The Manuscripts division of the Canaday Center collects, preserves, and makes available 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.

Citation of Canaday Center Materials

Copyright Notice: The literary rights to these collections are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns. Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code. The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.


Browse the Ward M. Canaday Center: Manuscript Collections:

Local History Files

MSS-002: James M. Ashley Papers, 1860-1960

MSS-003: Joseph Guillaume Devacht Papers 1817-1832

MSS-004: David Warren Ryder Papers, 1930-1955

MSS-005: Maher Family Papers, 1757-1938

MSS-006: Ruby T. Scott Papers, 1690-1966

MSS-007: Flora Ward Hineline Papers, ca. 1900-1992

MSS-008: Olive A. Colton Papers, 1867-1961

MSS-013: Gustavus Ohlinger Papers, 1891-1982

MSS-017: Cyrus Hussey Diaries, 1862-1864

MSS-023: Brand Whitlock Letters, 1915

MSS-025: Richard T. Gosser Papers, 1943-1974

MSS-027: Downtown Toledo Associates, 1955-1978

MSS-028: United Spanish War Veterans, Egbert Camp No. 10 (Toledo) Records, 1901-1972

MSS-035: National Organization of Women Records, Toledo Chapter, 1972-2004

MSS-036: Foy D. Kohler Papers, 1914-1987

MSS-044: Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County, Records, 1900-1996

MSS-052: Ella P. Stewart Papers, 1922-1987

MSS-056: Lion Dry Goods Company Financial Records, 1897-1959

MSS-059: Jan Waggoner Suter Papers, 1954-1985

MSS-064: United Way of Greater Toledo Collection, 1941-1983

MSS-066: Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company Records, 1851-1991

MSS-070: William M. Booker Scrapbooks, 1907-1952

MSS-071: Association of Two Toledos Collection, 1609-2002

MSS-072: Ward M. Canaday Collection, 1902-1991

MSS-077: Duhaime Collection

MSS-081: Kiwanis Club of Downtown Toledo Records, 1916-2011

MSS-083: Joseph R. Scalzo Papers, 1944-1986

MSS-084: Steven Pecsenye Collection, 1942-1983

MSS-085: International Chemical Workers Union Records, 1937-1990

MSS-091: Toledo Woman Suffrage Association Records, 1903-1927

MSS-096: Herbert M. White Papers, 1916-1974

MSS-102: The Toledo Angola and Western Railway Records, 1898-1986

MSS-103: Toledo Turners Collection, 1858-1987

MSS-110: Felix C. Harman Papers, 1898-1919

MSS-122: Quota Club, 6th District Ohio Records, 1922-1997

MSS-129: Quota International of Toledo Records, 1931-1994

MSS-133: Alice E. Huebner Collection, 1861-1976

MSS-133s: Modern Glass Company Photograph Scrapbook

MSS-135: Betty Mauk Papers, 1969-1998

MSS-137: Business and Professional Women, Toledo Records, 1922-2009

MSS-142: Max Schnitker Papers, 1936-1983

MSS-143: Alliance Française of Toledo Records, 1962-1999

MSS-145: The Toledo Rotary Club Records, 1912-1998

MSS-153: The Toledo Scale Collection, 1900s-1990s

MSS-156: Kaiser-Willys-Overland Scrapbook, 1953

MSS-158: InShield Die and Stamping Company Collection, 1920-1995

MSS-169: Jack Paquette Collection on Northwest Ohio's Glass Industry, 1885-2003

MSS-176: H.O. and H.W. Hem Toledo Scale Papers, 1910s-1960s

MSS-188: David's House Compassion, 1980s-2004

MSS-194: The Andersons, Inc., Records, 1936-2004

MSS-200: Owens-Illinois inc. Company Records

MSS-203: Toledo Sister Cities International Records, 1992-2003

MSS-209: Toledo China-Burma-India Veterans Association Records, 1945-2005

MSS-219: Barlow letters, 1944-46, 1950-53

MSS-229: Gordon M. Deye Letters, 1943-46

MSS-268: Rathbun-Jones Engineering Company Records 1902-2012

MSS-288: TAGALA Newsletter

MSS 297: Toledo City Council Records, 1837-1952