"Freiheit für Angela Davis" ephemera collection, 1971-1972 M2086

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

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

flat-boxes 1, folder 1

Poster with original signatures: Freiheit fur Angela!

flat-boxes 1, folder 1

NBI souvenir: Angele Davis, USA. Foto: Bernd Sefzik

flat-boxes 1, folder 1

Protest letter against frame-up of Angela Davis signed by teachers at the English Dept. of Jena University, 20 March, 1972.

flat-boxes 1, folder 1

Protest resolution and letter with original signatures to free Angela Davis addressed to Richard Arnason, District Court, Santa Clara Hall of Justice, 20. April 1972.

flat-boxes 1, folder 2

NBI [Neue Berliner Illustrierte], Die Zeit im Bild, 11: 2. marz 1971, 11: 8. marz 1971

half-box 2, folder 1-9

Freiheit für Angela Davis: signed letters and postcards