Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Sandor Lubisch Oral History

Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Sandor Lubisch Oral History

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Narrator Lubisch, Sandor
Narrator's Role Student at Kent State University from 1967-1971
Date of Interview 2017-10-13
Description Sandor Lubisch was an undergraduate student at Kent State University from 1967-1971. He was part of the residence halls' student staff at Tri-Towers, a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, and was vice president of the Interfraternity Council during his senior year. He describes events that took place in the area of the Tri-Towers dorms on Sunday evening, May 3, with National Guard troops stationed around the buildings and students' stress levels running high with midterm exams starting the next day. His eyewitness account includes a detailed description of his movements and what he witnessed on the Commons and in the Prentice Hall parking lot on the day of the shootings. He places emphasis on the fact that he witnessed a very large peripheral crowd of many hundreds of students who were present because they needed to cross that area of campus in order to get from one class to the next. He concludes with describing events from the 1970-1971 academic year and his project to organize a carnival event for homecoming weekend to help raise money for the Kent Legal Defense Fund.
Length of Interview 49:49 minutes
Places Discussed Kent (Ohio)
Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Time Period discussed 1970-1971
Subject(s) Ambulances
Carnegie-Mellon University
Curfews--Ohio--Kent
Evacuation of civilians
Examinations
Eyewitness accounts
Frank, Glenn W.
Helicopters
Jeep automobile
Kent 25
Kent Legal Defense Fund
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Kent State University. Blanket Hill
Kent State University. Leebrick Hall
Kent State University. Tri-Towers
Means, Howard B. 67 Shots
Ohio. Army National Guard
Scheuer, Sandra, d. 1970
Students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Tear gas munitions
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
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