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John Ohles papers

John Ohles, Papers, 1966-2001

May 4 Collection -- Boxes 171, 171A, 171B, 171C and 172, 172A

Finding Aid

Prepared by Nancy Birk, 28 April 1998 and Stephanie Wachalec, 17 September
2001; Updated February 2012.
4 record storage boxes + 3 oversize boxes, 5 cubic feet, 12th floor


Biographical Note

Dr. John Ford Ohles (July 30, 1920 - February 8, 1988) Emeritus Professor of Education was a faculty member at Kent State from 1966 until 1985. In 1982, he was a Fulbright Scholar to Norway. Ohles was a member of several scholastic honorary societies and professional organizations. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II (1942 - 1946). Before coming to Kent, Ohles was a high school teacher in Minnesota and Iowa and a member of the faculties at State University Colleges of New York at Freedonia and Cortland.


Scope and Content

Dr. Ohles' collection begins in the late 1960s with correspondence, faculty newsletters, and newsclippings of the events leading up to May 4th, 1970. Flyers, newsclippings, and newsletters comprise the bulk of the collection from (1970-1975). Commemorative programs, slides, and photographs complete the collection.


May 4th Collection -- Box 171

Folder -- Contents

  1. Academic Information: 1966-1967
  2. Assignments: After college shut down, 1970 (original)
  3. Assignments: After college shut down, 1970 (photocopy)
  4. Correspondence: 1968
  5. Correspondence: 1969
  6. Correspondence: 1969-71 Faculty Senate
  7. Correspondence: 1970
  8. Correspondence: 1971
  9. Correspondence: 1972
  10. Correspondence: 1973
  11. Correspondence: 1974
  12. Correspondence: 1975
  13. Correspondence: 1976
  14. Correspondence: 1977
  15. Correspondence: 1978
  16. Correspondence: 1978 Crawford, Indiana Social Studies class project about May 4th
  17. Correspondence: 1979
  18. Correspondence: 1980-83
  19. Correspondence: 1984-87
  20. Correspondence: No Date
  21. Ephemera: Armband "Move the Gym!"
  22. Ephemera: Armband "Remember Kent and Jackson State, Stop the Draft."
  23. Ephemera: Business card of Andrew Jones, Senior Editor of Reader's Digest
  24. Ephemera: Patch Dove with KSU
  25. Flyers: February, 1971
  26. Flyers: Faculty Meeting April 26, 1971
  27. Flyers: May, 1972
  28. Flyers: 1973
  29. Flyers: May 4,1974
  30. Flyers: 1975-1976
  31. Flyers: 1977-1978
  32. Flyers: Kent State: What Happened and Why by James A. Michener (no date)
  33. Magazines: Social Education Vol. 35 no. 4 (April, 1971)
  34. Magazine Articles: "Why Those Students Are Protesting" (no author, essay) Time (May 3, 1968)
  35. Magazine Articles: "Students-- Signs of Moderation" (no author) Time (February 28, 1969)
  36. Magazine Articles: "The College Student Rebellion: Explanations and Answers" by Bruno Bettelheim Phi Theta Kappan (May, 1969)
  37. Magazine Articles: "Riots and Disorders: Getting Your Money's Worth..." by Jean Dresden Grambs Catholic Educational Review Vol. 67 no. 2 (November, 1969)
  38. Magazine Articles: "Student Unrest: Sources and Consequences" by Leon Eisenberg Science Vol. 167 (March 27, 1970)
  39. Magazine Articles: "After Cambodia and Kent: Academe Enters Congressional Politics" by Luther J. Carter Time (May 22, 1970)
  40. Magazine Articles: " The New Student Crusade: Working the System" (no author) Time (May 25, 1970)
  41. Magazine Articles: "Thoughts on a Troubled El Dorado by Henry Grunwald Time (June 22, 1970)
  42. Magazine Articles: "The Background of the Tragedy at Kent State University" (no author) The American Legion Magazine (July, 1970)
  43. Magazine Articles: "Student-Student Polarization Plagues U.S. Campuses" by Samuel Z. Goldhaber Science Vol. 169 (July 3, 1970)
  44. Magazine Articles: "New Policy for the Government-University Partnership by A Hunter Dupree Science Vol. 169 no. 3941 (July 10, 1970)
  45. Magazine Articles: "President Nixon's Comments on the Scranton Report" Todays Education (February, 1971)
  46. Magazine Articles: "Kent State..." by James Michener, condensed in Reader's Digest (March, 1971)
  47. Magazine Articles: " Outer Darkness" review of Michener's book by Ed Magnuson Time (May 3, 1971)
  48. Magazine Articles: "Kansas State U: Whatever Happened to Good Old State U.? by Deborah Shapley Science Vol. 174 (November 19, 1971)
  49. Magazine Articles: "The Changed Mood of the '70s" (no author) A. D.(January, 1975)
  50. Magazine Articles: " Last Act at Kent State" (no author) Time(September 8, 1975)
  51. Magazine Articles: "Making Sense of Kent State State" by Jerry M. Lewis Intellect (March, 1976)
  52. Magazine Articles: "Still More Wounds at Kent State" (no author) Time (July, 1977)
  53. Magazine Articles: "Kent State Memorial" by Mark Stevens with Cathleen McGuigan Newsweek (September 11, 1978)
  54. Magazine Articles: "The Kent State Massacre: Blood on Whose Hands? by Charles Thomans Gallery (April, 1979)
  55. Magazine Articles: "The Seventies, Ten Years That Shook America" by Larry Martz Newsweek (November 19, 1979)
  56. Magazine Articles: " The Seveties" by Jack Kroll, Bill Roeder, and Diane Shah Newsweek (November 19, 1979)
  57. Magazine Articles: "More Than People Died at Kent State" by James Manvers The Nation (April 26, 1980)
  58. Magazine Articles: "Honorable Mention Award for Jerry M. Lewis and Dan Mc Combs" 1994-54 Northern Ohio Live Awards of Achievement Edition
  59. Magazine Articles: " Anguish, Anger and Apathy" by Rich Warren Ohio Magazine May, 2000
  60. Magazine Articles: No date
  61. May 1-4, 1971: Schedule of Events
  62. May 4, 1975: Memorial Service and Marker Dedication
  63. May 4, 1979: Convocation of the Faculty
  64. May 3, 1980: Faculty Commemorative Program
  65. May 4, 1980: Schedule of Events
  66. May 4, 1981: Schedule of Events
  67. May Fourth Coalition: Chronology of HPER Facility
  68. May Fourth Task Force: Chronology of Events May 1-4, 1970
  69. May Fourth Task Force: Chronological Summary of the May 4th Court Cases
  70. Newsclippings: Orangeburg (February 14, 1968-February 4, 1973)
  71. Newsclippings: Campus Unrest (June 2, 1967-October 30, 1969)
  72. Newsclippings: Southern University (May 14, 1969-October 13, 1973 -- most Nov.-Dec., 1972)
  73. Newsclippings: May 1-6, 1970
  74. Newsclippings: May 7-8, 1970
  75. Newsclippings: May 9-11, 1970
  76. Newsclippings: May 12-14, 1970
  77. Newsclippings: May 15-17, 1970
  78. Newsclippings: May 18-21, 1970
  79. Newsclippings: May 22-26, 1970
  80. Newsclippings: May 27-31, 1970
  81. Newsclippings: June 1-7, 1970
  82. Newsclippings: June 8-14, 1970
  83. Newsclippings: June 15-21, 1970
  84. Newsclippings: June 22-30, 1970
  85. Newsclippings: July 1-12, 1970
  86. Newsclippings: July 13-21, 1970
  87. Newsclippings: July 22-31, 1970
  88. Newsclippings: August-September, 1970
  89. Newsclippings: Jackson State (October 4, 1970-January 27, 1982 -- most 1972)

