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Daily Kent Stater microfilm collection


Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Daily Kent Stater microfilm collection
Inclusive Date(s): 1926-2013
Author: Finding aid prepared by Penny White, January 2014
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Penny White using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2014
Origination: Kent State University
Extent: 2.75 cubic feet
Physical Location: 11th floor microfilm cabinet
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0156
Abstract: This group of microfilm, dating from 1926 to 2013, contains copies of Kent State University's student-run campus newspaper from its earliest appearance as the Searchlight in 1926 to its present incarnation as the Daily Kent Stater.
Language(s): The records are in English

History of Daily Kent Stater microfilm collection.

From the formation of a mustache club in 1926, to the controversial events of May 4, 1970, the Daily Kent Stater has played an integral role in documenting the history of Kent State University. The student-run daily campus newspaper first appeared as the Searchlight on February 25, 1926. Just over five months after its establishment, the Searchlight was replaced by the Kent Stater on July 29, 1926. The newspaper took on its current title as the Daily Kent Stater in December of 1953. Today, the Daily Kent Stater is published Monday through Friday during the regular school year, and weekly on Wednesdays during the summer months. The newspaper also maintains an online edition currently called KentWired.com, published jointly with Kent State University's TV-2.

Scope and Content

The Daily Kent Stater microfilm collection, consists of issues of Kent State University's student-run newspaper, dating from 1926-2013. Some reels include issues of the Summer Kent Stater. Early incarnations of the summer publication are also included under the titles: Kent State University Summer News, Kent State University Summer Bulletin, and the Kent Summer News.

Statement of Arrangement

This group of records has been arranged chronologically based on the earliest issue date present on each reel of microfilm.

Related Material

Bound paper copies of the Daily Kent Stater are also available for on-site use in Special Collections and Archives.

Technical Requirements

Daily Kent Stater volumes are photographed on 35mm microfilm and require a microfilm reader to be accessed.

Preferred Citation

Daily Kent Stater microfilm collection. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Accruals

The repository continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
College students--Ohio--Newspapers
Universities and colleges--Ohio--Newspapers
Kent (Ohio)--Newspapers
Portage County (Ohio)--Newspapers
Student newspapers and periodicals--Ohio
Organizations/Corporations:
Kent State Normal College
Kent State College
Kent State University
Places:
Kent (Ohio)
Occupations:
Journalists
Material Types:
Newspapers on microfilm
Microfilms
35mm
Titles:
Searchlight
Kent Stater
Daily Kent Stater
Summer Kent Stater
DKS
Kent State University Summer News
Kent State University Summer Bulletin
Kent Summer News



