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MS 229 - Thomas B. Searight Collection

The personal correspondence of the Searight family of Fayette County, Pennsylvania; Canton, Ohio; and South Bend, Indiana, dates from 1839 to 1898. The bulk of the collection falls during the Civil War period and provides ample information on daily life of the times. The correspondents comment upon political, social, educational, recreational, economic, and personal concerns.

These records are part of a collection which was brought into the Bowling Green State University Library by Bill Shurk, then of the Popular Culture Library, and was transferred to the Center for Archival Collections in July 1976. The CAC maintains physical ownership of the collection. Duplication is permitted for preservation and research purposes only. The register was prepared by Jill Gates Smith, field specialist for the Women's Studies Archives Project, in March 1982.

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MS 656 - Miller Family Papers

The Miller Family Papers consist of materials relating directly to the William H. Miller family of Port Clinton, Ohio, but within the collection some papers of both the McRitchie and Mackey families are included. The McRitchie and Mackey families are related by marriage, as are the Mackey and Miller families. The materials are divided by record group and chronologically within the record groups when possible. The Papers date inclusively from 1828 to 1978 and include correspondence, diaries, legal and financial papers, printed materials, scrapbook material, photographs, and maps.

The Miller Family Papers were donated to the Center for Archival Collections by John Belknap, executor of the William H. Miller estate, on August 18, 1992, with additional Civil War letters of Wilson S. Miller transferred in April 2011 from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and in May 2011 through the cooperation of Elizabeth Smith-Holmes. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The collection was processed and register prepared in December 1992 by Jay Smith and Janice Estey, graduate students in History 656 (Archives Administration) at Bowling Green State University, and was revised by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts in April 1993 and August 2011.



MMS 1773 - Minnie Miller Ziegler

Papers, 1880-1943 Fulton County, Ohio Family papers including birth and marriage certificates, photographs, and school report cards of a Fulton County, Ohio family.

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MMS 1774 - Hill Family

Family Record, 1833-1943 Henry County, Ohio Family Bible record pages of the Hill and related Edwards families, with roots in Henry County, Ohio.

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MMS 1781f - Loman Family

Scrapbook, 1833-1938 Bloomdale, Ohio Correspondence, receipts, clippings and ephemera related to the Richard Loman family of the Bloomdale, Ohio area.

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MMS 857 - Seth M. Shank and Carl S. Shank

Diary, 1923-1930 Diary entries from January 1-April 6, 1923 by Carl Seth Shank; remainder by Seth Milroy Shank includes genealogy and family events. 1 volume, 3 photographs.

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MS 1000 - Cunningham Family Papers

The Cunningham family papers consist mainly of journals and scrapbooks, with some genealogical information, related to the family of Harriet McKnight Cunningham and Don A. Cunningham, between the years 1930 to 2008. The collection was donated to the Center for Archival Collections by two of their children, Scott Cunningham and Cheryl Windisch in September 2009.

No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. The collection was processed and register prepared by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts.


MS 1003 - Stuller Family Papers (Bowling Green, Ohio)

The Stuller Family Papers consist of genealogical information, funeral memorial books with condolence cards, and photographs related to the family of Edward and Jennie (Walker) Stuller of Bowling Green, Ohio.

The collection was donated to the Center for Archival Collections from the Wood County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society through the cooperation of Stephen Charter on October 8, 2004. Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The collection was processed and register prepared by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts in October 2004.

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MS 1021 - Emerson Family Papers

The Emerson Family Papers consist of original letters and a pocket diary written by members of the Bloomdale, Ohio, family while serving in the Army during World War I.

The collection was purchased by the Center for Archival Collections from Charles Apfelbaum of Valley Stream, New York in February 2005. Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The collection was processed and register prepared by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts in March 2005.

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MS 1023 - Butler-Everett Family Collection

The Butler-Everett Family Collection was donated to the Center for Archival Collections by Lee and Dorothy Newcomer in 2005. The 3.5 cf collection primarily consists of correspondence between members of the extended Butler and Everett families and acquaintances. There are also a number of letters concerning various aspects of the Free Will Baptist church, to which the Butler family practiced an active membership. Dating from 1830 – 1906, the materials within the collection cover several notable events in American history. In addition to correspondence, there is a small amount of other material related to the families, the Free Will Baptist ministry, and the general time period.

No restrictions exist on the use of the material within this collection and duplication is permitted for research purposes. A small number of the original letters are too fragile to be handled. In these cases, the letters have been photocopied and the copies have been placed in the corresponding folders. The collection was arranged and described by graduate student archival assistant Rebecca Denes in April, 2013.

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MS 1024 - McKarns Family Papers

The McKarns Family Papers consists of three linear feet of correspondence, genealogical research files, newspaper clippings, literary productions and photographs relating to the McKarns and allied families. The donation and transfer of these records to the Center for Archival Collections was arranged through the cooperation of Thomas Edson Doughten of Toledo, Ohio, in April 2005. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection and duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was completed by Stephen W. Badenhop, Archival Assistant, in June 2008.

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MS 1048 - Donald F. Rodawig Papers

The Donald F. Rodawig Papers consist of transcripts, with some photocopies, of original letters and a diary written by a physician serving during World War II.

The transcription agreement with the Center for Archival Collections was through the cooperation of Susan R. Reams of Perrysburg, Ohio, on May 16, 2006. Copyright is retained by Susan Reams, but duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The transcriptions were prepared by student assistant David Kuebeck, and the register prepared by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts in October 2006.


MS 1050 - William Ellis Schumaker Papers

The papers of William Ellis Schumaker consist of .5 linear ft. of albums containing original documents, photographs, clippings, and artifacts associated with the Schumaker and related Fastnacht families. The donation and transfer of these records to the Center for Archival Collections on September 28, 2006 through the cooperation of William Schumaker.

