Nathan F. Leopold papers, 1924-1970 (bulk 1940-1970).

 

Descriptive Inventory for the Collection at Chicago History Museum, Research Center

By Mary E Janzen, Wendy S. Lee, 1982; rev. 2011

 

 

Chicago History Museum, Research Center

1601 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60614-6038

Web-site: http://www.chicagohistory.org/research

 

 

Copyright 2011, Chicago Historical Society

 

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Title: Nathan F. Leopold papers [manuscript], 1924-1970 (bulk 1940-1970).

Main entry: Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal, 1904-1971.

Inclusive dates: 1947-2002

Size:

23.5 linear ft. (54 boxes and 1 v.)

1 oversize folder.

8 sound recordings.

 

Restriction: Advance appointment required to see some items stored in the vault.

Restriction: For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).

Accession number: M1970.0064; M1975.0050; and M1977.0001).

Provenance statement: Part 1 of this collection was a gift of Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., in 1970 (M1970.0064). Part 2 of the collection was a gift of Ralph G. Newman (M1975.0050). Most of the collection was closed to researchers until Sept. 1, 1976. In 1976, Henry S. Johnson donated 44 letters from Leopold (M1977.0001), which were integrated into Part I of the Leopold papers.

Terms governing use: Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Please cite this collection as: Nathan F. Leopold papers, Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

 

 

This descriptive inventory contains the following sections:

Biographical/historical note,

Summary description of the collection,

Description of some material related to the collection,

List of online catalog headings about the collection,

Arrangement of the collection,

Detailed description of archival series in the collection,

List of contents of the collection.

 

Biographical note:

Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., Richard Loeb, and Bobby Franks were all sons of wealthy German-Jewish families who lived within a few blocks of each other in the Kenwood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. In the summer of 1924, their names made newspaper headlines when Leopold and Loeb, students at the University of Chicago and both 19 years old, confessed to the murder on May 21, 1924, of 14-year-old Bobby Franks, a student at the nearby Harvard School. This hideous crime created a sensation because it was committed without obvious motivation by privileged youths. The Loeb and Leopold families engaged attorney Clarence S. Darrow to attempt to save their sons from execution. Darrow, nationally prominent as an opponent of capital punishment and an advocate of other progressive social causes, argued that "mitigating circumstances," chiefly the youth of the defendants, were grounds for sparing their lives. His arguments apparently convinced the trial judge John R. Claverly, and on September 10, 1924, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were sentenced to life in prison for murder, plus 99 years for kidnapping.

 

Some members of the Leopold family changed their surname to Lebold to disassociate themselves from the notoriety of the crime and subsequent trial. However, the Leopolds kept in close contact with Nathan (nicknamed "Babe") while he served his sentence in the Illinois State Penitentiaries at Joliet and later at the newer portion of the prison known as the Stateville Correctional Center. Nathan's older brother, Foreman Lebold (called Mike) was especially active in the efforts to gain Nathan's parole.

 

Leopold and Loeb gradually adjusted to prison life. They conducted an adult education program in prison in the early 1930s, allowing the friends to meet daily in the course of their work. In 1936, Leopold was shattered by Loeb's murder at the hands of a fellow inmate, James Day. But the death of Leopold's co-conspirator removed a major obstacle to his eventual parole. Obtaining release from prison became his major preoccupation. To that end, in September 1945 he volunteered for a malaria research project and worked in the infirmary, qualifying eventually as an X-ray technician. In 1949, the governor of Illinois, whose term was ending soon, commuted Leopold's sentence to a number of years that made him eligible for parole eventually.

 

When Mike Lebold died in 1953, his friend Ralph G. Newman, a prominent Lincoln scholar and dealer in rare books and manuscripts, took up the goal of obtaining Nathan's parole. Leopold credited Newman more than any other individual for his eventual parole on March 13, 1958, particularly for bringing attorney Elmer Gertz into the case. Newman suggested that Leopold write his autobiography, Life Plus 99 Years, in which Leopold presented himself in a favorable light as a person who was completely reformed and well suited for parole. Many persons began to correspond with Leopold after the book was published, offering to help him win his parole.

 

Upon his release, Leopold began working in Castaner, Puerto Rico, in a Church of the Brethren Hospital, as a condition of his parole. He attended the University of Puerto Rico, receiving a degree in social work in 1968. He helped organize several benefits for the hospital, becoming well-liked by his co-workers and neighbors. Taking up a childhood hobby in ornithology, Leopold wrote Checkbook of Birds in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and he began work on a sequel to Life Plus 99 Years, tentatively titled Snatch for a Halo. In 1960 he sued Meyer Levin, author of Compulsion, a fictionalized version of the Franks case, which was later adapted for stage and screen. Leopold alleged that the use of his character for publication entitled him to a monetary compensation, but he lost the lawsuit.

 

In February 1961 Leopold married Gertrude Feldman Garcia de Quevada, and upon the completion of his parole they traveled extensively, visiting his friends and relatives, including his brother Samuel Lebold in Chicago. Nathan Leopold suffered for some years from diabetes, and on August 30, 1971, he died in Puerto Rico of a heart attack.

 

Summary description of the collection:

Correspondence with family, friends, attorneys, and prominent individuals solicited to advocate the parole of Nathan Leopold, Jr., from Stateville penitentiary in Joliet, Illinois, where he was serving a life sentence for the murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks, a crime committed with Richard Loeb in 1924. Also present are materials on his life in Puerto Rico following his 1958 parole; together with the manuscript of Leopold's published autobiography, Life Plus 99 Years (1958), and materials concerning Leopold's invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against author Meyer Levin concerning Levin's play, Compulsion (1959), book, and motion picture based on the Franks murder case. Additional topics include education in prison, ornithology, and tropical medicine. Correspondents include his lawyer, Elmer Gertz, and family friend, Ralph G. Newman.

