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Nathan F. Leopold papers, 1924-1970

Author: Nathan Freudenthal LeopoldElmer GertzClarence DarrowHenry S JohnsonMeyer 1905 LevinAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence with family, friends, attorneys, and prominent individuals solicited to advocate the parole of Nathan Leopold, Jr., from Stateville penitentiary in Joliet, Illinois, where he was serving a life sentence for the murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks, a crime committed with Richard Loeb in 1924. Also present are materials on his life in Puerto Rico following his 1958 parole; together with the manuscript of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Autobiographies
Correspondence
Manuscripts for publication
Wills
Archives
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Nathan Freudenthal Leopold; Bobby Franks; Elmer Gertz; Clarence Darrow; Henry S Johnson; Nathan Freudenthal Leopold; Richard A Loeb; Meyer Levin; Ralph Geoffrey Newman; Joseph E Ragen
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Freudenthal Leopold; Elmer Gertz; Clarence Darrow; Henry S Johnson; Meyer 1905 Levin; Ralph Geoffrey Newman
OCLC Number: 717289384
Description: 23.5 linear ft. (54 boxes and 1 v.) 1 oversize folder. 7 sound recordings. 1 sound cassette.
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Correspondence with family, friends, attorneys, and prominent individuals solicited to advocate the parole of Nathan Leopold, Jr., from Stateville penitentiary in Joliet, Illinois, where he was serving a life sentence for the murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks, a crime committed with Richard Loeb in 1924. Also present are materials on his life in Puerto Rico following his 1958 parole; together with the manuscript of Leopold's published autobiography, Life Plus 99 Years (1958), and materials concerning Leopold's invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against author Meyer Levin concerning Levin's play, Compulsion (1959), book, and motion picture based on the Franks murder case. Additional topics include education in prison, ornithology, and tropical medicine. Correspondents include his lawyer, Elmer Gertz, and family friend, Ralph G. Newman.

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