M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

NATIONAL DEATH PENALTY ARCHIVE

Finding Aid for the
HUGO A. BEDAU PAPERS, 1957-1984

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Finding Aid Compiled by
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Biographical Sketch

Chronology of Events

Scope and Content Note

Series Description

Box and Folder List:


Hugo A. Bedau Papers
Biographical Sketch

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Hugo A. Bedau (Ph.D., Harvard, 1961) is a commentator, scholar, and activist for the abolition of capital punishment. He is a prominent spokesperson in the abolitionist movement and well-known for his scholarship and writing concerning the death penalty and the challenge to separate logical arguments from moral arguments.

Bedau completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Redlands in 1949, did his graduate work at Boston University, and attained his doctorate in 1961 from Harvard University.[1]  Before getting his doctorate, Bedau worked as an instructor and lecturer at Dartmouth College and Princeton University as his growing interest in death penalty issues led to an offer to serve on the Board of Directors of the American League to Abolish Capital Punishment.  In 1961, Bedau completed the doctoral program and was soon hired as an Associate Professor at Reed College where he stayed from 1962-1966.  During this time he published his first book, The Death Penalty in America: An Anthology (1962), that is currently in its 4th edition.

In 1966, Bedau was hired as Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University where spent the next thirty-three years as he helped found the Center for the Study of Decision Making.  Among his scholarly work, Bedau is the author of the Courts, the Constitution and Capital Punishment (1977); Death is Different (1987); co-author, In Spite of Innocence (1992); editor, Civil Disobedience in Focus (1991); Current Issues and Enduring Questions (4th edition, 1996); co-editor, Capital Punishment in the United States (1976); and a contributor to many other volumes. He has also written books about writing such as Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing (2nd edition, 1996). His Romanell - Phi Beta Kappa lectures delivered at Tufts in the spring of 1995, were published by Oxford University Press under the title, Making Moral Choices.[2] In addition, he has published hundreds of articles, essays, and commentaries on capital punishment.

In addition to his scholarship, Bedau has been active in the capital punishment abolition movement for many decades. He was the chairman of the board for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) and a board member for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts, the American League to Abolish Capital Punishment and several other organizations. He has also been a long time member of the Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty (MCADP) and an active member of such organizations as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Amnesty International, the American Philosophical Association, American Association of University Professors, and the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy.  Bedau has frequently testified before state and federal legislative committees as an expert on the issue of capital punishment and has advocated for Death Row inmates, such as Harold "Wili" Otey who was executed in 1994 in Nebraska.

Bedau married his second wife Constance Elizabeth Putnam in 1990. In 1992, she co-authored In Spite of Innocence with Bedau and Michael Radelet.[3] Bedau has four children from his first marriage: Lauren, Mark Adam, Paul Hugo, and Guy Anthony, as well as four grandchildren.[4]After retiring from Tufts in 1999, Bedau has continued writing, speaking and working for the abolition of capital punishment.

On August 13, 2012 Hugo Bedau passed away at the age of 85. [5]

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Notes

Biographical Sketch

1. Who’s Who in America. 62nd ed. 2008.

2. Hugo Adam Bedau. Tufts Philosophy http://ase.tufts.edu/philosophy/people/bedau.shtml.

3. Who’s Who in America. 62nd ed. 2008.

4. Ibid and Hugo Adam Bedau. Tufts Philosophy http://ase.tufts.edu/philosophy/people/bedau.shtml.

5. New York Times Obituary. Last accessed September 24, 2012.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/17/us/hugo-bedau-philosopher-who-opposed-death-penalty-dies-at-85.html .


Hugo A. Bedau Papers
Chronology of Events

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1926 Born in Portland, Oregon on September 23
1944 Graduated from high school in San Francisco
1944

Entered the Naval Officer Training at the University of Southern California

1949 Received a bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Redlands in California
1951

Received a master’s degree from Boston University

1952

Married Jan Lisbeth Peterson Mastin (Divorced 1988)

1953

Received a second master’s degree from Harvard

1953-1954 Instructor at Dartmouth
1954-1957 Instructor at Princeton
1957-1958 Danforth Fellow
1958-1961 Lecturer at Princeton
1959 Began serving on the Board of Directors of the American League to Abolish Capital Punishment (he served until 1972)
1961

Received a Ph. D from Harvard, he also did graduate work at Boston University

1961-1962

Liberal Arts Fellow in Law and Philosophy Harvard University Law School.

1962-1966 Associate Professor at Reed College
1964 Published his first book The Death Penalty in America. In 1997, a 4 th edition of the book was published.
1967-1997 Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University
1969-1972 President of the American League to Abolish Capital Punishment (Served until 1972)
1980

Visiting Life Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge University

1981 Served as Vice President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy.
1981

Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Natal in South Africa

1984-1998 Served on the Board of Directors of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Massachusetts
1987

Served as Vice President of the ACLU, Massachusetts

1988 Visiting fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford.
1989 Received the Abolitionist Award from the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
1990 Married Constance Elizabeth Putnam
1990-1993 Chairman, Board for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP)
1994

Visiting Professor of Law at University of Westminster, London.

1994-5

Received the Phi-Beta Kappa Romanell Professorship in Philosophy

1997

Received the August Vollmer Award from the American Society of Criminology

1997-1999, 2003-2004 Honorary Research Fellow -Bantham Project- University of London

Hugo A. Bedau Papers
Scope and Content Note

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The Hugo A. Bedau Papers encompasses a lifetime of research, scholarship, and political activism regarding the issue of capital punishment. All items in this manuscript group were transferred to the University Libraries' M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives by Hugo A. Bedau in 2002 as part of the National Death Penalty Archive. The collection is arranged into four series: Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching; Series 2: Correspondence; Series 3: Advocacy Organization; and Series 4: Subject Files.

The Bedau Papers are a valuable resource to scholars, students and historians studying the controversial and politically volatile subject of capital punishment from 1955 -2002. The records in this collection reflect Bedau’s commitment as a leading academic and activist challenging the fundamental legality of the death penalty. The entire collection, totaling nearly 37 cubic feet, contains Bedau’s drafts, reprints, correspondence, writings and unpublished work, conference materials, newsletters, records from advocacy organizations, and capital punishment case files.

Series 1 is devoted to Bedau’s scholarly writings including manuscripts, journal articles, book chapters, opinion pieces, and transcripts of testimonies Bedau gave to state and federal legislatures. Of note are unpublished works such as drafts, notes, studies, proposals, reports, conference papers, lectures, grant proposals and reports. This series also features Bedau and Michael Radelet’s Miscarriages of Justice in Potentially Capital Cases including drafts, professional critiques, testimonies, correspondence, notes, and news clippings.

Series 2 contains a tremendous amount of correspondence with many of Bedau’s colleagues such as: Anthony Amsterdam, William Bowers, Peggy Davis, Watt Espy, Gerald Gottlieb, David Kendall, Douglas Lyons, Philip Mackey, Michael Radelet, Marc Riedel, Victor Streib, Neil Vidmar, Marvin Wolfgang, and Franklyn Zimring. This series begins in 1957 and continues for Bedau’s entire career.

Reflecting Bedau’s work with abolition organizations, Series 3 contains minutes of meetings, project files, newsletters, press packets, correspondence, event and conference material for many abolitionist groups such as the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP), Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty (MCADP), Amnesty International, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the Legal Defense Fund. The collection also contains various newsletters, press packets, correspondence, and information about many other regional organizations including: the Alabama Committee to Abolish the Death Penalty, Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation, Detention Ministry and the Colorado Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

Series 4 contains research material and newspaper clippings collected by Bedau and covers more than 40 years of capital punishment issues and cases of interest to him. This series closely follows Bedau’s original arrangement schemes of organization by location, case and subject and contains a diverse collection of news clippings, journal articles, and court decisions.

 


Hugo A. Bedau Papers
Series Descriptions

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching, 1958-2002. 6 cubic ft.

This series contains drafts and reprints of the works of Hugo Bedau. They are organized first by format and then alphabetically by title. Formats include journal articles, newspaper articles, pamphlets, book chapters, lectures, and encyclopedia articles. Also included are materials related to various conferences Bedau attended.

Sub-series 1: Journal Articles.
This sub-series contains drafts and reprints of journal articles written by Bedau.

