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UA 002J - Office of the President (Carol A. Cartwright) Records, 1970-2008 (bulk 1990s-2000s)

Dr. Carol A. Cartwright was the first woman to take a presidential role at Bowling Green State University. She was named the president of BGSU Jan. 6, 2009, after serving as interim president since July 2008.  She retired as Bowling Green State University's president in June 2011.

During her term in office, BGSU embarked on one of the largest building campaigns in its history including construction of the Wolfe Center for the Arts.


Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. Materials found in this collection may be duplicated in other University Archives collections including overlaps between this collection and the collections of President Ribeau and President Mazey. Access to confidential information is restricted.


UA 136 - Ethnic Cultural Arts Program (ECAP) Records, 1991-2016

Records of the Ethnic Cultural Arts Program (ECAP) of Bowling Green State University documenting the history of the organization and the variety of projects that have been funded by it.

Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. Materials found in this collection may be duplicated in other University Archives collections. Access to confidential information is restricted.


UA 002 I - Office of the President (Sidney A. Ribeau) Records

Dr. Sidney A. Ribeau accepted the presidency of Bowling Green State University in 1995. During his 13-year term as the university's ninth president, Dr. Ribeau initiated a number of new programs at BGSU in an effort to have the university adopt a values-centered mission. His goal was to produce graduates who were culturally literate, technologically sophisticated and productive citizens prepared to lead.

One such program designed to meet this need was the President’s Leadership Academy. This program was designed to strengthen the leadership skills of select students through mentoring and co-curricular activities. Another program, the BGeXperience, integrates values education, critical thinking, character development, and civic values while helping students make the transition from high school to a university setting. During his term Dr. Ribeau made BGeXperience courses mandatory for all incoming freshmen.

Dr. Ribeau strongly believed in collaboration and cooperation between universities and their communities. This kind of thinking greatly helped to increase operational and cost efficiencies. The Partnerships for Community Action, formed under Dr. Ribeau’s leadership, underwrote programs initiated by faculty, students, and community groups who came together to achieve a common educational goal or provided a special service to those in need. He also began the Building Dreams Campaign (2002-2009), raising $120 million in private support for scholarships, endowed chairs, capital improvements, and academic programs.

Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. Materials found in this collection may be duplicated in other University Archives collections including overlaps between this collection and the collections of President Olscamp and President Cartwright.  Access to confidential information is restricted.


UA 002G - Office of the President (Hollis A. Moore Jr.) Records, 1941-1985

The appointment of Hollis A. Moore to the office of President of Bowling Green State University came about after a seven month search begun prior to President William Jerome leaving BGSU.  His appointment as president was announced on May 13, 1970 and came at a critical time in BGSU's history: the shootings at Kent State had occurred just nine days earlier.  Dr. Moore, whose term began in July 1970, rose to the occasion and brought a sense of stability to BGSU during chaotic times.  He was well liked by both faculty and students.  It was his overwhelming sense of fairness that earned that respect.

Under Dr. Moore's leadership, BGSU made many advances academically, which were also reflected in the university's administrative structure.  In 1973, Moore oversaw the creation of the College of Health and Community Services, the first new college at BGSU in 38 years. In 1975, the School of Music became the College of Musical Arts and the School of Speech and Communication was formed. The School of Technology and the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation were formed in 1978 and 1979, respectively. During Moore's administration, doctoral programs in mathematics and history were also established. In 1978 Dr. Moore received Austria’s Gold Medallion, one of the highest academic honors in Austria, marking the 10th anniversary of exchange between BGSU and the University of Salzburg.

The 1970s brought other changes to BGSU. Enrollment increased to 15,000 during Moore's term. With changes in the national economy and in state funding for higher education, Moore worked to increase private funding for the university. This funding reached its peak in 1980 at $2 million. Moore also oversaw the construction of three new buildings on campus: the Mileti Alumni Center (completed in 1976), the Student Recreation Center and the Musical Arts Center (both completed in 1979). The total cost of these construction projects was nearly $16 million.  The Musical Arts Center was dedicated as the Moore Musical Arts Center on May 8, 1981 in honor of Dr. Moore and his wife.

Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. Materials found in this collection may be duplicated in other University Archives collections including overlaps between this collection and the collections of President Jerome and President Olscamp. Access to confidential information is restricted.


