Carl Joseph Memorial Library Collection

The Carl Joseph Memorial Library Collection was created with support from the Joseph Family, and an exhibit was prepared outside he Ward M. Canaday Center on the 5th floor of Carlson Library at the University of Toledo. A selection of the digitized material comes from the Philip C. Nash Papers but the photographs were provided by the Joseph family.

The complete Carl Joseph Memorial Library Collection

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Albert Joseph, oldest sister Nazema, and Carl Joseph
Photograph of Albert Joseph, oldest sister Nazema, and Carl Joseph
Carl and Albert
Photograph of Carl and Albert
Carl and girlfriend Margaret Kaufman
Photograph of Carl and girlfriend Margaret Kaufman
Carl Joseph
Photograph of Carl Joseph
Carl Joseph
Photograph of Carl Joseph
Carl Joseph
Photograph of Carl Joseph
Carl Joseph (1915-1944) Bookplate
This bookplate has been placed inside each book purchased with the funds form the Joseph Family
Carl Joseph (signed)
Photograph of Carl Joseph_ signed
Carl Joseph and Edma Joseph (his mother)
Photograph of Carl Joseph and Edma Joseph (his mother)
Carl Joseph and his father, George Joseph
Photograph of Carl Joseph and his father, George Joseph
Carl Joseph Campaign Pamphlet
Carl Joseph Campaign Pamphlet: "Please Don't Vote for Me Unless You Agree with this Program." Carl Joseph ran for Ohio state representative sometime between 1938 and 1940. This campaign pamphlet clearly outlines what he passionately stood for and believed. His platform seemed radical to many back then - and for good reason. You can see the nine platform agenda items that he ran on including complete equality of all races! This of course, is decades before the Civil Rights movement. All nine of these points are still absolutely relevant today.
Carl Joseph in uniform
Photograph of Carl Joseph in uniform
Carl Joseph, youngest sister Madeline and Albert Joseph
Photograph of Carl Joseph, youngest sister Madeline and Albert Joseph
Carl, Uncle Jed Jamra, and brother Albert Joseph
Photograph of Carl, Uncle Jed Jamra, and brother Albert Joseph
Carter's letter to Nash
Carter writes to Nash about Joseph's involvement with the Communist party, trouble school records, arrest after the Auto-Lite strike, and his record as student at the university
Gosser's letter to Carter
Labor leader Richard Gosser also addresses Carter in writing about Carl Joseph, focusing on his positive character
Handwritten letter from Joseph to Nash
Handwritten letter from Joseph to Nash, mentions the books on Italy, a furlough in London, and the hope of seeing the war end soon
Joseph Family Photograph
Photograph taken in the Joseph Family home. This photo was taken in Carl Joseph's parents' home located in, what was then, the heart of Toledo's Arab community. Front Row: Edma and George; Back Row: Richard Joseph, Evaughn, Albert, Carl, Madeline, and Nazeema.
Mrs. Hall's letter to Carter
Mrs. William E. Hall writes to Carter about Joseph's positive character.
Mrs. Hall's letter to Nash
Mrs. William E. Hall writes to Nash about Joseph who entered her English class at Waite High School and distinguished himself and his role in the Toledo [Auto-lite] strikes

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