Special Collections and Archives

Finding Aid for the Doug Moore May 4 papers

Special Collections and Archives

Finding Aid for the 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
Physical Location: 12th floor (May 4 Collection, Box 3)
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.
November 2017 - Revised by Kathryn Clements
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:

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

Detailed Description of The Collection
Box 3 / Folder 1
Bulletins: Summaries of Campus Meetings and Events, 1971, undated
Box 3 / Folder 2
Correspondence: Faculty to Students and KSU President Golding, May 4, 1978
Scope and Content
Letters from the faculty of Kent State University regarding May 4.
Box 3 / Folder 3
Correspondence: Stephen T. Parisi, legal counsel, April 2, 1975-June 4, 1975
Box 3 / Folder 4
Flyers: Alternate Lifestyles Group, May 22, 1974
Box 3 / Folder 5
Flyers: Communist Youth Organization, undated
Box 3 / Folder 6
Flyers: Educators United for Metzenbaum, undated
Box 3 / Folder 7
Flyers: International Coalition Against Zionism, undated
Box 3 / Folder 8
Flyers: Joe Hill Collective, undated
Box 3 / Folder 9
Flyers: Kent Free University, undated
Box 3 / Folder 10
Flyers: Kent Gay Liberation Front, undated
Box 3 / Folder 11
Flyers: Kent Legal Defense Fund, undated
Box 3 / Folder 12
Flyers: Kent Reform Council, undated
Box 3 / Folder 13
Flyers: Kent State Indochina Peace Campaign, May 4, 1974
Box 3 / Folder 14
Flyers: May 4 United Front, undated
Box 3 / Folder 15
Flyers: P. E. A. C. E., undated
Box 3 / Folder 16
Flyers: Revolutionary Student Brigade, May, 1975, May, 1977, May, 1978
Box 3 / Folder 17
Flyers: Socialist Workers Party, undated
Box 3 / Folder 18
Flyers: Spartacus Youth League, July, 1977
Box 3 / Folder 19
Flyers: Student Mobilization Committee, undated
Box 3 / Folder 20
Flyers: Student Senate, April 22, 1971
Box 3 / Folder 21
Flyers: Unidentified Groups, undated
Box 3 / Folder 22
Flyers: Vietnam Veterans Against the War, undated
Box 3 / Folder 23
Flyers: Yippie! Youth International Party "James A. Rhodes' War Crimes Tribunal", undated
Box 3 / Folder 24
Flyers: Young Socialist Alliance, undated
Box 3 / Folder 25
Legal Documents: "State of Ohio SS Portage County, Court of Common Pleas, in RE: Special Grand Jury called to convene September 14, 1970", September 5, 1970
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.
Box 3 / Folder 26
Meeting Minutes: Faculty Senate Meetings, August-October, 1970
Box 3 / Folder 27
Position Papers, September, 1970, May, 1971
Box 3 / Folder 28
Press Releases: University News Service, April 17, 1978, undated
Box 3 / Folder 29
Publications: "The Alternative", by the Young Americans for Freedom, undated
Box 3 / Folder 30
Publications: "Liberator" #4, by the New Chicago African Liberation Support Committee, 1978
Box 3 / Folder 31
Publications: "The Phoenix: Newsletter of the Nonviolent Revolution", Volume I #4, undated
Box 3 / Folder 32
Publications: "What Students Can Do for Peace and a Better World", by Dwight L. Arnold, February 2, 1971
Box 3 / Folder 33
Reports: "Commentary on May Activities", by Mr. James Bruss, University News Service, undated
Box 3 / Folder 34
Reports: Radio Operators Daily Police Report, Saturday, May 2, 1970; 8PM-12AM, May 2, 1970
Box 3 / Folder 35
Reports: "The Student as Nigger", by Jerry Farber, Los Angeles Free Press, March 3, 1967
Box 3 / Folder 36
Reports: Tent City, undated
Box 3 / Folder 37
Reports: "27 Ways to Run Away From an Educational Problem", by Paul B. Diederich, Educational Testing Service, undated
Box 3 / Folder 38
Statements: "May 4, 1978--A Faculty Perspective", May 4, 1978
Box 3 / Folder 39
Subject Files: Contingency Operations plans, 1971
Box 3 / Folder 40
Subject Files: May 4 1st Annual Commemoration materials, May 4, 1971
Box 3 / Folder 41
Subject Files: May Day Coalition materials, 1971, 1977, undated
Box 3 / Folder 42
Subject Files: Peace Brigade, Showdown materials, 1971
Box 3 / Folder 43
Subject Files: ROTC Day demonstrations, 1971