Kent State Shootings: Actions & Reactions

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Special Collections and Archives

Kent State Shootings: Actions & Reactions

Special Collections & Archives is offering in-person services BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (no walk-in hours). Please contact us to discuss how we can best serve you during this time.

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