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1. Geographical Files, 1845-1992 (bulk 1925-1969)

 Series

Summary:

This series documents capital punishment in the United States (with the exception of Wyoming) and in a small number of foreign countries. Coverage of Massachusetts is extensive. Topics covered include capital punishment, civil rights, crime and justice, government, government officials, and individuals and organizations opposed to capital punishment.

Researchers should be aware that there is some overlap between this series and Series 2. This series contains sparse correspondence with some individuals documented in Series 2, Subseries B. Series 2, Subseries C contains material largely related to Massachusetts. Files on the United Prison Association and the Massachusetts Correctional Association are located in Series 2, Subseries A. Audiotapes relating to the Norfolk Lifers Group (7 cassettes) and Radio Free Norfolk (2 cassettes) can be found in Series 6.

Although correspondence and publications generated by the American League to Abolish Capital Punishment and the Massachusetts Council for the Abolition of the Death Penalty are concentrated in Series 4, small amounts also appear in this series and in Series 2.

Dates

  • 1845-1992 (bulk 1925-1969)

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Collection: 43.80 cubic feet (49 containers, 7 flat file folders)

Language

From the Collection: English

Arrangement:

Alphabetically by state; foreign countries follow

Physical Description

7.8 cubic ft.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US