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Special Collections and Archives

Kent State University Police Department records, 1965-1975

MAY 4 COLLECTION -- Boxes 77-81

Finding Aid

Prepared by Nancy Birk, December 16, 1993; Updated October 2010
5 record storage boxes, 1 slim document case, 5.16 cubic feet, 12th floor

Scope and Content

Certain office files of the Kent State University Police Department were kept, presumably for their historical value, in a locked file cabinet in the offices of the University's Legal Affairs until the Fall of 1992 when they were transferred to the University Archives. Initial appraisal of these records revealed that they contained records of some juveniles and victims of crimes. These files were returned to the Office of Legal Affairs for their destruction as that information is considered privileged and would have been destroyed in the normal course of events.

The remaining files have been kept in their original order and divided into appropriate series as follows. Rather than to reorganize all of the subject files into a straight alphabetic order, the several series of subject files are maintained as they were when processed. It was thought by the processor that these distinct subject series had some significance in their placement together.

Material in Series 8 and Series 9 were transferred to the Archives also in 1992 but came from the Police Department directly and not from Legal Affairs.

Series 1: Individual Records
Series 2: Subject Files
Series 3: Subject Files, continued
Series 4: Internal Personnel Files
Series 5: Photographs
Series 6: Exhibits from Trial -- VVAW vs. State of Ohio
Series 7: May 4, 1970 Subject Files
Series 8: Exhibits from Trial -- Krause vs. Rhodes
Series 9: Miscellaneous Materials
Series 10: Films

Please Note: Some files are partially restricted due to the presence of personally identifiable information.


Box 77

Individual Records: Last Names A - Kl


Box 78

Individual Records: Last Names Ko - Z


Box 78A

Series 2 -- Subject Files

  1. Akon Neighborhood League
  2. American Indian Rights Association
  3. Attorneys
  4. Center for Peaceful Change
  5. Community of the Krotch
  6. Independent Jewish Student Movement
  7. Institute for Afro-American Affairs
  8. Ministers
  9. Musical Bands
  10. NAACP
  11. Radha Krushma
  12. Special Events
  13. Special Events - Other Univesities
  14. Student Senate
  15. Townhall II

Series 3 -- Subject Files, continued

  1. Anti-Semitic
  2. Black Panther Party
  3. Black United Students

Box 79

Folder -- Contents

  1. C.C.C. Literature
  2. Communist Part
  3. C.O.R.E. (Congress of Racial Equality)
  4. Cosa Nostra
  5. Council on Freedom
  6. Gay Liberation Front
  7. Indiana Peace & Freedom Party
  8. Jewish Defense League
  9. Kent 25
  10. Kent 29 -4/26/72
  11. ROTC Disruption -5/20/71
  12. ROTC Disrupt. - 5/72
  13. Kent Committee to End the War
  14. Kent Community Store
  15. Kent Council on Human Affairs
  16. Kent Free University
  17. Kent Legal Defense Fund
  18. Kent Liberation Front
  19. Kent Red Guard
  20. Kent Student Movement
  21. Ku Klux Klan
  22. May Day Coalition
  23. Minority Affairs
  24. Mobobrious Pit
  25. Motorcycle Groups
  26. National Socialist Party
  27. New Nation Sisters
  28. New University Conference
  29. Organization of Arab Students
  30. Phoenix Publications
  31. People's Coalition for Peace & Justice
  32. Protestors in D.C. - 5/71
  33. The Right Arm
  34. R.Y.M. Information Pamphlets
  35. S.A.N.E.
  36. Seattle Liberation Front
  37. S.M.C. (Student Mobilization Committee)
  38. S.N.C.C. (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee)
  39. Socialist Workers Party
  40. Strike (Kent) Paper
  41. Student International Meditation Society
  42. Student Peace Union
  43. Student Religious Liberals
  44. Student Rights Committee
  45. Students For Calley
  46. Weatherman
  47. Women's Lib
  48. Y.A.F. (Young Americans for Freedom)
  49. Y.I.P. (Youth International Party)
  50. Y.S.A. (Young Socialist Alliance) Information Magazines - folder 1
  51. Y.S.A. - folder 2

