Northwest Ohio in The Great War, 1917-1919
World War I - known contemporaneously as The Great War and "the war to end all wars" - broke out in Europe in July of 1914. Prompted by the June 28, 1914 assassination in Sarajevo of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's presumed heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the war quickly spiraled into a global conflict…
Celebrating 20 Years of the Center for Women and Gender Equity
This digital exhibit features select items from the Center for Archival Collections' records for the Center for Women and Gender Equity(UA-0054), which document the establishment, evolution, and programs of theWomen's Center at Bowling Green State University.
Poster for 2009 Women’s History Month…
Native Americans in Popular Culture: Native American Heritage Month 2017
Drawn from the many different collections of the BPCL, this exhibit focuses on both positive and negative portrayals of Native Americans in popular culture. Subjects addressed include the casting of White actors in Native roles, the marketing of “savage” Indians to children, the co-opting of Native…
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Ethnic Studies: James Baldwin at BGSU, 1977-1981
2017 marked the 38th anniversary of James Baldwin’s first Visiting Professorship at Bowling Green State University. BGSU was the first American university to extend an invitation to the 20th-century artist - novelist, poet, playwright, social activist & critic - to a residency in higher…
Women's History Month 2017: Publishing Women's Voices
This exhibit scratches the surface of women creating and publishing content for other women in the 19th and 20th centuries. From Godey's Lady's Book to the zine explosion of the 1990s, women have consistently found ways to make their voices heard in a media landscape that frequently devalued their…
BGSU in the Aftermath of the Kent State Shootings
“The next ten days will tell us more about the destiny of this University than anything that has happened before,” said Bowling Green State University President William T. Jerome from the steps of Williams Hall to a crowd of over 500 students. It was May 4, 1970, just four hours after the Ohio…
Romance in Color: Pioneering African American Romance Authors
Kensington Press was the first major publisher to begin a line of African American romance novels, Arabesque, in 1994. In the more than 20 years since then, the genre has exploded, with African American authors selling millions of books and topping best seller lists around the world. The four women…
This exhibit depicts the past and present culture of the American holiday, Thanksgiving Day.
Cover of a Thanksgiving-themed postcard
BGSU Campus Tour
Welcome to the BGSU Campus Tour! This tour was designed to give a view of the growth and development of Bowling Green State University from its founding to today. Buildings are divided into categories based on their function.
Maps and aerial views are a valuable resource for studying the growth and changes on a campus over time. This exhibit features views of Bowling Green State University from the 1930s through the 1990s. Some buildings have served the university continuously since its opening day, while others have…
U.S. Presidential Visits at BGSU
This exhibit highlights the visits several U.S. Presidents have made to Bowling Green State University since the 1950s.
John F. Kennedy visiting BGSU, September 1959
Fifty Years of Jerome Library, 1967-2017
In 2017, the BGSU campus and community celebrated 50 years since the official opening of the Wm. T. Jerome Library building on November 3, 1967. To mark the occasion, we created this digital exhibit charting the history and milestones of the University Libraries.
Students in the Jerome…