Special Collections and Archives

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.