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Bobbie Sterne Papers

 Collection
Identifier: US-07-04

Scope and Content

This collection of Bobbie Sterne's professional papers includes campaign materials, Cincinnati City Council reports and studies, neighborhood documents, and correspondence.

Dates

  • 1969-2006

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Biography of Bobbie Sterne

Bobbie Sterne was born in Moran, Ohio, on November 27, 1919. She attended the Akron City Hospital School of Nursing, and also briefly studied at Akron University and the University of Cincinnati. During the Second World War, Sterne served as a First Lieutenant Army nurse with the 25th General Hospital Unit in Britain, France, and Belgium. While she was in Europe, Sterne married Dr. Eugene Sterne, an Army doctor. Together, they had two daughters.

Sterne was first elected to the Cincinnati City Council in 1971 as a Charter candidate. She served on Cincinnati City Council through 1985, and again from 1987 through 1998. Sterne became the first woman to be elected mayor in Cincinnati in 1976 and she served a second term as mayor in 1979. Sterne has been active on many committees and boards, including the Governor's Task Force on Health Care, the Attorney General's Task Force on Domestic Violence, the Citizen's Committee on Youth, the Community Chest Board of Trustees, the Board of Planned Parenthood, and the Council on Aging. Throughout her career, Sterne focused on health and social service issues, the environment, area tourism, financial management, and city planning. Sterne has received many awards for her work to help the people of Cincinnati including being named as one of Ohio's Women of the Year in 1976, and being inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame.

Sources: "Biographical Information," Box 12, Folder 1, Bobbie Sterne Papers, US-07-04, Archives and Rare Books Library, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Extent

32.5 Linear Feet

Overview

This collection of Bobbie Sterne's professional papers includes campaign materials, Cincinnati City Council reports and studies, neighborhood documents, and correspondence.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into folders by topic

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Related Material

The University of Cincinnati Archives and Rare Books Library also holds two other collections of Bobbie Sterne's papers. The accession numbers for these collections are US-04-11 and US-07-06. The finding aids for these collections can be accessed through the Archives and Rare Books website at http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/index.html or through the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository.
Title
Guide to the Bobbie Sterne Papers
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives and Rare Books Staff
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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