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National Death Penalty Archive: apap347

Steven King Ainsworth Papers, 1993-2017

Ainsworth, Steven King
.33 cubic ft.
The Steven King Ainsworth Papers contain his artwork and writings, including "Heads Up" bulletins written by Ainsworth for prison inmates sentenced to life, life without parole, and their advocates.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap164

Campus Action Records, 1992-2006

Campus Action (Albany, N.Y.)
2.29 cubic ft.
Campus Action was formed in April of 1992 as a multi-cultural, multi-issue organization with a mission to promote activism and support activist organizations on university campuses in New Yorks Capital Region.
National Death Penalty Archive: apap188

Steven Hawkins Papers, 1991-2003

Hawkins, Steven W.
3.2 cubic ft.
Records of Steven W. Hawkins's tenure as Executive Director of the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty. The papers include extensive minutes of board meetings, speeches, travel arrangements, fundraising and reception notes, and pamphlets and other papers relating to his attendance at various board and committee meetings with related organizations.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap072

Center for Law and Justice Records, 1985-2000

Center for Law and Justice (Albany, N.Y.)
12.75 cubic ft.
In the summer of 1984, Jessie Davis, a young Black man was shot and killed by police in his Arbor Hill apartment. His killing served to galvanize the African-American community in Albany to seek change in the way the Police Department treated community residents. One outgrowth of the community's outrage over the killing was the birth of The Center for Law and Justice in 1985. The Center helped to keep the case before the public, gave moral support to the Davis family, assisted attorneys with a federal lawsuit against the city, and organized community demonstrations and fundraising events to cover legal expenses related to the family's suit. The Center's overall mission has been to promote the empowerment of people to change what they believed was the oppressive nature of the total criminal justice system, although the organization has continued to focus much of its work on policing issues. Dr. Alice P. Green, founder and Executive Director of the Center for Law and Justice, Inc. donated 13 boxes of records to the M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives at the University at Albany Library in June 2000. In November 2000, three more boxes were donated.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap106

Act Up Albany (N.Y.) Chapter Records, 1983-1992

Act Up Albany (N.Y.)
2.47 cubic ft.
This collection details records kept by the ACT UP organization committed to ending the AIDS crisis.
National Death Penalty Archive: apap108

Rick Halperin Papers, 1982-2000

Halperin, Rick
11.1 cubic ft.
Death penalty abolitionist who worked with many anti-death penalty organizations, capital defense attorneys, representatives of various communities of faith, newspaper editorial boards, victims' rights groups, members of the families of the condemned, and many death row inmates throughout the country.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap091

New York State Executive Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice Records, 1981-1983

New York (State). Executive Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice
0.66 cubic ft.
The New York State Executive Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice Records is composed of materials retained by Vincent O'Leary, a past president of the State University of New York at Albany and member of the commission. The collection provides insight into the inner workings and public exchanges of the commission members as they discussed and dealt with problems associated with the criminal justice system.
National Death Penalty Archive: apap186

The Abraham Bonowitz Papers, 1977-2015, bulk 1977-2015

Bonowitz, Abraham
86.49 cubic ft.
For nearly two decades, Abe Bonowitz has worked to educate the public about human rights problems, in particular the death penalty and the need for alternatives to the death penalty. During this time he served in numerous director, consultant, managerial, and activist roles with leading advocacy and death penalty abolitionist organizations.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap379

Vera P. Michelson Papers, 1976-2019

Michelson, Vera P., 1945-2019
11.0 cubic ft.
This collection documents the lifelong activism of Albany, N.Y. resident Vera Michelson, especially her work with the Capital District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism.
National Death Penalty Archive: apap110

New York State Defenders Association Records, 1975-1998

New York State Defenders Association
12.0 cubic ft.
The collection contains photocopied news clippings related to the death penalty, amassed by the New York State Defenders Association.