Featured Collections

Ward M. Canaday exhibitions almost exclusively feature manuscript collections, archival records, and other rare items preserved at the Center. As those become accessible in digital form, they will be accessible via the list below for visitors to explore.


Ability Center of Greater Toledo Records, 1920-2015 [FINDING AID]
Betty Morais Papers, 1976-2004 [FINDING AID]
Black Student Union Organization Files, 1970s
Business and Professional Women/Toledo Records, 1920-1997 [DIGITAL COLLECTION]
Caesar’s Showbar Collection, 1980-2012 [FINDING AID]
Casey Jones Papers, 1970-1994 [FINDING AID]
Center for Women’s Concerns Records, 1980-2004 [FINDING AID]
Central Labor Union of Toledo and Vicinity Records, 1915-1971 [FINDING AID]
Collegian, 1970s [DIGITAL COLLECTION, 1919-1934]
David’s House Compassion Records, 1987-2004 [FINDING AID]
Disability Studies Department Records, 2000s
Ella P. Stewart Papers, 1922-1987 [DIGITAL COLLECTION]
Etheridge Knight Papers, 1964-1995 [DIGITAL COLLECTION]
Fair Housing Center Records, 1957-2018 [DIGITAL COLLECTION]
Fate for Action and Teaching on the Environment Files, not dated
Gay Student Organization Files, not dated
Handicapped Affairs Coalition Records, 1970s
Handicapped Student Services Records, not dated
Hugh Gregory Gallagher Papers, 1880-2002 [DIGITAL COLLECTION]
Jan Waggoner Suter Papers, 1954-1985 [DIGITAL COLLECTION]
Local History Files, not dated [DIGITAL COLLECTION]
Naomi Twining Collection, 1940s-1990s [FINDING AID]
National Organization for Women Toledo, Ohio & National Chapter Records, 1972-2004 [DIGITAL COLLECTION]
Office of the President, William S. Carlson Papers, 1954-1972 [DIGITAL COLLECTION]
Olive A. Colton Collection, 1867-1961 [DIGITAL COLLECTION]
Richard T. Gosser Papers, 1943-1974 [DIGITAL COLLECTION]
Spectrum Student Organization Files, not dated
Students for a Democratic Society – Toledo Chapter Files, not dated
Students of Toledo Organized for Peace (STOP) Files, not dated
Toledo Area Gay and Lesbian Alliance Newsletter, 1983-2019 [FINDING AID]
Toledo City Papers, Board of Community Relations, 1890s-1960s
Toledo Lucas County Health Department Collection, 1990-2005
Toledo Woman’s Suffrage Association Records, 1903-1927 [DIGITAL COLLECTION]
Tom Olin Papers, 1976-2014
Young Americans for Freedom of the University of Toledo Files, not dated