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Since 1990, Special Collections & Archives has recorded, permanently archived, and provided access to oral history accounts of the Kent State Shootings and their aftermath. Over 125 interviews have been contributed to date and are essential historical resources for students and other researchers.
Also sought: accounts of events that took place during the aftermath of the shootings such as the investigations and court cases, the Gym Annex (“Tent City”) controversy, and the Memorial Design Competition.
Our friendly oral history team is available to record your account throughout the year (recordings can be done in person or by telephone). Oral history recording sessions will be available during the 2020 commemoration weekend; please contact us in advance as soon as possible.
Special Collections & Archives houses the May 4 Collection, one of the largest archives related to the Kent State Shootings and their aftermath. More than 50,000 items from this archive are now available in digital format online, along with oral histories and audiovisual materials. Our archivists and librarians have in-depth expertise in assisting researchers, filmmakers, students and others to access archival resources associated with May 4. Your oral history would be preserved in this archive and become part of the historical record.
Or complete our online Oral History Interest Form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.