MS 404 - Edward A. DeAngelo Collection
|Title||MS 404 - Edward A. DeAngelo Collection|
The Edward A. DeAngelo Collection dates from 1931 to 1977. The collection documents his terms as City Council member and Safety Director, Toledo, Ohio. Included in the collection are scrapbooks, police files, photographs, personal correspondence, and a few personal items.
This collection was donated to the Center for Archival Collections in October 1986 with the cooperation of Mr. DeAngelo's daughter, Mrs. Delores Schultz. No restrictions exist on the research use of this collection, and duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and scholarly research. The collection was processed and register drafted by Lisa Priolisi in April 1989.
Edward A. DeAngelo was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 18, 1895. Mr. DeAngelo worked as a fireman on the Hocking Valley Railroad, and then enrolled as a summer student at the Chicago Museum of Fine Arts. In 1917 he joined the Thomas Cusack Company where he worked as an outdoor advertiser and commercial artist. He started the DeAngelo sign Company in 1927, and operated it until 1959. He married Carrie Walton in 1917. They had two sons who both died at birth, and one daughter.
Edward DeAngelo was first elected to City Council, from the 9th Ward, in 1933. While in office he was instrumental in establishing the city manager form of government. He left the City Council in 1939 when he was appointed Safety Director, and immediately worked to eliminate major gambling rings from Toledo. He resigned in 1945, was reappointed in 1947, and resigned again in 1952.
An avid sportsman, Mr. DeAngelo was a member of the Rockwell Springs Trout Club, and a former member of several others. He was the governor of The Quiet Birdmen Aviation Club, and also enjoyed sailing and racing horses. His love of sport prompted him to promote legislation to establish wildlife preserves. He died April 8, 1979.
|Scope and Content|
The main focus of the Edward A. DeAngelo Collection concerns the investigation into racketeering and gambling by organized crime in Toledo. Newspaper clippings and scrapbooks covering the investigations during his two terms as Safety Director from 1939-1945 and 1947-1952 make up the bulk of the collection.
Also included in the collection are scrapbook covering his political campaigns, the Toledo fire department, police and inspection division information, and Toledo labor problems.
The collection also includes family photographs, personal items, and many photographs of the DeAngelo Sign Company, of which he operated for 32 years.
DEANGELO SIGN COMPANY