Frank L. Byrne papers

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Frank L. Byrne papers

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Frank L. Byrne papers

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Frank L. Byrne papers
Inclusive Date(s): 1970-1971
Bulk Date(s): 1970
Author: Finding aid prepared by Lae'l Hughes-Watkins
Creation: Finding aid prepared by Lae'l Hughes-Watkins using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2017
Origination: Byrne, Frank L. (Frank Loyola), 1928-2002
Extent: .16 cubic feet (1 slim document case)
Physical Location: 12th floor (May 4 collection, Box 10)
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0181
Abstract: The collection includes correspondence from students regarding the completion of the spring 1970 quarter, to Frank L. Byrne, a Kent State University history professor.
Language(s): The records are in English

Biography of Frank L. Byrne

Frank L. Byrne was born was born in Hackensack, NJ, on May 12, 1928. He graduated from Trenton State College and received an MA and PhD in history from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. After service in the U.S. Army, he taught at Louisiana State University from 1957-1958 and then Creighton University from 1958-1966. Byrne joined the Kent State University's Department of History in 1966. He received a fellowship with the Institute for Bibliography and Editing in 1985 and became a senior fellow in 1988. By 1987, he worked as the project editor of The Papers of Robert A. Taft. Vol. 4:1949-1953, a publication by the Kent State University Press. He also served as the editor of a series of Civil War memoirs for the University of Tennessee Press. Byrne retired in 1995 after twenty-nine years as a faculty member at Kent State. He died on April 21, 2002 in Ohio.

Scope and Content

This collection provides insight for how students responded to Frank L. Byrne's efforts in allowing the students to complete a spring quarter history course, during campus closure after the Kent State Shootings on May 4, 1970.

Statement of Arrangement

Correspondence from students and Dean H. Keller to Byrne is organized chronologically be the date of communication.

Restrictions on Access

Some information included in this collection is restricted due to the presence of information protected by privacy laws. This information has been redacted where present on documents in the collection. Un-redacted originals, in all cases, have been retained by Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Frank L. Byrne papers. May 4 Collection. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Controlled-access Headings
The following topics are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Byrne, Frank L. (Frank Loyola), 1928-2002 -- Archives
Kent State University -- History
Kent State University -- Students -- Attitudes
Kent (Ohio) -- History -- 20th century
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Persons:
Keller, Dean H.
Functions:
College teaching
History -- Study and teaching
Occupations:
College teachers
Material Types:
Business correspondence
Correspondence



Detailed Description of the Collection
Box 10 / Folder 1
Correspondence: Students to Frank L. Byrne, May 1970
Box 10 / Folder 2
Correspondence: Students to Frank L. Byrne, June 1970
Box 10 / Folder 3
Correspondence: Students to Frank L. Byrne, 1970
Box 10 / Folder 4
Correspondence: Dean H. Keller and Frank L. Byrne, 1971