Doug Moore May 4 papers

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Doug Moore May 4 papers

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Doug Moore May 4 papers

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Doug Moore May 4 papers
Inclusive Date(s): 1967-1978
Bulk Date(s): 1970-1977
Author: Finding aid prepared by Gregg McCullough
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Gregg McCullough using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2009
Origination: Moore, Doug, 1924-1987
Extent: 0.16 cubic feet (1 slim document case, 1 oversized folder)
Physical Location: 12th floor (May 4 Collection, Box 3); 11th floor map case
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0091
Abstract: Doug Moore worked as the chief campus photographer at Kent State University from 1967 to 1987, and was an eyewitness to the shootings at Kent State on May 4, 1970. These papers, dating from 1967 to 1978, relate to the shootings on May 4 as well as the court cases, memorial services, and other events in the years that followed.
Revision(s):
November 2017 - Revised by Kathryn Clements
January 2019 - Revised by Haley Antell
Language(s): The records are in English

Biography of Doug Moore

Doug Moore (Alfred Douglass Moore, Jr.) was born May 23, 1924 near Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Antioch College with hopes of becoming a chemical engineer and served as a U.S. Navy test pilot during World War II. After the war, he returned to Ohio to complete his education and begin a career in newspaper journalism. During the Korean War, he worked as a writer and a photographer for the Lorain Journal. He then worked as the assistant chief photographer at the Toledo Blade until coming to Kent State, where he worked from July, 1967 to March 10, 1987 as chief photographer. His photographs included, among other things, the events of May 4, 1970 at Kent State University. Though he had no formal training in photography, he was highly awarded for his work and received over 20 awards from the Ohio News Photographers' Association. He died March 10, 1987 at the age of 62.

Scope and Content

The Doug Moore May 4 papers include bulletins, correspondence, flyers, legal documents, meeting minutes, position papers, press releases, publications, reports, statements, and subject files. Most of these materials are from 1970-1977 and related to the events of May 4, 1970, court cases, and commemorations.

Statement of Arrangement

The Doug Moore May 4 papers are arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Separated Material

General clippings about the Kent State shootings and related topics have been removed from this collection and will be integrated into the May 4 Clippings, Magazines, and Journal Articles collection.

Related Material

Further information concerning Doug Moore can be found in the Doug Moore papers, which contain papers not related to May 4 and have been processed separately.

Preferred Citation

Doug Moore May 4 papers. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Custodial History

The Doug Moore May 4 papers were donated to the Department of Special Collections and Archives in 1985.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970--Anniversaries, etc.
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970--Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials--Ohio--Cleveland
Kent State University. Gym Annex Building -- History
Tent City (Kent, Ohio)
Student movements -- Ohio -- Kent
Persons:
Moore, Doug, 1924-1987
Places:
Kent (Ohio)
Occupations:
Photographers
Material Types:
Correspondence
Legal documents
Press releases
Reports
Advertising fliers
Minutes



