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Narrator Van Kirk, Albert
Narrator's Role Student at Kent State University in 1970
Date of Interview 2009-10-09
Description Albert Van Kirk was a Vietnam veteran and an undergraduate student at Kent State University in 1969 and 1970 and was on campus the day of the shootings in 1970. He discusses the atmosphere on campus, the SDS, the Weathermen, and the FBI. He describes Jerry Rubin's visit to Kent State, seeing residents of Ravenna guarding their city with weapons, and his experience administering first aid to one of the students wounded in the shootings.
Length of Interview 30:52 minutes
Places Discussed Kent (Ohio)
Ravenna (Ohio)
Time Period discussed 1969-1971
Subject(s) College environment--Ohio--Kent
College students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Rubin, Jerry
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
Students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Veterans--Interviews
Vigilantes--Ohio--Ravenna
Weatherman (Organization)
White, Robert I., 1908-
Repository Special Collections and Archives
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