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Bob "Carp" Carpenter Papers, 1967-1998

MAY 4 COLLECTION -- Boxes 178-182


Finding Aid

Prepared by Stephanie Wachalec, March, 27, 2002. Updated October 2014.
5.25 cubic feet (5 record storage boxes and 7 oversize folders)

Physical Location: 12th floor


Biographical Note

Bob "Carp" Carpenter was born in Coshocton, Ohio September 3, 1943. After graduating from Akron's North High School in 1961, he served in the U.S.A.F. as an intelligence analyst working for National Security Agency from 1963-67. During this time, Carpenter was stationed mostly overseas: 18 months in Crete, Greece and twice in Vietnam (Da Nang and Saigon). Upon his discharge he became News Director, DJ, and Talk Show Host for WKSU-AM/FM (campus stations) in Kent, Ohio.

From 1969-74, Carpenter was News Director at WKNT-AM/FM (commercial stations) in Kent. It was during that time when student anti-war protests were prevalent across college campuses. As News Director, Carpenter often covered these protests, tape recorder in hand, to capture the events. He made the only known recording of Governor Rhodes' press conference at the City of Kent Fire Station on Sunday May 3, 1970, although, this recording is often rebroadcast without credit given to the original source. He continued to collect information about the events of May 4, 1970 until he moved to Maui, Hawaii in 1974. He now lives in Port Charlotte, Florida, and is the Public Information Officer for the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.


Scope and Content

This collection includes articles, newspaper clippings, subject files, and artifacts related to the events before, during, and shortly after May 4, 1970. Newspaper clippings, flyers and original WKNT news copy make up much of the collection. Also found in the collection are original audio recordings of the burning of the R.O.T.C. building, the arrival of the Ohio National Guard on campus, Governor Rhodes' speech of May 3, 1970, and other events on and around campus on the weekend before May 4. The recordings of May 4 include the rally and the shots being fired, as well as some interviews immediately following the shootings (see Box 182).

The bulk of the collection dates from 1968-1974.


Description of Series


May 4 Collection -- Box 178

Folder -- Contents
Series 1: Articles and Publications

  1. Articles and Publications: American Legion Magazine, July 1970--pp. 22-25 on KSU
  2. Articles and Publications: American Legion Magazine, September 1970--Letters to the Editor (5) p. 2
  3. Articles and Publications: American Legion Magazine, October 1970--Letters to the Editor (2) p. 2
  4. Articles and Publications: American Legion Magazine, March 1971--House Internal Security Committee and Report on SDS/Weathermen pp.4-11
  5. Articles and Publications: Congressional Record, May 20, June 8, October 13, 1970
  6. Articles and Publications: Congressman Bill Stanton Reports from Washington, June 1970
  7. Articles and Publications: Department of State The Cambodia Strike, April 30, 1970
  8. Articles and Publications: Department of State Question and Answers, May 1970
  9. Articles and Publications: Department of State Cambodia in Perspective, June 3, 1970
  10. Articles and Publications: Department of State Cambodia Concluded, June 30, 1970
  11. Articles and Publications: Department of State U.S. Military Actions in Cambodia, July 1970
  12. Articles and Publications: FYI, March 29, 1971
  13. Articles and Publications: FYI, April 26, 1971
  14. Articles and Publications: FYI, May 10, 1971
  15. Articles and Publications: FYI, June 1, 1971
  16. Articles and Publications: FYI, July 26, 1971
  17. Articles and Publications: FYI, August 3, 1971
  18. Articles and Publications: FYI, August 9, 1971
  19. Articles and Publications: FYI, November 22, 1971
  20. Articles and Publications: "Jesus Loves You," May 4, 1972
  21. Articles and Publications: Kent Plus 25, November 4, 1970
  22. Articles and Publications: "The Militant" (Photocopy of Original), May 15, 1970
  23. Articles and Publications: North East Ohio Peace and Justice Calendar, March 1974
  24. Articles and Publications: North East Ohio Peace and Justice Calendar, April 1974
  25. Articles and Publications: "Peoples Examiner", January 15, 1972
  26. Articles and Publications: "The Student as Nigger" by Jerry Farber, March 3, 1967
  27. Articles and Publications: "We Care"--Newspaper for Servicemen Summer, 1970

Series 1: Articles and Publications--No Date

  1. Articles and Publications: The Alternative (YAF Newsletter)
  2. Articles and Publications: How the New Generation Got That Way by Kenneth Keniston
  3. Articles and Publications: Port Huron Statement--Students for a Democratic Society
  4. Articles and Publications: University Democracy--The Case for Home Rule

Series 2: Correspondence

  1. Correspondence: Brennan, Paul to Professor Robert H. Parson, [no date]
  2. Correspondence: Kent Reform Council to WKNT, February 20, 1972
  3. Correspondence: Mahlman, Robert from Carpenter(Regarding use of ABC Radio News Footage for a Record) December 15, 1970
  4. Correspondence: Pitkin, Robert B. from Carpenter (Editor of American Legion Magazine, about a July 1970 article)
  5. Correspondence: Smith, John P. from Carpenter (Regarding May 4, 1971 Broadcast)
  6. Correspondence: Stiner, Jim (Worked for Congressman Harsha), May 25, 1970
  7. Correspondence: Tucker, Raymond Dr. and Prof. Dale Ware from Carpenter (Giving Permission for Them to use Tapes), November 10, 1971
  8. Correspondence: U. S. Department of Justice (Regarding Tapes), 1973-74
  9. Correspondence: Wagner, Jay (Carpenter's Appearance on WLEC Program "Viewpoint"), October 2, 1970
  10. Correspondence: Walsh, Anthony (Dropping off Tapes for Kent Legal Defense Fund to Transcribe), November 17, 1971

