Special Collections and Archives

Miscellaneous Films and Videos

Miscellaneous Films and Videos

MAY 4 COLLECTION -- Boxes 95, 95A , 95B, 95C + oversize


Finding Aid

Prepared by Nancy Birk, December 1, 1994; Updated January 2012 by Stephanie Tulley
2 record storage boxes, 2 half-size record storage boxes, 1 oversize box, 4.3 cubic feet, 12th floor


This collection contains various film and video related to May 4th that has been donated to the Department of Special Collections and Archives. Provenance information for each piece (if known) can be found with the individual listing. The researcher is advised that other film and video on this topic may be found in other subcollections. For location information, consult the media index. See the oversize box for large-format or odd-sized archival copies of some tapes.

Films are added in the order in which they are acquired. Therefore, in order to locate a specific title or keyword, use of the "Find" or "Find in Page" menu option of your browser is recommended.

NOTE TO STAFF: Extra and archival copies of tapes are stored on 11th floor; See Location Guide.


In most cases, donation of this material to the Department does not imply that copyright restrictions have been lifted. Copyright still resides with the creator. To obtain release, the researcher should contact the person(s) listed with the individual item. Copyright release is not necessary to view the materials, only for reuse.


Box 95

Film/Video -- Contents

  1. Videotape: "KSU--The Early Years", created by KSU alumni Tom Bussell and "Joe Buck", Includes video of the burning of the ROTC building, 1 May 1970. The donor retains copyright.
  2. Videotape: "Life Looks Back: Powerful Images of the Last Three Decades." For viewing only.
  3. Videotape: "Spring 1970" from the TV show Our World, on ABC. Aired 23 Oct. 1986. For viewing only.
  4. Videotape: "Today in Cleveland" 5/4/90 -- Candlelight Vigil; "Today" 5/4/90. Includes Interviews with Dean Kahler, William Gordon, and Robert Stamp at Memorial. For viewing only.
  5. Videotape: "Morning Exchange", "12:00 Eyewitness News", "Live on 5" 5/4/90. For viewing only.
  6. Videotape: "NBC Nightly News", local channel 3, 6-7 p.m.; 11:00-11:30 p.m., 5/4/90. For viewing only.
  7. Videotape: "Good Morning America", 7-9 a.m., 5/4/90. For viewing only.
  8. Videotape: "May 4th Memorial Dedication", 5/4/90. No copyright restrictions.
  9. Videotape: "May 4th Memorial Press Conference", 5/4/90. No copyright restrictions.
  10. Videotape: "CBS News Nightwatch", 5/4/90. For viewing only.
  11. Videotape: "Prime Time Live" with Sam Donaldson, 5/3/90. (3 minutes). This segment did not air. For viewing only.
  12. Videotape: "Kent State: A Look Back in History" Prod./Dir. Robert M. Harper. 12/14/88. For viewing only.
  13. Videotape: "The Kent State Shootings: Fifteen Years Later" Produced by Wright State University TV Center. 1985. For viewing only.
  14. Videotape: "May 4th Memorial --Groundbreaking Ceremony", 1/25/89. No copyright restrictions.
  15. Videotape: "Kent Class of 70" Producer Pierre Leduc, Pierre Nadeau. Produced in 1976 by the Canadian Broadcasting Company, this tape includes inter views with Charles Brill, Charles Fassinger, and Mary Vecchio. This tape was given to the archives by Jerry Lewis. Copyright resides with the CBC. For viewing only.
  16. Videotape: News story on CD ROM currently under development about May 4 -- 12/5/94. For viewing only.
  17. Videotape: News story on Tent City, 1977. Aired TV 8, CBS News, Cleveland. Gift of Jerry Lewis. For viewing only.
  18. Videotape: [no tape at this number - use for future addition]
  19. Videotape: Drew Tiene, "The Story of the Kent State Shootings." 1995. For viewing only.
  20. Videotape: "Covering May 4th: Journalistic Reflections" 5/2/95. Includes 1970 CBS footage (copyrighted by CBS and available for viewing only).The panel discussion is not copyrighted and includes Ike Pappas, Bob Carpenter, Jeff Sallot, and Bill Armstrong, moderated by Albert Fitzpatrick.
  21. Videotape: "Kent State Reflections" Aired January 1996 on The History Channel. For viewing only. For copyright information contact James Banks, Professor of History, Cuyahoga Community College, 11000 Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma, OH 44130-5199.
  22. Videotape: "Witness" Dance production performed at Kent State University on April 29, 1995 by Dance Alloy, a modern dance company based in Pittsburgh. The production was created by Artistic Director Mark Taylor. Members of the Kent community also participated in the production. For viewing only.
  23. Videotape: May 4th TV Coverage, 1995. Edited tape 1. For viewing only.
  24. Videotape: May 4th TV Coverage, 1995. Edited tape 2. For viewing only.
  25. Videotape: May 4th TV Coverage, 1995. Edited tape 3. For viewing only.
  26. Videotape: Bob Tayek May 4 commentary, WAKC-TV 23, April 14, 1993. For viewing only.
  27. Videotape: News Coverage 25th anniversary commemoration, 5/4/95. For viewing only.
  28. Videotape: News coverage 27th anniversary commemoration, 5/5/97. Includes Crosby, Stills and Nash coverage, feeds from WKYC-TV3 Today show, Newsbreak and WJW-8 10 pm news. For viewing only.
  29. Videotape: News coverage, n.d. For viewing only.
  30. Videotape: News coverage, 1995. Includes interviews with Alan Canfora, Chic Canfora, Robbie Stamps, Mary Ann Vecchio, John Filo and Dean Kahler. For viewing only.
  31. Videotape: Kent State & Vietnam Memorials, 1998. Personal tape of Greg Heavin. For viewing only.

