Center for Archival Collections
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 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…
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…
A Few of Our Favorite Things
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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…
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…
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 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.
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…