Series 3: Flyers--Organized by Date

  1. Flyers: K.L.F. (Yippie) Rally, October 14, 1970
  2. Flyers: Monday Sneaker, April 12, 1971
  3. Flyers: People's Peace Treaty April 12, 1971
  4. Flyers: Vietnam Veterans Against War (VVAW), April 18, 1971
  5. Flyers: May Day Coalition Washington Rally, May 1971
  6. Flyers: May Day Coalition Black Squirrel Tribe, May 1971
  7. Flyers: Kent State: May 1970 Film, October 1972
  8. Flyers: Mai Lai at Wounded Knee, March 7, 1973
  9. Flyers: May Fourth United Front (VVAW), April 26, 1973

Series 3: Flyers--No Date

  1. Flyers: Alternatives for Action
  2. Flyers: Anti-Fyke Rally
  3. Flyers: Anti-Yearbook
  4. Flyers: Campus Group Forum
  5. Flyers: Civil Liberties Action Day
  6. Flyers: Communication Crisis at Kent State
  7. Flyers: Indict The Government
  8. Flyers: Kent Student Mobilization Committee
  9. Flyers: March Against War and Repression
  10. Flyers: May 4th United Front
  11. Flyers: People's Coalition for Peace and Justice
  12. Flyers: Reach Out
  13. Flyers: Send a Telegram to Congress
  14. Flyers: Snuff Out Hazards
  15. Flyers: Vandalists Collective of Kent
  16. Flyers: Vietnam Vets Against the War (VVAW)

Series 4: Subject Files

  1. Subject Files: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  2. Subject Files: Basketball--(High School and University 1971-1972 Schedule)
  3. Subject Files: Black United Students (BUS)
  4. Subject Files: Bliss, Kenneth
  5. Subject Files: Campus Unrest Collection in KSU Archives, 1974
  6. Subject Files: Carpenter, Bob Speech Spring, 1970
  7. Subject Files: CBS Documentary "Kent State: May 1970"
  8. Subject Files: Center for Peaceful Change
  9. Subject Files: College of Arts and Sciences Teach-In, May 10, 1972
  10. Subject Files: Commencement, June 13, 1970--Program
  11. Subject Files: Commencement, June 13, 1970--Speeches
  12. Subject Files: Congressman James Harsha
  13. Subject Files: Cormack, Douglas
  14. Subject Files: Court of Common Pleas--Injunction to Close KSU, May 7, 1970
  15. Subject Files: Demonstration--People's Coalition for Peace and Justice n.d.
  16. Subject Files: Disturbance, 1972
  17. Subject Files: Ellsberg, Daniel, October 1972, Legal Defense Fund Raiser
  18. Subject Files: Fonda, Jane
  19. Subject Files: Fyke, James
  20. Subject Files: Govenor Gilligan
  21. Subject Files: Govenor Rhodes Press Conference Transcripts, May 3, 1970 and Related Correspondence
  22. Subject Files: Grand Jury Radio Feeds
  23. Subject Files: Halter, Donald
  24. Subject Files: Hayes, Jerry
  25. Subject Files: Indochina Peace Campaign
  26. Subject Files: John Gray Panel
  27. Subject Files: Kelley, Robert
  28. Subject Files: Kent 25--Court Documents and News Copy with Names and Charges
  29. Subject Files: KSU--Board of Trustees
  30. Subject Files: KSU--Community Relations Committee, May 25, 1970
  31. Subject Files: KSU--News Contact List, 1970
  32. Subject Files: KSU--News Service Policy
  33. Subject Files: KSU--Presidential Search Committee, 1971
  34. Subject Files: KSU--Student Government
  35. Subject Files: KSU--University Shut-down, May 1970
  36. Subject Files: Kent United Front
  37. Subject Files: Legal Aid Clinic, 1972
  38. Subject Files: May 4th United Front
  39. Subject Files: May 4, 1971 First Anniversary--Schedule of Events and Letter to Alumni
  40. Subject Files: May 4, 1973 Third Anniversary--Final Plans of Memorial Committee
  41. Subject Files: May 4, 1973 Third Anniversary--Scedule of Events
  42. Subject Files: May 4, 1973 Third Anniversary--Personal Notes
  43. Subject Files: May 4, 1973 Third Anniversary--VVAW Program of Events
  44. Subject Files: May 4, 1974 Fourth Anniversary--Miscellaneous Information
  45. Subject Files: May 10-11, 1972 Protest (Carpenter's Notes)
  46. Subject Files: Miscellaneous Notes by Carpenter
  47. Subject Files: Mohr, Reinhold (Ron)
  48. Subject Files: Moritz, William
  49. Subject Files: Olds, Glenn
  50. Subject Files: Police Department Report, 1971
  51. Subject Files: Portage County State Warrant (Blank)
  52. Subject Files: Portage County Inventory of Riot Control Equipment
  53. Subject Files: Presidential Commission on Campus Unrest (a.k.a. Scranton Commission)--Notes and Related Information
  54. Subject Files: Press Pass from National Guard May 4, 1970
  55. Subject Files: Protest Song
  56. Subject Files: Robinson Memorial Hospital Report of Injuries from May 4, 1970
  57. Subject Files: Rupe, Jerry 1970 Trial (Carpenter's Notes)
  58. Subject Files: Russian Winter Festival, 1972
  59. Subject Files: SDS/Kent 4 "The Brothers in Jail" Letter
  60. Subject Files: Sigma Delta Chi--Regional Conference, April 3, 1971
  61. Subject Files: Simonds, Rex
  62. Subject Files: Special State Grand Jury, Sept.-Oct., 1970
  63. Subject Files: Statement to the Citizens of Kent by LeRoy Satrom (Mayor), May 8, 1970
  64. Subject Files: Subcomittee Conference on Campus Unrest, July 15, 1970
  65. Subject Files: Vote Against the War
  66. Subject Files: Weathermen
  67. Subject Files: White, Robert I.
  68. Subject Files: WKNT--Emergency Broadcast Information
  69. Subject Files: WKNT--Feeds, November-December 1971
  70. Subject Files: WKNT--Feeds, no date
  71. Subject Files: WKNT--Letters From Listeners About May 4th Coverage (May 1970)
  72. Subject Files: WKNT--Letters From Listeners About May 4th Coverage (June-December 1970)
  73. Subject Files: Yearbook, 1971--Notes About the Content for a 16 2/3 Record Included in Book

