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Citizens National Committee for Sacco-Vanzetti/Sacco-Vanzetti National League

 Sub-Series — Box: 4
Identifier: Sub-Series 2

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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.


  • 1920-1965


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.


From the Collection: 10.50 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 21 manuscript boxes other_unmapped

From the Collection: 10.50 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

About Us

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections