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College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Rosa Bobia. papers, 1984-2010

Identifier: KSU-45-09

Content Description

This collection has not yet been processed. It consists of six series: James Baldwin Writings and Clippings (in French); Teaching Materials, inlcuding worksheets, handouts, and exams; Professional Engagement; Center for African and African Diaspora Studies; Correspondence; and Miscellaneous. Of particular note are the research files related to the author James Baldwin.


  • Creation: 1984-2010


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state “right to privacy” laws. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal cause for action if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person. Privately donated materials may carry restrictions imposed by deed as a condition of donation and require the permission of the donor or donor’s agent. The KSU archives does not itself waive such restrictions, nor will it act as an advocate for any researcher seeking such waivers. KSU archives staff have taken care to identify and, in some cases, remove sensitive information found within its archival collections when undertaking archival processing work. However, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of the archival collections, particularly in those collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections. Researchers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Kennesaw State University and its officers, employees, and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses arising out of use of archival collections held by the Kennesaw State University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for Official University records is held by Kennesaw State University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Permission to publish, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast, or distribute this material must be secured from the repository and/or copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

Dr. Rosa Bobia is a Professor Emeritus of French at Kennesaw State University. She received her Bachelor's degree from North Carolina Central, was awarded a Master's degree from French University at North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned her doctorate in Comparative Literature from Vanderbilt University. During her tenure at Kennesaw State University, Dr. Bobia became the Director of the Center for African & African Diaspora Studies in the Institute for Global Studies in addition to her faculty appointment in the Department of Foreign Languages. Her research interests include Francophone African literature, foreign language pedagogy, African women writers, and the works of James Baldwin.


14 cubic feet (13 record cartons, 2 document cases)

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Source of Acquisition

Bobia, Rosa: date acquired: 2010-11-24

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Repository Details

Part of the Kennesaw State University Archives Repository

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