MS 8 YMCA (Lima, Ohio)
Minutes, correspondence, annual reports, and scrapbooks. Photographs transferred to general collection. (8 linear ft.)
MS 14 Abraham Huffman, M.D.
Account books and day books, of a Woodville, Ohio doctor, in practice with J.A. Walker. (.5 linear ft.)
MS 19 O. B. Workman (1908-1971)
Correspondence, literary manuscripts, printed material, photographs, and oral interview tapes related to the agricultural, industrial, and small town life of Paulding County, Ohio. Includes Workman family genealogy. (1.25 linear ft.)
MS 23 mf Kinsey Komedy Kompany
Scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, tickets, playbills, posters, programs, and handwritten records, of a touring theatrical family. Microfilm
MS 25 Bowling Green (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce
Minutes, correspondence, subject files, and financial records. (7 linear ft.)
MS 45 Dorothy Ringle
Family collection, including extensive material on Rolla M. Myers, the Ohio Marketing Quota Protest Association, general Myers Family material, and a small pocket diary and correspondence of Leander Coe, a corporal serving with Co.D of the 123rd O.V.I. (3.5 linear ft.)
MS 48 American National Red Cross. Sandusky County Chapter (Ohio)
Membership records, general correspondence, reports, contracts, news clippings, and printed material. Case files are closed, under confidentiality restrictions. (2.5 linear ft.)
MS 51 J. E. Hershberger
Correspondence created during period of service as Brigadier General Commanding of the Ohio Brigade of the Knights of Pythias. (.25 linear ft.)
MS 54 Community League of Sylvania (Ohio)
Minutes, correspondence, committee files, and financial data. (.5 linear ft.)
MS 57 George W. Pearson Collection
These records are associated with George Wilkerson Pearson, a reporter for the Toledo Blade from 1893 to 1920 and from 1922 to 1947, a period of fifty-two years.
MS 58 mf Ginnivan Dramatic Company
Photographs, playbills, clippings and correspondence of a touring theatrical troupe. Microfilm
MS 76 Frank Trevorrow Map Collection
Map collection, 1921-1951
U.S. Geological Survey maps, annotated with locations of locks, culverts and aqueducts of the Miami and Erie Canal. (22 maps)
MS 83 Ohio State Joint Textile Board
Minutes, correspondence, agreements, and financial records. (17.5 linear ft.)
MS 84 Once Upon a Time in Ohio
Radio scripts for a series of juvenile programs on Ohio history, co-produced by the Ohio State University Radio WOSU and the Ohio Historical Society. (4.5 linear ft.)
MS 96 Ivan "Doc" Lake Collection
Newspaper clippings, subject files, printed material, correspondence, and manuscript material related to the history of Bowling Green State University and early BGSU activities.
MS 140 mf Bowling Green Country Club (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings, including correspondence, financial reports, and club regulations. Microfilm
MS 141 mf Middle Bass Club (Middle Bass Island, Lake Erie)
Records, including ledger, guest lists, scrapbook, and material of the Toledo & Lake Erie Boating and Fishing Association. Microfilm
MS 155 mf Taylor Funeral Home
Church record books containing membership records, officers, probationers, pastoral records, class records, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and other miscellaneous records.
MS 157 Robert J. Dodge
Correspondence, personal papers, literary productions, newsclippings, and photographs focusing on Put-in-Bay, Ohio and South Bass Island, Lake Erie. (4.5 linear ft.)
MS 162 Ercoupe Owners Club
Correspondence, technical manuals, blueprints, articles, newsclippings, photographs, newsletters, audio and video tapes relating to the Ercoupe airplane. (6.5 linear ft.)
MS 171 mf Joseph C. Bowsher
Papers, 1909-1994 (scattered)
A history of the Lima Police Department and the support documents used in its writing, including a 1909 history of the department, annual police reports, yearbooks, newspaper articles, and photographs.
MS 174 YMCA (Toledo, Ohio)
Minutes, correspondence, financial and legal documents, reports, printed material photographs, maps, scrapbooks, and blueprints. Access to some confidential material is restricted. (46 linear ft.)
MS 184 John Himmelein
Correspondence, contracts, receipts, box office statements, and plays of the theatrical company "The Ideals", of a theater manager in Sandusky and Elyria, Ohio. (2.25 linear ft.)
MS 191 Soroptimist International of the Americas. Bowling Green Chapter
Minutes, correspondence, subject files, newsletters, financial records, scrapbooks, and photographs. (2.25 linear ft.)
MS 198 Supreme Forest Woodmen Circle. Oak Grove #18 (North Baltimore, Ohio)
Minutes, proceedings, constitution, correspondence, reports, and printed material. (.5 linear ft.)
