Celeste Fitzgerald Papers, 1996-2012
- Celeste Fitzgerald
- This collection documents the extensive work of death penalty abolitionist Celeste Fitzgerald in the State of New Jersey.
- 6.0 cubic ft.
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Celeste Fitzgerald Papers, 1996-2012. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Fitzgerald Papers).
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- Scope and Content:
This collection documents the extensive work of death penalty abolitionist Celeste Fitzgerald in the State of New Jersey. It consists of materials related to the passage of a moratorium and then legislation abolishing the death penalty in New Jersey, correspondence, articles, notes, loose clippings, scrapbooks with clippings, videos, and ephemera.
- Biographical / Historical:
Celeste Fitzgerald, currently director of partnerships with Equal Justice USA, was a founding member of New Jerseyans for Alternatives for the Death Penalty and later served as its director. She also was a field organizer for Equal Justice USA, and founded and served as executive director of New Jerseyans for a Death Penalty Moratorium. Fitzgerald led a multi-faceted grassroots advocacy campaign resulting in passage of bipartisan legislation that eliminated capital punishment in New Jersey in December 2007.
- Acquisition information:
Celeste Fitzgerald donated all materials in this collection to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives in November 2017.
- Processing information:
This collection is currently unprocessed.