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The following collections contain photographs that have been digitized and are available online. We hold the original photographs in the Department of Special Collections and Archives for your use, but we encourage you to access these from home through the links below for your convenience and to better preserve the original photographs for future generations.
Includes photographs of selected annual commemorations.
The Chuck Ayers collection contains black and white photographs taken on and around May 4, 1970.
This collection contains black and white photographs taken by Kent State University News Service, now known as University Communications and Marketing. It consists of photographs taken before, during, and after the Kent State shootings with the bulk taken on May 4, 1970.
This collection contains black and white photographs taken by the Ohio State Highway Patrol during the events leading up to and including the Kent State shootings.
The Frank Smith photographs collection includes color photographs taken on and after May 4, 1970.
The Ralph Solonitz collection contains color photographs taken on and leading up to the Kent State shootings.
Lafayette Tolliver was a student photo-journalist at Kent State from 1967-1972. His photography archive contains a large number of image documenting the student protest movement, Black student movement, and May 1970 on campus, among many other subject areas.
The collections listed below contain photographs that you may use in the Reading Room of the Department of Special Collections and Archives, but have not been digitized at this time. For more information on using our collections on-site, consult the Department Info page of our website. For information on accessing these collections from off-site without coming in to our department, please contact us directly at email@example.com to discuss your options with us.
The Emil Dansker May 4 papers contain two folders of photographic material. It is important to note that many of these images are copies of photographs taken by Kent State University News Services. To access the Kent State University News Service May 4 photographs collection directly, you can find these images through our Kent State Shootings Digital Archive or view this sub-collection's finding aid.
A collection of photographs derived from a number of variant sources including images from May 1-4, 1970. This collection includes photographs by the Record-Courier, Ronald P. McNees, Daniel J. Smith, Chris Abell, Michael S. Kangas, Jerome P. Stoklas, Larry Shank, and many others.
Contains photographs of demonstrations and rallies leading up to and following the Kent State shootings.
Includes photographs dating from 1970-1990 of May 4 Task Force events, Tent City protests, commemoration events, and related topics.