Box 179

Series 5: Newspaper Clippings -- Organized by Date

  1. Clippings: 1968
  2. Clippings: April 1970
  3. Clippings: May 1, 1970 Kent Stater
  4. Clippings: May 2-9, 1970 Record Courier
  5. Clippings: May 15, 1970 Plain Dealer Faculty Ad
  6. Clippings: May 1970 Ohio Newspapers
  7. Clippings: May 1970 Ohio and National Newspapers
  8. Clippings: May 1970 Ohio and National Newspapers
  9. Clippings: May 1970 Ohio and National Papers
  10. Clippings: May-October 5,1970 Ohio Newspapers
  11. Clippings: July-December Ohio Newspapers
  12. Clippings: December 29, 1970 Record Courier Best and Worst of 1970
  13. Clippings: January-May 1971 Local and Regional Newspapers
  14. Clippings: May 1971 Regional Newspapers--First Anniversary
  15. Clippings: June-September 1971 Local and Regional Newspapers
  16. Clippings: October-December 1971 Local and Regional Newspapers
  17. Clippings: November 23, 1971 Kent Stater
  18. Clippings: December 8, 1971 Kent Stater
  19. Clippings: January-May 1972 Local and Regional Newspapers
  20. Clippings: April 14,1972 Kent Stater
  21. Clippings: May 4,1972 Kent Stater
  22. Clippings: May 1972 Local and Regional Newspapers--Second Anniversary
  23. Clippings: June 25, 1972 Akron Beacon Journal Arthur Krause interview
  24. Clippings: June-December 1972 Local and Regional Newspapers
  25. Clippings: October 25, 1972 Kent Stater Jane Fonda interview
  26. Clippings: January-July 1973 Local and Regional Newspapers
  27. Clippings: May 1973--Third Anniversary
  28. Clippings: August-December 1973 Local and Regional Newspapers
  29. Clippings: January-December 1974 Newspapers
  30. Clippings: May 1974--Fourth Anniversary
  31. Clippings: October 18, 1997 Akron Beacon Journal, James Michener interview
  32. Clippings: December 15, 1998 Charlotte Sun, Bob Carpenter interview

Box 180

Series 5: Newspaper Clippings, No Date -- Organized by Subject

  1. Clippings: American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  2. Clippings: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  3. Clippings: Black United Students (BUS)
  4. Clippings: Federal Grand Jury Hearings
  5. Clippings: Federal Grad Jury Indictments
  6. Clippings: Fyke, James
  7. Clippings: Governor Rhodes Tapes
  8. Clippings: Grand Jury Petitions
  9. Clippings: Kelley, Robert
  10. Clippings: Kent Local News misc.
  11. Clippings: Kent 25
  12. Clippings: KSU Board of Trustees
  13. Clippings: KSU Budget
  14. Clippings: KSU Dorm Searches
  15. Clippings: KSU Faculty
  16. Clippings: KSU Grand Jury
  17. Clippings: KSU Misc. News
  18. Clippings: KSU Presidential Candidates
  19. Clippings: KSU Tuition Increases
  20. Clippings: Letters to the Editor
  21. Clippings: Michener, James
  22. Clippings: Misc. May 4th Articles
  23. Clippings: Mock Grand Jury
  24. Clippings: Mohr, Reinhold (Ron)
  25. Clippings: Morgan, Craig
  26. Clippings: Norman, Terry
  27. Clippings: N. Water St. Disturbance
  28. Clippings: Ohio misc. news
  29. Clippings: Ohio National Guard
  30. Clippings: Olds, Glenn
  31. Clippings: Photographs and Cartoons
  32. Clippings: Police Kent and KSU
  33. Clippings: Presidential Commission on Campus Unrest (a.k.a. Scranton Commission)
  34. Clippings: Probes and Inquiries about May 4th
  35. Clippings: Protests
  36. Clippings: ROTC
  37. Clippings: Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  38. Clippings: Sovreign Immunity Lawsuits
  39. Clippings: State Grand Jury
  40. Clippings: Students Stage a Walkout During V.P. Humphrey's Speech
  41. Clippings: Studies and Surveys
  42. Clippings: Supreme Court Case
  43. Clippings: Vecchio, Mary
  44. Clippings: Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW)
  45. Clippings: White, Robert I.

