Types of Materials

Search: 'Death Penalty' in subject
Results:  40 Items
 
Date Coverage:
1941-2011
Extent:
81.8  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Capital Jury Project (CJP) was started in 1991 under the direction of principal investigation, William J. Bowers. The project was funded by an NSF grant to conduct surveys of juror who participated in capital trials. There are three phases to the project.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1965-2005
Extent:
1.6  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Death Penalty in New York Testimony Collections gathers the testimonials given by 137 witnesses to several committees of the New York State Assembly having to do with sentences involving the death penalty.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1990-2004
Extent:
10.0  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The collection contains materials related to capital punishment and criminal justice.
 
 
Date Coverage:
ca. 1985-2012
Extent:
6  cubic ft.  170  Digital Files
Types:  
Abstract:
An artificial collection of over 150 clemency petitions filed by inmates from across the United States for the lessening of their death sentence.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1970-2004
Extent:
42.2  cubic ft.
Abstract:
Michael A. Mello (1957-2008) was an internationally recognized authority on the death penalty and capital punishment issues. He was a lawyer, professor, and author. Michael Mello served as counsel or informal advisor to many significant cases, including Joseph Robert Crazy Joe Spaziano, Theodore Kaczynski, Theodore Bundy, Rolando Cruz, Alvin Ford, Stephen Todd Booker, and Robert Straight.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1973-1997
Extent:
10.85  cubic ft.
Abstract:
This collection includes materials created or collected during Robert (Bob) Gross' work with the organizations National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Journey of Hope...from Violence to Healing as well as the Lighting the Torch of Conscience initiative.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1954-2007
Extent:
1.27  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Herrera Collection contain materials associated with the life and trial of Leonel Herrera, as well as materials included in the book Last Words from Death Row: The Walls Unit, written by Leonel Herrera’s sister, Norma Herrera Ellis.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1730-2008
Extent:
90.0  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The M. Watt Espy papers chronicle the extensive research efforts that led to the creation of the Capital Punishment Research Project and the database known as the Espy File. Espy spent three decades gathering and indexing documentation of legal executions in the United States. His papers contain both primary and secondary sources used to catalog thousands of instances of capital punishment in the United States and its territories since the 1600s. The collection includes material from corrections records, newspapers, county histories, legal proceedings, and books. In addition to the records pertaining specifically to the death penalty, there is also a selection of magazines collected by Espy that cover true crime stories as well as life in the American Old West.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1937-2008
Extent:
16.65  cubic ft.
Abstract:
This collection contains materials used by Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (VADP) in its efforts to end capital punishment in Virginia.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1995-2007
Extent:
116.73  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Capital Defender Office (1995-2008) (CDO) was established as part of New York States 1995 death penalty legislation which took effect on September 1, 1995. Under the new law, the State expanded the crime of first degree murder and introduced two new penalties, death and life in prison without possibility of parole, for those convicted. Working from offices in Albany, New York City, and Rochester, the CDO sought to ensure that defendants being tried by the State, who could not afford representation, receive skilled counsel in capital cases. The CDO closed its Rochester office in 2005, and, as no state death penalty cases remain, the Albany and New York City offices in 2008. This collection consists of news clips (filed by subject), subject files, bound records of appeal in the cases of the People v. Cahill, Harris, LaValle, Mateo, McCoy, and Taylor, notebooks with appellate briefs, New York county court papers arranged by county, government studies, reports and debates on capital punishment, annual reports, and a small number of VHS tapes recording court proceedings. There are defendant case files, some with correspondence, court papers, and news clips and others with just news clips.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1994-2003
Extent:
13.5  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation Records document the organization’s efforts to abolish the death penalty in all cases. The organization includes family members of both homicide victims and those executed as well as their respective supporter. Included in the collection are handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, brochures, booklets, programs, information packets, photographs, flyers, proofs, drafts, manuscripts, correspondence, memos, transcripts, mailing lists, schedules, meeting agenda, meeting minutes, meeting summaries, by-laws, manuals, checklists, worksheets, evaluation forms, resumes, applications, forms, financial summaries, budgets, contracts, court proceedings, legislative bills, amici curiae, memorabilia, audio/video materials.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1984-2011
Extent:
14  cubic ft.
Abstract:
This collection contains the records of New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (NYADP).
 
 
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Collection:
Date Coverage:
1965-2011
Extent:
192.3  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The David C. Baldus Papers document the distinguished legal research career of David C. Baldus, which includes the most sophisticated challenges to capital punishment in the United States since the reinstatement of the Death Penalty in 1976. Included is material from the Georgia Charging & Sentencing Study, which was used as evidence in the McCleskey v. Kemp (1987) decision. Similar studies involving capital sentencing in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Military are also detailed, as is Baldus's formal reports to the supreme courts of a number of other states. Also present is material documenting Baldus's long career as the Joseph B. Tye Professor of Law at the University of Iowa Law School. This includes teaching material, presentations, publications, and material documenting faculty service.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1978-2007
Extent:
22.8  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Victor Streib Papers contain research materials and legal case files on the death penalty in the United States with a focus on how it has been applied to women and juveniles.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1977-2012
Extent:
8.66  cubic ft.
Abstract:
Elisabeth Semel's papers primarily consist of articles published from the 1990s to early 2000s used by Semel in her research and work concerning the death penalty.
 
 
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Collection:
Date Coverage:
1984-2006
Extent:
6  cubic ft.
Abstract:
This collection contains the papers of Michael Radelet.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1926-2013, Undated
Extent:
2.0  cubic ft.
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.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1962-2013
Extent:
4.9  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Maryland Citizens Against State Executions (Maryland or MD CASE) Records contain documents from over 25 groups and 1,300 individuals that united to help successfully end the death penalty in Maryland in 2013 through education, grassroots action, and public demonstration. The collection consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, legislation, lobbying materials, subject files, special event and conference materials, case files and clippings.
 
 
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Date Coverage:
2001-2006
Extent:
1.0  cubic ft.
Abstract:
Convicted of a 2000 murder in Texas and setenced to death, Deon Tumblin committed suicide in his cell in 2004. This collection contains research materials about the Tumblin case, compiled by then graduate student Karli Keator.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1991-2014
Extent:
10.0  cubic ft.
Abstract:
This collection predmoinantly contains the Death Penalty Information Center's audio/video resources on capital punishment.