MS 245 American Lung Association of Toledo
Minutes, correspondence, scrapbooks, subject files and photographs. (5 linear ft.)
MS 247 Toledo Board of Trade
Minutes, correspondence, financial and business reports, printed material, and photographs. (10 linear ft.)
MS 264 Committee for Services to Youth, Inc. (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Files include the types of youths served by Hope House, financial budgetary reviews, legal documents and discourses, board of trustee meeting minutes, correspondence, and interactions with other city departments. Included within the collection were rosters, names of volunteers, staff, and administrators, flyers, meeting minutes, and financial information based on supplies and events run by the agency.
MS 275 Findlay Garden Club (Findlay, Ohio)
Minutes, correspondence, and scrapbooks of a community garden club in Findlay. (1.5 linear ft.)
MS 297 Men's Literary Club (Sandusky, Ohio)
Minutes, club calendars, membership lists, speakers lists, and miscellaneous papers. (.5 linear ft.)
MS 305 Black Swamp Players (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Minutes, correspondence, financial reports, contracts, newsletters, clippings, and posters of local amateur theater company. (4.5 linear ft.)
MS 306 R. Serge Denisoff
Bowling Green, Ohio
Research notes and manuscripts of a BGSU faculty member, documenting several book projects on the American music industry. The collection also includes research papers by others submitted to journals Denisoff edited on sociological, musical and popular culture topics.
MS 308 Christian A. Risser (1841-1909)
Correspondence with a cousin, also named Christian, primarily about family matters, business transactions, and local events, including the Wood County, Ohio oil and gas discoveries. (.25 linear ft.)
MS 323 Northwest Ohio Volunteer Firemen Association
Proceedings, subject files, legal and financial documents, records of local organizations, as well as training material and photographs of this professional organization.
MS 332 Robinson Locke (1856-1920) Papers
Correspondence and scrapbook material documenting Locke's career primarily as a theater critic of the Toledo Blade publisher.
MS 343 Wilbur Hague Collection
Personal research material on interurban rail transportation in Northwest Ohio, including photographs, indexes, printed material, and research notebooks. Much of the information was incorporated in such publications as "The Toledo and Western Railway Company, 1900-1935", and "The Detroit, Monroe & Toledo Short Line Railway", both co-authored by Hague and Kirk F. Hise, or used in various issues of "Trolley Wire" which Hague edited after 1986.
MS 344 Sister Miriam Joseph Rauh
Consist mainly of Joseph’s published literary materials (her three books, articles, and reviews), as well as copied documents regarding the background of her father. .
MS 350 Evelyn Steidtmann (1901-2004)
Correspondence, programs, membership rosters, instruction materials documenting the social life of a Bowling Green, Ohio woman, especially emphasizing her role in teaching contract bridge in the university and off-campus community. Her work with foreign students is also documented.
MS 351 Swanton Garden Club (Swanton, Ohio)
Consists of proceedings, correspondence, and scrapbooks and scrapbook materials.
MS 373 National Alliance for Optional Parenthood
Correspondence, newsletters, and publications of a support group for non-parents.
MS 377 Phillips Family
Correspondence, educational files and scrapbooks of George A. Phillips, a Black educator; diaries kept by Myrtle Phillips, his wife; assorted family albums with genealogical information from Paulding County and Cincinnati. (4.5 linear ft.)
MS 407 mf Fort Meigs Cemetery (Perrysburg, Ohio)
Three record books of burials in the Ft. Meigs Union Cemetery.
MS 409 mf Harris Funeral Home (Columbus Grove, Ohio)
Record Books, 1924-1976.
Record books containing obituaries, military discharge and enlistment papers, death certificates, and the information that was used to write the obituaries.
MS 410 American National Red Cross. Wood County Chapter (Ohio)
Minutes, membership records, correspondence, annual reports, legal and financial documents, newsclippings, scrapbooks, and photographs. (.75 linear ft.)
MS 442 Health Planning Association of Northwest Ohio
Records consisting of bylaws, work programs, correspondence, reports, and newsletters; successor to the Hospital Planning Association of Greater Toledo. (4 linear ft.)
MS 446 mf William Henry Gorrill (1841-1874)
Correspondence, diaries, and photographs of a Wood County, Ohio lawyer who served as President of the Pacific Bridge Company. 4 rolls of microfilm.
MS 510 mf National Soccer Coaches Association of America
National association established to foster amateur soccer competition and education. See the finding aid for information about restrictions. (8 rolls of microfilm.)