Series 6: Personal Files

  1. Personal Files: 109 Index Cards on People Involved in Shooting Incident
  2. Personal Files: 127 Index Cards of Individuals Involved in Demonstrations, Arrested, etc. (Some include photographs)

Series 7: Photographs

  1. Photographs: KSU Water Street Riot April 1972 (1)
  2. Photographs: KSU Water Street Riot April 1972 (2)
  3. Photographs: KSU Dorm Search, 1970
  4. Photographs: May 4, 1971 First Anniversary, August 1971, and May 1972
  5. Photographs: Miscellaneous Pictures, undated
  6. Photographs: Ravenna High School close down/KSU Press Briefing
  7. Photographs: SDS-Kent 4 Jail Release, April 30, 1970
  8. Photographs: Sit-ins
  9. Photographs: WKNT Mobile Studio and Sit-ins (Negatives only)

Series 8: Press Releases Kent State University

  1. Press Releases: November 26, 1968-December 31, 1970
  2. Press Releases: January 4, 1971-November 3, 1971
  3. Press Releases: February 10, 1972-April 30, 1974
  4. Press Releases: No Date
  5. Press Releases: Non-KSU

Box 181

Series 9: Reports, Studies and Surveys

  1. Reports: Dooling Survey, August 1972
  2. Reports: Educational Policies Council--ROTC Deliberations, February 26, 1971
    2a. Reports: Goettler Report (on campus disturbances) October 1, 1969
  3. Reports: Position Paper on House Bill 1219 by Craig Morgan January 22, 1971
  4. Reports: Recommendations--Emergency Communication System, August 1970
  5. Reports: Study of Problems, Needs, and Interests of Portage County, 1969/1970
  6. Reports: Task Force on Communications Report, September 2, 1970
  7. Reports: University and Community Reaction to the News Coverage...by D. Ray Heisey, April 16, 1971

Series 9: Reports, Studies and Surveys--No Date

  1. Reports: Commentary on May Activities University News Service
  2. Reports: Interim Report of the Select Committee to Investigate Campus Disturbances
  3. Reports: Kent State--A Communication Breakdown by Mark Heil
  4. Reports: Report on Campus Security
  5. Reports: February 5, 1971 Disturbance by Bob Carpenter

Series 10: Wire Reports and News Copy

  1. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-January, November, and December 1970
  2. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  3. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  4. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  5. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  6. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  7. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  8. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  9. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  10. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  11. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  12. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  13. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  14. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  15. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  16. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  17. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  18. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  19. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  20. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  21. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  22. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  23. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  24. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  25. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  26. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970 (Includes May 4th)
  27. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 4-8,1970
  28. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 4,1970
  29. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-July-August 1970
  30. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-1971 Atty. General's Decision against Federal Grand Jury
  31. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-January-March 31,1971
  32. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1971
  33. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-1974
  34. Wire Reports: UPI Wire Stories April 1969-December 1969
  35. Wire Reports: UPI Wire Stories Sent by Carpenter-May 1-4, 1970
  36. Wire Reports: UPI Wire Stories-1970 (Use photocopies for reference)
  37. Wire Reports: UPI Wire "Stories of the Year," 1970

Series 10: Wire Reports and News Copy, No Date--Organized by Subject

  1. Wire Reports: ACLU Suit Against Ohio National Guard
  2. Wire Reports: Federal Grand Jury
  3. Wire Reports: Govenor Rhodes
  4. Wire Reports: KSU--Faculty
  5. Wire Reports: KSU--Police
  6. Wire Reports: KSU--Student Survey About Shooting
  7. Wire Reports: Morgan, Craig
  8. Wire Reports: National News Stories
  9. Wire Reports: Presidential Commission on Campus Unrest (a.k.a. Scranton Commission)
  10. Wire Reports: State Grand Jury (Kent 25 Indictments)
  11. Wire Reports: State News Stories
  12. Wire Reports: Student Protest
  13. Wire Reports: Supreme Court
  14. Wire Reports: Wrongful Death Suit Dismissal

Box 182

Series 11: Artifacts

  1. Artifacts: Department of Justice Label (from box Carpenter's taped were returned in)
  2. Artifacts: Emergency KSU News Sign (List of Radio Stations)
  3. Artifacts: National Guard Gas Mask Bag
  4. Artifacts: Protective Bag/Mask
  5. Artifacts: Recording May 4th First Anniversary (16 2/3 Record)
  6. Artifacts: Rocket Flare
  7. Artifacts: Tear Gas Box and Shell

Series 12: Compact Discs (In 2 Smaller Boxes)

  1. Compact Discs: Raw Tape and Edited Actualities, May 2 and 3, 1970
  2. Compact Discs: Governor James Rhodes Press Conference, May 3,1970
  3. Compact Discs: Raw Tape and Edited Actualities, May 4, 1970
  4. Compact Discs: Ohio National Guard Press Conferences General Robert Canterbury, May 4 and 5, 1970
  5. Compact Discs: Raw Tape and Edited Actualities, May 4-7, 1970
  6. Compact Discs: KSU President Robert I. White Press Conference, May 6, 1970
  7. Compact Discs: President Richard Nixon Press Conference, May 8, 1970
  8. Compact Discs: KSU President Robert I. White and Dr. Ronald Roskins Interview by Marty Howard for WKNT, May 9, 1970
  9. Compact Discs: Portage County Prosecutor Ron Kane Press Conference, May 15, 1970 and Speech May 28, 1970
  10. Compact Discs: The Scranton Commission Hearings (Day 2) August 20, 1970
  11. Compact Discs: The Chestnut Burr Record (A Compilation of Audio Recorded by WKSU and WKNT) May 1-4, 1970
  12. Compact Discs: The Kent 25 (Reports, Actualities and Kent 25 News Conference), October 1970-January 1971
  13. Compact Discs: May 4th Documentary (A Joint Production of WKNT and WKSU), 1971
  14. Compact Discs: KSU Protest Rally, May 4, 1971
  15. Compact Discs: Sit-in at Rockwell Hall May 4, 1971
  16. Compact Discs: Sit-in at Rockwell Hall (Afternoon) Forum Discussion (Evening), May 5, 1971
  17. Compact Discs: The Kent 25 Indictments Dropped (Actualities and Burning of the Indictments), December 7-8, 1971
  18. Compact Discs: Broadcast Interview WKNT: Jane Fonda, October 24, 1972

Series 12: Tapes (reel-to-reel and cassette)
NOTE: These tapes have now been tranferred to CD format. See listing above. Headings are transcribed directly from original labels on tapes.

