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Barbara Floyd B.A., M.A., M.P.A.

University Archivist
Director, Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections
Professor
Phone: 419-530-2170
Phone: 419-530-4480
FAX:  419-530-5440

Education

  • B.A., Journalism, The University of Toledo, 1980
  • M.A., American History, The University of Toledo, 1982
  • M.P.A., Public Administration, The University of Toledo, 1989 

Experience

  • Archivist I, Manuscripts Department, Ohio Historical Society, 1982-1984.   Acquired manuscript collections documenting Ohio history.
  • Local Government Records Specialist, State Archives Department, Ohio Historical Society, 1984-1986.  Assisted counties, cities, townships, and school districts with the management of their records and the preservation of records of historical value.
  • University Archivist, University of Toledo, 1986-2002.  As university archivist, responsible for the selection, preservation, and reference of the historical records of the University of Toledo.  Also served as the university’s records manager. 
  • University Archivist and Director, Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections, 2002-.  Responsible for the administration of the special collections department, which includes rare books, manuscript collections, and the University’s archives.  Continue in role as university archivist and records manager. 

Selected Publications:

  • Principal author, “Medicine on the Maumee:  A History of Health Care in Northwest Ohio.”  Exhibition catalog.  Published by the University of Toledo Libraries, March 2012.
  • “The Boy Who Changed the World:  Ohio and the Crippled Children’s Movement.” Ohio History 118 (2011):  72-90. 
  • “Like Being Nowhere At All.”  Journal of Northwest Ohio History 77, no. 1 (2009):  1-19.
  • “Hugh Gregory Gallagher’s Splendid Reception.”  Disability Studies Quarterly,Summer/Fall 2010. 
  • Editor and principal author, From Institutions to Independence: A History of People with Disabilities in Northwest Ohio.  With Kimberly Brownlee, Tamara Jones, Jennifer Free, and David Chelminski.  University of Toledo Press.  December 2010.
  • Principal author and editor, “Wholly Toledo:  The Business and Industry that Shaped the  City.”  Exhibition catalog.  Published by the University of Toledo Libraries, November 2010.
  • ‘A Most Excellent  Education:’  100 Years of the University of Toledo College of Arts and Sciences.  The University of Toledo College of Arts and Sciences, Spring 2010.
  • Review of Saving Sickly Children:  The Tuberculosis Preventorium in American Life, 1909-1970 by Cynthia Connolly.  JAMA:  Journal of the American Medical Association 301, no. 12 (2009):  1292-1293.
  • “How One Boy Changed the World: Toledo and the ‘Crippled Children’s Movement.’” The University of Toledo Alumni Magazine (2009):  14-15.
  • Review of The Second Blessing: Columbus Medicine and Health—The Early Years, by Charles Wooley and Barbara Van Brimmer.  Appearing in JAMA:  The Journal of the American Medical Association, July 11, 2007, pp. 232-233.
  • “Overcoming Another Obstacle:  Archiving a Community’s Disabled History.”  With Diane Britton and Patricia Murphy.  Radical History Review, Winter 2006, pp. 213-227.
  • Images of America:  Toledo—The 20th Century.  Arcadia Publishing, October 2005.
  • Images of America:  Toledo—The 19th Century.  Arcadia Publishing, July 2004.
  • APPNA Qissa:  A History of the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America,    1978-2003.  With S. Amjad Hussain.  Literary Circle of Toledo, 2004.
  • “Chewing Tobacco, Meat Packers, Hamburger Chains, and Automobile
  • Dealerships:  Early Professional Basketball in Toledo.”  Northwest Ohio History, 75(1), 2003, 59-74.
  • “The Skillful Hand, the Cultured Mind:  Manual Training Schools Brought the Arts & Crafts Philosophy to the Masses.”  Style 1900: The Magazine of Turn-of-the-Century Design 14 (4), 46-53.
  • The First 150 Years:  A History of The Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County, 1851-2001.  With Vicki Kroll.  Toledo, OH:  Academy of Medicine, 2001.
  • “Philip C. Nash and Toledo’s World View.”  Northwest Ohio Quarterly 69 (2), Spring 1997, pp. 96-106.
  • “A Question of Quality:  How Authors and Editors Perceive Library Literature.” With John Phillips.  College and Research Libraries 58 (1), January 1997, 81-93.
  • The Tower’s Lengthening Shadow:  125 Years of the University of Toledo. Toledo, OH:  Friends of the University of Toledo Libraries, 1997.
  • “Learning by Doing:  Undergraduates as Employees in Archives.”  With Richard W. Oram.  American Archivist 55(3), 440-452 (Summer 1992).
  • “The Archivist as Public Administrator.”  Midwestern Archivist 15(1):  17-24 (1990).
  • “When Opportunity Knocked:  UT’s Opportunity School.  Northwest Ohio Quarterly, (Spring 1988):  69-77.
  • “A Walking Tour Guide to UT Architecture,” 1986.

Selected Papers Presented:

  • “Invisible Culture: Discovering the Hidden History of People with Disabilities.”  Midwest Archives Conference, April 2010.
  • “The Boy who Changed the World:  Ohio and the ‘Crippled Children’s Movement.’”  Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science, March 2010.
  • “From Institutions to Independence:  Uncovering Disability History.”  American Association for State and Local History, September 2008.“Overcoming Another Obstacle: Documenting the History of a Community’s Disabled.”  Annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, 2006.
  • “The Cultured Mind, the Skillful Hand:  The Toledo Manual Training School and the Arts and Crafts Movement.”  The Conference on Local History, Bowling Green State University, April 2004.
  • “10,000 Miles and 25 Years:  The Journey of the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America.”  Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science, February 2004.
  • “The Cultured Mind, the Skillful Hand:  Manual Training Schools and the
  • Democratization of the Arts and Crafts Movement.”  Association of Popular Culture, April 2003.
  • “A Community Under the Microscope:  Medical History as Local History.” Presented at the History at the Grassroots Conference, Eastern Illinois University, October 2000.
  • “Is There a Future for History Museums?”  American Association for State and Local History, September 2000. 

Selected Professional, University, and College Service:

  • Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Departments, 2011.
  • Member, Criterion I Accreditation Committee, 2010-2-011.
  • Member, Research Council, 2011-.
  • Member, Policy Committee, 2009-.
  • Chair, Main Campus Faculty Senate, 2007-2008.
  • Co-chair, University Libraries, eLearning, and Academic Support Strategic Planning Committee, 2007-2008.
  • Chair, Editorial Board, Archival Issues:  The Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference, 2011-.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Archival Issues: The Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference, 2008-2010.Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board, 1993-
  • Secretary, Midwest Archives Conference, 1996-2001
  • President, Society of Ohio Archivists, 1990-1993
  • Disability Studies Curriculum Advisory Committee, 2002-.
  • Library’s Faculty Senate Representative and member of Executive committee, 2005-2007
  • UT-AAUP Executive Committee, 2000-2002
  • Public Relations Officer, UT Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2000-.
  • Member, Toledo Civic Hall of Fame committee, 2004-.  Appointed by Toledo’s mayor.
  • Active Trustee, Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo, 1993-.  Received Volunteer Award for service to organization, July 2000.

 

Last Updated: 3/22/15