FBI File on the Fire Bomb and Shooting at Kent State
Location: Microfilm LD 4191 .o72 F35 1985
Scope: This collection provides memorandum,
newspaper articles and other documents concerning the shooting of four students
at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio on May 4, 1970, during a protest of the
Vietnam War, and the fire that consumed the university's ROTC building on May 2,
Some of these files are located on the FBI's Freedom of Information Act web
How to Search the Collection:
This collection is contained on seven reels. There is a Table of
Contents which is repeated at the beginning of each reel, but gives very little
Roll 1 . .
. . .
.Fire Bomb, Sections 1-15
Roll 2 . .
. . .
.Shooting, Sections 1-8
Roll 3 . . .
. . . .Shooting, Sections 8 (cont.)-14
As with other materials provided by the FBI, documents on the microfilm are in
the order in which they were released and the collection is in approximate
chronological order, beginning with a memorandum from May 5, 1970, the day
following the shootings.
Guides: There is no accompanying print guide to
the collection. The subject categories listed below will direct you
to a number of books in Pickler Library related to these events.
For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out
Bombings -- Ohio -- Kent -- Sources.
Kent State University -- Riot, May 4, 1970 -- Sources.
Kent State University -- Students -- Attitudes.
Time Period: 20th Century
Subject keywords: FBI Documents, Vietnam War
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