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The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections acquires, preserves, organizes, and makes available for research the institutional memory of the University of Toledo as well as the personal and organizational records of the people and industries of Toledo and Northwest Ohio. Our services are available to University faculty, staff, students, and alumni as well as to the general public on Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
News & Announcements
The Sripati Chandrasekhar collection at the Canaday Center was featured in the most recent issue of the Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health newsletter. Check it out here. (posted 4/24/2017)
The spring lineup of lectures regarding our current exhibit, House and Home: The Intersection of Domestic Architecture and Social History, 1870-1970, will kick off on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. with Dr. Ted Ligibel. Dr. Ligibel is the director of the Historic Preservation Program at Eastern Michigan University and will talk about his 40 years in historic preservation and his work to save historic homes in Northwest Ohio. And on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 3:30 p.m., author of Detroit Hustle: A Memoir or Love, Life, and Home, Amy Haimerl, will speak about her experience of restoring an historic home in Detroit. This event is in conjunction with National Library Week. Both lectures are free and open to the public. (posted 3/2/2017)
The third talk in our Speaker Series on domestic architecture will occur on Wednesday, November 16 at 3:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of Carlson Library. Our speaker will be architectural historian Dr. Katerina Ruedi Ray, professor and director of the School of Art at Bowling Green State University. Her lecture will revolve around post-war modern architecture in a presentation titled, "Windows on America: Libbey-Owens-Ford and American National Identity". The lecture is free and open to the public. (posted 11/7/2016)
The second talk in our Speakers Series to accompany our new exhibit will take place on Wednesday, November 2 at 3:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of Carlson Library. Dr. Douglas Forsyth, associate professor at Bowling Green State University, will be exploring the ideals that developers of the Arts and Crafts neighborhoods of the early 20th century were promoting in their developments, and how those ideals have evolved over the past century. The lecture is free and open to the public. (posted 10/28/2016)
The new Canaday Center exhibition, House and Home: The Intersection of Domestic Architecture and Social History, 1870-1970, will open on Wednesday, October 19 at 3:30 p.m. The event will include a talk by Dr. Amy Richter, Associate Professor of History at Clark University and author of At Home in Nineteenth Century America: A Documentary History, and is free and open to the public. See our Events and Exhibits pages for more information. (posted 10/14/2016)
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