Special Collections and Archives

Charles Thomas, Papers, 1970-2003

Charles Thomas, Papers, 1970-2003

May 4 Collection -- Boxes 62-64S

Finding Aid

Prepared by Scott L. Bills; Updated and revised by Rhonda Rinehart, May 2005; Updated December 2011.
19 record storage boxes, 1 half-size record storage box, 2 document cases, 1 media box, 20.5 cubic feet, 12th floor


Biographical Note

Charles A. Thomas was born on August 8, 1942 at Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. After service in the U.S. Army, he received a B.A. degree in history from Temple University in 1965 and earned a master's degree, also in history, from Duke University in 1966. Thomas was subsequently employed by the National Archives in Washington D.C. from 1968-80.

Thomas became interested in Kent State in the early 1970s while working as a Specialist in the Audiovisual Archives Division of the National Archives in Washington, DC, where he was assigned the task of archiving the files of the Scranton Commission. In 1976, after analyzing motion pictures of the May 1970 events at Kent State, Thomas viewed a film that previously had been presented before the President's Commission on Campus Unrest during the summer of 1970. He raised questions as to whether the original version of the film had been tampered with, and he charged openly in a Cleveland Plain Dealer article that the film had been "doctored." During this time period, Thomas became involved in a major research project on the shootings. Thomas came to the conclusion that the shootings at Kent State were the result of Nixon's desire to suppress the student protest movement and Governor Rhodes' willingness to accommodate Nixon's request.

Following a series of disputes between Thomas and the National Archives over his publicizing of his research work on the shootings and other job performance problems claimed by the agency, Thomas was transferred to Philadelphia--a move he claimed was an effective demotion and punishment by his employer. On March 5, 1980, Thomas testified before the House Subcommittee on the Civil Service (in relation to the whistleblower protection provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978). His testimony included his account of the ill treatment he received from his employer after he had made statements about Kent State to the press. After his participation in the House Subcommittee hearing, Thomas was fired by the National Archives.

From 1980-1983, Thomas joined the U.S. Federal Protective Service as a Regional Training Officer and was responsible for ensuring 600 officers in a five-state region were kept current in all phases of their criminal justice training.

After 1983, Thomas devoted most of his time to his continuing research and writing projects while also holding a number of miscellaneous jobs. He conducted research on the Kent State shootings for over twenty-five years and produced a number of book-length manuscripts on the topic (none of which has ever been commercially published). Additionally, Thomas wrote a several novels, also unpublished. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2001 from which he recovered, but in 2002 he was diagnosed with brain cancer. He died on December 2, 2003 at the age of 61.


Scope and Content

The Charles Thomas papers were first placed at Kent State University on August 18, 1980. Thomas sent manuscripts and associated papers throughout the following years, and a large addition of papers was received in 2004, following Thomas' death.

The papers include biographical information on Thomas, research notes and sources for his non-fiction works relating to the Kent State shootings, manuscripts for his writings (both non-fiction and fiction), correspondence related to his research and to and from publishers, as well as a group of personal correspondence to and from his long-time friend Fielding McGehee. Also present are subject files, reports, and publications gathered by Thomas in the course of conducting his research into the Kent State shootings. There is a significant amount of material on the court cases associated with the Kent State shootings gathered by Thomas for his research. Additionally, Thomas compiled large numbers of bibliographical entries on information sources related to the Kent State shootings. These were recorded on cards or in notebooks (see Series 3, Boxes 64 and 64A). The materials in this collection date from 1970 through 2003.

While the bulk of this collection pertains to Thomas' investigation of the Kent State Shootings, a sizeable portion of the collection includes his fictional writings. For an overview of the content of his novels, please see "Notes on Charles Thomas' Novels" by Fielding McGehee (pdf file).

Thomas donated to the Kent State University Archives all literary and property rights that he possessed in these materials except for his e-books. Links to his e-books are provided in series 10, at the end of this finding aid. For information on rights associated with Thomas' unpublished books, please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives.


