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Kent State University Shooting Interviews
Description: These documents show the Ohio Highway Patrol's activities in determining the chain of events that took place May 1-4, 1970, when four Kent State University students were killed after the Ohio National Guard fired on a crowd of protestors. The Highway Patrol's activities included interrogating Ohio National Guardsmen and other witnesses. Typed transcripts of interviews measure 8.5" x 11" (20.32 x 27.94 cm). Seventy-eight of 169 pages are included here. Kent State University in Kent, Ohio was placed in an international spotlight after a tragic end to a student demonstration against the Vietnam War and the National Guard on May 4, 1970. Shortly after noon on that Monday, 13 seconds of rifle fire by a contingent of 28 Ohio National Guardsmen left four students dead, one permanently paralyzed, and eight others wounded. Not every student was a demonstration participant or an observer; some students were walking to and from class. As a result of the shootings, the university was closed for nearly six weeks. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om2971_3621707_001
Subjects: Ohio Government; Education; Military Ohio; Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970; Universities and colleges; Vietnam War; National Guard; Students; Ohio State Highway Patrol
Places: Kent (Ohio); Portage County (Ohio)