The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives
Box 5190, 1125 Risman Dr.
Repository URL: http://www.library.kent.edu/page/10300
Repository code: ohkeusc
Repository description (CRHP): In October 2010, KSU History professor Ken Bindas donated materials he collected while creating the documentary film "Invisible Struggles: Stories of Northern Segregation" (DVD, Kent State University Trumbull, Ohio Humanities Council, 2007). The film focuses on civil rights and racial segregation in Warren, Ohio, from 1954-1964; the archived collection includes oral history transcripts, but not the original recordings. The collection is currently unprocessed.
Repository description (extant): The Department of Special Collections and Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to primary sources and rare materials that support the teaching and research programs of Kent State University.
The non-circulating collections of the Department cover a broad spectrum of topics in a variety of formats including books, manuscripts, and archival materials. Strengths are 19th- and 20th-century British and American literature and poetry; true crime literature; theater and the performing arts; and children's literature. There also are significant holdings in the history of books and printing, detective fiction, science fiction and fantasy, and labor history. Archival holdings include the historical records of Kent State University; a large collection documenting the May 4, 1970 Kent State shootings; and regional history materials.
Repository type: University Special Collection
Barclay D. McMillen, papers and audio recordings
Staughton and Alice Lynd collection