As a way to remember, reflect, share and inform, various series of videos were created in remembrance of the events of May 4, 1970, including Reflections, Campus Highlights and Student Media.



Joe Cullum during his interview

People were asked to reflect upon the May 4 events, including Joe Cullum and Chuck Ayers who were eyewitnesses and Former Kent State President Lester A. Lefton. 

View Reflections Videos

Visiting Campus

The 2010 Candlelight Vigil

There are events that happen on campus based around May 4, including Candlelight Vigils, the May 4 Walking Tours, and others.

View Visiting Campus videos

Student Reporting

Memorial of Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer, and William Schroeder

Students report on the impact of May 4 throughout Kent State's History.

View Student Reporting Videos

Photos, Audio, and Film Resources

Members of the media can request high-resolution versions of the following images for their editorial coverage. For historical photos, media should email their request to For May 4 spokespeople photos, media should email their request to Eric Mansfield at or Emily Vincent at of the university’s media relations team.

Please include the following information: your name, media organization’s name, email, phone number and a brief description of how these images will be used. Also, please be sure to indicate which image or images you are requesting.

View Photos from May 4, 1970

View Film and Footage in the May 4 Collection

View Audio Footage and Recordings in the May 4 Collection

Oral History Project

The Kent State Shootings Oral Histories project collects and provides access to personal accounts of the May 4, 1970, shootings and their aftermath. If you are interested in recording an oral history, please complete this online form to contact Special Collections and Archives for details on how you can share your story. The Department of Special Collections has also collected personal narratives and commentaries that were submitted in writing. These written statements are collected in Box 101 of the May 4 Collection, and the full text of most is available online.

View Oral Histories