Special Collections and Archives

Current Events and Exhibitions

Special Collections and Archives

Current Events and Exhibitions

Coming Soon: Exhibition: 100 Years of Homecoming at Kent State University - Featuring selected materials from Special Collections and Archives

University Library, 1st floor, September 28 - November 1, 2018

Exhibition: Kent and the Great War, WWI

On display at the Kent Historical Society and at the Kent Free Library, Kent, Ohio, July-December, 2018
Sponsored by: Ohio Humanities

A showcase of the men and women from Kent who served in the Great War through amazing artifacts, including photographs, letters, uniforms, postcards, and other mementos. Special Collections and Archives has loaned a group of material from the Apple family papers for this exhibition. This content is located at the Kent Free Library location. Associated lecture and film events are running concurrent with this exhibition. See the Kent Historical Society website for more information.

Exhibition: 50 Years of Special Collections & Archives at Kent State

Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, University Library Room 1212

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kent State Library’s Special Collections & Archives programs and collections, a new exhibit is now open on the 12th floor and in an exhibit case on the first floor of the University Library Building. The exhibit spotlights interesting and representative items from the collections—affording students a window into the research opportunities these unique resources can provide. This exhibit is also viewable online. (Curated by Kathleen Siebert-Medicus)

Exhibition: The Kent State Shootings: Through the Lens of Two Photographers

Borowitz Gallery, University Library, 12th floor, August 2016-summer 2019

This exhibition showcases the events surrounding the May 4, 1970 Kent State shootings with photographs taken by Lafayette Tolliver and Howard Ruffner. Both were student photo-journalists at Kent State in 1970. Selections of their work will be on semi-permanent display in Special Collections and Archives as we head toward the 50th anniversary milestone of an event that placed Kent State in the international spotlight and changed the trajectory of the Vietnam War. (Curated by Lae'l Hughes-Watkins)