Join us for our Speakers’ Series: Medicine on the Maumee: A History of Health Care in Northwest Ohio

All events held in the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections, Fifth Floor, William S. Carlson Library.  See the UTNews article for more details on each event.

September 26, 3 p.m.: “The History of Hospital-Based Nurse Education in 20th Century Toledo,” by Joanna Russ, archivist, ProMedica.
October 3, 3 p.m.: “The History of HIV Infection in Northwest Ohio,” a panel discussion led by Dr. Joan Duggan, director of the Toledo Ryan White HIV Center.
October 10, 3 p.m.: “A Man, His Work, and His Legacy—Conrad Jobst,” by Dr. Anthony Comerota, director of the Jobst Vascular Institute at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.
October 17, 3 p.m.: “Posing for Eternity: The Art and Science of Plastination,” by Dr. Carlos Baptista, president of the International Society for Plastination.
October 24, 3:30 p.m.: “From M*A*S*H to the Great Black Swamp: The Life of John Howard M.D.,” by Dr. S. Amjad Hussain, UT professor emeritus.
November 7, 3 p.m.: “The Magician with a Meningioma,” by Dr. James Ravin, Toledo ophthalmologist and medical historian.

All Events Free and Open to the Public

Reception to Follow Each Talk

Book Artist Elisabeth Tonnard to present talk on Wed., Oct. 10

Elisabeth Tonnard, an artist and poet working in the areas of artists’ books, photography, and conceptual literature, will present a talk about her art on Wednesday, October 10, at noon in the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections on the fifth floor of Carlson Library on UT’s main campus.

Since 2003, Tonnard has published 25 books, which are included in numerous private and public collections.  Her work features how visual culture and visual events are seen in the light of literature.  Tonnard’s books have won numerous awards, including the jury prize of the Sheffield International Artists’ Book Prize last year.  Her works have been exhibited widely, and she is a member of the Artists’ Book Cooperative.

Tonnard received a master’s of arts in literature from Radbound University in the Netherlands, and a master’s of fine arts from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York.  She lives and works in the Netherlands.

A reception will follow her talk.  This talk is co-sponsored by the Friends of the University Libraries.  For more information, contact David Remaklus, Carlson Library, at 419-530-4030.

Tonnard Talk Flyer

New Exhibit: Medicine on the Maumee

The faculty and staff of the Ward M. Canaday Center are pleased to present a new exhibit, Medicine on the Maumee: A History of Health Care in Northwest Ohio, opens on Thursday, March 1, 2012.  The exhibit will explore the history of medicine in the local area from the time of its settlement to present day.  A variety of institutions have contributed artifacts to the exhibit, which features rare books, first-hand accounts, and other fascinating objects.

The exhibit opening will be held in the Center at 3 p.m. on March 1st and will feature John Jaeger recreating his great-grandfather Dr. Frederick Jaeger as “The Black Swamp Doctor’.  Dr. Jaeger’s patient logbooks are included in the exhibit.  The opening is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow.

The exhibit will remain through December 2012, and is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Group tours may be arranged.  Call the Canaday Center at 419-530-4480 for more information.

More information is available in the UTNews article on the exhbiit.

Carlson 5th Floor re-opens as Quiet Study Space

The 5th floor of Carlson Library will re-open on Monday, August 22, as a quiet study area after being closed for the summer for renovations in the Canaday Center’s vault.  Some work continues on the floor, which may be disruptive.  Some collections of the Ward M. Canaday Center may continue to be inaccessible.  Patrons wishing to use Canaday Center materials are advised to request these in advance to allow staff time to locate the materials.

University Archives remains unable to accept transfers of university records from campus offices until further notice.

Canaday Center Service Interruptions

Effective May 23, 2011 and until further notice, the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections is open to researchers by appointment only due to renovations that are underway.  Some collections may be inaccessible during this time.  Telephone and email reference assistance may also not be possible.  The Center’s offices may be closed periodically as well during this time.

The exhibit “Wholly Toledo: The Business and Industry that Shaped the City” remains open, but visitors are encouraged to call ahead to make certain that it is accessible.  Please call 419-530-4480 to check on open hours.

At this time, University Archives is unable to accept the transfer of any records from university offices.  Please call the university archivist at 419-530-2170 to schedule a future date for record transfers.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Wholly Toledo: The Business & Industry that Shaped the City

You are invited to join us for the opening of the exhibit, “Wholly Toledo: The Business & Industry that Shaped the City” on Wednesday, November 17th at 2 p.m.  The exhibit will be displayed in the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections on the fifth floor of Carlson Library.

Our opening lecturer will be given by Stuart W. Leslie, Professor of History of Science & Technology at Johns Hopkins University, and a reception will immediately follow the lecture.  We hope that you can join us!

Please respond by November 10 to 419-530-2200 or Parking is available in Lot 13 and the West Parking Ramp.

This program was made possible in part through the support of the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

UT Authors & Artist Exhibit: March 29 – April 30

The 2010 University of Toledo Authors and Artists Exhibit will be displayed March 29 through April 30 in the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections on the fifth floor of Carlson Library.

The exhibit will feature the works of nearly 200 UT faculty who have published books, journal articles or conference papers or have produced creative works in the past two years.   Begun in the 1950s, this annual exhibit allows the community a chance to see a large portion of the scholarly and creative output of our university faculty in one place.

photo courtesy of UTNews

Celebrate Women’s History through Rare Books

University Libraries celebrates Women’s History Month with a look at rare books and manuscripts documenting women’s social history from the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections.   For 30 years, the Canaday Center has collected printed and manuscript materials documenting the social history of American women. The materials focus mainly on the period 1840-1920 and concern the nature of domestic life and the struggle of women for equality.   Why not take a trip back to the past to see how the social position of women has advanced, as documented in the books in our rare book collections?

Poetry Reading from UT Author

Melanie Dusseau, an adviser in the College of Arts & Sciences and part-time instructor in the English department, will read selections from her newly published book, The Body Tries Again, later this week.   Come hear the author on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. in the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections in Carlson Library.    Copies of the book will be available for purchase as well.

For more details, please see this recent article in the UT News.

The Body Tries Again