Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Ruth Collander Oral History

Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Ruth Collander Oral History

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Narrator Collander, Ruth
Narrator's Role Student at Kent State University in 1977
Date of Interview 1990-05-02
Description A student at Kent State University in 1977, Ruth Collander describes her experiences on campus during the protests against construction of the gymnasium annex on the site of the May 4, 1970 shootings. She discusses Tent City (a protest encampment on the construction site), people who threw themselves in front of the bulldozers, the use of tear gas, and the arrests that she witnessed.
Length of Interview 10:30 minutes
Places Discussed Kent (Ohio)
Time Period discussed 1975-1978
Subject(s) College students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Demonstrations--Ohio--Kent
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Kent State University--Buildings--History
Student movements--Ohio--Kent
Students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Repository Special Collections and Archives
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