Special Collections and Archives

Kent State Shootings: Actions & Reactions

Special Collections and Archives

Kent State Shootings: Actions & Reactions

Kent State Shootings: Actions & Reactions

A project to digitize content from the May 4 Collection, sponsored by a grant from the National Archives' National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Project Summary

Description: Kent State University Libraries’ department of Special Collections and Archives will digitize approximately 35 cubic feet of materials (approx. 50,000 documents) related to the actions and reactions surrounding the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970. The digitization of these documents will allow users to explore these events and their context through free, online access. Digitized materials will be made available as they are completed. Please check this site for updates. Materials digitized for this project and prior to this grant, are available in the Kent State Shootings Digital Archive.

Project dates: September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2018

Sponsors: National Historical Publications and Records CommissionKent State University Libraries


Announcements

Official Project Team

 

3 weeks ago
As 48th anniversary of Kent State shootings approaches, Annual May 4 Commemoration records illustrate how the Commemorations have evolved over time, and which traditions have endured. Visit: https://t.co/zEtHAjbRxW https://t.co/1qEQCKdhEj
1 month ago
The William C. Barrett papers are online! The collection includes letters written by KSU alumni in response to the Kent State shootings. To view their reactions, visit: https://t.co/Z46jcGtUBC https://t.co/Emh96z0ZZr
2 months ago
The Campus Strike papers are online! In spring 1970, students across the US went on strike to protest the Vietnam War, shootings at Kent State and Jackson State in May 1970, and racial injustice. To view the Campus Strike papers, visit: https://t.co/RTBrW3353I https://t.co/iLEE5tSEyZ
2 months ago
The LeRoy Satrom papers are now online: https://t.co/KteQsvANso Satrom mayor of Kent, received letters from people across the US in response to the Kent State shootings. The telegrams below show the range of opinions of the use of force by the National Guard. https://t.co/0Lju8Ypkox