Sub-series 2: Newspaper/Magazine/Newsletter Articles and Essays.
This sub-series contains drafts and reprints of shorter published works written by Bedau.

Sub-series 3: Unpublished or Unidentified works.
This sub-series contains drafts of works by Bedau and hand written notes which he may or may not have later published.

Sub-series 4: Studies/Proposals/Reports.
This sub-series contains drafts of academic papers, grant proposals and reports. This sub-series also features Bedau and Michael Radelet’s Miscarriages of Justice in Potentially Capital Cases. This section includes: drafts, professional critiques, testimonies, correspondence, notes, and news clippings.

Sub-series 5: Book Chapters.
This sub-series contains drafts of chapters on capital punishment that Bedau contributed to various books.

Sub-series 6: Book Forwards/Postscripts.
This sub-series contains drafts of forwards and postscripts that Bedau wrote for colleagues’ books.

Sub-series 7: Testimony.
This sub-series contains transcripts of expert testimonies on Capital Punishment that Bedau gave to various federal and state lawmakers.

Sub-series 8: Reviews.
This sub-series contains drafts and reprints of scholarly reviews which Bedau has written about various works on Capital Punishment.

Sub-series 9: Pamphlets.
This sub-series contains drafts and reprints of the ACLU pamphlet The Case Against the Death Penalty which Bedau wrote in 1973 and has updated four times.

Sub-series 10: Encyclopedia Entries.
This sub-series contains drafts of articles which Bedau contributed to various encyclopedias.

Sub-series 11: Interviews and Memorabilia.
This sub-series contains drafts and reprints of articles about Bedau and also contains awards Bedau received, pictures and other personal memorabilia.

Sub-series 12: Lectures.
This sub-series contains lectures and addresses that Bedau gave at various classrooms, meetings, and conferences.

Sub-series 13: Course Resource Packets.
This sub-series contains various capital punishment resources that Bedau shared with his students. There are also some materials not by Bedau.

Sub-series 14: Conferences.
This sub-series consists of materials related to various conferences which Bedau attended, but does not include any works by Bedau.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1957-2002. 4 cubic ft.

Sub-series 1: Name
This sub-series contains correspondence organized alphabetically by name. Bedau corresponded with colleagues from other universities and colleges, researchers, students whom Bedau was mentoring or assisting, advocacy organizations, and with publishers regarding involvement with various literary projects. Correspondence includes communication with many of Bedau’s colleagues including: Anthony Amsterdam, William Bowers, Peggy Davis, Watt Espy, Gerald Gottlieb, David Kendall, Douglas Lyons, Philip Mackey, Michael Radelet, Marc Riedel, Victor Streib, Neil Vidmar, Marvin Wolfgang, and Franklyn Zimring.

Sub-series 2: Chronological.
This sub-series contains routine and general correspondence organized chronologically by year.

Sub-series 3: Subject.
This sub-series contains Bedau’s correspondence with publishers and researchers regarding some of his publications. It is organized alphabetically by title of publication. The final section in this series concerns the Harold Otey case. Bedau was a strong advocate for freeing Otey. The correspondence includes letters to and from Nebraska’s governor, Otey’s lawyer, and Otey himself. Also included are academic works, a transcript of his commutation hearing and appeals and newspaper articles.

Series 3: Advocacy Organization, 1958-2003. 10 cubic ft.

This series contains a diverse collection of material regarding Bedau’s participation in many advocacy organizations opposing capital punishment. These organizations include: the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP), Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty (MCADP), Amnesty International, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the Legal Defense Fund (LDF). Since Bedau was on the Board of many of these organizations, the folders contain the minutes of meetings, projects, events, and conferences.

Sub-series 1: National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP)
This sub-series contains chronologically arranged materials related to the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty including copies of the NCADP newsletter Lifelines, from 1981-1999.

Sub-series 2: Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty (MCADP).
This sub-series contains chronologically arranged materials related to the MCADP.

Sub-series 3: Legal Defense Fund (LDF)
This sub-series contains chronologically arranged materials related to the Legal Defense Fund, including the newsletter, Death Row UNITED STATES.

Sub-series 4: State Public Defenders/ California Appellate Project (CAP).
Defenders/ California Appellate Project (CAP). It was originally entitled the Death Penalty Update but its name was changed to the RECAP Newsletter in 1984. Also in this sub-series are four copies of the Death Penalty Information Bank published in 1983, 1984, 2000-2001, and 2002-2003.

Sub-series 5: Other Organizations.
This series contains alphabetically arranged materials related to various advocacy groups including Amnesty International and the American Civil Liberties Union. There are also folders labeled “Various Organizations” which contains materials from many organizations including: the Alabama Committee to Abolish the Death Penalty, Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation, Detention Ministry and the Colorado Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

Series 4: Subject Files 1958-2002. 16.79 cubic ft.

This series contains news clippings, pamphlets, court documents, academic papers, bibliographies, reports, journals articles, and newsletters about capital punishment that Bedau devoted his life towards studying. Some of the material is organized by the name of the defendant in a capital punishment case; some is organized by state or country, and some is organized by subject. This series contains a diverse amount of media formats including VHS and cassette tapes.

Sub-Series 1: General Files.
This sub-series contains various material organized alphabetically by subject. Topics include capital punishment as a deterrent, race, innocence and wrongful convictions.

Sub-series 2: Case Files.
This sub-series contains material related to various capital punishment cases. They are arranged alphabetically. They contain newspaper clippings and court decisions.

Sub-series 3: Geographic Files.
This sub-series contains material organized alphabetically by place. The first section is material related to the United States, the next is divided by individual state, and the third is about foreign counties.

Sub-series 4: Audio/Visual.
This sub-series contains VHS and cassette tapes on the subject of capital punishment.


Hugo A. Bedau Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching (All works exclusively by Hugo A. Bedau unless otherwise noted. Folders may contain drafts and reprints)
Sub-Series 1: Journal Articles

Box 1
Folder

1. “The 1964 Death Penalty Referendum in Oregon Some Notes from a Participant-Observer.” Crime and Delinquency, Oct 1980
2. “American Populism and the Death Penalty: Witnesses at an Execution.” Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 1994
3-4. “Bentham’s Utilitarian Critique of the Death Penalty.” The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 1983
5. “Berger’s Defense of the Death Penalty: How not to Read the Constitution.” Michigan Law Review, 1983
6. Capital Punishment Issue of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry- edited by Hugo Bedau and Chester Piece (see: Capital Punishment in the United States), July 1975
7. “Capital Punishment in Oregon, 1903-1964.” Oregon Law Review, 1965
8. “The Choice Between Imprisonment and Death.” Albany Law Review, 1990
9-10. “The Courts, the Constitution and Capital Punishment.” (39pgs) Utah Law Review, 1968
11-12. “The Death Penalty as a Deterrent Argument and Evidence.” Ethics 1970, also published as “Deterrence and the Death Penalty: a Reconsideration.” The Journal of Criminal Law, Northwestern University, 1971
13. “The Death Penalty in America- Review and Forecast.” Federal Probation, June 1971
14. “The Death Penalty: Yesterday and Today.” Dickerson Law Review, 1991
15. “The Death Penalty in America: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” The Iliff Review, 1988
16. “The Death Penalty in the United States: Background and Developments.” Natal University Law Review, 1981
17. “The Death Penalty: Social Policy and Social Justice.” Arizona State Law Journal, 1977
18-19. “Death Sentences in New Jersey 1907-1960.” (64pgs) Rutgers Law Review, 1965
20. “The Decline of Executive Clemency in Capital Cases.” New York University Review of Law and Social Change, 1990-1991
21. “The Execution of the Innocent.” Law and Contemporary Problems, 1998
22. “Felony Murder Rape and the Mandatory death Penalty: A Study in Discretionary Justice.” Suffolk University Law Review, 1976
23. “Furman’s Wake in the Land of Bean and Cod.” The Prison Journal, 1974
24. “Greg v. Georgia and the ‘New Death Penalty.” Criminal Justice Ethics- John Jay College, 1985
25. “How to Argue About the Death Penalty.” Israel Law Review, 1991
26. “Imprisonment vs. Death: Does Avoiding Schwarzschild’s Paradox Lead to Sheleff’s Dilemma?” Albany Law Review, 1990