MS 1223 Janet Parks women's sports collection

The Janet Parks women’s sports collection primarily comprises several individual donations made to the Center for Archival Collections by Dr. Janet Parks beginning in the early 2000s, with additions continuing to be made on an intermittent basis. The collection includes Dr. Parks’s professional and scholarly papers, materials collected by Dr. Parks over the course of her teaching, research, and coaching career at Bowling Green State University and subsequent retirement, and materials collected by the BGSU Athletic Department and later transferred to the CAC with the assistance of Dr. Parks.

The collection was processed and the finding aid was prepared by Jordan Del Allen, graduate student in the BGSU School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies, during the 2016-2017 academic year under generous funding provided by Dr. Parks. The collection was further processed and the finding aid was revised by Nick Pavlik, Curator of Manuscripts, during the fall 2017 semester.

No known restrictions on access exist for the collection, and no restrictions have been placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing necessary copyright permission when using all unpublished and published materials found in this collection.


GLMS 96 - Harry K. Goodman Collection

This .33 cubic foot collection was donated to the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes in May 2017. Literary and property rights were dedicated to the public. Reproduction is permitted for purposes of conservation and research. The collections was processed and the finding aid created by Mark Sprang in November 2017.


GLMS 39 - Bruce A. Terry Collection

The 1 cubic foot of material in this collection was donated to the HCGL by the Benzie Area Historical Museum of Benzonia, Michigan in 2006. Literary and property rights were donated to the public. Photocopying is permitted for purposes of conservation and research.


GLMS 124 - U.S. Customs Service (Muskegon, Michigan)

The original volumes were loaned to Bowling Green State University for microfilming in 1982 by the US Coast Guard 9th District Commander, Rear Admiral James S. Gracey. The original volumes are housed in the Chicago branch of the National Archives.
Copyright has been dedicated to the public and duplication from the microfilm is permitted for research purposes.


GLMS 116 - U.S. Customs Service (Cleveland, Ohio)

The original volumes from which the ten rolls of microfilm in this collection were made were loaned to Bowling Green State University in 1982 by the US Coast Guard 9th District Commander, Rear Admiral James S. Gracey. The original volumes are housed in the Chicago branch of the National Archives. Copyright has been dedicated to the public and duplication from the microfilm is permitted for research purposes.


UA 135 - Athletics Department Films, 1930s-1988 (gaps)

Film footage of the BGSU football and men's basketball teams.

This collection contains just those games for which the film has already been digitized.  The University Archives wishes to thank Graham Warger for his work on digitizing these materials.

More films are available at the University Archives but the Archives does not have the equipment to digitize them.  Should there be interest in a non-digitized film, the cost for digitization will be the responsibility of the requestor.  Copies of digitized films are available for the cost of $10/DVD.  Please contact the Assistant University Archivist if interested in obtaining a copy of a film or to see if footage for a game is available.

Additional digitized film footage is available (including of the women's basketball team) and can be found by searching for either "football" or "basketball" in the Center for Archival Collections catalog.



UA 026 - Athletics Department Records, 1915-2010

Records documenting intercollegiate sports at Bowling Green State University obtained from the Department of Athletics. 

Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. Materials found in this collection may be duplicated in other University Archives collections and holdings. Access to confidential information is restricted.

Additional BGSU athletics materials may be found in the Sports Press Guides and Programs collection, as well as in coach and faculty papers included in the Center for Archival Collections manuscript collections, including the Mel Brodt Collection, Jack Vivian Photograph Collection, Doyt Perry Collection, Don Cunningham Papers, Sue Hager Papers, Bruce Bellard Papers, Charles E. Perry Collection, Women's Basketball Legacy collection, and Sports History Notebooks.   



UA 133 - Student Money Management Services Records, 2007-2009

Records documenting the early work of Student Money Management Services.

This collection was transferred to the University Archives ca. 2014/2015. It was processed by Eric Honneffer.

Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. Materials found in this collection may be duplicated in other University Archives collections and holdings. Access to confidential information is restricted.


UA 131 - Vision Records, 1998-2017

Records documenting the work of LGBT organization Vision from 1998-2017.

This collection was donated to the University Archives in September 2017 by the historian of Vision. It was processed by Eric Honneffer.

Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. Materials found in this collection may be duplicated in other University Archives collections and holdings. Access to confidential information is restricted.


GLMS 115 - U.S. Customs Service (Toledo, Ohio)

The original volumes from which the six rolls of microfilm in this collection were made were loaned to Bowling Green State University in 1982 by the US Coast Guard 9th District Commander, Rear Admiral James S. Gracey. The original volumes are housed in the Chicago branch of the National Archives.  Copyright has been dedicated to the public and duplication from the microfilm is permitted for research purposes.


