Leo Frank trial collection Edit


11 MWalB02030


  • 1909-1962, undated (Creation)


  • 4.00 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 8 manuscript boxes other_unmapped (Whole)
  • 4.00 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Arrangement

    Arranged in seven series: 1. Lucille Frank Correspondence, 1915-1916, undated; 2. Leo Frank Correspondence, 1909-1915, undated; 3. Luther Z. Rosser Correspondence, 1915; 4. Governor John M. Slaton Correspondence, 1915-122, undated; 5. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1910-1915, undated; 6.  Elmer R. Murphey Correspondence, 1915; 7. Books, Articles and News Clippings, 1913-1962, undated.


    Each series is arranged chronologically. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.


    AL: autograph letter; ALS: autograph letter signed; TL: typed letter; TLS: typed letter signed

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Preferred Citation

    Leo Frank trial collection, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University

  • Other Descriptive Information

    Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

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  • Scope and Contents

    The collection (bulk 1913-1916) consists primarily of correspondence written during the course of the Leo Frank trial: Leo Frank's letters to his wife, Lucille; Lucille's letters to supporters of her husband; and letters written to Leo and to Lucille in support of and against Leo's cause. Also included is correspondence to and from John M. Slaton (Georgia governor) and Luther Z. Rosser (Frank's lawyer). Remaining materials include articles, pamphlets, and legal documents related to the case.


  • Type
    Container 1 Type
    Container 1 Indicator
    8 manuscript boxes