Description of Series:

Series 1: Biographical (Boxes 62 and 62A)
Series 2: Correspondence (Box 63)
Series 3: Research Materials (Boxes 64-64D)
Series 4: Subject Files (Boxes 64E-64F)
Series 5: Reports (Box 64G)
Series 6: Publications (Box 64H)
Series 7: Manuscripts (Kent State-related non-fiction) (Boxes 64I-64L)
Series 8: Manuscripts (fiction/novels) (Boxes 64M-64R)
Series 9: Miscellaneous media (Box 64S)
Series 10: Links to Thomas e-books


May 4 Collection -- Box 62

Series 1: Biographical and Miscellaneous

Folder -- Contents
  1. Biographical Information: Resumes/Vitae; Miscellaneous biographical notes and documents including Army discharge papers; Biographical note compiled by Fielding McGehee
  2. Master's Thesis, ["The Strategy of Hysteria: The Roots of Air Strategy in the Popular Reaction to the Terror Bombing of England, 1914-1918], by Charles A. Thomas III, Duke University, 1966
  3. National Archives Chronologies, 1968-1985
  4. National Archives Surveillance Files, [chronological outline of Thomas dossier], 1970-1983
  5. National Archives Surveillance Files, [April 11, 1973-January 12, 1976]
  6. Personal Papers, [Kent State and National Archives personnel actions, January 9, 1976-June 23, 1976]
  7. National Archives Surveillance Files, [June 25, 1976-April 7, 1978]
  8. National Archives Surveillance Files, [September 14, 1978-March 29, 1979]
  9. National Archives Surveillance Files, [April 11, 1979-June 14, 1979]
  10. National Archives Surveillance Files, [July 31, 1979-November 21, 1979]
  11. National Archives Surveillance Files, [includes statement by Thomas before House Subcommittee], January 1980-December 17, 1982
  12. National Archives Surveillance Files, [December 17, 1982-December 1983]
  13. Merit Board Decision, [Charles Thomas vs. General Services Administration], August 30, 1984
  14. Obituaries/Death Notices, December 2003
  15. Photographs
  16. Notebook clippings about Thomas and Kent State shootings
  17. Transcripts, grade reports, certificates, diplomas, miscellaneous biographical documents and notes
  18. Miscellaneous: "Select List: The Road to Armaggedon: The Development of the Strategic Air Offensive as Miliatry Policy" [appears to be an outline and list of sources, possibly for an exhibition or publication on the topic], [no date]
  19. Miscellaneous: Handwritten notes by Thomas about federal grants in the Urban Renewal Program, [no date]

May 4 Collection -- Box 62A

Series 1: Biographical

Folder--Contents

  1. Daybook, 1987
  2. Daybook, 1989
  3. Daybook, 1990
  4. Daybook, 1991
  5. Daybook, 1992
  6. Daybook, 1993
  7. Daybook, 1994
  8. Daybook, 1995
  9. Daybook, 1996
  10. Daybook, 1997
  11. Daybook, 1998
  12. Daybook, 1999
  13. Daybook, 2000
  14. Daybook, 2001
  15. Daybook, 2002-2003

May 4 Collection -- Box 63

Series 2: Correspondence

Folder--Contents

  1. Research correspondence, 1977
  2. Research correspondence, 1978
  3. Miscellaneous, 1975-1989 [Note includes several letters from Dan L. Bahmer containing much discussion of National Archives (NARA) and GAO investigation of NARA]
  4. Personal, [to Fielding McGehee], 1979
  5. Personal, [to Fielding McGehee], 1980
  6. Personal, [to Fielding McGehee], 1981
  7. Personal, [to Fielding McGehee], 1982
  8. Personal, [to Fielding McGehee], 1983
  9. Personal, [to Fielding McGehee], 1984
  10. Personal, [to Fielding McGehee], 1985
  11. Personal, [to Fielding McGehee], 1986
  12. Personal, [to Fielding McGehee], 1987-1989
  13. Personal, [to Fielding McGehee], 1990-1996
  14. Personal, [to Fielding McGehee], 1997-1999
  15. Personal, [to Fielding McGehee], 2000-2002
  16. Personal, [from Fielding McGehee], 1991
  17. Personal, [from Fielding McGehee], 1998-2002
  18. Business, [to/from miscellaneous publishers]

May 4 Collection -- Box 64

Series 3: Research Materials

Folder--Contents

This box contains 14 folders of miscellaneous bibliographic references handwritten by Thomas on note cards concerning the Kent State shootings

May 4 Collection -- Box 64A

Series 3: Research Materials

Folder--Contents

This box contains 24 folders of miscellaneous bibliographic references handwritten by Thomas on note cards and in notebooks concerning the Kent State shootings

