Ohio State Highway Patrol photographs

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Special Collections and Archives

Ohio State Highway Patrol photographs

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Special Collections and Archives

Ohio State Highway Patrol photographs

Ohio State Highway Patrol photographs

May 4 Collection - Box 191

Finding Aid

Prepared by Stephanie Wachalec, June 2, 2003; Last updated July 2019


Inclusive Dates: May 1-4, 1970
Extent: .16 cubic foot (1 slim document case)
Physical Location: 12th floor


Scope and Content: This collection contains photographs taken by the Ohio State Highway Patrol during the events leading up to and including May 4, 1970. Most of the photographs date from May 4, 1970.

Processing Information: Captions have been provided by Special Collections and Archives staff. 

Restrictions on Use: The State Highway Patrol has granted Kent State University permission to allow reproductions of these photographs.


May 4 Collection - Box 191
Folder -- Contents

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  1. Contact Sheet
  2. Photograph: People gathered on lawn; burned ROTC building in background
  3. Photograph: People walking through campus Commons area
  4. Photograph: People walking through campus Commons area
  5. Photograph: People gathered around Victory Bell
  6. Photograph: People gathered around Victory Bell
  7. Photograph: People fleeing area around Victory Bell
  8. Photograph: Crowd of people near where tear gas has been fired, some appear to be fleeing
  9. Photograph: Crowd of people near where tear gas has been fired
  10. Photograph: Crowd on campus, National Guard in Background
  11. Photograph: Crowd of people near where tear gas has been fired, some appear to be fleeing
  12. Photograph: Injured student (John Cleary) being given first aid near Don Drumm sculpture, with onlookers nearby
  13. Photograph: Injured student receiving first aid attention
  14. Photograph: Woman at Victory Bell using portable PA system
  15. Photograph: National Guard marching near campus parking lot, through clouds of tear gas
  16. Photograph: People looking on, in campus parking lot