Sacco and Vanzetti case file, 1920-1977 (bulk 1920-1932).
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Government attorney, prof. of law, legal scholar, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In service of Federal Gov't., 1906-1914, 1917-1919 in N.Y.? prof. of law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1914-1939; U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1939-1962. Author of books and articles on legal and related topics. Recipient of numerous honorary degrees. Visiting prof., Oxford Univ., England, 1933-1934. From the description of Papers of Felix Frankfurter, 1900-1965 (inclusive), 1939-19...
"The attached letter was written by Bartolomeo Vanzetti in his death cell at Charlestown State Prison August 12, 1927--just ten days before he and Nicola Sacco died in the electric chair for the murder of a paymaster and his guard. Henry Minott, the New England News manager of the United Press, asked Vanzetti to write his side of the case, which had been in the Massachusetts courts for seven years. Vanzetti's letter was distributed throughout the world over the United Press wires. Penciled delet...
In connection with a robbery and murders committed Apr. 1920 in South Braintree, Massachusetts, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were indicted Sept. 1920 and prosecuted and convicted in 1921 in Norfolk Superior Court. After reviews of the trial and conviction by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and by an advisory committee appointed by Gov. Alvan T. Fuller and denial of petitions by defense counsel in the U.S. Supreme Court, the sentence of execution originally imposed on Sacco and V...