Local History Publication Award Reception

November 13, 2014 | Local History, News, Website  |  Comments Off on Local History Publication Award Reception

The reception was a success! Below are some photos of the winners, Dr. Perry Bush and Dr. Larry Nelson. A big thank you to all of the attendees!! More information about the Local History Publication Award and how to submit your work can be found on our website.

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CAC Local History Publication Award Reception

October 27, 2014 | Local History, Website  |  Comments Off on CAC Local History Publication Award Reception


Dr. Perry Bush is a Professor of History at Bluffton University. He received his master’s and doctorate degree in history from Carnegie Mellon University. His undergraduate degree is from the University of California, Berkeley in political science with highest honors. Dr. Bush received the independent, Local History Publication Award for his book, Rust Belt Resistance: How a Small Community took on Big Oil and Won, published by the Kent State University Press.

Dr. Larry Nelson is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at Bowling Green State University, Firelands. He received his master’s degree in history from The Ohio State University and his doctorate degree in American history from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Nelson received the academic, Local History Publication Award for his journal article, A Mysterious and Ambiguous Display of Tactics: The Second Siege of Fort Meigs July 21-28, 1813, published in Ohio History.

The Center for Archival Collections seeks to encourage and recognize authors for outstanding publications in the field of Local History. For this award Local History is geographically defined as the nineteen counties within the Center’s collecting scope (Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot) The Firelands, and Maumee Valley Region.

For more information or to RSVP please contact

The Center for Archival Collections

419-372-2411 or eherten@bgsu.edu

September 17, 2014 | News  |  Comments Off on

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and the Library Legacy Foundation Present a Special Screening of the Award-Winning Documentary Two Who Dared, Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6 p.m., McMaster Center, Main Library, 325 Michigan Street.

Charlie Clements, President, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee stated:

“…Naomi Twining’s extensive research and dedication to the truth set in motion the documentation that resulted in the recognition of Martha and Waitstill Sharp as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial in Israel. The Sharps, whose work led to the founding of UUSC, are being honored for risking their own lives to save Jews before and during World War II…”

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