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the ward m. canaday center for special collections

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Main Campus
Carlson Library 5th Floor

Phone:  419.530.4480

Welcome to the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections!

 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 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)

Last Updated: 11/7/16