William T. Jerome presidential papers
This digital collection features select items from the William T. Jerome III presidential papers (UA-0002F), which document Dr. Jerome's tenure as the sixth president of Bowling Green State University from 1963-1970.
Records from Dr. Jerome's presidential tenure consist of committee meeting minutes, annual/special reports, statistical information, policies, program self-studies, and correspondence on various topics. The collection also includes records relating to the Protest Era and campus unrest surrounding the Kent State University shooting of 1970.
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This digital collection contains only a selection of items from the President Jerome's papers. The full collection is available for research at the Center for Archival Collections. View the full collection finding aid.
Letter from four students to President Jerome
A letter from BGSU students Jacqueline Briggs, James Pledler, Thomas Stephens, and Karen Humburg to BGSU President William T. Jerome thanking him for his leadership in the aftermath of the Kent State Shootings.
Telegram from James T. Polson to BGSU President William T. Jerome
Telegram from James T. Polson, father of a BGSU student, to BGSU President William T. Jerome. Polson expresses his appreciation for Jerome's handling of events on the BGSU campus in the aftermath of the Kent State shootings.
THE BIG SELLOUT
A typewritten flier urging BGSU students to continue resisting the Vietnam War by protesting the ROTC's presence on campus.
Letter from Robert O. Bone to BGSU President William T. Jerome
A letter from BGSU professor of art Robert O. Bone to BGSU President William T. Jerome expressing his support for Jerome's actions in the aftermath of the Kent State shootings.
Letter from Tom Stubbs to BGSU President William T. Jerome
A letter from coach Tom Stubbs to BGSU President William T. Jerome expressing his gratitude for Jerome's leadership throughout his seven-year tenure as president.
Letter from BGSU President William T. Jerome to the BGSU Association of Women Students
A letter from BGSU President William T. Jerome to the BGSU Association of Women Students thanking them for their letter and expressing his gratitude for a supportive student body.
"Give Earth a Chance" flier
A typewritten flier reacting to the Kent State Shootings and arguing that the Vietnam War is gradually destroying all human life.
Letter from Faculty Senate
A letter from BGSU Faculty Senate secretary Stuart R. Givens to BGSU President William T. Jerome requesting that Jerome not bring the National Guard to campus in the aftermath of the Kent State Shooting.
"Todays war protesters are 30 years to late" flier
A handwritten flier claiming that, instead of fighting World War II, Americans should have protested the inevitable Hitler regime.
Flyer announcing a meeting for prospective BGSU student protest marshals
A handwritten flier announcing the date and time of a meeting at which interested students can volunteer to become marshals at student protests, parades, etc.