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30th May 4 Commemoration Committee records
May 4 Collection -- Box 130
Prepared by Nancy Birk. Updated June 2009. Updated February 2016, February 2017
Inclusive Dates: 1999-2000
Extent: 1 record storage box, 1 cubic foot
Physical Location: 12th floor
The charge from President Carol Cartwright to the 30th May 4 Commemoration Committee was: "To develop a theme for the 30th May 4 Commemoration activities which places this historic event in the life of the University and the nation within the broader context of the democratic values which are the foundation of American society. To develop a theme around which organizations and departments can plan a special week of remembrance and commemoration during the days surrounding May 4, 2000, that is in keeping with the words on the May 4 Memorial -- 'inquire, learn, and reflect'."
The committee was composed of over 30 members of the faculty, students and staff of Kent State University along with community members. The committee was co-chaired by Richard Bredemeier and John Jameson.
Scope and Content
The collection contains the records of the committee, and includes agendas, minutes, and correspondence of the committee and the various subcommittees.
May 4 Collection - Box 130
Folder -- Contents
- Committee -- Agendas
- Committee -- Correspondence, e-mails
- Committee -- General Information
- Committee -- Minutes of Meetings
- Subcommittees, Communications
- Subcommittees, Community Relations
- Subcommittees, Family Relations
- Subcommittees, Program
- Subcommittees, Student Relations
- Subcommittees, Symposium
- Events, Planning (includes schedules)
- Events, Book signing
- Events, Cherubini Requiem
- Events, Cohen, Bill, 1960s Coffeehouse: 4/30/00
- Events, Concert (May 4th Remembrance Concert): 5/4/00
- Events, Dance Alloy
Related Materials: See also the May 4-related T-shirts collection for a t-shirt related to this event.
- Events, Freedom of Speech and May 4, 1970: Then and Now, E. Liverpool Campus: 4/12/00
- Events, A Gathering of Readers: An Open Poetry Reading from A Gathering of Poets: 4/24-4/25
- Events, Gospel Choir, includes CD: 5/5/00
- Events, Halberstam, David, Lecture & Dinner
- Events, JMC Reunion: 5/5-6/00
- Events, Kent Chorus, Dona Nobis Pacem
- Events, Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre: 4/6/00
- Events, Media Lunch: 1/28/00
- Events, Ostaszewski, Piotr, Lecture
- Events, Pontanima Interfaith Choir Concert: 4/8/00
- Events, Reflecting in Faith
- Events, Perspectives on War Resistance: 5/5/00. Includes papers presented by Carolyn Knox (Candy Erickson), Larry Gara and Jerry Gordon.
- Events, SDS Reunion: 5/5-6/00
- Events, Song in Sorrow: 7/1-2/2000
- Events, Symposium: 5/1-2/00
- Events, Voices of the Holocaust
- Publicity, (includes press releases, clippings etc.)
- Speakers, Abu-Jamal, Mumia