 

Description of some material related to the collection:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Nathan Leopold, Jr., collection of photographs (1982.0020); the Hal Higdon research papers on the Leopold and Loeb case; the Hal Higdon collection of Leopold and Loeb case photographs (1984.0145); the News photographs relating to the murder trial of Leopold and Loeb (1987.0440); movie film of the Kirtland warbler (1923); numerous digitized images from the Chicago Daily News negatives collection that are available online; and copies of a periodical for children written by Richard Loeb in 1916, all cataloged separately.

 

Northwestern University Library, Special Collections Department, holds a transcript of the Leopold and Loeb trial with other papers of Elmer Gertz.

 

List of online catalog headings about the collection:

Subjects:

Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal, 1904-1971--Archives.

Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938--Trials, litigation, etc.

Franks, Bobby, 1909-1924--Death and burial.

Gertz, Elmer, 1906-2000--Archives.

Johnson, Henry S.

Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal, 1904-1971. Life plus 99 years.

Levin, Meyer, 1905-1981. Compulsion (Play)

Newman, Ralph Geoffrey, 1911-1998--Correspondence.

Ragen, Joseph Edward, 1896-

Illinois State Penitentiary (Joliet, Ill.)

Stateville Correctional Center.

Actions and defenses--Illinois--20th century.

Drama.

Families--Illinois--Chicago--20th century.

Jews--Illinois--Chicago--20th century.

Murder--Illinois--Chicago--20th century.

Ornithology--Puerto Rico--20th century.

Ornithology--United States--20th century.

Ornithology--Virgin Islands--20th century.

Prisoners--Illinois--Joliet--20th century.

Parole--Illinois--20th century.

Prisoners--Education--Illinois--20th century.

Trials (Murder)--Illinois--Chicago--20th century.

Tropical medicine--20th century.

Leopold and Loeb trial, Chicago, Ill., 1924.

Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century.

Hyde Park (Chicago, Ill.)

Joliet (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century.

Puerto Rico--Social conditions--20th century.

 

Form/genre:

Audiocassettes.

Audiotapes.

Autobiographies.

Correspondence.

Manuscripts for publication.

Wills.

 

Added entries:

Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938. Plea for Loeb and Leopold.

Gertz, Elmer, 1906-2000.

Johnson, Henry S.

Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal, 1904-1971. Life plus 99 years.

Levin, Meyer, 1905-1981.

Newman, Ralph Geoffrey, 1911-1998.

United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago.

United States--Puerto Rico.

 

Arrangement of the collection:

The collection is arranged in parts 1 and 2, which are subdivided into six series.

Part 1. Nathan Leopold papers donated by Leopold (box 1-32):

Series 1. Biographical (box 1, folders 1-5)

Series 2. Prison correspondence, 1934-1953 (box 1, folder 6-box 2, folder 15)

Series 3. General correspondence, 1958-1970 (box 2-19)

Series 4. Topical files (box 20-32).

Part 2. Nathan Leopold papers donated by Ralph G. Newman, primarily 1952-1958 (boxes 33-54):

Series 5. Correspondence, 1952-1975 (box 33-42)

Subseries 1. Prison correspondence, 1952-1957 (box 33-34)

Subseries 2. Campaign for parole (box 34-42)

Series 6. Miscellany (box 42-54)

 

Detailed description of archival series in the collection:

There is considerable overlap and duplication of content between Parts 1 and 2.

 

Part 1. Nathan Leopold papers donated by Leopold (box 1-32):

The materials in Part 1 were held by Leopold while he resided in Puerto Rico and were shipped to Chicago Historical Society in 1970. Part 1 also contains 44 letters donated by Henry S. Johnson in 1976 that were integrated into Part I.

 

Series 1. Biographical (box 1, folders 1-5) contains general biographical information on Nathan Leopold including newsclippings and his will.

 

Series 2. Prison Correspondence, 1934-1953 (box 1, folder 6-box 2, folder 15) consists mainly of letters from Leopold's family and friends and also includes carbon copies of some of his own letters. This series is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent. Because prison rules permitted Leopold to write only one letter per week, others often wrote on his behalf, and this series includes several such letters

 

Series 3. General correspondence, 1958-1970 (box 2-19) consists of correspondence with family and friends following Leopold's parole in 1958, both incoming and copies of outgoing letters. Also included in this series is correspondence with his attorney Elmer Gertz and with Ralph Newman. The arrangement of this series is alphabetical by name of correspondent.

 

Series 4. Topical files (box 20-32) also is arranged alphabetically. This series includes information about the campaign for Leopold's parole, his life while on parole, and his publications on ornithology and tropical diseases. Series 4 also contains manuscripts and correspondence on the story of his life in prison, Life Plus 99 Years (box 22, folder 5-box 29). Papers concerning his lawsuit provoked by Meyer Levin's novel Compulsion and by the movie and play based on this novel are found in boxes 30-32.

 

Part 2. Nathan Leopold papers donated by Ralph G. Newman (box 33-54):

Part 2 is very similar in subject matter to Part 1 although it focuses on the years 1952-1958. Mr. Newman acquired copies of letters by, to, and about Leopold as he worked to achieve Leopold's parole. Some of the material in Part 2 was accumulated by Nathan Leopold at Stateville and shipped to Mr. Newman in the 1950s. Other material in Part 2 comes from Mr. Newman's own files, and some of seems to come from the office of Elmer Gertz, Leopold's last attorney. Part 2 is divided into two series: Series 5. Correspondence, 1952-1975, and Series 6. Miscellany.

 

Series 5. Correspondence, 1952-1975 (box 33-42), contains much of Leopold's prison correspondence (incoming and carbons of outgoing letters) from 1952-1957 in Subseries 1 (box 33-34). Materials in Subseries 2 relate directly to the campaign for parole (box 34-42). This subseries also contains copies of Leopold's letters to his lawyer Elmer Gertz and his letters to Ralph Newman after Leopold was released from prison. There is also a scrapbook of clippings about other persons convicted of serious crimes who eventually had won parole. Other parole-related materials are found throughout the Leopold papers.

