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Sacco-Vanzetti Collections - Harvard Law School Library

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The Sacco-Vanzetti Case Records is a collection of material relating to the case of Commonwealth v. Sacco and Vanzetti, spanning the years 1920 to 1928. The papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports, legal documents, research notes, newspaper clippings, printed material, photographs, blueprints, and memorabilia.

The material falls into two primary groups. The first and more extensive group consists of the Defense's Papers, the second group of the Prosecution's Papers. The groups include transcripts and stenographic records of examination of witnesses, hearings, arguments, trial records, motions for new trials, briefs, exceptions, and other court records. Correspondents include Herbert B. Ehrmann, Felix Frankfurter, Dudley P. Ranney, Judge Webster Thayer, and William G. Thompson.

There are additional items that were received after the completion of the processing of these papers in 1969. These items consist of holograph letters, copies of letters and clippings, reprints, and oversize items.

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