Oral Histories from the 1970 Kent State Shootings
Here is part of the press release from OhioLINK:
Columbus, Ohio (May 25, 2005) – Many articles, books and even
documentaries have been written about the shootings that occurred at Kent State
University on May 4, 1970. Now researchers from around the world can learn about
the event firsthand by listening to eyewitnesses. oral histories online through
the OhioLINK Digital Media Center at http://worlddmc.ohiolink.edu/History/Login.
The Kent State Shootings Oral Histories collection contains audio files
of 69 oral histories including many eyewitness accounts of the event and its
aftermath, contributed by people who were students, faculty members, and City of
Kent residents at the time, as well as an account by an Ohio National Guardsman.
The oral histories are now freely available online as part of the OhioLINK
Digital Media Center’s Historic & Archival Digital Media database.
The May 4 Oral History Project was started in 1990 to preserve personal
histories of and individual reactions to the shootings on the Kent State
University campus in 1970. The collection is maintained and was contributed to
the OhioLINK Digital Media Center by the Department of Special Collections and
Archives, Libraries and Media Services at Kent State University.