May 4 Collection -- Box 64B

Series 3: Research Materials

Folder--Contents

  1. Haldeman Journals, [April-May 1970] [Note: H. R. Haldeman was a Nixon aid and author of The Ends of Power (1978) and The Haldeman Diaries: Inside the Nixon White House (1994).]
  2. Haldeman Journals, [June-July 1970]
  3. Haldeman Journals, [August-October 1970]
  4. Haldeman Notes, [April 1970]
  5. Haldeman Notes, [May 1970]
  6. Haldeman Notes, [June 1970]
  7. Haldeman Notes, [July 1970]
  8. Kent State materials, [includes clippings, inventories, research notes, telecons], 1976
  9. Kent State materials, [includes deposition transcripts, copy of president's commission on campus unrest, status report on research project], 1977
  10. Kent State materials, [includes telephone conversation records, research notes and updates, questionnaires], 1977
  11. Kent State materials, [includes notes from previously restricted FBI files, clippings, correspondence, and handwritten notes by Thomas], 1978
  12. Kent State materials, [includes "KENFOUR" notes, questionnaires, correspondence], 1978
  13. Kent State materials, [includes correspondence, status reports on research project, partial "KENFOUR" draft], 1979
  14. Kent State materials, [comic strips, clippings], [no date]
  15. Nixon Papers, [White House correspondence], 1969-1971
  16. Nixon Papers, [White House correspondence and records]
  17. ACLU Files, [National Guard, police, etc.]
  18. Kent State University police records, [sent to Thomas from KSU Archives]
  19. U.S. Department of Justice files, [sent to Thomas from KSU Archives]

May 4 Collection -- Box 64C

Series 3: Research Materials

Folder--Contents

  1. Weapons History, [hand-drawn chart]
  2. Memorandum by David Engdahl, "Kent State Civil Cases" [January 16, 1975]
  3. Memorandum by David Engdahl, "Did Sgt. Pryor Shoot?" [January 24, 1975]
  4. Miscellaneous Kent State notes, "Binder A"
  5. Miscellaneous Kent State notes, "Binder B"
  6. Miscellaneous Kent State notes, "Binder C"
  7. Miscellaneous Kent State notes, "Binder D"
  8. Miscellaneous Kent State notes, "Binder E"
  9. Miscellaneous Kent State notes, "Binder F"
  10. Miscellaneous Kent State notes, "Binder G"
  11. Miscellaneous Kent State notes, "Binder H"
  12. Miscellaneous Kent State notes, "Binder I"
  13. Miscellaneous Kent State notes, "Binder J"
  14. Miscellaneous Kent State notes, "Binder K"
  15. Miscellaneous handwritten notes

May 4 Collection -- Box 64D

Series 3: Research Materials

Folder--Contents

  1. Ohio National Guard documents, [includes reports and statements]
  2. Proclamation by James A. Rhodes, [regarding Ohio National Guard assignments], May 5, 1970
  3. Proclamation of civil emergency by Leroy Satrom, [May 2, 1970]
  4. State Highway Patrol, Report of Investigation, "Riot at Kent State University" [June 13, 1970]
  5. U.S. Department of Justice, summary of F.B.I. report on Kent State shootings, [no date]
  6. Sylvester Del Corso, Adjutant General, Ohio National Guard, [documents and chronology of events]
  7. James A. Rhodes, press conference transcripts, [May 3, 1970]
  8. Robert I. White, press conference transcripts, [May 5, 1970]
  9. "Kent State Criminal Trial" [summaries by Ted Joy], October 21, 1974-November 8, 1974
  10. Miscellaneous documents related to May 4, [includes excerpts from police log, Ohio use-of-force rules, mass arrest information]
  11. ACLU report, "Potential National Guard Defendants in the Kent State Shootings"
  12. Court Cases, Krause v. Rhodes civil suit, [Rhodes interrogatories, 2 copies]
  13. Court Cases, Krause v. Rhodes civil suit, [pages 1-106]
  14. Court Cases, Krause v. Rhodes civil suit, [pages 107-235]
  15. Court Cases, Krause v. Rhodes civil suit, [continued deposition of James A. Rhodes, pages 1-98]
  16. Court Cases, Krause v. Rhodes civil suit, [Del Corso and Canterbury interrogatories and list of trial exhibits]
  17. Court Cases, Krause v. Rhodes civil suit, [Del Corso and Canterbury interrogatories]
  18. Court Cases, Krause v. Rhodes civil suit, [Gerald L. Scalf deposition]
  19. Court Cases, Krause v. Rhodes civil suit, [Robert Canterbury deposition]
  20. Court Cases, Krause v. Rhodes civil suit, [Alexander Dale Stephenson deposition]
  21. Court Cases, Krause v. Rhodes civil suit, [Plaintiff's closing argument]
  22. Court Cases, Krause v. Rhodes civil suit, [Memorandum of the Court]
  23. Court Cases, Krause v. Rhodes civil suit, appeal from the U.S. District Court, [includes Thomas bibliographic references]
  24. Court Cases, Krause v. Rhodes civil suit, [application for injunction]
  25. Court Cases, Krause v. Rhodes civil suit, [Order, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit]
  26. Matthew McManus interview, [transcripts]
  27. KSU Office of Vice-President for Student Affairs, "Emergency Procedures for Student Disorders and Disruptions"
  28. Chester A. Williams statement
  29. Concerned Faculty statement, [May 3, 1970]
  30. Army Regulations, "Acquisition and Storage of Information Concerning Non-Affiliated Persons and Organizations"
  31. "KENFOUR" [interviews, notes, etc. in Ohio], October 13-16, 1978
  32. Notebook, "FBI Report" and "Scranton Files"
  33. Notebook, "FBI/Cointelpro: Kent State Report" [December 1977]
  34. Notebook, Kent State [clippings, Kent Legal Defense Fund archives, oral history]
  35. Notebook, Kent State volume 1, [September-October 1977]
  36. Notebook, Kent State volume 3, [October-November 1977]
  37. Notebook, Kent State volume 4, [December 1977]
  38. Notebook, Kent State: Scranton Commission Files: Wrap up
  39. Notebook, Oral Report transcripts, [no date]
  40. Notebook, PCUU Hearings: Kent State

