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Kent State Shootings: Oral History Project

Recently Added Oral Histories

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…

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…

Barb O'Patry Oral History


Barb O'Patry was a senior studying education and English at Kent State University in 1970. She relates her life during her college days with detailed…

Barbara Child Oral History


Reverend Barbara Child was a professor in the English Department at Kent State in 1970. She was at the rally on the campus Commons, on the other side…

Glen Schultz Oral History


Glen Schultz was a graduate student studying architecture at Kent State University in 1970. He had begun his studies at Kent State as a freshman in…

Paul Tople Oral History


Paul Tople was an undergraduate student studying photojournalism at Kent State University in 1970. He started as a freshman in 1966 and worked for the…

Larry Shank Oral History

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Larry Shank was an undergraduate student at Kent State University from 1965-1971. He had a job on campus at the University Supply Center and also…

Jeff Hoffman Oral History

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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…

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