Special Collections and Archives

Department of Justice May 4 Investigation, 1970-1973

United States Department of Justice, May 4 Investigation, Records, 1970-1986

May 4 Collection -- Boxes 122-122D

Inventory

Prepared by Brian Leszcz, April 1997; Updated July 2012.
2 document cases and 3 record storage boxes, 3.66 cubic feet, 12th floor
 

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 4,182 pages of material released by the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division under the Freedom of Information Act. The collection consists of memos from the former Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division Jerris Leonard during the original investigation into the Kent State shootings. It also has material from his successor J. Stanley Pottinger, when the investigation was reopened three years later. In addition, there are letters from private citizens sent to the Attorney Generals office, legal papers, miscellaneous correspondence and memoranda, and news clippings regarding the court cases, investigations, requests and opinions resulting from the May 4th incident at Kent State University.

Note to the researcher: Some of this material has been restricted by the Department of Justice for a variety of reasons. After each document entry is a code which lists the level of access and why it has been restricted. The following key explains the meaning of each of these codes.

KEY
(T) Total Release
(PD) Partial Denial
If some of the material has been redacted, here are the reason(s) behind that action:
(b7C) which exempts information pertaining to private citizens, police officers and Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents since disclosure thereof could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy
(b3) which exempts information from disclosure when such disclosure is prohibited by stature and disclosure of documents pertaining to grand jury proceedings are prohibited by Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

Series

  • Box 122: Correspondence and Memoranda (Dept. of Justice, FBI, Attorney General)
  • Box 122 A: Correspondence from Private Citizens to Attorney General's Office
  • Box 122 B: Correspondence from Private Citizens to Attorney General's Office
  • Box 122 C: Legal Papers, Miscellaneous Correspondence, Press Releases
  • Box 122 D: News Clippings