 

Series 6. Miscellany (box 42-54) includes manuscripts of Life Plus 99 Years (a partial carbon) and reviews of it as well as a preliminary draft of the unpublished sequel, Snatch For a Halo (box 43, Folder 11. Lawsuit papers related to Compulsion are present also as well as more copies of Leopold's writings on ornithology and tropical medicine. Newspaper clippings in this series show the continuing public interest in the Leopold case. Boxes 48-54 contain books that Leopold owned in prison.

 

This series includes audio recordings (8 items) and an oversize folder containing the certificate commuting Leopold's sentence, Sept. 22, 1949.

 

List of contents of the collection:

Part 1. Nathan Leopold papers donated by Leopold (box 1-32)

Series 1. Biographical (box 1, folders 1-5)

box 1

folders:

1 Guide to the Nathan F. Leopold papers

2 Information folder: Provenance; Newsclippings in re: Leopold after his death and after his papers were opened for research

3 Selected items, including Leopold's will

4 "The Adaptation of Nathan Leopold" by Wm. Chisholm (from the Anthony Sorrentino papers at CHM)

5 Clarence Darrow's "Plea for Loeb and Leopold" (in book form)

6 Clarence Darrow, miscellaneous

 

Series 2. Prison correspondence, 1934-1953 (box 1, folder 6-box 2, folder 15)

box 1 - continued

folders:

7 Single letters by authors: A-Z, 1925-1952 (some originals in vault)

8 Letters without surnames of authors, 1929-1958 (some originals in vault)

9 Academic credit letters, 1933-1952

10 Ballenger, A. G., correspondence, 1953

11 Clark, Harold, correspondence, 1925 (some originals in vault)

12 Gerber, Harold, correspondence, 1925

13 Goldfarb, Samuel, correspondence, 1939-1953

14 Goodbye and Thank-you letters, correspondence, 1945-1946

15 Hicks, Robert, correspondence, 1952-1953

16 Kaufman, William, correspondence, 1936-1952

17 Launo, Terris, correspondence, 1935-1952

18 Lebold, Donald, correspondence, 1949-1951

19 Lebold, Grace and Joan, correspondence, 1951

20 Leopold (Lebold), Foreman M., correspondence, 1925-1952 (some originals in vault)

21 Leopold (Lebold), Samuel, correspondence, 1929-1949 (some originals in vault)

22 Lewis, George, correspondence, 1927-1951 (some originals in vault)

 

box 2

1 Lurrie, Sue, correspondence, 1924-25 (some originals in vault)

2 Marcus, L., correspondence, 1952

3 Morris, Charles, correspondence, 1925-1933 (some originals in vault)

4 Parole letters, correspondence, 1944-1949

5 Pearson, Karl, correspondence, 1934-1935

6 Ricke, J. B., correspondence, 1953

7 Row, Harold (of Brethren Service Commission), correspondence, 1953

8 Sandburg, Carl, correspondence, 1949-1952

9 Schwab, Mrs. Alfred, correspondence, 1925-1939

10 Selling, Lowell S., correspondence, 1952

11 Sutherland, Edwin, correspondence, 1935-1938

12 Van Vechten, Courtland C., correspondence, 1950-1952

13 Weir, Fr. Eligius, correspondence, 1949-1952

14 Wheeler, Charles, correspondence, 1952

15 Williams, Helen, correspondence, 1936-1949

 

Series 3. General correspondence, 1958-1970 (box 2-19)

box 2 - continued

16 Adams, Varian, correspondence, 1958-1962

17 Allen, Robert W., correspondence, 1969

18 Allen, William H., correspondence, 1965

19 Ambulance and Jeep, correspondence, 1968

20 American Broadcasting Company correspondence, 1965

21 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene correspondence, 1963-1968

22 Anderson, Russell G. and Bernice, correspondence, 1958-1964

23 Arnold, Henry L., correspondence, 1958-1961

24-26 Ballenger, A. G., correspondence, 1958-1959, 1960-1963, 1964-1966

 

box 3

1 Ballenger, A. G., correspondence, 1967-1970

2 Bra, Gerardo, correspondence, 1967

3 Binstock, Rabbi Louis, correspondence, 1958-1964

4 Bonhomme, Annie Angelica, correspondence, 1966

5 Brameld, Theodore, correspondence, 1958-1959

6 Brethren Church Conference correspondence, 1964

7 Brethren Life and Thought correspondence, 1965

8 Brethren Ministers correspondence, 1958-1968

9 Brethren Press correspondence, 1967

10-12 Brown, Abel and Katharyn, correspondence, 1958-1961, 1962-1965, 1966-1970

13 Brubaker, Leland S. and Marie, correspondence, 1959-1968

14 Burd, Gerald, correspondence, 1959-1962

15 Byron, Prof. William F., correspondence, 1958-1967

16 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation correspondence, 1965

