Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Bruce Dzeda Oral History

Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Bruce Dzeda Oral History

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Narrator Dzeda, Bruce
Narrator's Role Student at Kent State University in 1970
Date of Interview 1995-05-02
Description A Kent State University senior in 1970, Bruce Dzeda describes his experiences on campus and in the city of Kent during the hours after the May 4, 1970, shootings on campus. He discusses two friends from his dormitory who were wounded. He describes meetings and classes held in Lakewood to help students complete their course work. He also discusses town and gown relations, the military presence in Kent, the attitudes of his classmates, and he describes attending his graduation with armed soldiers present.
Length of Interview 19:57 minutes
Places Discussed Cleveland (Ohio)
Kent (Ohio)
Lakewood (Ohio)
Time Period discussed 1969-1970
Subject(s) College students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Kent State University. ROTC Building--Fires
Ohio. Army National Guard
Roadblocks (Police methods)--Ohio--Portage County
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
Students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Repository Special Collections and Archives
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Format of Original audio cassette
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Provenance/Collection May 4 Collection