May 4th Collection -- Box 171A

Folder -- Contents

  1. Newsclippings: October, 1970
  2. Newsclippings: November, 1970
  3. Newsclippings: December, 1970
  4. Newsclippings: January-February, 1971
  5. Newsclippings: March-April, 1971
  6. Newsclippings: May, 1971
  7. Newsclippings: June-August, 1971
  8. Newsclippings: September-December, 1971
  9. Newsclippings: January, 1972
  10. Newsclippings: February, 1972
  11. Newsclippings: March, 1972
  12. Newsclippings: Disturbance Spring, 1972 (March 25-May 4)
  13. Newsclippings: Disturbance Spring, 1972 (May 5-16)
  14. Newsclippings: April, 1972
  15. Newsclippings: May, 1972
  16. Newsclippings: June, 1972
  17. Newsclippings: July, 1972
  18. Newsclippings: August, 1972
  19. Newsclippings: September, 1972
  20. Newsclippings: October, 1972
  21. Newsclippings: November, 1972
  22. Newsclippings: December, 1972
  23. Newsclippings: January, 1973
  24. Newsclippings: February, 1973
  25. Newsclippings: March, 1973
  26. Newsclippings: April, 1973
  27. Newsclippings: May, 1973
  28. Newsclippings: June, 1973
  29. Newsclippings: July, 1973
  30. Newsclippings: August, 1973
  31. Newsclippings: September, 1973
  32. Newsclippings: October, 1973
  33. Newsclippings: November, 1973
  34. Newsclippings: December, 1973
  35. Newsclippings: Grand Jury, 1974
  36. Newsclippings: March, 1974
  37. Newsclippings: April, 1974
  38. Newsclippings: May, 1974
  39. Newsclippings: July, 1974
  40. Newsclippings: August, 1974
  41. Newsclippings: September, 1974
  42. Newsclippings: October, 1974
  43. Newsclippings: November 1974
  44. Newsclippings: January-April, 1975
  45. Newsclippings: May, 1975
  46. Newsclippings: June-July, 1975
  47. Newsclippings: August-December, 1975
  48. Newsclippings: January-April, 1976
  49. Newsclippings: May, 1976
  50. Newsclippings: June-December, 1976
  51. Newsclippings: January-April, 1977
  52. Newsclippings: May, 1977
  53. Newsclippings: June, 1977

