

“The State of the Great Lakes” Chris Korleski at Cleveland City Club 7.11.14

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Chris Korleski is director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO). GLNPO coordinates U.S. efforts in implementing the goals and objectives of the Canada – U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, working under the strategic framework of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Before coming to GLNPO, Korleski was director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. He also served as counsel to Honda of America Mfg. Inc. in Marysville, Ohio, and was an assistant attorney general in the Ohio Attorney General’s Environmental Enforcement Section. Korleski earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from The Ohio State University College of Agriculture, and a master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Nebraska. He received his law degree from The Ohio State University. Tickets: $18 members/$30 nonmembers

David Abbott Talks on “Regionalism” at Cleveland City Club 4.25.14 (Video)

David Abbott, Executive Director, The George Gund Foundation discusses the importance of regionalism within northeast Ohio and Cleveland, noting the importance of keeping young people in the region and promoting inclusion and diversity to prosper more than the regions that don’t. He says that Cleveland must focus on the future more than reflecting on past glories in order to compete as a region

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