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Kent State Shootings: Oral History Project

Recently Added Oral Histories

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…

Daniel Allison Oral History

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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

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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

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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…

Marc Miller Oral History

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A junior at Kent State University in 1970, Marc Miller recounts his experiences on May 4, 1970, when he skipped class, attended the rally at the…

Murvin Perry Oral History

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The Director of the Kent State University School of Journalism and Associate Dean of the College of Fine and Professional Arts in 1970 relates his…

Wayne Kvam Oral History

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A member of the English Department faculty in 1970, Dr. Wayne Kvam discusses his experiences on campus during the time surrounding the shootings. Dr.…

Anonymous Oral History

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An undergraduate student at Kent State University in 1970, the narrator describes his experiences taking part in protest demonstrations against the…

Albert Van Kirk Oral History

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Albert Van Kirk was a Vietnam veteran and an undergraduate student at Kent State University in 1969 and 1970 and was on campus the day of the…

William Derry Heasley Oral History

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William Derry Heasley was a Vietnam veteran and an undergraduate student at Kent State University in 1970. He had also grown up in Kent, Ohio. In…

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