  • May 4 Collection -- Box 122

    Folder -- Contents
    1. Correspondence dated March 10, 1997, from the US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division to Nancy Birk, University Archivist of Kent State University. Provides a reason why some of the materials have been restricted.
    2. Memorandum dated May 6. 1970, from Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. Jerris Leonard asked the FBI to begin an investigation into the May 4 shootings. (1 page) (T)
    3. Memorandum dated May 7, 1970, from Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director FBI. A request for an investigation into the identity of those responsible for burning the ROTC building. (2 pages) (T)
    4. Memorandum dated May 7, 1970, from Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director FBI. A request by the Attorney Generals office that the FBI begin an investigation into the May Fourth shootings. (6 pages) (T)
    5. Memorandum dated May 7, 1970, from Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to John D. Ehrlichman, (former) Counsel to the President. This memo was sent to brief John Ehrlichman on the progress of the Kent State investigation. (2 pages) (T)
    6. Memorandum dated May 11, 1970, from Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to J. Edgar Hoover, (former) Director, FBI with attached May 8, 1970 memo. The May 8 memo directed Jerris Leonard how to prepare his reports for the President. The May 11, 1970 memo requested that the FBI forward copies of memos and teletypes dealing with Kent State to John Ehrlichman. (2 pages) (T)
    7. Memorandum dated June 4, 1970, from Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. A detailed request for photographs from Kent State. (4 pages) (PD) (b7C)
    8. Memorandum dated June 19, 1970, from Robert Murphy, (former) Deputy Chief, Criminal Section, CRT, to Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. Contains preliminary conclusions and recommendations about the shootings as well as a detailed chronology of events. (35 pages) (T)
    9. Memorandum date June 22, 1970, from Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division to the Attorney General. Informed the Attorney General on how he planned to meet with then Portage County District Attorney and to try and get promises of cooperation from him. Leonard also argued that if the District Attorney was offering concrete support then there would be no need to proceed with a Federal Grand Jury. (2 pages) (T)
    10. Memorandum dated July 7, 1970, from Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. This memo tells the Director of the FBI not to take any action mentioned in a referenced memo unless directed by him. (2 pages) (T)
    11. Memorandum dated July 7, 1970, from Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to Will R. Wilson, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division and J. Walter Yeagley, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Internal Security Division. Advises all recipients how the Civil Rights division is allowing Ronald J. Kane (former) local prosecuting attorney for Portage County to proceed with criminal proceedings against the guardsmen involved in the May Fourth shootings. (2 pages) (T)
    12. Memorandum dated July 8, 1970, from Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General , Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. A request for a series of follow up questions to Kent city officials as well as to the National Guardsmen. (9 pages) (PD) (b7C)
    13. Memorandum dated July 16, 1970, from Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. A request that the FBI re interview an unnamed ROTC cadet to determine whether he is the same ROTC cadet who wrote a letter to then Senator Barry Goldwater. Leonard also asked that if they were the same person that he clarify contradictory statements between the letter and statements he made to the FBI. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    14. Memorandum dated November 4, 1970, from Robert A. Murphy, (former) Deputy Chief, Criminal Section, to Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. A report made by Robert Murphy about a meeting he had with the chief Special Prosecutor for the State of Ohio. (4 pages) (PD) (b3)
    15. Memorandum dated November 4, 1970, from David Norman, to James Turner. About a request to identify one of the students in a picture taken at the May 4 rally. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    16. Memorandum dated November 18, 1970, for the Attorney General, from John D. Ehrlichman. Ehrlichman's memo directs that the Attorney General make sure that Jerris Leonard understood that the Federal Government would not request a special grand jury to investigate the May 4 shootings. (1 page) (T)
    17. Memorandum dated March 9, 1971, from Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Attorney General with attachment. Jerris Leonard's recommendation that the Kent State investigation be closed. (5 pages) (T)
    18. Memorandum dated July 2, 1973, from K. William O'Connor, (former) Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Attorney General. O'Connor recommended filing an amicus curia brief for the Scheuer v. Rhodes and Krause v. Rhodes lawsuits that were then pending. (6 pages) (T)
    19. Memorandum dated July 23, 1973, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Attorney General. Mentions that Pat Shea of Congressman Edwards staff verbally requested the serial numbers of Terry Norman's gun. The FBI had no objection to this exchange of information but they did ask that the request be sent in writing. (1 page) (T)
    20. Memorandum dated August 15, 1973, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. Requests that the gun Terry Norman had with him on the Kent State Campus be sent to the Attorney Generals office. He also requested that the FBI provide the Attorney Generals office with a list of evidence and the names of any persons to whom evidence had been turned over to. (2 pages) (PD) (b7C)
    21. Memorandum dated August 22, 1973, from Robert A. Murphy, (former) Chief, Criminal Section, to J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General Civil Rights Division. Outlines the method in which Pottinger recommended seeking felony indictments against Ohio National Guardsmen, McGee, Perkins, Pierce, Shafer, and Zoller as well as misdemeanor indictments against Guardsmen Smith, McManus, and Barry Morris. (4 pages) (T)
    22. Memorandum dated August 22, 1973, from Robert A. Murphy, (former) Chief, Criminal Section, to J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. In this memo Murphy related to Stanley Pottinger how he had informally requested access to the files of the Scranton Commission. (1 page) (T)
    23. Memorandum dated August 23, 1973, from John Hoyle, Attorney, to Robert A. Murphy, (former) Chief, Criminal Section. Hoyle reported to Murphy that he did not think that the FBI report on the ROTC fire would be of any value to their case. (1 page) (T)
    24. Memorandum dated August 28, 1973, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to Robert A. Murphy, (former) Chief, Criminal Section. Outlines steps for the Kent State investigation. (2 pages) (T)
