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Center for Archival Collections

The Center for Archival Collections is an archives and manuscripts repository within University Libraries at Bowling Green State University. Our collection strengths include our manuscript collections, the Historical Collection of the Great Lakes, our Rare Books & Special Collections, and the National Student Affairs Archive. We are also the home of the BGSU University Archives, and house local records from the nineteen counties of Northwest Ohio. Our collections can be used for scholarly, political, and family and genealogical resesarch, and we welcome BGSU students and faculty, local residents, and scholars from around the world!

There are three main ways to search our materials: search the BGSU catalog, browse or search our finding aids, or search our site. More helpful links are listed below. If you still do not find what you are looking for, ask us! Feel free to call, email, or "Ask An Archivist!"

SEARCH THE CATALOG


ADVANCED SEARCH

FOR STUDENTS

FOR FACULTY

For more information regarding arranging for a class presentation, creating a class webpage, or putting materials on reserve, click on the link below.

FACULTY SERVICES

FOR BGSU COMMUNITY

We have digitized all issues of the BG News, from 1920 to the present, and they are available in ScholarWorks.

BG NEWS

We have digitized all of the Key yearbooks, from 1918 to the present, and they are available in ScholarWorks.

KEY YEARBOOKS

Indexes

Search the BG News Index. From 1920 - present.

BG NEWS INDEX

These indexes record soldiers' correspondence printed in Northwest Ohio newspapers during World War I.

WWI Newspaper Index

This index records soldiers' correspondence printed in Northwest Ohio newspapers during the Civil War.

CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER INDEX

DATABASES

Genealogy

Advice and tips for beginners can be found here.

HOW-TO: GENEALOGY
TIPS

In cooperation with the Ohio Historical Society, the CAC is the official repository and archives for local government records for a 19-county area in northwestern Ohio. More information can be found in our research guide.

RESEARCH GUIDE

Search the Ohio Obituary Index to find out where obituaries are located.

OHIO OBITUARY INDEX

If you cannot find what you need at the CAC, here is a list of other repositories in the state of Ohio.

ohio libaries & archives