Edward J. Acton's response to Ernest Champion on behalf of James Baldwin
Letter from James Baldwin's agent, Edward J. Acton, to Ernest A. Champion, responding to Champion's October 7, 1976 invitation to James Baldwin to give a lecture at Bowling Green State University.
Letter from Dr. Ernest Champion to Chinua Achebe
Letter from Ernest A. Champion to Chinua Achebe, inviting Achebe to be a guest of honor and chief speaker at BGSU's annual African Conference.
Ernest A. Champion's initial proposal to James Baldwin
An 'exploratory' letter from Dr. Ernest Champion to James Baldwin, requesting his participation in a public lecture at BGSU.
Letter to James Baldwin from Dr. Ernest A. Champion
A letter to James Baldwin from Dr. Ernest A. Champion reflecting on Baldwin's three-day visit to Bowling Green State University.
Invitation to honorary dinner for James Baldwin
An invitation to a dinner in honor of James Baldwin at Bowling Green State University.
Students and faculty in the Department of Ethnic Studies, Bowling Green State University
Students and faculty in the Department of Ethnic Studies, Bowling Green State University, including Dr. Ernest Champion (far left) and Dr. Robert L. Perry (far right).
James Baldwin teaching and lecturing at BGSU
Photographs of James Baldwin teaching, lecturing, and sharing moments with students at Bowling Green State University during his time as a visiting professor.
Press release announcing James Baldwin's residency at Bowling Green State University
Official press release for James Baldwin's residency at BGSU, with quotes from Provost Michael Ferrari and Dr. Ernest Champion, Assistant Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies
"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.
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'.
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…
"Remembering James Baldwin" by Dr. Ernest Champion
A tribute to James Baldwin written by Dr. Ernest A. Champion on the occasion of Baldwin's death in 1987. Dr. Champion discusses Baldwin's importance as a writer and remembers Baldwin's tenure as a writer-in-residence and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Bowling Green State University's…