Frank, Leo, 1884-1915
- Existence: 1884 - 1915
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains documents pertaining to the 1913 murder of Mary Phagan and the murder trial of Leo Frank. Newspaper articles and a dissertation describe the details of the trial and Frank's lynching as well as new witness for the case and the push for a pardon for Frank in the 1980s. Also included are genealogy papers on the Phagan family.
This collection contains letters, some original and some copies, written by Governor John M. Slaton. Most of the correspondence concerns the Leo Frank court case, Slaton's commutation of Frank's death sentence, and his subsequent failure to be reelected. There is also one letter written by Lucille Selig Frank, the wife of Leo Frank, to Slaton.
This collection contains six scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and ephemeral materials. Of particular interest is a copy of the speech by Dorsey to Governor Slaton in response to the motion to dismiss filed in behalf of Leo M. Frank.
This collection contains a copy of a transcription of the diary Leo Frank kept while imprisoned in the Fulton County Jail. He recorded the date, the time he arose, how he was feeling, the weather and visitors he had each day.
This collection contains a poem by John S. Madden dedicated to John E. Oliver, titled "Halloween;" Madden's obituary; a postcard commemorating the lynching of Leo Frank; a letter from Herman Talmadge thanking Lidu "L. E." Olver for contributing to his Georgia gubernatorial campaign; correspondence about Jesse Ricketson Armstrong's service in the Confederate States Army and his wife, Kate Farr Armstrong's, pension.
This collection contains material collected by and about Tom Watson Brown. There are reviews and critiques of the television documentary The Murder of Mary Phagan that aired on NBC in 1988; speeches given by Brown at the Confederate Memorial Day service in Stone Mountain, Georgia in 1978, and about the Leo Frank trial, given in 1982; and an assortment of tickets from sporting and entertainment events primarily from the Atlanta area.