17 Campbell, Rev. Glen A. and Betty, correspondence, 1968

18 Carr, William, correspondence, 1961, 1966

19 Capital punishment, correspondence, 1965-1967

20 Cassidy, Michael A., correspondence, 1967

 

box 4

1 Castaner: Hospital correspondence, 1942-1966

2 Castaner: Hospital correspondence, 1962-1964

3 Castaner: Hospital correspondence, July 1964-Dec. 1965

4 Castaner: Hospital correspondence, Jan. 1966-March 1967

5 Castaner: Hospital correspondence, Mar-Dec. 1967

6 Castaner: Hospital correspondence, Jan-May 1968

7 Castaner: Hospital correspondence, May-Dec. 1968

8 Castaner: Hospital correspondence, 1969

9 Castaner: Hospital correspondence, Jan-Oct. 1970

10 Castaner: Hospital expense accounts, 1965-1967

11 Castaner: Hospital expense accounts, Jan. 1968-Aug. 1970

12 Castaner: Hospital benefit correspondence, 1964

 

box 5

1 Castaner: Hospital, Tony Beacon benefit correspondence, 1968

2 Castaner: Hospital contribution acknowledgements, 1966-1968

3 Castaner: Hospital, reports written by Leopold

4 Castaner: Hospital requests for donations

5 Chase, Mrs. Laura, correspondence, 1959-1964

6 Chicago Daily News correspondence

7 Church, Dr. Gerald and Joanne, correspondence, 1958-1967

8 Claiborne, Robert, correspondence, 1958-1961

9 Clark-Wismer, Dr. V. G., correspondence, 1958-1970

10 Cohen, Joan and Jerry, correspondence, 1958-1959

11 Cohen, Rose, correspondence, 1966

12 College of the Virgin Islands correspondence, 1968-1969

13 Colon, Jorge Hernandez, correspondence, 1954-1955

14 Conner, William, correspondence, 1967-1968

15 Continental campaign, Dec. 1958-Jul 1959

16 Continental campaign, Aug. 1959-Apr. 1962

17 Copperman, S. C., correspondence, 1963-1964

18 Corson, H. J., correspondence, 1958-1962

19 Cousins, Norman, correspondence, 1959

20 Credland, Mrs. Ruth, correspondence, 1958-1970

21 Cressy, Prof. Robert, correspondence, 1958, correspondence, 1961

22 Cronback, Rabbi Abraham, correspondence, 1958-1969

23 CRUV report on community analysis

24 Czarnecki, Mrs. Marie, correspondence, 1958-1961

 

box 6

1 Darling, Walter, correspondence, 1964, 1967

2 Sammy Davis Benefit correspondence, 1968-1969

3 Defiance College correspondence, 1965-1967

4 Diamond, Dr. Barnard, correspondence, 1958-1961

5 Driver's license correspondence

6 Edwards, J. Ll. J., correspondence, 1967

7 Epirotiki Lines correspondence

8 Erickson, Gladys, correspondence

9 Erickson, Albert, correspondence, 1963

10-11 Evans, William M., correspondence, 1963-1967, 1968-1970

12 Family planning, correspondence, 1967

13 Feldman, Dr. Leon H., correspondence, 1965-1967

14 Filler

15 Fink, Eli E., correspondence, 1959

16 Font,,,, Augustin E., correspondence, 1958

17 Fox, Dr. E. H., correspondence, 1958

18 Fredericksen, Johs and Kirsten, correspondence, 1963

19 Freeman, Warren N., correspondence, 1958-1968

20 Friedman, William J., correspondence, 1958

21 Fulford, David and family, correspondence, 1958-May 1962

 

box 7

1-2 Fulford, David and family correspondence, June 1962-1965, 1966-1970

3 Fund raising correspondence, 1968-1969

4 Gautier, Felisa de Ricon, correspondence, 1968

5-11 Gertz, Elmer, correspondence, Apr. 1958-Jan. 1 1959

 

box 8

1-11 Gertz, Elmer, correspondence, Jan. 2 1959-Nov. 1960

 

box 9

1-11 Gertz, Elmer, correspondence, Dec. 1960-Aug. 1961

 

box 10

1-22 Gertz, Elmer, correspondence, Sept. 1961-Feb. 1964

 

box 11

1-15 Gertz, Elmer, correspondence, Mar. 1964-Sept. 1967

 

box 12

1-5 Gertz, Elmer, correspondence, Oct. 1967-1970

6 Gianopulos, Philip G., correspondence, 1965-1966

7 Glasser, Joshua B., correspondence, 1958-1961

8 Glickman, Dr. I. Judah, correspondence, 1964

9 Goldberg, George, correspondence, 1958

10 Goldfarb, Samuel J., correspondence, 1958-1965

11 Gordon, Harold, correspondence, 1964

12 Gottesman, Rabbi Harold Z., correspondence, 1958

13 Graduate school application correspondence, 1962-1966

14 Groves, John S., correspondence, 1958

15 Hall, Jeanne M., correspondence, 198-1965

16 Hall, Livingston and family, correspondence, 1958-1961

17 Hammer, Heinrich, correspondence, 1958-1970

18 Hardin, Don and Lee, correspondence, 1968-1969

19 Hass, Mrs. Berdie, correspondence, 1958

20 Haverlin, Carl, correspondence, 1958-1961

21 Hefner, Hugh M., correspondence, 1964-1969

22 Heidelberger, James F., correspondence, 1961-1962

23 Henderson, Alfred J. and Lib, correspondence, 1967-1968

24 Herman, Alvin, correspondence, 1964-1967

25 Hinterbruhl, Austria, correspondence, 1963

 

box 13

1 Hipkiss, Rita M., correspondence, 1959

2 Kirsh, Mrs. Herbert, correspondence, 1958-1959

3 Hitzig, Dr. William M., correspondence, 1961

4 Horowitz, Richard and Hilda, correspondence, 1958-1959

5 Hospital, correspondence, 1965-1966

6 Huff, Dr. Clay G., correspondence, 1958-1966

7 Huston, James G., correspondence, 1962

8 Imprisonment correspondence, 1964-1966

9 Ingersoll, Rev. Fred, correspondence, 1958

10 Inter-American University correspondence, 1964-1967

11 Jackman, Miss Jennie, correspondence, 1958-1959

12 Jeep correspondence, 1964-1965

13 Jiminez-Torres, Dr. Carlos, correspondence, 1958

14-15 Johnson, Henry S., correspondence, 1958-1971 (accession M1977.0001)

