The Youngstown State University Archives and Special Collections, located on the 5th floor of Maag Library, regularly creates exhibits that increase visitors’ knowledge and understanding of Youngstown State University. Exhibits usually highlight artifacts from the University Archives and Special Collections; showcase faculty, staff, and students; describe academic programs; or emphasize the University’s engagement with the broader Youngstown community.
This exhibit chronicles the 100 year history of Youngstown State University through photographs, artifacts, and text. Topics include academic traditions such as freshman orientation; social events such as homecoming and Kilcawley Pub; athletics such as football; and student activities such as the Jambar and Pete the Penguin.
Throughout the 100 year history of Youngstown State University, six men have served as President. In this role, each man was expected to guide the University through change and to constantly improve academic opportunities for students. This exhibit examines each man’s history and his contributions to the University.