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Bohn Map Collection

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Ernest J. Bohn (1901-1975) served as the first director of the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) from 1933-1968. The CMHA, now the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, is regarded as the first housing authority organized in the United States and Bohn is often referred to as "the father of public housing." This distinction is based not only on his work in Cleveland and in Ohio, but also on his prominence on the national scene, his lobbying efforts, especially for the 1937 Housing Act, and his involvement in every housing advocacy group of consequence. After his retirement, he served as a faculty member in the Department of Urban and Environmental Affairs at Case Western Reserve University. He died in Cleveland on December 15, 1975 and left his personal papers and his library to Case Western Reserve University, as a condition of his will. His generous gift included this collection of maps dealing primarily with housing and planning in Northeast Ohio.

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  • Ernest J. Bohn (1901-1975) served as the first director of the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) from 1933-1968. The CMHA, now the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, is regarded as the first housing authority organized in the United States and Bohn is often referred to as "the father of public housing." This distinction is based not only on his work in Cleveland and in Ohio, but also on his prominence on the national scene, his lobbying efforts, especially for the 1937 Housing Act, and his involvement in every housing advocacy group of consequence. After his retirement, he served as a faculty member in the Department of Urban and Environmental Affairs at Case Western Reserve University. He died in Cleveland on December 15, 1975 and left his personal papers and his library to Case Western Reserve University, as a condition of his will. His generous gift included this collection of maps dealing primarily with housing and planning in Northeast Ohio.
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  • ksl:spcboh
Identifier ksl:spcboh, http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:spcboh,
HANDLE http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:spcboh
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