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Non-Music Sound Recordings--Audio Tapes, CDs, and LPs

MAY 4 COLLECTION -- Boxes 96 & 96A

Finding Aid

Prepared by Nancy Birk and Paul Gregor, January 1995; Updated January 2012
1 record storage box + 1 LP case, 1.33 cubic foot, 12th
floor


Scope and Content

This collection contains audio materials related to the Kent State Shootings.
Provenance information for each piece (if known) can be found with the
individual listing. The researcher is advised that other audio materials on this topic may
be found in other subcollections. In most cases, copyright ownership resides with the creator of the audio material.

There is also a collection of music recordings related to May 4, 1970. See
the inventory for boxes 183 and 183A
for details.


Box 96: Audio Tapes & CDs

Tape/CD # -- Contents

  1. WHLO newscasts 5/1970 [tape 1 of 2]
  2. WHLO newscasts 5/1970 [tape 2 of 2]
  3. Richard Myers' interviews on May 4th for the movie Confrontation, tape 1 of 2. For listening only.
  4. Richard Myers' interviews on May 4th for the movie Confrontation, tape 2 of 2. For listening only.
  5. Panel Discussion -- Calkins, Hubbel, Baldwin, Gibsons, Whitaker: 5/3/89
  6. "Remembering Kent State
    1970"
    WKSU: 5/90. [Mark Urycki of WKSU owns copyright. This broadcast won
    a Scripps-Howard award for 1990.]
  7. Oral Interviews conducted by Mark Urycki to produce tape 6 above. Includes
    interviews with Tom Grace (5/4/89), John Filo (Fall 1989), Charles Fassinger
    (National Guard, April, 1990). Mark Urycki owns copyright.
  8. African American Movements: "The Ballot or the Bullet", "Apathy and Back
    Again".
  9. Keesha Cole, Bavi Israel: Q and A, tape 2 of 2.
  10. Faculty Forum, On Faculty and Peace Marshalls: 4/30/90
  11. Faculty Forum, Interpretations of May 4 (Tom Hensley, Glenn Frank, Kim
    Sorvig): 4/30/90
  12. Faculty Forum, University Responses, Panel of Speakers, (Dennis Carey,
    Richard Bredemeier, Carl Moore): 5/1/90, tape 1 of 2.
  13. Faculty Forum, University Responses, Panel of Speakers, (Dennis Carey,
    Richard Bredemeier, Carl Moore): 5/1/90, tape 2 of 2.
  14. Faculty Forum, Keep Kent Open: 5/1/90
  15. Faculty Forum, Memorials and Controversies, Panel of Speakers (Stan
    Gregory, Brinsley Tyrrel, Ben Bassham, Jerry Newman): 5/2/90, tape 1 of 2.
  16. Faculty Forum, Memorials and Controversies, Panel of Speakers (Stan
    Gregory, Brinsley Tyrrel, Ben Bassham, Jerry Newman): 5/2/90, tape 2 of 2.
  17. Faculty Forum, Media Responsibilities and Mass Media Catastrophies (Carol
    Wilder, San Fran. State U., Dale Allen (Editor, Akron Beacon Journal, Barbara
    Cohen, Dick Feagler): 5/2/90
  18. Media Presentation, Emerson College students and faculty (Greg Payne)
    "Kent State: A Requiem": 5/3/90
  19. Panel Discussion (Cosmo Peters, Mary Arnold, Wuer Ki Xi, Gustava Acosta):
    "Reaction to Civil Dissent": 5/90
  20. Panel Discussion (Ken Hammond, Alan Canfora, Roseanne Canfora, Jim