Box 2
Folder

1. “The Minimal Invasion Argument against the Death Penalty.” Criminal Justice- John Jay College, 2002
2. “A Moral Reading of the Eighth Amendment.” Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, 1996
3. “The Nixon Administration and the Deterrent Effect of the Death Penalty.” University of Pittsburgh Law Review, 1973
4. “Objections to the Death Penalty from the Moral Point of View.” Revue Internationale de Broit Penal, 1987
5. “The Problem of Capital Punishment.” Current History, 1976
6. “A Social Philosopher Looks at the Death Penalty” American Journal of Psychiatrics, 1967
7-8. “Thinking of the Death Penalty as Cruel and Unusual Punishment.” (52pgs) U.C. Davis Law Review, 1985

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching
Sub-series 2: Newspaper/Magazine/Newsletter articles and Essays

9. “After the Killing Comes the Rage.” The Boston Globe, 1989 also published as “A Criminal Rush to Judgment.” The Observer, 1990
10. “Are Mandatory Capital Sentences Inherently Discriminatory.” the Jewish Advocate 1975, also published as “Still Cruel and Unusual.” The Nation, 1975
11. “Capital Punishment: Pros and Cons.” New York Newsday, 1982
12. “The Case Against the Death Penalty.” The New Leader, 1959
13. The Case Against the Death Penalty.” Georgia Journal of Corrections, 1974
14. “A Condemned Man’s Last Wish: Organ Donation and a ‘Meaningful Death.’” Hastings Center Report, 1979
15. “Cruel and Unusual Punishment.” Christian Social Action, 1990
16. “Death in the Name of Law.” Tufts Criterion, 1982
17. “The Death Penalty and State Constitutional Rights in the United States of America.” Nov. Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Newsletter, 1986
18. “The Eighth Amendment the Death Penalty.” Dec. The Bill of Rights Journal, 1987
19. Letter to the Editor, Reconstruction, 1993
20. Misc. Essays, 1959-1964
21. “Murder and the Death Penalty in the 1980s.” MCADP News, 1990
22. “New Life for the Death Penalty.” The Nation, 1976
23. “Playing a Lethal Lottery.” City Issues- Newsletter of Boston’s Episcopal City 1990 Mission
24. “The Politics of Capital Punishment.” the Recorder San Francisco, 1990
25. “The Politics of Death.” Boston After Dark, 1971
26. “The Politics of Death.” Trial Magazine, 1972
27. “Reflections on the Morality of the Death Penalty.” The Defender- New York State Defenders Association, July/Aug 1986
28. “The Right to Die by Firing Squad.” The Hastings Center Report, 1977
29. “Should We Let Gilmore Decide his own Fate?” Boston Globe November, 1976
30. “SJC Voids State Death Penalty Statute; Legislature Mulls Constitutional Amendment.” The Docket- Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, 1976
31. “Someday McCleskey Will Be Death Penalty’s Dred Scott.” Los Angeles Times, May 1987
32. “The Struggle for Law Reform.” New Jersey State Bar Journal, 1962
33. “Supreme Court Challenged by 8th Amendment Death Penalty Pleas.” Jewish Advocate, 1972. Also published as “2 Blows at Capital Punishment.” the Boston Globe, 1972
34. “What Price Exacting the Greatest Punishment?” by Hugo Bedau and Richard Moran. Boston Sunday Globe, 1997
35. “We Prevented an Execution.” New York World Telegram and the Sun, 1960

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching
Sub-series 3: Unpublished or Unidentified works/ Notes

36. The Right to Life and other Essays on the Death Penalty,1967 proposal
37. 8th Amendment Argument Essay Notes, 1972
38. “The Eighth Amendment, Human Dignity, and the Death Penalty,” possibly unpublished, circa 1989
39. “The Death Penalty and the Right to Kill,” 1987 unpublished
40. Notes on Capital Punishment Worldwide, circa 1962
41-42. Notes on New Jersey History of Capital Punishment Research, 1958
43. Notes, 1971
44. Notes, 1982-1983
45. Untitled article- Hands Off Cain Magazine
46. Untitled article- submitted to NJ State Bar Journal, circa 1958
47. Untitled essay, circa 1959
48. Untitled journal article on Clemency, circa 1990
49. Untitled work- possibly a postscript (original folder titled HAB epilogue)

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching
Sub-series 4: Studies/ Proposals/ Reports

50. Arbitrary Death Sentencing Research Project, 1972
51. “Capital Punishment in New Jersey: Documents and Studies” edited by Hugo Bedau, 1958
52. “Deterrence and the Death Penalty,” 1971
53. “Discretionary Sentencing and severity of Sanction.” Research Proposal by Hugo Bedau, Bill Bowers, and John Flackett, 1974
54. “The Future of the Death Penalty the Need for a National Project in Social Science Research on Capital Punishment,” 1973

Box 3
Folder

1. “The Future of Capital Punishment- A Problem for Law and Social Science,” 1973
2. “Legislative Report: Should New Jersey Abolish Capital Punishment” WNTA Ch. 13 ABC Network, New Jersey, 1958
3. “An Inventory of Death Penalty Research Projects.” Supplementary Report, 1973
4. Proposals to Foundations, 1973
5-6. “Social Science Research and the Death Penalty in America: An Interim Report.” By Hugo Bedau and Elliott Currie, 1973
7. “A Study of Murder and Capital Punishment in the United States,” 1961
8. “Worldwide Abolition of Capital Punishment, with special reference to Great Britain and Canada, 1965-1970,” 1971
9. Miscarriages of Justice in Potentially Capital Cases. Hugo Bedau/Michael Radelet Study- Notes, 1985
10. Miscarriages of Justice, 1985-1987 Correspondence
11. Miscarriages of Justice, Response to Bedau-Radelet Death Penalty Study. Report to U.S. Attorney General by Stephan J. Markman, 1986. (Also contains “Miscarriages of Justice in Potentially Capital Cases.” Original Bedau/Radelet Study, 1985)
12. Miscarriages of Justice, “Protecting the Innocent: A Response to the Bedau/Radelet Study.” Stanford Law Review. By Stephen Markman and Paul Cassell, 1988
13-14. Miscarriages of Justice, “The Myth of Infallibility: A Reply to Markman and Cassell.” Stanford Law Review, 1988
15. Miscarriages of Justice, Other Versions of Bedau/Radelet Study, 1985-1988
16-17. Miscarriages of Justice, Media Response to Bedau/Radelet Study, 1985-1993
18. Miscarriages of Justice, Testimony before House and Senate Judiciary committees by Paul Cassell April, July 1993. Testimony before US Senate by Hugo Bedau, Aug. 1993
19. Miscarriages of Justice, “Erroneous Convictions in Capital Cases.” By Michael Radelet and Hugo Bedau, 1995
20. Miscarriages of Justice, “Erroneous Convictions in Capital Cases.” By Michael Radelet and Hugo Bedau, 1999

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching
Sub-series 5: Book Chapters (Alphabetical)

21. “Abolishing the Death Penalty Even for the Worst Murderers,” 1999. Chapter in The Killing State Capital Punishment in Law, Politics and Culture edited by Austin Sarat
22. “Abolishing the Death Penalty in the United States: An Analysis of Institutional Obstacles and Future Prospects.” Chapter in Capital Punishment by Peter Hodgkinson, 2003
23. “Capital Punishment.” Chapter in Matters of Life and Death, 1980 edited by Tom Regan
24. “Capital Punishment.” Chapter in Matters of Life and Death 2nd edition, 1985 edited by Tom Regan
25. “Capital Punishment.” Chapter in Matters of Life and Death 3rd edition, 1992 edited by Tom Regan
26. “Capital Punishment.” Chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics, 2003 edited by Hugh La Follette
27. “The Death Penalty in the United States: Imposed Law and the Role of Moral Elites.” Chapter in The Imposition of Law, 1979
28. “The Death Penalty in the United States.” Chapter in Capital Punishment: Global Issues and Prospects edited by Peter Hodgkinson and Andrew Rutherford, 1996
29. “The Death Penalty, Longhorn Style.” Chapter in International Yearbook on the Death Penalty edited by William A Schabas, 1996
30. “The Eighth Amendment, the Death Penalty, and Human Dignity.” Chapter in Human Dignity, the Bill of Rights, and Constitutional Values edited by Michael J Meyer and William A. Parent

