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George Urban May 4 papers


Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: George Urban May 4 papers
Inclusive Date(s): 1969-1971
Bulk Date(s): 1970-1971
Author: Finding aid prepared by Lael Hughes-Watkins, November 2010
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Lael Hughes-Watkins using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2010
Origination: Urban, George, 1914-1999
Extent: .33 cubic feet (1 document case)
Physical Location: 12th floor (May 4 Collection, Box 2)
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0114
Abstract: The collection contains papers from former Kent State University Secretary George Urban regarding campus disturbances prior to and after the events of May 4, 1970. The collection contains material from 1969 through 1971.
Language(s): The records are in English

Biography of George Urban

George Urban graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Kent State University in 1937 and taught secondary school in Ravenna Township before becoming the assistant editor of the magazine Industry Week. In 1942 he joined the military and retired in 1962 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1965 he became the administrative assistant to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, with additional duties as assistant business manager and director of public events. During 1970 as the Director of Campus Events, he was appointed to the Commission on KSU Violence. In 1973 he served as secretary to trustees. Urban retired from Kent State University in 1983.

Scope and Content

The collection includes papers highlighting the events leading up to and the aftermath of May 4, 1970. The contents of the collection consist of correspondence on the development of the Commission on KSU Violence, the visit of the Ohio Select Legislative Committee on Campus Unrest to Kent State University, questionnaires and surveys on May 4, and an analysis of the public's response to the Kent State Shootings prepared by the Department of Political Science.

Statement of Arrangement

The George Urban May 4 papers are divided into the following series:
Series I: Ohio Select Legislative Sub-Committe on Campus Unrest
Series 2: May 4 Aftermath Questionnaires and Surveys
Series 3: Reports and Analysis
Series 4: Miscellaneous


Related Material

Commission on KSU Violence records. May 4 Collection. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives

Preferred Citation

George Urban May 4 papers. May 4 Collection. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

The George Urban May 4 papers were transferred to Kent State University's Special Collections and Archives through the university's records and retention program.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Persons:
Urban, George, 1914-1999--Archives
Organizations/Corporations:
Kent State University. Commission on K.S.U. Violence
Ohio. Select Legislative Subcommittee on Campus Unrest
Kent State University--History
Functions:
Universities and colleges--Administration
Places:
Kent (Ohio)
Occupations:
College administrators
Material Types:
Correspondence
Reports
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Questionnaires
Surveys (documents)



Detailed Description of The Collection

Series 1: Ohio Select Legislative Sub-Committee on Campus Unrest, 1970-1971
Box 2 / Folder 1
Correspondence: Ohio Select Legislative Committee on Campus Violence, 1970
Box 2 / Folder 1
Correspondence: Ohio Select Legislative Sub-Committee Interim Report, 1970
Box 2 / Folder 2
Correspondence: Development of Commission on KSU Violence, 1970
Box 2 / Folder 3
Membership list Ohio Select State Legislative Sub-Committee, 1970
Box 2 / Folder 4
Events Planning: Visit of Ohio Select Legislative Sub-Committee, 1970
Box 2 / Folder 5
Dr. Eugene P. Wenniger statement to Ohio Select Legislative Sub-Committee, 1971

Series 2: May 4 Aftermath Questionnaires and Surveys, 1970
Box 2 / Folder 6
Correspondence: May 4 questionnaires, 1970-1971
Box 2 / Folder 7
Instructions for data analysis, 1970
Box 2 / Folder 8
KSU student questionnaires and surveys, 1970
Box 2 / Folder 9
KSU faculty and staff questionnaires and surveys, 1970
Box 2 / Folder 10
College of Arts and Science questionnaires, 1970
Box 2 / Folder 11
Responses to questionnaires and surveys, 1970

Series 3: Reports, 1970-1971
Box 2 / Folder 12
Ohio Select Legislative Committee interim report on campus disturbances, 1970
Box 2 / Folder 13
Report: Public Response and Private Feeling: Reaction to the Kent State Situation, 1971
Box 2 / Folder 14
Reaction to the Kent State Situation, interview notes and research, 1970

Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1969-1970
Box 2 / Folder 15
News Clippings, 1969-1971
Box 2 / Folder 16
Policies and Guidelines on Campus Disturbances, 1969-1970
Box 2 / Folder 17
KSU President Robert White statement on campus disturbances, 1970