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Collecting Black Student Life at Kent State University: Join the Movement!

In the fall of 2013, the Department of Special Collections and Archives launched the Black Campus Movement Project, 1960s-1970s. The initiative seeks to collect pertinent records on the role of the Black Campus Movement at Kent State University; one of the goals of Special Collections and Archives is to highlight the importance of preserving historic records regarding underrepresented groups from the Kent State University community. The project is also interested in collecting general records pertaining to black student life at Kent State. We are looking for records in the following format:


  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Photographs
  • Newsletters and publications
  • Oral histories (will be scheduled by the University Archivist)


Additionally the project seeks a variety of personal and organizational materials documenting black student life and the Black Campus Movement.


For more information please contact: Lae'l Hughes-Watkins, University Archivist, at 330-672-1639 or [email protected]