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May 4 Collection - Box 123
Prepared by Eric Linderman, April 20, 1997. Updated by Penny White, June 2013
Inclusive Dates: 1977-78
Extent: .33 cubic feet (1 document case + 1 oversize folder)
Physical Location: 12th floor
Biographical Note: These papers were donated by Roger J. Di Paolo, editor of the Record-Courier, to the Kent State Department of Special Collections and Archives in March of 1997. While an intern reporter and student of Kent State University, Di Paolo collected much of the material associated with protests against construction of the gym annex that took place on the Kent State campus during 1977 and 1978.
Scope and Content: This collection documents the 1977-78 protests against construction of the gym annex at Kent State. The central issue was the annex site, near the place where four students were killed on May 4,1970. Friction between protesters and University administration resulted in rallies with as many as 2,000 participants. The materials in this collection document the protests with photographs, newspaper articles, protest literature, and UPI dispatches.
Processing Note: Contents have been described using notes made by Di Paolo.