Lafayette Tolliver is a Kent State University alumnus who attended the university from 1967-71, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in photojournalism. He served as a photographer and columnist for the Chestnut Burr yearbook and the Daily Kent Stater campus newspaper. He was often called upon as a photographer for many activities sponsored by Black student organizations such as Black United Students. Due to his extensive campus involvement, Tolliver produced over a thousand photographs, many of which were never published or otherwise made accessible to the public until now. Tolliver donated his collection of prints and negatives to Kent State University Special Collections and Archives in January 2014.
Explore the Tolliver Photographs (now fully digitized!)
- View our new online exhibit: Lafayette Tolliver: Visual Footprints in Time
WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you have any information to assist us in identifying people or events, or if you have corrections, please contact Special Collections and Archives, and include a link to the photograph or the four or five digit number that appears at the end of the image's link.
Photographs by Lafayette Tolliver; Descriptions by Lae'l Hughes-Watkins and Haley Antell