Letter from Mary Barnes to BGSU President William T. Jerome
Barnes, Mary. “Letter from Mary Barnes to BGSU President William T. Jerome.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 18 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/15319. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.
|Title||Letter from Mary Barnes to BGSU President William T. Jerome|
|Subject||Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio,1970|
|Jerome, Wm. Travers (William Travers), 1919|
|Bowling Green State University -- Administration|
|College student parents|
|Description||A letter from Mary Barnes to BGSU President Jerome expressing her support for him and the BGSU student body during the weeks following the Kent State shootings.|
|Source||William T. Jerome presidential papers; UA-0002f; Center for Archival Collections; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Spatial Coverage||Bowling Green (Ohio)|
|Rights Holder||Barnes, Mary|
I am saddened by the shootings at Kent State. I also can see, that after the strain that was put upon those boys in the National Guard, such a thing could and did happen. Why expect the boys in the National Guard (who are human) to have any more control than the college rioters?
I do not commend them, but I do not condemn them.
There has to be a limit set for these young people. As a parent I shall do my utmost to help you. As the President of Bowling Green, I expect you to do the same for my son and all the students at Bowling Green who are there for an education.
cc: Governor Rhodes
P.S. I read this letter to my son, and he agrees that I am right in sending it; however, he has requested that if the contents of this letter should be made public that my name nor his should be used. I have agreed to this.