On May 1, at noon, a small gathering of students met at the Victory Bell to protest President Nixon's expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia.
Friday, May 1, noon, the ringing of the Victory Bell calls a rally to protest President Nixon's expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia.
Students at a noon rally protesting the Vietnam War with school officials standing at the rear of the crowd.
KSU graduate Ralph Bevilacqua uses his freedom of speech to oppose the U.S. military invasion of Cambodia.
KSU graduate students organized the noon rally on May 1, 1970.
Draft papers are held up ready to be burnt.
A Vietnam War veteran burns papers.
Steve Sharoff, a graduate history major, addresses the crowd about burying the U.S. Constitution.
Burying the U.S. Constitution.
The National Guard begins to take up positions on the campus late Saturday evening, May 2, 1970, and into early Sunday morning.
The Kent Stte Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) building fire burns out late Saturday night.
Students watch safely from their dorm rooms as the guard moves onto the campus.
The remains of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Cadets (ROTC) building Sunday morning, May 3, 1970.
Sunday, May 3, students arriving back on campus after being away for the weekend are surprised the National Guard are on campus.
Sunday, May 3, Governor Rhodes and other officials inspect the damage to the ROTC building that was burned down the night before.
General Del Corso of the National Guard is on the far right of the picture in a business suit and tie.
Portage County Prosecutor Ron Kane, right, enters car before Governor Rhodes.
The individual in sunglasses is Mayor Satrom of Kent, Ohio.
General Del Corso speaks while Ohio Governor James Rhodes poses for this staged May 3 campaign photo-opportunity -- one day before the Kent State tragedy -- two days before Rhodes' U.S. Senate Republican Primary Election on May 5.
Members of the KSU ROTC remove rifles and other items from the ROTC building Sunday morning.
The guard bunked on the gym floor of a nearby elementary school.
The National Guard enforces a town and campus curfew Sunday evening.
Student arrested Sunday night near East Main Street and Lincoln Avenue.
Someone is being arrested for breaking curfew.
Students gather in downtown Kent in defiance of the town and campus curfew.
Students gather in downtown Kent in defiance of the curfew.
Guardsmen confront KSU student, Jim Russell, a fraternity member, one night before he was injured by a guardsman's shotgun blast.
These National Guard troops are lined up beside the school library to the street to remind students to remain on campus.
Guardsmen at East Main and Lincoln before several students are but by guardsmen's bayonets.
Students hanging out in a dorm during the curfew imposed on Sunday evening.
KSU informtion booth trashed Saturday night, May 2, by students near Lincoln Avenue.
KSU wooden archery storage shed was burned by students escaping police tear-gas after students' ROTC attack.
This chain-link fence was pulled down by students escaping police tear-gas, Saturday night, May 2, after students attacked the ROTC building.
The KSU archery shed was burned here, the northeast corner of KSU common.
Students pass a National Guard convoy parked in front of the school administration building on Sunday morning, May 3.
Sunday on campus near ROTC building.
Guard on Campus Sunday
Sunday on campus
Sunday student protest
Removing graffiti from Music and Speech building
Guard walking down street near ROTC Building.
Three girls and two guard -- with cigarettes
Two girs and Guard.
Students have a conversation with two of the National Guard assigned to the campus.
Monday, May 4, the National Guard begin to gather at the base of the hill near the burned out ROTC building.
Captain Ronald Snyder commands Company C of the Ohio National Guard.
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Fassinger, highest ranking uniformed officer of Ohio National Guard at Kent State on May 4, 1970. Notice the ammo clip on the shirt of the guard with a gas mask.
Troop G Captain Raymond Srp, left, next to Lt. Col. Fassinger May 4, 1970.
While the National Guard is focused on the students in front of Taylor Hall, large groups of students also gathered near the tennis courts and behind the ROTC building.
Troop G guardsmen, most May 4 shooters were in Troop G, pre-noon.
Students watching the activities from the top of Johnson Hall, a men's dorm.