May 4 Collection -- Box 64E

Series 4: Subject Files

Folder--Contents

  1. CIA, [guide to federal records in the National Archives]
  2. CIA, [clippings and articles], 1965-1974
  3. CIA, [clippings and articles], 1975
  4. CIA, [clippings and articles], 1976-1977
  5. CIA, [clippings and articles], 1989-1990
  6. CIA, [clippings and articles], 2001-2002
  7. CIA, [clippings and articles], 2001-2002
  8. CIA, [clippings and articles], [no date]
  9. CIA, [correspondence and reports]
  10. CIA, [reports, book excerpts]
  11. Kent State, [clippings and articles], 1969-1976
  12. Kent State, [clippings and articles], 1970
  13. Kent State, [clippings and articles], 1970
  14. Kent State, [clippings and articles], 1970
  15. Kent State, [clippings and articles], 1970
  16. Kent State, [clippings and articles], 1970
  17. Kent State, [clippings and articles], 1970
  18. Kent State, [clippings and articles], 1975-1980
  19. Legal Documents, [affidavit of Harold M. Finley], February 19, 1975
  20. Legal Documents, [affidavit of Major Donald E. Manly, Jr., Ret., February 25, 1975
  21. Legal Documents, Civil Action no. C73-332, Barbara Lee Shirley v. Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools..., September 23, 1974, [includes reference to Scheuer v. Rhodes]
  22. Legal Documents, Civil Action no. 2912, Quinton David Palmer, by next friend, Marie Palmer v. Roger Hall, Larry Foster, et al., July 29, 1974, [includes reference to Scheuer v. Rhodes]
  23. Legal Documents, [Charles Thomas arbitration], 1980
  24. Legal Documents, Charles A. Thomas III, v. Federal Bureau of Investigation, et al. [Civil Action Number CA-80-0710], Affidavit of Charles A. Thomas III, [1980]

May 4 Collection -- Box 64F

Series 4: Subject Files

Folder--Contents

  1. Charles Thomas, [Supreme Court Project, NARS correspondence and evaluations, letters to Arthur Krause], 1976
  2. FBI, [Kent Legal Defense Fund reports], 1970
  3. FOIA, [requests and legal actions], October 3, 1977-July 24, 1980
  4. FOIA, [miscellaneous requests, correspondence, newspaper article on FOIA requests]
  5. Iraq/Gulf War, [clippings]
  6. Kent State, [Thomas appearances, correspondence, press clippings]
  7. Kent State, [Thomas statements and articles]
  8. Project on Official Illegality, [April 15, 1977-June 24, 1977]
  9. Richard Nixon
  10. William Sullivan death

