Special Collections and Archives

May 4 Collection -- Box 132

Special Collections and Archives

May 4 Collection -- Box 132

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kent State Shooting Records, 1970-1975

May 4 Collection -- Box 132

Finding Aid

Prepared by Cara Gilgenbach
1 half-size record storage box, .5 cubic feet, 12th floor


Scope and Content

This collection, donated to Kent State University by Gary Pemberton, consists of ten spiral-bound volumes of photocopies of records from the FBI related to its investigation of the Kent State Shootings. This material was requested in 2003 as a Freedom of Information Act request for records. Portions of some of the documents were still classified at the time of the request and are obscured on the photocopies.

Other Format Available

The FBI Kent State shootings investigation records are available in PDF format via the FBI "Vault" site:  https://vault.fbi.gov/search?SearchableText=kent+state


May 4 Collection -- Box 132

Folder -- Contents

  1. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kent State Shooting, Part 1 of 8. File number 98-46479.
  2. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kent State Shooting, Part 2 of 8. File number 98-46479.
  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kent State Shooting, Part 3 of 8. Section 1. File number 98-46479.
  4. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kent State Shooting, Part 3 of 8. Section 2. File number 98-46479.
  5. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kent State Shooting, Part 4 of 8. File number 98-46479.
  6. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kent State Shooting, Part 5 of 8. File number 98-46479.
  7. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kent State Shooting, Part 6 of 8. File number 98-46479.
  8. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kent State Shooting, Part 7 of 8. Section 1. File number 98-46479.
  9. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kent State Shooting, Part 7 of 8. Section 2. File number 98-46479.
  10. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kent State Shooting, Part 8 of 8. File number 98-46479.