Finding aid for the George H. and Alice A. Gott papers

George H. and Alice A. Gott papers
Hudson Library & Historical Society
Phone: 330-653-6658
Gott, George H., 1898-1986
1 boxes
Papers of George H. Gott, mayor of Hudson, Ohio, and his wife, Alice A. Gott, a teacher in Hudson, Ohio.
MS G300
The records are in English

Biography of George H. and Alice A. Gott

George H. Gott (1898-1986) was mayor of Hudson, Ohio, from 1924 to 1926. A lifelong Hudson resident, he was a graduate of Hudson High School and owner of Gott Hardware on Main Street. The business remained a prominent Hudson landmark from its establishment in 1926 until its closure in 1966. In 1948, Gott became the director of the Twinsburg Bank and was elected chairman of the board in 1968, a position he held for the next 15 years. In addition, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the First Congregational Church of Hudson. He was married to Alice A. (Stewart) Gott (1894-1977), a former Hudson school teacher. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the First Congregational Church of Hudson.

Scope and Content

The collection documents the personal and professional lives of George and Alice Gott. Alice Gott's papers include a physics notebook, an assortment of personal and professional materials kept in a loose leaf notebook, and school records while she was a teacher. George Gott's materials include some miscellaneous material, including a diploma, a mortgage deed for his parents' home, an announcement of the opening of his hardware store, an oversize 1931 calendar advertising Gott's store, and a booklet, "The first fifty years: 1912-1962" of the Twinsburg Banking Company, where Gott served as Vice President and Director. A tie and a dicky belonging to Gott are also part of this collection (located in the artifact collection). Also, his papers include three letters while mayor of Hudson.

The collection also includes photographs and postcards. Among the photographs are a Hudson school class from 1907 (perhaps picturing George Gott?) and a portrait of an unidentified female. The postcards include views of the town hall and area churches as well as a few images of Hudson resident William Branch. The collection includes some collected newspaper articles, primarily articles about the Gott family.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series: 1. Alice Gott materials 2. George H. Gott materials, and 3. Miscellaneous.

Restrictions on Use

The collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open for research.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Mayors--Ohio--Hudson--Records and correspondence.


Gott, Alice A., 1894-1977.
Gott, George H., 1898-1986.

Material Types:


Preferred Citation

[Box Number, Folder Number] George H. and Alice A. Gott papers, Hudson Library & Historical Society

Acquisition Information

The acquisition information is unknown. The collection was most likely donated by George Gott.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Carrie Nurnberger in 2009.

Detailed Description of the George H. and Alice A. Gott papers

Alice A. Gott, 1917-30

Box 1 / Folder 1
Physics notes and drawings, 1917

Box 1 / Folder 2
Loose leaf notebook, 1921-1925

Box 1 / Folder 3
School records and programs, 1924-1930

Box 1 / Folder 4
Class record books, undated

Quantity: 2 volumes

George H. Gott, 1877-1966

Clothing, undated

Location: artifact collection

Box 1 / Folder 5
Personal and professional material, 1877-1920

Location: See also oversize (Box 2)

Box 1 / Folder 6
Correspondence, 1924

Miscellaneous, 1901-1957 and undated

Box 1 / Folder 7
Newspaper articles, 1901, 1966, and undated

Box 1 / Folder 8
Photographs and postcards, 1907 and undated