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Davis (Angela) "Freiheit für Angela Davis" ephemera collection, 1971-1972
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  • Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Freiheit für Angela Davis ephemera collection
    Source: F.A. Bernett Books
    Language of Material: German
    Identifier/Call Number: M2086
    Physical Description: 0.28 Linear Feet (1 flat box and 1 half box)
    Date (inclusive): 1971-1972
    Language of Material: Primarily in German with some materials in English.

    Content Description

    Materials include correspondence from the East German "Freiheit für Angela Davis" Campaign, 1971-1972. Archive of approximately 90 items, chiefly signed postcard petitions, including 13 letters and broadsides, single pages and folded many with original illustrations and envelopes, addressed to Judge Richard Arnason at the Santa Clara District Court or the United Committee to Free Angela Davis on the cover.

    Biographical / Historical

    Angela Davis (born 1944) is an American political activist, who was arrested in 1970 in relation to a murder case. Campaigns for solidarity with Davis were popular throughout both West and East Germany. The East German "Freiheit für Angela Davis" Campaign, 1971-1972, led to the creation of ephemera related to Davis' imprisonment

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased by Stanford University Libraries in, 2015. Accession 2015-113.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], "Freiheit für Angela Davis" ephemera collection (M2086). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-
    F.A. Bernett Books