Box 4
Folder

1. “Execution of the Innocent.” by Michael Radelet and Hugo Bedau. Chapter in America’s Experiment with Capital Punishment Edited by James Acker
2. “Fallibility and Finality: Type II Errors and Capital Punishment.” Chapter in Adjudicating Death: Moral and Legal Perspectives on Capital Punishment, 1987
3. “The Gravest Errors in Capital Cases: Convicting the Innocent.” Chapter in Festschrift for Jan Stepan, 1994, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law
4. “How to Argue About the Death Penalty.” Chapter in Facing the Death Penalty: Essays on a Cruel and Unusual Punishment edited by Michael Radelet, 1989
5. “How to Argue About the Death Penalty.” Chapter in Morality in Criminal Justice, 1993
6. “The Present Situation of the Death Penalty in the United States.” Chapter in the Death Penalty, 2nd Edition, 2002
7. “Reflections on Psychiatry and the Death Penalty.” Chapter in the Mosaic of Contemporary Psychiatry in Perspective Festschrift for Louis Jolyon West, 1992

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching
Sub-series 6: Book Forwards/Postscripts

8. Forward of Death Penalty for Juveniles? By Victor L. Streib, 1986
9. Forward of Life in the Balance Procedural Safeguards in Capital Cases by Welsh S. White, 1984
10. Postscript of Voices Against Death edited by Philip English Mackey, 1976

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching
Sub-series 7: Testimony

11. California Legislature- Assembly Criminal Justice Committee, 1973
12. U.S. House Judiciary Committee, 1972
13. U.S. House Judiciary Committee, 1978
14. U.S. House Judiciary Committee, 1982
15. U.S. House Judiciary Committee, 1986
16. U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, 1981
17. New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee, 1958
18. New Jersey Capital Punishment Study Commission, 1972
19. New Jersey Legislature, 1976
20. New York, Assembly Codes Committee, 1972
21. Pennsylvania Testimony, 1973

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching

Sub-series 8: Reviews

22. “Capital Punishment: The Literature Still Says No,” 1975 The Civil Liberties Review
23. “Challenging The Death Penalty” 1974 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Review of Cruel and Unusual: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment by Michael Meltsner, 1973
24. “The Future of the Death Penalty in America,” 1988 Contemporary Psychology. Review of The Ultimate Coercive Sanction: A Cross-cultural Study of Capital Punishment by Keith Otterbein and Capital Punishment and the American Agenda by Franklin Zimring and Gordon Hawkins
25. “Life Under Sentence of Death,” 1982 Crime and Delinquency. Review of Condemned to Die by Robert Johnson
26. “Toward a comparative Jurisprudence on Capital Punishment,” 1984 Harvard Law Review. Review of Judicial Review of the Death Penalty by David Pannick, 1982
27. Untitled 1980 Ethics, University of Chicago. Review of Capital Punishment: Crime and Morality of the Death Penalty by Walter Berns, 1979
28. Untitled 1980 American Journal of Sociology. Review of The Penalty of Death by Thorsten Sellin, 1980

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching
Sub-series 9: Pamphlets

29. “The Case Against the Death Penalty” ACLU Pamphlet, 1973
30-31. “The Case Against the Death Penalty” ACLU Pamphlet, revised 1977
32-33. “The Case Against the Death Penalty” ACLU Pamphlet, revised 1984
34. “The Case Against the Death Penalty” ACLU Pamphlet, revised 1992
35. “The Case Against the Death Penalty” ACLU Pamphlet, revised 1997

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching
Sub-series 10: Encyclopedia Entries

36. “Capital Punishment,” 1985, 1988. Academic American Encyclopedia
37-38. “Capital Punishment,” 1983. Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice

Box 5
Folder

1. “Capital Punishment,” 1983 Funk + Wagnells New Encyclopedia
2. “Capital Punishment,” 2000 Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior
3. “Capital Punishment,” 1983 Guide to American Law
4. “Death Penalty,” 1999 Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict vol. 1.

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching
Sub-series 11: Interviews and Memorabilia

5. Bibliography of Bedau’s works on Capital Punishment, 1958-1961 and 2 drafts of papers
6. Bedau Memorabilia
7. Memorabilia- Pictures from Annual meeting of NCADP, 1987
8. Rough Justice- The Death Penalty Interviews
9. “A Trial Interview: Hugo A Bedau” Trial Magazine, 1974 by Stephen Caswell
10. Draft of Caswell Interview, 1973

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching
Sub-series 12: Lectures

11. Arbitrary Death Penalty Abolition in Massachusetts” Prepared for NCADP Meeting, 2000
12. Commission of Inquiry on the use of the Death Penalty in the United States, 1993
13. “Constitutional Issues Raised by Capital Punishment.” Bill of Rights Seminar at Harvard Law School, 1962
14. “Crime, Capital Punishment, and Social Justice” Lecture for Symposium on Capital Punishment. Loyola University, School of Law, 1976
15. “The Current Status of the Death Penalty” ACLU Biennial Conference, 1974
16. “Death Penalty Exceptionalism, Texan and American” Lecture from conference on Texas and American Exceptionalism. University of Texas Law School, 2000
17. “Moral Arguments and the Death Penalty: Is Absolute Abolition a Tenable Policy,” 1996. Lecture to Annual Meeting of Eastern Division, American Philosophical Association
18. “Moral Arguments and The Death Penalty: Is Absolute Abolition a Tenable Policy,” 1997. Amherst College Conference
19. “Public Health and the Epidemiology of the Death Penalty,” 1982 Lecture. Harvard Medical School Symposium
20. “Social Science Research in the Aftermath of Furman v. Georgia” American Society of Criminology, 1973
21. “Some Thoughts on the Current Status of the Death Penalty in the United States” Northeastern Regional Conference of NCADP, 1986
22. Third Annual Henry Schwarzschild Lecture, 2001 (Bedau- Keynote Speaker)
23-24. Lecture Notes 1977-1995

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching
Sub-series 13: Course Resource Packets

25. Capital Punishment Study Resource, 1979
26. Capital Punishment Syllabi, 1993 (Some Syllabi not by Bedau)
27-28. Centre for Capital Punishment Studies. University of Westminster, 1995-1998
29. Philosophy 010: Death Penalty in America. Tufts University, Course Resource Packet, Spring 1997
30. Philosophy 010: Death Penalty in America. Tufts University, Course Resource Packet, 1998
31. Philosophy 010: Death Penalty in America. Tufts University, Course Resource Packet # 1, Spring 2001
32. Philosophy 010: Death Penalty in America. Tufts University, Course Resource Packet # 2, Spring 2001

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Series 1: Scholarship and Teaching
Sub-series 14: Conferences (Does not include any works by Bedau)

Box 6
Folder

1. American Academy of Religion (Chicago), 1973
2. American Orthopsychiatry Association, 1977
3. Arizona State University, 1977
4. Congress of Corrections, 1956
5. Conference on the Death Penalty Tufts University, 1985
6. Deterrence Conference Bowling Green, 1976-1977
7. Florida State Conference, 1973
8-10. The Future of Habeas Corpus Conference, Harvard Law School, 1993
11-13. Interdisciplinary Conference on Capital Punishment, Georgia State University, 1980
14. International Law and the Abolition of the Death Penalty Conference- Galway, Irlande, 2001
15-17. Jerry Gottlieb Conference Santa Barbara, 1967
18. Harvard Law School Conference, 1973
19. Harvard Law School, Wrongful Convictions Conference, 2002
20. Howard Law School Conference, 1976
21. Judicial Conference of the United States, 1989
22. National Conference on Capital Punishment, 1971
23. The Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA Conference, 1973
24. SUNY Albany Conference, 1998
25. Survey Research and the Death Penalty Conference- Russell Sage Foundation, NYC 1973
26. Symposium against the Death Penalty, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1996
27. University of California, 1973
28. University of California, Irvine Conference, 2002
29. University of Illinois, 1973
30. University of Pennsylvania, 1973
31 Williams College, 1972
32. Yale Law School Conference, 1973
23. Conferences, 1977-1989
34. Conferences, 1983-1989


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Series 2: Correspondence (Folders may or may not contain reprints or drafts of works)
Sub-series 1: Individuals