No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was compiled by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts in October 2006.

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MS 1067 - Paul Willis Jones Papers

The Paul Willis Jones Papers consists of 2.6 linear feet of correspondence, genealogical subject files, project subject files, literary materials, printed materials and photographs related to the life and activities of Bowling Green Daily Sentinel-Tribune Editor Paul W. Jones. The collection was donated to the Center for Archival Collection through the cooperation of Maurine Hasseltine Jones in May 2005. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection and duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was completed by Stephen W. Badenhop, Archival Assistant, in July 2008.


MS 1090 - Spring/Eldredge Family Collection

The Spring/Eldredge Family Collection spans five generations of women from the mid nineteenth century to 1998. The surnames of the successive generations are Hotchkiss, Hall, Spring, and Eldredge. The surname Avery, relations to the Hotchkiss family, is included in the collection. The Spring/Eldredge collection is one foot of correspondence, memoirs and diaries, World War II ration books, news clippings, a birth certificate, and photographs passed down to the daughter of each generation. These photographs provide examples of daguerreotype images, black and white photographs, and tintype images popular in the mid to late nineteenth century. The collection's materials provide an intimate view into American family life during the mid nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Spring/Eldredge Family Collection was donated to the Center for Archival Collections by Edward H. Eldredge of Sylvania, Ohio on November 20, 2007. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. This register was completed by Pamela L. Bayer, Graduate Assistant in February 2008.

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MS 1094 - Marian Niles Papers

The papers of Marian Niles consist of approximately .25 linear feet of genealogical materials, legal documents, and photographs centered on Marian Niles, a family friend of Virginia Uhlman Nader.

The material was part of the Virginia Uhlman Nader papers transferred to the Center for Archival Collections through the cooperation of Laurence C. Nader, on May 27, 2005, but it was determined to be of independent focus and was separated from the family collection. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication may be permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was prepared in May 2008 by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts.

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MS 1095 - Farwell-Myers Family Papers

The Farwell-Myers Family Papers consists of a series of photocopied letters and ledger books from the mid to late nineteenth century. The loan for duplication of these records to the Center for Archival Collections was arranged through the cooperation of Deb Joseph of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, in July 2007. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection and duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was completed by Stephen W. Badenhop, Archival Assistant, in June 2008.

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MS 1098 - Franz, Sauer and Rettig Family Papers

The Franz, Sauer and Rettig Family papers consist of two record boxes dating from 1853 to 2005. The collection consists of family correspondence, literary productions, legal documents, financial documents, newspaper clippings, printed materials, and photographic materials, all of which supply details of the family history and activities.

The collection was donated to the Center for Archival Collections through the cooperation of Kevin Rettig of Defiance, Ohio. The register was originally prepared by Andrew Thompson and revised and reprocessed by Annie Rose Adams in October 2009.


MS 1104 - Wentz Family Papers

The papers of the Wentz family of Bowling Green, Ohio consist of approximately 1 linear foot of family photos with a few related personal printed items.

The material was transferred to the Center for Archival Collections through the cooperation of Millie Broka in October 2008. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication may be permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was prepared in December 2008 by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts.


MS 1106 - Wankelman Family Collection

The Wankelman Family Collection includes one cubic foot of photographs, Masonic and Kiwanis programs, manuals, rosters and miscellaneous artifacts dating from
c.1860-1977. The collection was transferred to the CAC from the Browne Popular Culture Library in January 2009. There are no restrictions placed on the use of the collection for research purposes. The collection was arranged and described by Eric Honneffer, February 2009.


MS 1118 mf - Fairview Cemetery (Galion, Ohio)

The records of the Fairview Cemetery, Galion, Crawford County, Ohio were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, in March 2009, with the cooperation of Mary Fox, Fred McCumber, and Shane Shipley.

Included were the Burial Records of Fairview Cemetery, Galion, Crawford County, Ohio for the years 1883-1982. Earlier transfers from the Union Green Cemetery are also included in the book.

This collection was prepared by Mary Bowles in March 2009.

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MS 1128 - David C. Murray Family Papers

The Murray Family collection consists of .1 linear feet and contains original copies of receipts and other financial documents from David C. Murray, plus copies, photocopies and transcripts of letters written to David C. Murray from his brother Z.G. Murray. The receipts and financial papers date from 1851-1866. The letters date from 1868-1872. Other materials included are an original Warranty Deed from 1859 and a copy of a Certificate from 1861 which certifies David C. Murray as Treasurer of Wyandot County.

The material was transferred to the Center for Archival Collections through the cooperation of Helen Murray White, in August, 18, 2009. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication may be permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was prepared in September 2009 by Annie Rose Adams.


MS 1132 - Bridges-Vass Family Collection

The Bridges-Vass Family Collection consists of 1/3 linear feet, and contains mostly Printed Materials. These Printed Materials range from trading cards to church brochures providing an interesting look into the collections and lives of people during the late 1800s. The collection was donated and transferred to the Center for Archival Collections in July 1996 through the cooperation of Robert Priest. This collection was processed and the register prepared by Annie Rose Adams, October 2009.

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MS 1133 - Gertrude Emch Smith Diaries

The Gertrude Smith Diaries were transferred to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University in December 2009 with the cooperation of Phyllis A. Mercer. The collection consists of 12 diary volumes spanning the years from 1936 to 1960. The diaries chronicle the daily life of Mrs. Smith and include a log of her everyday activities, farm and expense account notes.

The register for the Gertrude Emch Smith Diaries was prepared in July 2010 by Puja Batra-Wells, graduate student intern, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University.