UA 002F - Office of the President (William T. Jerome III) Records, 1957-1971
|Title||UA 002F - Office of the President (William T. Jerome III) Records, 1957-1971|
|Introduction||Dr. William T. Jerome served at Bowling Green State University's sixth president, from 1963-1970. During his seven years as president, he guided the University through a period of rapid physical growth due to a major jump in enrollment, as evidenced by the addition of ten buildings, including the library, and the establishment of programs such as the Center for the Study of Social Behavior. Library growth during this time included the establishment of the University Archives, the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, and the Browne Popular Culture Library. |
Dr, Jerome also guided the campus during the turbulent Vietnam era. Thanks to his leadership, BGSU remained open during the days following the May 1970 Kent State shootings, the only Ohio state university to do so.
In 1982, the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees passed a resolution re-naming the University Library in honor of Dr. Jerome. A rededication and naming ceremony was held at the William T. Jerome Library on September 23, 1983.
Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. As described in the Visiting Researcher Application Form, researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright.Materials found in this collection may be duplicated in other University Archives collections including overlaps between this collection and the collections of President Harshman and President Moore.
|Biographical Sketch||William Travers Jerome, III (1919-2008) was a 1941 magna cum laude graduate of Colgate University. He earned his master's and doctorate degrees from Harvard University and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Middlebury College, Vermont. |
During his career, Dr. Jerome worked as teacher, administrator, research associate, lecturer, writer, and consultant to both business and government. His career as an educational administrator began at Middlebury, Vermont, where he was assistant to the President and instructor in economics (1946-1950). In 1953 he was appointed Associate Professor of Business Administration at Syracuse University, where, in 1958, he became Dean of the College of Business Administration.
Jerome served as Bowling Green State University's sixth president from 1963-1970. He left BGSU in 1970 to accept a position as special consultant to the President of Florida International University. He later became Distinguished University Professor of Management at FIU.
Dr. Jerome passed away in March 2008.
|Scope and Content||The collections consists of subject files that may contain committee meeting minutes, annual/special reports, statistical information, policies, program self-studies, and correspondence on various topics, arranged alphabetically. The collection also includes records relating to the Protest Era and campus unrest surrounding the Kent State University shooting of 1970.|
Collection size: 51 legal sized manuscript boxes (25.5 cubic feet)
1: Academic Advising Memos/Reports, 1964
1: Academic Long Range Planning Council Minutes, 1965
1: Admissions, 1964 -1965
1: Alumni Association Constitution and Bylaws, 1965, n.d.
1: American Civil Liberties-Correspondence, 1964; 1967
1: Antioch Ecumenical Community Proposal, 1969-1970
1: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 1967-1970
1: BG News, 1966-1969
1: Board of Regents-Correspondence/Statistics, 1968
1: Bursar: Goals, n.d.
1: Campus Long Range Planning Council: Minutes/Files, 1964-1965
1: Center for Research on Social Behavior- Proposal, 1965
1: College to University-BGSU (Background Information), 1969
1: Danforth Foundation, 1964-1967 (sc.)
1: Development Council: Minutes/Files, 1964
1: Doctoral Program at BGSU-Henderson Study, 1961-1963
1: Education College-Special Education Center: Proposal, 1966
1: Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty, Relationships to Television Teaching, 1965-1966
1: Fees-Quarter System, 1968
1: Foundation-Falcon Club, 1964-1967 (sc.)
1: Graduate School-Annual/Key Result Area Reports, 1963-1967
1: Higher Education Act 1965, 1967
1: Information Systems, 1967
1: International Programs/Students, 1966
1: Interstate 75, 1964-1965 (sc.)
1: IUC, 1965
1: IUC-Minutes, 1939-1963 (2 vols.)
1: IUC-Minutes, 1963-1964
1: Jerome, William T.-Statement to US House of, Representatives Committee on Government Operations Subcommittee on Conflicts Between the Federal Research Programs and the Nation's Goals for Higher Education, 1965
1: Labor relations, 1967-1968
1: Library-New Building, 1965
1: Marketing Department-Annual/Key Result Area Reports, 1965-1968
1: Mission-Expanding Horizons, 1966
1: Naming Buildings-Policy, 1966
1: NCACS-Basic Institutional Data Forms, 1969
1: Ohio College Association, 1965
1: Ohio University-Non-Academic Employees Strike Report, 1967
1: Performing Arts Center, 1965-1967 (sc.)
1: President's Assistant-Annual/Key Result Area Reports, 1966-1969
1: Publications Office-Annual/Key Result Area Reports, 1966-1968
1: Rhodes, James A., 1963-1970
1: Selective Service, 1966-1967
1: Student Activities Office, 1964
1: Teacher Development for Disadvantaged Youth-Proposal, 1965
1: University Board of Appeals, 1968
1: University Union Financial Statements, 1967
Provisional/Master Plan for Public Higher Education in Ohio, 1965