May 4 Collection -- Box 64G

Series 5: Reports

Folder--Contents

  1. FBI/FOIA: Kent State/ROTC Fire Bombing, [First Interim Release A]
  2. FBI/FOIA: Kent State/ROTC Fire Bombing, [First Interim Release B]
  3. FBI/FOIA: Kent State/ROTC Fire Bombing, [First Interim Release C]
  4. FBI/FOIA: Kent State/ROTC Fire Bombing, [First Interim Release D]
  5. FBI/FOIA: Kent State/ROTC Fire Bombing, [Second Interim Release A]
  6. FBI/FOIA: Kent State/ROTC Fire Bombing, [Second Interim Release B]
  7. FBI/FOIA: Kent State/ROTC Fire Bombing, [Second Interim Release C]
  8. FBI/FOIA: Kent State/ROTC Fire Bombing, [Second Interim Release D]
  9. FBI/FOIA: Kent State/ROTC Fire Bombing, [Second Interim Release E]
  10. FBI/FOIA: Kent State/ROTC Fire Bombing, [Second Interim Release F]
  11. FBI/FOIA: Kent State/ROTC Fire Bombing, [Third Interim Release A]
  12. FBI/FOIA: Kent State/ROTC Fire Bombing, [Third Interim Release B]

May 4 Collection -- Box 64H

Series 6: Publications

Folder--Contents

  1. "Citizens' Guide on Using the Freedom of Information Act...", [Union Calendar No. 53]
  2. "Civil Service Reform Oversight, 1980 - Whistleblower," [Subcommittee hearings, Serial No. 96-74]
  3. "December Dialogues: The Settlement Reconsidered," [by Charles Thomas]
  4. Kent State F.A.C.T., [newsletters, October 1977 and March 1978]
  5. "The Kent State Investigation: The Dilemma of the Historian in Technocratic Society," [by Charles Thomas, article and typescript]
  6. "The Kent State Massacre: Blood on Whose Hands?" [by Charles Thomas, magazine article and correspondence concerning article]
  7. Left Review, [Fall 1977]
  8. "MAP, Historian Charge Kent State Cover-up," [in Military Audit, Winter 1979]
  9. New Yorker, "Notes and Comments," May 16, 1970
  10. "On the Brink of 1984," [by E. L. Doctorow in Playboy]
  11. "The Other Kent State Photographer: Howard E. Ruffner," [by Janice Carter in The Plain Dealer Magazine, 1979]
  12. "Unhappy Anniversary," [book review by Charles Thomas]

May 4 Collection -- Box 64 I

Series 7: Manuscripts [Kent State related non-fiction]

Folder--Contents

  1. "Blood of Isaac," [pages 1-100], 1999
  2. "Blood of Isaac," [pages 101-200], 1999
  3. "Blood of Isaac," [pages 201-300], 1999
  4. "Blood of Isaac," [pages 301-400], 1999
  5. "Blood of Isaac," [pages 401-500], 1999
  6. "Blood of Isaac," [pages 501-570], 1999
  7. "Blood of Isaac," [second printed copy, pages 1-99], 1999
  8. "Blood of Isaac," [second printed copy, pages 100-199], 1999
  9. "Blood of Isaac," [second printed copy, pages 200-299], 1999
  10. "Blood of Isaac," [second printed copy, pages 300-399], 1999
  11. "Blood of Isaac," [second printed copy, pages 400-570], 1999
  12. "Blood of Isaac," [second draft, pages 104-198], 2000
  13. "Blood of Isaac," [second draft, pages 199-279], 2000
  14. "Blood of Isaac," [second draft, Appendices], 2000
  15. "Blood of Isaac," [pages 1-83], 2001
  16. "Blood of Isaac," [pages 84-170], 2001

May 4 Collection -- Box 64J

Series 7: Manuscripts [Kent State related non-fiction]

