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May 4 Banners and Posters

May 4 Collection -- Boxes 128, 128A, 128B

Finding Aid

Prepared by Jennifer Schrager, September 16, 1999. Updated by Penny White, July 2013.
2 cubic feet (1 record storage box and 50 over size folders)

Physical Location: 12th floor


Scope and Content

Box 128 contains banners related to May 4, 1970 and the May 4th Task Force. Box 128A contains posters related to May 4, 1970, the May 4 Task Force and the Gym Annex controversy of 1977. 128B are unidentified oversized materials stored in the Map Cases. See also Box 117A for posters from the annual May 4 commemorations.


May 4 Collection -- Box 128

  1. Banner -- "NO WAR - Kent State Students United." NOTE: White canvas with black and orange lettering. Unidentified Source.
  2. Banner -- "CIA: GET OFF OF CAMPUS! STAY OFF OF CAMPUS!" NOTE: Banner contains more text including reasons to oppose the CIA and a list of governments they have overthrown. Beige plastic with multicolored lettering. Unidentified Source.
  3. Banner -- "US OUT OF GULF" NOTE: White cloth with brown lettering. Unidentified Source.
  4. Banner -- "PROGRESSIVE STUDENT NETWORK. NEVER FORGET. NEVER FORGET. BUILD A REAL MEMORIAL." NOTE: White cloth with red and gray stripes outlining white letters.
  5. Banner -- "NO WAR FOR OIL. THE KENT STATE MAY 4 TASK FORCE." NOTE: Orange cloth with black lettering.
  6. Compact disc: Image files of select May 4 posters

