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Special Collections and Archives

Summer of 1942 KSU film

Finding Aid for the Summer of 1942 Kent State University film

Author: Cara Gilgenbach, March 2008

Descriptive Rules: DACS


Origination: Renkert, Bob


Inclusive Dates: 1939-1942


Extent: .16 cubic feet (1 slim document case)

Physical Location: 11th floor

Language of Materials: English


Abstract: This collection contains two versions of a film made in 1942 by Bob Renkert, a KSU student at the time, and others. The film documented people and locations on the Kent State University campus and in the City of Kent. The film was made for KSU students serving in Word War II, to remind them of home.


History: This film was created by KSU students to send to KSU GIs serving in World War II. It includes footage of the 1939 Homecoming parade, University people and campus scenes, and locations in downtown Kent, Ohio. Also included is footage of some Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity activities and the groundbreaking of McGilvrey Hall.


Scope and Content: This collection includes two versions of the film--one silent version and one with commentary and music provided by Bob Renkert in 1990, when the original films were transferred to videotape. The footage included dates from 1939-1942.


Statement of Arrangement: The tapes are arranged by version.


Preferred Citation: Summer of 1942, Kent State University film. Department of Special Collections and Archives. Kent State University Libraries and Media Services.

Restrictions on Use: Copyright on these films has been donated to Kent State University. Permission for duplication and use must be obtained from the Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information: These films were donated to Special Collections and Archives by Bob Renkert in 1990.


Box 1

Folder -- Contents

  1. Summer of 1942, Kent State University, Tape 1, Copy 1, Silent version, 35 minutes, 1942 [VHS version created in 1990]
  2. Summer of 1942, Kent State University, Tape 1, Copy 2, Silent version, 35 minutes, 1942 [VHS version created in 1990]
  3. Summer of 1942, Kent State University, Tape 2, Copy 1, Commentary version, 35 minutes, 1942 [VHS version created in 1990]
  4. Summer of 1942, Kent State University, DVD transfer of Tape 1, Silent version, 35 minutes, 1942, [DVD created in 2008]
 
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