16 Johnston, Larry and Mary, correspondence, 1958-1959

17 Jones, Larry, correspondence, 1966

18 Kalish, Myron, correspondence, 1967

19 Kansas Law Review correspondence, 1964-1965

20 Kelly, Col. John C., correspondence, 1958-1963

21 Kerner, Dr. Jerry W., correspondence, 1967-1969

22 Key, Wilson Bryan, correspondence, 1969

23 Kindy, Dr. and Mrs. Paul, correspondence, 1958-1962

24 Klem, John, correspondence, 1959

25 Kotter, Friedel, correspondence, 1964-1969

26 Koussevitski, Daniel, correspondence, 1963

27 Krainock, Mrs. Mildred Brooks, correspondence, 1958

28 Kraus, Dr. Bertram, correspondence, 1965-1966

29 Kutner, Luis, correspondence, 1967

 

box 14

1 Laevsky, Henry, correspondence, 1958

2 Laune, Dr. Ferris F., correspondence, 1958-1967

3 Lebold, Donald A., correspondence, 1958-1968

4 Lebold, Mrs. Foreman (Peggy), correspondence, 1958-1970

5-12 Lebold, Samuel N. and Ellie, correspondence, 1958, 1959, 1960-1961, 1962, 1963, 1964-1965, 1966-1968, 1969-1970

13 Leprosy in Puerto Rico, correspondence, 1967

14 Lerner, Leo and Deana, correspondence, 1958-1966

15 Lewis, George Porter, correspondence, 1958-1967

16 Library of Congress correspondence, 1968

17 Light, Ivan, correspondence, 1958

18 Lipman, Rabbi Eugene J., correspondence, 1958

19 Livingston, Mrs. Leon J. (Molly), correspondence, 1963-1964

20 Livingston Publishing Company correspondence, 1966-1967

21 Long, John P., correspondence, 1958

22 Look magazine correspondence, 1961

23 Lyle, Judge John H., correspondence, 1958

24 Lyons, Leonard, correspondence, 1962-1968

25 MacCormick, Austin, correspondence, 1964

26 Mackenzie, Locke L., correspondence, 1966-1968

27 Magaday, Paul, correspondence, 1970

 

box 15

1 Maremont, Arnold H., correspondence, 1958-1968

2 Marcus, Edel, correspondence, 1963

3 Maricaco Forest correspondence, 1961

4 Martin, Dr. Walter, correspondence, 1958-1960

5 Matheson, June, correspondence, 1958-1960

6 Mattick, Hans W., correspondence, 1958-1965

7 Mayer, Howard, correspondence, 1958-1966

8 Mays, Robert V., correspondence, 1959-1961

9 McCandless, James B. correspondence

10 McPartland, W. J., correspondence, 1961

11 Medical school correspondence, 1958-1959

12 Menninger, Dr. Karl, correspondence, 1958-1968

13 Merchan, Ulises, correspondence, 1969

14 Middleton, Douglas S., correspondence, 1958-1970

15 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1958-1964

16 Morris, Prof. Charles W., correspondence, 1958

17 Morris, Jerome S., correspondence, 1961-1963

18 Murray, Don, correspondence

19 The Nation correspondence, 1964-1968

20 National Association of Social Workers correspondence, 1958-1962

21 Nebraska Law Review correspondence, 1964-1966

22 Nelson, Rev. Leland A., correspondence, Feb. 1965

23 Newman, Edward A., correspondence, 1958-1959

24-26 Newman, Ralph G., correspondence, 1958-1968, Mar-Dec. 1958-1959

 

box 16

1-2 Newman, Ralph, correspondence, 1960-1961, 1962-1970

3 Nieves-Reviera, Carlos, correspondence, 1963

4 Ohlin, Lloyd E., correspondence, 1958-1960

5 Ouellette, Armand R., correspondence, 1965

6 Paoli, Tony, correspondence, 1963-1967

7 Paperback correspondence, 1965

8 Parker, Mrs. Ray, correspondence, 1966

9 Parkhurst, Norman E., correspondence, 1959

10 Paulson, Dennis R., correspondence, 1962

11 Peddicord, William c., correspondence, 1964-1967

12 Pick, Dr. John F., correspondence, 1958-1969

13 Plain Pigeon correspondence, 1963

14 Pont, Sra. Angelita, correspondence, 1958

15 Popular Library correspondence, 1965

16 Praeger, Herbert, correspondence, 1961-1965

17 Price, Lou and Faye, correspondence, 1958

18 Ragen, Joseph E., correspondence, 1958-1964

19 Rayner, Leonard, correspondence, 1967-1968

20 Rice, Justus B., correspondence, 1958-1964

21 Roback, Dr. A. A., correspondence, 1958-1961

22 Robinson, Lee, correspondence, 1958-1964

23 Rodriquez, Sofia, correspondence, 1958

24 Rosenberg, Murray, correspondence, 1961

25 Roth, Donald, correspondence, 1963-1966

26 Rover, Howard E., correspondence, 1963-1968

27-31 Row, W. Harold, correspondence, Mar-Dec. 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1962

 

box 17

1-7 Row, W. Harold, correspondence, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969-1970

