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Must Read! Cleveland’s Plain Dealer publishes extended excerpt of The House That Rock Built

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Don’t miss this extended excerpt of Norm N. Nite and Tom Feran’s The House That Rock Built: How it Took Time, Money, Music Moguls, Corporate Types, Politicians, Media, Artists, and Fans to Bring the Rock Hall to Cleveland. 
“The book, told from radio personality Nite’s perspective with former Plain Dealer reporter and editor Feran, draws on […]


Moments of Truth: A Photographer’s Experience of Kent State 1970 is Ohioana Awards finalist

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Congratulations to Howard Ruffner author of Moments of Truth: A Photographer’s Experience of Kent State 1970 for being selected as a finalist in the 2020 Ohioana Book Awards, About Ohio category. The book is an important and visually arresting book that examines the past to understand & look to the future.
“This wonderful collection is just […]


Ohio Valley History reviews Zoar: The Story of an Intentional Community

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Ohio Valley History reviews Zoar: The Story of an Intentional Community by Kathleen M. Fernandez.
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“Fernandez deserves praise. Her study reminds us that Appalachian Ohio was never homogenous. It helps reclaim Zoar from romanticized tourist writing, such as Constance Fenimore Woolson’s 1870 ‘The Happy Valley.’”—Ohio Valley History
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May 4, 2020 events cancelled. Virtual commemoration to be announced

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In accordance with the order of Amy Acton, M.D., director of Ohio Department of Health, to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19, and in the interest of the health and safety of the community, Kent State regretfully announces cancellation of the May 4 50th Commemoration Weekend events, scheduled to take place May […]


The Collinwood Tragedy author James Badal interviewed on WKYC-TV

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112 years ago today the city of Collinwood, OH. suffered from a terrible event. Find out more in this interview with James Jessen Badal, the author of The Collinwood Tragedy: The Story of the Worst School Fire in American History. From the broadcast by WKYC-TV.


The House That Rock Built

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The House That Rock Built by Nite and Feran. Kent State University Press

For twenty-five years, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has defined Cleveland’s image as the “Rock and Roll Capital of the World.” But while the Rock Hall has become an iconic landmark for the city of Cleveland and for fans of rock and roll around the world, it was just one missed phone call away from never being built in Cleveland. If the prominent singer and actress Leslie Gore hadn’t contacted radio personality Norm N. Nite in August 1983, the Hall of Fame would not be in Cleveland—period.


Magonia Review looks at Zoar: The Story of an Intentional Community.

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“Using her extensive research into the still-extant records of the Society, and the memoirs of society members, Kathleen Fernandez has been able to build up a detailed picture of life in Zoar, and she gives us a vivid picture of the community, using their own words and records.”
Buy the book interviews Bill and Barbara Schloman, authors of A History of Flight at Paton Field

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Check out this informative interview regarding one of our latest books, A Century of Flight at Paton Field: The Story of Kent State University’s Airport and Flight Education by William D. Schloman and Barbara F. Schloman, with a foreword by William Andrew Paton.
“‘It’s easy to dismiss something when you don’t know what it is. So much happened here and it isn’t […]


Moments of Truth author Howard Ruffner interviewed on Live on Lakeside

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Don’t miss this informative television interview of Howard Ruffner speaking about his new book Moments of Truth: A Photographer’s Experience of Kent State 1970. The interview aired September 18 on WKYC-TV3’s Live on Lakeside.
Find out more about Moments of Truth.


Call for Chapter Proposals: “Where East Meets (Mid)West: Exploring a Regional Divide”

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Volume editors seek proposals for chapters to be included in an edited collection focused on exploring the history, development, and culture of the Eastern edges of the American Midwest and the distinctions between the American East and Midwest. The volume is planned for publication by the Kent State University Press.
Proposals should explain the author’s general […]


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