Interview of Lou Heldman, Steven Hirsch, and David Williams by Tamar Chute

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2011

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Ohio State University Archives

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David Williams grew up in Tiffin, Ohio; the first member of his family to attend college, Ohio State was the only school he ever considered. Lou Heldman grew up in Cincinnati, and was also the first of his family to attend college. He chose Ohio State for its Journalism program. Steven Hirsch grew up in Pittsburgh, and chose Ohio State because of family connections, a scholarship and the fact that Columbus was still relatively close to home. They all met at Ohio State and were witness to the events leading up to, and culminating in, the student riots in May, 1970. Each describes his own experiences with the demonstrations, including interactions with the University administrators, student government representatives, police and National Guardsmen, and Ohio leaders.

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Andy Axelrod: Student (p. 14) -- Jim Blue: Student (p. 15) -- Bill Caldwell: (p. 17) -- John Champlin: Assistant Professor, Political Science (p. 14) -- Lorraine Cohen: Graduate student (pp. 17, 21, 30) -- Jack Corbally: Provost (pp. 6, 24) -- Bill Caldwell: Vietnam Veterans Against the War leader and Graduate Student (p. 21) -- Novice Fawcett: University President (pp. 7, 9, 24, 29) -- Gene Garver: Student and member of the Student Marshals (pp. 11-12) -- E. Gordon Gee: University President (pp. 7, 29) -- Murray Goldwag: Graduate Student (p. 19) -- Woody Hayes: Head Football Coach (p. 13) -- Ron Hutchinson: Student (p. 17) -- David Kettler: Political Science Professor (p. 14) -- Steve Kling: Undergraduate Student Government President (pp. 3-4, 7-8, 19, 23) -- Jerome Lawrence: Co-author of the play "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail" -- Robert E. Lee: Co-author of the play "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail" -- Croff Macklin: OSU student (p. 15) -- John McElroy: Executive Assistant to Governor Rhodes (p. 24) -- John T. Mount: Vice President for Student Affairs (pp. 7-9) -- Arliss Rhoden: Dean of the Graduate School (pp. 5-6) -- James Rhodes: Ohio Governor in 1970 (pp. 8, 23-24) -- Jim Robinson: Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the University (p. 24) -- Tim Sheeran: Undergraduate Student Government President (p. 3) -- Ira Sulley: Student (pp. 22, 30)
The media can be accessed here: http://streaming.osu.edu/knowledgebank/university_archives/Heldman_Hirsch_and_Williams_062810.mp4

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reactions to Kent State University shootings, Woody Hayes, student government, Lantern

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