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Leo Frank trial collection

 Collection — other: 8 manuscript boxes
Identifier: 11-MWalB02030

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.


  • 1909-1962, undated


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.


4.00 Linear Feet (8 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



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

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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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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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