This exhibit features selected audio recordings from the May 4 Collection, which documents the 1970 Kent State shootings and their aftermath. The original reel-to-reel recordings were largely inaccessible due to their age and fragility.
Many of the recordings included here provide insight into Kent State University's student, faculty, and administrative responses to the shootings in the immediate days, weeks, and months following this event. Also included are radio call-in forums, commemorative events, and the Scranton Commission hearings.
This project was supported in part by an award from the Ohio Historical Records Advistory Board, through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives and Records Administration.
Prepared by Cara Gilgenbach, Virginia Dressler, and Lae'l Hughes-Watkins