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Miscellaneous Research papers, Theses, and Manuscripts

MAY 4 COLLECTION -- Box 84

Finding Aid

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


Scope and Content

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

Note to Researchers: There are additional theses, dissertations, and research papers related to May 4, 1970 cataloged in KentLINK. (HINT: Choose SUBJECT search. Type kent state university riot may 4 1970 in search box. Click on first item in results list. Click on LIMIT/SORT button and limit by "other material types" = THESIS/DISS.)


Folder -- Contents

  1. Research paper: Greenberg, Harold L. "An Analysis of Reporting of the Kent State University Disturbances, May 1-4, 1970", Independent Study, Aug. 11, 1972, [folder 1 of 3].
  2. Research paper: Greenberg, Harold L. "An Analysis of Reporting of the Kent State University Disturbances, May 1-4, 1970", Independent Study, Aug. 11, 1972, [folder 2 of 3].
  3. Research paper: Greenberg, Harold L. "An Analysis of Reporting of the Kent State University Disturbances, May 1-4, 1970", Independent Study, Aug. 11, 1972, [folder 3 of 3].
  4. Honors thesis: In 1977, Honors Program assistant Wilma Crawford sent this thesis to the University Archives for the May 4th collection. The thesis was never signed by the advisor and director of the school but because of its subject it was felt that it would be an appropriate addition to the May 4th collection. The topic of the thesis is "The Whole World is Watching: Media Coverage of Riots and Civil Disorders," [folder 1 of 2].
  5. Honors thesis: In 1977, Honors Program assistant Wilma Crawford sent this thesis to the University Archives for the May 4th collection. The thesis was never signed by the advisor and director of the school but because of its subject it was felt that it would be an appropriate addition to the May 4th collection. The topic of the thesis is "The Whole World is Watching: Media Coverage of Riots and Civil Disorders," [folder 2 of 2].
  6. Honors thesis: Zibbel, Phyliss M. "Kent State University -- May 4, 1970: Institutional Response to the Tragedy". Senior thesis, Adult Liberal Studies, University of Toledo.
  7. Research paper: Gregor, Paul W. "Media Coverage of Events at Kent State University in May of 1970; an Oral History with Dr. John C. Weiser.": Library & Information Science Research paper, July 1995. Includes 60 min. audio cassette.
  8. Research paper: Woods, Danielle R. "Truth: How it became the Fifth Victim in the Kent State Tragedy", University of Akron, April 21, 1997
  9. Research paper: Russell, Rebecca "The Kent State Massacre", Eighth grade research project by the daughter of one of the students, Jim Russell, 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.