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Guide to the Henry Lesser Collection
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Henry Lesser Files, 1928-1981

 

Prison Career, 1928-1935

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence regarding Panzram, prison work, and activism 1928-1934

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence from Carl Panzram to Henry Lesser 1929-1930

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence between Lesser and H.L. Mencken, and press clippings regarding Mencken 1929

Box 1, Folder 4

Typescript of Panzram manuscript and correspondence c. 1930s

Box 1, Folder 5

Henry Lesser's prison notebook c. 1930s

Box 9, Folder 1

Envelope for Box 1, Folder 2, 'Correspondence from Carl Panzram to Henry Lesser'

Box 9, Folder 2

Envelope for Box 1, Folder 4, 'Typescript of Panzram Manuscript and Correspondence'

 

Literary Projects, 1944-1981

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence regarding the Panzram literary property and Killer: A Journal of Murder 1944-1968

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence regarding Killer: A Journal of Murder 1968-1971

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence regarding Killer: A Journal of Murder 1971-1978

Box 1, Folder 9

Contracts and registration receipts for Killer: A Journal of Murder and the Panzram manuscript 1944-1967

Box 1, Folder 10

Reviews of Killer: A Journal of Murder 1970-1973

Box 1, Folder 11

Typescript extract from Killer: A Journal of Murder

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence regarding Panzram's Revenge (play) and unproduced projects 1972-1981

Box 9, Folder 3

Envelope for Box 1, Folder 11, 'Typescript extract of Killer: A Journal of Murder'

 

San Diego State, 1979-1981

Box 2, Folder 1

San Diego Union and Daily Aztec articles on Lesser's visits to San Diego State 1979-1980

Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence between Lesser and criminal justice students and faculty 1979-1981

 

Criminology Research

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence from Lesser to prisoner Leo Lewie 1980-1981

Box 2, Folder 4

Notes on American Prison Association meeting minutes and case histories of mental patients -- notebook 1938

Box 2, Folder 5

Notes on published articles 1970s

Box 2, Folder 6

Unusual cases -- press clippings AC

Box 2, Folder 7

press clippings A50 (folder 1 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 8

press clippings A50 (folder 2 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 9

press clippings A51

Box 2, Folder 10

press clippings A53

Box 2, Folder 11

press clippings A55

Box 2, Folder 12

press clippings A55

Box 3, Folder 1

press clippings A56

Box 3, Folder 2

press clippings A57

Box 3, Folder 3

press clippings A58

Box 3, Folder 4

press clippings A59

Box 3, Folder 5

Unusual cases -- press clippings A60

Box 3, Folder 6

press clippings, pamphlets A61, A63

Box 3, Folder 7

press clippings A66

Box 3, Folder 8

press clippings A67

Box 3, Folder 9

press clippings, articles A68

Box 3, Folder 10

press clippings A90

Box 3, Folder 11

press clippings B1

Box 3, Folder 12

press clippings and notes on Panzram B40

Box 4, Folder 1

press clippings B66

Box 4, Folder 2

Capital Punishment -- press clippings, pamphlets, articles D1

Box 4, Folder 3

Unusual cases, homicides and rape -- press clippings D2

Box 4, Folder 4

Unusual cases -- press clippings D6

Box 4, Folder 5

press clippings G5

Box 4, Folder 6

Capital punishment -- press clippings and government papers X1

Box 4, Folder 7

Unusual cases -- press clippings Y1

Box 4, Folder 8

press clippings Y2

Box 4, Folder 9

Unusual cases -- press clippings Y5

Box 4, Folder 10

press clippings Z1

Box 4, Folder 11

Terrorism -- press clippings Z50

Box 4, Folder 12

Terrorism, hijacking, hostages -- press clippings

Box 4, Folder 13

Terrorism, hijackings, hostages, race riots -- press clippings

Box 4, Folder 14

Unusual cases, methods of treating prisoners -- press clippings and academic publications

Box 4, Folder 15

Unusual cases -- press clippings

Box 4, Folder 16

Unusual cases -- press clippings

Box 5, Folder 1

Unusual cases -- press clippings

Box 5, Folder 2

Unusual cases -- press clippings

Box 5, Folder 3

press clippings

Box 5, Folder 4

press clippings

Box 5, Folder 5

press clippings

Box 5, Folder 6

press clippings

Box 5, Folder 7

press clippings

Box 5, Folder 8

press clippings

Box 5, Folder 9

press clippings

Box 5, Folder 10

press clippings

Box 5, Folder 11

Youth offenders, juvenile delinquency -- press clippings

Box 5, Folder 12

John Murton, Arkansas prisons and unusual cases

Box 5, Folder 13

book reviews

Box 5, Folder 14

Problems of the Death Penalty and its Administration in California

Box 6, Folder 1

The Delta Prisons: Punishment for Profit

Box 6, Folder 2

The Penitentiary and Paranoia, Ernest Hamburger, MD

Box 6, Folder 3

Federal Probation June 1969, June 1970, March 1971

Box 6, Folder 4

Federal Probation June 1971

Box 6, Folder 5

Black Caucus Report and jail scandals

Box 6, Folder 6

The Catholic Worker, July-Aug. 1977 and The Jerusalem Post, Nov. 22-23, 1977

Box 6, Folder 7

Directions television program -- script

Box 6, Folder 8

L.A. Magazine, vol. 1 no. 2

Box 6, Folder 9

'Protest -- Sacco-Vanzetti and the Intellectuals,' review by Justice Michael A. Musmanno

