Special Collections and Archives

Digital Collections

  • Digital Chestnut Burr
    Digital version of the Kent State student yearbook, the Chestnut Burr, published from 1914-1985. Includes searching capability.
  • Digital Daily Kent Stater (fall 1939-summer 1950 and fall 1959-fall 1979)
    Digital version of the Kent Stater / Daily Kent Stater campus newspaper, dating from fall 1939 through summer 1950 and fall 1959 through fall 1979 issues. Additional issues will be added to this digital archive in the future.
  • Kent State University Photographs (Centennial Collection)
    Over 1,300 photographs documenting the 100+ year history of Kent State. Browse by subject area, title, or decade. This collection includes many images of KSU buildings and grounds.
  • Kent State University Campus Maps
    Provides maps documenting the growth and development of Kent State University since its founding in 1910. A joint project of Special Collections and the KSU Map Library.
  • Kent State Shootings: May 4 Digital Archive
    There are hundreds of photographs within the May 4 Collection that are available digitally.

    This guide also provides helpful information on accessing photographs in the May 4 Collection.
  • Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories
    Kent State Shootings Oral History Project collects and provides access to personal accounts of the May 4, 1970, shootings and their aftermath. This site provides access to both the audio and textual transcript of over 100 oral histories.