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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Flyer outlining guidelines and schedule for a candlelight parade through Bowling Green
A flier requesting student marshals and outlining several nonviolent principles for a candlelight parade through Bowling Green.
Flyer encouraging students to strike classes
A handwritten flier requesting that students commit to non-violence and strike classes in protest against 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.
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 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.
Letter from H.H. Warner to Novice G. Fawcett and BGSU President William T. Jerome
A letter from H.H. Warner to Ohio State University President Novice J. Fawcett and BGSU President William T. Jerome expressing discontent in both schools for their tolerance of student protesters.
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.
"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.
Alumna letter to President Jerome
A letter from Jolene A. Pennington to BGSU President William T. Jerome expressing her pride in BGSU for remaining peaceful 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 William Day to BGSU President William T. Jerome
A letter from William Day to BGSU President William T. Jerome congratulating him on his ability to maintain peace in the aftermath of the Kent State shootings.