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 New Audio Files Available: Kent State Shootings and the Aftermath

Over one-hundred reel-to-reel audio recordings pertaining to the Kent State Shootings on May 4, 1970 and its aftermath are now accessible through the Kent State University Libraries Department of Special Collections and Archives digital repository. Some of the recently digitized collection includes audio recordings of radio-call in forums, a speech from University President Robert I. White the day after the shootings, the Scranton Commission hearings, and a speech made by Dick Gregory at the Kent State Memorial Service in 1971. Full press release


We will highlight audio recordings from this  new digital collection throughout the spring semester.



Daily Kent Staters: 1939-1990 Available Online

Check out the latest digitized copies of the Daily Kent Staters. If you were a student at Kent State in the 80s and 90s, you may recall the male beauty contest or the Lady Flashes (women's basketball team) coming back from a 9-point deficit to win against Youngstown State University, after a very dismal season.

Revisit the major headlines at Kent State by clicking here to access the DKS online!

Department of Special Collections and Archives (Digital Collections)