Special Collections and Archives

Box 188, May 4 Collection

Deborah Andersen, Photographs and Papers, 1977

May 4 Collection -- Box 188

Inventory

Prepared by Amy Dankowski, November 18, 2002
Updated by Dyani Scheuerman, January 29, 2003
1 document case, .33 cubic foot, 12th floor


Historical Note

Tent City was the name given to the 1977 protests on the site of the proposed gym annex. The controversy arose from the University's decision to build an annex to the gym on part of the site of the 1970 Kent State shootings. Some protestors camped out on the proposed building site and is the reason why the event is referred to as "Tent City" or, as it is sometimes called, "Tentropolis."


Scope and Content

The 39 photographs in this collection were taken by Deborah J. Andersen. Most of the pictures date from September 17 and 24, 1977. The captions below were provided by Andersen. The collection also includes two letters to Andersen from Joan Baez's mother, a copy of the restraining order filed against protestors, and a journal-like collection of Andersen's impressions on protest in the 1970's.


Box 188

Folder -- Contents
  1. 1977 Gym Protest
  2. 1977 Gym Protest [Sculpture with bullet hole]
  3. 1977 Gym Protest [Pagoda]
  4. 1977 Gym Protest [Prentiss Hall memorial parking lot]
  5. 1977 Gym Protest [Prentiss Hall memorial parking lot]
  6. 1977 Gym Protest ["Remember Kent State" sticker on warning sign]
  7. 1977 Gym Protest [Warning sign]
  8. 1977 Gym Protest [Lorraine on campus, summer]
  9. 1977 Gym Protest [Lorraine Ellithorp, 1977 summer, on campus "clowning"]
  10. 1977 Gym Protest [September 17]
  11. 1977 Gym Protest [September 17]
  12. 1977 Gym Protest [Policeman on roof, September 17]
  13. 1977 Gym Protest [Policeman on horseback]
  14. 1977 Gym Protest [Police, September 17]
  15. 1977 Gym Protest [Police, September 17]
  16. 1977 Gym Protest [Police, September 17]
  17. 1977 Gym Protest [Police, September 17]
  18. 1977 Gym Protest [Police, September 17]
  19. 1977 Gym Protest [Police, September 17]
  20. 1977 Gym Protest [Shortly before 1st confrontation, September 17]
  21. 1977 Gym Protest [Fattima Abdullah and Mary Mosher]
  22. 1977 Gym Protest [First tree carried off the hill]
  23. 1977 Gym Protest [September 17]
  24. 1977 Gym Protest [Police on horseback, September 17]
  25. 1977 Gym Protest [Police on horseback, September 17]
  26. 1977 Gym Protest [September 17]
  27. 1977 Gym Protest [Spray painted Music & Speech Building]
  28. 1977 Gym Protest [September 17]
  29. 1977 Gym Protest [September 24]
  30. 1977 Gym Protest [September 24]
  31. 1977 Gym Protest [Poster held on September 24]
  32. 1977 Gym Protest [September 24]
  33. 1977 Gym Protest [September 24]
  34. 1977 Gym Protest [September 24]
  35. 1977 Gym Protest [October 22]
  36. 1977 Gym Protest [Riot gear, October 22]
  37. 1977 Gym Protest [October 22]
  38. 1977 Gym Protest [October 22]
  39. 1977 Gym Protest [Gym groundbreaking, October 22]
  40. Baez, Joan Sr. letters to Andersen, Sept. 6 and Nov. 18, 1977.
  41. Restraining order against students, July 5, 1977
  42. Notes by Andersen - her views on the events of 1970-1977 expressed through poetry, personal anecdotes, etc.