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Kent State University Police records

Special Collections and Archives

Kent State University Police records

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Kent State University Police records

May 4 Collection - Boxes 77-81A

Finding Aid
Prepared by Nancy Birk, 1991; Revised by Cara Gilgenbach, May 2017


Inclusive Dates: 1956-1976
Bulk Dates: 1968-1973
Extent: 6.33 cubic feet (5 half-size record storage boxes + 3 record storage boxes + 2 document cases + 1 AV box)
Physical Location: 12th Floor


Historical Note: The 1960s and early 1970s were a time of national social upheaval, political protest, and generational tension. Kent State University, like many other institutions of higher education, experienced an active environment of social movement and change. In addition to normal law enforcement activities on campus, the Kent State University Police department also monitored a wide array of organizations in which students and others affiliated with Kent State participated. The University police force also engaged in active surveillance and investigation of these organizations and their local members, in particular, the Black United Students (BUS), Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and the Young Socialist Alliance (YSA). The Kent State Police also played a role in creating incident and investigation reports on the events immediately leading up to and during the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970, as well as on incidents that occurred in the immediate aftermath of the shootings. The department continued to monitor political and other protest activities on campus in the years following the shootings. The Kent State Police became involved in some of the many legal cases that resulted from the shootings when department personnel were subpeaoned to provide documentation from their records. The department also was compelled to provide a significant amount of documentation for a legal case involving an undercover agent of the Kent State Police (Reinhold Mohr) who infiltrated the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. This case is commonly referred to as VVAW v. Fyke.

Scope and Content: These records reflect a range of activities of the Kent State University Police department primarily from the period of 1968 through 1973, but with earlier and later records being present. There are records maintained on individual persons, including arrest records, a group of files compiled on various national and local organizations and subjects related to campus unrest and political protest. There is a large group of files compiled by the department in relation to legal cases. Finally, the collection includes photographs and audio-visual recordings that appear to have been utilized as part of the Kent State Police department's surveillance and investigation of various people, organizations, and events during this period.


Arrangement: This collection has been organized into the following series.

Series 1: Records on Individuals
Series 2: Organizations and Subject Files
Series 3: Kent State Shootings Files
Series 4: Litigation Files
Series 5: Photographs
Series 6: Audio-visual Recordings


Acquisitions Note: The records in this collection were transferred from the Kent State University Police department to Special Collections and Archives in 1992.

Processing Note: This collection was completely re-processed in 2016-2017. Citations to materials in this collection created prior to late 2016 may no longer be accurate. Please see Special Collections and Archives staff for assistance in locating materials in this collection.

Restrictions on Access: Some information included in this collection is restricted due to the presence of information protected by privacy laws. This information has been redacted where present on documents in the collection. Un-redacted originals, in all cases, have been retained by Special Collections and Archives.


Series 1: Records on Individuals

Scope and Content: This series includes files related to individuals, most often regarding arrests made by the Kent State Police or other law enforcement entities. Many, but not all of the individuals, were Kent State students. A minority of files contain information on intelligence information compiled about an individual, which may or may not include evidence of an arrest having occurred. Included in this series are individual files for many of the persons indicted as part of the “Kent 25” in fall 1970 and those arrested as part of major protest events such as the 1969 SDS Music & Speech Building occupation and the ROTC Day demonstrations of May 20, 1971. However, many of the files have nothing to do with political protest activities.

May 4 Collection - Box 77
Contents

  • Records on Individuals, Names A-C, 1968-1973

May 4 Collection - Box 77A
Contents

  • Records on Individuals, Names D-I, 1968-1973

May 4 Collection - Box 78B
Contents

  • Records on Individuals, Names J-O, 1968-1973

May 4 Collection - Box 77C
Contents

  • Records on Individuals, Names P-Z, 1968-1973

Series 2: Organizations and Subject Files

Scope and Content: This series contains files compiled by the Kent State University Police Department and Public Safety Director. They include Kent State Police Intelligence Unit and incident reports, copies of other law enforcement agencies’ reports, clippings and publications, background information, photographs, and membership or suspected membership of various organizations being monitored by the Kent State University Police and/or Director of Public Safety. Also included are subject files that are topical in nature and not about a specific organization. Some files are quite extensive, while others have only one or two items on a given subject.

