Aldino Felicani Collection: Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee Records, 1915-1977 (bulk 1920-1927)

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Aldino Felicani Collection: Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee Records, 1915-1977 (bulk 1920-1927)

1915-1977 (bulk: 1920-1927)

This collection dates from 1914-1967 (bulk 1920-1927) and documents the efforts of the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee to free Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti from prison after they were found guilty of the murders of Frederick Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli on July 14, 1920. In particular, the collection documents the Committee's fundraising and propaganda campaign, and Frederick Moore's investigation and defense strategies. In addition, the roles of Elizabeth Glendower Evans and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn had in the defense and Aldino Felicani's creation of the Sacco and Vanzetti Memorial Committee are also documented. Records consist of correspondence, manifestos, trial notebooks, financial records, and scrapbooks. Broadsides, manuscripts, legal records, and photographs are also included. Among the collection's memorabilia are broadsides, the armbands mourners wore at the funeral, Sacco's and Vanzetti's commingled ashes and death masks.

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