Box 6, Folder 10

'The Academic Criminologist and His Responsibility for Social Action,' by Negley K. Teeters

Box 6, Folder 11

'When $50,000,000 Goes to Jail' excerpt and 'Man Against Himself' by Karl Menninger excerpt

Box 6, Folder 12

'The Psychology of Violence' -- article concerning Panzram

Box 6, Folder 13

Carl Panzram murder of R.G. Warnke report of investigation

Box 6, Folder 14

Fortune News, May - July 1977 ; Nov. - Dec. 1977

Box 6, Folder 15

Los Angeles Times Clippings

Box 6, Folder 16

The Freeworld Times, Feb. - March 1972 ; June 1972

Box 6, Folder 17

New York Times Clippings

Box 6, Folder 18

Playboy, March 1968

Box 6, Folder 19

'Thirty-Six Hours at Santa Fe.' by Roger Morris

Box 6, Folder 20

Publishers' Weekly, Aug. 31, 1970

Box 7, Folder 1

The National Observer, Aug. 31, 1970 ; June 15, 1974

Box 7, Folder 2

Senate Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency - Reports and Statements

Box 7, Folder 3

Arkansas State Police - Case Report

Box 7, Folder 4

American Prisons in Turmoil (Part 1): Hearings Before the Select Committee on Crime, House of Representatives

Box 7, Folder 5

'The Rise of the Penitentiary in New York' - A Review by Harry Elmer Barnes

Box 9, Folder 4

Envelope for Box 2, Folder 7-8: 'press clippings A50'

Box 9, Folder 5

Envelope for Box 2, Folder 9: 'press clippings A51'

Box 9, Folder 6

Folder for Box 2, Folder 10: 'press clippings A53'

Box 9, Folder 7

Envelope for Box 2, Folder 11-12: 'press clippings A55'

Box 9, Folder 8

Envelope for Box 3, Folder 1: 'press clippings A56'

Box 9, Folder 9

Envelope for Box 3, Folder 2: 'press clippings A57'

Box 9, Folder 10

Envelope for Box 3, Folder 3: 'press clippings A58'

Box 9, Folder 11

Envelope for Box 3, Folder 4: 'press clippings A59'

Box 9, Folder 12

Envelope for Box 3, Folder 6: 'press clippings A61'

Box 9, Folder 13

Folder for Box 3, Folder 6: 'press clippings, pamphlets A63'

Box 9, Folder 14

Folder for Box 3, Folder 7: 'press clippings A66'

Box 9, Folder 15

Folder for Box 3, Folder 8: 'press clippings A67'

Box 9, Folder 16

Folder for Box 3, Folder 10: 'press clippings A90'

Box 9, Folder 17

Folder for Box 3, Folder 12: 'press clippings and notes on Panzram B40'

Box 9, Folder 18

Folder for Box 4, Folder 1: 'press clippings B66'

Box 9, Folder 19

Folder for Box 4, Folder 2: 'Capital Punishment - press clippings, pamphlets, articles D1'

Box 9, Folder 20

Folder for Box 4, Folder 4: ' unusual press clippings D6'

Box 9, Folder 21

Folder for Box 4, Folder 16: 'unusual cases - press clippings'

Box 9, Folder 22

Folder for Box 5, Folder 3: 'press clippings'

Box 9, Folder 23

Folder for Box 5, Folder 10: 'press clippings'

Box 9, Folder 24

Envelope for Box 6, Folder 11: 'When $50,000,000 Goes to Jail' and 'Man Against Himself'

Box 9, Folder 25

Envelope for Box 7, Folder 2: 'Senate Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency'

Box 9, Folder 26

Envelope for Box 7, Folder 3: 'Arkansas State Police Case Report'

Box 9, Folder 27

Four Folders

 

Joel Goodman Files, 1979-c.1994

Box 7, Folder 6

Correspondence from Henry Lesser to Joel Goodman (1979 - 1980)

Box 7, Folder 7

Correspondence from Henry Lesser to Joel Goodman (1980)

Box 7, Folder 8

Correspondence from Henry Lesser to Joel Goodman (1980 - 1981)

Box 7, Folder 9

Correspondence from Esther Lesser to Joel Goodman (1981 - 1985)

Box 7, Folder 10

Correspondence regarding Lesser, Panzram and feature film (c. 1988 - 1994)

Box 7, Folder 11

Correspondence regarding Lesser, Panzram and feature film (1990s)

Box 8, Folder 1

Killer by Tim Metcalfe, Script (1992)

Box 8, Folder 2

Photographs

Box 8, Folder 3

Killer's Guard: An Interview with Henry Lesser (VHS)