Box 95A

Film/Video -- Contents

  1. Videotape: "Kent State, The Day the War Came Home", 2000. Documentary produced for the Learning Channel by Single Spark Pictures. For viewing only.
  2. Videotape: "The 70's", Rough cut, 1st 20 minutes of this mini-series produced by NBC, 2000. For viewing only.
  3. Videotape: "20th Century with Mike Wallace, Kent State", 2000. Produced by CBS. For viewing only.
  4. Videotape: CNN Live Coverage of the 30th Anniversary, 5/4/2000. For viewing only.
  5. Videotape: CNN Reporter Round Table with Bob Carpenter, John Darnell, Paul Tople, 5/1/2000. For viewing only.
  6. Videotape: 8 mm film taken by Chris Abell from the 5th floor Wright Hall hallway during the shootings in 1970, [running time is approx. 1 min. 30 seconds] 5/4/70. For viewing only.
  7. Videotape: VH1 "Rock Story: Rebels With a Cause", 4/18/2000. Focuses on the song Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, includes interviews with the band members, as well as Chrissie Hynde, Alan Canfora and Jerry Lewis. For viewing only.
  8. Videotape: Media Availability/Press conference, in a question and answer format, with the families and wounded students, including Russ Miller, brother of Jeffrey Miller, and the following who were wounded on May 4 1970: Alan Canfora, John Cleary, Thomas Grace, Jim Russell, Robby Stamps, Joe Lewis, and Dean Kahler. No copyright restrictions.
  9. Videotape: unidentified May 4 footage, shows wounded receiving medical treatment (approx. 1 minute in length). For viewing only, unknown copyright.
  10. Videotape: "George Segal". Michael Blackwood Productions, 1978. American sculptor, George Segal, discusses his work, including the sculpture commissioned by KSU in 1978 that was rejected. The video follows that story in depth, beginning with his ideas of the casting and selection of models through his thoughts on the rejection. For viewing only.
  11. Videotape: "Kent State University Shooting" This Week In History, Suitcase Productions for the History Channel: 2001. For viewing only.
  12. Videotape: "Kent 1970: Covering the Confrontation." School of Journalism, Bowling Green State University, [198?]. [For viewing only.]
  13. Videotape: Channel 5 News with Ted Henry and Barbara Meek, 5/3/2001. For viewing only.
  14. Videotape: Ohio News Coverage, 5/3/2002. For viewing only.
  15. Videotape: Ohio News Coverage, continued, 5/3/2002. For viewing only.
  16. Videotape: "KSU May, 1970," McGraw-Hill, Inc, 1972, 23 minutes, color
    Directed by: Joseph E. Clement; Produced and written by: Alva I. Cox, Jr.; Narrated by: E. G. Marshall Based on research by: Peter Davies Description: "This film documents sequences of events which culminated in the tragedy of May 4, 1970." [quote from Marshall] Includes photographs taken by: The Akron Beacon Journal, John Darnell, John Filo, Richard Harris, Jr., KSU News Service, Jack Davis, Doug Moore, Richard Kever, Bill Ling, Tom McGrew, Howard Ruffner, Paul Tople, Randy Wallick. Includes 8mm footage taken by Chris Abell. Note: Occasional audio distortion. For viewing only.
  17. Videotape: "Kent State" [docu-drama], MCA Home Video, 1987, 120 minutes, color
    Directed by: James Goldstone; Produced by: Max A. Keller, Micheline H. Keller, Philip Barry; Written by: Gerald Green and Richard Kramer; Inter Planetary Pictures, 1981. Description [from sleeve]: "Based on a true incident, Kent State follows the personal stories of the four students who were killed by National Guardsmen on the Ohio college campus in the spring of 1970." For viewing only.
