As a way to remember, reflect, share and inform, various series of videos were created in remembrance of the events of May 4, 1970, including Reflections, Campus Highlights and Student Media.
People were asked to reflect upon the May 4 events, including Joe Cullum and Chuck Ayers who were eyewitnesses and Former Kent State President Lester A. Lefton.
There are events that happen on campus based around May 4, including Candlelight Vigils, the May 4 Walking Tours, and others.
Students report on the impact of May 4 throughout Kent State's History.
Photos, Audio, and Film Resources
Members of the media can request high-resolution versions of the following images for their editorial coverage. For historical photos, media should email their request to specialcollections [at] kent.edu. For May 4 spokespeople photos, media should email their request to Eric Mansfield at emansfie [at] kent.edu or Emily Vincent at evincen2 [at] kent.edu of the university’s media relations team.
Please include the following information: your name, media organization’s name, email, phone number and a brief description of how these images will be used. Also, please be sure to indicate which image or images you are requesting.
Oral History Project
The Kent State Shootings Oral Histories project collects and provides access to personal accounts of the May 4, 1970, shootings and their aftermath. If you are interested in recording an oral history, please complete this online form to contact Special Collections and Archives for details on how you can share your story. The Department of Special Collections has also collected personal narratives and commentaries that were submitted in writing. These written statements are collected in Box 101 of the May 4 Collection, and the full text of most is available online.