Special Collections and Archives

Kent State shootings dramatic productions

Special Collections and Archives

Kent State shootings dramatic productions

Dramatic productions related to the Kent State shootings

May 4 Collection -- Box 119

Finding Aid

Prepared by Nancy Birk, February 17, 1996. Updated by Penny White, July 2013.


Inclusive Dates: 1971-2009
Extent: .16 cubic feet (1 slim document case)
Physical Location: 12th floor


Scope and Content: This collection consists of dramatic productions in varying form. Provenance varies and is explained at the folder level. In most cases, copyright still resides with the individual authors.

Related Materials: There are other dramatic productions which are part of larger collections within the May 4 Collection. See the J. Gregory Payne papers for information on his docu-drama Kent State: A Requiem. See also the  records of the 20th, 25th, and 30th annual commemorations for additional dramatic productions.


May 4 Collection -- Box 119
Folder -- Contents

  1. The Unauthorized Unsuccessful Public Trial of the Killer on Blanket Hill: A Collection of Tragic Soliloquies in One Act by Doral Chenoweth. Manuscript: 1971
  2. Nightwalking: Voices from Kent State by Sandra Perlman. Manuscript: 1995
  3. Nightwalking: Voices from Kent State by Sandra Perlman. Programs, Publicity Materials
  4. The Battle of Kent State by Samuel E. Samalin. Typescript: 1998
  5. Walter Hindsight by Michael W. Morgan. Audiotape and transcript of a dramatic retelling of the news as it might have been if things had turned out differently on May 4, 1970: 2000
  6. Blanket Hill by Kay Cosgriff. Program, Script and DVD of performance: 2009
  7. Kent State: Four Hour Teleplay by Gerald Green and Richard Kramer. Typescript and letter to the National Broadcasting Company: 1981