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Henry Schwarzschild Memorial Collection

1926-2013, Undated

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Abstract

The Henry Schwarzschild Memorial Collection contains papers, journal articles and other written materials about the death penalty. Lansing, Michigan attorney and death penalty opponent Eugene G. Wanger donated this collection in memory of Henry Schwarzschild (1925-1996), longtime director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Capital Punishment Project, and head of the New York office of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty at the time of his death.

Summary

Creator:
Wanger, Eugene G
Date Coverage:
1926-2013, Undated
Quantity:
2.0 cubic ft.

Lansing, Michigan attorney and death penalty opponent Eugene G. Wanger donated this collection in memory of Henry Schwarzschild (1925-1996), a civil rights advocate, longtime director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Capital Punishment Project, and head of the New York office of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty at the time of his death. Wanger, a delegate to Michigan’s Constitutional Convention of 1961, authored the section of the state constitution which bans capital punishment. He also served on the board of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and was a co-founder of the Michigan Committee Against Capital Punishment in 1972.

The collection contains papers, journal articles and other written materials about the death penalty. There are a number of topical articles written by Eugene G. Wanger, copies of Wanger's legislative testimony, illustrations, materials from death penalty abolitionist organizations, and photographs of Henry Schwarzschild.

More than 120 books and government documents also donated by Wanger were transferred to the book division of Special Collections to be catalogued. Please see the following annotated bibliography that Wanger created for the complete list:

The collection is organized alphabetically. There are no series.

More than 120 books and government documents donated by Eugene G. Wanger were transferred to the book division of Special Collections.

Eugene G. Wanger donated all the materials in this collection in 2013 to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

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Published: 2017-04-14 11:50:02 -0400

Encoded in EAD by Jodi Boyle, 2013

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Copyright Statement

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Henry Schwarzschild Memorial Collection, 1981-2005. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Schwarzschild Memorial Collection).

Contents of Collection

BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1American Bar AssociationEvaluating Fairness and Accuracy in State Death Penalty Systems2006

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1 3American Bar Association Town Meeting, "The Crisis in Death Penalty Representation"1996

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1 4American Journal of Orthopsychiatry with Special Section on Capital Punishment1975

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1 5The American Judicature SocietyUndated

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1 6Bedau, Hugo Adam, "The Case Against the Death Penalty"1973, 1977, 1984, 1992, ca. 1997

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1 7Bedau, Hugo Adam and Michael L. Radelet, "Miscarriages of Justice in Potentially Capital Cases"1987

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1 8Bookman's Weekly, Special on Crime, Law and Mystery1990

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1 9Brochure to Boycott Florida Because of Death PenaltyUndated

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1 10Brooks, Rev. George W.Disarming the State's Lethal Weapon2002

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1 11Brown, Rev. S. "Capital Punishments, A Sermon Delivered in the Presbyterian Church, Zanesville. O."1997

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1 12 Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin 1993, 1996-1997

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1 13Campaign to End the Death Penalty2002

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1 14Canadian House of Commons Debates on Capital Punishment1987

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1 15Clippings About Capital Punishment1977, 1985, 1997, Undated

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1 16Congressional Bills About the Death Penalty1974, 1980

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1 17 Congressional Record 1974

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1 18Copies of Photographs of Henry Schwarzschild1987, 1994

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1 19Copy of Get Well Card Sent to Schwarzschild from Participants in Cooley Law School Symposium1996

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1 20"A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death," A Statement of the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops2005

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1 21Cushing, Robert Renny and Susan ShefferDignity Denied: The Experiences of Murder Victims' Family Members Who Oppose the Death Penalty2002

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1 22Death Penalty and Related Issues, A Selected BibliographyUndated

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1 23Death Penalty Focus2001, 2010

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1 24Death Penalty Information Center1993-1994

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1 25Death Penalty Information Center1997-1999, 2002, 2005, 2009

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1 26Death Penalty Information Center, "Understanding Capital Punishment"2003

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1 27"The Death Penalty: The Religious Community Calls for Abolition"1988

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1 28Department of Criminal Justice, California State University, Long Beach, "Death Penalty Issues,"Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice1989

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1 29Don't Kill for Me Postcard, Used by Canadian Anti-Death Penalty Supportersca. 1987

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1 30Duncan, Rev. James, "A Discourse Upon War, and Capital Punishments"1997

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1 31Equal Justice USA2000

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1 32Fact Sheets About Capital PunishmentUndated

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1 33Fagal, WilliamThree Hours to Live1967

