Department of Ethnic Studies records
This digital collection features select items from the Department of Ethnic Studies records (UA-0066), which document the establishment, evolution, and course offerings of the Department of Ethnic Studies at Bowling Green State University.
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To date, only select items from the Department of Ethnic Studies records are fully accessible online through this digital collection. The entirety of the collection may be accessed at the Center for Archival Collections. View the full collection finding aid.
James Baldwin and Dr. Ernest Champion teaching at BGSU
Photograph of James Baldwin lecturing at Bowling Green State University. Dr. Ernest Champion is seated in the background.
Flier for James Baldwin lecture at BGSU
Flyer presented by the BGSU Department of Ethnic Studies promoting James Baldwin's public lectures in May 1977, the first of a series of visits Baldwin made to Bowling Green State University. There's a glimpse of show times for the Third World Theatre's production of Message From A Region of His…
Obsidian article on James Baldwin's return to BGSU
This September 1979 article by Obsidian writer Albert Smith grants James Baldwin a warm welcome back to Bowling Green State University, and pays mention to the timeliness of his visit and the 'Departmentalization of the Ethnic Studies'.
James Baldwin and others at an unidentified event
Photographs of James Baldwin interacting with peers at an unidentified event.
"Special Courses for Spring Quarter: James Baldwin and Contemporary Fiction" course flier
Flier promoting the special courses co-instructed by James Baldwin during the spring 1978 semester at Bowling Green State University. Courses offered include "Baldwin and Contemporary Fiction" at the graduate level, and "Selected Essays and Novels of James Baldwin" at the undergraduate level.
"James Baldwin says he has come home"
An article in Cleveland's The Plain Dealer on James Baldwin lecturing at Bowling Green State University, including some questions posed to Baldwin by students.
"Noted Author James Baldwin to Teach at University"
An article in the Bowling Green State University Monitor on James Baldwin's visiting professorship at BGSU's Department of Ethnic Studies.
Green Sheet article on James Baldwin teaching at Bowling Green State University
Article in the February 13, 1978 edition of the BGSU publication The Green Sheet, announcing James Baldwin's teaching residency and providing further information on the courses he will be co-instructing.
"Author enjoys teaching: Baldwin plans to return"
Article in The Daily Sentinel-Tribune about James Baldwin's time teaching at Bowling Green State University, and how he much he enjoyed the experience.
"James Baldwin Lecture Slated"
Article in the Toledo Blade about James Baldwin teaching at Bowling Green State University.
"James Baldwin: Scars Remain"
An article from an unknown source, written by James Neff, covering James Baldwin's teaching at Bowling Green State University. The article in particular details a class session with Baldwin, drums out several widely known frustrations of the author, including his views on the Civil Rights Movement…