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National Death Penalty Archive: apap196

Capital Jury Project, 1941-2011

Bowers, William J.
81.8 cubic ft.
The Capital Jury Project (CJP) was started in 1991 under the direction of principal investigation, William J. Bowers. The project was funded by an NSF grant to conduct surveys of juror who participated in capital trials. There are three phases to the project.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap355

Margaret Vandiver Papers, 1975-2012

Vandiver, Margaret
31 cubic ft.
The Margaret Vandiver Papers document Dr. Vandiver's research in capital punishment, involvement with abolitionist organizations, and work with individuals sentenced to death.
National Death Penalty Archive: apap301
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M. Watt Espy Papers, 1730-2008

Espy, M. Watt, 1933-2009
88.76 cubic ft.
The M. Watt Espy papers chronicle the extensive research efforts that led to the creation of the Capital Punishment Research Project and the database known as the Espy File. Espy spent three decades gathering and indexing documentation of legal executions in the United States. His papers contain both primary and secondary sources used to catalog thousands of instances of capital punishment in the United States and its territories since the 1600s. The collection includes material from corrections records, newspapers, county histories, legal proceedings, and books. In addition to the records pertaining specifically to the death penalty, there is also a selection of magazines collected by Espy that cover true crime stories as well as life in the American Old West.