Series 4 -- Internal Personnel Files

  1. Ruckman's Case

Series 5 -- Photographs

  1. Commons Demonstration (#5) -- 5/22/69
  2. Demonstration, Music & Speech -- 4/16/69
  3. SMC March -- 4/14/70
  4. Akron University Fire -- 4/15/71
  5. Liberation of Student Union -- 4/7/71
  6. Proof Prints & Negatives -- Apr-Nov/68
  7. Student Committee for Betterment of Housing
  8. Akron Mobilization Committee -- 12/13/69
  9. Demonstration, Bowman Hall -- 11/14/69
  10. Ravenna High School Closing -- 4/21/71
  11. Index to Photos


Box 80

Folder -- Contents

  1. Washington March -- 2/68
  2. Rally at Union, SDS -- 4//8/69
  3. Music & Speech -- 4/16/69
  4. Presidential News Conference
  5. Miscellaneous Prints -- 11/68-4/69
  6. Demonstration, SAC -- 11/8/68
  7. Demonstration -- 11/5/68
  8. Demonstration -- 11/18/68
  9. Music & Speech -- 4/12/69
  10. President Olds Convocation Speech -- 9/30/71
  11. Administration -- 4/8/69
  12. Presidential Commission

Series 6 -- Exhibits from Trial -- VVAW vs. State of Ohio

  1. Exhibit A
  2. Exhibit B
  3. Exhibit C
  4. Exhibit D
  5. Exhibit E
  6. Exhibit F
  7. Exhibit G, folder 1
  8. Exhibit G, folder 2
  9. Exhibit G, folder 3
  10. Exhibit H, H1
  11. Exhibit I
  12. Exhibit J
  13. Exhibit K
  14. Exhibit L
  15. Exhibit M
  16. Exhibit N
  17. Exhibit O
  18. Exhibit P
  19. Exhibit Q
  20. Mohr's Reports
  21. Sources of Intelligence, folder 1
  22. Sources of Intelligence, folder 2
  23. Sources of Intelligence, folder 3
  24. Sources of Intelligence, folder 4

Series 7 -- May 4, 1970 subject files

  1. May Riots, 1970 [Includes police reports filed May 2, 3, 4 and some from later dates in May; includes statements and other information pertaining to Terry Norman; statement by Harold Sherman Reid; KSU Police officers, and many others.]


Box 81

Folder -- Contents

  1. ROTC Statements-May Disturbances 1971
  2. Downtown Statements-May Disturbances 1971
  3. Visitor Pass Log
  4. Intelligence Meetings
  5. Daily Patrol Radio and Phone Log 5/1-4/70
  6. Reports of Investigation 5/1-4/70
  7. Attendance Record 5/1-4/70

Series 8 -- Exhibits from Trial -- Krause v. Rhodes

  1. Group 1
  2. Group 2
  3. Group 3
  4. Group 4
  5. Group 5
  6. Group 6
  7. Group 7
  8. Group 8
  9. Group 9
  10. Group 10
  11. Group 11
  12. Group 12
  13. Group 13
  14. Group 14
  15. Group 15
  16. Group 16
  17. Group 17
  18. Group 18

Series 9 -- Miscellaneous materials

  1. Visitors' Passes -- Used in 1970-71

 

Series 10 -- Films (most have no sound)

[Note: a VHS copy of the films listed below has been made for research purposes and can be found in Box 95B of the May 4 Collection.]

  1. 6/4/69 ROTC Day -- 16 mm, color
  2. Tues. 4/8 Administration Building -- 16 mm, color
  3. Wed. 4/9 Rally & Arrest -- 16 mm, color
  4. November Riots and Interviews during SAC Sit-in -- 16 mm, color
  5. 3/69 Kent Moratorium; 10/15/69 March in Kent; 11/5/69 Union & ROTC -- 8mm, color
 
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