8 Saadon Bin Ghani, correspondence, 1967-1968

9 Sanchez, Jose, correspondence, 1961-1964

10 Sbarbaro, John A., correspondence, 1958

11 Schechter, Herman, correspondence, 1967-1969

12 Schelly, Herbert, correspondence, 1958

13 Schmidt, Eleanor E., correspondence, 1958

14 Schlosser, Louis L., correspondence, 1958

15 Schofield, John J., correspondence, 1958-1959

16 Seabolt, Eunice, correspondence, 1959-1960

17 Seldes, Timothy, correspondence, 1958-1959

18 Shall, Herman, correspondence, 1967

19 Shubart, Mrs. Harry (Margaret), correspondence, 1958

20 Siegel, Jacob, correspondence, 1958

21 Silbert, Judge Samuel H., correspondence, 1958-1962

22 Silva, Ana Margarita, correspondence, 1958-1959

23 Simonson, Mrs. Burton E., correspondence, 1958

 

box 18

1 Siterley, Mrs. E. Cathleen, correspondence, 1958-1964

2 Smith, Lee, correspondence, 1958-1968

3 Smith, Maurice C., Jr., correspondence, 1958-1967

4 Snell, Marvin, M.D., correspondence, 1958-1959

5 Snyder, Dr. LeMoyne, correspondence, 195859

6 Sobell, Morton, correspondence, 1963-1968

7 Social Service fund correspondence, 1964

8 Spall, Louise, correspondence, 1959-1968

9 Spiegel, Samuel A. 1958-1959

10 Stanton, Dr. Howard, correspondence, 1961

11 Stein, Mrs. William, correspondence, 1968

12 Stoltzfus, Grant M., correspondence, 1958

13 Strauss, Helen, correspondence, 1962-1964

14-15 Strom, Adolph and family, correspondence, 1958-1963, 1964-1970

16 Studebaker, John P., correspondence, 1968

17 Sukov, Marvin, M. D., correspondence, 1958-1961

18 Susskind, David, correspondence, 1963

19 Taxidermists correspondence, 1962

20 Thiernau, Al, correspondence, 1958

21 Three Kings Day (Castaner Toy Committee) correspondence, 1958-1967

22 Townsend, Ralph and Mildred, correspondence, 1963-1969

23 Trohan, Dr. Walter, correspondence, 1958

24 Truzzi, Marcello, correspondence, 1969

25 Umpierre, Angel, correspondence, 1958-1963

26 University of Puerto Rico correspondence, 1968

27 Upjohn Company correspondence, 1958

 

box 19

1 Van Vechten, Courtlandt C., correspondence, 1958-1959

2 Vaughan, Samuel S., correspondence, 1964-1968

3 Weaver, Larry M., correspondence, 1965

4 Weinbert, Arthur, correspondence, 1958-1959

5 Weinhart, Samuel, correspondence, 1958

6 Weinstein, Rabbi Jacob J., correspondence, 1958

7 Weir, Fr. Eligius, correspondence, 1958-1970

8 Westfall, Viola, correspondence, 1959-1970

9 White, Mrs. Eleanor F., correspondence, 1958

10 White, Margaret E., correspondence, 1959

11 Williams, Florence, correspondence, 1958-1964

12 Williams, Helen, correspondence, 1958-1970

13 Williams, J. B., correspondence, 1958

14 Willoughby, William G., correspondence, 1963-1969

15 Winters, Carl S., correspondence, 1958-1959

16 Workman, Mrs. Donna, correspondence, 1959

17 X-ray machine correspondence, 1958

18 Zeisler, Ernest B., correspondence, 1958-1961

19-21 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1951-1953, 1960-1962, 1958-1970

 

Series 4. Topical files (box 20-32):

box 20

1 Acta Psychiatrica et Neurologica

2 American Society for Tropical Medicine Paper

3 American Sociological Review

4 The Auk; bird pamphlets by N. F.. Leopold

5 Brethren Service Commission

6 Canales, Nemesio R. (Report of Socio-Economic Conditions)

7 Capital punishment

8 Checklist of Birds of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, by N. F. Leopold

9-10 Clippings, miscellaneous articles

11 "Concept of Causality," by N. F. Leopold

12 Conference, Philadelphia Bar Association correspondence, 1970

13 Doubleday correspondence

14 Educational background correspondence

15 Employment correspondence

16 English A, Lessons, 1-25 (from Spanish) correspondence

17 Essays and articles

 

box 21

1 Essays and articles

2 Gluck, Dr. Bernard testimony, correspondence, 1924

3 Inmate Trust Fund Ledger, correspondence, 1954-1955

4 Job applications

5 Kirtland's Warbler habitat group disposition, correspondence, 1964-1967

6 Language studies correspondence

7 Miscellaneous

8 Miscellaneous pamphlets and magazine articles

9 Nutritional status of Barrio Montones, 4, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico

10 Parole: Miscellaneous articles on parole attempt, 1952-1953

11 Parole: Letters to parole board

 

box 22

1 Parole: Lanne, Wm. F., Parole Prediction as Science

2 Parole: Newspaper clippings on bid for pardon, 1961

3 Parole: Pick, Dr. John F., testimony, 1959

4-5 Parole: Testimonials

6 Proposal to Muscular dystrophy

7 Parrots

8 Sephardic Jews

9 Stateville Correspondence School'10: Thesis for University of Puerto Rico, by Leopold, 1960

10 Thesis for University of Puerto Rico, by N. F. Leopold, 1960

11 "Tracing Parasitic Infection"

12 Travel

13 Travel: Round the World

14 University of Puerto Rico

15 Volunteer Library League

 

box 23

1-3 Life Plus 99 Years: book copy

 

box 24

1-2 Life Plus 99 Years: book copy

3 Life Plus 99 Years: introduction by Erle Stanley Gardner

4 Life Plus 99 Years: revisions

 

box 25

1 Life Plus 99 Years: corrected pages

2-5 Life Plus 99 Years: page copies

 

box 26

1 Life Plus 99 Years: correspondence with Doubleday, other publishers, & Ralph G. Newman

2-3 Life Plus 99 Years: proof copies

4 Life Plus 99 Years: syndication for Chicago Daily News

 

box 27

1-2 Life Plus 99 Years: revised copies

3 Life Plus 99 Years: proof copy

 

box 28

1 Life Plus 99 Years: proof copy

2 Life Plus 99 Years: book reviews

3 Life Plus 99 Years: contracts

4 Life Plus 99 Years: post-publication correspondence

5 Life Plus 99 Years: book reviews

6 Life Plus 99 Years: expense ledger

 

box 29

1-3 Life Plus 99 Years: manuscript copy

4-5 Compulsion lawsuit materials

 

box 30

1-3 Compulsion lawsuit materials

 