Box 1
Folder

1. Anthony Amsterdam, 1972-1988
2. William Bailey, 1973-1988
3. David Baldus, 1983-1987
4. Herbert Blumer, 1973
5. William Bowers, 1972-1986
6. William Bowers/Glen Pierce, 1975-1976
7. Robert Buckout, 1974
8. Peter Buffum, 1973
9. David Chandler, 1973-1977
10. Elliot Currie, 1972-1973
11. Peggy Davis, 1973-1977
12. Benard Diamond, 1973-1975
13. Isaac Ehrilich, 1973-1975
14. Phoebe Ellsworth/Lee Ross, 1973-1984
15. Watt Espy, 1980-1985
16. Watt Espy/ Capital Punishment Research Project, 1985-1987
17. Tim Ford, 1973-1976
18. Brain Forst, 1974-1977
19. Richard Gelles/ Murray Straus, 1974-1975
20. Gilbert Geis, 1973
21. Jack Gibbs, 1973
22. Jack Gibbs/Maynard Erickson
23. Daniel Glaser, 1973-1974
24. Arthur Goldberg Committee, 1973
25. Gerald Gottlieb, 1967-1986
26. Lee Hamilton, 1973-1977
27. Richard Jacoby, 1974
28. Ivan Jankovic, 1987-1988
29. C.H.S. Jayewardence, 1973-1974
30. David Kendall, 1973-1977
31. Rupert Koeninger, 1974
32. Lawrence Kohlberg/Donald Elfenbein, 1974-1976
33. Solomon Korbin, 1973
34. Alan Kringel, 1973-1974
35. Barry Krisberg, 1972-1973
36-37. Douglas Lyons, 1972-1973
38. Philip Mackey, 1971-1977
39. Philip Mackey/Research Project for MCADP
40. James McCafferty, 1972-1973
41. John McCloskey, 1973

Box 2
Folder

1. Barend v.d. van Niekerk, 1973-1977
2. David Pannick, 1981-1985
3. Peter Passell, 1974-1976
4. Michael Radelet, 1988
5. Marc Riedel, 1973-1977
6. Austin Sarat/Neil Vidmar, 1975-1976
7. Karl Schuessler, 1973
8. Jack Schwartz, 1973
8A. Henry Schwarzchild, 1983-1988
9. George Solomon, 1974-1975
10. Sheila Spaulding, 1973
11. Jan Stephan, 1974-1988
12. Murray Straus, 1973
13. Victor Streib, 1985-1988
14. Charles Thomas, 1973-1982
15. Charles Thomas/Samuel Foster, 1974-1975
16. Neil Vidmar, 1972-1977
17. Louis West, 1973-1975
18. Burton Wides, 1973-1974
19. Welsh White, 1973-1975
20. James Wilson, 1973
21. Edwin Wolf, 1963-1964
22-23. Marvin Wolfgang/Marc Riedel, 1972-1979
24. Wendy Wolfson, 1980-1981
25. Martin Yant/Plagiarism Case, 1991
26. Hans Zeisel, 1976-1988
27. Franklyn Zimring, 1973-1976

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Series 2: Correspondence
Sub-series 2: Chronological

28. Correspondence, 1957
29-30. Correspondence, 1958
31-33. Correspondence, 1959
34. Correspondence, 1960
35. Correspondence, 1961
36. Correspondence, 1962
37. Correspondence, 1963
38. Correspondence, 1964
39. Correspondence, 1965
40. Correspondence, 1966
41. Correspondence, 1967
42. Correspondence, 1968
43. Correspondence, 1973-1974
44. Correspondence, 1978-1979
45. Correspondence, 1980-1982

Box 3
Folder

1-2. Correspondence, 1983-1984
3. Correspondence, 1985-1987
4. Correspondence, 1988
5. Correspondence, 1989
6. Correspondence, 1990-1992
7. Correspondence, 1993
8. Correspondence, 1994
9. Correspondence, 1995
10. Correspondence, 1996
11. Correspondence, 1997
12. Correspondence, 1998-1999
13. Correspondence, 2001-2002

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Series 2: Correspondence
Sub-series 3: Subject
Folders contain correspondence with publishers, researchers, etc.

14. Capital Punishment in the United States, 1976 Edited and Introduction by Hugo Bedau and Chester M. Pierce (See also: Capital Punishment issue of American Journal of Othopsychiatry,1975)
15. Capital Punishment in the United States, 1977-1983
16. The Courts, the Constitution, and Capital Punishment, 1969-1970
17. The Courts, the Constitution, and Capital Punishment, 1975-1988
18-21. Death Penalty in America, 1959-1967
22. Death Penalty in America, 1967-1971 for 1971 revision
23. Death Penalty in America, 1972-1978

Box 4
Folder

1. Death Penalty in America, 1979 revision
2-3. Death Penalty in America, 1980-1991
4-6. Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies, 1997
7. Death is Different, 1985-1987
8. Death is Different, 1987- Promotional Material
9. Debating the Death Penalty, 2003 (2001-2003)
10-11. In Spite of Innocence, 1992 edited by Michael Radelet, Hugo Bedau, and Constance Putnam
12. In Spite of Innocence, 1992- Publicity Folder
13. In Spite of Innocence, 1993- Book Signings
14. In Spite of Innocence 2nd Edition, 2002
15-16. Killing as Punishment: Reflections on the Death Penalty in America, 2003
17. Harold Otey Case, Appeals for Clemency, 1995
18-19. Harold Otey Case, Correspondence, 1991-1992
20. “How Evidence Supports the Issues in Commutation Hearing of Harold Otey,” 1991
21. Nebraska Board of Pardons meeting concerning Harold Otey transcript, 1991
22. Harold Otey Case, 1993
23. Poetry of Harold Otey, 1985-1991

 


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Series 3: Advocacy Organizations
Sub-series 1: National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP)

Box 1
Folder

1. NCADP, 1983-1985
2. NCADP, 1986
3. NCADP, 1986 Legislative Handbook
4. NCADP, 1987
5. NCADP, 1988
6. NCADP, 1989
7-8. NCADP, 1990
9. NCADP, 1990 Conference
10. NCADP, 1990 Survey of State Legislation
11-12. NCADP, 1991
13. NCADP, 1991 Conference
14-15. NCADP, 1992
16. NCADP, 1992 National Perspectives Portfolio
17. NCADP, 1992 “Stop It” Campaign
18. NCADP, 1992 Survey of State Legislation
19-21. NCADP, 1993
22. NCADP, 1993 Informational Bibliography on the Death Penalty
23. NCADP, 1993 Survey of State Legislation
24. NCADP, 1994
25. NCADP, 1994 Annual Report
26. NCADP, 1994 Survey of State Legislation
27-28. NCADP, 1995
29. NCADP, 1995 Annual Conference
30. NCADP, 1995 Brennan Project
31. NCADP, 1995 Board Meeting Nov. 11-12 Development Report

Box 2
Folder

1. NCADP, 1996
2. NCADP, 1996 Board Meeting Oct.
3. NCADP, 1996 Annual Conference
4. NCADP, 1996 20th Anniversary Conference
5. NCADP, 1997
6. NCADP, 1997 Board Meeting Jan.
7. NCADP, 1997 Board Meeting Oct-Nov.
8. NCADP, 1997 Annual Conference
9-10. NCADP, 1998
11. NCADP, 1998 Annual Conference
12. NCADP, 1998 Board Meeting Jan.
13. NCADP, 1998 Board Meeting Oct.
14. NCADP, 1999
15. NCADP, 1999 Board Meeting Jan
16. NCADP, 1999 Board of Directors
17. NCADP, 1999 First Quarter Development Report
18. NCADP, 2000 Board Meetings Jan., April, and July
19. NCADP, 2001
20. NCADP, 2001 Annual Conference
21. NCADP, 2001 Abolitionist Directory
22. NCADP Lifelines, 1981-May 1985
23. NCADP Lifelines, June 1985-July/Aug 1988
24. NCADP Lifelines, Sept/Oct 1988-July-Sept/Oct-Dec 1992
25. NCADP Lifelines, Jan-March 1993- Nov/Dec 1998
26. NCADP Lifelines, 1999

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Series 3: Advocacy Organizations
Sub-series 2: Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty (MCADP)

