The collection serves as a scholarly resource for the museum’s staff and volunteers, as well as local, regional, national and international scholars and researchers.
The Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens’ Museum Collection, Special Collection and Archives acquires, preserves and provides access to rare and unique materials that document the life of F.A. and Gertrude Seiberling, their family, friends, business and social relationships, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, the Seiberling Rubber Company and Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the family’s estate.
Over 90% of the Museum Collection located in the Manor House is original to Stan Hywet Hall and the Seiberling family. This includes not only the furniture and decorative arts on display in the period rooms but clothing and household textiles, sports equipment, personal items and ephemera.
The Special Collections includes rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, prints, audio-visual materials, sound recordings, newspapers, journals and other research materials that are part of the Seiberling legacy. The Archives encompasses inactive records of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Inc.
Stan Hywet Hall welcomes further study of its collection and the Seiberling family. The collections database is not currently available online. If you are interested in learning more about our holdings or to make an appointment to view a specific collection item, please click here to complete the request form, or contact the Collections Department at 330-315-3226.
General Duplication Policies
The Collections Department provides duplication services for material in its collections in accordance with current United States Copyright Law. Some duplication requests may be subject to legal agreements made between Stan Hywet and an individual donor. Architectural drawings may be further protected against construction of unauthorized structures based on their specifications. Stan Hywet reserves the right to refuse a request if it is determined that the process of duplication would destroy or damage the material to be duplicated or if the request is not intended to be used for research, scholarship, preservation or educational purposes. Click here to complete the request form.
Photocopying of Materials
The Collections Department can provide on-site photocopies of material in its collections depending on the size and nature of the items. All photocopies are made by our Collections staff. A charge may be assessed for this service. Due to staffing and time constraints, the photocopying of materials may take several days. Click here to complete the request form. Requests will be filled as soon as possible.
Reproduction of Materials
The Collections Department can authorize and facilitate reproduction of certain materials such as photographs, maps and architectural drawings through a selected external vendor. Originals will be taken off site to the necessary vendor by the Collections Department staff. The patron may be required to pay any or all fees charged by the vendor. Click here to complete the request form.