Biographical Information about Victims of the Kent State Shootings

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Biographical Information about Victims of the Kent State Shootings

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Biographical Information about Victims of the Kent State Shootings

May 4 Collection -- Box 99

Finding Aid

Prepared by Nancy Birk, February 12, 1999; Last updated: May 2021


Inclusive Dates: 1969-2021
Extent: .16 cubic foot (1 slim document case)
Physical Location: 12th floor


Scope and Content: This collection of biographical information on students killed and injured in the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970, has been compiled from various sources. Also includes are photographs of each student who was killed and the composite photograph prepared by the University, following the shootings.

Arrangement: The materials in this collection are organized alphabetically by the last name of the person. Items pertaining to more than one person are located at the end of the collection.

Accruals: Material will be added to the collection on a continual basis.

Related Materials: Information on the victims can also be found in numerous other parts of the collection, such as the newspaper clippings collection. A drawing created together by Jeffrey Miller and Sandra Scheuer approximately two weeks before they were killed is located in the May 4 Art collection.


May 4 Collection - Box 99
Folder - Contents

  1. Canfora, Alan and Roseann (Chic): Clippings, 1990s; 2020-2021
  2. Cleary, John: Correspondence and Clippings, 1970; 2019
    Scope and Content: Includes six letters sent to Cleary by Kent State faculty members and administrators, and from US Senator Stephen M. Young, in the immediate aftermath of the shootings.
    Acquisition Information: The letters in this file were donated by Cleary in 2019.
  3. Kahler, Dean: Clippings, 1990; 1996
  4. Kahler, Dean: Photograph, undated (but likely early 1990s)
  5. Krause, Allison: Letter to John Nagy regarding the possibility of attending KSU and being in the Honors College, February 3, 1969
    Scope and Content: Envelope is addressed to John Hubbard. It is presumed that the letter was sent to Krause's friend, John Hubbard, who was also Nagy's cousin, to be passed along to Nagy for reading.
  6. Krause, Allison: Residence Hall Room Condition Form, 1969
  7. Krause, Allison: Remarks at funeral by Dr. M. J. Lunine, Dean of KSU Honors College, 1970
  8. Krause, Allison: Clippings, 1970
  9. Krause, Allison: Photograph, undated
    Scope and Content: This photograph was used by Kent State University in the composite photograph it released of the four killed students. Photographer is unknown.
  10. Miller, Jeffrey: Clippings, 1970
  11. Miller, Jeffrey: Photograph, March 1970
    Scope and Content: This color photograph was taken in March 1970 after Denise Litton and Pattie Hadley Hines picked up Jeff Miller on his way to Kent. 
    Acquisition Information: The photograph was donated by Denise Litton in 2021.  Copyright has been donated to Kent State University by Pattie Hadley Hines.
  12. Miller, Jeffrey: Photograph, undated
    Scope and Content: This photograph was used by Kent State University in the composite photograph it released of the four killed students. Photographer is unknown.
  13. Russell, James: Clippings,  2007
  14. Scheuer, Sandra (Sandy): Clippings, 1970
  15. Scheuer, Sandra (Sandy): Correspondence, 1970
    Scope and Content: A letter from Martin and Sarah Scheuer to James and Paula Banks expressing their gratitude for the letter of sympathy.
  16. Scheuer, Sandra (Sandy): Photographs, undated
    Scope and Content: Three photographs of Sandy, one of which was used by Kent State University in the composite photograph it released of the four killed students. Photographers are unknown.
  17. Schroeder, William (Bill): Clippings, 1970
  18. Schroeder, William (Bill): Photograph, undated
    Scope and Content: This photograph was used by Kent State University in the composite photograph it released of the four killed students. Photographer is unknown.
  19. Stamps, Robert L. (Robbie): Clippings, 1995-96
  20. Stamps, Robert L. (Robbie): Photograph, undated (but likely early 1990s)
  21. Injured and Killed Students: Articles: Kent State Magazine, Spring/Summer 2020, pages 18-23
  22. Injured Students: Article: "Then I Was Shot." The Burr, Spring 2000
  23. Killed students: Photographic Composite, 1970
    Scope and Content: Photographic composite of Allison Krause, William Schroeder, Jeffrey Miller, and Sandra Scheuer prepared by and used by Kent State University after the shootings in 1970. The photographers of source photographs are unknown.