May 4 Collection -- Box 128A -- Posters

Shelved in 12th floor map case

  1. Poster -- "Boston Mar. 5, 1770, The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King Street, Boston on March 5th, 1770 by a party of the 29th REGt" [at top of poster]; "Kent State May 4, 1970" [at bottom of poster], Published by SBS Creative Designs, May 12, 1970. 2 copies.
  2. Poster -- "May 4 Rally; Ellsberg, Fonda, Julian Bond, Ron Kovic, Sokim Hing, Dean Kahler, Judy Collins, Holly Near; Will Sing," [no date] .
  3. Poster -- Fyke "Wanted" Poster, [no date].
  4. Poster -- "No Mohr Fyke, Fyke Off, Rally: Tuesday noon on the commons." [no date].
  5. Poster -- "6 Dead on University Campuses!" Emerson College Kent State/Jackson State 20 Year Retrospective, March 30-31, 1990."
  6. Poster -- "Kent State Requiem, Saturday March 31, 1990," Emerson College.
  7. Poster -- "1970-1990 Jackson State and Kent State Commemorative Conference, May 5-6 1990 Kent State University." 2 copies.
  8. Poster -- "25 Year Retrospective of Kent State and Jackson State," presented by Emerson College, April 23-24, 1995.
  9. Poster -- "Remember Kent State, Resist the Draft Conference," October 6, [1979]. By the Kent Committee Against Registration and the Draft.
  10. Poster -- "Carry on the spirit of Kent State and Jackson State! Build a Young Communist Organization!" Program: Alan Canfora, Ed Whitfield and RSB Speaker. November 10, [no year]. Organized by the Revolutionary Student Brigade.
  11. Poster -- "China's New Long March, a slideshow and forum by recent visitors to Socialist China." Speakers: Dr. Jerry Carr, Jane Bratnober and Alan Canfora. February 8, [1979]. Sponsor: Revolutionary Student Brigade.
  12. Poster -- "National Convention to carry on the spirit of Kent and Jackson State!" November 19-20, [no year] Ashland, Ohio.
  13. Poster -- "Avenge." In red ink over John Filo photograph taken May 4, 1970. Bottom of poster Revolutionary Student Brigade, [1978].
  14. Poster -- "May 4 For the murders they commit and the wars they wage, Imperialism will know no peace!" Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade [1979].
  15. Poster -- "April 12,: Armband Day, minorities and whites unite to smash the Bakke decision!" Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade, [April, 1978].
  16. Poster -- "The future is ours, all out for the Youth Conference '77." Boston State College, October 22-24, 1977. Communist Youth Organization. 2 copies.
  17. Poster -- "1980 Spring Activities." Donated by Herb and Charlotte Goldsmith.
  18. Poster -- Jesus Christ "Wanted" poster, name at bottom Art Young, stamped on back [October 21, 1970].
  19. Poster -- "SDS Reunion and Symposium on Student Activism [no date].
  20. Poster -- "Condemn the Shah's U.S. visit ." Washington D.C. and San Francisco November 15-16 [no year]. Iranian Students Association.
  21. Poster -- " African Liberation Day," May 27 [no year]. African Liberation Day Coalition.
  22. Poster -- "African Liberation Day," May 27 [no year]. African Liberation Day Coalition.
  23. Poster -- "The Serpent, A Dramatic Ceremony" by Jean-Claude Van Itallie, April 21,22, 28-29, 1995.
  24. Poster -- "The Dance Alloy/May 4th Dance/Theater," April 29, 1995 performance. Artistic director Mark Taylor (2- sided poster). 2 copies
  25. Poster -- "May 4th Memorial Benefit concert at JB's Down," May 5, [no year].
  26. Poster -- "National Moratorium Day May 4, Remember Kent and Jackson State." [no year]. Donated by Howard Ruffner.
  27. Poster -- "Buttons of the Cause: The Events, The People, The Organizations, The Issues 1960-2003." Compiled and published by Al Feldstein, 2003. This poster features many buttons related to Kent State and the Vietnam War protest movement.
  28. Poster -- "Artists for Justice: A Benefit on Behalf of the Victims of Kent and Jackson State," May 13, [no year].
  29. Poster -- "Love or Hate? It is your choice", May 26, 1970.
  30. Poster -- "The Truth Demands Justice," Case lawyer and wounded students, films Kent State 1970 and Confrontation at Kent State, November 30, [1976]. May 4 Task Force. 2 copies.
  31. Poster -- "The Truth Demands Justice," Kent State University May 3-4, 1976. May 4 Task Force. 2 copies.
  32. Poster -- "The Truth about Kent State Decide for Yourself," March 9, [1976]. May 4 Task Force.
  33. Poster -- "The Truth Demands Justice," speakers from the "Kent 25" Bill Arthrell and Ken Hammond and film Kent State 1970, March 7, [1977]. May 4 Task Force.
  34. Poster -- "The Truth Demands Justice," " Case lawyer and wounded students, films Kent State 1970 and Confrontation at Kent State, November 30, [1978]. May 4 Task Force.
  35. Poster -- Hearts and Minds screening February 28 and March 1 [1978]. May 4 Task Force.
  36. Poster -- Hearts and Minds screening February 28 [1978] with speaker Tim Butz. May 4 Task Force. 2 copies.
  37. Poster -- "The Truth about Kent State May 4, 1970," November 29, [1978]. May 4 Task Force. 2 copies.
  38. Poster -- "Kent State May 4, 1970...The day the war came home!" A ten year review featuring Tom Grace. December 12, [1979]. May 4 Task Force. 3 copies.
  39. Poster -- "The Evening After," Kent State 20 years later. World film premiere Letter to the Next Generation. May 4, 1980. May 4 Task Force.
  40. Poster -- "Murder at Kent 1970," December 1 [no year]. May 4 Task Force.
  41. Poster -- "Willy Porter" commemoration concert May 4 [no year]. May 4 Task Force.
  42. Poster -- Court Order from Court of Common Pleas preliminary injunction October 26, 1977. Gym Annex Controversy. 2 copies.
  43. Poster -- Court Order from Court of Common Pleas temporary restraining order October 21, 1977. Gym Annex Controversy. 2 copies.
  44. Poster -- "National Arm Band Day" October 12, [1977?]. Gym Annex Controversy.
  45. Poster -- "Move the Gym" National Demonstration October 22 [1977?]. Gym Annex Controversy.
  46. Poster -- Presidential Notice and Order by Brage Golding, October 19, 1977. Gym Annex Controversy. 3 copies, 1 donated by Herb and Charlotte Goldsmith.
  47. Poster -- Notice to Vacate by KSU President Glenn A. Olds, July 9, 1977. Gym Annex Controversy.

May 4 Collection -- Box 128B -- Unidentified Posters

Shelved in 12th floor map case

  1. Poster-sized facsimile of unidentified photograph from Box 109: "In Living Memory of...."
  2. Posters (2) -- Unidentified: "all" and "may". Both refer to exhibit in van Deusen galleries.
  3. Poster, KSU veterans against the war, [no date]