May 4th Collection -- Box 171B

Folder -- Contents

  1. Newsclippings: July, 1977
  2. Newsclippings: August, 1977
  3. Newsclippings: September, 1977
  4. Newsclippings: October, 1977
  5. Newsclippings: November-December, 1977
  6. Newsclippings: January-April, 1978
  7. Newsclippings: May-December, 1978
  8. Newsclippings: 1979
  9. Newsclippings: January-April, 1980
  10. Newsclippings: May, 1980
  11. Newsclippings: June-December, 1980
  12. Newsclippings: 1981 and 1982
  13. Newsclippings: 1983 and 1984
  14. Newsclippings: 1985 and 1986
  15. Newsclippings: 1987-1989

May 4th Collection -- Box 171C

Folder -- Contents

  1. Newsclippings: 1990
  2. Newsclippings: 1991-1994
  3. Newsclippings: 1995-1999
  4. Newsclippings: 2000-2002
  5. Newsclippings: No Date
  6. Newsletters: Ohio Association for Higher Education (June 18, 1970)
  7. Pamphlet: Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development
  8. Pamphlet: The May Fourth Site, 1980
  9. Photographs: Blanket Hill 1972/May 1975, Tent City July 1977
  10. Photographs: May 4th, 1986/1987, May 3-4th, 1995
  11. Programs, Dedication of the May 4 Room, Library, May 3, 1974
  12. Programs, Church Bulletin: 1974
  13. Programs: Two Generations of Brubeck, February 25, 1975
  14. Programs, Ecumenical Memorial Service: May 4, 1975
  15. Programs, Faculty Commemorative Program: May 3, 1980
  16. Programs, 18th Annual Commemoration: May 3-4, 1988
  17. Programs, Dedication Ceremony: May 4, 1990 (includes map and parking pass)
  18. Publications: Academic Information Bulletin no. 81 (September 28, 1971)
  19. Publications: Annual Vol. 92 (1983) Review of Kent State/May 4: Echoes Through a Decade by Scott L. Bills
  20. Publications: The Black Watch Vol. 8 no. 2 (August 4, 1977)
  21. Publications: Campus News Vol. 1 no. 1 (no date)
  22. Publications: Chestnut Burr Coverage of the Gym Controversy (1978)
  23. Publications: Chrysalis Vol. 3 No. 2 (July, 1982)
  24. Publications: Chuck Ayers Takes A Look at KSU (1971)
  25. Publications: Fight Back Vol. 2 no. 4 (April 15, 1975)
  26. Publications: Four in Memory: 1974
  27. Publications: FYI:Weekly News: Vol.1 no.1 (March 16, 1969) - Vol.1 no.12 (August, 1969)
  28. Publications: FYI:Weekly News: Vol.2 no.1 (Sept. 1969) - Vol.2 no.14 (Jan. 7, 1970)
  29. Publications: FYI:Weekly News: Vol.2 no.15 (Jan. 22, 1970) - Vol.2 no.34 (June 7, 1970)
  30. Publications: The Guardian June 1, 1977
  31. Publications: The Guardian June 8, 1977
  32. Publications: Inside Kent State (1980-85)
  33. Publications: Jesus Loves You no. 13
  34. Publications: Kent Annual Report (1971-72)
  35. Publications: Kent (KSU Alumni Association) Vol. 4 no. 8 (June, 1971)
  36. Publications: Kent (KSU Alumni Association) Vol. 5 no. 4 (December, 1971)
  37. Publications: Kent (KSU Alumni Association) Vol. 11 no. 1 (no date)
  38. Publications: Kent (KSU Alumni Association) miscellaneous pages about May 4th.
  39. Publications: Kent State F.A.C.T. (First Amendment Conservation Task) Vol. 1 no. 1 (October, 1977)
  40. Publications: Kent State F.A.C.T. (First Amendment Conservation Task) Vol. 1 no. 2 (March, 1978)
  41. Publications: The Kent State Tragedy: Lessons for Teachers by Harris L. Dante, reprinted from "Social Education" Vol. 35 no. 4 (April, 1971)
  42. Publications: Kent State Program in Peaceful Change: A Profile
  43. Publications: Kent State Program in Peaceful Change: A Profile
  44. Publications: Kent State Program in Peaceful Change: A Profile
  45. Publications: Kent State University Phone Directory for Faculty and Staff 1969/70
  46. Publications: Kent State University Student Life Handbook 1971/72
  47. Publications: Kent State University Weekly Miscellaneous issues between 1978 and 1984
  48. Publications: The Kent Weekly (July 6, 1977)
  49. Publications: The Kent Weekly (August 25, 1977)
  50. Publications: Left Review Vol. 2 No. 1 (Fall 1977)
  51. Publications: Left Review Vol. 3 Nos. 2-3 (Winter/Spring 1979)
  52. Publications: Left Review: 10 Years After Vol. 4 No. 2 (Spring 1980)
  53. Publications: May 4 Task Force
  54. Publications: Montage (January 15, 1971)
  55. Publications: Montage (January 22, 1971)
  56. Publications: Montage Vol. 13 no. 7 (April, 29, 1977)
  57. Publications: My Perspective is Socialism, an interview with Clara Jackson...
  58. Publications: Northeast Ohio Peace and Justice Calendar Vol. 2 issue 5 (May, 1975)
  59. Publications: Ohio Civil Liberties Vol. 5 no. 8 (August, 1975)
  60. Publications: Rapport Vol. 1 no. 5 (April, 1971)
  61. Publications: The Review (Ohio Council for the Social Studies) Vol. 34 no. 1 (Summer, 1998)
  62. Publications: Revolution (June, 1977)
  63. Publications: Spectrum (College of Fine and Professional Arts) Vol. 6 no. 2 (May, 1971)
  64. Slides: May 1970 - June 1975
  65. Slides: July 1977 - May 1980 (includes 1979 trip to Princeton)
  66. Thesis: James Michener--Kent State: What Happened and Why by Nils K. Bogen, University of Oslo, 1982

