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Browse Exhibits (26 total)

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Researching the Romance

As part of the Researching the Romance Conference held April 13 & 14, 2018, a physical exhibit was created to highlight the romance fiction collections of the Browne Popular Culture Library. This includes novels, manuscripts, original art, and so…

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Native Americans in Popular Culture: Native American Heritage Month 2017

Drawn from the many different collections of the BPCL, this exhibit focuses on both positive and negative portrayals of Native Americans in popular culture. Subjects addressed include the casting of White actors in Native roles, the marketing of…

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Distinguished Visiting Professor of Ethnic Studies: James Baldwin at BGSU, 1977-1981

2017 marked the 38th anniversary of James Baldwin’s first Visiting Professorship at Bowling Green State University. BGSU was the first American university to extend an invitation to the 20th-century artist - novelist, poet, playwright, social…

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Women's History Month 2017: Publishing Women's Voices

This exhibit scratches the surface of women creating and publishing content for other women in the 19th and 20th centuries. From Godey's Lady's Book to the zine explosion of the 1990s, women have consistently found ways to make their voices heard in…

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BGSU in the Aftermath of the Kent State Shootings

“The next ten days will tell us more about the destiny of this University than anything that has happened before,” said Bowling Green State University President William T. Jerome from the steps of Williams Hall to a crowd of over 500 students. It…

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Romance in Color: Pioneering African American Romance Authors

Kensington Press was the first major publisher to begin a line of African American romance novels, Arabesque, in 1994. In the more than 20 years since then, the genre has exploded, with African American authors selling millions of books and topping…

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A Family Tradition: Dora Giffen, Missionary to Egypt

Dora Eunice Giffen (1897-1982) was born on January 15, 1897 at the Pressley Memorial Institute (PMI), Asyut, Egypt, to missionary parents. A number of other members of her family, including her uncle John Giffen and his family, were also missionaries…

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Missionaries in China: Through the Eyes of Grace McClurg Carson

Grace McClurg Carson was an uncommon figure for her time, and the choices she made allowed her to bear witness to some extraordinary events in world history. Born on April 26, 1884 to Eliza (Brown) McClurg and her husband, Joseph, she followed her…