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Kent State Shootings: Oral History Project

Recently Added Oral Histories

Ronald Goldstein Oral History

Goldstein, Ronald.MP3

Ronald Goldstein was a senior studying education at Kent State University in 1970 and he discusses life on campus in the years leading up to the…

Rick Felber Oral History

Felber, Rick.WAV

Rick Felber was a former Kent State University student and was living in Kent, Ohio, in 1970. He was present for some of the demonstrations that were…

Steve Hegedeos Oral History

Hegedeos, Steve.MP3

Steve Hegedeos was a graduate student at Kent State University in 1970 and worked as a residence hall counselor in the men's dormitory, McDowell Hall.…

Roger DiPaolo Oral History

DiPaolo, Roger.MP3

Roger DiPaolo was a 14-year-old who lived in Kent, Ohio, and attended Davey Junior High School at the time of the Kent State Shootings on May 4, 1970.…

Napoleon Peoples Oral History

Peoples, Napoleon.mp3

A graduate student studying psychology at Kent State in 1970, Napoleon Peoples was working on campus as a Graduate Counselor and worked closely with…

Richard Ellers Oral History

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A 1953 graduate of Kent State University's journalism program, Richard Ellers was working as a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer in 1970. He had…

Barry Spiegel Oral History

Spiegel, Barry J.MP3

Barry Spiegel was a senior at Kent State University in 1970. He was a senator in the undergraduate student government, a member of the Zeta Beta Tau…

Daniel Allison Oral History

Allison, Daniel.mp4

Daniel Allison enlisted in the military in 1967 and served in the Pararescue division of the Air Force. He was on active duty in Vietnam when the Kent…

Linda Lyke Oral History


Linda Lyke was teaching at the Ashtabula campus of Kent State University on May 4, 1970, when the shootings took place on the Kent campus. She…

Jed Hickson Oral History


For the majority of the recording, Jed Hickson reads his poem, 'On The Fourth of May.' Hickson was an undergraduate student at Kent State University…

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