Bowling Green State University, University Advancement - Office of Alumni and Development records

Identifier: UA-0008A

Collection Overview


Records of the Office of Alumni and Development at Bowling Green State University.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1957-2010
  • Creation: 1922-2010


16.5 Cubic Feet (21 legal size archive boxes, 3 letter size archive boxes and 5 record cartons)

Scope and Contents

Subject files, primarily from the late 1950s and early 1960s regarding the operation of the Office of Alumni and Development (boxes 1-22); detailed information regarding homecoming (late 1950s-early 1960s), alumni days (late 1950s-early 1960s) and parents days preparations (1970s-1980s) for several years; documentation regarding the celebration of BGSU's 75th anniversary; funding and building of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, and various other fundraisers in the 1990s and early 2000s. Also included is a box (box 28) of video tapes, CDs and DVDs documenting fundraising efforts and the dedication of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, materials on comedian and alum Tim Conway, and other topics.

Biographical / Historical

According to the Alumni website (April 2019) the BGSU Alumni Association provides graduates with programs and services that encourage personal and professional growth while creating opportunities to stay connected to the University, and the Office of Development inspires and assists alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff in achieving their philanthropic goals while advancing the mission of the University.

Conditions Governing Access

No known access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright, and are responsible for securing permissions necessary for publication or reproduction.

Language of Materials

Materials in English.


Portions arranged alphabetically; others arranged in order received

Related Materials

Official meeting minutes and agenda materials of the board of directors of the Alumni Association and various committees can be found in the Alumni Association records, UA 0119.

Processing Information

The materials in Boxes 22-25 are unprocessed.

Guide to the Bowling Green State University, University Advancement - Office of Alumni and Development records
Cindy Radford
April 2019
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