MS 521 Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society (U.S.) Columbia Camp #17 (North Baltimore, Ohio)
Minutes, membership records, correspondence, financial records, and printed material. (.5 linear ft.)
MS 523 Sandusky County Cooperative Extension Office: 4-H Clubs
Membership records, subject files, reports, printed material and photographic material; some gaps in the 1930s, 1940s and 1990s.
MS 522 Noah W. Prowant (1864-1962)
Handwritten manuscripts of letters to newspapers, speeches, and autobiographical memoirs, of a Putnam County, Ohio pharmacist. (.25 linear ft.)
MS 527 mf Toledo-Lucas County Memorial Association
Minutes, constitution, audit reports, membership lists, correspondence, and programs of an organization formed to coordinate celebration of Memorial Day. Microfilm
MS 534 mf Orlo Mapes, M.D. (1859-1938)
Office ledgers, including charges and type of payment, receipts and bills for medical supplies of an Ottawa County physician. Includes ledger from 1914-1915 while serving as company physician at the Kelley's Island Lime and Transport Company. Microfilm
MS 538 Amnesty International: Bowling Green, Chapter AIUSA Group 256
The collection holds a significant amount of correspondence from, to, and within the group as well as large amount of letters on behalf of prisoners. The collection also includes membership lists, photos, brochures, meeting agendas, annual reports, grant reports, and newsletters.
MS 542 Donnal Vore Smith (1901-1989)
Incoming and outgoing correspondence during World War II from soldiers and their families to Smith, while he was President of New York State Teachers College at Cortland, N.Y. (.25 linear ft.)
MS 549 Canal Society of Ohio (Elizabeth Neidecker Papers)
Subject files and printed materials relating to activities of the Canal Society of Ohio, including tour itineraries and newsclippings discussing the history and preservation of Ohio's many canals. Printed materials include booklets about the canals as well as society newsletters and bulletins.
MS 550 Milton Hersberger (1901-1987)
Correspondence, photographs, log-books, ledgers, and printed material dealing with Hersberger and Island Air Service, a passenger and freight airline operating between Port Clinton and the Erie Islands. (3 linear ft.)
MS 571 Michael Tho. Reynolds Upholsterer & Furniture Maker
Bowling Green, Ohio
Correspondence, financial records, printed materials such as catalogs and upholstering journals, books, photographs and artifactual fabric swatches from a Bowling Green business. 24 cu. ft.
MS 577 Hawg Creek Spinners & Weavers Guild (Lima, Ohio)
Minutes, scrapbooks, and printed materials documenting the activities of a craftwork society.
MS 578 mf Fulton County Pioneer & Historical Society
Record book containing the constitution and amendments, by-laws, and minutes of the regular meetings and a narrative description about the first settlers of Fulton County, Ohio. Some pages give genealogical information on the founding members, including birth and death dates and maiden names.
MS 583 Harold Obee (1915-1989)
Bowling Green, Ohio
Research and professional papers of Dr. Harold Obee, who served as faculty member of the Department of Theater at Bowling Green State University, also directing productions at the Huron Playhouse for the University's summer theater program. The collection includes much source material regarding the development and history of community and college theaters in Ohio.
MS 603 Daniel H. McCullough (1898-1976)
Personal papers, publications, photographs, and scrapbooks of Daniel H. McCullough, a noted Toledo defense attorney. The bulk of the collection dates from 1940 to 1970, and covers cases handled by McCullough as well as his involvement in Toledo's high society. His cases included numerous gambling and pinball cases in the 1930s and 1940s and civil liberty/due process cases in the 1950s and 1960s.
MS 607 Toledo Humanist Society (Toledo, Ohio)
Minutes, correspondence, a report, financial records, and newspaper articles about the organization. Also included are subject files and printed materials relating to the Humanist movement.
MS 621 Ohio Association of Garden Clubs Region I (Northwest Ohio)
Minutes, program books, financial reports, officer lists, and correspondence of the organization as well as clipping files.
MS 642 BGSU Faculty and Student Folklore Collection
Supervised student research projects completed for BGSU folklore classes in the English and Popular Culture Departments, especially strong in interviews about aspects of folk culture in northwest Ohio, including stories, crafts, and music.
MS 658 Wallace Nutting Collector's Club
The contents cover some of the typical club activities such as the exchange of information, independent research, personal contacts and convention gatherings.
MS 663 Boltz Family Papers
Family collection from North Baltimore, Ohio, including World War II correspondence and memoirs, legal and financial documents, photographs, and printed material; collection centers around Harry Emerson Boltz, editor of the North Baltimore News. (.25 linear ft.)
