Special Collections and Archives

Organizational Responses to the Kent State Shootings

Special Collections and Archives

Organizational Responses to the Kent State Shootings

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Organizational Responses to the Kent State Shootings
Inclusive Date(s): 1969-1979
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rennie Greenfield, November 2015
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Rennie Greenfield using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2015
Origination: Kent State University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and Archives
Extent: .16 cubic feet (1 slim document case)
Physical Location: 11th floor (May 4 Collection, Box 216)
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0169
Abstract: This collection contains flyers, leaflets, pamphlets, and other printed materials created by national and local organizations that reflect reactions Kent State shootings, and document inter-related activist movements in response to the Jackson State shootings, the Vietnam War, and the draft.
Revision(s):
May 2018 - Updated by Cara Gilgenbach
Language(s): The records are in English

History of Organizational Responses to the Kent State Shootings records

This collection was compiled by the Department of Special Collections and Archives at Kent State University. It contains materials acquired by the Kent State University Libraries from a variety of organizations that reflect reactions to the Kent State shootings, and document inter-related activist movements in response to the Jackson State shootings, the Vietnam War, and the draft.

Scope and Content

This collection contains flyers, leaflets, pamphlets and other printed responses from both university and national organizations regarding the Kent State shootings and a host of related activist movements. There are open letters, flyers and brochures, newsletters, and press releases from organizations such as the ACLU, The Campus Crusade for Christ, and the Northwoods branch of the Kent Anarchists, among others.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection has been arranged alphabetically by organization name.

Related Material

Many other collections within the May 4 Collection have information and materials by and about some of the organizations included in this collection. Please perform a search of the Special Collections and Archives site and use the May 4 Collection Subject Index to find additional related holdings.

Preferred Citation

Organizational Responses to the Kent State Shootings. May 4 Collection. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Controlled-access Headings
The following are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
Kent State University--History
Kent (Ohio)--History
Organizations/Corporations:
American Civil Liberties Union
Campus Crusade for Christ
Citizens Committee for Constitutional Liberties
Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in S.E. Asia
University Centers for Rational Alternatives
Vietnam Veterans Against the War
Young Socialist Alliance (U.S.)
Americans for Peace
Committee of Kent State Massacre Witnesses
Kent Community for Non-Violent Change
Kent Council for Peace in Vietnam
Kent Legal Defense Fund
Kent Liberation Front
Kent Students' Medical Fund
Kent Students for Peace
May 4 United Front
Kent State Anarchists
Student Fund for Kent Damages
Student Grievance Committee
War Resisters League
Concerned Citizens of KSU
Kent Reform Council
Mayday Coalition
Revolutionary Student Brigade
Material Types:
Fliers (printed matter)
Brochures
Newsletters
Press releases
Correspondence



Detailed Description of the Collection
Box 216 / Folder 1
ACLU, 1970-1976
Box 216 / Folder 2
Americans for Peace, undated
Box 216 / Folder 3
Campus Crusade for Christ, 1970
Box 216 / Folder 4
Citizens Committee for Constitutional Liberties - "Bad Scene at Kent State", 1971
Box 216 / Folder 5
Committee of Kent State Massacre Witnesses, 1970
Box 216 / Folder 6
Concerned Citizens of KSU, 1969, undated
Box 216 / Folder 7
Kent Community for Non-Violent Change, 1970
Box 216 / Folder 8
Kent (United Kingdom) Council for Peace in Vietnam, 1970
Box 216 / Folder 9
Kent Legal Defense Fund, 1970-1972
Box 216 / Folder 10
Kent Liberation Front, 1970, undated
Box 216 / Folder 11
Kent Reform Council, 1971
Box 216 / Folder 12
Kent Students' Medical Fund, 1970
Box 216 / Folder 13
Kent Students for Peace, undated
Box 216 / Folder 14
KSU Veterans Against the War, 1970, undated
Box 216 / Folder 15
Mayday Coalition, 1971, undated
Box 216 / Folder 16
May 4th United Front, 1972-1973, undated
Box 216 / Folder 17
Northeast Ohio Peace Calendar, 1970
Box 216 / Folder 18
Northwoods Branch of Kent Anarchists, undated
Box 216 / Folder 19
Revolutionary Student Brigade, 1979, undated
Box 216 / Folder 20
Student Fund for Kent Damages, 1970
Box 216 / Folder 21
Student Grievance Committee, 1970
Box 216 / Folder 22
Student Mobilization Committee, 1970-1972, undated
Box 216 / Folder 23
University Centers for Rational Alternatives, 1970
Box 216 / Folder 24
Vietnam Veterans Against the War, 1972
Box 216 / Folder 25
War Resisters League, undated
Box 216 / Folder 26
Young Socialist Alliance, undated