Folder--Contents

  1. "Blood of Isaac," [originally untitled, Chapter 1], 1998
  2. "Blood of Isaac," [originally untitled, Chapter 2], 1998
  3. "Blood of Isaac," [originally untitled, Chapter 3], 1998
  4. "Blood of Isaac," [originally untitled, Chapter 4], 1998
  5. "Blood of Isaac," [originally untitled, Chapter 5], 1998
  6. "Blood of Isaac," [originally untitled, Chapter 6], 1998
  7. "Blood of Isaac," [originally untitled, Chapter 7], 1998
  8. "Blood of Isaac," [originally untitled, Chapter 8], 1998
  9. "Blood of Isaac," [working draft A, pages 1-72], 1998-1999
  10. "Blood of Isaac," [working draft B, pages 72-167], 1998-1999
  11. "Blood of Isaac," [working draft C, pages 167-266], 1998-1999
  12. "Blood of Isaac," [working draft D, pages 267-356], 1998-1999
  13. "Blood of Isaac," [working draft E, pages 356-428], 1998-1999
  14. "Blood of Isaac," [edited version of working draft A]
  15. "Blood of Isaac," [edited version of working draft B]
  16. "Blood of Isaac," [edited version of working draft C]
  17. "Blood of Isaac," [print-out of full text], 1998
  18. "Ten Days that Destroyed a Nation," [pages 1-99], 1998
  19. "Ten Days that Destroyed a Nation," [pages 100-199], 1998
  20. "Ten Days that Destroyed a Nation," [pages 200-299], 1998
  21. "Ten Days that Destroyed a Nation," [pages 300-428], 1998
  22. "Ten Days that Destroyed a Nation," [additions/corrections], 1998
  23. "Ten Days that Destroyed a Nation," [correction notes], 1998

May 4 Collection -- Box 64K

Series 7: Manuscripts [Kent State related non-fiction]

Folder--Contents

  1. "Four Days in May," [introductions, synopsis]
  2. "Four Days in May," [third draft, pages 1-199], September 12, 1979
  3. "Four Days in May," [third draft, pages 200-299], September 12, 1979
  4. "Four Days in May," [third draft, pages 300-399], September 12, 1979
  5. "Four Days in May," [third draft, pages 400-479], September 12, 1979
  6. "Four Days in May," [references], September 12, 1979
  7. "Four Days in May," [third draft, pages 1-99], 1979
  8. "Four Days in May," [third draft, pages 100-199], 1979
  9. "Four Days in May," [third draft, pages 200-299], 1979
  10. "Four Days in May," [third draft, pages 300-479], 1979
  11. "Four Days in May," [fourth draft, pages 1-100], 1989
  12. "Four Days in May," [fourth draft, pages 100-199], 1989
  13. "Four Days in May," [fourth draft, pages 200-352], 1989
  14. "Stately Tomb: The National Archives, Kent State, and the Advent of American Fascism, 1968-1980," [story synopsis]
  15. "Stately Tomb: The National Archives, Kent State, and the Advent of American Fascism, 1968-1980," [third draft, pages 1-141]
  16. "Stately Tomb: The National Archives, Kent State, and the Advent of American Fascism, 1968-1980," [third draft, pages 142-269]
  17. "Stately Tomb: The National Archives, Kent State, and the Advent of American Fascism, 1968-1980," [third draft, pages 270-393]
  18. "Stately Tomb: The National Archives, Kent State, and the Advent of American Fascism, 1968-1980," [third draft, pages 1-99]
  19. "Stately Tomb: The National Archives, Kent State, and the Advent of American Fascism, 1968-1980," [third draft, pages 100-199]
  20. "Stately Tomb: The National Archives, Kent State, and the Advent of American Fascism, 1968-1980," [third draft, pages 200-299]
  21. "Stately Tomb: The National Archives, Kent State, and the Advent of American Fascism, 1968-1980," [third draft, pages 300-393]
  22. "Stately Tomb II: J'ai Veco," [first draft, pages 1-99], 1989
  23. "Stately Tomb II: J'ai Veco," [first draft, pages 100-207], 1989
  24. "Stately Tomb II: J'ai Veco," [bound copy], 1989

May 4 Collection -- Box 64L

Series 7: Manuscripts [Kent State related non-fiction]

Folder--Contents

  1. "Kenfour," [second draft, pages 1-99], October 2, 1978
  2. "Kenfour," [second draft, pages 100-199], October 2, 1978
  3. "Kenfour," [second draft, pages 200-299], October 2, 1978
  4. "Kenfour," [second draft, pages 300-429], October 2, 1978
  5. "Kenfour," [Chapter 1, pages 1-100], 2001?
  6. "Kenfour," [Chapter 1, pages 101-197], 2001?
  7. "Kenfour," [Chapter 1, pages 1-100], 2000 A
  8. "Kenfour," [Chapter 1, pages 101-277], 2000 B
  9. "Kent State: Murder and Cover-Up," [pages 1-119], [no date]
  10. "Kent State: Murder and Cover-Up," [pages 120-239], [no date]
  11. "Kent State: Murder and Cover-Up," [pages 240-388], [no date]
  12. "Kent State: Murder and Cover-Up," [pages 328-357], [no date]
  13. "Kent State: Murder and Cover-Up," [first security copy, pages 1-189], June 9, 1978
  14. "Mission Betrayed: Richard Nixon and the Scranton Commission - Inquiry into Kent State," [pages 1-190], 2002?
  15. "Mission Betrayed: Richard Nixon and the Scranton Commission - Inquiry into Kent State," [pages 1-146], 2002?
  16. Untitled, partial Kent State manuscript, [Chapters 7-10], [no date]
  17. Untitled, partial Kent State manuscript, [revisions], [no date]