This picture was taken before the shootings as the students gathered around Taylor Hall on Monday morning.
Students gathering before the order to disperse.
Jeffrey Miller can be seen in the front row wearing a western shirt and a headband. Mary Vechicco is to his right - the fifth student.
Dean Kahler sits under the tree in the upper left hand corner. Bill Schroeder can be seen on the right in the center of the photo. Sandy Scheuer is to the left of Bill; both are carrying books. Mary Vechicco is to the far right in the front holding a dog. Jeffrey Miller's arm is visible to the left of Mary and he is blocked by a female student.
This is a close up from another crowd picture showing Mary Vechicco holding a dog. Jeffrey Miller is hidden on the left but the sleeve of his western shirt is visible as he prepares to gesture to the guard.
Major Jones gets onto the jeep and then soon after the announcement is made to disburse, This is another crowd gathering. Notice the school official in the suit on the right.
The guard prepares its assault on the students.
A student returns tear gar as others run up the hill toward Taylor Hall.
A National Guardsman who passed out earlier on the morning of May 4.
This guardsman is equipped a grenade launcher used to launh tear gas.
This shows the State Police on the left, moving onto campus after the shootings have taken place. Notice the posture of the guardsmen.
General Canterbury is the person in the foreground on the left wearing a suit and gas mask.
Allison Krause is seen under the Pagoda holding hands with Barry Levine.
A close up of a previous picture showing Allison Krause.
Students hassle the guard from the parking lot alongside the practice football field.
Troop G kneels and aims from the practice football field, minutes before they retreat and march back up Blanket Hill and shoot back downhill.
Alan Canfora waves the anarchist flag at the National Guard.
Lt. Col. Fassinger speaking with Major Jones and General Canterbury on the practice football field, planning orders before shooting minutes later uphill.
In the background, in white, is a student photographer.
Students across the street from the guard that are trapped by the fence in the practice football field.
This is where the guard turned and fired on the students. Major Jones is on the far left. Sargeant Pryor, the fourth guardsman right of Jones is holding a 45 pistol in his left hand. At the rear of the photo near the center is General Canterbury (right of the pole).
This is a close up of Sergeant Pryor. Note: Lt. Col. Fassinger, guardsman without mask, with mouth open.
Extreme close-up of Major Jones at the time the firing begins.
Another close-up, this is General Canterbury in the suit at the instant of the shooting.
This is an extreme close-up of Col. Fassinger from the group photo of the guard turned and at the instant of firing.
Close-up of an unnamed officer at the instant of firing.
KSU architecture student John Cleary was 90 feet distant when he was injured by an M1 bullet in his chest.
John Cleary was 90 feet from the guard and was shot in the chest.
KSU freshman student Joseph Lewis Jr. was shot twice, 60 feet distant.
Injured John Cleary assisted by students.
Captain Ron Snyder leads Company C away from Jeff Miller's dead body. Snyder later lied and claimed Miller had a gun.
Jeffrey Miller lies dead after being shot in the mouth by the National Guard some 265 feet away.
Mary Vecchico at the body of Jeffrey Miller.
A student waves a flag and jumps in the blood of Jeffrey Miller in protest.
Allison Krause taken to an ambulance.
Jeffrey Miller being taken to away on a stretcher.
Glenn Frank, geology professor, tries to calm students.
After the shootings, the guard appear on a hill near Taylor Hall. Students are everywhere and the guard seems unaware of what to do.
Guard and students walking around after the shootings.
The State Police begin to arrive on campus.
A student is surrounded by state police.
The Black United Students, BUS, choose not to be involved with activities that took place on May 4.
Glenn Frank pleads with students to remain calm. The individual in the foreground wearing glasses and a headband, teaches communication at KSU.
Students in the background tear sheets to use for masks if anymore tear gas is used. This is after the shootings.
The State Police arrived after the shootings and to help close the school.
Student Bonnie Henry grieves the deaths of four Kent State students, including her close friend Allison Krause.