Box 3
Folder

1-2. MCADP, 1968-1969
3. MCARDP, 1981
4-5. MCARDP, 1982
6. MCARDP, 1982 Referendum
7. MCARDP, 1982 Resource Packet
8. MCARDP/MCADP, 1983
9. MCADP, 1984
10. MCADP, 1985
11. MCADP, 1983-1985
12. MCADP, 1988
13. MCADP, 1989
14-15. MCADP, 1990
16. MCADP, 1990 Speaker’s Bureau
17-18. MCADP, 1990 Speaker’s Packet
19. MCADP, 1991
20-21. MCADP, 1992
22. MCADP, 1992 Resource Packet
23. MCADP, 1993
24. MCADP, 1995
25. MCADP, 1996
26. MCADP, 1998

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Series 3: Advocacy Organizations
Sub-series 3: Legal Defense Fund (LDF)

Box 4
Folder

1. LDF Equal Justice Newsletter, June/July 1970
2. LDF, 1972 Conference
3. LDF, 1972-1973 Conference
4. LDF, 1973 Research on change from mandatory to Discretionary Capital Punishment Statutes
5. LDF, 1973 Correspondence
6. LDF, 1973 Empirical Propositions in Furman
7. LDF, 1984-1990
8. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1974-1975
9. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1976-1977
10. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1980
11. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1981
12. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1982
13. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1983
14. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1984
15. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1985
16. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1986
17. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1987
18. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1988
19. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1989-1991
20. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1992-1993
21. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1994
22. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1995-1997
23. Death Row UNITED STATES, 1998-1999
24. Death Row UNITED STATES, 2000-2001
25. Death Row UNITED STATES, 2002-2003

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Series 3: Advocacy Organizations
Sub-series 4: State Public Defenders/ California

Box 5
Folder

1. Death Penalty Update, 1982
2-3. Death Penalty Update, 1983
4. Death Penalty Update, 1984
5-6. RECAP Newsletter, 1984-1985
7. RECAP Newsletter, 1986-1987
8. RECAP Newsletter, 1989
9. RECAP Newsletter, 1990
10. RECAP Newsletter, 1994
11. RECAP Newsletter, 1995
12. RECAP Newsletter, 1996
13-14. RECAP Newsletter, 1997
15. RECAP Newsletter, 1999
16-17. RECAP Newsletter, 2000
18. RECAP Newsletter, 2001
19. Death Penalty Information Bank, 1983
20. Death Penalty Information Bank, 1984
21. Death Penalty Information Bank, 1998 (2 floppy disks)
22. Death Penalty Information Bank, 2000 (CD-Rom)
23. Death Penalty Index, 2002 (CD-Rom)

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Series 3: Advocacy Organizations
Sub-series 5: Other Organizations

Box 6
Folder

1. Advocacy Organization Buttons
2. American Bar Association, 1987 “Resolution to Oppose the Death Penalty Internationally”
3. American Bar Association, 1997
4. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 1968 Community Action Manual
5. ACLU, 1973-1991 Correspondence
6. ACLU, 1977 Deathwatch Newsletter
7. ACLU, 1983-1989
8. ACLU, 1986 the Case Against S.239
9. ACLU, 1997-2001 Abolitionist Newsletter
10. American Correctional Association, 1957
11. American Indians and the Death Penalty, 1988
12. American League to Abolish Capital Punishment (ALACP), 1960-1969
13. ALACP, 1970-1971
14. ALACP, 1972-1976 Financial Records
15. American Philosophical Society, 2002
16. Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, 1973
17. American Society of Criminology, 1988-1991
18. Amnesty International, 1977 Handbook
19-21. Amnesty International, 1977 Conference for the Abolition of the Death Penalty, Stockholm
22-23. Amnesty International, 1978-1980
24. Amnesty International, 1981-1982
25. Amnesty International, 1983-1986
26. Amnesty International, 1983-1986 Death Penalty Log
27. Amnesty International, 1987-1989
28. Amnesty International, 1988-1989 Death Penalty News
29. Amnesty International, 1990-1998

Box 7
Folder

1. Amnesty International, 1992 Death Penalty and Political Campaigns
2. Amnesty International UNITED STATES, 1994 Death Penalty Mailing, Feb.-Dec.
3. Amnesty International UNITED STATES, 1995 Death Penalty Mailing, Jan.-June
4. Andrew Lee Jones Fund, 1996 Assisting Lawyers for Justice on Death Row
5. Bruderhof Foundation, 1996
6. Bureau of Prisons, 1961
7. Citizens Against Legalized Murder (CALM), 1971-1972 Death Row Census 8. CALM, 1971-1972 Newsletter
9. Capital Report, Newsletter of National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA), Sept. 1987-Oct./Nov. 1991
10. Capital Report, NLADA, Nov./Dec 1991-Nov./Dec. 1994, Capital Report Index 2nd Edition
11. Capital Report, NLADA, March/April 1995-March/April 1998
12. Catholics Against Capital Punishment (CACP), 1980-2000
13. CACP News Notes, 1996-2005
14. Center for Responsive Psychology, 1977
15. Centurion Ministries, 1996-2004
16. Citizens United for Alternative to the Death Penalty, 1997
17. Coalition to Keep Kansas Free of the Death Penalty, 1986
18. Colorado Coalition Against the Death Penalty Newsletter, 1985-1989
19-20. Committee for a “No” Vote on Question #6, 1968
21. Congressional Digest Corporation, 1973
22. Death Penalty Documentation Project, 1998 New York University Law School
23. Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), 1990-1991
24. DPIC, 1993-2003
25. DPIC, 2002 Thurgood Marshall Journalism Award
26. Death Penalty Reporter- Newsletter of National College for Criminal Defense (NCCO), University of Houston, Sept. 1980- April 1981
27. Death Penalty Reporter, NCCO, May 1981-Aug. 1981
28. Fellowship of Reconciliation, Fellowship, May/June 2000
29. Hands Off Cain, 1993-1998
30. Illinois Committee to Abolish Capital Punishment, 1959
31. International Society for Criminology, 1972-1974
32. Massachusetts Council for the Abolition of the Death Penalty, 1928
33. Massachusetts Death Penalty Representation Committee, 1989

Box 8
Folder

1. Moratorium Now/ the Moratorium Campaign, 1998-2002
2. Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation, 1991-1995
3. Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation, 1998-2002
4. National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers The Champion, March 1984, Nov. 1985.
5. National District Attorney’s Association, 1965
6. New Jersey Council to Abolish Capital Punishment, 1957-1963
7. NYCLU, 1972-1974
8. New York Lawyers Against the Death Penalty- Memorandum in Opposition to S.600/A.1070, 1989
9. New York State Bar Association, 1989
10. New York State Defenders Association The Defender, 1986
11. Northeastern Law Library, 1973
12. Russell Sage Foundation, 1973 Correspondence
13. Southern Coalition Report (Newsletter), 1976-1990 Published by Southern Prison Ministry
14. The Southern Poverty Law Center, 1976-1977
15. The Spangler Report, Newsletter of the Spangler Group-Massachusetts, 1994-March 2000
16. The Spangler Report, Newsletter of the Spangler Group-Massachusetts, Aug 2000-July 2001
17. Supreme Judicial Court Historical Society of Massachusetts, 1993-1996
17A. Team Defense Project, 1988
18. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1958
19. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1961
20. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1965-1967
21. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1969
22. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1973
23. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1974-1975
24. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1977
25. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1980-1985
26-27. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1986-1989
28-29 Various Advocacy Organizations, 1990
30-31. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1991

Box 9
Folder

1-3. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1992
4-6. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1993
7-8. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1994
9. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1995
10-12. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1996
13-16. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1997

Box 10
Folder

1-4. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1998
5-6. Various Advocacy Organizations, 1999
7-10. Various Advocacy Organizations, 2000
11-12. Various Advocacy Organizations, 2000
13-14. Various Advocacy Organizations, 2001
15. Various Advocacy Organizations, 2002


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Series 4: Subject Files
Sub-series 1: General Files

