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HOLLIS 4395371

Sacco-Vanzetti Trial Newspaper Clippings, April-Nov. 1927: Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 4395371
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Grinnell, Frank W. (?)
Title: Sacco-Vanzetti Trial newspaper clippings
Date(s): 1927
Quantity: 4 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Newspaper clippings printed between April and November of 1927, a letter from H. G. Wells, and two pamphlets and a petition issued by the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Frank W. Grinnell. Received Feb. 4, 1930 (date on binders) but no record in Accession Books.

Processing Information:

Processed in 2002 by Anne Ramsay.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Historical/Biographical Information










Series List

Each series represents the contents one volume of the original of the ten binders. Each page was independently titled by the compiler of the collection (Frank W. Grinnell?). These titles do not necessarily correspond to the newspaper article headlines. The following container list gives the titles assigned to the materials contained within each folder.

Scope and Contents

The material in the Sacco-Vanzetti Trial Newspaper Clippings dates between April and November of 1927. While the collection primarily consists of newspaper clippings, there is also one letter from H. G. Wells, two pamphlets issued by the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee, and one petition, also issued by the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee.
The collection reflects the media reaction to the case of Sacco and Vanzetti during the five months prior to their execution and the three months immediately following. The clippings included in the collection are selective. Some of the newspapers represented are The New York World, The New York Times, and The Boston Herald.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Sacco, Nicola, 1891-1927.
Vanzetti, Bartolomeo, 1888-1927.
Grinnell, Frank W. q (Frank Washburn), 1873-1964, former owner.
Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee.
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.