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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Information

Arrangement of the Collection

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Subject and Genre Headings

Related Material

Administrative Information

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HENRY SCHWARZSCHILD MEMORIAL COLLECTION, (APAP-337), 1926-2013




Descriptive Summary

Title: Henry Schwarzschild Memorial Collection
Date: 1926-2013, Undated
Physical Characteristics: 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.
Storage: The materials are located onsite in the department.
Language: The materials in the collection are in English.
Repository: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

Biographical Sketch

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.

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Scope and Content Information

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:

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized alphabetically. There are no series.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted.

Copyright

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.

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Related Material

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

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Subject Headings

Persons

Schwarzschild, Henry
Wanger, Eugene G.

Subjects

Capital punishment--United States--History
Capital punishment--United States
Death row--United States
Discrimination in capital punishment--United States

Genres and Forms

Clippings
Files by subject
Journals (periodicals)
Political cartoons
Testimonies

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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).

Acquisition Information

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

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Jodi Boyle
Date: © 2013 By the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history: -

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Container list

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1 1 American Bar Association, Evaluating Fairness and Accuracy in State Death Penalty Systems, 2006
3 American Bar Association Town Meeting, "The Crisis in Death Penalty Representation", 1996
4 American Journal of Orthopsychiatry with Special Section on Capital Punishment, 1975
5 The American Judicature Society, Undated
6 Bedau, Hugo Adam, "The Case Against the Death Penalty", 1973, 1977, 1984, 1992, ca. 1997
7 Bedau, Hugo Adam and Michael L. Radelet, "Miscarriages of Justice in Potentially Capital Cases", 1987
8 Bookman's Weekly, Special on Crime, Law and Mystery, 1990
9 Brochure to Boycott Florida Because of Death Penalty, Undated
10 Brooks, Rev. George W., Disarming the State's Lethal Weapon, 2002
11 Brown, Rev. S. "Capital Punishments, A Sermon Delivered in the Presbyterian Church, Zanesville. O.", 1997
12 Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin, 1993, 1996-1997
13 Campaign to End the Death Penalty, 2002
14 Canadian House of Commons Debates on Capital Punishment, 1987
15 Clippings About Capital Punishment, 1977, 1985, 1997, Undated
16 Congressional Bills About the Death Penalty, 1974, 1980
17 Congressional Record, 1974
18 Copies of Photographs of Henry Schwarzschild, 1987, 1994
19 Copy of Get Well Card Sent to Schwarzschild from Participants in Cooley Law School Symposium, 1996
20 "A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death," A Statement of the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2005
21 Cushing, Robert Renny and Susan Sheffer, Dignity Denied: The Experiences of Murder Victims' Family Members Who Oppose the Death Penalty, 2002
22 Death Penalty and Related Issues, A Selected Bibliography, Undated
23 Death Penalty Focus, 2001, 2010
24 Death Penalty Information Center, 1993-1994
25 Death Penalty Information Center, 1997-1999, 2002, 2005, 2009
26 Death Penalty Information Center, "Understanding Capital Punishment", 2003
27 "The Death Penalty: The Religious Community Calls for Abolition", 1988
28 Department of Criminal Justice, California State University, Long Beach, "Death Penalty Issues," Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 1989
29 Don't Kill for Me Postcard, Used by Canadian Anti-Death Penalty Supporters, ca. 1987
30 Duncan, Rev. James, "A Discourse Upon War, and Capital Punishments", 1997
31 Equal Justice USA, 2000
32 Fact Sheets About Capital Punishment, Undated
33 Fagal, William, Three Hours to Live, 1967
