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 from Dr. Ernest Champion and Dr. Robert Perry to the actors in Message from a Region in His Mind production at BGSU
A letter from BGSU professors Robert Perry and Ernest Champion commending the actors in the production of Message from a Region in His Mind, an interpretation of the work of author James Baldwin. The production was staged by the Third World Theatre at BGSU's Department of Theatre & Film.
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.
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).
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
Memorandum recommending James Baldwin for a BGSU honorary degree
Memorandum to Dr. Laura Kivlin, Acting Chairperson of the BGSU Honors Committee, recommending James Baldwin for an Honorary Doctorate.
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.
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 Dr. Ernest Champion teaching at BGSU
Photograph of James Baldwin lecturing at Bowling Green State University. Dr. Ernest Champion is seated in the background.
"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…