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1 34General Writings About the Death Penalty by Eugene G. Wanger1975, 1997, 2002, 2009

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1 35Gunterman, Joe and Trevor ThomasThis Life We Take: A Case Against the Death Penalty1987

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1 36Holmes, Kirby, "Michigan Should Reinstate the Death Penalty for First Degree Murder"1978

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1 37Lighting the Torch of ConscienceUndated

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1 38Lincoln, James H. "The Everlasting Controversy: Michigan and the Death Penalty"1987

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1 39Materials About Efforts to Stop Execution of William R. Jones, Missouri2002

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1 40Michigan and the Death Penalty1974-2004, Undated

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1 41Michigan and the Death Penalty, Articles and Op-Ed by Eugene G. Wanger1974, 1993, 2002

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1 42Moratorium 20001998, Undated

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1 43Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights2006-2011

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1 44National Coalition to Abolish the Death PenaltyThe Abolitionist's Directory1985, 1987, 1990, 1992

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2 1National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, General Organizing Materials1990-1992, 1995, 1997, Undated

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2 2National Coalition to Abolish the Death PenaltyLifelines1997, 2002, 2009-2011

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2 3National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, National Conferences1981, 1988-1991, 1995-1996, 2001-2002

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2 4National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, National Conferences2003-2005, 2009-2011

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2 5National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Regional Conferences1986, 1992

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2 6"National Council on Crime and Delinquency, "Capital Punishment in the United States,"Crime & Delinquency1980

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2 7Oklahoma Execution Moratorium Petitionca. 2000

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2 8Olivera, Nancy, "Writing Wrongs: How to Shift Public Opinion on the Death Penalty with Letters to the Editor2009-2010

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2 9People of Faith Against the Death Penalty1999

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2 10Postcards Depicting Death Penalty Related Images1987-1997, Undated

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2 11Quaife, M. M., "Capital Punishment in New York"1926

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2 12Radzinowica, Leon, "Sir James Fitzjames Stephen"1957

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2 13Rally to Stop the Death Penalty Outside the U.S. Supreme Court1996

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2 14Report of the Standing Committee on the Judiciary on the Subject of Abolishing Capital Punishment1997

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3 1Robbins, TimDead Man Walking2005

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3 2Satirical PicturesUndated

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3 3The Southern Center for Human Rights, Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner2002

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3 4Streib, Victor, "Death Penalty for Juveniles"1985

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3 5Streib, Victor, "The Juvenile Death Penalty Today"1991

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3 6Strouse, Evelyn, "The Death Penalty: Issues in the Debate," Public Affairs Pamphlet No. 6481987

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3 7Testimony of Eugene G. Wanger About Capital Punishment1975, 1994, 1999, 2004-2005

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3 8Thomas, TrevorThis Life We Take1970

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3 9Twelve Angry Jurors, A Review and a Comment2000

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3 10Uniform Crime Reports for the United States1972

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3 11Van Ness, Daniel W. "A Call to Dialogue on Capital Punishment"1985

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3 12Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty2002

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3 13Wanger, Eugene G. "Historical Reflections on Michigan's Abolition on the Death Penalty,"Thomas M. Cooley Law Review1996

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Oversized 1Wanger, Eugene G. "Legislative Testimony Against Capital Punishment, 1962-2005, Together with Information Leaflets and Several Other Anti-Death penalty Writings"2013

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3 14Wanger, Eugene G., ed. "Letters on the Penalty of Death"1975

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3 15Wanger, Eugene G., "National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty: A 30th Anniversary History"2006

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3 16Wanger, Eugene G.Reasons for Reviving Capital Punishment in Michigan and Why They Are Wrong1989

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3 17Wanger, Eugene G., Satirical Pictures1989, Undated

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3 18Wanger, Eugene G., "Why We Should Reject Capital Punishment"1978

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3 19Washington Research Project, "The Case Against Capital Punishment"1971

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Oversized 1Weekly World News Photographs of Ted Bundy Following His Execution1989

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3 20The Western Missouri Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty2002

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3 21Whitman, Claudia and Lawson StricklandCapital Defense Handbook for Defendants and Their Families2005

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3 22Why Kill People Who Kill People to Show that Killing People is Wrong?1985

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3 23-24World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (1-2 of 3)2009-2012

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4 1World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (3 of 3)2009-2012

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4 2Zehr, Howard, "Death as a Penalty: A Biblical Perspective"1990

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4 3Zehr, Howard, "Death as a Penalty: A Moral, Practical and Theological Discussion"Undated