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Tuesday, August 18 • 9:00am - 3:00pm
Repository Tour: Kent State University 45th Anniversary Tour LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

You must register directly with the contact person by July 31st to attend this tour. Capacity is limited.

For reservations and information, contact:
Cara Gilgenbach, Head of Special Collections and Archives at 330-672-1677 or email cgilgenb@kent.edu.  We request that all registrations be made no later than July 31.

Kent State University 45th Anniversary Tour

Kent State University was placed into the international spotlight on May 4, 1970, after thirteen students were shot by members of the Ohio National Guard at a student demonstration. Four students were killed and nine others were wounded, including one who was permanently paralyzed from his injury. This tour will allow participants to learn about this transformative chapter of American history and its aftermath by viewing engaging exhibitions about these events and participating in a guided walking tour of the site of the shootings, provided by an eyewitness survivor.

Tour Details

8:30 AM: Tour departs from Cleveland to Kent State University

10:00 – 11:30 AM: May 4 Visitors Center and Kent State Shootings Site Tour
The May 4 Visitors Center is a permanent exhibit that tells the story of the Kent State shootings set in the context of the 1960s. An outdoor tour of the site will be provided, rain or shine, so please bring rain gear, if applicable, on the day of the tour. More information: www.kent.edu/may4.

12:00 – 12:45 PM: Kent State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives 
The May 4 Collection, established by the Kent State University Libraries in 1970, includes over 300 cubic feet of primary sources related to the Kent State shootings. The exhibition, The Kent State Shootings & Their Aftermath: Through the Media's Lens will be on display at the time of the tour. More information: www.library.kent.edu/specialcollections

12:45-1:45 PM: Lunch on your own (or with friends)
The Kent State Student Center, located near the University Library, is open and offers a variety of meal options.

2:00 PM: Tour departs from Kent State University to Cleveland


Not applicable. Kent State University Libraries will provide mini-bus transportation. Advanced registration is required.

Tuesday August 18, 2015 9:00am - 3:00pm EDT
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