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Committee to Free Morton Sobell collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-356

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of articles, fliers, pamphlets, correspondence, legal briefs, petitions, and transcripts of court records. The documents in this collection describe the various efforts and activities of the Committee to Free Morton Sobell. They include pamphlets that discuss pertinent legal issues, petitions for Sobell's release, petitions to abolish the death penalty, correspondence appealing for a re-opening of the case, articles concerning the legal ramifications of the case, and a statement by Ethel and Julius Rosenberg from the Death House of Sing Sing Prison, October, 1952. Of special interest to researchers will be the legal briefs and "Transcripts of the Records from the Supreme Court of the United States" concerning the Rosenberg and Sobell petitions for appeal.

Dates

  • 1951-1982

Creator

Language of Materials

eng

Biographical Note

Morton Sobell was an American engineer who worked for General Electric and Reeves Electronics on military and government contracts. Sobell was the third defendant along with Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, at their 1951 espionage trial.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 oversized folder—in shared box)

Abstract

This collection consists of articles, fliers, pamphlets, correspondence, legal briefs, petitions, and transcripts of court records. The documents in this collection describe the various efforts and activities of the Committee to Free Morton Sobell. They include pamphlets that discuss pertinent legal issues, petitions for Sobell's release, petitions to abolish the death penalty, correspondence appealing for a re-opening of the case, articles concerning the legal ramifications of the case, and a statement by Ethel and Julius Rosenberg from the Death House of Sing Sing Prison, October, 1952. Of special interest to researchers will be the legal briefs and "Transcripts of the Records from the Supreme Court of the United States" concerning the Rosenberg and Sobell petitions for appeal.

Note

Old call#: MS-NAT.C55
Title
Guide to the Committee to Free Morton Sobell collection, 1951-1982 I-356
Status
In Progress
Author
Finding aid created by marc2ead_ajhs.xsl
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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