Center for Archival Collections

About the CAC

The CAC is an archives and manuscripts repository within University Libraries at Bowling Green State University. The primary mission of the CAC is to actively acquire, preserve, and make accessible to researchers historical materials in Northwest Ohio, University Archives, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Rare Books, Special Collections, and the National Student Affairs Archives. Emphasis is placed on local history, Great Lakes maritime history, women's history, the Civil War, education, and all aspects of the social, cultural, economic, and industrial history of northwest Ohio. We welcome scholars, local residents, and students from throughout the University, the region and the world.

Pictured here:  The 1939 Tomato Queen Festival, held in downtown Bowling Green, Ohio.  The Center for Archival Collections houses photographs and documents relating to the history of Northwest Ohio.  Photo Source: William Insull Papers (MS 1045).