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Finding aid for the May 4 20th Commemoration records

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: May 4 20th Commemoration records
Inclusive Date(s): 1985-1991
Bulk Date(s): 1990-1991
Author: Finding aid prepared by Kristin Cole
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Kristin Cole using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2009
Origination: Kent State University
Extent: 1 cubic feet
Physical Location: 12th floor
Finding Aid Identifier: 1995.61
Abstract: The collection contains records related to the May 4 20th Commemoration, which occurred in 1990, and includes correspondence, schedules, programs, and other documents.
Language(s): The records are in English

History of May 4 20th Commemoration

The 20th Commemoration of the shootings on May 4, 1970 remains one of the largest attended of all the annual gatherings. Preparations began a few years in advance, culminating in the official creation of the May 4 20th Anniversary Commission, at the behest of President Michael Schwartz, in 1989. Among other obligations, the Commission issued a report with recommendations for the Commemoration. These recommendations included the establishment of a platform party and a list of possible speakers and events for May 4, 1990. In addition, the May 4 Memorial, designed by Bruno Ast, was formally dedicated at the 20th Commemoration on May 4, 1990.

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials pertaining to the 20th Commemoration of the Kent State shootings that occurred on May 4, 1970. These materials include agendas, schedules, checklists, budgets, correspondence, newsclippings, press releases, periodicals, and other documents. The collection also includes flyers and other materials from Jackson State and the Kent State Commemorative Conference held on May 5-6, 1990 at Emerson College.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Separated Material

A green t-shirt from the Jackson State and Kent State Commemorative Conference is shelved in Box 115, Miscellaneous May 4-Related T-Shirts, [no date]-2005.

Related Material

Records from other May 4 commemoration events may be found in the following collections: Jerry M. Lewis, Papers, 1968-2002; Annual May 4 Commemoration records, 1971-2008; May 4 25th Anniversary Coordinating Committee, Records, 1994-96; 30th May 4 Commemoration Committee, Records, 1999-2000.

Processing Information

Restrictions on Access

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation

May 4 20th Commemoration records, 1985-1991. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970--Anniversaries, etc.
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Organizations/Corporations:
Kent State University. May 4 Twentieth Anniversary Commission
Kent State University--History
Functions:
Special events--Planning
Places:
Kent (Ohio)--History
Occupations:
College teachers
College administrators
Material Types:
Administrative records
Correspondence
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Press releases



Detailed Description of The Collection
Box 105 / Folder 1
Agendas, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 2
Artwork, Al Hartwig, undated
Box 105 / Folder 3
Budgets, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 4
Case Study, undated
Box 105 / Folder 5
Checklists and Schedules, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 6
Commission Report, 1989-1990
Box 105 / Folder 7
Conference Questionnaires, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 8
Correspondence, Faculty Forum, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 9
Correspondence, Families, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 10
Correspondence, General, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 11
Correspondence, Inter-Departmental, 1985-1989
Box 105 / Folder 12
Correspondence, Inter-Departmental, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 13
Correspondence, Media, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 14
Correspondence, Michael Schwartz, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 15
Correspondence, Office of Institutional Advancement, 1989
Box 105 / Folder 16
Educational Materials, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 17
Flyers, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 18
Invitations, Guest Lists, and Programs, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 19
Jackson State and Kent State Commemorative Conference, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 20
May 4 Memorial Dedication, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 21
Newsclippings, Berkeley Beacon, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 22
Newsclippings, General, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 23
News Releases, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 24
Notes, Miscellaneous, undated
Box 105 / Folder 25
Oral History Project, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 26
Periodicals, American History Illustrated, 1990-1991
Box 105 / Folder 27
Periodicals, Life, May 1990
Box 105 / Folder 28
Periodicals, Public Service Reporter, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 29
Photographs, undated
Box 105 / Folder 30
Press Kit, undated
Box 105 / Folder 31
Publications, Non-University, undated
Box 105 / Folder 32
Speakers, George McGovern, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 33
Audiocassette, Chestnut Burr, 1971
Box 105 / Folder 34
Audiocassette, Press Conference, May 4, 1990
Box 105 / Folder 35
Press Badges, 1990
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