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Harry Farrell Papers
2007-6  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Harry Farrell Papers
    Dates: 1940-1997
    Collection Number: 2007-6
    Creator/Collector: Farrell, Harry
    Extent: 7 linear feet
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    Abstract: Material accumulated by author and journalist Harry Farrell during his research for books Shallow Grave in Trinity County (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997) and Swift Justice: Murder and Vengeance in a California Town (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992) as well as personal correspondence and mementos from service during World War II.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Papers are open to the public by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives.

    Publication Rights

    The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Harry Farrell Papers. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to History San Jose by the Harry Farrell Trust in 2007.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Material accumulated by author and journalist Harry Farrell during his research for books Shallow Grave in Trinity County (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997) and Swift Justice: Murder and Vengeance in a California Town (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992) as well as personal correspondence and mementos from service during World War II. Farrell researched the kidnapping of Brooke Leopold Hart and subsequent vigilante justice in San Jose for Swift Justice; his book Shallow Grave in Trinity County Recounts the murder of fourteen-year-old Stephanie Bryan in 1955 near Berkeley, California, and the subsequent trial and execution in 1957 of Burton Abbott of Alameda. Includes research notes, correspondence, photographs, copies of evidence used at trial, and grave site soil samples.

    Indexing Terms

    Murder--Investigation--California--Case studies
    Soldiers--United States--Correspondence
    Abbott, Burton W., -1957
    Bryan, Stephanie
    Hart, Brooke Leopold
    Thurmond, Harold
    Holmes, Jack
    San Jose (Calif.)
    Berkeley (Calif.)

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