Manuscripts/7. Criminal Justice and Inmates
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Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The scrapbooks consist entirely of newspaper clippings from major Boston newspapers, concerning news items related to or involving police. Please note that newspaper clippings from August to December 1962 are missing from the collection.
Dates: 1966-2014-(bulk 1980-2014)
Overview Sara R. Ehrmann (1895-1993) was a Boston-area civic leader best known for her work as an opponent of capital punishment. Ehrmann's career as a capital punishment abolitionist began in 1925 when her husband Herbert B. Ehrmann became an associate counsel for Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists convicted of murder and condemned to death. Sara Ehrmann was a key leader of the Massachusetts Council for the Abolition of the Death Penalty (1928-1969) and the American League to Abolish...
Dates: 1845-1993 (bulk 1924-1988)
Overview The George Lewis Ruffin Society was founded in 1984 in response to dwindling numbers of minority police officers in the Boston Police Department. Its goals are to create greater understanding and communication between minority communities and the criminal justice system through annual convocations, events, courses, workshops and "The Long Road to Justice" traveling exhibit which documents the history of African Americans in Massachusetts.
Dates: n.d., 1848-2009 (bulk 1984-2005)
Overview Warren C. Lane was President of the Worcester County Bar Association in 1971. Charles B. Rugg was Assistant Attorney General of the United States from 1930 to 1933. He was involved in the Navy Court of Inquiry trials in the early 1940s which were investigating the events at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Rugg was also the Massachusetts delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1940 and 1944.