MS 670 Toledo Choral Society
The Toledo Choral Society Collection consists of meeting minutes, membership lists, scrapbooks, printed materials, programs, reports, photographs, and financial documents relating to the history and functions of the society. (10.5 linear feet)
MS 672 Friends of the Parks of the Wood County Park District
Consist of minutes, membership records, letters, news clippings, brochures, newsletters, and photographs
MS 681 Feick Family
Business and financial records of Sandusky, Ohio contractors involved in such projects as the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailor's Home, and the Perry Victory Monument. Includes some family material and photographs. (1 linear ft.)
MS 682 R. S. Phillips
Correspondence, subject files, literary and printed materials, and photographs of educator R. S. Phillips. Most important items are Phillips Journal, field notes and bird observation cards made in the Findlay, Ohio, area, 1940-1993, containing weekly bird counts, while the observation cards track the bird by species.
MS 686 Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A. Wood County Barracks #71 (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Minutes, membership rosters, newsletters, and printed material. Local chapter organized in 1964 (.5 linear ft.)
MS 687 Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A. Wood County Barracks #71. Ladies Auxiliary (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Minutes, membership list, scattered correspondence, and printed material. Local chapter organized in 1965 (.25 linear ft.)
MS 699 United States. Selective Service System. Local Board No. 56 (Hancock County, Ohio) Goldie Estelle Wilch Papers
Correspondence, subject files, and printed material documenting the work of Local Board No. 56 from World War II through the Vietnam Conflict.
MS 708 Pearson Games Collection
Bowling Green, Ohio
Papers, 1982-1986, and scattered dates
Correspondence, research notes, and production drafts and final version of two games developed at BGSU, BG-opoly and BGSU Trivia.
MS 727 mf St. Vincent Medical Center. (Toledo, Ohio)
Financial records, patient account registers, marine patient registers, boarders register, orphans and domestic help register, indexes. Microfilm.
MS 731 mf Ohio Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Wood County Chapter (Wood County, Ohio)
Membership and dues records, register of officers, Klan constitution, reports, and miscellaneous printed items, covering the period from 1921 to 1942. The collection may be used only at the CAC.
MS 735 "Wild" Bill Davison Collection
Documents the life of a jazz cornetist, focusing on his public and private life between 1906 through 1989. The collection consists of over 30 linear feet of correspondence, magazines, news clippings, photographs, posters, art work, and books.
MS 741 Gish Film Theater Collection
Correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, newsclippings and other documents regarding establishment and development of the Gish Film Theater and the lives and careers of actresses Dorothy and Lillian Gish, Jean Arthur, Eva Marie Saint and Maidie Norman.
MS 757 Doyt Perry
Covers the period from 1929-1992 with emphasis on Perry's BGSU football coaching career. In this collection there are newspaper articles, photos, taped and transcribed interviews, scrapbooks, programs, football films, profiles of players, coaches and administration, correspondence, and audio and video recordings.
MS 772 Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Minutes, membership and convention files, financial and printed material, photographic and audio-visual items from this organization.
MS 817 Ohio Historic Preservation Office, Northwest Ohio District
Consists of National Register of Historic Places nomination forms and information and the project files containing correspondence, National Register nomination forms, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other printed material documenting buildings and sites of historic interest in northwest Ohio. 14 linear feet.
MS 871 History 303 World War II Interviews
Oral interviews, 2000-2001.
Consists of oral history interviews conducted by students in the History 303 (World War II) course taught at BGSU, with participants in the war. The topics ranged from their training, battle experience, attitudes, and post-war adjustment. 1.25 linear feet of recordings.
MS 934 Bowling Green Rotary Club
Consists of meeting minutes, records books, correspondence, printed material, membership lists/directories, Rotary by-laws and constitutions, and newspaper clippings/scrapbooks.
MS 944 United States Post Office Records (Upper Sandusky, Ohio)
Scattered correspondence, subject files, and printed material related to the operation of that Post Office, with the bulk of the material from 1901 until 1936.
MS 977 Junto Club (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Proceedings, membership, constitutions, correspondence, papers, and photographs of a community-university social organization.
MS 978 mf American Railroad Steam Locomotives Nickel Plate Road (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York)
Blueprints, drawings and tracings, 1934-1958. A full inventory is located on the microfilm reels.
MS 1013 Nicholas Vass (1910-1971)
Diaries of the daily life of a patient in long-term care at Maumee Valley Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.
MS 1031 Chidester-Baldwin
Financial records of Bowling Green attorney and businessman Frank A. Baldwin and the related Chidester & Company dry goods store, highlighting the economic growth of northwest Ohio during the gas and oil boom era of the late 19th and early 20th century. 9 linear feet.
