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Capital punishment

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Committee to Free Morton Sobell collection

Identifier: I-356

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

Jewish Peace Fellowship Records

Identifier: I-189

The collection includes materials documenting the work of the Jewish Peace Fellowship (JPF) in supporting Jewish resistance to conscription and draft, as well as opposition to the arms race, Israeli politics on the disputed territories, and American armed interventions. The collection consists of by-laws, correspondence, financial statements, individual files of Jewish conscientious objectors, lists, membership information, manuscripts and other materials intended to appear in JPF publications, minutes, questionnaires, printed material, such as mailings, leaflets, and magazines, and reports.

Dates: 1942-2017