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Kent State Shootings: Oral History Project

Recently Added Oral Histories

Betty Hejma-Sweet Oral History

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In 1970, Betty Hejma-Sweet lived in Kent, Ohio, with her husband and two school-age children. She discusses her memories from the days surrounding the…

Brad Brotje Oral History


Brad Brotje was a student at Kent State University in 1970 and was living in a house on Lincoln Street, just off the campus. He describes in detail…

Susan Biasella Hohs Oral History

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Susan Biasella Hohs was a junior studying nursing at Kent State University in 1970. In this oral history, she talks about her life on campus during…

James and Paula Banks, Oral History

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James and Paula (Hewitt) Banks were both students at Kent State University in 1970. Paula was completing her undergraduate degree in education. James…

John T. Hubbell Oral History

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John Hubbell was a history professor at Kent State University in 1970. He was a member of the Faculty Marshals, volunteers who were helping try to…

Louis DiCerbo Oral History

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Louis DiCerbo had been drafted into the Army and was on active duty in Vietnam in 1970. He discusses his training and some of his experiences during…

Jean Boyd Lowry Oral History

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Jean Boyd Lowry was a Kent State graduate student studying speech pathology and working as a teaching assistant in 1970. She describes what she…

Robert Giles Oral History


Robert Giles was the managing editor of the Beacon Journal newspaper in Akron, Ohio, in 1970. The editor, Ben Maidenburg, was out of the country at…

Doug Guthrie Oral History


Doug Guthrie was an undergraduate studying sociology at Kent State University in 1970. He discusses his early years on campus and how he was part of a…

Harold Carpenter Oral History

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In 1970, Harold Carpenter was a high school teacher at Kent State's laboratory school, called the University School, on the Kent campus. He taught…

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