A KHS Crowdfunding Project
Because of your generosity we have almost reached our goal for this project. We still have a short way to go, so, if you have not contributed to this project yet now is the time. Just click here and you will magically be taken to our Donate page where you can make the pledge that you meant to make but just forgot.
The Kent Tribune Digital Project
The Kent Historical Society has 12 volumes of The Kent Tribune dating from the years 1917 thru 1929. A total of 6,665 pages. We need your contribution to help us get this treasure of Kent history digitized. This is the most comprehensive project ever undertaken by the KHS. We need you to help us achieve our goal. Our success means that you will be able to browse these pages and discover what life was like in the city of Kent.
This documentary produced by the KHS is a short historical overview depicting the building blocks of the Kent community, from its Franklin Mills origins to the eventual renaming of the city to Kent. The video illustrates the importance of the Cuyahoga River and the economic impact it had on the city. We get a brief view of the individuals that built the industries, mills, the canal and eventually the railroad. We find out that John Brown lived and briefly worked in Kent and that Kent was a stop on the underground railroad. The video brings us up to date with the businesses of today and ending with the growth of the Kent Normal School into what eventually became Kent State University.