Canaday Center

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

 
Until further notice, the Ward M. Canaday Center is closed to the public for the safety of our staff and our patrons.

The closure will have the following impact on our service:

  • Postponement of assistance for reference requests that involve access to our physical collections, including scanning/digitization requests, due to staff working remotely
  • Cancellation/postponement of current researcher visits
  • No appointments made for future researcher visits at present
  • No receipt of archives donations at this time

The Canaday Center will continue to offer a limited service to donors and researchers:

 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 noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.

News & Announcements

Until further notice, the Ward M. Canaday Center is closed to the public for the safety of our staff and our patrons. 

The closure will have the following impact on our service:

  • Postponement of assistance for reference requests that involve access to our physical collections, including scanning/digitization requests, due to staff working remotely
  • Cancellation/postponement of current researcher visits
  • No appointments made for future researcher visits at present
  • No receipt of archives donations at this time

The Canaday Center will continue to offer a limited service to donors and researchers:

EXHIBITION CLOSED
The 2019 exhibition, PROTEST: Activism and Social Change, 1845-2015, closed on March 6, 2020 after extending it in December. We want to thank everyone who stopped by and supported the exhibit and the Canaday Center! 
Details for the next exhibit will be forthcoming.
2019 EXHIBITION 

The Ward M. Canaday Center’s 2019 exhibition: PROTEST: Activism and Social Change, 1845-2015, continues to be on display through December. Drop in to enjoy the displays, a free catalog, and the newly-renovated space that includes bright and welcoming walls and new, comfortable furniture in the Reading Room for our researchers. 

 Exhibit Flyer

PROTEST illustrates demands for social and political change through the historical materials of local and national activist organizations, student groups, and individual artists and advocates.  The exhibit explores the theme of protest by focusing on six movements: Women’s Rights, Civil Rights, Disability Rights, Labor Rights, Student Protest, and LGBTQ Rights. An exhibition catalog providing a general overview of each movement is available to guests free of charge.


Last Updated: 3/18/20