GLMS 106 - Jeff Clark Hulett Unloader Collection

The 8.5 cubic feet of material in this collection was donated to the HCGL by Jeff Clark of Parma, Ohio in separate transfers in 1996, 1999, 2001, and 2005. Literary and property rights were donated to the public. Photocopying is permitted for purposes of conservation and research. The collection was processed in April 1997 by Mark J. Barnes and additions in May 2014 by Joe Lueck.


UA 127 - University Archives Vertical Files

The Vertical Files collection complements the Publications collection (UA 117) and UA Photographs collection (UA 114). As a group, these three collections provide broad ranging information about the history of BGSU, its built environment, and some of the people who have spent time on its campus.


MS 254 - Engels and Krudwig Winery records

From 1863 to 1959, the Engels and Krudwig Winery operated in Sandusky Ohio, along the Lake Erie shoreline. At one point, the winery was the largest east of California. The winery was also one of very few to stay in operation during Prohibition, selling sacramental and medicinal wines.

This collection contains the business records for Engels and Krudwig from 1930 to 1956. The files consist of church sales records, business and sales associate correspondence and vintage bottle labels and other winery related ephemera.

The records of the Engels and Krudwig Winery were transferred to the Center for Archival Collections in 1982 with the cooperation of Edward and Anita Feick and Feick Contractors who have owned the winery building since the 1980’s to the present day. Records were processed and this finding aid was prepared in 2017 by Alyssa Kapelka, Archives Assistant and graduate student in the History Department at Bowling Green State University.


UA 126 - Building Clipping Files

This intentionally gathered collection was created over the course of many years by staff members of the Center for Archival Collections. It contains photocopied newspaper clippings, building dedication programs, and photocopies of other historical sources about the buildings on the BGSU campus. It also includes a general file on named locations on campus and some statistics regarding various buildings. This collection is complemented by the Buildings portion of the University Archives Vertical Files collection (UA 127).

Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. Materials found in this collection may be duplicated in other University Archives collections and holdings. Access to confidential information is restricted. This collection was processed by student archives assistant Cooper Clarke in June 2017.


UA 129 - School of Art Photographic Collection

Photographs of the Fine Arts Building on the BGSU campus as well as faculty members of the BGSU School of Art.

This collection was received in July 2017 from the School of Art. It was processed by Cindy Sauer, Assistant University Archivist,


UA 128 - Delta Phi Delta, Alpha Epsilon Chapter Scrapbook

Scrapbook for the Alpha Epsilon chapter of Delta Phi Delta at Bowling Green State University. Contains news clippings, art work, photographs and other items documenting the activities of the chapter.


UA 125 - Yearbook Staff Mural Photographs (ca. 1986-2002)

Photographs that made up a mural in the office of the Key Yearbook staff in West Hall.


UA 121 - Institute for the Study of Culture and Society Records

The records of the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society include the applications of past fellows of the Institute, as well as some documentation regarding the operation of the Institute such as annual reports. The collection was donated to the University Archives in April 2017 by the Institute and was arranged and described by Assistant University Archivist Cindy Sauer.

Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. Materials found in this collection may be duplicated in other University Archives collections and holdings. Access to confidential information is restricted.


UA 077 - National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association Chapter Records, 1950-1975, 1995-2015

Records of the Bowling Green State University chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (formerly Sigma Alpha Eta). The chapter is made up of undergraduate and graduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication behavior. Chapter members have the opportunity to engage in community service, social events and fundraising.

Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. Materials found in this collection may be duplicated in other University Archives collections and holdings. Access to confidential information is restricted.


UA119 - Alumni Association Records, 1921-2008 (gaps)

The records of the Bowling Green State University Alumni Association document the functions, policies, procedures, decisions, operations, and other activities of the Association.

The collection was arranged and described by Graduate Archival Assistant Elizabeth Hile in March 2017.

Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. Materials found in this collection may be duplicated in other University Archives collections and holdings. Access to confidential information is restricted.


UA 113 - Dining Services Records, 1997-2015

Administrative records documenting the activities of Dining Services [BGSU Dining] at Bowling Green State University from 1997-2015.

These administrative records have been received in multiple accretions from Dining Services.

Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. Materials found in this collection may be duplicated in other University Archives collections and holdings. Access to confidential information is restricted.