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Hal Higdon research papers on the Leopold and Loeb case, 1917-1979,

Author: Hal Higdon; Elmer Gertz; Trudi F Leopold; Gene Lovitz
Publisher: 1920
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Research notes, transcripts of interviews, correspondence, partial trial transcript, copies of newspaper and magazine articles, and other documentation gathered by Higdon that relate to the the 1924 murder of Bobby Franks by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb; plus annotated and revised manuscripts of Higdon's book (Crime of the century: the Leopold and Loeb case, published 1975; reprinted 1999 as: Leopold and Loeb:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Correspondence
Interviews
Manuscripts for publication
Newspaper clippings
Research notes
Transcripts
Archives
Named Person: Hal Higdon; Hal Higdon; Nathan Freudenthal Leopold; Richard A Loeb; Robert E Crowe; Clarence Darrow; Bobby Franks
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Hal Higdon; Elmer Gertz; Trudi F Leopold; Gene Lovitz
OCLC Number: 713341998
Description: 3 linear ft. (7 boxes)
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Research notes, transcripts of interviews, correspondence, partial trial transcript, copies of newspaper and magazine articles, and other documentation gathered by Higdon that relate to the the 1924 murder of Bobby Franks by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb; plus annotated and revised manuscripts of Higdon's book (Crime of the century: the Leopold and Loeb case, published 1975; reprinted 1999 as: Leopold and Loeb: the crime of the century) and text of a lecture by Higdon about the case. Most materials date from the early 1970s. Topics include juvenile delinquency of privileged youths; psychology and the concept of thrill killing; Clarence Darrow's trial strategy for the defense and opposition to capital punishment; the trial prosecutor, Robert E. Crowe; and reactions of family and friends. Correspondents include Nathan Leopold's widow, Trudi F. Leopold; Leopold's lawyer Elmer Gertz; and Gene Lovitz. Interviewees include acquaintenances and friends of Leopold and Loeb.

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