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Michael Schwartz, Oral History
Recorded: November 20, 2008
Schwartz, Michael, 1937-
Administrator at Kent State University, 1976-1991
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The President of Kent State University from 1982 to 1991 discusses events related to the 1970 shootings on campus that occurred both before and during his administration. Dr. Schwartz talks about the 1977 Gym Annex controversy during Brage Golding's tenure and the memorial design competition in the late 1980s that culminated with the official dedication of a memorial in 1990. He also discusses various concerns expressed by the Carter and Reagan administrations, as well as Governor Richard Celeste's public apology for the shootings at the 1990 Commemoration.
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Celeste, Richard F.
Kent State Memorial (Kent, Ohio)
Kent State Memorial (Kent, Ohio)--Competitions
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970--Anniversaries, etc.
Kent State University--Buildings--History
Kent State University. Gym Annex Building
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
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