Center for Archival Collections

Digital Exhibits

Archival Chronicle Gallery

 Each issue of our online newsletter features photographs from our collections, selected to illustrate that issue's topic. Each recent issue also features a special Photograph Gallery on a related or an independent topic. These photographs may be drawn from the University Archives, the manuscript collections of the CAC and the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, as well as our general photograph collections. The topics of these Galleries range over the entire spectrum of life throughout two centuries of Northwest Ohio history. Browse our previous issues to see what we mean!

Historic Campus Tour & Centennial Perspectives

 Take a virtual tour of the BGSU campus through our Historic Campus Tour, including contemporary buildings as well as those from the past. Aerial views by decade are a special feature.

In preparation for Bowling Green State University's 100th Anniversary, Centennial Perspectives is a new photographic feature highlighting historical photographs and documents from our university's past. Please visit often as this feature grows.

Student Affairs History Project

The Student Affairs History Project is intended for use by those with an interest the history of the Student Affairs profession. In addition to providing assistance to researchers, the site will offer a Keepsake Gallery featuring photographs from the profession's past.

Ohio Memory Project & Black Swamp Memories

 The Ohio Memory online scrapbook is a pictorial exhibit and teaching tool.  It allows researchers and students to view documents and artifacts from Ohio's past. The Center for Archival Collections has joined with libraries and museums from around the state to contribute images of diaries, letters, and photographs from our collections. Browse or search your way through Ohio's history.  The project is sponsored by the Ohio Historical Society.

The Black Swamp Memories Digital Scrapbook Project is an online scrapbook of historical images and documents illustrating the history and development of the region of northwestern Ohio once known as the Great Black Swamp. The goal of the project is to provide a comprehensive and illustrative collection of photographs and documents that tell the story of the history of our region.  The Center for Archival Collections has contributed many images to this on-going project.

Northwest Ohio Perspectives

A new offering on our website, Northwest Ohio Perspectives will showcase our newspaper and photograph resources. Beginning with Bowling Green businesses in 1900, and Toledo recreation at mid-20th century, this feature will continue to expand. Check back often!

Northwest Ohio in the Civil War

Intended as a resource for information on the Civil War era people and military units of Northwest Ohio, this web feature will show portraits when available.