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May 4 Collection -- Box 94
Prepared by Nancy Birk, November 1994; Updated February 2018
Inclusive Dates: 1961-1981
Extent: 3.33 cubic feet (1 document case + audio recordings)
Physical Location: 12th floor
Biographical Note: John C. Weiser was the Faculty Supervisor and General Manager of Radio Operations (WKSU) for many years. He also served as former Coordinator, Division of Telecommunications at Kent State University. Weiser died in 2003.
Scope and Content: The materials focus on the role and activities of the University radio station on and around the time of the Kent State shootings. The bulk of the collection is comprised of sound recordings made by WKSU during the time leading up to and in the months after the shootings.
Arrangement: The collection is divided into two series: Papers and Audio Recordings
Acquisitions Information: John C. Weiser donated this collection of materials to the Department of Special Collections and Archives on April 12, 1979.
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.
Sponsor: Digitization of this collection was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Series 1: Papers
Folder -- Contents
Series 2: Audio Recordings
Arrangement: The recordings are listed here in chronological order.
Format of Originals: Original audio recordings are reel-to-reel audio tapes.
Restrictions on Access: Due to the fragility of the original recordings, researchers must access these recordings via digital format.
Reel -- Contents