Kent State Shootings: Actions & Reactions

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

Kent State Shootings Digital Archive Tutorial

 


Official Project Team

(titles and personnel at the time of grant completion, 2016-2018)

  • Virginia Dressler, Digital Projects Librarian, co-director
  • Cara Gilgenbach, Head, Special Collections and Archives, co-director
  • Haley Antell, Digital Project Archivist
  • Digital Project Student Assistants (Kayla Henry, Abigail Sachs, Katy Tribuzzo)
  • Lae'l Hughes-Watkins, University Archivist
  • Cindy Kristof, Head, Copyright and Document Services
  • Joe Corall, Senior Applications Developer
  • Jeff Remley, Senior Applications Developer

 

10 months ago
Kent State University Administrative Offices records are online! The collection provides a broad view of the administration’s activities and responses to the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970. To view the finding aid visit: https://t.co/jTRCeoY0Tx https://t.co/M1XZ87z1OB
11 months ago
The University Commission to Implement a Commitment to Non-Violence records are now online! Created following the Kent State shootings, the Commission recommended ways to ensure nonviolence at . To view digitized materials, visit: https://t.co/hthJHwo5Sg https://t.co/1c7mN2eDyq
12 months ago
The May 4 Resource Room records are available online: https://t.co/IMGLEyt4Yz The room was created to serve as both a memorial to those slain and wounded in the shootings, and a site for learning and reflection about May 4, 1970 and its aftermath. https://t.co/pEAr72onqm
1 year ago
The Commission on KSU Violence records are now available online, through grant. The Commission investigated the Kent State shootings of May, 1970. View the finding aid here: https://t.co/2jgdOazYjh. State https://t.co/QZbmbZOQ98