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Capital punishment

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Capital Punishment, 1955 - 1985

 Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents

This collection is unprocessed. Materials have been place in series based on how the subjects were identified in their original boxes. These include Capital Punishment in Philadelphia newsletter (produced by Walker), reports, copies of legal briefs, clippings, Two scrapbooks titled “Delaware County Prisons”

Dates: 1955 - 1985

Leon Kanegis papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1193

The papers of Quaker Leon Kenagis who deliberated over some of the challenging issues of the 20th century, such as civil rights, religion and education.

Dates: 1932-2003

Josiah W. Leeds scrapbooks

Identifier: HC.MC-1102

Twenty-two scrapbooks of correspondence (circa 2,000 letters) of Josiah Woodward Leeds (1841-1908) with persons involved in the social reform movements of the late 19th century as well as tracts and clippings of articles and editorials written by Leeds and articles on topics of interest to him.

Dates: 1872-1907

Letter from Henry Patterson to Charles Foulke

Identifier: HC.MC-801-02-012

1844 letter on the topic of capital punishment.

Dates: 1844-01-17

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg trial ephemera

Identifier: HC.MC-801-11-017

This collection surrounds the controversy around the trial and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The collection consists of numerous press releases after the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, article clippings and correspondence form various newspapers.

Dates: 1953-01-03 - 1954-03

Elizabeth and Leon Stern papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1282

Elizabeth Gertrude Stern (1889-1954) was an author, educator, and social worker. Leon Thomas Stern (1887-1980) was a noted penologist and prison reformer. Materials in the collection reflect their careers and interests.

Dates: 1920-1968

Russell Stetler papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1353

This collection contains materials related to Russell Stetler's work regarding the death penalty, primarily related to him videotaping Robert Harris' execution in 1992 which was then submitted as evidence for the Fierro v. Gomez case, which outlawed the use of lethal gas in executions.

Dates: 1937-2017

Mira Sharpless Townsend Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-320
Abstract The collection contains papers of Mira Sharpless Townsend, a major Quaker social activist and reformer in Philadelphia. Mira Sharpless Townsend (1798-1859) was born in Philadelphia, attended Friends Select School, and in 1828 married Samuel Townsend (1800-1887). He was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting by whom she had six children, only two surviving to adulthood: Emily Sharpless Townsend who married Powell Stackhouse and Clara Gordon Townsend, married William Penn Troth. During...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1815 - 1858; 1806 - 1910