May 4 Collection -- Box 64M

Series 8: Manuscripts [fiction/novels]

Folder--Contents

  1. "Done by Hand," [pages 1-150], 1994
  2. "Done by Hand," [pages 151-300], 1994
  3. "Done by Hand," [pages 301-550], 1994
  4. "Done by Hand," [pages 551-700], 1994
  5. "Done by Hand," [pages 701-849], 1994
  6. "Done by Hand," [pages 850-999], 1994
  7. "Done by Hand," [pages 1000,1150], 1994
  8. "Done by Hand," [pages 1151-1200], 1994
  9. "Done by Hand," [pages 1201-1353], 1994
  10. "Done by Hand," [pages 1-200], 1996
  11. "Done by Hand," [pages 200-399], 1996
  12. "Done by Hand," [pages 400-599], 1996
  13. "Done by Hand," [pages 600-799], 1996
  14. "Done by Hand," [pages 800-904], 1996

May 4 Collection -- Box 64N

Series 8: Manuscripts [fiction/novels]

Folder--Contents

  1. "Trial: A Novel on the Occupation of Japan," [pages 1-149], 1982
  2. "Trial: A Novel on the Occupation of Japan," [pages 150-299], 1982
  3. "Trial: A Novel on the Occupation of Japan," [pages 300-399], 1982
  4. "Trial: A Novel on the Occupation of Japan," [pages 400-524], 1982
  5. "Trial: A Novel on the Occupation of Japan," [correspondence about and story synopsis], 1992
  6. "Trial: A Novel on the Occupation of Japan," [pages 1-149], 1992
  7. "Trial: A Novel on the Occupation of Japan," [pages 150-299], 1992
  8. "Trial: A Novel on the Occupation of Japan," [pages 300-468], 1992
  9. "Life University: A Social History," [pages 1-99], [no date]
  10. "Life University: A Social History," [pages 100-199], [no date]
  11. "Life University: A Social History," [pages 200-298], [no date]
  12. "Life University: A Social History," [partial draft, pages 56-151], [no date]
  13. "Life University: A Social History," [partial draft with news clippings, pages 1-55], [no date]
  14. "Life University: A Social History," [early drafts, illustrated chapter]
  15. "Life University: A Social History," [early draft chapters]
  16. "Life University: A Social History," [original draft]
  17. "Life University: A Social History," [transcript and notes about Life College and founder]
  18. "Life University: A Social History," [transcripts of various meetings and addresses concerning Life College and its founder]

May 4 Collection -- Box 64O

Series 8: Manuscripts [fiction/novels]

Folder--Contents

  1. "Frightfest," [story synopsis], 2000
  2. "Frightfest," [original corrected draft, pages 1-99], 2000
  3. "Frightfest," [original corrected draft, pages 100-199], 2000
  4. "Frightfest," [original corrected draft, pages 200-299], 2000
  5. "Frightfest," [original corrected draft, pages 300-399], 2000
  6. "Frightfest," [original corrected draft, pages 400-499], 2000
  7. "Frightfest," [original corrected draft, pages 500-557], 2000
  8. "Frightfest," [incomplete draft], 2000
  9. "Frightfest," [pages 1-99], [no date]
  10. "Frightfest," [pages 100-199], [no date]
  11. "Frightfest," [pages 200-299], [no date]
  12. "Frightfest," [pages 300-399], [no date]
  13. "Frightfest," [pages 400-557], [no date]
  14. "Halloween," [based on "Frightfest," 146 pages], 1999

May 4 Collection -- Box 64P

Series 8: Manuscripts [fiction/novels]