  18. Videotape: "Synesthetics Presents: Kent State May 1970", Video, [2002], color and b&w [video conversion of 1972 film]
    Directed by: Joseph E. Clement; Produced and written by: Alva I. Cox, Jr., based on research by Peter Davies; Narrator: E. G. Marshall; Film Editor: Hans Dudelheim; Cameraman: Richard Francis; Sound: Jim Hubbard; Filmography: Comcorps, William Drennan; Music: from the oratorio "Truth Has Fallen" by Dave Brubeck; Additional music: Chris Brubeck.
    Includes photographs by Akron Beacon Journal, John Darnell, John Filo, Richard Harris, Jr., Kent State University News Service, Jack Davis, Doug Moore, Richard Kevern, Bill Ling, Tom McGrew, Howard Ruffner, Paul Tople, Randy Wallick; 8mm footage by Chris Abell, and live sound from WKNT, Kent, Ohio, Robert M. Carpenter. For viewing only. [See oversize box for Beta master (archival) and original film]
  19. Videotape: "The Boundaries of Freedom of Expression and Order in a Democratic Society", features keynote speaker Kathleen M. Sullivan 05/01/00. For viewing only.
  20. Videotape: "The Boundaries of Freedom of Expression and Order in a Democratic Society", features Cass Sunstein 05/02/00. For viewing only.
  21. Videotape: "The Boundaries of Freedom of Expression and Order in a Democratic Society", features Anthony Lewis 05/02/00. For viewing only.
  22. Videotape: "Experiencing Democracy May 4th." For viewing only.
  23. Videotape: Live on Five, Channel Five News May 4th 1989. For viewing only.
  24. Videotape: Channel 3 News May 4th 1989, brief story about 19th Anniversary. For viewing only.
  25. Videotape: May 4th Groundbreaking Ceremony, news item, 1/25/89, ch. 5, 3, 23, 8, CNN. For viewing only.
  26. Videotape: Channel 43 News: May 4th, 5/4/88, 18th Anniversary. For viewing only.
  27. Videotape: Channel 5 News: May 4th, 5/4/88, 18th Anniversary.. For viewing only.
  28. Videotape: May 4th, 1992 News Stories. For viewing only.
  29. Videotape: May 4th, 1990 News Stories, tape 1. Includes Chs 8, 5 ,3 (with Dick Feagler commentary) and CNN news segments about anniversary. CBS Nightwatch with Dr. Jerry M. Lewis and Dean Kahler. NBC coverage of 20th anniversary observances. ABC News Forum with Peter Jennings (only 1 segment with Dean Kahler and Gen William Westmoreland). CNN Crossfire: Mike Kinsley and Pat Buchanan with David Horowitz and Alan Canfora. For viewing only.
  30. Videotape: May 4th, 1990 News Stories, tape 2. Includes CBS This Morning with Dr. Jerry M. Lewis Dean Kahler and Charles Fassinger. Today With Dean Kahler and William Gordon. Good Morning America with Roseann Canfora Knepp and Dal Hardesty. Morning Exchange with Sharon Cavileer, Dr. Gayle Ormiston, Charles Fassinger, and Dr. Thomas Hensley. Live on Five (ABC) with Dr. Jerry M. Lewis, 6 o'clock news coverage and World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Ch 3 (NBC) coverage of 20th anniversary and national news with Tom Brokaw. Ch 8 (CBS) extended coverage and interviews with Dr Jerry M. Lewis, Dean Kahler, and Charles Fassinger. CBS Evening News coverage and Newscenter 8. Ch 43 10 o'clock news and Ch 23 news extended coverage with interviews of former students. Nightline with Ted Koppel, opening segment. Tom Brokaw national news coverage. For viewing only.

