Collections

BGSU Archives

The CAC is responsible for the care and preservation of BGSU records deemed to be of permanent administrative and historical value. These records include information on administrative, business, and academic matters; faculty and student organizations; many university publications, including the BG News and the Key yearbook, and photograph holdings.

Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

The main purpose of the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes (HCGL) is to collect, preserve, and make available, historical materials documenting the Great Lakes region and connecting waterways. The HCGL consists of manuscript and archival materials (more than 2,000 linear feet and approximately 450 collections); books, pamphlets, and periodicals; marine architectural drawings, maps, and charts; and photographs.

Local Government Records

The Center for Archival Collections, in cooperation with the Ohio Historical Society, is the official repository and archives for historical local government records for a 19-county area in northwestern Ohio.

Manuscript Collections

Manuscript collections document the cultural, political, social, and economic growth of northwest Ohio. Manuscript holdings include the records of churches, labor unions, businesses, social and welfare agencies, women's organizations, papers of private individuals and public officials, photographs, pamphlets, and federal census records.

National Student Affairs Archives

The National Student Affairs Archives (NSAA) comprises the institutional papers of numerous national, regional, and state (Ohio/Michigan) professional associations, the private collections of individuals who have been extremely active in the field, and a cataloged library of books and pamphlets. This national collection is open to all researchers interested in the field of higher education and student affairs.

Historical Newspapers

The Historical Newspapers collection includes back issues of local papers from all over Northwest Ohio.

Rare Books & Special Collections

The mission of the Rare Books and Special Collections Division of Bowling Green State University, University Libraries is to collect, preserve, and make accessible to researchers rare, unique, or valuable materials. The collection is intended to support the research and curriculum needs of BGSU’s students and faculty.  Visiting scholars and the general public are also encouraged to use the collection for research or exploration.