34 General Writings About the Death Penalty by Eugene G. Wanger, 1975, 1997, 2002, 2009
35 Gunterman, Joe and Trevor Thomas, This Life We Take: A Case Against the Death Penalty, 1987
36 Holmes, Kirby, "Michigan Should Reinstate the Death Penalty for First Degree Murder", 1978
37 Lighting the Torch of Conscience, Undated
38 Lincoln, James H. "The Everlasting Controversy: Michigan and the Death Penalty", 1987
39 Materials About Efforts to Stop Execution of William R. Jones, Missouri, 2002
40 Michigan and the Death Penalty, 1974-2004, Undated
41 Michigan and the Death Penalty, Articles and Op-Ed by Eugene G. Wanger, 1974, 1993, 2002
42 Moratorium 2000, 1998, Undated
43 Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights, 2006-2011
44 National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, The Abolitionist's Directory, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992
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2 1 National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, General Organizing Materials, 1990-1992, 1995, 1997, Undated
2 National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Lifelines, 1997, 2002, 2009-2011
3 National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, National Conferences, 1981, 1988-1991, 1995-1996, 2001-2002
4 National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, National Conferences, 2003-2005, 2009-2011
5 National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Regional Conferences, 1986, 1992
6 "National Council on Crime and Delinquency, "Capital Punishment in the United States," Crime & Delinquency, 1980
7 Oklahoma Execution Moratorium Petition, ca. 2000
8 Olivera, Nancy, "Writing Wrongs: How to Shift Public Opinion on the Death Penalty with Letters to the Editor, 2009-2010
9 People of Faith Against the Death Penalty, 1999
10 Postcards Depicting Death Penalty Related Images, 1987-1997, Undated
11 Quaife, M. M., "Capital Punishment in New York", 1926
12 Radzinowica, Leon, "Sir James Fitzjames Stephen", 1957
13 Rally to Stop the Death Penalty Outside the U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
14 Report of the Standing Committee on the Judiciary on the Subject of Abolishing Capital Punishment, 1997
Box Folder
3 1 Robbins, Tim Dead Man Walking, 2005
2 Satirical Pictures, Undated
3 The Southern Center for Human Rights, Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner, 2002
4 Streib, Victor, "Death Penalty for Juveniles", 1985
5 Streib, Victor, "The Juvenile Death Penalty Today", 1991
6 Strouse, Evelyn, "The Death Penalty: Issues in the Debate," Public Affairs Pamphlet No. 648, 1987
7 Testimony of Eugene G. Wanger About Capital Punishment, 1975, 1994, 1999, 2004-2005
8 Thomas, Trevor This Life We Take, 1970
9 Twelve Angry Jurors, A Review and a Comment, 2000
10 Uniform Crime Reports for the United States, 1972
11 Van Ness, Daniel W. "A Call to Dialogue on Capital Punishment", 1985
12 Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, 2002
13 Wanger, Eugene G. "Historical Reflections on Michigan's Abolition on the Death Penalty," Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, 1996
Oversized
1 Wanger, Eugene G. "Legislative Testimony Against Capital Punishment, 1962-2005, Together with Information Leaflets and Several Other Anti-Death penalty Writings", 2013
Box Folder
3 14 Wanger, Eugene G., ed. "Letters on the Penalty of Death", 1975
15 Wanger, Eugene G., "National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty: A 30th Anniversary History", 2006
16 Wanger, Eugene G. Reasons for Reviving Capital Punishment in Michigan and Why They Are Wrong, 1989
17 Wanger, Eugene G., Satirical Pictures, 1989, Undated
18 Wanger, Eugene G., "Why We Should Reject Capital Punishment", 1978
19 Washington Research Project, "The Case Against Capital Punishment", 1971
Oversized
1 Weekly World News Photographs of Ted Bundy Following His Execution, 1989
Box Folder
3 20 The Western Missouri Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, 2002
21 Whitman, Claudia and Lawson Strickland, Capital Defense Handbook for Defendants and Their Families, 2005
22 Why Kill People Who Kill People to Show that Killing People is Wrong?, 1985
23-24 World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (1-2 of 3), 2009-2012
Box Folder
4 1 World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (3 of 3), 2009-2012
2 Zehr, Howard, "Death as a Penalty: A Biblical Perspective", 1990
3 Zehr, Howard, "Death as a Penalty: A Moral, Practical and Theological Discussion", Undated

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