Detailed Description of The Collection
Box 3 / Folder 1
Bulletins: Summaries of Campus Meetings and Events, 1971, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 2
Correspondence: Faculty, May 4, 1978
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Scope and Content
Letters from the faculty of Kent State University to students and President Brage Golding regarding the 1978 commemoration of the Kent State shootings.
Box 3 / Folder 3
Correspondence: Stephen T. Parisi, April 2, 1975-June 4, 1975
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Scope and Content
Correspondence between Stephen T. Parisi, legal counsel, and Doug Moore.
Box 3 / Folder 4
Flyers: Alternate Lifestyles Group, May 22, 1974
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Box 3 / Folder 5
Flyers: Communist Youth Organization, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 6
Flyers: Educators United for Metzenbaum, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 7
Flyers: International Coalition Against Zionism, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 8
Flyers: Joe Hill Collective, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 9
Flyers: Kent Free University, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 10
Flyers: Kent Gay Liberation Front, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 11
Flyers: Kent Legal Defense Fund, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 12
Flyers: Kent Reform Council, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 13
Flyers: Kent State Indochina Peace Campaign, May 4, 1974
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Box 3 / Folder 14
Flyers: May 4 United Front, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 15
Flyers: P. E. A. C. E., undated
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Box 3 / Folder 16
Flyers: Revolutionary Student Brigade, May, 1975, May, 1977, May, 1978
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Box 3 / Folder 17
Flyers: Socialist Workers Party, 1970
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Box 3 / Folder 18
Flyers: Spartacus Youth League, July, 1977
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Box 3 / Folder 19
Flyers: Student Mobilization Committee, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 20
Flyers: Student Senate, April 22, 1971
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Box 3 / Folder 21
Flyers: Unidentified Groups, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 22
Flyers: Vietnam Veterans Against the War, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 23
Flyers: Youth International Party, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 24
Flyers: Young Socialist Alliance, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 25
Legal Documents: Special Grand Jury, September 5, 1970
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Scope and Content
Contains orders and instructions to be obeyed by all persons interested in, attending, and participating in the Special Grand Jury proceedings of September 14, 1970 and all related proceedings. Full title of document: "State of Ohio SS Portage County, Court of Common Pleas, in RE: Special Grand Jury called to convene September 14, 1970"
Box 3 / Folder 26
Meeting Minutes: Faculty Senate Meetings, August-October, 1970
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Box 3 / Folder 27
Position Papers, September, 1970, May, 1971
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Box 3 / Folder 28
Press Releases: University News Service, April 17, 1978, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 29
Publications: The Alternative, undated
Corporate Name: Young Americans for Freedom

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Box 3 / Folder 30
Publications: Liberator, #4, 1978
Corporate Name: New Chicago African Liberation Support Committee

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Box 3 / Folder 32
Publications: The Phoenix: Newsletter of the Nonviolent Revolution, Volume I #4, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 31
Publications: What Students Can Do for Peace and a Better World, February 2, 1971
Personal Name: Arnold, Dwight L.

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Box 3 / Folder 33
Reports: "Commentary on May Activities", undated
Personal Name: Bruss, James

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Box 3 / Folder 34
Reports: Radio Operators Daily Police Report, Saturday, May 2, 1970; 8PM-12AM, May 2, 1970
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Box 3 / Folder 35
Reports: "The Student as Nigger", March 3, 1967
Personal Name: Farber, Jerry

Restrictions on Access
This item has been digitized, but is not accessible online due to copyright restrictions.
Box 3 / Folder 36
Reports: "27 Ways to Run Away From an Educational Problem", undated
Personal Name: Diederich, Paul B.

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Box 3 / Folder 37
Statements: "May 4, 1978--A Faculty Perspective", May 4, 1978
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Box 3 / Folder 38
Subject Files: Contingency Operations Plans, 1971
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Scope and Content
Includes documents regarding planning for the first anniversary of the Kent State shootings.
Box 3 / Folder 39
Subject Files: First Annual Commemoration, May 4, 1971
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Scope and Content
Includes a press release, and remarks and speeches by Robert I. White, Glenn Frank, and Kingman Brewster for the first annual commemoration of the Kent State shootings.
Box 3 / Folder 40
Subject Files: May Day Coalition, 1971, undated
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Box 3 / Folder 41
Subject Files: Peace Brigade, 1971
Physical Location: One item is oversized and is filed in the map case.
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Box 3 / Folder 42
Subject Files: ROTC Day Demonstrations, 1971
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Scope and Content
Contains intelligence reports on demonstrations.
Box 3 / Folder 43
Subject Files: Tent City, 1977, undated
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Scope and Content
Includes a report on the procedures and methods utilized for the removal of Tent City occupants, and a press release by the May 4th Coalition. For related material see also the Gym Annex Controversy (Tent City) records.