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Albert Van Kirk, Oral History
Recorded: October 9, 2009
Van Kirk, Albert
Student at Kent State University in 1970
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Albert Van Kirk was a Vietnam veteran and an undergraduate student at Kent State University in 1969 and 1970 and was on campus the day of the shootings in 1970. He discusses the atmosphere on campus, the SDS, the Weathermen, and the FBI. He describes Jerry Rubin's visit to Kent State, seeing residents of Ravenna guarding their city with weapons, and his experience administering first aid to one of the students wounded in the shootings.
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Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Veterans--Interviews
White, Robert I., 1908-
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