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Davis (Angela) "Freiheit für Angela Davis" ephemera collection, 1971-1972
M2086  
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Description
Materials include correspondence from the East German "Freiheit für Angela Davis" Campaign, 1971-1972. Archive of approximately 90 items, chiefly signed postcard petitions, including 13 letters and broadsides, single pages and folded many with original illustrations and envelopes, addressed to Judge Richard Arnason at the Santa Clara District Court or the United Committee to Free Angela Davis on the cover.
Background
Angela Davis (born 1944) is an American political activist, who was arrested in 1970 in relation to a murder case. Campaigns for solidarity with Davis were popular throughout both West and East Germany. The East German "Freiheit für Angela Davis" Campaign, 1971-1972, led to the creation of ephemera related to Davis' imprisonment
Extent
0.28 Linear Feet (1 flat box and 1 half box)
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.