Special Collections and Archives

Art Kieffer papers, 1990

MAY 4 COLLECTION -- Box 71


Finding Aid

Prepared by Kate Amer, May 5, 1991
1 document case, .33 cubic ft., 12th floor

Art Kieffer donated his materials to the Kent State University Archives on 22 May 1990 (U90/42).

Kieffer received his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Arts degrees from Ohio University in 1985 and 1987 respectively. He then moved to Kent State University to pursue his PhD in Geography. As a teaching fellow in Geography, he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award from the Graduate Student Senate in 1990. On the twentieth anniversary of the Kent State shootings, a memorial service was held to commemorate the occasion. Keiffer offered one extra credit point to his students if they would attend the memorial service and write a brief report on their experience. This collection contains 87 responses from that class. The collection also contains a brief explanation of the assignment by Kieffer and a poem written by him at the memorial service.

Kieffer felt that "It is important to make students aware of their place in time and space" and so he encouraged his students to attend the ceremony and to give some thought about the experience and not just report on the events.

There are 88 folders in the collection. Folder 1 contains the letter of introduction from Kieffer and a signed copy of the poem he composed at the ceremony. The student responses are arranged alphabetically in folders 2 through 88.

This collection will be of value to researchers examining student responses to the Kent State shootings from a perspective far removed from the actual event. Most of these students were not even born at the time of the shootings.

Kieffer has donated to the Kent State University Archives his property and literary rights to this collection.

Folder -- Contents

1 -- Correspondence, Kieffer to Nancy Birk, Kent State Archives, explaining the class project; and poem written by Kieffer at memorial: 4 May 1990

2 -- Student report: Accord, Marcus

3 -- Student report: Addessi, Michael

4 -- Student report: Aladin, Ayati

5 -- Student report: Allen, Tammi

6 -- Student report: Ashby, Pat

7 -- Student report: Ashin, Brian

8 -- Student report: Beckler, Steve

9 -- Student report: Beraducci, Matt

10 -- Student report: Beyer, Brenda

11 -- Student report: Beckel, Kimberly

12 -- Student report: Boggs, John

13 -- Student report: Bomgardner, Jeffrey

14 -- Student report: Briggs, Richard

15 -- Student report: Brown, Ron

16 -- Student report: Brown, Ronald E.

17 -- Student report: Bunett, Mark

18 -- Student report: Cheels, Adam

19 -- Student report: Clement, Chad

20 -- Student report: Culver, Andrea

21 -- Student report: Danna, Bob

22 -- Student report: Dannles, Debbi

23 -- Student report: Davis, Mike

24 -- Student report: Dawnard, Trey

25 -- Student report: Dearth, Wes

26 -- Student report: Dejacimo

27 -- Student report: Dies, Judy

28 -- Student report: Dieter, Steven

29 -- Student report: Drouhard, Rebecca

30 -- Student report: Droufan, Grey

31 -- Student report: Fiaeko, Kelly

32 -- Student report: Finley, Jenny

33 -- Student report: Garcha, Omar

34 -- Student report: Gleske, Steve

35 -- Student report: Graham, Elaine

36 -- Student report: Greenawalt, Ross

37 -- Student report: Hahn, Tami

38 -- Student report: Hawk, Dan

39 -- Student report: Hendrix, Brad

40 -- Student report: Hon, David

41 -- Student report: Hopton, Alice

42 -- Student report: Jorgenson, Jeff

43 -- Student report: Knally, Scott

44 -- Student report: Lans, Susan

45 -- Student report: Linkoski, Scott

46 -- Student report: Maslanka, Sandra

47 -- Student report: McGinty, Rege

48 -- Student report: McMillen, Heather

49 -- Student report: Metyk, Robert

50 -- Student report: Njorage, Jorge

51 -- Student report: Papiska, Matt

52 -- Student report: Paskal, Stephanie

53 -- Student report: Philips, Patricia

54 -- Student report: Phipps, Randy

55 -- Student report: Pivetz, Chuck

56 -- Student report: Potoczak, Lori

57 -- Student report: Pugh, Tonya

58 -- Student report: Quade, Arthur

59 -- Student report: Rambler, Chris

60 -- Student report: Reich, David

61 -- Student report: Reiser, Eric

62 -- Student report: Rennes, Brady

63 -- Student report: Rinter, Cynthia

64 -- Student report: Robinson, Corey

65 -- Student report: Ryan, Colleen

66 -- Student report: Schantz, Ann

67 -- Student report: Schiberg, Dianne

68 -- Student report: Schneikert, Jane

69 -- Student report: Sersain, David

70 -- Student report: Shryock, Gary

71 -- Student report: Speicher, Steve

72 -- Student report: Stack, Russell

73 -- Student report: Steffy, Eric

74 -- Student report: Stironek, Laura

75 -- Student report: Swally

76 -- Student report: Swift, Shaunna

77 -- Student report: Toplovitch, Kari

78 -- Student report: Tsia I Lo

79 -- Student report: Wallace, Danielle

80 -- Student report: Walters, Mary Jo

81 -- Student report: Walton, Harold

82 -- Student report: Ward, Amy

83 -- Student report: Weiss, Beth

84 -- Student report: Wills, Michelle

85 -- Student report: Wilson, Richard

86 -- Student report: Wright, Gloria

87 -- Student report: Zampino, Deana

88 -- Student report: Zawrotuk, Rich