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Charles Kegley papers

Charles Kegley papers

Finding Aid for the Charles Kegley papers

May 4 Collection
-- Boxes 102-104

Author: Prepared
by Kenton Daniels April 12, 1995

Revisions: Revised January 2012.

Descriptive Rules: DACS


Origination: University Commission
to Implement a Committment to Nonviolence


Inclusive Dates: 1968-1971

Bulk Dates: 1970-1971


Extent:
3 cubic feet (3 record storage boxes)

Physical Location: 12th
floor


Historical Note: These
materials were used by Professor Charles F. Kegley in the writing of his doctoral
dissertation and were accessioned on January 9, 1974 by the Kent State University
Archives.

Soon after the shootings of May 4, 1970, at the request of President Robert
I. White, Professor Kegley became the chairman of the University Commission
to Implement a Commitment to Non-Violence Officially on May 21, 1970. The commission
was charged to , "...recommend methods and procedures to implement a commitment
to nonviolence at KSU." The commission membership totalled fifty-two with
twenty students, twenty faculty, ten administrators or staff personnel and two
representatives from the community. It met a total of thirty times during the
summer; the last meeting was September 16, 1970.

In addition, numerous task
force meetings took place prior to each commission meeting. There were nine
task forces: ROTC, Peace Keeping, Student-Faculty Justice, Black Student Concerns,
Political Action, Communications, Campus Security, Student Contact, and University
Governance. All recommendations made by the commission ultimately came from
these task force meetings. Approximately thirty recommendations, or sets of
recommendations, were made during the summer. Many were accepted by the university
administration; some were modified, and a few were rejected. Some of the areas
considered were ROTC visibility, selection of a new student ombudsman, twenty-four
hour desk operation in all dorms, an emergency communications system, high priority
for black student concerns, a new identification card system, and extending
full voting privileges to undergraduate students.


Scope and Content: The core
of this collection is made up of correspondence, meeting minutes, and recommendations
from the commission. The correspondence of most individual task forces are provided
in separate files; however most task force material is included in the body
of the recommendations and meeting minutes. A variety of faculty
senate and student government related materials are also provided. Some other
file items include newspaper clippings, reports, questionnaires, proposals,
and ROTC discussions.



Preferred Citation: Charles Kegley Papers. Department of Special Collections
and Archives. Kent State University Libraries and Media Services.

Related Material: The
Commission on Nonviolence (or Kegley Commission as it is sometimes called) should
not be confused with the Commission on KSU Violence. For information on the
latter, see Boxes 193-201, May 4 Collection.


May 4 Collection -- Box
102

Folder -- Contents

  1. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Membership: May 1970-September 1970.
  2. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Correspondence: May 1970.
  3. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Correspondence: June 1970.
  4. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Correspondence: July 1970.
  5. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Correspondence: August 1970.
  6. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Correspondence: August 1970. (continued)
  7. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Correspondence: September 1970-June 1971.
  8. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Minutes: May 1970.
  9. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Minutes: June 1970.
  10. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Minutes: June 1970 continued.
  11. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Minutes: July 1970.
  12. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Minutes: August 1970.
  13. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Minutes: August 1970 continued.
  14. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Minutes: September 1970.
  15. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Agendas: May-September 1970.
  16. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Often Asked Questions: August 1970.
  17. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Faculty Senate Resolutions: June 5, 1970.
  18. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): President White Letter: August 9, 1970.
  19. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Vice-President Meeting: August 4, 1970.
  20. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Special Events Correspondence: June 1970-September 1970.
  21. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Food Service Requests: 1970.
  22. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Printing Receipts: 1970.
  23. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Emergency Communication Systems: 1970.
  24. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Recommendations: 1970.
  25. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Recommendations: 1970 continued.
  26. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Student Recommendations: 1970.
  27. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Summary of University Actions: 1970.
  28. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Summary of Commission: August 1970.
  29. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Personal Notepads: 1970.
  30. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Personal Notes: May 1970.

