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May 4 Collection -- Boxes 122-122D
Prepared by Brian Leszcz, April 1997; Updated July 2012.
Inclusive Dates: 1970-1986
Extent: 3.66 cubic feet (2 document cases + 3 record storage boxes)
Physical Location: 12th floor
Scope and Content: This collection consists of 4,182 pages of material released by the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division under the Freedom of Information Act. The collection consists of memos from the former Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division Jerris Leonard during the original investigation into the Kent State shootings. It also has material from his successor J. Stanley Pottinger, when the investigation was reopened three years later. In addition, there are letters from private citizens sent to the Attorney Generals office, legal papers, miscellaneous correspondence and memoranda, and news clippings regarding the court cases, investigations, requests and opinions resulting from the May 4th incident at Kent State University.
Restrictions on Access: Some of this material has been restricted by the Department of Justice for a variety of reasons. After each document entry is a code which lists the level of access and why it has been restricted. The following key explains the meaning of each of these codes.
|If some of the material has been redacted, here are the reason(s) behind that action:|
|(b7C)||which exempts information pertaining to private citizens, police officers and Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents since disclosure thereof could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy|
|(b3)||which exempts information from disclosure when such disclosure is prohibited by stature and disclosure of documents pertaining to grand jury proceedings are prohibited by Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure|
May 4 Collection - Box 122
Folder -- Contents
Box 122A [The items found in this box are classified under (PD) (b7C), except for folder 1]
Box 122 B [The items found in this box are classified under (PD)(b7C)]
Box 122 C [The items found in this box are classified under (T)]
Box 122 D [The items in this box are classified under (T)]