  1. Tapes: May 1-3, 1970 (for record in yearbook)
  2. Tapes: May 3, 1970 Govenor Rhodes press conference
  3. Tapes: May 3, 1970 President White
  4. Tapes: May 3, 1970 President White on KSU position (4 point)
  5. Tapes: May 3 , 1970 Sunday night rally/gassed
  6. Tapes: May 4, 1970 Before shooting
  7. Tapes: May 4, 1970 Live interviews with Ohio National Guard and students
  8. Tapes: May 4, 1970 Interviews 12:45 p.m.
  9. Tapes: May 4, 1970 School closed, President White
  10. Cassette: Joe Eszterhas interview of student for his book "13 Seconds." [cassette tape]

Series 13: Oversize Items

  1. Oversize: Fyke "Wanted" Poster (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  2. Oversize: May 4th Third Anniversary--Schedule of Events (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  3. Oversize: "The Militant" (Original copy), May 15, 1970 (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  4. Oversize: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1971 (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  5. Oversize: Original WKNT News Copy-No Date (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  6. Oversize: "Register Your Gun Be A Real Swinger" Poster (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  7. Oversize: UPI Wire "Stories of the Year," 1970 (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  1. Articles and Publications: Department of State U.S. Military Actions in Cambodia, July 1970
  2. Articles and Publications: FYI, March 29, 1971
  3. Articles and Publications: FYI, April 26, 1971
  4. Articles and Publications: FYI, May 10, 1971
  5. Articles and Publications: FYI, June 1, 1971
  6. Articles and Publications: FYI, July 26, 1971
  7. Articles and Publications: FYI, August 3, 1971
  8. Articles and Publications: FYI, August 9, 1971
  9. Articles and Publications: FYI, November 22, 1971
  10. Articles and Publications: "Jesus Loves You," May 4, 1972
  11. Articles and Publications: Kent Plus 25, November 4, 1970
  12. Articles and Publications: "The Militant" (Photocopy of Original), May 15, 1970
  13. Articles and Publications: North East Ohio Peace and Justice Calendar, March 1974
  14. Articles and Publications: North East Ohio Peace and Justice Calendar, April 1974
  15. Articles and Publications: "Peoples Examiner", January 15, 1972
  16. Articles and Publications: "The Student as Nigger" by Jerry Farber, March 3, 1967
  17. Articles and Publications: "We Care"--Newspaper for Servicemen Summer, 1970

Series 1: Articles and Publications--No Date

  1. Articles and Publications: The Alternative (YAF Newsletter)
  2. Articles and Publications: How the New Generation Got That Way by Kenneth Keniston
  3. Articles and Publications: Port Huron Statement--Students for a Democratic Society
  4. Articles and Publications: University Democracy--The Case for Home Rule

Series 2: Correspondence

  1. Correspondence: Brennan, Paul to Professor Robert H. Parson, [no date]
  2. Correspondence: Kent Reform Council to WKNT, February 20, 1972
  3. Correspondence: Mahlman, Robert from Carpenter(Regarding use of ABC Radio News Footage for a Record) December 15, 1970
  4. Correspondence: Pitkin, Robert B. from Carpenter (Editor of American Legion Magazine, about a July 1970 article)
  5. Correspondence: Smith, John P. from Carpenter (Regarding May 4, 1971 Broadcast)
  6. Correspondence: Stiner, Jim (Worked for Congressman Harsha), May 25, 1970
  7. Correspondence: Tucker, Raymond Dr. and Prof. Dale Ware from Carpenter (Giving Permission for Them to use Tapes), November 10, 1971
  8. Correspondence: U. S. Department of Justice (Regarding Tapes), 1973-74
  9. Correspondence: Wagner, Jay (Carpenter's Appearance on WLEC Program "Viewpoint"), October 2, 1970
  10. Correspondence: Walsh, Anthony (Dropping off Tapes for Kent Legal Defense Fund to Transcribe), November 17, 1971

Series 3: Flyers--Organized by Date

  1. Flyers: K.L.F. (Yippie) Rally, October 14, 1970
  2. Flyers: Monday Sneaker, April 12, 1971
  3. Flyers: People's Peace Treaty April 12, 1971
  4. Flyers: Vietnam Veterans Against War (VVAW), April 18, 1971
  5. Flyers: May Day Coalition Washington Rally, May 1971
  6. Flyers: May Day Coalition Black Squirrel Tribe, May 1971
  7. Flyers: Kent State: May 1970 Film, October 1972
  8. Flyers: Mai Lai at Wounded Knee, March 7, 1973
  9. Flyers: May Fourth United Front (VVAW), April 26, 1973

Series 3: Flyers--No Date

  1. Flyers: Alternatives for Action
  2. Flyers: Anti-Fyke Rally
  3. Flyers: Anti-Yearbook
  4. Flyers: Campus Group Forum
  5. Flyers: Civil Liberties Action Day
  6. Flyers: Communication Crisis at Kent State
  7. Flyers: Indict The Government
  8. Flyers: Kent Student Mobilization Committee
  9. Flyers: March Against War and Repression
  10. Flyers: May 4th United Front
  11. Flyers: People's Coalition for Peace and Justice
  12. Flyers: Reach Out
  13. Flyers: Send a Telegram to Congress
  14. Flyers: Snuff Out Hazards
  15. Flyers: Vandalists Collective of Kent
  16. Flyers: Vietnam Vets Against the War (VVAW)