Box 1
Folder

1. Abolishment, 1959, 1997
2. Accomplices, 1984
3. Appeals, 1983-1984
4. Articles, 1955-1973
5. John Ashcroft, 2003
6. Capital Punishment, 1959-1962
7. Capital Punishment, 1980
8. Capital Punishment Bibliographies, 1968, 1971, 1987
9. Capital Punishment Bibliographies, 1971-1976
10. Capital Punishment Bibliographies, 1984-1987
11. Capital Punishment Bibliographies, 1992
12. Capital Punishment Cartoons
13-14. Capital Punishment Pamphlets
15. Capital Punishment Pamphlets, Opposing Viewpoints, 1974, 1986, 1991
16. Capital Punishment Reprints Catalogue, 1983
17. Capital Punishment Statutes, 1977
18-19. Clemency, 1963-1993
20. Clemency, 1996-1999
21. Consensual Executions, 1993-1998
22. Conservatives for Capital Punishment, 1983-1995
23. Cost of Executions, 1980-1995
24. Council of Europe
25. Dangerousness, 1983
26. Death Penalty Data Sources, 1973
27. Death Penalty Films, 1970-1996
28. Death Penalty Information Packet, circa 1980

Box 2

1. Death Row, 1972-2000
2-3. Death Row Lawyers, 1990-2001
4. Death Row Who’s Who, 1967-1970
5. Death Row Writings, 1988-1990
6. Delays, 1960
7-8. Deterrence, 1971-1995
9-11. Deterrence- Journal articles, Papers, etc.
12. Drugs, 1988-1995
13. Electrocution, 1976-1997
14. Espionage, 1985
15. Executions, 1977-1990
16. Execution Costs, 1983-1988
17. Expedition, 1983-1990
18. Fairness, 1983-1985
19-20. Federal Death Penalty, 1986-1996
21. Firearms and Murder, 1983-1989
22. Firing Squad, 1996
23. Gas Chamber, 1992-1996
24-25. Habeas Corpus, 1984-1996
26. Homicides, 1989
27. Inhumane, 1990
28. Innocence Protection Act, 2002
29. Institutional and Parole Conduct, 1987
30. International Extradition, 1989
31. Lou Jones, 1994-1996

Box 3

1. Journal Articles, 1867-1936
2. Journal Articles, 1950-1969
3. Journal Articles, 1970-1974/ News articles, 1971
4. Journal Articles, 1971-1974
5-6. Journal Articles, 1972
7. Jurors, 1986-1995
8-9. Juveniles, 1983-2001
10. Legislative Research, 1973
11-12. Lethal Injection
13. Life and Death, 1991-1992
14. Life Imprisonment, 1983-1997
15-16. Mandatory Capital Punishment Statutes, 1973-1974
17. Mandatory Capital Punishment, 1983-1990
18. Mentally Retarded, 1989
19. Military Death Penalty, 1983-1996
20. Murder Etc., 1977-1998
21. Murder of Police Officers, 1976-1995
22. Murder/Suicide, 1973-1981
23. Murder Rate, 1970
24. National Death Penalty Media Project, 1990
25. News Articles Supreme Court, 1972
26. News Articles, 1976
27-28. News Articles, 1976-1978

Box 4

1. News Articles, 1977-1979
2. Nixon asks Congress to Restore Death Penalty, 1973
3. Parliamentary Debates, (Abolition of the Death Penalty) Bill, Dec 1964- April 1965
4. Parliamentary Debates, (Abolition of the Death Penalty) Bill, May-Aug 1965
5. Parliamentary Debates Oct 1965, Jan 1973
6. Physicians, 1990-1997
7. Plea Bargains, 1975-1988
8. Police and FBI on Capital Punishment, 1960
9. Politics and Capital Punishment, 1988-1990
10. Politics, 1990-1995
11. Post Fowler Arguments, 1975-1976
12. Post Furman, 1973
13. Prison Homicide, 1980-1984
14. Prosecutors on Capital Punishment, 1972-1992
15. Public Executions England and America, 1763-1800- -1987
16-20. Public Opinion, 1972- 1994

Box 5
Folder

1-2. Race, 1972-1994
3. Race, 1979-1986
4. Race, 1988-1996
5. Racial Justice Act, 1990
6. Rape, 1972-1975
7. Recidivism, 1967-1996
8. Referenda, 1992
9. Religion, 1959-1962
10. Religion, 1990-2001
11. Religious Pamphlets, 1955-1964
12. Religious Pamphlets, 1970-2000
13. Script, “Advocates” Death Penalty TV Show Transcript, 1973
14. Script, “The Death Penalty” James Lee, 1958
15. Script, “In the Valley of the Shadow” Gary McDonald, 1980
16. Survey Form, circa 1960
17. Survey Research, 1967-1989
18. Terrorism, 1975-2002
19. TV Executions, 1973-1991
20. United Nations, 1959-1975
21. United Nations, 1973-1983
22. Vetoes, 1977-1994
23. Viewing Executions, 1991-1995
24. Violence Theories, 1973-1996
25. Wardens, 1991
26. Women, 1984-1998

Box 6 Innocence/Wrongful Convections
Folder

1. Innocence, 1977
2. Innocence, 1981-1983
3. Innocence, 1988-1990
4. Innocence, 1989-1998
5. Innocence, 1990-2002
6. Innocence, 1995-1999
7-8. Innocence- Journal articles, Papers, etc.
9-11. Miscarriages of Justice, 1940-1986
12. Wrongful Convictions, 19th Century Cases
13-22. Wrongful Convictions, Journal articles, Papers, etc.

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Series 4: Subject Files
Sub-series 2: Case Files
Box 7

1. Mumia Abu-Jamal Case, 1989
2. Salvador Agron Case, 1962
3. Earnest Aikens Case, 1971
4. Alvaro Alcorta Case, 1960
5. Timothy Baldwin Case, 1996
6. Kirk Bloodsworth Case, 1993
7. Elmer Branch Case, 1971
8. Charlie Brooks Case, 1982
9. Enfrid Brown and William Johnson Case, circa 1974
10. Enfrid Brown, John Clinkscales, and William Johnson Case, 1974
11. Ted Bundy Case, 1986-1990
12. Central Park Jogger Case, 2002-2003
13. Caryl Chessman Case, 1959-1960
14. John Clinkscales and William Johnson Case, circa 1974
15. Paul Crump Case, 1961
15A. Dawson Five, 1973-79
16. Dickerson Case, 1973
17. Martin Fitzpatrick Case, 1971-1973
18. James Foster Case, 1960
19. William Furman Case, 1972
20. Gary Gilmore Case, 1976-1977
21. Larry Griffin Case, 1995
22. Ducan Hansen Case, 1960
23. Bruno Hauptmann Case, 1982-1993
24. Donnell Johnson Case, 2000
25. Sylvester Johnson and Stanley Cassidy Case, 1964
26. Donald Ketchel and Thomas Sears Case, 1957
27. Edgar Labat Case, 1960
28. Richard Lapointe Case, 1992-1997
29. Leopold and Loeb Case, 1963
30. Sandra Locket Case, 1978
31. William Maxwell Case, 1967-1969

Box 8
Folder

1. Timothy McVeigh Case, 1997-2001
2. Billy Moore Case, 1990
3. Lyman Moore Case, 1971
4. Robert O’Neil Case, 1975
5. Norman Redlich Case, 1963
6. Benjamin Reid Case, 1962
7. Jose Rodriguez Case, 1990
8. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Case, 1968-1996
9. Sacco and Vanzetti Case, 1966-1992
10. John Spenkelink Case, 1979-1990
11. Stuart Case, 1990-1995
12. Walter Wood Case, 1979

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Series 4: Subject Files
Sub-series 3: Geographic Files
Box 9
Folder

1. UNITED STATES, 1958
2. UNITED STATES, 1959
3. UNITED STATES, 1960
4. UNITED STATES, 1961
5. UNITED STATES, 1962
6. UNITED STATES, 1963
7. UNITED STATES, 1964
8. UNITED STATES, 1965
9. UNITED STATES, 1966
10. UNITED STATES, 1967
11. UNITED STATES, 1968
12. UNITED STATES, 1969
13. UNITED STATES, 1970
14. UNITED STATES, 1971
15. UNITED STATES, 1972
16-17. UNITED STATES, 1973
18. UNITED STATES, 1974
19. UNITED STATES, 1975
20-21. UNITED STATES, 1976

