Campus Strike Papers

In the spring of 1970, there was a significant amount of unrest on college and university campuses due to the Vietnam War. On April 30, 1970, President Nixon announced that the U.S. would expand its campaign into Cambodia, increasing the tension. On May 4, 1970, four students were killed, and nine others wounded when Ohio Army National Guardsmen opened fire…

Charles W. Chesnutt Collection

This collection contains secondary material about Charles W. Chesnutt donated to Special Collection and Archives by Dean Keller in 1997. Also included is a photograph of Chesnutt given by Albert Borowitz.

Edward W. and Shirley Crosby Papers

The collection contains biographical information and publications authored or co-authored by Edward W. Crosby and records related to his professional work, including as director of the Institute for African-American Affairs and the Department of Pan-African Studies. Also included are programs and photographs from productions of the African Community Theatre, where Shirley Crosby volunteered as house and promotion manager. The subject…

KSU Black United Students Records

This collection contains materials of Kent State University’s student organization, Black United Students. It consists of organizational records, subject files, publications, and artifacts.

Lafayette Tolliver Papers and Photographs

Lafayette Tolliver graduated from Kent State University in 1971. He was a photographer and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater and the Chestnut Burr. This collection is comprised mainly of Tolliver’s photographs, which document black student life in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Milton E. Wilson, Jr. Papers (Faculty-Counseling)

The materials in this collection include writings by Milton Wilson about rehabilitation counseling, information on the Milton Wilson Scholarship Fund, an extensive resume on Wilson, and other items establishing Wilson as an important figure to African Americans and the field of Rehabilitation Counseling. An extensive interview with Wilson on audiocassette tapes details the history of the Rehabilitation Counseling program.