George Urban May 4 papers

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George Urban May 4 papers

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George Urban May 4 papers

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: George Urban May 4 papers
Inclusive Date(s): 1969-1972
Author: Finding aid prepared by Lael Hughes-Watkins, November 2010
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Lael Hughes-Watkins using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2010
Origination: Urban, George, 1914-1999
Extent: .33 cubic feet (1 document case)
Physical Location: 12th floor (May 4 Collection, Box 2)
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0114
Abstract: This collection contains the papers of George Urban, Kent State University Director of Public Events from 1969-1972. The papers document some of the administrative responses to the Kent State shootings, particularly the activities of the campus and government commissions created following the shootings.
Revision(s):
February 2019 - Revised by Haley Antell
Language(s): The records are in English

Biography of George Urban

George Urban graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Kent State University in 1937. He taught secondary school in Ravenna Township before becoming the assistant editor of the magazine Industry Week. He served in the military from 1942 to 1962, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Urban was hired by Kent State University in 1965 as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He served in several positions at Kent State, including Director of Public Events, Executive Assistant to the President, and University Secretary. Urban also served on the Commission on KSU Violence following the Kent State shootings. He retired from Kent State University in 1983.

Scope and Content

This collection documents some of the administrative and governmental responses to the Kent State shootings. Materials include correspondence between George Urban and members of the Ohio House of Representatives regarding two visits to the Kent campus by subcommittees of the Ohio Select Legislative Committee on Campus Unrest, and an associated report of the subcommittee. The collection also contains a compilation of surveys and questionnaires conducted at Kent State following the shootings, and reports, papers, and statements by faculty and administrators. A draft of the Minority Report of the Commission on KSU Violence is also included.

Statement of Arrangement

The George Urban May 4 papers are arranged alphabetically by type of item.

Related Material

See also the Commission on KSU Violence records.

Preferred Citation

George Urban May 4 papers. May 4 Collection. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

The George Urban May 4 papers were transferred to Special Collections and Archives following Urban's retirement.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Persons:
Urban, George, 1914-1999--Archives
Organizations/Corporations:
Kent State University. Commission on K.S.U. Violence
Ohio. Select Legislative Subcommittee on Campus Unrest
Kent State University--History
Functions:
Universities and colleges--Administration
Places:
Kent (Ohio)
Occupations:
College administrators
Material Types:
Correspondence
Reports
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Questionnaires
Surveys (documents)



Detailed Description of The Collection
Box 2 / Folder 1
Clippings: Campus Disturbances, 1969-1971
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Box 2 / Folder 2
Correspondence: Urban, George, 1970
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Box 2 / Folder 3
Correspondence: Urban, George, 1971-1972
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Box 2 / Folder 4
Guidelines for Disruptions, 1969-1970
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Scope and Content
Policies and guidelines for Kent State faculty in the event of disruptions on campus.
Box 2 / Folder 5
Paper: Reaction to the Kent State Situation, February 1971
Personal Name: Brown, Steven R.

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Scope and Content
Full title: Public Response and Private Feeling: Reaction to the Kent State Situation.
Box 2 / Folder 6
Press Release: Ohio Select Legislative Committee on Campus Disorders, July 9, 1970
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Box 2 / Folder 7
Questionnaires and Surveys, 1970
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Scope and Content
George Urban compiled surveys, questionnaires, and results, and sent them to Robert E. Levitt, of the Ohio House of Representatives. This file includes seven questionnaires, surveys, and results.
Box 2 / Folder 8
Report: Committee to Investigate Campus Disturbances, October 8, 1970
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Scope and Content
Full title: "Interim Report of the Select Committee to Investigate Campus Disturbances to the 108th Ohio General Assembly."
Box 2 / Folder 9
Report: Drafts of CKSUV Minority Report, undated
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Scope and Content
Annotated typescript drafts of excerpts of the Commission on KSU Violence Minority Report.
Related Material
See the Commission on KSU Violence records, Series 1, Subseries 5, for the full Minority Report.
Box 2 / Folder 10
Schedule: State Legislative Subcommittee on Campus Unrest, January 21, 1971
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Box 2 / Folder 11
Schedule: Subcommittee Conferences, July 13-14, 1970
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Box 2 / Folder 12
Statement: Wenninger, Eugene P., January 21, 1971
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Scope and Content
Typescript copy of a statement given by Wenninger to the Subcommittee to Ohio Legislative Committee on Campus Unrest.
Box 2 / Folder 13
Statement: White, Robert I., May 3, 1970
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