MS 1045 William Insull
Bowling Green, Ohio
Photographic albums, printed material, and reports of the Western Division Manager of the Northeastern Public Service Corporation, including views of the community and utility properties in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Arkansas.
MS 1086 Cla-Zel Theatre Project
Bowling Green, Ohio
Correspondence, financial records, reports, news clippings, and other information regarding the efforts of a local organization to preserve a motion picture theater.
MS 1103 Northwest Ohio Local Government Records Office
Bowling Green, Ohio
Office files, donation records, and printed material. Files may contain correspondence, certificates of disposal and retention record schedules for the 19 Northwest Ohio counties, and includes a microfilm logbook.
MS 1110 Dr. Thomas M. Lea Dental Practice Collection
Bowling Green, Ohio
Patient registers and financial records of a Bowling Green dentist practicing during the early years of the twentieth century.
MS 1116 Young-Furst Collection
Papers, 1916-1924, 1942, 1960s
Photos from the Lima News printers and the International Typographical Union Local 296. Sandusky photos include a variety of Lake Erie scenes. Other photograph series depict camp life of U.S. soldiers stationed in Europe during WW I. Artifacts and books documenting Furst's career as a marine engineer on the Great Lakes.
MS 1118 mf Fairview Cemetery
Galion, Crawford County, Ohio
Burial records, including transfer records from Union Green Cemetery.
MS 1132 Bridges-Vass Family Collection
Wood County, Ohio
Correspondence, diaries, financial records, photographs and printed material from a Wood County farm family.
MS 1139 Wheeled Meals, Inc.
Bowling Green, Ohio
Includes history, minutes, bylaws, subject files, financial records, and annual reports of an all volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is the home delivery of meals to the disabled, aged and ill.
MS 1140 Association for Children for Enforcement of Support (ACES)
Records of a local and national organization devoted to supporting the enforcement of child support court orders. The collection includes minutes, correspondence, subject files, reports, scrapbook materials, printed material, photographs and videos of the organization and its work.
MS 1143 f Ottawa County, Ohio Map Collection
Maps, ca. 1840-1900
Includes hand-drawn maps used by the Ottawa County Auditor, showing acreage and names of owners, some physical features such as marshes, bogs, sandbars, and streams. Other administrative maps such as school districts and ditch plats and profiles are also included.
MS 1157 Wood County Hospital Guild
Includes news clippings, photographs, meeting minutes, financial reports, volunteer lists, work schedules, guidelines for individual programs within the guild, newsletters, and volunteer award information.
MS 1166 Municipal/County Historical Records Survey (Ohio)
Municipal and County archives inventories for Northwest Ohio, 1936-1940
Forms, handwritten inventories, and historical sketches, culled from both municipal and county sources, including information on local administration of WPA projects. 10 linear feet.
MS 1177 OhiOntario International Friendship Games Collection
Minutes, correspondence, officer and planning information, financial documents, photographs, and artifacts documenting the organization and proceedings of the OhiOntario International Friendship Games held in Bowling Green, Ohio and St. Thomas, Ontario.
MMS 1243 mf Charles Bach Murder Trial
Includes Bills of Exception (including stenographer's transcript) and correspondence. 1 roll of microfilm.
MMS 1646 mf Richard Blinn Diary
Travel diary documenting trip of Richard Foote Blinn (1842-1873), with his wife Clara (1845-1868) and son Willie, from Perrysburg, Ohio to Sand Creek, Colorado along the Santa Fe Trail in 1868. There are some additional entries describing the search by Richard for Clara after she was kidnapped by Indians and her later death at Washita after the battle there in November 1868. Transcript available online.
MMS 1682 f United States. Bucyrus Land Office
Register of Sales, 1829-1842.
Record book of public land sales, arranged by certificate number and date of sale. Includes name of purchaser, quantity of acres and surveying location, purchase price, and residence of purchaser.
MMS 1769 Patient of Toledo State Hospital
Recollections of the life of a man recorded while he was hospitalized in the Toledo State Hospital. Topics include childhood stories, army service of his father and brother during the Civil War (including stories of imprisonment in Andersonville), daily life of laboring men, as well as his hospitalization for psychiatric problems. Transcripts available online.
MMS 1768 f Lincoln, Nettie Willard
MMS 1784 Gramm-Bernstein Motor Truck Company (Lima, Ohio)
Photographic material 1908-1940.
Photographs, with photocopies of supporting newspaper articles, related to the Liberty truck produced by the Gramm-Bernstein Motor Truck Company during World War I, and biographical information on Carl J. Bigelow, who worked as chassis superintendent for the company.