    Bussell, Joe Lewis, Rob Stamps, Bill Arthrell): 5/3/90
  21. Scholar and Poet Alicia Ostriker -- The Quest for Unity in Women's Poetry:
    5/3/90
  22. M4 Task Force Program (Tom Grace, Alan Canfora): 5/4/90, tape 1 of 2.
  23. M4 Task Force Program (Terry Burnside, Keesha Cole, Darell Price, Alex
    Gildzen): 5/4/90, tape 2 of 2.
  24. M4 Task Force Program (Music -- Ray and Kate, Audio from Slide
    presentation, Tom Grace, Roseanne Canfora, Gene Young, Ralph McGeehy): 5/4/91,
    tape 1 of 2.
  25. M4 Task Force Program (Ralph McGeehy, questions and answers): 5/4/91, tape
    2 of 2.
  26. 25th Annual Commemoration, Panel discussion of journalists and open
    discussion with audience about May 4, 1970. Moderator: Adjured Prof. Albert E.
    Fitzpatrick, retired Asst. V.P. of Minority Affairs for Knight-Ridder Corp and
    former editor of Akron Beacon Journal at the time of the shootings. Panelists:
    William G. Armstrong Jr. (1970 KSU graduate, editor of Kent Stater in 1970),
    Ike Pappas (CBS network correspondent on campus at the time of shootings), Bob
    Carpenter (KSU graduate 1971, New director of WKNT AM/FM) and Jeff Salad (KSU
    graduate 1971, former Beacon Journal writer). All panelists were on campus at
    the time of shootings : 5/1995, tape 1 of 2.
  27. 25th Annual Commemoration -- Continuation of open discussion with audience
    about May 4, 1970: 5/1995, tape 2 of 2.
  28. Awakening the Buddha Within, Lama Surya Das. 1997. The
    Lama Surya Das explains the impact that the shootings on May 4, 1970 had on
    his life. His American born name was Jeffrey Miller, he was a student at SUNY
    Buffalo and his best friend's girlfriend was Allison Krause. He remarks on the
    coincidence of his name with the student Jeffrey Miller who was killed by
    National Guard bullets that day and how this deeply affected his life and
    changed the course of events in his life, "to find a non violent way to
    contribute to a more harmonious, beautiful and sane world". Tape donated by
    Sandy Perlman Halem.
  29. WKSU, Vincent Duffy, Sept. 10, 1999, Dedication Ceremony for
    May 4 Individual Student Markers In Remembrance of Allison Krause, Jeffrey
    Miller, Sandra Scheuer, and William Schroeder, Prentice Hall Parking Lot,
    September 8, 1999.
  30. WCPN 90.3 FM, Cleveland Public Radio, Morning News: 5/4/2000. for
    listening only
  31. "The Lessons of Kent State University: Inquire, Learn, and
    Reflect -- Panel": 1995 American Council on Education Annual Meeting. for
    listening only
  32. WKSU interview with Robby Stamps: 5/2/00.
  33. Sound recordings of various radio broadcasts (including
    military) about student protests in May 1970. Donated by James R. Claeys.
  34. "From This Moment On--Thirteen Seconds That Ended Flower Power." BBC
    Radio 4 documentary, 2002. [disc 1]. for listening only
  35. "Looking Back at May 4" by Christina McVay at Portage County
    Historical Society, May 31, 2003. Copy 2 is digital. No copyright restrictions.