Detailed Description of the Collection
Reel 1
Daily Kent Stater, February 25, 1926-November 23, 1932
Scope and Content
This periodical is titled the Searchlight from February 25, 1926 - July 22, 1926. On July 29, 1926, the title changes to the Kent Stater.
Reel 2
Daily Kent Stater, December 1, 1932-December 16, 1938
Reel 3
Daily Kent Stater, December 20, 1938-April 9, 1942
Reel 4
Daily Kent Stater, April 10, 1942-October 17, 1947
Reel 5
Daily Kent Stater, October 21, 1947-April 18, 1950
Reel 6
Daily Kent Stater, April 19, 1950-June 2, 1954
Scope and Content
On December 1, 1953, the title of this periodical changes from the Kent Stater to the Daily Kent Stater.
Reel 7
Daily Kent Stater, June 3, 1954-January 28, 1958
Reel 8
Daily Kent Stater, January 29, 1958-April 12, 1961
Reel 9
Daily Kent Stater, September 30, 1958-August 17, 1959
Reel 10
Daily Kent Stater, April 13, 1961-June 4, 1964
Reel 11
Daily Kent Stater, June 5, 1964-May 23, 1967
Reel 12
Daily Kent Stater, May 23, 1967-January 15, 1969
Physical Description: Due to overexposure, issues dating from May 29, 1968 - June 20, 1968 are largely unreadable.
Reel 13
Daily Kent Stater, January 16, 1969-February 13, 1970
Reel 14
Daily Kent Stater, February 20, 1970-April 14, 1971
Physical Description: This reel is fragile. Please seek staff assistance before loading and unloading the microfilm reader.
Reel 15
Daily Kent Stater, April 15, 1971-April 20, 1972
Reel 16
Daily Kent Stater, April 4, 1972-May 31, 1972
Scope and Content
3 copies available.
Reel 17
Daily Kent Stater, June 1, 1972-June 1, 1973
Scope and Content
3 copies available.
Reel 18
Daily Kent Stater, September 26, 1973-April 4, 1974
Scope and Content
3 copies available.
Reel 19
Daily Kent Stater, April 5, 1974-January 7, 1975
Scope and Content
2 copies available. 1 positive and 1 negative.
Reel 20
Daily Kent Stater, January 8, 1975-June 6, 1975
Scope and Content
2 copies available. 1 positive and 1 negative.
Reel 21
Daily Kent Stater, September 24, 1975-April 1, 1976
Scope and Content
2 copies available. 1 positive and 1 negative.
Reel 22
Daily Kent Stater, April 2, 1976-June 4, 1976
Scope and Content
2 copies available. 1 positive and 1 negative.
Reel 23
Daily Kent Stater, September 22, 1976-March 11, 1977
Scope and Content
2 copies available. 1 positive and 1 negative.
Reel 24
Daily Kent Stater, March 29, 1977-June 3, 1977
Scope and Content
2 copies available. 1 positive and 1 negative.
Reel 25
Daily Kent Stater, September 13, 1977-April 6, 1978
Reel 26
Daily Kent Stater, September 19, 1977-April 11, 1978
Reel 27
Daily Kent Stater, April 7, 1978-June 2, 1978
Reel 28
Daily Kent Stater, April 11, 1978-June 2, 1978
Physical Description: Includes a retake of April 7, 1978.
Reel 29
Daily Kent Stater, September 19, 1978-February 16, 1979
Reel 30
Daily Kent Stater, February 17, 1979-June 1, 1979
Reel 31
Daily Kent Stater, September 4, 1979-February 21, 1980
Scope and Content
2 copies available.
Reel 32
Daily Kent Stater, February 22, 1980-August 21, 1980
Scope and Content
2 copies available.
Reel 33
Daily Kent Stater, September 2, 1980-February 3, 1981
Reel 34
Daily Kent Stater, February 4, 1981-August 24, 1981
Reel 35
Daily Kent Stater, September 1, 1981-January 28, 1982
Reel 36
Daily Kent Stater, January 29, 1982-September 17, 1982
Reel 37
Daily Kent Stater, September 21, 1982-February 25, 1983
Reel 38
Daily Kent Stater, March 1, 1983-October 21, 1983
Reel 39
Daily Kent Stater, October 25, 1983-April 19, 1984
Reel 40
Daily Kent Stater, April 17, 1984-November 30, 1984
Reel 41
Daily Kent Stater, December 4, 1984-September 13, 1985
Reel 42
Daily Kent Stater, September 17, 1985-March 19, 1986
Reel 43
Daily Kent Stater, March 20, 1986-October 31, 1986
Reel 44
Daily Kent Stater, November 4, 1986-April 30, 1987
Reel 45
Daily Kent Stater, May 1, 1987-January 29, 1988
Reel 46
Daily Kent Stater, February 2, 1988-September 20, 1988
Reel 47
Daily Kent Stater, September 21, 1988-December 7, 1989
Reel 48
Daily Kent Stater, January 16, 1990-August 30, 1990
Reel 49
Daily Kent Stater, August 31, 1990-March 10, 1991
Reel 50
Daily Kent Stater, March 15, 1991-February 4, 1992
Reel 51
Daily Kent Stater, February 5, 1992-November 13, 1992
Reel 52
Daily Kent Stater, November 17, 1992-September 28, 1993
Reel 53
Daily Kent Stater, September 29, 1993-April 26, 1994
Reel 54
Daily Kent Stater, April 27, 1994-February 17, 1995
Reel 55
Daily Kent Stater, February 21, 1995-December 8, 1995
Reel 56
Daily Kent Stater, January 16, 1996-November 6, 1996
Reel 57
Daily Kent Stater, November 7, 1996-September 18, 1997
Reel 58
Daily Kent Stater, September 19, 1997-May 7, 1998
Reel 59
Daily Kent Stater, May 8, 1998-March 18, 1999
Reel 60
Daily Kent Stater, March 19, 1999-August 18, 1999
Reel 61
Daily Kent Stater, August 31, 1999-April 19, 2000
Reel 62
Daily Kent Stater, April 20, 2000-May 5, 2000
Reel 63
Daily Kent Stater, June 14, 2000-December 8, 2000
Reel 64
Daily Kent Stater, January 16, 2001-August 15, 2001
Reel 65
Daily Kent Stater, August 22, 2001-December 6, 2001
Reel 66
Daily Kent Stater, January 14, 2002-August 21, 2002
Reel 67
Daily Kent Stater, August 26, 2002-December 6, 2002
Reel 68
Daily Kent Stater, January 13, 2003-August 13, 2003
Reel 69
Daily Kent Stater, August 20, 2003-December 5, 2003
Reel 70
Daily Kent Stater, January 13, 2004-April 30, 2004
Reel 71
Daily Kent Stater, June 16, 2004-August 11, 2004
Reel 72
Daily Kent Stater, August 25, 2004-December 10, 2004
Reel 73
Daily Kent Stater, January 18, 2005-March 17, 2005
Reel 74
Daily Kent Stater, March 18, 2005-May 6, 2005
Reel 75
Daily Kent Stater, June 15, 2005-August 17, 2005
Reel 76
Daily Kent Stater, August 24, 2005-December 9, 2005
Reel 77
Daily Kent Stater, January 17, 2006-April 28, 2006
Reel 78
Daily Kent Stater, May 1, 2006-August 26, 2006
Reel 79
Daily Kent Stater, August 28, 2006-December 8, 2006
Reel 80
Daily Kent Stater, January 16, 2007-August 22, 2007
Reel 81
Daily Kent Stater, August 27, 2007-December 7, 2007
Reel 82
Daily Kent Stater, January 14, 2008-August 13, 2008
Reel 83
Daily Kent Stater, August 20, 2008-December 5, 2008
Reel 84
Daily Kent Stater, January 20, 2009-August 19, 2009
Reel 85
Daily Kent Stater, August 26, 2009-December 11, 2009
Reel 86
Daily Kent Stater, January 19, 2010-October 28, 2010
Reel 87
Daily Kent Stater, October 29, 2010-December 10, 2010
Reel 88
Daily Kent Stater, January 10, 2011-August 31, 2011
Scope and Content
2 copies available.
Reel 89
Daily Kent Stater, September 1, 2011-February 29, 2012
Reel 90
Daily Kent Stater, March 1, 2012-August 8, 2012
Reel 91
Daily Kent Stater, August 22, 2012-March 21, 2013
Reel 92
Daily Kent Stater, April 1, 2013-August 14, 2013