Box 95B

Film/Video -- Contents

  1. Videotape: Arun Gandhi, keynote speaker "Nonviolence or Nonexistance: Option for the New Millennium, 5/3/00. No copyright restrictions.
  2. Videotape: Clips from May 3rd-4th 2000, including candelight vigil, memorial services. No copyright restrictions.
  3. Videotape: Clips from May 3rd-4th 2001, including candelight vigil, memorial services. No copyright restrictions.
  4. Videotape: Clips from May 3rd-4th 2002, including candelight vigil, memorial services. No copyright restrictions.
  5. Videotape: May 4th Marker Dedication, September 8, 1999. No copyright restrictions.
  6. Videotape: SDS & BUS Rallies and Sit-ins:
    April 1969 rally (sound), arrest (no sound), unrelated footage, SDS march to Administration Building (no sound), Rallies and interviews related to Student Activities Center Sit-in (related to Oakland Police Department recruitment) evening rally (sound), interview BUS and SDS students (sound). [Original films are stored in the KSU Police Department, Records, Box 81 of the May 4 Collection.] For viewing only.
  7. Videotape: "Glenn Frank--Messenger of Peace" biography about the late KSU professor and May 4th, 1970 Peace marshal. For viewing only.
  8. Videotape: "A Colloquium on Two Unpublished Manuscripts About the Events of May 4," April 22, 2003. Authored by Glenn Frank; Barclay McMillen and William Armstrong. Commentary on Frank manuscript by Jerry M. Lewis. Commentary on McMillen/Armstrong manuscript by Thomas R. Hensley. No copyright restrictions.
  9. Videotape: "George Segal, American Still Life" includes interviews with the artist, scenes of him at work and commentary from friends and family. For viewing only.
  10. Videotape: Board of Trustees, Meeting, May 4 Memorial, Channels 3, 8, and 23 news coverage. 11/15/1988. For viewing only.
  11. Videotape: Tent City Arrests, fragments of national news coverage. 7/12/1977. For viewing only.
  12. Videotape: Tent City, fragments of local news coverage of storm damage to Tent City and reports of scuffles after the May 4 Coalition was found to be meeting in a campus building which the University claimed was unauthorized., [summer 1977?] For viewing only.
  13. Videotape: Tent City, fragments of local news coverage, [summer/fall 1977?] For viewing only.
  14. Videotape: Tent City, fragment of local news coverage reporting on return to quiet on campus as construction of gym annex began, [fall 1977?] For viewing only.
  15. Videotape: "After Nam" CNN footage about KSU shootings [includes short interviews with Dennis Carey, Alan Canfora, Larry Shafer. NOTE: tape cuts off after 2:28.], [1986?] For viewing only.
  16. Videotape: WKYC, Channel 3 coverage; ABC Nightline coverage; CBS pieces on 15th anniversary of shootings, 1985. For viewing only.
  17. Videotape: "Almanack pays tribute to Kent State on May 4th, 15th anniversary" [television program], 1985. For viewing only.
  18. Videotape: Good Morning America piece on the May 4 Memorial. Interviewees are Michael Schwartz, Dean Kahler, and Ian Taberner, 1986. For viewing only.
  19. Videotape: WKYC piece on the selection of the Taberner design for the May 4 Memorial. [NOTE: piece occurs at 44:00 of tape.], 1986. For viewing only.