May 4 Collection - Box 78
Folder — Contents

  1. Akron Neighborhood League, 1970; undated
  2. American Indian Rights Association, 1972-1973
  3. Anti-war Demonstration (May Day Demonstration), Washington DC, May 1971
  4. Attorneys - Kent 25, 1971
  5. Black Panther Party, 1971-1972; undated
  6. Black United Students (BUS), 1968-1972
    Related Material: See also Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) files for information on the BUS/SDS Oakland Police protest. See also Series 5: Photographs.
  7. Campus Safety, Security and Justice Institute, August 31-September 3, 1970
  8. Clergy and Ministers, undated
  9. Commemorations and Special Events, 1972-1976
    Scope and Content: Includes brief notes, schedules, and other documents related to annual commemoration and other special events on campus.
  10. Communist Party, 1960-1972
  11. Community of the Krotch, undated
  12. Concerned Citizens of the Kent State University Community, 1969; undated
  13. Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), 1964-1968
  14. Cosa Nostra, 1971-1972
  15. Council on Freedom, 1963-1964
  16. Democratic National Convention (Chicago, IL), 1968
  17. Gay Liberation Front, 1972; undated
  18. Independent Jewish Student Movement, 1972; undated
  19. Indiana Peace & Freedom Party, October 1970
  20. Institute for African-American Affairs, 1971
  21. Intelligence Seminar, Wayne County (Michigan) Chiefs of Police Association and the Wayne County Sheriff, January 8-9, 1969
    Scope and Content: Includes agenda and materials given to seminar attendees. Also included is a summary of “Police Intelligence Operations and the Beat Officer” outline prepared on KSU Police Department letterhead, as excerpted from seminar content.
  22. Jewish Defense League, 1972; undated
  23. Kent Committee to End the War in Vietnam (KCEWV), 1965-1968
    Related Materials: See also Series 5: Photographs.
  24. Kent Community Store, 1971
  25. Kent Council on Human Affairs, 1961
  26. Kent Free University, 1968-1971
  27. Kent Legal Defense Fund, 1970-1971
  28. Kent Liberation Front, undated
  29. Kent Red Guards, undated
  30. Kent State University in Exile at Oberlin, May 1970
  31. Kent State University Minority Affairs, 1969-1970
  32. Kent State University Student Government, 1971-1972; undated
  33. Kent Strike Paper (later called Mayday) newsletter, May-June, 1970
  34. Kent 25, 1970-1972
  35. Kent 29, 1972 (29 people arrested “for trespassing in Rockwell Hall”)
  36. Ku Klux Klan, 1966; undated
  37. May Day Coalition, 1971
    Related Materials: See also Series 5: Photographs.
  38. Miami Valley Labor Party Committee, undated
  39. Motorcycle Groups, 1971; undated
  40. Musical Bands, undated

Series 2: Organizations and Subject Files (continued)

