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At a Glance
This collection is arranged into 2 series.
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
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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.
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
This collection was processed by Carolyn Smith in 2014. Finding aid written by Carolyn Smith in June 2018.
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.