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A sculpture on campus encourages passersby to stop and reflectMultimedia

Multimedia elements, such as photography, videos and personal testimonies can help maximize the written accounts about the events of May 4, 1970 by leading to a deeper understanding of what transpired. Kent State University's Special Collections and Archives houses a May 4 Collection, with multimedia components, which is open to the public.

View May 4 media


Special to Todd Chapel, The Tampa Tribune - May 4, Kent State University: Dr. Jerry Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, stands near the spot where the Ohio National Guard fired at students on the Kent State University campus on May 4, 1970. Four students lost their lives during the confrontation between the Ohio National Guard and anti-Vietnam War demonstrators. Photo by Gary HarwoodGuide to Experts

Kent State has numerous experts, including witnesses, historians and other members of the university community, who are available for media interviews about the history and impact of May 4. Their contact information can be found in the Guide to Experts by entering "May 4" in the block marked "expertise".

Guide to Experts directory


Visitors to the May 4 Collection in Taylor HallArchives - Special Collections

In 1970, Kent State University Libraries established a May 4 Collection in its Special Collections and Archives. This publicly accessible repository includes more than 300 cubic feet of primary sources related to the Kent State shootings and their aftermath.

View the May 4 Archives