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  • Mss 091, Leo M. Frank Papers

    Leo M. Frank was arrested, tried, and convicted for the murder of Mary Phagan, a thirteen year old factory worker in 1913.  Two years later, his sentence was commuted from death to life in prison by Governor John M. Slaton, who after reviewing the records, felt that he could not sentence Frank to death based on the evidence.  Following the commutation of the sentence, Frank was kidnapped and lynched by vigilantes from Marietta, the hometown of Mary Phagan. The papers consist of correspondence, autograph book, certificates, and newspaper articles relating to Leo M. Frank and various other family members.

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    Jewish businessmen, Anti-Semitism, Lynching, National Pencil Company
  • Mss 160, Aaron Hardy Ulm Papers

    Aaron Hardy Ulm was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1879.  He was secretary to Governor Joseph Brown, c.1905 and later to Governor John M. Slaton, c.1913-1915.  Following the lynching of Leo Frank, Ulm moved his family to Washington, D.C. The collection consists of letters from Governor Slaton to Aaron Hardy Ulm while on his trip to California following the lynching of Leo Frank.  Also included is hate mail sent from unknown persons to the governor's office following the commutation.

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    Lynching, Leo Frank case, Governors, Capital punishment, Life imprisonment, Death threats

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