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Amnesty International of the USA Inc. Francita Schermann Papers, 1984-2006, bulk 1991-2000

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection documents Francita Shermann's work with AIUSA, primarily on issues relating to the death penalty and police brutality in the United States and South America.

At a Glance

Call No.: HR#0001.42
Bib ID 11002635 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Schermann, Francita
Title Amnesty International of the USA Inc. Francita Schermann Papers, 1984-2006, bulk 1991-2000
Physical Description 3.75 linear feet (3 record cartons and 1 small box)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 2 series.

Description

Summary

Materials include clippings and articles on methods of execution, wrongful convictions, and death penalty cases in several states, general information on police brutality, International human rights publications, and slides.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); AIUSA Francita Shermann Papers, 1984-2006; Box and Folder; Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Carolyn Smith in 2014. Finding aid written by Carolyn Smith in June 2018.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Sister Francita Shermann worked primarily on issues relating to the death penalty and police brutality in the United States and South America. She ministered to and visited prisoners and educated others about the death penalty. One case she worked on was that of Leonard Peltier, a member of the American Indian Movement who was charged with murder after a shootout between law enforcement and AIM. Amnesty International considered Pelteir a political prisoner.