Special Collections and Archives

John T. Hubbell papers

Special Collections and Archives

John T. Hubbell papers

John T. Hubbell papers

May 4 Collection - Box 133

Finding Aid
Prepared by Chris Casey and Craig Simpson, October 31, 2005; Updated: September 2017; September 2018


Inclusive Dates: 1970-1985
Extent: .33 cubic foot (1 document case)
Physical Location: 12th floor


Biographical Note: John T. Hubbell is a historian and director emeritus of the Kent State University Press. He taught in the History Department at Kent State University beginning in 1968 until his retirement in 2002. He also was the editor of the journal Civil War History from 1965 to 2000.

Scope and Content: The John T. Hubbell Papers span the years 1970 through 1985. They include an address to the Arts and Sciences faculty by Bruce Harkness, the Dean of the College, early in the fall semester of 1970 that Kent State reopened following the shootings. His papers also include summaries on meetings pertaining to whether or not to discontinue ROTC on the Kent campus, and class opinion questions about the Vietnam War, with replies from students.


Acquisitions Information: Hubbell donated this collection of papers to Special Collections and Archives in 2004.

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.


May 4 Collection - Box 133
Folder -- Contents

  1. Bruce Harkness, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences: Address to Arts and Sciences Faculty, September 22, 1970
  2. Bruce Harkness, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences: Position Papers on ROTC, undated
  3. Summary of the Special Meeting of the Educational Policies Council on the ROTC Question, November 30, 1970
  4. Summary of the Special Meeting of the Educational Policies Council on the ROTC Question, December 4, 1970
  5. Summary of the Special Meeting of the Educational Policies Council on the ROTC Question, January 12, 1971
  6. Opinion Question and Student Responses: "In light of the surrender of South Viet Nam to the Viet Cong...?", 1975
  7. Opinion Question and Student Responses: "What are your perceptions of the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War?", 1985