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Goodyear Donates Historic Photo Collection

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has donated a collection of some 70 years worth of company photography to the University of Akron.

The collection, valued at more than $1.1 million, features more than 83,000 photos covering 1912 to 1984. The university said the collection “provides historic, social and industrial documentation, featuring images of products, workshop and factory scenes, facilities, company events, company-sponsored celebrities and the development of the Goodyear blimp.”

"These photographs capture the rich history of Goodyear, the tire industry and the city of Akron," says Chuck Sinclair, Goodyear senior vice president of global communications. "We are pleased that through the University of Akron, they will be preserved and accessible to the public for decades to come." (Tire Review/Akron)

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