Box 10
Folder

1-3. UNITED STATES, 1977
4. UNITED STATES, 1978
5. UNITED STATES, 1979
6. UNITED STATES, 1980
7. UNITED STATES, 1981
8-9. UNITED STATES, 1982
10. UNITED STATES, 1983
11. UNITED STATES, 1984
12. UNITED STATES, 1985
13. UNITED STATES, 1986
14. UNITED STATES, 1987
15. UNITED STATES, 1988
16. UNITED STATES, 1989
17. UNITED STATES, 1990
18-19. UNITED STATES, 1991

Box 11
Folder

1. United States, 1992
2. United States, 1993
3. United States, 1994
4. UNITED STATES, 1994-1997
5-6. UNITED STATES, 1995
7-9. UNITED STATES, 1996
10-12. UNITED STATES, 1997
13-15. UNITED STATES, 1998

Box 12
Folder

1-2. UNITED STATES, 1999
3-7. UNITED STATES, 2000
8-9. UNITED STATES, 2001
10-11. United States, 2002
12. Alabama, 1983
13. Arkansas, 1989
14. Arizona, 1985
15. California, 1960-1963
16. California, 1970, West’s Annotated Penal Codes
17. California, 1972, Death Penalty Proposition
18. California, 1983-1989
19. Connecticut, “Capital Punishment in Connecticut after Furman v. Georgia,” 1973, also transcript of Judiciary Committee, February 15, 1973
20. Connecticut, 1989-1990
21. Delaware, 1958
22. Delaware Supreme Court, 1972
23. Delaware 1985-1986

Box 13
Folder

1. Florida Death Penalty, 1965
2. Florida Report on Capital Punishment, 1971
3. Florida, “Analysis of Political Attitudes towards the Death Penalty in the State of Florida,” Amnesty International, 1986
4. Florida, 1983-1989
5. Georgia Capital Punishment, 1965
6. Georgia, 1983-1989
7. Idaho, 1989
8. Illinois Legislative Council, 1951
9. Illinois Legislative Council, 1954
10. Illinois- Death Penalty in Cook County, from 1977 through 1980-1984
11. Illinois, 1984-1986
12. Indiana, 1984
13. Iowa, 1990
14. Kansas, 1963
15. Kentucky Capital Punishment, 1965
16. Kentucky, 1983
17. Louisiana, 1983-1988
18. Maryland Report of Committee on Capital Punishment, 1962
19. Maryland, 1984
20. Massachusetts, “Analysis of Murder Convictions in Massachusetts 1900-1962,” 1963
21. Massachusetts, 1965
22. Massachusetts, 1967
23-24. Massachusetts Journal Articles, 1968-1982
25. Massachusetts, 1970
26. Massachusetts, 1971
27. Massachusetts, 1972
28. Massachusetts, 1973
29. Massachusetts, 1974
30. Massachusetts, 1975
31. Massachusetts, 1976
32. Massachusetts, Survey Research, 1976-1982
33. Massachusetts, 1977
34. Massachusetts, 1978
35. Massachusetts, 1979
36. Massachusetts, 1980
37. Massachusetts, 1982
38. Massachusetts, 1983
39. Massachusetts, 1984
40. Massachusetts, 1985
41. Massachusetts, 1986
42. Massachusetts, 1989
43. Massachusetts, 1990

Box 14
Folder

1. Massachusetts, 1991
2. Massachusetts, 1992
3-4. Massachusetts, 1994
5. Massachusetts, 1996
6. Massachusetts, 1997
7. Massachusetts, 1999
8. Massachusetts, 2000-2001
9. Massachusetts, SJC Advisory Opinion
10. Michigan, 1982-1999
11. Minnesota, 1988
12. Mississippi, 1982-1989
13. Nebraska, 1977-1984
14. New Jersey Report on Capital Punishment, 1908
15. New Jersey, Capital Punishment in New Jersey, 1664-1950--1951
16. New Jersey Public Hearing, 1957
17. New Jersey Testimony before Assembly Judiciary Committee, 1958
18-19. New Jersey, 1958
20. New Jersey, 1959
21. New Jersey, 1960
22. New Jersey Parole Board, 1960-1961
23. New Jersey Report on Capital Punishment, 1964
24. New Jersey Public Hearing, 1964
25. New Jersey Capital Punishment, 1971
26. New Jersey Public Hearing before Judiciary Committee, 1972
27-28. New Jersey Policy Conference Report, 1992

Box 15
Folder

1. New York, 1939
2. New York State Special Report on Capital Punishment, 1965
3. New York Brief urging Abolition of Capital Punishment, 1962
4. New York, 1984
5. New York, 1990-1995
6. North Carolina, 1977, 1990
7. North Carolina Race and the Death Penalty, 2001
8. Ohio Capital Punishment, 1961
9. Ohio “Capital Punishment Legislative Implications of U.S. Supreme Court Decision Furman v. Georgia,” 1972
10. Oklahoma, 1976
11. Oregon, 1964
12. Pennsylvania- Home Town Hangings in the County Jails of Pennsylvania, 1834-1913 - -circa 1960
13. Pennsylvania Report of the Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Punishment, 1961
14. Pennsylvania History of Executions and Commutations, 1915-1962- - 1962
15. Pennsylvania- Sentencing of First Degree Murders in Pennsylvania, 1960-1972- - 1972
16. Pennsylvania Governor’s Report on Capital Punishment, 1973
17. Pennsylvania- List of Executions, 1834-1916
18. Rhode Island, 1978-1979
19. South Carolina Death Penalty Report, 1974
20. Tennessee, 1981
21. Texas, 1976-1989
22. Texas, 1990
23. Texas, Representation in Capital Cases in Texas, 1993
24. Texas, Death Penalty in Texas, Texas Civil Rights Project, 2000
25. Utah, 1978
26. Vermont, 1974
27. Washington, 1960, 1989
28. Wisconsin Capital Punishment, 1962
29. Wisconsin, “The Death Penalty: Legal Status Since Furman,” 1973
30. Wyoming, 1990
31. Brazil, 1989
32. Canada, 1973-1986
33. Chile, 1984
34. China, 1983-1986
35. Czechoslovakia, 1984
36. Egypt, 1989
37. France, 1983
38. Germany, 1981-1984
39. Ghana, 1986
40. Great Britain, 1973-1983
41. Grenada, 1986
42. Guinea-Bissau, 1986
43. Holland, 1983
44. India, 1983-1989
45. Indonesia
46. Iran, 1983-1989
47. Israel, 1984-1988
48. Jamaica, 1984
49. Japan, 1983-1990
50. Lebanon, 1984-1986
51. Liberia, 1984
52. Libya, 1988
53. Malaysia, 1986-1989
54. Namibia, 1989
55. Nigeria, 1984
56. Pakistan, 1985
57. Philippines, 1984
58. Romania, 1974, 1990
59. South Africa, 1983-1989
60. Soviet Union, 1983-1989
61. Spain, 1983
62. Syria, 1985
63. Thailand, 1986
64. Turkey, 1984
65. Vietnam, 1985
66. Yugoslavia, 1986
67. Zimbabwe, 1986
68. International, General, 1971
69. International, General, 1972
70. International, General, 1974
71. International, General, 1976
72. International, General, 1977
73. International, General, 1979
74. International, General, 1980
75. International, General, 1981
76. International, General, 1982

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Series 4: Subject Files
Sub-series 4: Audio/Visual

Box 16 - Cassette Tapes
Folder

1. “Execution by Reques,” Kai Ryssdal
2. Live From Death Row the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal/ 14 Annual Socialist Scholars Conference, 1996
3. Public Radio, Execution Tapes
4. Marketplace Death Penalty (four tapes)

Box 17 - VHS
Folder

1. A&E Investigative Reports: Death Penalty on Trial
2. Capital Punishment
3. Debate on Capital Punishment, William Homans Jr. Endowment, November 1996
4. “Double Justice: Race and Capital Punishment,” ACLU, NAACP and LDF, 1993 (2 Copies)
5. Headliners and Legends with Matt Lauer: Timothy McVeigh, May 2001
6. MSNBC Investigates: Death Row Diary, April 2001
7. MSNBC Investigates: “Mercy for a Murderer?” February 2001
8. MSNBC Reports: Witness to the Execution, March 2001
9. Nightline, November 1993
10. Primetime Live Death Penalty Show
11. Procedure 769, March 1996
12. “This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts” Televised Executions, April 2001
13. Why in the World- Capital Punishment
14. Witness to an Execution- Aired on Hallmark Channel’s “True North,” August 2001

 


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