Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 11:42am

Over 100 reel-to-reel audio recordings pertaining to the May 1970 Kent State shootings and their aftermath are now accessible through the Kent State University Special Collections and Archives’ digital repository. Some of the recently digitized items include previously inaccessible audio recordings of radio call-in forums, a speech by University President Robert I. White the day after the shootings, a press conference with six students who met with President Richard M.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:16am

The Kent State University Libraries have been awarded an Ohio Archives Grant of $2,000 for the proposal “Providing Access to the Kent State Shootings Audio Archive.” The Ohio Archives Grants are funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration through their State and National Archival Partnership Grants program. The funded projects include organizing and preserving historical records and cataloging and digitizing records for improved access.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 1:15pm
Alex Gildzen

The former curator of Special Collections and Archives at Kent State University is donating hundreds of treasures from a personal library, which he amassed over the past half century.

Alex Gildzen, who moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, following his retirement more than 20 years ago, has spent the past three months packing books and personal papers from his shelves, and shipping them to the Kent State University Libraries department of Special Collections and Archives. 

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:32am

University Libraries has a fresh new look for its website, designed to reflect Kent State University's bold new branding initiative. We hope that this refresh will make the Kent State University Libraries experience more convenient, enjoyable, and rewarding for the entire Kent State community. Here's a summary of what’s new:


Kent State University Libraries’ Annual Report is a comprehensive overview of our department that includes our vision and mission statements and the programs, resources, events and personnel contributions with which they align. The inaugural issue covered the academic year 2018-19.

Essential Library, The Newsletter of Kent State University Libraries, is distributed once each fall and spring semester to all full-time employees at all of Kent State’s campuses. Through the newsletter, faculty and staff are informed of University Libraries’ services, personnel, events and facility updates and are encouraged to take advantage of all that the Libraries offer to support student success and their professional development. The inaugural issue was published in spring semester 2018.

Page Turners is University Libraries’ biannual magazine that informs and updates the on- and off-campus community of our knowledgeable faculty, competent staff, helpful resources, impressive facilities and interesting events. The inaugural issue was published in spring semester 2012.