Special Collections and Archives

Seymour Baron papers

Special Collections and Archives

Seymour Baron papers

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Seymour Baron papers, 1970

May 4 Collection -- Box 100

Finding aid

Prepared by Nancy Birk, February 28, 1995; Updated September 2016
Extent: 1 slim document case, .16 cubic foot
Physical Location: 12th floor


Historical Note: Seymour Baron was a professor of psychology in the spring of 1970. He was present when the shootings occurred on May 4 and is one of the faculty members, along with Glenn Frank and others, who did their best to calm students and keep the situation from escalating further.

Scope and Content: The letters which comprise this collection are some of the letters Baron received after the University closed. They are representative of the kinds of exchanges that took place between Kent State University faculty and students as they attempted to complete course work after classes were abruptly ended and campus was closed.

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.


May 4 Collection -- Box 100
Folder -- Contents

  1. Correspondence to Seymour Baron from Bower, Toni: June 3, 1970
  2. Correspondence to Seymour Baron from Byrum, Richard J.: undated
  3. Correspondence to Seymour Baron from Christian, Karen: June 2, 1970
  4. Correspondence to Seymour Baron from Dubos, Karen: May 21, 1970
  5. Correspondence to Seymour Baron from Hamfeldt, Margaret: June 3,1970
  6. Correspondence to Seymour Baron from Heintz, Debbie: May 27, 1970
  7. Correspondence to Seymour Baron from Parker, Jeffrey Allen: May 24, 1970
  8. Correspondence to Seymour Baron from Pendrey, Diane: May 31, 1970
  9. Correspondence to Seymour Baron from Serazin, Jane: May 31, 1970
  10. Correspondence to Seymour Baron from Subich, Debra: May 21, 1970
  11. Correspondence to Seymour Baron from Zahorec, Debra: May 13, 1970