Center for Archival Collections

The Center for Archival Collections is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the staff is working remotely, we remain committed to assisting our patrons with archival research. Staff are available to help with reference requests via email Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Archivists are also available to answer questions over chat Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.

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There are several ways to gain access to our materials: by searching the BGSU catalog, browsing or searching our finding aids, searching our website, or by searching our digitized content made available in the Digital Gallery and ScholarWorks. 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!"

The Center for Archival Collections is an archive and manuscript 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 research, and we welcome BGSU students and faculty, local residents, as well as international scholars. 

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