Series 4: Subject Files

  1. Subject Files: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  2. Subject Files: Basketball--(High School and University 1971-1972 Schedule)
  3. Subject Files: Black United Students (BUS)
  4. Subject Files: Bliss, Kenneth
  5. Subject Files: Campus Unrest Collection in KSU Archives, 1974
  6. Subject Files: Carpenter, Bob Speech Spring, 1970
  7. Subject Files: CBS Documentary "Kent State: May 1970"
  8. Subject Files: Center for Peaceful Change
  9. Subject Files: College of Arts and Sciences Teach-In, May 10, 1972
  10. Subject Files: Commencement, June 13, 1970--Program
  11. Subject Files: Commencement, June 13, 1970--Speeches
  12. Subject Files: Congressman James Harsha
  13. Subject Files: Cormack, Douglas
  14. Subject Files: Court of Common Pleas--Injunction to Close KSU, May 7, 1970
  15. Subject Files: Demonstration--People's Coalition for Peace and Justice n.d.
  16. Subject Files: Disturbance, 1972
  17. Subject Files: Ellsberg, Daniel, October 1972, Legal Defense Fund Raiser
  18. Subject Files: Fonda, Jane
  19. Subject Files: Fyke, James
  20. Subject Files: Govenor Gilligan
  21. Subject Files: Govenor Rhodes Press Conference Transcripts, May 3, 1970 and Related Correspondence
  22. Subject Files: Grand Jury Radio Feeds
  23. Subject Files: Halter, Donald
  24. Subject Files: Hayes, Jerry
  25. Subject Files: Indochina Peace Campaign
  26. Subject Files: John Gray Panel
  27. Subject Files: Kelley, Robert
  28. Subject Files: Kent 25--Court Documents and News Copy with Names and Charges
  29. Subject Files: KSU--Board of Trustees
  30. Subject Files: KSU--Community Relations Committee, May 25, 1970
  31. Subject Files: KSU--News Contact List, 1970
  32. Subject Files: KSU--News Service Policy
  33. Subject Files: KSU--Presidential Search Committee, 1971
  34. Subject Files: KSU--Student Government
  35. Subject Files: KSU--University Shut-down, May 1970
  36. Subject Files: Kent United Front
  37. Subject Files: Legal Aid Clinic, 1972
  38. Subject Files: May 4th United Front
  39. Subject Files: May 4, 1971 First Anniversary--Schedule of Events and Letter to Alumni
  40. Subject Files: May 4, 1973 Third Anniversary--Final Plans of Memorial Committee
  41. Subject Files: May 4, 1973 Third Anniversary--Scedule of Events
  42. Subject Files: May 4, 1973 Third Anniversary--Personal Notes
  43. Subject Files: May 4, 1973 Third Anniversary--VVAW Program of Events
  44. Subject Files: May 4, 1974 Fourth Anniversary--Miscellaneous Information
  45. Subject Files: May 10-11, 1972 Protest (Carpenter's Notes)
  46. Subject Files: Miscellaneous Notes by Carpenter
  47. Subject Files: Mohr, Reinhold (Ron)
  48. Subject Files: Moritz, William
  49. Subject Files: Olds, Glenn
  50. Subject Files: Police Department Report, 1971
  51. Subject Files: Portage County State Warrant (Blank)
  52. Subject Files: Portage County Inventory of Riot Control Equipment
  53. Subject Files: Presidential Commission on Campus Unrest (a.k.a. Scranton Commission)--Notes and Related Information
  54. Subject Files: Press Pass from National Guard May 4, 1970
  55. Subject Files: Protest Song
  56. Subject Files: Robinson Memorial Hospital Report of Injuries from May 4, 1970
  57. Subject Files: Rupe, Jerry 1970 Trial (Carpenter's Notes)
  58. Subject Files: Russian Winter Festival, 1972
  59. Subject Files: SDS/Kent 4 "The Brothers in Jail" Letter
  60. Subject Files: Sigma Delta Chi--Regional Conference, April 3, 1971
  61. Subject Files: Simonds, Rex
  62. Subject Files: Special State Grand Jury, Sept.-Oct., 1970
  63. Subject Files: Statement to the Citizens of Kent by LeRoy Satrom (Mayor), May 8, 1970
  64. Subject Files: Subcomittee Conference on Campus Unrest, July 15, 1970
  65. Subject Files: Vote Against the War
  66. Subject Files: Weathermen
  67. Subject Files: White, Robert I.
  68. Subject Files: WKNT--Emergency Broadcast Information
  69. Subject Files: WKNT--Feeds, November-December 1971
  70. Subject Files: WKNT--Feeds, no date
  71. Subject Files: WKNT--Letters From Listeners About May 4th Coverage (May 1970)
  72. Subject Files: WKNT--Letters From Listeners About May 4th Coverage (June-December 1970)
  73. Subject Files: Yearbook, 1971--Notes About the Content for a 16 2/3 Record Included in Book

