Ray & Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies

The Browne Popular Culture Library is now open to researchers Monday-Friday 8-5. Feel free to visit anytime, but we recommend visiting researchers contact us ahead of your visit so we can have materials ready for you to begin research when you arrive.

If you are unable to visit the BPCL in person, please consult our Ask Us page for ways to contact us.


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(DVDs available for BGSU faculty, staff, & students with valid BGSU ID)

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The Browne Popular Culture Library (BPCL), founded in 1969, is the most comprehensive archive of its kind in the United States.  Our focus and mission is to acquire and preserve research materials on American Popular Culture (post 1876) for curricular and research use.

Our collection strengths include research materials on popular fiction, popular entertainment, and the graphic arts. As an archive, our collection does not circulate, with the exception of our DVD collection.  A large part of our collection is searchable via the library catalog and we maintain research guides and finding aids for browsing the remainder of the collection.

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