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30th May 4 Commemoration Committee records, 1999-2000

May 4 Collection -- Box 130

Finding Aid

Prepared by Nancy Birk. Updated June 2009.
1 half-size record storage box, .5 cubic foot, 12th floor

Historical Note

The charge from President Carol Cartwright to the 30th May 4 Commemoration Committee was: "To develop a theme for the 30th May 4 Commemoration activities which places this historic event in the life of the University and the nation within the broader context of the democratic values which are the foundation of American society. To develop a theme around which organizations and departments can plan a special week of remembrance and commemoration during the days surrounding May 4, 2000, that is in keeping with the words on the May 4 Memorial -- 'inquire, learn, and reflect'."

The committee was composed of over 30 members of the faculty, students and staff of Kent State University along with community members. The committee was co-chaired by Richard Bredemeier and John Jameson.


Scope and Content

The collection contains the records of the committee, and includes agendas, minutes, and correspondence of the committee and the various subcommittees.

May 4 Collection -- Box 130

Folder -- Contents
  1. Committee -- Agendas
  2. Committee -- Correspondence, e-mails
  3. Committee -- General Information
  4. Committee -- Minutes of Meetings
  5. Subcommittees, Communications
  6. Subcommittees, Community Relations
  7. Subcommittees, Family Relations
  8. Subcommittees, Program
  9. Subcommittees, Student Relations
  10. Subcommittees, Symposium
  11. Events, Planning (includes schedules)
  12. Events, Book signing
  13. Events, Cherubini Requiem
  14. Events, Cohen, Bill, 1960s Coffeehouse: 4/30/00
  15. Events, Concert (May 4th Remembrance Concert): 5/4/00
  16. Events, Dance Alloy
  17. Events, Freedom of Speech and May 4, 1970: Then and Now, E. Liverpool Campus: 4/12/00
  18. Events, A Gathering of Readers: An Open Poetry Reading from A Gathering of Poets: 4/24-4/25
  19. Events, Gospel Choir, includes CD: 5/5/00
  20. Events, Halberstam, David, Lecture & Dinner
  21. Events, JMC Reunion: 5/5-6/00
  22. Events, Kent Chorus, Dona Nobis Pacem
  23. Events, Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre: 4/6/00
  24. Events, Media Lunch: 1/28/00
  25. Events, Ostaszewski, Piotr, Lecture
  26. Events, Pontanima Interfaith Choir Concert: 4/8/00
  27. Events, Reflecting in Faith
  28. Events, Perspectives on War Resistance: 5/5/00. Includes papers presented by Carolyn Knox (Candy Erickson), Larry Gara and Jerry Gordon.
  29. Events, SDS Reunion: 5/5-6/00
  30. Events, Song in Sorrow: 7/1-2/2000
  31. Events, Symposium: 5/1-2/00
  32. Events, Voices of the Holocaust
  33. Publicity, (includes press releases, clippings etc.)
  34. Speakers, Abu-Jamal, Mumia