Special Collections and Archives
May 4 Collection
Documenting the May 1970 Kent State Shootings
Kent State University was placed into the international spotlight on May 4, 1970, after 13 students were shot by members of the Ohio National Guard at a student demonstration. Four students were killed and nine others were wounded, including one who was permanently paralyzed from his injury. The May 4 Collection, established by the Kent State University Libraries in 1970, includes over 300 cubic feet of primary sources related to the Kent State shootings and their aftermath. The collection is open to the public and is used by researchers from around the world.
- Use the left-hand links to access list of collection contents, subject index to the collection, FAQs, and more
- Kent State Shootings: Oral History Project (full text transcription and audio is available for each oral history)
- Kent State Shootings: May 4 Digital Archive (digital photographs)
- Digital Daily Kent Stater (now includes 1960s and 1970s issues)