Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Jeff Hoffman Oral History

Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Jeff Hoffman Oral History

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Narrator Hoffman, Jeff
Narrator's Role Student at Kent State University in 1970
Date of Interview 2015-05-04
Description Jeff Hoffman was a sophomore at Kent State University in 1970. He shares his eyewitness account of the May 4 shootings along with events he observed during the days prior. He talks about what he saw take place in downtown Kent on Friday May 1 and also discusses the protest and confrontation with the National Guard at the intersection near  the front campus on Sunday, May 3. He also relates how he and some friends helped people who had been injured at both of those events.
Length of Interview 31:08 minutes
Places Discussed Kent (Ohio)
Time Period discussed 1970
Subject(s) Bayonets
College fraternity members--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
College students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Eyewitness accounts
Firearms
Frank, Glenn W.
Helicopters
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Kent State University. Johnson Hall
Miller, Jeffrey, d. 1970
Ohio. Army National Guard
Roadblocks (Police methods)--Ohio--Kent
Searchlights
Student movements--Ohio--Kent
Students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
Repository Special Collections and Archives
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Provenance/Collection May 4 Collection