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Will Gravely collection - Willie Earle investigation, 1947-2001

Author: William Gravely; United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, memoranda, clippings, teletypes/telegrams, excerpts from lab reports, an oral history interview with transcripts, and an investigative report concerning the February 17, 1947 lynching of Willie Earle. The files document the Federal Bureau of Investigation's involvement in the case and documentation of its coverage in the media. Professor Will Gravely obtained
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Bolt Culbertson; Willie Earle; J Edgar Hoover; Thomas Albert Wofford; Willie Earle; J Edgar Hoover; Thomas Albert Wofford
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Gravely; United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
OCLC Number: 225894123
Notes: Formerly accessioned 05-15 & 08-31.
Description: 1 box .3 cubic ft.

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The collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, memoranda, clippings, teletypes/telegrams, excerpts from lab reports, an oral history interview with transcripts, and an investigative report concerning the February 17, 1947 lynching of Willie Earle. The files document the Federal Bureau of Investigation's involvement in the case and documentation of its coverage in the media. Professor Will Gravely obtained the bulk of this material under the Freedom of Information Act in 2001. Prior to obtaining these files, Gravely conducted an interview with Senator Strom Thurmond concerning the incident. Thurmond was Governor of South Carolina in 1947 when Mr. Earle was killed. The interview took place in Washington, DC on August 21, 1989.

The investigative report includes a synopsis of the case; report on the crime scene investigation, preliminary investigation and interviews; copies of statements by suspects, divided into those who did and did not confess to the lynching; copies of corroborating interviews. Gravely created an item level log for this material and divided it into three sections with the first section being divided into two parts. These files include documents that have redactions and can be compared with similar files found in Mss 156, Alan Schaffer Collection of F.B.I. files of the Willie Earle Case that he obtained in the 1980s. There is material related to the defense lawyers John Bolt Culbertson and Thomas Wofford as well as J. Edgar Hoover's interest in the case.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation.<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:contributor<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/16904287<\/a>> ; # William Gravely<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/16904287<\/a>> ; # William Gravely<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:description<\/a> \"The investigative report includes a synopsis of the case; report on the crime scene investigation, preliminary investigation and interviews; copies of statements by suspects, divided into those who did and did not confess to the lynching; copies of corroborating interviews. Gravely created an item level log for this material and divided it into three sections with the first section being divided into two parts. These files include documents that have redactions and can be compared with similar files found in Mss 156, Alan Schaffer Collection of F.B.I. files of the Willie Earle Case that he obtained in the 1980s. 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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/135845805#Organization\/united_states_federal_bureau_of_investigation<\/a>> # United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Organization<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/135845805#Person\/culbertson_john_bolt<\/a>> # John Bolt Culbertson<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Culbertson<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"John Bolt<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"John Bolt Culbertson<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/135845805#Person\/earle_willie_1922_1947<\/a>> # Willie Earle<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:birthDate<\/a> \"1922<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:deathDate<\/a> \"1947<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Earle<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"Willie<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Willie Earle<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/135845805#Person\/hoover_j_edgar_john_edgar_1895_1972<\/a>> # John Edgar Hoover<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:birthDate<\/a> \"1895<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:deathDate<\/a> \"1972<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Hoover<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"John Edgar<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"J. Edgar<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"John Edgar Hoover<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/135845805#Person\/wofford_thomas_albert_1908_1978<\/a>> # Thomas Albert Wofford<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:birthDate<\/a> \"1908<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:deathDate<\/a> \"1978<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Wofford<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"Thomas Albert<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Thomas Albert Wofford<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/135845805#Place\/south_carolina<\/a>> # South Carolina<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"South Carolina<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/135845805#Topic\/lynching_south_carolina<\/a>> # Lynching--South Carolina<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85079157<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Lynching--South Carolina<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/135845805#Topic\/lynching_southern_states<\/a>> # Lynching--Southern States<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85079157<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Lynching--Southern States<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85001942<\/a>> # African Americans--Crimes against<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"African Americans--Crimes against<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/scu<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0dcterms:identifier<\/a> \"scu<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1004334<\/a>> # Lynching<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Lynching<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1204600<\/a>> # South Carolina.<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"South Carolina.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1244550<\/a>> # Southern States.<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Southern States.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/799595<\/a>> # African Americans--Crimes against<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"African Americans--Crimes against<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/136624868<\/a>> # United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Organization<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/16904287<\/a>> # William Gravely<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:birthDate<\/a> \"1939<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Gravely<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"William<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"William Gravely<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/17237962<\/a>> # John Edgar Hoover<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:birthDate<\/a> \"1895<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:deathDate<\/a> \"1972<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Hoover<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"John Edgar<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"J. Edgar<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"John Edgar Hoover<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/36736058<\/a>> # Willie Earle<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:birthDate<\/a> \"1922<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:deathDate<\/a> \"1947<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Earle<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"Willie<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Willie Earle<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/53344780<\/a>> # Thomas Albert Wofford<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:birthDate<\/a> \"1908<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:deathDate<\/a> \"1978<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Wofford<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"Thomas Albert<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Thomas Albert Wofford<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>