Current Events and Exhibitions

Special Collections and Archives

Current Events and Exhibitions

Special Collections and Archives

Current Events and Exhibitions

NOW OPEN: Exhibition:  50 Years: Long Live the Memory
Civil Rights, Black Power, and Anti-War Actions: Orangeburg, Kent, and Jackson, 1960-1967

Borowitz Gallery (hallway adjacent to the Special Collections & Archives reading room), University Library, 12th floor. March 3 - July 31, 2020; Open to the public 8:45 am - 4:45, Monday - Friday.

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)


Exhibition: The Truth Demands Justice: A Snapshot History of the May 4th Task Force

Marovitz Gallery, University Library, 1st floor, October 14 - May 31, 2020; Open to the public whenever the University Library building is open. See building hours for more information.

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)


Exhibition: Spotlight on Special Collections & Archives at Kent State

Reading Room, University Library, 12th floor; Open to the public during walk-in hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm. See our hours page for information on holiday, break, and intersession hours.

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)