May 4 Collection -- Box
103

Folder -- Contents

  1. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Notes: May 1970.
  2. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley): Task Forces: 1970.
  3. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley):
    Resolutions and Proposals: 1970.
  4. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley):
    Miscellaneous Materials: May 1970-August 1970.
  5. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley):
    Newsclippings: 1970-1971.
  6. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley):
    Press Releases: May 1970-August 1970.
  7. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley):
    Speeches: June 1970.
  8. Commission on Nonviolence
    (Kegley):
    Minutes
    and Statements: May 1970.
  9. Peace Keeping Activities/Task
    Force: Preliminary Statement: June 1970.
  10. Fall Calender/Task Force:
    Report: June 9, 1970.
  11. Political Action/Task
    Force: Report and Recommendations: June 17, 1970.
  12. Campus Security/Task
    Force: Correspondence: 1970.
  13. Campus Security/Task
    Force: Recommendations: 1970.
  14. Communication/Task Force:
    Correspondence: 1970.
  15. Reopening/Task Force:
    Correspondence: 1970.
  16. Student Contact/Task
    Force: Correspondence: July 23, 1970.
  17. Student Faculty Justice/Task
    Force: Correspondence: 1970.
  18. Black Student Concerns/Task
    Force: Correspondence: 1970.
  19. ROTC/Task Force: Correspondence:
    1970.
  20. ROTC Suggestions: Correspondence:
    1970.
  21. ROTC: R.D. Hill Correpondence:
    1970.
  22. ROTC Hearings: Summary:
    August 1970.
  23. Military Science, Department
    of: Course Offerings: 1970.
  24. Faculty Senate: An Anaylsis
    of the Ohio Special Grand Jury Report: 1971.
  25. Faculty Senate: Announcements
    and Recommendations: 1970.
  26. Faculty Senate: Correspondence:
    1970-1971.
  27. Faculty Senate: Minutes:
    1966-1967.
  28. Faculty Senate: Minutes:
    1968.
  29. Faculty Senate: Minutes:
    1969.
  30. Faculty Senate: Minutes:
    1970-1972.
  31. Faculty Senate: Miscellaneous
    Materials: 1970-1971.
  32. Faculty Senate: Report
    and Minutes: May 1970.
  33. Faculty Senate: Letter:
    May 21, 1970.
  34. Faculty Senate: Special
    Meetings: May 1970-October 1970.
  35. Faculty Senate: Dean
    Milton Wilson's Speech: June 25, 1970.
  36. Faculty Senate: Charter
    and Bylaws: July 1969.
  37. Faculty Senate: Charter:
    June 1971.
  38. Faculty Senate: Charter
    Review Committee: May 1974.
  39. Faculty Senate: Faculty
    Promotional Policy: April 1972.
  40. Faculty Senate: Faculty
    Opinion Poll: 1970
  41. Faculty Senate: Resolutions:
    April 1969-February 1971.
  42. Faculty Associates Program
    (FAP): Newsletter: 1970.
  43. Board of Trustees: Memorandum:
    June 1, 1970.
  44. Board of Trustees: Statement:
    August 1970.
  45. Kent Reform Council:
    Campus Government Reform: 1971.
  46. Student Senate: Meeting
    Minutes: 1970.
  47. Student Senate: Meeting
    Minutes: 1971.
  48. Student Senate: Meeting
    Minutes: 1972.
  49. Student Government: Correspondence:
    1970-1971.
  50. Student Orientation Session:
    Outline: September 2, 1970.
  51. Students, Statement to:
    The "Riot Act": 1968.
  52. Student Letter: University
    Bulletin: June 1, 1970.

