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F. Robert Treichler, Oral History
Recorded on September 21, 2007
Treichler, F. Robert
Professor at Kent State University in 1970
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A professor of psychology at Kent State University in 1970, Dr. Robert Treichler relates his memories of the events surrounding the shootings on campus. He discusses how the Psychology Dept. coped with the effects of the campus closure, including the difficulties involved in taking care of the numerous laboratory animals left behind, the need to set up a temporary off-campus location so that the Dept. could remain in contact with its graduate students, Ph.D. students' research and data collection coming to a halt, and Treichler holding his classes at his home in Tallmadge. He describes the military presence in the city of Kent and on campus and relates his memories of Monday, May 4; he was on campus and had just left from having lunch at the Student Union when the shootings took place. He also discusses what it was like being on the Kent State campus the following fall.
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Armored vehicles, Military
Community and college--Ohio--Kent
Hensley, Thomas R.
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Lewis, Jerry M. (Jerry Middleton), 1937-
Rhodes, James A. (James Allen), 1909-2001
Roadblocks (Police methods)
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