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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Letter from Mary Barnes to BGSU President William T. Jerome
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.
Letter from E.P. Wolfram to BGSU President William T. Jerome
A letter from E.P. Wolfram to BGSU President William T. Jerome accusing Jerome of playing into the hands of revolutionaries by allowing student protests to occur unimpeded.
"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 Ned L. Smith to BGSU President William T. Jerome
A letter from Ned L. Smith to BGSU President William T. Jerome criticizing Jerome for signing a letter to parents condemning the Vietnam War as well as the killing of four students by members of the Ohio National Guard on the campus of Kent State University.
"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.
"Peace Through Victory" flier
A typewritten flier produced by the National Committee for Lasting Peace arguing that the only effective way to guarantee peace is for the United States to win the Vietnam War.
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.
Letter from BGSU President William T. Jerome to E.P. Wolfram, Jr.
A letter from BGSU President William T. Jerome to E.P. Wolfram, Jr. attempting to find middle ground on the issue of student Vietnam War protesters.
Letter from Cylene Brentlinger to BGSU President William T. Jerome
A letter from Cylene Brentlinger to BGSU President William T. Jerome expressing her dissatisfaction with Jerome's handling of the student body and the sense that students' rights are being taken away.
Letter signed by six parents to BGSU President William T. Jerome
A letter signed by six parents to BGSU President William T. Jerome supporting the ROTC and the National Guard while criticizing liberals and campus unrest.