New University collection
This digital collection features select items from the New University collection (MS-1123), which consists of correspondence, literary productions, clippings, and printed material documenting the formation of BGSU’s New University program during May of 1970.
The New University program at BGSU was initiated as a response to the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970, but had been in development prior to the event due to numerous student protests and class boycotts occurring on BGSU’s campus. The program consisted of numerous seminars designed to discuss the crises occurring in the United States as well as throughout the rest of the world.
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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.
Front page of Sentinel-Tribune for May 7, 1970
The front page and headlines from the local Bowling Green newspaper, the Sentinel-Tribune, three days after the Kent State Shooting.
Letter from BGSU Faculty Senate to President Jerome
Letter from the BGSU Faculty Senate to President Jerome condemning the actions of the National Guard in the Kent State shootings and requesting that the use of the National Guard on the BGSU campus be discontinued.
Why You Should Support the New University
A posting describing the New University and nationwide events of the time.
Survey of student activity on the BGSU campus after the Kent State shootings
The results of a survey polling individual students about the activities tin which they participated on campus following the Kent State shootings.
Front page of the Daily Sentinel-Tribune for May 5, 1970
The front page of the Bowling Green Daily Sentinel-Tribune the day immediately following the Kent State Shootings.
Goals and purpose of the New University
A posting describing the goals and purpose of the New University.
An open letter from Bowling Green mayor F. Gus Skibbie
An open letter from Bowling Green mayor, F. Gus Skibbie, commenting on Bowling Green State University's response to the Kent State Shootings.