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May 4 Task Force records


Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: May 4 Task Force records
Inclusive Date(s): 1986-2012
Bulk Date(s): 2005-2009
Author: Finding aid prepared by Penny White, December 2011. Updated January 2013
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Penny White using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2011
Origination: Kent State University. May 4 Task Force
Extent: .5 cubic feet (1 half size record storage box and 1 oversized folder)
Physical Location: 12th floor (May 4 Collection, Box 25)
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0132
Abstract: This collection, dating from 1986 to 2012, consists of materials that document the proceedings of Kent State University student organization, the May 4 Task Force. Materials in this collection include minutes and financial records, as well as news clippings and event materials pertaining to the annual May 4 Commemoration and additional events.
Language(s): The records are in English

History of the May 4 Task Force

Founded in October of 1975, the student-run May 4 Task Force (M4TF) was developed in response to the Kent State University administration's decision to halt university-sponsored funding of the annual May 4 Commemoration. As a result, the group has since sponsored, organized and produced events for the annual commemoration. Since its inception, the May 4 Task Force has sought to support the families affected by the Kent State Shootings of May 4, 1970 by providing educational programming and raising awareness about the event and its impact.

Scope and Content

To date, this collection ranges from approximately 1986 to 2012 and is organized alphabetically by series and chronologically within each series and subseries. Series 2: Event Materials and Series 4: Organizational Materials are dated by school year, following the fall to spring semester schedule. There are significant gaps between years with the bulk of documents dating from 2005 to 2009. The collection is comprised of correspondence, event materials, news clippings and publications, and organizational materials.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged as follows:
Series 1: Correspondence
Series 2: Event Materials
Subseries 1: Event Flyers
Subseries 2: Schedule of Events
Subseries 3: Vigil Books
Series 3: News Clippings and Publications
Series 4: Organizational Materials
Subseries 1: Financial Records
Subseries 2: Forms
Subseries 3: Minutes


Related Material

Largely involved in the execution of the Annual May 4 Commemoration events, additional information on the May 4 Task Force can be found in the Annual Commemoration records of the May 4 Collection. The May 4 Memorabilia and Artifacts collection contains buttons relating to the organization and its events. These records can be found in the May 4 Collection Contents on the Special Collections and Archives homepage.

Preferred Citation

May 4 Task Force records. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

In 2008, former May 4 Task Force president, Sarah Lund-Goldstein, donated this collection to the Kent State University Special Collections and Archives. In 2011, former May 4 Task Force president, Stephanie Vincent, donated additional materials including meeting minutes and financial records.

Accruals

Additional materials are added to the May 4 Task Force records on a continual basis.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Kent State University. May 4 Task Force--Archives
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970--Anniversaries, etc.
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
College students--Political activity
College students--Associations, institutions, etc.
Kent State University--History
Kent (Ohio)--History
Functions:
Committees--Management
Occupations:
College students
Material Types:
Correspondence
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Minutes
Fliers (printed material)
Financial records
Programs



Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1989-2008
Box 25 / Folder 1
Correspondence, 1989
Box 25 / Folder 2
Correspondence, 1990
Box 25 / Folder 3
Correspondence, 1992
Box 25 / Folder 4
Correspondence, 1996
Box 25 / Folder 5
Correspondence, 1997
Box 25 / Folder 6
Correspondence, 2006
Box 25 / Folder 7
Correspondence, 2007
Box 25 / Folder 8
Correspondence, 2008
Box 25 / Folder 9
Correspondence, undated

Series 2: Event Materials, 1986-2012

Subseries 1: Event Flyers, 1986-2012
Box 25 / Folder 10
Event Flyers, 1986-1987
Box 25 / Folder 11
Event Flyers, 1987-1988
Box 25 / Folder 12
Event Flyers, 1989-1990
Box 25 / Folder 13
Event Flyers, 1990-1991
Box 25 / Folder 14
Event Flyers, 1993-1994
Box 25 / Folder 15
Event Flyers, 1996-1997
Box 25 / Folder 16
Event Flyers, 2005-2006
Box 25 / Folder 17
Event Flyers, 2006-2007
Box 25 / Folder 18
Event Flyers, 2007-2008
Box 25 / Folder 19
Jim Russel Event, 2007
Box 25 / Folder 20
Event Flyers, 2008-2009
Box 25 / Folder 21
Robby Stamps Event, 2008
Box 25 / Folder 22
Robby Stamps Event Photographs, Compact Disc, 2008
Box 25 / Folder 23
Oversize: Event Posters, 2012
Physical Location: Located in the 12th floor Map Case
Box 25 / Folder 24
Event Flyers, undated

Subseries 2: Schedule of Events, 1992-2009
Box 25 / Folder 24
Schedule of Events, 1992-1993
Box 25 / Folder 25
Schedule of Events, 2005-2006
Box 25 / Folder 26
Schedule of Events, 2006-2007
Box 25 / Folder 27
Schedule of Events, 2007-2008
Box 25 / Folder 28
Schedule of Events, 2008-2009

Subseries 3: Vigil Books, 1989-2007
Box 25 / Folder 29
Vigil Book, 1989-1990
Box 25 / Folder 30
Vigil Book, 1994-1995
Box 25 / Folder 31
Vigil Book, 1995-1996
Box 25 / Folder 32
Vigil Book, 1996-1997
Box 25 / Folder 33
Vigil Book, 1997-1998
Box 25 / Folder 34
Vigil Book, 2006-2007

Series 3: News Clippings and Publications, 1987-2009
Box 25 / Folder 35
News Clippings, 1987
Box 25 / Folder 36
News Clippings and Publications, 1990
Box 25 / Folder 37
News Clippings and Publications, 1996
Box 25 / Folder 38
News Clippings, 2005
Box 25 / Folder 39
News Clippings and Publications, 2006
Box 25 / Folder 40
News Clippings, 2007
Box 25 / Folder 41
News Clippings, 2008
Box 25 / Folder 42
News Clippings, 2009

Series 4: Organizational Materials, 1990-2009

Subseries 1: Financial Records, 1991-2009
Box 25 / Folder 43
Financial Records, 1991-1992
Box 25 / Folder 44
Financial Records, 1992-1993
Box 25 / Folder 45
Financial Records, 1993-1994
Box 25 / Folder 46
Financial Records, 1996-1997
Box 25 / Folder 47
Financial Records, 1999-2000
Box 25 / Folder 48
Financial Records, 2005-2006
Box 25 / Folder 49
Financial Records, 2006-2007
Box 25 / Folder 50
Financial Records, 2007-2008
Box 25 / Folder 51
Financial Records, 2008-2009

Subseries 2: Forms, 1992-2009
Box 25 / Folder 52
Forms, 1992-1993
Box 25 / Folder 53
Forms, 1999-2000
Box 25 / Folder 54
Forms, 2006-2007
Box 25 / Folder 55
Forms, 2007-2008
Box 25 / Folder 56
Forms, 2008-2009

Subseries 3: Minutes, 1990-2009
Box 25 / Folder 57
Minutes, Compact Disc, 1990-1991
Scope and Content
This disc does not contain formal meeting minutes, only materials consulted by the May 4 Task Force throughout 1990.
Box 25 / Folder 58
Minutes, 2006-2007
Box 25 / Folder 59
Minutes, 2007-2008
Box 25 / Folder 60
Minutes, 2008-2009