May 4 Collection - Box 79
Folder — Contents

  1. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), undated
  2. National Socialist White People’s Party, 1969; undated
  3. New Nation Sisters, undated
  4. New University Conference, 1970
  5. Ohio Organized Crime Law Enforcement Training Conference, Columbus, Ohio, November 4-9, 1973
    Scope and Content: Hand-written account by Robert Winkler regarding conference purpose and content.
  6. The Phoenix newsletter, September-October, 1970
  7. People’s Coalition for Peace and Justice, undated
  8. Radha Krishma Temple, 1972
  9. Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM), undated
  10. The Right Arm, 1970
  11. ROTC Review Ceremony Disruption, May 20, 1971
    Related Materials: See also materials related to this event in the Litigation Files Series.
  12. ROTC Review Ceremony Disruption, May 18, 1972
  13. SANE, 1962; undated
  14. Seattle Liberation Front (SLF), 1970
  15. Student Mobilization Committee (SMC), 1969-1970; undated
    Related Materials: See also Series 5: Photographs.
  16. Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 1965; undated
  17. Student Peace Union, 1964
  18. Student Religious Liberals, 1971; undated
  19. Student Rights Party, 1966; undated
  20. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), 1968; undated
    Scope and Content: Includes background info on SDS; WKSU incident with Mark Rudd of 10/25/1968; BUS/SDS Oakland Police protest and BUS Walkout of 11/1968; SDS flyers and literature; Correspondence, news reports, and intelligence reports from 1968.
  21. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), 1969-1972
    Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, clippings, intelligence reports from 1969-1972, with the bulk of material dating from 1969. See also following files for additional SDS records from 1969.
  22. Students for a Democratic Society: Flyers, Publications, 1968-1972; undated
    Scope and Content: The flyers and publications in this file are believed to originated with SDS, including materials under the name of “Joe Hill Collective.” This cannot be confirmed in all cases because the name of the creating organization is not always included.
    Physical Location: An oversized item from this file is shelved in the map case.
  23. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Members, 1969; undated
    Scope and Content: Contains multiple lists of SDS members or suspected members at local and national levels.
  24. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), “Subversive Activities” binder, April-May 1969 (part 1 of 2)
    Scope and Content: Contains the intact contents of a binder compiled by Kent State University Police regarding SDS “Disturbances at Kent State Univ. Music & Speech, April 16, 1969; ROTC, May 22, 1969.”
    Related Material: See also Series 5: Photographs.
  25. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), “Subversive Activities” binder, April-May 1969 (part 2 of 2)
    Scope and Content: Contains the intact contents of a binder compiled by Kent State University Police regarding SDS “Disturbances at Kent State Univ. Music & Speech, April 16, 1969; ROTC, May 22, 1969.”
  26. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Tape transcripts, 1969
    Scope and Content: Transcriptions of audio tape recordings of SDS activities including rallies, protests, sit-ins, and other events. See the Audio-Visual series for audio recordings.
    Related Materials: See also Series 6: Audio-visual Recordings.
  27. “Subversive” or “Radical” Organizations and Individuals: Lists, 1956; undated
  28. Survivors of the Kent Massacre, 1972
  29. Townhall II (drug crisis center), 1971
  30. Vietnam Moratorium Committee, 1969
  31. Weatherman (also known as The Weathermen or Weather Underground), 1970-1971
  32. Yellow Springs Gay Women’s Liberation, undated
  33. Young Americans for Freedom, 1971; undated
  34. Young Socialist Alliance (YSA), 1964-1972 (folder 1 of 2)
  35. Young Socialist Alliance (YSA), 1964-1972 (folder 2 of 2)
  36. Youth International Party (YIP; Yippies), 1970-1972; undated

Series 3: Kent State Shootings Files

Scope and Content: This series includes records created or compiled by the Kent State University Police department that pertain to the days immediately before, during, and after the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970. Most of these files are comprised of law enforcement case files and reports. It appears that most of the material in this series was compiled for the United States of America v. Lawrence A. Shafer case. Please see the Litigation Series for more information on that case. One photograph taken on May 4, 1970 has been placed with the Photographs series below.

Physical Description: Most of the materials in this series are photocopies of original documents, many of which are of poor quality. This is the format of these documents as they were submitted to Special Collections and Archives.

Processing Note: The headings of criminal incidents included below are those used by the Kent State Police or other law enforcement entities in the records themselves and have not been assigned by Kent State University Special Collections and Archives staff.