Box 179

Series 5: Newspaper Clippings -- Organized by Date

  1. Clippings: 1968
  2. Clippings: April 1970
  3. Clippings: May 1, 1970 Kent Stater
  4. Clippings: May 2-9, 1970 Record Courier
  5. Clippings: May 15, 1970 Plain Dealer Faculty Ad
  6. Clippings: May 1970 Ohio Newspapers
  7. Clippings: May 1970 Ohio and National Newspapers
  8. Clippings: May 1970 Ohio and National Newspapers
  9. Clippings: May 1970 Ohio and National Papers
  10. Clippings: May-October 5,1970 Ohio Newspapers
  11. Clippings: July-December Ohio Newspapers
  12. Clippings: December 29, 1970 Record Courier Best and Worst of 1970
  13. Clippings: January-May 1971 Local and Regional Newspapers
  14. Clippings: May 1971 Regional Newspapers--First Anniversary
  15. Clippings: June-September 1971 Local and Regional Newspapers
  16. Clippings: October-December 1971 Local and Regional Newspapers
  17. Clippings: November 23, 1971 Kent Stater
  18. Clippings: December 8, 1971 Kent Stater
  19. Clippings: January-May 1972 Local and Regional Newspapers
  20. Clippings: April 14,1972 Kent Stater
  21. Clippings: May 4,1972 Kent Stater
  22. Clippings: May 1972 Local and Regional Newspapers--Second Anniversary
  23. Clippings: June 25, 1972 Akron Beacon Journal Arthur Krause interview
  24. Clippings: June-December 1972 Local and Regional Newspapers
  25. Clippings: October 25, 1972 Kent Stater Jane Fonda interview
  26. Clippings: January-July 1973 Local and Regional Newspapers
  27. Clippings: May 1973--Third Anniversary
  28. Clippings: August-December 1973 Local and Regional Newspapers
  29. Clippings: January-December 1974 Newspapers
  30. Clippings: May 1974--Fourth Anniversary
  31. Clippings: October 18, 1997 Akron Beacon Journal, James Michener interview
  32. Clippings: December 15, 1998 Charlotte Sun, Bob Carpenter interview

Box 180

Series 5: Newspaper Clippings, No Date -- Organized by Subject

  1. Clippings: American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  2. Clippings: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  3. Clippings: Black United Students (BUS)
  4. Clippings: Federal Grand Jury Hearings
  5. Clippings: Federal Grad Jury Indictments
  6. Clippings: Fyke, James
  7. Clippings: Governor Rhodes Tapes
  8. Clippings: Grand Jury Petitions
  9. Clippings: Kelley, Robert
  10. Clippings: Kent Local News misc.
  11. Clippings: Kent 25
  12. Clippings: KSU Board of Trustees
  13. Clippings: KSU Budget
  14. Clippings: KSU Dorm Searches
  15. Clippings: KSU Faculty
  16. Clippings: KSU Grand Jury
  17. Clippings: KSU Misc. News
  18. Clippings: KSU Presidential Candidates
  19. Clippings: KSU Tuition Increases
  20. Clippings: Letters to the Editor
  21. Clippings: Michener, James
  22. Clippings: Misc. May 4th Articles
  23. Clippings: Mock Grand Jury
  24. Clippings: Mohr, Reinhold (Ron)
  25. Clippings: Morgan, Craig
  26. Clippings: Norman, Terry
  27. Clippings: N. Water St. Disturbance
  28. Clippings: Ohio misc. news
  29. Clippings: Ohio National Guard
  30. Clippings: Olds, Glenn
  31. Clippings: Photographs and Cartoons
  32. Clippings: Police Kent and KSU
  33. Clippings: Presidential Commission on Campus Unrest (a.k.a. Scranton Commission)
  34. Clippings: Probes and Inquiries about May 4th
  35. Clippings: Protests
  36. Clippings: ROTC
  37. Clippings: Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  38. Clippings: Sovreign Immunity Lawsuits
  39. Clippings: State Grand Jury
  40. Clippings: Students Stage a Walkout During V.P. Humphrey's Speech
  41. Clippings: Studies and Surveys
  42. Clippings: Supreme Court Case
  43. Clippings: Vecchio, Mary
  44. Clippings: Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW)
  45. Clippings: White, Robert I.

Series 6: Personal Files

  1. Personal Files: 109 Index Cards on People Involved in Shooting Incident
  2. Personal Files: 127 Index Cards of Individuals Involved in Demonstrations, Arrested, etc. (Some include photographs)

Series 7: Photographs

  1. Photographs: KSU Dorm Search
  2. Photographs: KSU Water Street Riot April 1972 (1)
  3. Photographs: KSU Water Street Riot April 1972 (2)
  4. Photographs: May 4, 1971 First Anniversary, August 1971, and May 1972
  5. Photographs: Miscellaneous Pictures--no date
  6. Photographs: Ravenna High School close down/KSU Press Briefing
  7. Photographs: SDS-Kent 4 Jail Release, April 30, 1970
  8. Photographs: Sit-ins
  9. Photographs: WKNT Mobile Studio and Sit-ins (Negatives only)

Series 8: Press Releases Kent State University

  1. Press Releases: November 26, 1968-December 31, 1970
  2. Press Releases: January 4, 1971-November 3, 1971
  3. Press Releases: February 10, 1972-April 30, 1974
  4. Press Releases: No Date
  5. Press Releases: Non-KSU

Box 181

Series 9: Reports, Studies and Surveys

  1. Reports: Dooling Survey, August 1972
  2. Reports: Educational Policies Council--ROTC Deliberations, February 26, 1971
    2a. Reports: Goettler Report (on campus disturbances) October 1, 1969
  3. Reports: Position Paper on House Bill 1219 by Craig Morgan January 22, 1971
  4. Reports: Recommendations--Emergency Communication System, August 1970
  5. Reports: Study of Problems, Needs, and Interests of Portage County, 1969/1970
  6. Reports: Task Force on Communications Report, September 2, 1970
  7. Reports: University and Community Reaction to the News Coverage...by D. Ray Heisey, April 16, 1971

Series 9: Reports, Studies and Surveys--No Date

  1. Reports: Commentary on May Activities University News Service
  2. Reports: Interim Report of the Select Committee to Investigate Campus Disturbances
  3. Reports: Kent State--A Communication Breakdown by Mark Heil
  4. Reports: Report on Campus Security
  5. Reports: February 5, 1971 Disturbance by Bob Carpenter

