45th Anniversary of Poe Ditch Music Festival
This digital exhibit commemorates the 45th anniversary of Bowling Green State University's Poe Ditch Music Festival, a one day event on Sunday June 1st, 1975, in the Doyt L. Perry Stadium, that attracted more than 40,000 attendees.
A Few of Our Favorite Things
For fifty years we haveCollected itemsResearchers use them, our treasuresDelight themSpecial Collections have most anythingBut here are a few of our favorite thiiiiiings
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…
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.
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…
BGSU Names of Distinction
Scattered throughout the BGSU campus are various plaques and memorials for past faculty and students. This exhibit highlights some of them. Look through the images to find out how some of the buildings on campus got their names!
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…
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…
Entwined Destinies: Elsie B. Washington, Vivian Stephens, and 40 Years of Black Voices in Romance
In February of 2020, The Browne Popular Culture Library installed the exhibit "Entwined Destinies: Elsie B. Washington, Vivian Stephens, and 40 Years of Black Voices in Romance". This is the digital version of that exhibit.
Experiencing War: A Project to Preserve and Make Accessible Oral Histories of World War II
This exhibit provides full digital access to the History 303 World War II oral histories (MS-0871). The oral histories were collected from 2000-2004 for a "History of World War II" (History 303) course taught by Drs. Walter E. Grunden and Kathren Brown in the BGSU Department of History, who assigned…
Female Representations in Political Pins 1964-2016
This digital exhibit was prepared for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote (1920) and features items in the Browne Popular Culture Library's collection relating to women in the political spotlight and explores the themes of First Ladies,…