4 Compulsion lawsuit precedent: newsclippings re. John Goldfarb please come home lawsuit

5 Compulsion: answers to interrogations during trial

 

box 31

1 Compulsion: answers to interrogations during trial

2 Compulsion lawsuit opinion by Judge Brussel

3-4 Compulsion: excerpts from lawsuit trial record

5-6 Compulsion: identification of Nathan F. Leopold with Compulsion

7 Compulsion: identification with Compulsion, exhibits 1-33

 

box 32

1 Compulsion: notes on Compulsion "Truth and Falsehood"

2 Correspondence with Elmer Gertz & complaint of Compulsion lawsuit, 1958

3 Correspondence with Elmer Gertz & complaint of Compulsion lawsuit, 1959

4 Compulsion: miscellaneous articles on the movie

5-6 Compulsion: legal brief for lawsuit

7-8 Miscellaneous

 

Part 2. Nathan Leopold papers donated by Ralph G. Newman, primarily 1952-1958 (box 33-54):

Series 5. Correspondence, 1952-1975 (box 33-42):

Subseries 1. Prison correspondence, 1952-1957 (box 33-34):

box 33

1 Leopold's index to correspondence, including synopses of contents

2 Leopold's correspondence address index

3 Papers, unidentified and partially identified

4 Alinsky, Saul D., correspondence

5 American Medical Technologists correspondence

6 Arnold, Henry L., correspondence

7 Arnold, John, correspondence

8 Ballenger, A. G. (formerly Ballenberg), correspondence

9 Bechtoldt, Harold P., correspondence

10 Bettag, Otto L., correspondence

11 Binstock, Louis, Rabbi, correspondence

12 Bowers, G., correspondence

13 Bradley, Preston, correspondence

14 Brannon, Londus B., correspondence

15 Brown, Abel M., correspondence

16 Burgess, Ernest W., correspondence

17 Byron, William F., correspondence

18 Caldwell, Robert A., correspondence

19 Chicago Vorwaerts (extracts typed by Leopold)

20 Clevenger, A. S., correspondence

21 Cohen, Mr. And Mrs. Jerry, correspondence

22 Coulston, Frederick A., correspondence

23 Craige, Branch, Jr., correspondence

24 Cressey, Donald R., correspondence

25 Cronbach, Abraham, correspondence

26 Daykin, Samuel P., correspondence

27 Deep Rock Oil Corporation, correspondence

28 Dickson, James H., correspondence

29 Dort, Joseph A., correspondence

30 Edgcomb, John H., correspondence

31 Einstein, Albert, correspondence

32 Erickson, Gladys, correspondence

33 Fitzgibbon, Mayme, correspondence

34 Friedman, William J., correspondence

35 Fulford, David E., correspondence

36 Gardner, Erle Stanley; New York Times book review on Compulsion

37 Gault, Robert, correspondence

38 Gerber, Kenneth, correspondence

39 Glasser, Gwen, correspondence

40 Goldfarb, Samuel J., correspondence

41 Greenbaum, Walter J., correspondence

42 Greene, Alfred B., correspondence

43 Hammer, Heino, correspondence

44 Haynes, Fred E., correspondence

45 Heidelberger, James F., correspondence

46 Hicks, Robert W., correspondence

47 Hill, Henry C., correspondence

48 Howard, Earl Dean, correspondence

49 Huff, Clay G., correspondence

50 Hurlbut, James, correspondence

51 Ingersoll, Fred L., Rev., correspondence

52 Jung, Moses, correspondence

53 Karp, David: "In Search of a Motive"

54 Kauffman, William, correspondence

55 Keller, Helen, correspondence

56 Kupcinet, Irv, correspondence

57 Larson, John A., correspondence

58 Lebold, Donald A., correspondence

59 Lebold, Foreman M. and Peggy, correspondence

60 Lebold, Joan, correspondence

61 Lebold, Sam N., correspondence

62 Lejins, Pierre, correspondence

 

box 34

1 Leopold, N. F., Life Plus 99 Years, carbon copy, Chapters 13-21

2 Leopold, N. F., "Comments on Army Study":

3 Leopold, N. F., Study of prediction factors

4 Leopold, N. F., "Warren Ragen, as I see him"

5 Lewis, George Porter, correspondence

6 List: Letters left at the (prison) mail office

7 List: "People to whom letter of thanks is to be sent"

8 List: visitors expected

9 Long, John P., correspondence

10 McCallister, Frank W., correspondence

11 McClung, Paul, correspondence

12 McCoorty, John P., correspondence

13 Mandel, Leon II, correspondence

14 Maremont, Arnold H., correspondence

15 Martin, John B., correspondence

16 Maurer, Ernest W., correspondence

17 Metzger, Kurt L., Rabbi, correspondence

18 Meyer, Stanford S., correspondence

19 Meyers, Edward, correspondence

20 Mocciola, Miguel, correspondence

21 Montgomery, Mr. And Mrs. Bert, correspondence

22 Morris, Charles, correspondence

23 Newman, Ralph G., correspondence

24 Petersen, Mrs. W. H., correspondence

25 Pick, John F., correspondence

26 Potts, Max, correspondence

27 Pullman, Theodore N., correspondence

28 Ragan, Joseph E., correspondence

29 Rice, J. B., correspondence

30 Rogers, Don C., correspondence

31 Ryerson, Anthony M., correspondence

32 Sandburg, Carl, correspondence

33 Sanborn, Colin Campbell, correspondence

34 Sbarbaro, John A., correspondence

35 Selling, Lowell S., correspondence

36 Shuman, Nicholas, correspondence

37 Siegel, Jacob, correspondence

38 Silverman, S. Z., correspondence

39 Sinclair Crude Oil Company correspondence

40 Slingerland, Margaret, correspondence

41 Sponberg, Esther A., correspondence

42 Sukov, Marvin, correspondence

43 Stinn, Joseph, correspondence

44 Van Vechten, Courtlandt C., Jr., correspondence

45 Weir, Eligius, Rev., correspondence

46 Wheeler, Charles B., correspondence

47 Whorton, C. Merrill, correspondence

48 Williams, Helen, correspondence

49 Winters, Carl S., correspondence

50 Zeisler, Ernest B., correspondence

51 Zemans, Eugene S., correspondence

 

