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Kent State Shootings: Oral History Project

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Howard Ruffner Oral History

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Howard Ruffner was a student at Kent State University from 1969-1971. He had served in the Air Force, where he was trained and worked in broadcasting,…

Terry Strubbe Oral History

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Terry Strubbe was a freshman at Kent State University in the spring of 1970. In this oral history, he relates memories from his first year on campus.…

Harold Maynard Lowry Oral History

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Harold Maynard Lowry was a graduate student in history and education at Kent State University in 1970. He also worked as a residence hall counselor in…

Greg Long Oral History

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Greg Long was a student at Kent State University in 1970, was a member of the ROTC program, and was majoring in accounting and business management. He…

John Wilsterman Oral History

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This recording and transcription include content which may be harmful, offensive, and/or disturbing to some users. John Wilsterman was a senior…

Karl Liske Oral History

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Karl Liske lived in Kent, Ohio, and worked for the Postal Service in 1970. In this oral history, he relates his memories from the days surrounding the…

Howard Mechanic Oral History

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Howard Mechanic was a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, in the spring of 1970. He had been involved in the anti-war protest…

Myron Midcap Oral History

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Myron Midcap was eighteen years old in 1970. He happened to be in downtown Kent with friends from Mogadore, Ohio, on the night of Friday May 1, 1970,…

John Thomas Oral History

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John Thomas grew up in Kent, Ohio, and was a ninth-grade student at Davey Junior High School in the spring of 1970. In this oral history, he discusses…

Lynne E. Johnsen Houtz, PhD, Oral History

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Lynne E. Johnsen Houtz, PhD was an undergraduate student majoring in education at Kent State University in 1970. In this oral history, she discusses…

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