Folder--Contents

  1. "Stepan Razin," [story synopsis], 1991
  2. "Stepan Razin," [pages 1-149], 1979
  3. "Stepan Razin," [pages 150-300], 1979
  4. "Stepan Razin," [pages 300-499], 1979
  5. "Stepan Razin," [pages 500-700], 1979
  6. "Stepan Razin," [pages 701-860], 1979
  7. "Stepan Razin," [pages 1-150], 1989
  8. "Stepan Razin," [pages 151-300], 1989
  9. "Stepan Razin," [pages 301-450], 1989
  10. "Stepan Razin," [pages 451-628], 1989
  11. "Stepan Razin," [pages 1-200], 1990
  12. "Stepan Razin," [pages 200-407], 1990
  13. "Stepan Razin," [pages 408-548], 1990
  14. "Stepan Razin," [pages 549-685], 1990
  15. "Barbara Steele Paradigm," [futuristic segments only], 1988
  16. "Barbara Steele Paradigm," [third draft, pages 1-149], 1988
  17. "Barbara Steele Paradigm," [third draft, pages 150-299], 1988
  18. "Barbara Steele Paradigm," [third draft, pages 300-438], 1988
  19. "Barbara Steele Paradigm," [photographs and note about manuscript]
  20. "Barbara Steele paradigm," [computer printed version, 438 pages], 2000?

May 4 Collection -- Box 64Q

Series 8: Manuscripts [fiction/novels]

Folder--Contents

  1. "Descent," [pages 1-45 and references], 1966
  2. "Descent," [163 pages], 1980
  3. "Descent," [179 pages], 1991
  4. "Jungle Cult," [bound copy, 323 pages], 1992
  5. "Jungle Cult," [pages 1-99], 1992
  6. "Jungle Cult," [pages 100-199], 1992
  7. "Jungle Cult," [pages 200-323], 1992
  8. "The Seventh Seal," [screenplay adapted from Ingrid Bergman film], 1983
  9. "The Hillside," [story synopsis], 1991
  10. "The Hillside," [236 pages], 1991
  11. "The Fourth Beast," [partial manuscript, 20 pages], 1992
  12. "The Fourth of May," [original title for "The Hillside," 200 pages], 1999
  13. "Verdun," [89 pages], 1983
  14. "Voices of the Urban Crisis," [second draft, 34 pages], November 6, 1975
  15. "The H.G. Wells Society," [story synopsis]
  16. "The H.G. Wells Society," [pages 1-99], 1995
  17. "The H.G. Wells Society," [pages 100-199], 1995
  18. "The H.G. Wells Society," [pages 200-299], 1995
  19. "The H.G. Wells Society," [pages 300-392], 1995
  20. "The H.G. Wells Society," [pages 1-99], 1991 draft
  21. "The H.G. Wells Society," [pages 100-224], 1991 draft

May 4 Collection -- Box 64R

Series 8: Manuscripts [fiction/novels]

Folder--Contents

  1. "Endgame," [story synopsis, original title for "Mission: A Novel of Man's Last War"]
  2. "Mission," [first draft, 103 pages], April 22, 1975
  3. "Mission: A Screenplay," [sixth draft, 174 pages], August 8, 1983
  4. "Mission: A Novel of Man's Last War," [185 pages], December 7, 1987
  5. "Mission: A Novel of Man's Last War," [199 pages, 1988?]
  6. "Mission: A Novel of Man's Last War," [158 pages], [1990s?]
  7. "Endgame" [alternate title of "Mission: A Novel of Man's Last War," 204 pages], 1991
  8. "Three Minutes to Twelve," [74 pages], [no date]
  9. "Three Minutes to Twelve," [165 pages], [no date]

May 4 Collection -- Box 64S

Series 9: Miscellaneous Media

This small box contains miscellaneous personal videotapes, audiotapes, and computer disks

Series 10: Links to Thomas' e-books on Kent State shootings

Charles Thomas has provided Web-ready versions of the following texts (All e-books are copyrighted by Charles Thomas):

Blood of Isaac

Chapter One -- "Bad Moon Rising"
Chapter Two -- "All Enemies, Foreign -- and Domestic"
Chapter Three -- "Lost Crusades"
Chapter Four -- "The Burning Question"
Chapter Five -- "Flowers and Bullets"
Chapter Six -- "The Blood of Isaac"
Chapter Seven -- "The Harvest"
Chapter Eight A -- "Noon on Stone Mountain"
Chapter Eight B -- "Noon on Stone Mountain"
Chapter Eight -- "The Killing Fields -- Prelude"

Chapter Nine -- "The Defeated; The Protestors"

Chapter Ten -- "The Defeated; The President"

KENFOUR

Mission Betrayed. (incomplete work)

The Scales Overturned