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S.H.M. Clinton Collection of Sacco-Vanzetti Material

Call Number: MS 7408

Scope and Contents

The S.H.M. Clinton Collection of Sacco-Vanzetti Material documents the case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian anarchists, who were charged with robbing and murdering Frederick Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli at the Statler-Morrill Shoe Company factory in Braintree, Massachusetts on April 15, 1920. Sacco and Vanzetti were executed in Charlestown State Prison on August 23, 1927. Also included are small collections of papers of Mary Donovan Hapgood and Catharine Huntington. Of interest is the correspondence between S.H.M. Clinton and John Beffel and Clinton and Mary Donovan Hapgood as well as the correspondence between Mary Donovan Hapgood and Vincenzina Vanzetti. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, periodicals, photographs, and sound recordings.


  • 1920-1977
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1982


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.


5.00 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

Collection is arranged into 7 series:

1. Correspondence

2. Printed Material

3.  Notes

4. Photographs

5. Audio/Visual Material

6. Mary Donovan Hapgood and Catherine Huntington Papers

7. Memorabilia

Technical Access Requirements

Researchers must supply their own ear phones to listen to the audio cassettes. Researchers are unable to listen to the othe tapes in the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of S.M.H. Clinton.

Related Materials

See the Aldino Felicani Sacco-Vanzetti Collection (MS 2030) for related materials documenting the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee's efforts to free Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.

Separated Materials

Books belonging to S.M.H. Clinton were seperated out and shelved with other Sacco-Vanzetti books.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Reynolds, June 2017
S.H.M. Clinton Collection of Sacco-Vanzetti Material
Kimberly Reynolds
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About this library

Part of the Boston Public Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

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