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.
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.
James Baldwin lecturing at Bowling Green State University
Photographs of James Baldwin lecturing to students 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…
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'.
"Autism researcher & novelist will receive honorary degrees"
Newspaper article on James Baldwin and Kiyo Kitahara being awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees from Bowling Green State University.
"Baldwin stresses 'living to learn'"
An article in the Bowling Green State University Monitor on James Baldwin's teaching at BGSU. Baldwin states, "I had to feel my way. It was something I had never done before. I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't care about the students. We learned something from each other."
Review of Jame Baldwin's Just Above My Head in "The New York Review of Books"
Darryl Pinckney's review in theNew York Review of Books of James Baldwin's novel "Just Above My Head". Pinckney succeeds in identifying Baldwin's "obsessions," including Harlem, the church, homosexuality, and "the social and political outrage that has inspired all of his work."
"James Baldwin Lecture Slated"
Article in the Toledo Blade about James Baldwin teaching at Bowling Green State University.
"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.
Images of James Baldwin teaching
Contact sheets containing photographic images of James Baldwin teaching at Bowling Green State University.