Special Collections and Archives

Research Papers, Theses, Dissertations, and Manuscripts Related to May 4

Special Collections and Archives

Research Papers, Theses, Dissertations, and Manuscripts Related to May 4

Research Papers, Theses, Dissertations, and Manuscripts Related to May 4

MAY 4 COLLECTION -- Box 84

Finding Aid

Prepared by Nancy Birk, 17 May 1994; Updated January 2012; Updated July 2016
1 record storage box, 1 cubic foot, 12th floor


Scope and Content

This sub-collection contains miscellaneous research papers, theses, dissertations and manuscripts about the Kent State shootings that have been submitted to the May 4 Collection. Materials are added on a continual basis and are arranged in the order in which they were received.

Related Materials

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Box 84
Folder -- Contents

  1. Greenberg, Harold L. An Analysis of Reporting of the Kent State University Disturbances, May 1-4, 1970. Independent Study Research Paper for Murvin H. Perry, Kent State University, August 11, 1972
  2. Greenberg, Harold L. An Analysis of Reporting of the Kent State University Disturbances, May 1-4, 1970. Independent Study Research Paper for Murvin H. Perry, Kent State University, August 11, 1972
  3. Greenberg, Harold L. An Analysis of Reporting of the Kent State University Disturbances, May 1-4, 1970. Independent Study Research Paper for Murvin H. PerryKent State University, August 11, 1972
  4. Downing, Robert M. The Whole World Is Watching: Media Coverage of Riots and Civil Disorders. Honors College Thesis (unsigned), Kent State University,  June 1972
  5. Downing, Robert M. The Whole World Is Watching: Media Coverage of Riots and Civil Disorders. Honors College Thesis (unsigned), Kent State University,  June 1972
  6. Zibbel, Phyliss M. Kent State University -- May 4, 1970: Institutional Response to the Tragedy. Senior Thesis, Adult Liberal Studies, University of Toledo, May 1994
  7. Gregor, Paul W. Media Coverage of Events at Kent State University in May of 1970; an Oral History with Dr. John C. Weiser. Research Paper, School of Library Science, Kent State University, July 1995.
    Note: Includes 60 minute audio cassette interview recording of interview.
  8. Woods, Danielle R. Truth: How it became the Fifth Victim in the Kent State Tragedy. Research Paper, University of Akron, April 21, 1997
  9. Russell, Rebecca. The Kent State Massacre. Research Paper, undated
    Note: Eight grade research project by the daughter of Jim Russell, one of the students who was wounded during the shootings at Kent State University on May 4, 1970.
  10. Research paper: McDonald, Dennis. "May 4, 1970: A Closer Look at Kent State and the Actions of Terry Norman." Presented to the History Department, Salem State College, May 11, 1995.
  11. Research papers: Murphy, Sean, Instructor, English 122, College of Lake County. Includes reflection papers by Murphy's students following a grant-funded trip they took to Kent State for the 30th anniversary, May, 2000.
  12. Research papers: Medicus, Kate, Instructor, Art 42000 (Research and Writing for Art History Majors), Kent State University. Includes papers by students in the class that focus on memorials and public art, Spring semester, 2000.
  13. Senior thesis: Hatcher, Jay A. "Green Pigs and Brown Shirts: Rhetoric and the Confrontation at Kent State: 1 to 4 May 1970", University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Dec. 2000. Also includes disc.
  14. Research paper: Burris, Sarah Mittiga. paper submitted as a graduation project from the International Baccalaureate program at Rutherford High School, Panama City, Florida (topic is how the Kent community reacted to the events of May 4, 1970 and how those events are perceived today), July 8, 2000.
  15. Manuscript: Hall, E. Leona. "I Cindy": 1970
  16. Manuscript: Steffens, R. Mark [KSU undergraduate student 1968-72]. "May Fourth Memories."
  17. Research paper: Staherek, Valerie M. "Chronology/Index of the Kent/Ravenna Record-Courier Coverage of the Kent State University Disorders and their Aftermath -- May, 1970 Thru May, 1972": Library & Information Science research paper, 1972.
  18. Manuscript (transcript): Interview of Henry L. Halem by Mickey S. Huff, April 10, 1995 [interview conducted through the Youngstown State University Oral History Program, Kent State Shootings Project, OH 1991]. Typescript with handwritten corrections and annotations, 34 pages.
  19. Research paper: Summerlin, Heidi. "A Value Added Analysis of the emergence and demse of the Concerned Citizens of Kent group in April 1969." Kent State University. undated.
  20. Research paper: Isaacson, Mariel. "From Wound to Scar: The Memory and Legacy of May 1970." Cuny. undated.
  21. Research paper: Hughes, Joseph. "12 Angry Days: Two Athens Newspapers Examine the 1970 Kent State Shootings Aftermath." 2002.
  22. Research paper: Hansan, John S. "Governor James A. Rhodes and The Kent State Shootings." 1980
  23. Manuscript: Loperfido, Rev. Ernest J. as told to Ben Lariccia "Reflections of a Roman Catholic Priest Present During the Kent State Tragedy of May 4, 1970" 2011.
  24. Manuscript: "An Appeal to the United States Department of Justice For an Immediate and Thorough Investigation of the Circumstances Surrounding the Shootings at Kent State University." Researched and Compiled by Peter Davies 1971
  25. Remarks: Harkness, Bruce. September 22, 1970. 1970
  26. Manuscript: Kaplan, Lawrence. May 4, 1970 - A View From Europe. 1980
  27. Manuscript (transcript): Interview with Joseph Kelner, chief counsel for the Kent Sate victims during the 1975 civil trial, conducted by Timothy Cwiek. June 1985
  28. Manuscript (transcript): Attorney William Kunstler speaking at Magic Theater, Kent, Ohio. October 19, 1970
  29. Manuscript: Jaleutseh, Leonard. "KSU: The Killings and the Aftermath" undated
  30. Dissertation: Streharsky, Judy. "Caroline Pardee at the University of Akron, Akron Ohio: A Case Study of the Role of Executive Secretary to a University President" 1994 (three folders - A, B, and C)