Willard Singer collection

Identifier: MS-1215

Collection Overview

Scope and Contents

The majority of the collection consists of 16mm motion picture films taken by Dr. Willard Singer during his time as a professor at BGSU. Highlights include the commencement activities for the class of 1938, dedication of the student union in 1959, and the groundbreaking for Jerome Library in March 1965. Negatives in the collection depict campus scenes and an indoor track event in Eppler Hall in the late 1930s, and the 1938 commencement.


  • Creation: circa 1937-1965


0.92 Cubic Feet (2 legal manuscript boxes)


Biographical Sketch

Willard Singer was born outside Columbus, Ohio, in 1904. He attended Capital University in Columbus for his baccalaureate education, and completed his graduate and doctoral studies at Ohio State University. Dr. Singer joined the faculty of BGSU in 1927 as a member of the Physics Department and served until his retirement in 1969, serving as department chair for twenty years. He passed away in 1972 at age 67.

Conditions Governing Access

The Center for Archival Collections does not have the proper playback equipment for the motion picture film.

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


Guide to the Willard Singer collection
Mark Sprang
August 2019
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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