May 4 Collection -- Box
104

Folder -- Contents

  1. Student Handbook: Rules
    and Regulations: 1970-1971.
  2. Student Questionnaire:
    May 1-4, 1970: 1970.
  3. Undergraduate Programs:
    Task Force Report: 1970.
  4. "Realities and Student
    Power": Article by John Ohles: October 1968.
  5. Black Student Meeting:
    Quotations: June 11, 1970.
  6. Black Student Concerns:
    Papers: 1970.
  7. Black United Students:
    Statements and Correspondence: November 1968-May 1970.
  8. Kent State University
    Campus: Brochures: September 1970-1971.
  9. Kent State University
    Campus: Schedule of Events: 1970.
  10. Kent State University
    Campus: Fliers and Advertisements: ca 1970-1971.
  11. Kent State University
    Campus: Events and Correspondence/May 1-4: 1970-1971.
  12. Volunteer Service, Office
    of: Group List: June 6, 1970.
  13. Nine Weeks that followed
    May 4th
    : Summary: July 28, 1970.
  14. Kent State University
    Riots, Causes of: Correspondence/Paul, E.W.: Summer 1970.
  15. Kent Disturbances: Correpondence
    and Clippings: 1968-1970.
  16. Oberlin Proposals: Proposal
    for KSU: May-July 1970.
  17. My Manifesto /a
    paper: by Donald Thigpen: August 11, 1970.
  18. Victory Bell: Correspondence:
    July 14, 1970.
  19. Reopening Issues: Report:
    August 7, 1970.
  20. Security Information
    Check Points: Passes: June 22, 1970.
  21. University Concerns:
    List: August 11, 1970.
  22. Interdepartmental: Correspondence:
    1970-71.
  23. President and Cabinet:
    Criticisms: 1970.
  24. Commissions and Committees
    Chairmen: Meeting: July 8, 1970.
  25. Center for Human Understanding:
    Proposal: August 10, 1970.
  26. Human Relations Center:
    Annual Report: 1969-1970.
  27. Counselling and Group
    Resources Center: Questionnaire: May 22, 1970.
  28. Legal and University
    Regulations: "Often Asked Questions": August 20, 1970.
  29. Taxpayer Questions: List:
    August 24, 1970.
  30. Kent State University
    Communications Project: Standard Interview Guide: 1970.
  31. Community Relations Committee:
    Community Guide: May 25, 1970.
  32. Political Education Committee:
    Correspondence: No date.
  33. Universities: Anti-War
    Fund: 1970.
  34. National Service Corps:
    Proposal: August 1, 1970.
  35. American Personnel and
    Guidance Association: Peace Commission Proposal: 1970.
  36. Legal Aid Society: Notes
    and Clippings: July 1970.
  37. Educational Porblems:
    Summary: 1972.
  38. Education, College of:
    Bulletin: September 1966-June 1970.
  39. Education, Positions
    on: Papers: 1970.
  40. American Council on Education:
    Letter: June 21, 1970.
  41. Newspaper Clippings:
    Related to May 4th: 1970-1971.
  42. Personal Notebook: Summer
    1970.
  43. Tallapoosa Georgia Report:
    Civil Rights Observations: ca 1970. (author unknown).
  44. Campus Tensions: Analysis
    and Recommendations
    /Report: Committee on Campus Tension: no date.
  45. Vietnam War: fliers:
    various dates.
  46. National Observer:
    Newspaper: April 26, 1971.
  47. Kent State University-the
    Faculty
    : Cleveland Plain Dealer Supplement: April 11, 1972.
  48. Newsclippings, May 1970
  49. Acorn: Newspaper/Special
    Edition: no date.
  50. Grand Jury Report
    : Record-Courier Article: October 16, 1970.
  51. FYI: KSU Newsletter:
    June 14, 1970.
  52. Social Education:
    Journal: April 1971.
  53. After the Crisis/Forging
    a New Community
    : Record-Courier Supplement: July 31, 1970.
  54. The Militant:
    Newspaper: May 15: 1970.
  55. American Association
    of University Professors: Newsletters: May 1969-July 1970.
  56. Commission on Campus
    Government and Student Dissent
    : Report: 1970.
  57. Kent State University
    Peaceful Assembly Policies and Procedures.
  58. Political Education Activities:
    Statements and Recommendations: 1970.
  59. Political Education Activities:
    Correspondence: June 1970-July 1970.
  60. Student Organization
    Task Group: Correspondence: July 1970.
  61. Student Government Election
    Commission: Correspondence and Recommendations: May 1970.
  62. Summer School Contact
    Committee: Correspondence: July 1970-August 1970.
  63. Commission on KSU Violence:
    Charge and Statement: undated.
  64. Commission on KSU Violence:
    Correspondence: May 1970-October 1970.
  65. Miscellaneous: Correspondence:
    May 1970-May 1971.
  66. Miscellaneous: Recommendations:
    June 1970-July 1970.
  67. Miscellaneous:Reports
    and Handbooks: 1970.
  68. Miscellaneous: Various
    Documents: April 1969-July 1970.
  69. Black United Students: Flyers: 1969-1970.
  70. Center for Peaceful Change:
    Miscellaneous: 1974.
  71. Center for Peaceful Change:
    Poetry: undated.
  72. Center for Peaceful Change:
    Programs: 1974.
  73. Concerned Citizens for
    the Community: Flyers: 1970.
  74. Wenninger, Eugene P. Report: "Response to Crisis: The University Comission to Implement a Commitment to Nonviolence," September 1970