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, 1 Feb. 2018, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/15319. Accessed 14 Nov. 2019.
|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.