Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives

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Ian Taberner papers, 1986


Finding Aid

Prepared by Nancy Birk, 7 July 1994

1 slim document case, .16 cubic ft., 12th floor

On September 11, 1986, Ian Frederick Taberner donated a file of papers chronicling his memorial design to the Department of Special Collections & Archives.

Ian Taberner was the initial winner of the Kent State University Memorial Design competition. However, his Canadian citizenship disqualified him from receiving the award. The university then attempted to award the prize to Taberner's associate, Michael Fahey. Fahey refused the award. Amidst some controversy, the university tried to reach an agreement with Taberner in which they would use the design and erect the memorial without granting the award, but negotiations failed. They then decided to explore other options and the design by Bruno Ast, the second place winner, was the memorial finally built.

The file includes correspondence, photocopies of the design plan and newspaper clippings.

Folder -- Contents

1 -- Correspondence: 1986

2 -- Design plans: 1986

3 -- News clippings: 1986

4 -- News release: 1986