Welcome to the Ingalls Library & Museum Archives!
When the first Parade the Circle began its march around Wade Oval in 1990, it was an experiment in a different kind of parade. According to the Plain Dealer’s David Sowd, reporting on June 8, 1990, Parade the Circle was conceived as a, “nontraditional,” parade, “that’s more performance art than anything else, with people-powered floats, giant puppets and ordinary folks walking around in homemade costumes that express favorite fantasies.”
The Ingalls Library contains a vast hidden collection of personal bookplates, uncataloged and unknown. These ex libris reside in the books in the library stacks, evidence of the remarkable provenance of the collection, waiting to be discovered by the curious patron.
Edd Alvah Ruggles (1880-1940), seen in the image below, worked for the Cleveland Museum of Art for 25 years, serving as museum photographer and master printer. Ruggles took many of the early photographs of the museum and its collections and was viewed as an expert in museum photography.