    25. Memorandum dated September 10, 1973, from John C. Hoyle, Attorney, to the files. Summarizes a September 7 meeting with Mr. Mike Szolosi of the Ohio Attorney General's Office. The meeting revolved around the Federal Governments attempt to secure a copy of the repressed Ohio Grand Jury report. (2 pages) (T)
    26. Memorandum dated September 20, 1973, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. Informs the Director which evidence the FBI should retain. (3 pages) (PD) (b7C, b5)
    27. Memorandum for the file, dated September 21, 1973. Summary of a conversation held with the Washington DC police department. The DC police wanted to know whether Terry Norman was under any criminal investigation or if there was any reason for Terry Norman not to return to work as a police officer. (3 pages) (T)
    28. Memorandum dated September 24, 1973, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to Robert Murphy (former) Chief, Criminal Section. Stan Pottinger wrote to Robert Murphy asking if he would be willing to discuss the "Jim Turner theory". (1 page) (T)
    29. Memorandum dated September 24, 1973, from John C. Hoyle, Attorney, Civil Rights Division, to the files. States that there was no interview with an unnamed Guardsman who had bayonetted a student at Kent State. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    30. Memorandum dated September 24, 1973, from John C. Hoyle, Attorney, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, to the files. Summary of a meeting with an unidentified person and reviews some Kent State materials. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    31. Memorandum dated September 25, 1973, from John C. Hoyle, Attorney, Civil Rights Division, to the files. In regards to Ohio National Guard Captain Snyder's Guard allegations that he took a gun from Jeff Miller's body on May 4. (2 pages) (T)
    32. Memorandum dated October 5, 1973, from Robert A. Murphy, (former) Chief, Criminal Section, to J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. About the allegations made by Joseph Rhodes, a former member of the Scranton Commission, was making about the shootings. (1 page) (T)
    33. Memorandum dated October 9, 1973, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to John R. Bartels, Jr., (former) Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Stanley Pottinger requested information about any DEA agents who were assisting the DEA in any investigations and would have been on the KSU campus at the time of the shootings. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    34. Memorandum dated October 10, 1973, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. Includes a series of detailed investigatory steps that Stanley Pottinger wanted the FBI to carry out. (17 pages) (PD) (b7C)
    35. Memorandum dated October 16, 1973, from Walter W. Barnett, (former) Director, Appeals Section, Civil Rights Division, to J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. Barnett argues against the Federal Government filing an amicus curia brief in the Scheuer v. Rhodes and the Krause v. Rhodes civil cases. (2 pages) (T)
    36. Memorandum dated November 1, 1973, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI with attachment. A memo requesting that the FBI investigate allegations that members of the Ohio National Guard who were involved at Kent State had taken polygraph tests. (3 pages) (PD) (b7C)
    37. Memorandum dated November 1, 1973, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to John R. Bartels, (former) Acting Administrator, DEA. A thank you letter to the DEA for their response to an earlier request from the Attorney Generals Office. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    38. Memorandum dated November 16, 1973, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. Requesting additional photographic work on some pictures that the FBI had sent to the Assistant Attorney Generals office. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    39. Memorandum dated November 16, 1973, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Solicitor General recommending that a amicus curia brief be filed in the Scheuer v. Rhodes and the Krause v. Rhodes lawsuits. (11 pages) (T)
    40. Memorandum dated November 16, 1973, from Robert A. Murphy, (former) Chief, Criminal Section, to Thomas R. Hunt, (former) Executive Officer, Civil Rights Division. A request for the expenditure of $300 to rebuild a model of Kent State for the investigation. (1 page) (T)
    41. Memorandum dated December 3, 1973, from John Hoyle, Attorney, Criminal Section, to Robert A. Murphy, (former) Chief, Criminal Section. About a list of tasks for the investigation that the FBI had not completed at that date. (2 pages) (PD) (b7C)
    42. Memorandum dated December 5, 1973, from Robert A. Murphy, (former) Chief, Criminal Section, to J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. A synopsis of what the Attorney Generals Office had done since the reopening of the Kent State inquiry in August of 1973. It ends with a series of questions that he recommended that a Grand Jury should try and investigate. (12 pages) (T)
    43. Memorandum dated December 7, 1973, from Robert A. Murphy, (former) Chief, Criminal Section, to J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. Outlines their strategy for introducing evidence to the Grand Jury. (4 pages) (PD) (b7C. b3)
    44. Memorandum dated December 12, 1973, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. The memo states that a Grand Jury was about to convene in Cleveland and that it was possible that the US Attorney General would have need of the FBI to investigate questions for the Grand Jury. It also requests that evidence be prepared for the Grand Jury. (4 pages) (PD) (b7C)
    45. Memorandum dated December 12, 1973, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. A request that an unnamed FBI Agent be sent to Cleveland to testify before a Grand Jury. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    46. Memorandum dated February 21, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI asking the FBI to subject Howard R. Fallon and Frank Haas (former Ohio National Guardsmen) to polygraph examinations. (2 pages) (PD) (b7C)
    47. Memorandum dated March 8, 1974, from Robert A. Murphy, (former) Chief, Criminal Section, to J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. Recommended what charges should be brought and anticipated defense strategies that the indicted guardsmen might use. It also outlines a series questions and answers provided by several of the guardsmen. (53 pages) (PD) (b3)
    48. Memorandum dated March 20, 1974, from Robert A. Murphy, (former) Chief, Criminal Section, to J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. A recommendation on which guardsmen to prosecute and on what charges. (4 pages) (T)
    49. Memorandum dated April 11, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to Director, FBI. Request that the FBI interview two guardsmen about issuing weapons. (2 pages) (PD) (b7C)
