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Lowell Zurbuch, Oral History
Recorded October 17, 2007
Zurbuch, Lowell S.
Professor at Kent State University in 1970
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An instructor in the Kent State University School of Technology in 1970, Lowell S. Zurbuch relates his memories of the days surrounding the shootings on campus. He describes the military presence on campus and describes what he saw on campus on Monday, May 4. He was walking on campus and was near the Commons when he heard the shots and describes seeing students running and crying shortly afterwards. He discusses the atmosphere on campus during the 1960s, how he completed teaching his classes in the spring of 1970 at a Lutheran Church in Kent, and also what it was like returning to Kent State in the aftermath of the shootings.
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Armored vehicles, Military
Community and college--Ohio--Kent
Del Corso, Sylvester T.
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Rhodes, James A. (James Allen), 1909-2001
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