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May 4 Collection - Box 173
Author: Marsha Keith, June 27, 2000
Revisions: Updated by Haley Antell, October 2018
Descriptive Rules: DACS
Inclusive Dates: 1970
Extent: .16 cubic foot (1 slim document case)
Physical Location: 12th floor
Language of Materials: English
Biographical Note: William George Armstrong was an undergraduate student at Kent State University at the time of the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970. After working for the Record-Courier for a year as a student, Armstrong was hired as the editor of the Daily Kent Stater (DKS) in March of 1970. The DKS suspended publication following the shootings. Armstrong was then hired for a short-term position by the University News Service to help cover the aftermath of the shootings. He graduated from Kent State with a B.A. in political science in 1970.
Scope and Content: This collection contains materials gathered by William Armstrong in the days preceding and following the Kent State shootings. Materials include letters sent to Armstrong in his capacity as the editor of the Daily Kent Stater, leaflets, and other printed material related to student movements in 1970. Also included are six black and white photographs. Some of the photographs were taken by Howard Ruffner; the source of the other photographs is unknown.
Statement of Arrangement: Materials are arranged alphabetically by type of item.
Restrictions on Use: The photographs in this collection are not owned by Kent State University and most are from unknown sources. Permission for use beyond personal research use cannot be provided by Special Collections and Archives.
Alternate Form Available: This collection has been digitized and a portion of it is available online. The inventory below includes links to the digital content.
May 4 Collection -- Box 173
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