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Photographs in the May 4 Collection: Photographs of Tent City, 1977

What was Tent City?

The gym annex protest of 1977, also known as Tent City, was a controversy that arose from the University's proposal to build an annex to the gym on part of the site of the 1970 Kent State shootings.  During these protests, some objectors camped out on the building site, hence the name Tent City or Tentropolis.

Photographs of Tent City, 1977

Deborah Andersen photographs and papers: Box 188

The Deborah Andersen collection is digitized and fully available online. It contains 39 black and white photographs taken in 1977 relating to Tent City.

Craig Blazinski papers: Box 56

This collection contains 3 black and white photographs relating to Tent City, 1977.

Roger J. DiPaolo papers: Box 123

The Roger J. DiPaolo papers contain 8 black and white photographs relating to Tent City, 1977.

Gym Annex Controversy (Tent City) records: Box 221 

The scrapbooks contained in Box 221 of the Gym Annex Controversy (Tent City) records include over thirty scrapbook pages of photographs. These photographs chronicle the Tent City protests from August to September of 1977.