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Space Travel in Popular Culture
Prepared by the Browne Popular Culture Library for the 60th Anniversary of the first manned space flights; the first being aboard the Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961, piloted by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, and the second being aboard the Freedom 7 Spacecraft piloted by NASA astronaut Alan Shepard on…
The Occult & Supernatural in the Pop Culture Library
This exhibit highlights the diverse collection of materials relating to the occult and supernatural in the Browne Popular Culture Library.
The Gary Hoppenstand Collection
This exhibit highlights selections from the Gary Hoppenstand Collection in the Ray & Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies in the Jerome Library of Bowling Green State University to celebrate 40 years of donations by Gary Hoppenstand totaling more than 20,000 items including books,…
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,…
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.
Rare Book Bookplates
Charles Vere Dashwood Esq. Bookplate
Bookplates have been used for centuries by collectors to identify materials in their collections. These decorative labels are often found glued onto endpapers or inside covers. Often the design of the bookplate can tell you much about the individual who…
The 1940 Republican National Convention
Every four years, held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, the American public casts its vote for the office of President of the United States of America. Leading up to this all-important day we are inundated with numerous advertisements by potential candidates in the form of…
Northwest Ohio's Women in Rock
In March, 2020, The BGSU Libraries unveiled the Northwest Ohio Independent Culture Archive showcasing 35 years of fliers, photograpghs, and other music related ephemera from the Northwest Ohio region. Included in the archive is a wide array of performers, musical styles, and social movements. This…
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.
The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo: Celebrating the History of Northwest Ohio's Muslim Community
On May 5, 2019, the BGSU Center for Archival Collections (CAC), in partnership with the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo (ICGT), hosted a public Community Scan Day at the ICGT, to which members of the greater Toledo community were invited to bring any archival materials they may have in their…