Box 95C

  1. Videotape: "Kent State Revisited," CNN, 4/7/1988. For viewing only.
  2. Videotape: Channel 3 News coverage, May 4, 1988. For viewing only.
  3. Videotape: Channel 43 News coverage, May 4, 1989. For viewing only.
  4. Videotape: "Glöm Aldrig Kent State" (Peter Sommerstein), [1980?]. [Documentary with narrative in Swedish and interviews in English with Henry Halem, John Lough, Jerry M. Lewis, George McGovern, Elaine Miller Holstein, and Dean Kahler.] For viewing only.
  5. Videotape: C-SPAN 35th Anniversary of Kent State Shootings [May 3, 2005 panel discussion]. [C-SPAN tape 186598-1], May 2005. No copyright restrictions.
  6. Videotape: Rebels with a Cause: a film by Helen Garvy. Zeitgeist Films, 2000. [Includes interviews with Jane Adams, Bill Ayers, Carolyn Craven, Carl Davidson, Bernadine Dohrn, Alice Embree, Dick Flacks, Todd Gitlin, Carol Glassman, Juan Gonzalez, Alan Haber, Casey Hayden, Tom Hayden, Mark Kleiman, Sue Eanet Klonsky, Sharon Jeffrey Lehrer, Steve Max, Jeff Shero Nightbyrd, Carl Oglesby, Robert Pardun, Judy Schiffer Perez, Bob Ross, Vivian Leburg Rothstein, Mike Spiegel, Elizabeth Stanley, Marilyn Salzman Webb, Cathy Wilkerson, and Junius Williams.] For viewing only.
  7. DVD: "Inquire, Learn, Reflect: A documentary about Kent State University, May 1-4, 1970" by Bill Gilbreath. [Multimedia presentation created as a student project at Evergreen State College], 2005. For viewing only. [no archival copy on file]
  8. Videotape: "A Dialogue with Dr. Melvene Hardee." KSU students 1970-1975, tape 1 of 2, May 3, 1975. For viewing only.
  9. Videotape: "A Dialogue with Dr. Melvene Hardee." KSU students 1970-1975, tape 2 of 2, May 3, 1975. For viewing only.
  10. Videotape: CBS Evening News piece on May 4th play performed at Kent State [Kent State: A Requiem by J. Gregory Payne], 1978. For viewing only.
  11. Videotape: Dr. Golding on "Today" show, September 16, 1977. For viewing only.
  12. DVD: "36th Commemoration: The Cost of War Then & Now." [2-DVD set recorded by Alan Canfora]. May 4, 2006. For viewing only.
  13. DVD: The History Channel: "Our Generation - Kent State," 2006. For viewing only.
  14. DVD: National Geographic Channel: "How It Was: Death at Kent State," 2008. For viewing only.
  15. Videotape: 30th Commemoration, May 3-4, 2000. Candlelight March and Vigil, press conference with injured survivors, Commemoration Event, Country Joe McDonald, Noam Chomsky. For viewing only.
  16. Videotape: 31st Commemoration, May 3-4, 2001. For viewing only.
  17. Videotape: 32nd Commemoration, May 3-4, 2002. For viewing only.
  18. Videotape: 33rd Commemoration and 34th Commemoration, May 3, 2003 and May 4, 2004. Candlelight vigil, Pat Sweeney, scholarship announcements. For viewing only.
  19. Videotape: 34th Commemoration, May 4, 2004. Clips of Taylor Hall, Alan Canfora, William Rivers Pitt, Holly Neer, Sam Ludwig, Portage Peace March. For viewing only.
  20. DVD: 38th Commemoration Activities. May 8, 2008, 3:31pm. 1:59:03. For viewing only.
  21. DVD: Disturbing the Universe: Radical Lawyer William Kunstler. Trailer of a documentary work-in-progress, by Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler (Version 3, May 3, 2007). TRT 08:58 Gift of Emily Kunstler. For viewing only.
  22. DVD: [no DVD at this number - use for future addition]
  23. DVD: "KSU--The Early Years", created by KSU alumni Tom Bussell and "Joe Buck." Includes video of the burning of the ROTC building, 1 May 1970. The donor retains copyright.
  24. DVD:What is Freedom?by James Price, 2009. PAL DVD. Includes photographs from May 4 collection. For viewing only.