Part 2. Nathan Leopold papers donated by Ralph G. Newman, primarily 1952-1958 (boxes 33-54):

Series 5. Correspondence, 1952-1975 - continued

Subseries 2. Campaign for parole (box 34-42):

box 34 - continued

folders:

52 Personal correspondence: A-E, ca. 1955-1958 (large notebook)

 

box 35

1 Personal correspondence: F-K, ca. 1955-1958 (notebook)

2 Personal correspondence: L-Z, ca. 1955-1958 (notebook)

3 Assorted loose letters 1958, upon parole

4 Letters of thanks, 1958 (notebook)

5 Statement to press, Feb. 20, 1958 (notebook)

6 Petitions for parole and related documents, 1955-1958

7 Correspondence with Elvira Leduskukian, information on civil service

 

box 36

1 Adams, Varian B., correspondence, 1955-1958

2 Arnold, Henry L., correspondence, 1955-1958

3 Form letters, 1957-1958

6 Gertz' correspondence with others: A-G

 

box 37

1 Gertz' correspondence with others: H-N

2 Gertz' correspondence with others: O-R

3 Gertz' correspondence with others: S

4 Gertz' correspondence with others: T-Z

5-7 Supplementary material for Parole Board

8-14 Correspondence with Elmer Gertz, Feb-Oct. 1957

 

box 38

1-7 Correspondence with Elmer Gertz, Nov. 1957-May 1958

 

box 39

1-19 Correspondence with Elmer Gertz, June 1958-Nov. 1959

 

box 40

1-6 Correspondence with Elmer Gertz, Dec. 1959-Sept. 1971

7-14 Correspondence with Ralph G. Newman, 1951-1957

 

box 41

1-25 Correspondence with Ralph G. Newman, 1958-1960

 

box 42

1-3 Correspondence with Ralph G. Newman, 1961-1975

4 Friends letters, May-Aug. 1957

5 Thank-you letters, July 1957-Jan. 1958

6 Joseph E. Ragan correspondence

On shelf at end of collection: Scrapbook prepared for parole effort

 

Part 2. Nathan Leopold papers donated by Ralph G. Newman, primarily 1952-1958 (box 33-54):

Series 6. Miscellany (box 42-54):

box 42 - continued

folders:

7-8 Paid bills, Dec. 1957-May 1958

9 Pardon petition, July 1957

10 Parole petition, Aug. 1957

12 Photostats

 

box 43

1 Press, RV, etc.

2 Public letters July-Aug. 1957

3 Publishers letters, 1957

4 Sandburg, Carl

5 Stratton Pardon Statement

6 Financial and personal accounts

7 Compulsion lawsuit materials

8 Gardner, Erle Stanley

9 Life Plus 99 Years reviews

10 Doubleday and Co.

11 Snatch for a Halo manuscript

 

box 44

1 Checklist of Birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, by N. F Leopold

2 Graduation Exercises from University of Puerto Rico

3 The Tasks of Penology (includes Leopold article)

4 Life Plus 99 Years copy

5 Life Plus 99 Years, revised copy of chapter 22

6 "Statistical Interpretation of the Concept of Causality"

7 Castaner Benefit Publicity, Feb. 1968

8 Leprosy in Puerto Rico, a report

9 Articles by Leopold

10 Newsclippings

11 Newsclippings, 1952-1956

12-16 Newsclippings, Mar.-Sept. 1957

 

box 45

1 Newsclippings, Nov. 1957

2-3 Newsclippings, 1959

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings

4 Miscellaneous pamphlets

 

box 46

Newspaper clippings

 

box 47

Newspaper clippings

 

boxes 48-54

Books owned by Leopold in prison

 

Audio-recordings:

Unidentified tape-recordings (8 reels)

 

Oversize folder:

Certificate commuting Leopold's sentence, Sept. 22, 1949

 

Items stored in high-security storage (0V.B2.S2)

 

List of old card catalog headings for this collection:

The following entries were placed in the Manuscripts card catalog.

Subjects:

Leopold, Nathan F.

Capital Punishment.

Crime and Criminals. Chicago.

Darrow, Clarence Seward, 1857-1938.

Franks, Robert, 1910-1924.

Homosexuals.

Hospitals.

Illinois State Penitentiary, Joliet, IL.

Illinois State Penitentiary, Stateville, IL.

Jews in Chicago.

Medicine.

Ornithology.

Prisons and Penology.

Puerto Rico.

 

Added entries:

Alinsky, Saul D.

Brown, Abel

Burgess, Ernest W.

Compulsion.

Gardner, Erle Stanley

Gertz, Elmer, 1906-

Hefner, Hugh M.

Keller, Helen

Kutner, Luis

Lebold, Foreman M. (Mike), 1895-1953

Levin, Meyer, 1905-

Life Plus 99 Years.

Loeb, Richard, 1905-1936

Mandel, Leon II

Mattick, Hans W., 1920-1978

Menninger, Dr. Karl

Newman, Ralph G.

Ragen, Joseph

Sandburg, Carl

Sbarbaro, John A.

Sobell, Morton

Susskind, David

Weinstein, Jacob J., Rabbi