Over the winter break, we were busy getting another decade of the student newspaper online, as well as some truly unique audio material from the May 4 Collection.
Visit http://dks.library.kent.edu/ to browse the new decade (1990s).
As well, we also have added many unique reel-to-reel audio recordings from the May 4 collection to our May 4 Digital Archive. These are quite fascinating- with many live radio broadcasts from the hours, days and weeks after the shootings as well as many public hearings, and I can truly say that it is very easy to get lost in these recordings. Some of the recently digitized items include previously inaccessible audio recordings of radio call-in forums, a speech by University President Robert I. White the day after the shootings, a press conference with six students who met with President Richard M. Nixon just days after the shootings, the Scranton Commission hearings, and a speech made by Dick Gregory at the Kent State Memorial Service in 1971.We are quite excited to share these with the public through our digital library, as these recordings were previously unaccessible to the public due to their condition and format. We do have to thank the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board for the grant monies that help make this possible. Take some time, and give a listen and look through our digital assets.