Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Scott E. Swan Oral History

Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Scott E. Swan Oral History

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Narrator Swan, Scott E.
Narrator's Role Resident of Kent, Ohio, in 1970
Date of Interview 1990-04-30
Description A seven-year-old Kent, Ohio, resident in 1970, Scott E. Swan describes his memories of the days surrounding the shootings on the Kent State University campus. He lived near campus and describes the tanks he saw on the playground at his elementary school and mentions that soldiers were using his school's gymnasium as a bivouac. He also describes the helicopters that went over his home at night and talks about seeing broken storefront windows in downtown Kent.
Length of Interview 1 minute
Places Discussed Kent (Ohio)
Time Period discussed 1970
Subject(s) City dwellers--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Civil-military relations--Ohio--Kent
Helicopters
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Ohio. Army National Guard
Tanks (Military science)
Repository Special Collections and Archives
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