The Kent State Shootings Oral Histories project collects and provides access to personal accounts of the May 4, 1970, shootings and their aftermath.  

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  • If you are interested in recording an oral history, please contact Lae'l Hughes-Watkins, University Archivist, for details on how you can share your story.

  • The Department of Special Collections has also collected personal narratives and commentaries that were submitted in writing. These written statements are collected in Box 101 of the May 4 Collection, and the full text of most is available online.