Series 10: Wire Reports and News Copy

  1. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-January, November, and December 1970
  2. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  3. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  4. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  5. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  6. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  7. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  8. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  9. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  10. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  11. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  12. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  13. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  14. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  15. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  16. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  17. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  18. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  19. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  20. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  21. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  22. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  23. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  24. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  25. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970
  26. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1970 (Includes May 4th)
  27. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 4-8,1970
  28. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 4,1970
  29. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-July-August 1970
  30. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-1971 Atty. General's Decision against Federal Grand Jury
  31. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-January-March 31,1971
  32. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1971
  33. Wire Reports: Original WKNT News Copy-1974
  34. Wire Reports: UPI Wire Stories April 1969-December 1969
  35. Wire Reports: UPI Wire Stories Sent by Carpenter-May 1-4, 1970
  36. Wire Reports: UPI Wire Stories-1970 (Use photocopies for reference)
  37. Wire Reports: UPI Wire "Stories of the Year," 1970

Series 10: Wire Reports and News Copy, No Date--Organized by Subject

  1. Wire Reports: ACLU Suit Against Ohio National Guard
  2. Wire Reports: Federal Grand Jury
  3. Wire Reports: Govenor Rhodes
  4. Wire Reports: KSU--Faculty
  5. Wire Reports: KSU--Police
  6. Wire Reports: KSU--Student Survey About Shooting
  7. Wire Reports: Morgan, Craig
  8. Wire Reports: National News Stories
  9. Wire Reports: Presidential Commission on Campus Unrest (a.k.a. Scranton Commission)
  10. Wire Reports: State Grand Jury (Kent 25 Indictments)
  11. Wire Reports: State News Stories
  12. Wire Reports: Student Protest
  13. Wire Reports: Supreme Court
  14. Wire Reports: Wrongful Death Suit Dismissal

Box 182

Series 11: Artifacts

  1. Artifacts: Department of Justice Label (from box Carpenter's taped were returned in)
  2. Artifacts: Emergency KSU News Sign (List of Radio Stations)
  3. Artifacts: National Guard Gas Mask Bag
  4. Artifacts: Protective Bag/Mask
  5. Artifacts: Recording May 4th First Anniversary (16 2/3 Record)
  6. Artifacts: Rocket Flare
  7. Artifacts: Tear Gas Box and Shell

Series 12: Compact Discs (In 2 Smaller Boxes)

  1. Compact Discs: Raw Tape and Edited Actualities, May 2 and 3, 1970
  2. Compact Discs: Governor James Rhodes Press Conference, May 3,1970
  3. Compact Discs: Raw Tape and Edited Actualities, May 4, 1970
  4. Compact Discs: Ohio National Guard Press Conferences General Robert Canterbury, May 4 and 5, 1970
  5. Compact Discs: Raw Tape and Edited Actualities, May 4-7, 1970
  6. Compact Discs: KSU President Robert I. White Press Conference, May 6, 1970
  7. Compact Discs: President Richard Nixon Press Conference, May 8, 1970
  8. Compact Discs: KSU President Robert I. White and Dr. Ronald Roskins Interview by Marty Howard for WKNT, May 9, 1970
  9. Compact Discs: Portage County Prosecutor Ron Kane Press Conference, May 15, 1970 and Speech May 28, 1970
  10. Compact Discs: The Scranton Commission Hearings (Day 2) August 20, 1970
  11. Compact Discs: The Chestnut Burr Record (A Compilation of Audio Recorded by WKSU and WKNT) May 1-4, 1970
  12. Compact Discs: The Kent 25 (Reports, Actualities and Kent 25 News Conference), October 1970-January 1971
  13. Compact Discs: May 4th Documentary (A Joint Production of WKNT and WKSU), 1971
  14. Compact Discs: KSU Protest Rally, May 4, 1971
  15. Compact Discs: Sit-in at Rockwell Hall May 4, 1971
  16. Compact Discs: Sit-in at Rockwell Hall (Afternoon) Forum Discussion (Evening), May 5, 1971
  17. Compact Discs: The Kent 25 Indictments Dropped (Actualities and Burning of the Indictments), December 7-8, 1971
  18. Compact Discs: Broadcast Interview WKNT: Jane Fonda, October 24, 1972

Series 12: Tapes (reel-to-reel and cassette)
NOTE: These tapes have now been tranferred to CD format. See listing above. Headings are transcribed directly from original labels on tapes.

  1. Tapes: May 1-3, 1970 (for record in yearbook)
  2. Tapes: May 3, 1970 Govenor Rhodes press conference
  3. Tapes: May 3, 1970 President White
  4. Tapes: May 3, 1970 President White on KSU position (4 point)
  5. Tapes: May 3 , 1970 Sunday night rally/gassed
  6. Tapes: May 4, 1970 Before shooting
  7. Tapes: May 4, 1970 Live interviews with Ohio National Guard and students
  8. Tapes: May 4, 1970 Interviews 12:45 p.m.
  9. Tapes: May 4, 1970 School closed, President White
  10. Cassette: Joe Eszterhas interview of student for his book "13 Seconds." [cassette tape]

Series 13: Oversize Items

  1. Oversize: Fyke "Wanted" Poster (shelved in 12th floor mapcase)
  2. Oversize: May 4th Third Anniversary--Schedule of Events (shelved in 12th floor mapcase)
  3. Oversize: "The Militant" (Original copy), May 15, 1970 (shelved in 12th floor mapcase)
  4. Oversize: Original WKNT News Copy-May 1971 (shelved in 12th floor mapcase)
  5. Oversize: Original WKNT News Copy-No Date (shelved in 12th floor mapcase)
  6. Oversize: "Register Your Gun Be A Real Swinger" Poster (shelved in 12th floor mapcase)
  7. Oversize: UPI Wire "Stories of the Year," 1970 (shelved in 12th floor mapcase)