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

 

1 day 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 week 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
3 weeks ago
To capture artwork from the May 4 Collection, we asked our colleagues at to assist in the process. Museum Registrar Joanne Fenn and Curator Sara Hume helped project archivist Haley Antell photograph artwork in the Museum facilities. https://t.co/5rhaJYrDzY
1 month 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