May 4 Collection - Box 80
Folder — Contents

  1. Attendance Logs of Security Department Personnel, May 1-4, 1970
  2. Daily Patrol, Phone, Radio Logs of Kent State University Police, May 1-4, 1970
  3. Arson, ROTC Building, May 2, 1970
  4. Assault and Battery, May 2, 1970
  5. Destruction of Property, ROTC Building, May 2, 1970
  6. Vandalism to Rockwell Hall Windows, May 2, 1970
  7. Homicide of Kent State Students, May 4, 1970
  8. Damage to Auto by Rifle Fire, May 4, 1970
  9. State Highway Patrol: Riot at Kent State University May 4, 1970: List of Suspects, August 10 and 14, 1970
  10. Assault (with Gun), May 4, 1970; 1973
    Scope and Content: This case involves the actions of Terrence (Terry) Norman.
  11. Arson, Barn at Allerton and Loop, May 5, 1970
  12. Curfew Violation, May 5, 1970
  13. Discharge of Police Firearms, Allerton St. May 10, 1970
  14. Unusual Incident, Unauthorized Distribution of Literature, May 14, 1970
  15. Visitor’s Pass (specimens), undated but likely summer 1970

Series 4: Litigation Files

Scope and Content: This series includes documentation, including materials provided as exhibits, related to litigation arising from the Kent State shootings and other events at Kent State University, which involved the Kent State University Police during the time period represented in this collection.

Physical Description: Most of the materials in this series are photocopies of original documents, many of which are of poor quality. This is the format of these documents as they were submitted to Special Collections and Archives.

May 4 Collection - Box 80A
Folder — Contents

  1. Morgan, et al. v. Fyke et al. (Civil Action No. C72-519), 1971-1973
  2. United States of America v. Lawrence A. Shafer, et al. (Criminal No. 74-165), 1974
  3. Kent State University Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, et al. v. James A. Fyke, et al. (Civil Action No. 72-1271), 1973-1974
    Processing Note: This case will hereafter be referred to as “VVAW v. Fyke.”
  4. VVAW v. Fyke: Deposition of William R. Maxwell, October 2, 1975
  5. VVAW v. Fyke: List of Exhibits, 1973
    Scope and Content: A listing of exhibits prepared by Kent State University in response to discovery requests of Stephen T. Parisi. Dates provided for the exhibits below reflect the range of dates on which various compiled documents were originally prepared.
  6. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit A, 1973
  7. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit B, 1969-1973
  8. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit C, 1970-1973
  9. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit D, 1973
  10. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit E and F, 1968-1971
  11. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit G, 1971-1972 (folder 1 of 2)
  12. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit G, 1971-1972 (folder 2 of 2)
  13. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit H, 1972; 1975
  14. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit H-1, 1972-1973
  15. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit I, 1971
  16. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit J, 1970
  17. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit K, 1970-1971
  18. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit L, 1970-1973
  19. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit M, 1973
  20. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit N, 1973
  21. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit O, 1969-1973
  22. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit P, 1971
  23. VVAW v. Fyke: Exhibit Q, 1971-1972
  24. VVAW v. Fyke: Reinhold Mohr’s Arrest by Kent Police Department: Statements, Reports, 1972
  25. VVAW v. Fyke: Reinhold Mohr’s Reports, 1971-1975
    Scope and Content: Copies of reports made by Reinhold Mohr for the Kent State University Police department in 1971, annotated by Robert Winkler regarding information that should be excluded from the discovery portion of this case. These annotations were requested by the attorneys for the plaintiffs in this case, once this file was ruled as being subject to discovery. Also included is correspondence to/from Winkler regarding this process.

VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence
Scope and Content: The following files are comprised of photocopies of sources of intelligence information compiled by the Kent State University Police department as part of the VVAW v. Fyke litigation. A source key was prepared that corresponds to the code letters used for a specific source.
Arrangement: The files are organized in order of the sources as listed on the source key.