  36. Press Conference and Memorial Dedication, May 4th 1990
  37. "Kent: 1970: Covering the Confrontation" Journalism, BGSU
    November 11, 1971. (Also see video tape 43 in Box 95).
  38. May 4, 1993
  39. Dick Gregory at Kent State (tape 1 of 3)
  40. Dick Gregory at Kent State (tape 2 of 3)
  41. Dick Gregory at Kent State (tape 3 of 3)
  42. Chestnut Burr 1971 (May 4, 1970)
  43. May 3, 1990
  44. Legacies of Protest Symposium, Opening Session at 1:30 p.m. with Dr. Schwartz, both sides
    (tape 1 of 6)
  45. Legacies of Protest Symposium, International Focus session, 3 p.m. with McCarthy and
    McGovern, both sides (tape 2 of 6)
  46. Legacies of Protest Symposium, International Focus session, 3 p.m. with McCarthy and
    McGovern-- Session continued, both sides (tape 3 of 6)
  47. Legacies of Protest Symposium, International Focus session, 3 p.m. with McCarthy and
    McGovern--Conclusion, side A only (tape 4 of 6)
  48. Legacies of Protest Symposium, Scholarship Dinner with Sarah Brady, both sides (tape 5 of 6)
  49. Legacies of Protest Symposium, Scholarship Dinner with Sarah Brady, Conclusion, side A only
    (tape 6 of 6)
  50. Legacies of Protest Symposium, Kent State University Focus 9 a.m. with Gitlin, Bills, and
    Moyer, both sides, (tape 1 of 6)
  51. Legacies of Protest Symposium, Kent State University Focus 9 a.m. with Gitlin, Bills, and
    Moyer--Session continued, both sides, (tape 2 of 6)
  52. Legacies of Protest Symposium, Kent State University Focus 9 a.m. with Gitlin, Bills, and
    Moyer--Conclusion side A, Universities Focus at 1:30 p.m. with Clark-Hine and
    Hunter-Gault, etc. side B, (tape 3 of 6)
  53. Legacies of Protest Symposium, Universities Focus at 1:30 p.m. with Clark-Hine and
    Hunter-Gault, etc. both sides, (tape 4 of 6)
  54. Legacies of Protest Symposium, Universities Focus at 1:30 p.m. with Clark-Hine and
    Hunter-Gault, etc.-- Session continued side A, (tape 5 of 6)
  55. Legacies of Protest Symposium, Universities Focus at 1:30 p.m. with Clark-Hine and
    Hunter-Gault, etc. Conclusion side A, (tape 6 of 6)
  56. Death of a Decade, sides 3 & 4 (see Box 96A for record
    album)
  57. NPR, Revisiting Vietnam: 25 Years from Vietnam. For
    listening only.
  58. Kent Radio News Line: May 4 stories 1988-89 (see folder for
    newsletter and script).
  59. CBC Radio, May 3, 1990. Interview with Dr. Jerry M. Lewis.
    For listening only.
  60. Tent City (Side one: NPR Feed, Olds comment on Hill, Tent City
    sound, Tent city, ATC/NPR Feed. Side Two: Tent City/ATC/NPR Feed [cont.] Tape
    1 of 2, transferred from reel-to-reel originals, see folder for information on
    tapes 60-65). For listening only.
  61. Tent City (Side one: Faculty statement on Tent City, Tent City
    ATC Feed [Jane Voice] test tape. Side Two: ATC Tent city [was put on with the
    tape on the wrong side-sounds muffled], ATC submission-excellent sound,
    NPR/ATC/AP test tape, ATC/NPR Tent City feed. Tape 2 of 2, transferred from
    reel-to-reel originals). For listening only.
  62. Hill Discussion: Tent City. For listening only.
  63. Hill Noises: Tent City. For listening only.
  64. Hill Noises: Arrests, Tent City. For listening only.
  65. On Hill after Arrests, Tent City. For listening only.
  66. Concerned Citizens Committee (CCC) April 17, 1969, hold rally
    to discuss recent developments. For listening only.
  67. Concerned Citizens Committee (CCC) April 21, 1969, hold rally
    to clarify their group's beliefs and deny affiliation with the SDS. For
    listening only.
  68. Student body meeting October 20, 1970. Student body President
    Craig Morgan calls for national moratorium on October 23, 1970 as a sign of
    support for those indicted. Includes the reading of a joint-statement by the
    Graduate Student Council, Student Senate and Faculty Senate in response to the
    Grand Jury Report. (Transferred from reel-to-reel original). For listening
    only.
  69. Student body meeting October 22, 1970. Discusses moratorium
    plans and future peaceful student actions against the indictments. (archival
    copy on 11th floor). For listening only.
  70. Student body meeting October 25, 1970. Dr. Jerry M. Lewis
    addresses the students about the Grand Jury Report, along with others
    speakers. (Tape 1 of 2). For listening only.
  71. Student body meeting October 25, 1970. Meeting continues with
    strategy/idea session, questions and comments by those in attendance. (Tape 2
    of 2). For listening only.
  72. CD: AFVN Radio News Report May, 1970 (includes story about ROTC burning
    down, as well as other news stories from that day). Includes photographs from
    DaNang taken by John Norris and provided by Karl (Wayne) Raschdorf and are for
    research purposes only. For listening only.

Box 96A: LP's

LP # -- Contents

  1. Chestnut Burr record insert, 1971
  2. Chestnut Burr record insert, 1971
  3. May 4, 1970 Kent State University: A Decade Past photograph booklet
  4. May 4, 1970 Kent State University: A Decade Past poetry booklet
  5. May 4, 1970 Kent State University: A Decade Past speeches booklet
  6. May 4, 1970 Kent State University: A Decade Past album insert
  7. May 4, 1970 Kent State University: A Decade Past. Kit. Assembled by students in the Kent State University Center for Peaceful
    Change to commemorate the 10th anniversity of May 4, 1970. Includes 2 LPs, Death of a Decade, a
    booklet of speeches, poem booklet and photograph booklet, and album insert.
  8. Death of a Decade: The Kent State Story. Two LPs.