Prepared by Cara Gilgenbach, April 9, 1997
1 document case, .33 cubic foot, 12th floor
Scope and Content
This collection primarily deals with Tent City and the gym annex demonstrations
of 1977-78 at Kent State University. It contains a variety of items including
newspaper clippings, letters to the editor (some of which were written
by Peg Watkins), flyers, and newsletters. The collection helps to provide
information on the various groups active on campus during the late 1970's
that were concerned with issues surrounding the events of May 4, 1970.
It also helps to highlight the complexity of the debates over how May 4,
1970 should be characterized and commemorated by the University, and by
the nation as a whole.
Peg Watkins, a KSU student at the time of the gym annex demonstrations,
donated this collection on April 3, 1997.
May 4 Collection -- Box 121
Folder -- Contents
"Arrested for Reading This?": Flyer [about rally in support of persons
arrested Oct. 24], April 6, [no year]
Brochure on May 4, prepared by Glenn W. Frank, Thomas R. Hensley, Jerry
M. Lewis, [1980?]
Center for Peaceful Change, May 4 Task-Force, and Faculty Senate: Schedule
of Events: 1980 Commemoration, May 1-4, 1970
Court of Common Pleas, Portage County, Ohio: Temporary Restraining Order
[re. Tent City], July 11, 1977
Daily Kent Stater, May 17, 1977 [article on Tent City]
Daily Kent Stater, Sept. 30, 1977
Daily Kent Stater, Oct. 4, 1977
"Kent Community Forum . . . Economic Aspects of the HPER Bldg.": Flyer,
Sept. 14, [1977?]
"The Kent Heritage," by Dr. Lawrence S. Kaplan: Statement of Support by
some KSU Faculty: Daily Kent Stater, Sept. 21, 1977
Kent State F.A.C.T. [First Amendment Conservation Task-Force]: FACT:
I, No. 2, March 1978
"A Letter to Our Students, from Faculty of Kent State University," May
May 4 Coalition: "Can the KSU Gym Be Rotated?": [3 page document], August
[May 4 Coalition?]: "Chronology of HPER Facility Planning and May 4 Coalition,"
May 4 Coalition: First Edition: Vol. I, No. 1, April 10, 1978
[May 4 Coalition?]: "Remember Kent State. Move the Gym": Bumper sticker,
May 4 Coalition: "Remember Kent State, National Rally": Flyer, June 4,
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