May 4th Collection -- Box 172

Folder -- Contents

Oversize items

  1. Correspondence: Center for Peaceful Change, 1975
  2. Ephemera: Bumper Sticker "Remember Kent State Move the Gym."
  3. Flyers: Remember Kent State, Demonstrate at Rhodes' Inauguration, 1975
  4. Flyers: 1977-79
  5. Flyers: No date
  6. Granite Sample for Memorial Marker
  7. May 4, 1971 Memorial Service
  8. Memorial Program of Carl Benton and Joan Butterfield Tymchyshyn
  9. Joint Resolution on May 4, 1970 Memorial Placement
  10. Permanent Injunction July 25, 1977 (gym protesters)
  11. Photographs: Princeton trip, 1979
  12. Publications: The Alternative (no date)
  13. Publications: Kent Vol. 2 no. 5 (January, 1969)
  14. Publications: Kent Vol. 2 no. 7 (April, 1969)
  15. Publications: Kent Vol. 3 no. 6 (June 1970)
  16. Publications: The Weekly Reader Vol. 1 no. 3 (April, 21, 1975)
  17. Revised Code (relating to public employee labor relation procedures, 1971-71)
  18. Kent State Scrapbook Newsclippings: March 1967 - April 1970
  19. Scrapbook, Newsclippings: May, 1970
  20. Scrapbook, Newsclippings: May, 1970
  21. Scrapbook, Newsclippings: May, 1970

May 4th Collection -- Box 172A

Folder -- Contents

Miscellaneous

  1. Court Order--Temporary Restraining Order, October 21, 1977
  2. Court Order--Preliminary Injunction October 26, 1977
  3. Gym Annex (HPE&R) Plan
  4. Presidential Notice and Order, October 19, 1977
  5. Notice to Vacate July 9, 1977

Posters

  1. Rally 4 Years Later, May 4, 1974
  2. Kent State/Jackson State Memorial Forum May 1, 1975
  3. May 3-4, 1976
  4. May 3-4, 1977 The Truth Demands Justice
  5. May 4, 1977(?) No Classes
  6. June 4, 1977 National Call For Action Rally
  7. October 22, 1977(?) Move the Gym National Demonstration
  8. May 4, 1978
  9. May 4, 1979
  10. May 4, 1980
  11. May 4, 1980, National Student Day
  12. May 4, 1981
  13. May 4, 1982
  14. May 4, 1983
  15. May 4, 1984
  16. May 4, 1985
  17. Can Your Remember What Love Is? (no date)
  18. The Truth About Kent State (no date)

Publications

  1. The Militant, May 15, 1970
  2. Kent Dragonfire, Issue 2 (1971)
  3. Daily Kent Stater, May 5, 1975
  4. The Truth Demands Justice Vol. 1 no. 2 (April 17, 1978)