    50. Memorandum dated April 15, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. A letter thanking the FBI for their assistance in the investigation, especially an unnamed agent. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    51. Memorandum dated April 18, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. Requesting that the FBI locate two unnamed undercover agents who might have been present on the KSU campus on May 4, 1970. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    52. Memorandum dated April 26, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. Requesting that the FBI interview Charles L. Guthrie from the Ohio National Guard. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    53. Memorandum dated June 4, 1974, from Robert A. Murphy, (former) Chief, Criminal Section, to J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. Recommendations on how to turn over testimony from the Federal Grand Jury, to Ohio State officials. (4 pages) (PD) (b7C)
    54. Memorandum dated June 7, 1974, from John C. Hoyle, Attorney, Civil Rights Division, to Robert A. Murphy, (former) Chief, Criminal Section. A recommendation that the US Attorney General's Office, under the Fifth Amendment, had to turn over evidence to the defense in the case of United States v. Shafer a large number of statements that were helpful to the defense. (9 pages) (T)
    55. Memorandum dated June 21, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. A report on the sequence in which Ohio National Guard weapons were collected for testing purposes. (5 pages) (PD) (b7C)
    56. Memorandum dated July 5, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. A request that the FBI interview Captain Brent E. Robertson about the Kent State incident. (2 pages) (T)
    57. Memorandum dated July 15, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. Pottinger wrote to tell the FBI that attorney Paul Lawrence would contact an unnamed FBI Agent to tell him what materials needed to be produced at a pre-trial discovery session that was to be held on July 19, 1974. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    58. Memorandum dated July 16, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. About a motion filed by seven defendants in the Kent State case to suppress the contents of interviews conducted by the FBI as they investigated the Kent State shootings. (2 pages) (PD) (b7C)
    59. Memorandum dated July 29, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. A request for a copy of a tape. (1 page) (T)
    60. Memorandum dated August 6, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI with attachment. Asks the FBI if any electronic surveillance measures had been conducted on any of the defendants in the KSU trial. Stanley Pottinger also asks the FBI to determine where the bullet impacted after it had passed through the sculpture in front of Taylor Hall. Finally he requests that the FBI interview Robert L. Stewart, a member of the KSU Police Department, about his location during the shootings. (23 pages) (T)
    61. Memorandum dated September 10, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director of the FBI. The Attorney Generals office requested that the FBI find out which of the governments witnesses had criminal convictions, to relay to the Attorney General's office the location of several FBI agents, and requests analysis of seven handwriting samples. (2 pages) (T)
    62. Memorandum dated September 17, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director. Refers to the previous letter and mentions that they had sent to the court and to the defense attorneys the addresses of potential witnesses. He also asked that the FBI verify that their addresses were correct. (1 page) (T)
    63. Memorandum for the Attorney General dated September 24, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. This memo mentions that the media had taken many pictures that would be valuable at the trial. Pottinger asked the Attorney General to allow him to issue subpoenas to members of the media who took pictures on May 4. (2 pages) (T)
    64. Memorandum dated September 26, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. About alleged deviations by the FBI when they interviewed the defendants of the May 4 case. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    65. Memorandum dated October 11, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director. A request that several unnamed FBI agents be in Cleveland for a pretrial hearing. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    66. Memorandum dated October 21, 1974, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. Pottinger asked the FBI to see if they had any information on potential jury members. (1 page) (T)
    67. Memorandum dated December 2, 1974, from Brian K. Landsberg, (former) Chief, Appellate Section, to J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. A discussion on whether double jeopardy would apply to a possible United States appeal in United States v. Shafer. (8 pages) (T)
    68. Memorandum dated December 19, 1974, from John C. Hoyle, Attorney, Appellate Section, to the files. Summarizes the discussion that he had with the Deputy Attorney General, the Solicitor General, Stanley Pottinger, Brian Landsberg, Bob Murphy, and John Hoyle about whether to proceed with an appeal of United States v. Shafer, et al. They reached a conclusion that they could not file such an appeal because it would be a case of double jeopardy. (3 pages) (T)
    69. Memorandum dated April 4, 1975, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. Pottinger reported that if anyone wanted items back that had been used in the trial they needed to write a letter to the FBI or to Robert Murphy. He also told the FBI that the plaintiffs in the civil case would probably subpoena the government for the weapons used by the Ohio National Guard and that those items had to be kept until a decision was made about them. (1 page) (T)
    70. Memorandum dated May 1, 1975, from J. Stanley Pottinger, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to the Director, FBI. Concerning the return of audio tapes and pictures that the government had used as evidence. (1 page) (PD) (b7C)
    71. Memorandum (undated) from Jerris Leonard, (former) Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, to Ronald Kane, Portage County Prosecutor. Discusses which laws could be used to indict Lawrence Shafer from the Ohio National Guard; what strategies such a defendant would use; and summarizes some of the FBI findings that would weaken the defense (14 pages) (T)
    72. Memorandum (undated) from John Hoyle & Paul S. Lawrence, (former) Attorneys, Criminal Section, to Robert A. Murphy, (former) Chief, Criminal Section. Concerning a September 1, 1973 meeting with Michael Szolosi (then Assistant Attorney General for Ohio) to inspect the physical evidence in Ohio's possession. Hoyle and Lawrence expressed a concern that the chain of evidence might be damaged because so many different agencies had custody of the materials. (3 pages) (T)
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    Box 122A [The items found in this box are classified under (PD) (b7C), except for folder 1]

