May 4 Collection | Kent State University

May 4 Collection

The May 4 Collection, housed in the Kent State University Library’s Department of Special Collections and Archives, is the largest collection of May 4 resources available anywhere. More than 300 boxes filled with material related to the shootings line the shelves of the library. Articles in the archives include paper documents, books, videos, audio recordings and artifacts. These materials are divided into 100 sub-collections which contain photographs, newspapers, press releases, police reports and much more.  The collection is available to the public from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
More information about the May 4 Collection

To arrange for a tour, contact Lae'l Hughes-Watkins, University Archivist, at or 330-672-1639.