Special Collections and Archives

May 4 Art collection

Special Collections and Archives

May 4 Art collection

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May 4 Art collection

May 4 Collection -- Boxes 136, 137, 138, 139

Finding Aid

Prepared by Virginia Dressler, February 22, 2007. Updated by Penny White, July 2013. Updated February 2017.


Inclusive Dates: 1970-2003
Extent: 4.16 cubic feet (2 half-size record storage boxes, 1 slim document box, 1 flat oversized box, 4 oversized folders, oversized art works of varying sizes)
Physical Location: 11th and 12th floors


Historical Note

The events and aftermath of the Kent State shootings have inspired and informed artistic works in many media and forms. Some artists produced works that reflected their personal feelings or responded to the political climate of the time, while other works were used as educational tools.


Scope and Content

This collection is primarily comprised of works of visual art related to the Kent State shootings.


Related Material


May 4 Collection - Box 136
Contents

  1. Halem, Henry, "Ravenna Grand Jury II" (two faces), 1971

May 4 Collection - Box 137
Contents

  1. Halem, Henry, "Ravenna Grand Jury III" (one face), 1971

May 4 Collection - Box 138
Contents

  1. Kusiner, John Paul. "May 4 Evermore," 1986
    Physical Description: Mobile of natural artifacts including shells, driftwood, feathers, pods. Hanging length of approximately 30 inches.
    Acquisitions Information: Donated by Clara Jackson, May 23, 1986. Please note that this item is extremely fragile. It should not be removed from its box unless absolutely necessary.
    Related Materials: See Box 139 for additional information on this work and the artist.

May 4 Collection - Box 139
Contents

  1. Kusiner, John Paul. Clippings, CV, and program, 1982; 1985; undated
    Related Materials: See Box 138A for a mobile created by Kusiner.
  2. Sketch by Jose E diDonato, sculpture submission, 1978
    Scope and Content: Includes correspondence from diDonato.
  3. "Ikaris sculpture" by Nikolas Ikaris, mixed media, 1978
    Physical Location: Shelved on the 11th floor.
  4. Drawings from students from Wilkes-Barre Middle School, July 1, 1996
    Physical Location: Filed in map case.
  5. "Peace: Learn It, Live It, Teach It," mixed media painting on canvas by Candace Bates, 2000
    Physical Location: Shelved on the 11th floor.
  6. Albert, John Joseph, "From Darkness, Light, From Death Life/Christmas Rose," painting on paper, March 27, 2002
    Physical Location: Filed in map case.
  7. Podwal, Mark, "Kent State," ink drawing, 2003
    Physical Location: Filed in map case.
    Restrictions on Use: This item is copyrighted by Mark Podwal.
  8. Haynie, Hugh, Mounted editorial cartoon for the Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky. Inscribed to Dean Keller, undated
    Physical Location: Filed in map case.
  9. "Kent State 1970" by Hartig Nantucket, oil on wood, May 5/6, 1970
    Physical Location: Shelved on the 11th floor.
  10. "Untitled," by N. Klein, mixed media (collage, paint) on wood, undated
    Physical Location: Shelved on the 11th floor.
  11. "4 Dead in Ohio" by Richard Dales, metal sculpture, rifle barrel with a flower sculpture, 1970
    Physical Location: Shelved on the 11th floor.
  12. "Untitled" by unknown artist, oil painting on canvas depicting the Pagoda with four red flowers in foreground, undated
    Physical Location: Shelved on the 11th floor.