    Folders--Contents

    1. Correspondence from Nelson D. Hermilla, Chief , Freedom of Information /Privacy Acts Branch Civil Rights Division to Nancy Birk, University Archivist of Kent State University, March 10 1997
    2. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, May 5, 1970-July 23, 1970
    3. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, July 30, 1970-August 22, 1970
    4. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, August 27,1970-October 17, 1970
    5. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, October 17, 1970-October 27, 1970
    6. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, October 28, 1970-November 5, 1970
    7. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, November 5, 1970-November 13, 1970
    8. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, November 13,1970-November 18, 1970
    9. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, November 18, 1970-November 23, 1970
    10. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, November 25, 1970- December 3,1970
    11. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, December 3, 1970-December 14, 1970
    12. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, December 14, 1970-January 29, 1971
    13. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, February 1. 1971-July 14, 1971
    14. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, July 15, 1971-August 10, 1971
    15. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, August 11, 1971-August 27, 1971
    16. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, September 2, 1971-September 16, 1971
    17. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, September 17, 1971-October 21, 1971
    18. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, October 28, 1971-January 17, 1972
    19. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, January 20, 1972-March 28, 1972
    20. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, March 28, 1972-August 2, 1972
    21. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, August 10, 1972-December 19, 1972
    22. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, December 19, 1972-December 31, 1972
    23. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, January 1, 1973-January 13, 1973
    24. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, January 17, 1973-February 13, 1973
    25. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney Genera's Office, February 13, 1973-June 12, 1973
    26. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, June 15, 1973-July 16, 1973
    27. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, July 19, 1973-August 4, 1973
    28. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, August 5, 1973-August 10, 1973
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    Box 122 B [The items found in this box are classified under (PD)(b7C)]

    Folders--Contents

    1. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, August 10, 1973- August 20, 1973
    2. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, August 21,1973-September 7, 1973
    3. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, September 7, 1973-September 25, 1973
    4. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, September 25, 1973-October 16, 1973
    5. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, October 16, 1973-November 12, 1973
    6. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, November 13, 1973-November 24, 1973
    7. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, November 27, 1973-January 7, 1974
    8. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, January 7, 1974-February 6, 1974
    9. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, February 7, 1974-February 8, 1974
    10. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, February 12, 1974-March 17, 1974
    11. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, March 22, 1974-April 15, 1974
    12. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, April 15, 1974-April 17, 1974
    13. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, April 17, 1974-April 24, 1974
    14. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, April 24, 1974-April 29, 1974
    15. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, April 30, 1974-May 9, 1974
    16. Correspondence form Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, May 9, 1974 -June 26, 1974
    17. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, June 28, 1974-September 18, 1974
    18. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, September 21, 1974-November 9, 1974
    19. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, November 10, 1974-December 3, 1974
    20. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, December 3, 1974-December 4, 1974
    21. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office December 4, 1974-December 5, 1974
    22. Correspondence form Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, December 5, 1974-January 3, 1975
    23. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, January 3, 1975-January 8, 1975
    24. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, January 8, 1975-February 24, 1975
    25. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, March 10, 1975-May 27, 1975
    26. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, May 27, 1975-July 1, 1975
    27. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, July 1, 1975-July 30, 1975
    28. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, August 28, 1975-December 18, 1975
    29. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, January 1, 1976-August 11, 1976
    30. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, August 13, 1976 - August 16, 1976
    31. Correspondence from Private Citizens sent to the Attorney General's Office, March 10, 1977-February 15, 1980
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    Box 122 C [The items found in this box are classified under (T)]