  1. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: Source Key, November 21, 1973
  2. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: I/S, 1971-1973
  3. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: S, 1971-1972
  4. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: U/S, 1971-1972
  5. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: BNDD, 1971
  6. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: BCI, 1971
  7. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: FBI, 1971-1973
  8. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: ATF, 1971
  9. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: K, 1971-1973
  10. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: UO, 1971-1972
  11. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: PCSO, 1970-1971
  12. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: OSP, 1970-1971
  13. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: SS, 1971
  14. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: KS, 1971-1973
  15. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: R, 1971-1972
  16. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: OU, 1971
  17. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: WKNT, 1971-1972
  18. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: KFD, undated
  19. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: A, 1971
  20. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: AK, 1971-1973
  21. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: L, 1971; undated
  22. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: SU/UNK, 1971-1973
  23. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: DKS, 1971
  24. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: KCB, 1971
  25. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: SPD, 1971
  26. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: BE, 1971
  27. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: PC, 1971-1972
  28. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: RAS, 1970; 1973
  29. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: USA, 1971
  30. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: MS, 1971
  31. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: SFM, 1971
  32. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: CCSO, 1971
  33. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: CPD, 1971
  34. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: FPD, 1971
  35. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: MCSO, 1971
  36. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: CF, 1970
  37. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: STPD, 1971
  38. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: DCP, 1971
  39. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: MJ, 1971
  40. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: UNS, 1971
  41. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: BG, 1971
  42. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: RMH, 1971
  43. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: RC, 1971; 1973
  44. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: OSU, 1972
  45. VVAW v. Fyke: Sources of Intelligence: HPD, 1971

Series 4: Litigation Files (continued)

Scope and Content: Files related to Krause v. Rhodes, et al. (United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, Case # C70-544, C71-470, C70-859, C72-439, C70-816, C71-20, C71-471, C71-21, C71-22, C71-23, C71-25, C71-26, and C73-643). This box is comprised of photocopies of files that were compiled by the Kent State University Police department as required by court order in March 1975.

Arrangement: The files are arranged in numerical group order as prepared by the Kent State University police and described in the accompanying index.

Physical Description: All of the materials in this series are photocopies of original documents, many of which are of poor quality. This is the format of these documents as they were submitted to Special Collections and Archives.

May 4 Collection - Box 80B
Folder — Contents

  1. Krause v. Rhodes: Correspondence and court documents regarding disposition of materials submitted to the case by various sources, 1975; 1979
  2. Krause v. Rhodes: Index to Materials Produced by Kent State University Police Department, 1975
  3. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 1, 1970-1973
  4. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 2, undated
  5. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 3, undated
  6. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 4, undated (but 1970)
  7. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 5, 1970
  8. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 6, 1970-1978
  9. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 7, 1970
  10. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 8, 1970; 1973
  11. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 9, 1970
  12. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 10, 1970; 1973
  13. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 11, undated
  14. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 12, undated
  15. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 13, 1970
  16. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 14, undated (but May 4, 1970)
  17. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 15, undated (but May 4, 1970)
  18. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 16, undated (but May 4, 1970)
  19. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 17, undated (but May 4, 1970)
  20. Krause v. Rhodes: Materials: Group 18, undated (but May 4, 1970)

Series 5: Photographs

Scope and Content: This series includes photographs taken or otherwise obtained by the Kent State University Police as part of their ongoing investigation and observation of various organizations and individuals involved in protest actions and programs. Many of the photographs appear to be surveillance photographs. Some files include contact (proof) sheets and/or negatives.

Arrangement: Photograph files are organized in chronological order by event date(s).

