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

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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:0.33 cubic feet
Physical Location:12th floor
Finding Aid Identifier:OhKeUSC0091
Abstract:Doug Moore was a 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.
Language(s):The records are in English

Biography of Doug Moore

Doug Moore was born on May 23, 1924. He attended Antioch College and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His career in newspaper journalism initially included writing but soon changed to mostly photography. Before coming to Kent State University, he worked as a photographer for the Lorain Journal and then the Toledo Blade.

He worked for Kent State University 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. He was highly awarded for his work and received over 20 awards from the Ohio News Photographers' Association. He died of cancer on March 10, 1987.

Scope and Content

The Doug Moore May 4 papers include commentaries, correspondence, court documents, flyers, minutes, newsclippings, newspapers, periodicals, press releases, publications, reports, schedules, and statements. 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 folder and then chronologically by date.

Separated Material

There are no separated materials.

Related Material

The Doug Moore papers are of the same person, but not related to the events May 4, 1970.

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.
Moore, Doug, 1924-1987
Kent (Ohio)
Material Types:
Legal documents
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Press releases
Advertising fliers

Detailed Description of The Collection
Box 3 / Folder 1
Commentaries and Memories, undated
Box 3 / Folder 2
Correspondence, April 2, 1975-May 4, 1978
Box 3 / Folder 3
Court Documents, September 1970
Box 3 / Folder 4
Flyers, May 20, 1971-1978
Box 3 / Folder 5
Minutes, August 6, 1970
Box 3 / Folder 6
Newsclippings, October 17, 1970-April 28, 1978
Box 3 / Folder 7
Newspapers, 1976-May 1978
Box 3 / Folder 8
Periodicals, April 24, 1974-1977
Box 3 / Folder 9
Press Releases, July 26, 1977-May 1978
Box 3 / Folder 10
Publications, 1973-1974
Box 3 / Folder 11
Reports, March 3, 1967-1977
Box 3 / Folder 12
Schedules and Chronologies, 1970-May 4, 1978
Box 3 / Folder 13
Statement, May 4, 1978