Current Events and Exhibitions

Special Collections and Archives

Current Events and Exhibitions

Special Collections and Archives

Current Events and Exhibitions

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of the University Library building, our physical exhibits are currently closed to the public. Virtual versions of our exhibits are now available, using the "View Virtual Exhibit" links below.

50 years long live the memory exhibit logoExhibition:  50 Years: Long Live the Memory: Civil Rights, Black Power, and Anti-War Actions: Orangeburg, Kent, and Jackson, 1960-1967

Part of a multi-location suite of exhibits to mark the 50th commemoration of the Kent State and Jackson State shootings. This segment of these inter-related exhibits focuses on civil rights and anti-war actions at Kent State (Kent, OH), Jackson State (Jackson, MS), and South Carolina State (Orangeburg, SC) in the years 1960-1967.  (Curated by Cara Gilgenbach)


exhibit logo imageExhibition: The Truth Demands Justice: A Snapshot History of the May 4th Task Force

This exhibition features posters, flyers, t-shirts and other items created by the May 4th Task Force, a student-run organization founded in 1975 to raise awareness among students, faculty, administrators, and the general public about the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970. (Curated by Haley Antell)


exhibit logo image fileExhibition: Campus Strike Papers: The Aftermath of May 4 1970

In the aftermath of the shootings of May 4, 1970, Kent State University Libraries sent letters to colleges and universities across the nation requesting campus strike newspapers and related documents to be archived for future research. This exhibit highlights a selection of the responses that are found in the Campus Strike papers in Special Collections and Archives. (Curated by Anita Clary)


exhibit logo image fileExhibition: Spotlight on Special Collections & Archives at Kent State

Visitors can view interesting examples of books, manuscripts, and archival materials that illustrate the major areas of strength in the collections: American Poets, British & American Literature, Children’s Literature, History of the Book, History of Science & Exploration; Kent State University History, Local History, Performing Arts, and True Crime. New examples will be appear on a regular basis, so visit often! (Curated by Kathleen Siebert Medicus and others from Special Collections & Archives)