Canaday Center


Personal Rights BrochureThe Manuscripts division of the Canaday Center collects, preserves, and makes available for research the historical records of individuals, organizations, and businesses important to the history of Toledo and Northwest Ohio. Collections include records and personal papers of political figures, civic leaders, labor unions, social service agencies, and Toledo corporations. For a complete list of the various subjects that are covered in the Manuscripts Collection please scroll to the bottom of this page or refer to the Menu. At the Menu, click on the "+" sign beside "Canaday Center Manuscripts Collections By Subject".  You can also find a more detailed description of our collecting areas in the Manuscripts Collecting Policy, here.

 Access to our Manuscripts collections starts with the finding aid. Each collection has a detailed guide that includes a summary of the scope and content of the collection and a folder inventory. The easiest way to access our finding aids is through the subject headings listed below. Each subject leads to a listing of relevant collections. Researchers can also access some of the guides through the University of Toledo Catalog, which are differentiated from books by a local call number beginning with the letters "MSS".  Finding aids should be consulted before requesting use of the collections.


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Researchers interested in the use of Canaday Center materials are encouraged to contact any member of the Center's staff and faculty to discuss their research needs.  Please note that some collections are housed at the Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository and may require up to 72 hours' notice for access.

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Last Updated: 6/27/22