New Exhibit at the YSU Archives & Special Collections

For the past year the YSU Archives & Special Collections staff was hard at work building the exhibition “University Presidents: The Men and their Legacies” .  In it you will find a fascinating array of historical objects from the seven men who led this institution for the last 100 years. Along with the usually historical objects that one finds in a museum exhibit, we are also unveiling a new audio delivery device-sound domes. These domes allow one to hear audio reproductions in a confined space, without the sound disturbing anyone outside of the dome’s sound area. The exhibition is open to the public, Monday thru Sunday during normal library hours and can be found on the 5th floor of Maag Library. So when you have some time or just bored of studying, come on over and see the legacy of Youngstown State University and the men that helped shape it.

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New Archival Finding Aid Site

To better improve accessibility to our archival collections, the archives staff has developed a new finding aid site. This site will house all of our finding aids for our processed collections (don’t know much about finding aids, click here) and eventually all of them will have links to the documents themselves (click here to see an example). The finding aids will also be searchable on our Library ILS system.  So, if you need access to primary source material concerning YSU, this is the place to look.