    Folders-- Contents

    1. Legal Papers: Index to the pleadings [folders 2-19] [concerning the case of United States of America vs. Lawrence A. Shafer, et al.], List of interviews that took place from May 4, 1970-May 15, 1970 [concerning the May 4th incident at Kent State University]
    2. Legal papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], July 24, 1974-August 2, 1974
    3. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], 1974
    4. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], July 1974-August 5, 1974
    5. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], July 1974-August 5, 1974
    6. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], April 4, 1974-September 30, 1974
    7. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], April 1974 -September 24, 1974
    8. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case and summaries of the Kent State incident], August 26, 1974 -September 10, 1974
    9. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], July 12, 1974
    10. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], May 23, 1974 -September 6, 1974
    11. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], April 25, 1974-July 6, 1974
    12. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], July 3, 1974 -July 18,1974
    13. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], July 20, 1974 -July 30, 1974
    14. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], August 19, 1974 - August 28, 1974
    15. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], August 6, 1974
    16. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], July 19, 1974 - August 6, 1974
    17. Legal Papers: [pleadings pleadings concerning the Shafer case], July 19, 1974
    18. Legal Papers: [pleadings and a witness list, a list of exhibits, and a list of photographers concerning the Shafer case], September 3, 1976
    19. Legal Papers: [pleadings concerning the Shafer case], April 25, 1974-February 25, 1974
    20. Miscellaneous Correspondence: [concerning the investigation, and opinions resulting from the May 4th incident which occurred at Kent State University], May 21, 1970-November 17, 1970
    21. Miscellaneous Correspondence: [concerning the investigation, requests, and opinions resulting from the May 4th incident which occurred at Kent State University], February 9, 1971-October 31, 1971
    22. Miscellaneous Correspondence: [concerning the investigation, court cases, requests, and opinions resulting from the May 4th incident which occurred at Kent State University], September 14, 1973-December 14, 1973
    23. Miscellaneous Correspondence: [concerning the investigations, requests, and opinions resulting from the May 4th incident which occurred at Kent State University], January 11, 1974-December 19, 1974
    24. Miscellaneous Correspondence: [concerning the investigations, court cases, and requests resulting from the May 4th incident which occurred at Kent State University], January 21, 1975-December 3, 1975
    25. Miscellaneous Correspondence: [concerning the investigations, court cases, requests, and opinions resulting from the May 4th incident which occurred at Kent State University], January 1, 1976-April 16, 1986
    26. Miscellaneous Papers: [concerning the May 4th incident at Kent State University], October 13, 1970- December 19, 1973
    27. Miscellaneous Papers: [concerning the investigation, court cases, requests, and opinions resulting from the May 4th incident which occurred at Kent State University], April 17, 1974-1975
    28. Miscellaneous Papers: [concerning the investigations, court cases, and opinions resulting from the May 4th incident at Kent State University, no date]
    29. Memoranda: [concerning the investigation resulting from the May 4th incident which occurred at Kent State University], June 3, 1970-November 14, 1970
    30. Memoranda: [concerning the investigations, court cases, and interviews resulting from the May 4th incident which occurred at Kent State University], August 22, 1973-December 20, 1973
    31. Memoranda: [concerning the investigations and court cases resulting from the May 4th incident which occurred at Kent State University], January 3, 1974-December 20, 1978
    32. Press Releases and interviews: [concerning the investigation and court cases resulting from the May 4th incident], May 15, 1970-August 3, 1973
    33. Press Releases and Interviews: [concerning the investigations and court cases resulting from the May 4th incident], November 13, 1973-April 3, 1974
    34. Summary of FBI Reports, 1970
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    Box 122 D [The items in this box are classified under (T)]

    Folders--Contents

    1. News Clippings: May 15, 1970-August 15, 1973
    2. News Clippings: March 2, 1975-June 11, 1975
    3. News Clippings: June 12, 1975-June 30, 1975
    4. News Clippings: July 1, 1975-July 29, 1975
    5. News Clippings: July 30, 1975-March 15, 1978