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Marovitz Gallery, 1st Floor, University Library
February 6, 2023 - Fall 2023
Kent State student photojournalist Lafayette Tolliver (BS '71) documented Black campus life, from 1967-1971. The exhibit provides viewers an array of subjects he documented and includes selected editorials he wrote in the Daily Kent Stater. The goal is to generate interest in and further exploration of this amazing body of work that Tolliver has shared with Kent State and the world. An online version of this exhibit is also available. (Curated by Cara Gilgenbach)
Immediately following the Kent State shootings, President Robert White ordered that the University close and an injunction was then granted to that effect. However, the faculty voted to complete their courses by any means necessary. This exhibit features legal documents, news clippings, letters, and oral histories surrounding the effort to keep Kent State open. (Curated by Katie Davis)
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. The exhibit was on display in the Marovitz Gallery, 1st Floor, University Library from August 2020 - September 2021. A companion virtual exhibit is available to view online by clicking the link below. (Curated by Anita Clary)
Part of a multi-location suite of exhibits created in 2020 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)
This exhibition features posters, flyers, 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)
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)
Precise dates of exhibitions are subject to change.
See our Past Events and Exhibitions page for information and links related to past programs.