May 4 Collection - Box 81
Folder — Contents

  1. Photographs: Student Committee for Betterment of Housing Demonstration, undated (but circa 1964-1966)
  2. Photographs: Kent Committee to End the War in Vietnam, November 22, 1965
    Scope and Content: Most photographs appear to be from a demonstration at Bowman Hall but it's unclear if every single print included is from that event.
  3. Photographs: Washington DC March, February 1968
  4. Photographs: SDS Election Protests, November 4-5, 1968
  5. Photographs: BUS/SDS Oakland Police Recruitment Protests, Student Activities Center, November 13, 1968
  6. Photographs: BUS/Black Student Mass Walkout, November 18, 1968
  7. Photographs: SDS Demonstration and March, April 8, 1969
  8. Photographs: SDS Music & Speech Recital Hall, April 12, 1969
    Scope and Content: Photographs might be related to SDS protests in conjunction with Asian Affairs conference held in mid-April, 1969. Original labeling and dating of file is unclear.
  9. Photographs: SDS Music & Speech Building Rally and Occupation/Lock-in, April 16, 1969 (folder 1 of 2)
  10. Photographs: SDS Music & Speech Building Rally and Occupation/Lock-in, April 16, 1969 (folder 2 of 2)
    Scope and Content: Some photographs are by Ohio State Highway Patrol. Most are photographs of building after event has taken place.
  11. Photographs: Picket and Hunger Strike Event, May 6, 1969
  12. Photographs: ROTC Protest Demonstration on the Commons, May 22, 1969
  13. Photographs: Student Mobilization Committee (SMC) Strike Demonstration, November 14, 1969
  14. Photographs: University of Akron: Akron Mobilization Committee Protest, December 13, 1969
  15. Photographs: Student Mobilization Committee (SMC) March, April 14, 1970
  16. Photographs: BUS Silent Demonstration and March, April 27, 1970
    Origination: Photographs taken by Lafayette Tolliver.
    Physical Description: Contact sheet only. No prints on file.
    Related Material: See also the Lafayette Tolliver papers for original photographs of this event.
  17. Photographs: Crowd on the Commons, May 4, 1970
  18. Photographs: May Day Coalition “Liberates” Student Union, April 7, 1971
  19. Photographs: Ravenna High School: High School Closing, April 21, 1971
  20. Photographs: President White Forum with Students, undated
    Scope and Content: Formerly labeled as “news conference” but photographs themselves do not match this characterization of the event, which looks more like a question-and-answer forum.
  21. Photographs: President Olds Speech to Students, September 30, 1971
  22. Photographs: Unidentified Protest Events, April 20, 1969; undated
    Scope and Content: This file includes various protest events that are unidentified. All but one set of photographs are undated as well.

Series 6: Audio-visual Recordings

Separated Materials: KSU Police films of SDS and BUS rallies and sit-ins from November 1968 and April 1969 are located in the Films and Videos Related to May 4 collection (Box 95, Tape 68).

Related Materials: See also Series 2: Organizations and Subject Files related to Students for a Democratic Society.

Restrictions on Use: The original audio cassettes and films listed below cannot be played or viewed at this time due to the fragility of the original recordings. These items will be digitally captured in the future to allow for full access without having to play original recordings.

May 4 Collection - Box 81A
Contents

  1. Audiocassette: SDS Rally at Administration Building, April 8, 1969
  2. Audiocassette: SDS Rally in front of Union and speakers at Bowman Hall, April 8, 1969
  3. Audiocassette: SDS Rally in Music & Speech, April 16, 1969
  4. Audiocassette: SDS Rally in Music & Speech, April 16, 1969
  5. Audiocassette: SDS Rally in Music & Speech, April 16, 1969
  6. Audiocassette: SDS Rally at Fred Fuller Park, undated (but believed to be April 1969)
  7. Audiocassette: SDS and Student Religious Liberals Demonstration, May 20, 1969
  8. Audiocassette: Morgan, Craig and Others, KSU Auditorium, October 20, 1970
    Scope and Content: Related to Morgan’s call for a national moratorium in relation to the “Kent 25” grand jury indictments.
    Related Material: See also Morgan’s file within Series 1: Records on Individuals.
  9. 16mm Film: ROTC Day, June 4, 1969
  10. 8mm Film: Kent Moratorium March at ROTC, October 15 and November 5, 1969