Sacco and Vanzetti collections: Tom O'Connor Collection 1920-1965 Edit


11 MWalB02180


  • 1920-1965 (Creation)


  • 10.50 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 21 manuscript boxes other_unmapped (Whole)
  • 10.50 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Arrangement

    Arranged in seven series. Series 1. Correspondence, 1920-1965; Series 2. Documents Related to the Sacco-Vanzetti Case, 1921-1930; Series 3. Writings of Thomas O'Connor, 1960s; Series 4. Writings by others, 1920-1965; Series 5. Newsclippings, 1959-1960; Series 6. Images, 1912-1962; Series 7. Assorted Personal Materials Belonging to O'Connor, 1921-1965

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

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of Brandeis University Libraries, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department.

  • 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.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Tom O'Connor

  • Preferred Citation

    Sacco and Vanzetti collections: Tom O'Connor Collection 1920-1965, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections  Department, Brandeis University

  • Scope and Contents

    The Tom O'Connor Collection is part of the Brandeis University Special Collections' extensive set of material related to the trial and legacy of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. The collection consists chiefly of the newsclippings and correspondence O'Connor collected during his lifetime interest in the case.

    O'Connor's observation of the initial trial events and his continued advocacy for the pair's innocence lend this collection a long-term perspective on American attitudes toward the case. This material provides particular insights into the resurgence of interest in Sacco and Vanzetti during the early 1960s. The O'Connor files, taken together with the other Sacco-Vanzetti collections in the Brandeis University Libraries, comprise a very significant archival resource for research.

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  • Type
    Container 1 Type
    Container 1 Indicator
    21 boxes