Robert Gross Papers, 1973-1997
- Gross, Bob
- This collection includes materials created or collected during Robert (Bob) Gross' work with the organizations National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Journey of Hope...from Violence to Healing as well as the Lighting the Torch of Conscience initiative.
- 10.85 cubic ft.
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Robert Gross Papers, 1973-1997. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Gross Papers).
Access and Use
- Conditions Governing Access:
Access to this collection is unrestricted with the exception of a small number of files notes in Series 1 and 3.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
- Scope and Content:
The records were created or collected during Gross' work with the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP), Journey of Hope...from Violence to Healing, Lighting the Torch of Conscience, and other activities in opposition to the death penalty.
The NCADP leads and coordinates the movement to end state killing in the United States. Its 120 member organizations include civil and human rights groups, legal advocacy and public interest groups, and virtually every major church or religious denomination in the country. Journey of Hope...from Violence to Healing is an organization that is led by murder victims' family members. It conducts public education speaking tours and addresses alternatives to the death penalty.
The collection includes NCADP administrative materials, state files, programs, and organizations; Journey of Hope...From Violence to Healing administrative files, videotapes, photographs, and press packets related to speaking tours; and material from the Lighting the Torch of Conscience march in 1990.
- Biographical / Historical:
Robert (Bob) Gross is a death penalty abolitionist who has worked with the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP), where he served as associate director, Journey of Hope...from Violence to Healing, and other organizations in opposition to capital punishment. Gross was also extremely active with the Lighting the Torch of Conscience abolitionist campaign.
- Acquisition information:
Bob Gross donated this collection to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives in 2007.
- Processing information:
Processed in 2018 by Emma Thrasher.