Bibliography of Darwin H. Stapleton’s Publications on University Circle, Cleveland and Ohio History


2007. “Urban Philanthropy,” in The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press), pp. 1225-1228.

c. 2005. (co-author, Kenneth W. Rose) “Rockefeller, Religion, and Philanthropy in Gilded Age Cleveland,” at (accessed 30 March 2020).

1995. “Pursuit of Mission: The Rise and Fall of Elite Nonprofit Leadership [University Circle Development Foundation in Cleveland],” Nonprofit Management & Leadership 5: 393-409.

1995. “Religion, Reform, Race (and Rockefeller): Cleveland History Viewed Through the Lens of Philanthropy,” in Gladys Haddad, ed., From All Sides: Philanthropy in the Western Reserve. Tenth Annual Western Reserve Studies Symposium (Cleveland: Case Western Reserve University), pp. 20-29.

1993. “The Faustian Dilemmas of Funded Research at Case Institute and Western Reserve, 1945-1965,” Science, Technology & Human Values 19: 303-314.

1992. “The Flexner Report, Rockefeller Philanthropy, and the Western Reserve University School of Medicine,” Ohio History 101: 100-113.

1990. “Baker Motor Vehicle Co.,” and “Walter C. Baker,” in George S. May, ed., The Automobile Industry, 1896-1920. Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography. (New York: Facts on File), pp. 31-35.

1990.”The Rise of Industrial Research in Cleveland, 1870-1930,” in Elizabeth Garber, ed., Beyond History of Science: Essays in Honor of Robert E. Schofield (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press), pp. 231-245.

1988. “Amasa Stone,” in Robert J. Frey, ed., Railroads in the Nineteenth Century. Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography. (New York: Facts on File), pp. 379-381.

1988. “The City Industrious: How Technology Transformed Cleveland,” in Thomas F. Campbell and Edward M. Miggins, eds., The Birth of Modern Cleveland, 1865-1930 (Cleveland: Western Reserve Historical Society; London and Toronto: Associated University Presses), pp. 71-95.

1988. “The Context of Science: The Community of Industry and Higher Education in Cleveland in the 1880s,” in Stanley Goldberg and Roger H. Stuewer, eds., The Michelson Era in American Science, 1870-1930 (New York: American Institute of Physics), pp. 13-22.

1987, 1996. “Automotive Industry,” in The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press): 57-59.  Second ed., 1996, pp. 67-70. On-line at:

1987, 1996. “Industry,” in The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1987): 547-549.  Second ed., 1996, pp. 566-68. On-line at:

1987, 1996.”Technology and Industrial Research,” in The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1987): 953-954.  Second ed., 1996, pp. 984-986. On-line at:

1972. “An Assessment of Historians’ Perspectives of Rutherford B. Hayes,” Northwest Ohio Quarterly, 44: 75-84.


Engines and Innovation: Lewis Laboratory and American Propulsion Technology, in Ohio History 102 (Summer-Autumn 1993): 144-45.

Mediating Organizations, Private Government, and Civil Society: Disinvestment Through the Preservation of Wealth in Cleveland, Ohio (1950-1990), in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 37 (March 2008): 189-91.


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