The New South and Leo Frank Historical Documents

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Photographs

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[Atlanta's New Courthouse.]
"The Frank Case."
Collier's: The National Weekly. Vol. 54, No. 15 (26 December 1914).
Courtesy of The Magazine and Newspaper Section of The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

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[Hand-tinted color portrait. of Reuben R. and Frances Arnold, circa 1905.]
Reuben Arnold Papers. RRA 305.1.
Courtesy of the Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

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[Luther Z. Rosser.]
"The Frank Case."
Collier's: The National Weekly. Vol. 54, No. 15 (26 December 1914).
Courtesy of The Magazine and Newspaper Section of The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

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[Mrs. Leo M. Frank, Mrs. J. W. Coleman, Mary Phagan, Judge L.S. Roan, Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey.]
"The Frank Case."
Collier's: The National Weekly. Vol. 54, No. 14 (19 December 1914).
Courtesy of The Magazine and Newspaper Section of The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

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[Portrait of Leo Frank.]
Harold and Maxine Marcus Family Papers. HMM 96.1.
The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

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[Portrait of Lucille Selig Frank.]
Harold and Maxine Marcus Family Papers. HMM 96.13.
Courtesy of the Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

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[Portrait of Luther Rosser.]
Courtesy of the Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

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[Reuben R. Arnold.]
"The Frank Case."
Collier's: The National Weekly. Vol. 54, No. 15 (26 December 1914).
Courtesy of The Magazine and Newspaper Section of The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

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[Standing Portrait. of Lucille and Leo Frank on Sunday, July 17, 1909.]
Harold and Maxine Marcus Family Papers. HMM 96.4.
Courtesy of the Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

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[The Old Venable Hotel.]
"The Frank Case."
Collier's: The National Weekly. Vol. 54, No. 15 (26 December 1914).
Courtesy of The Magazine and Newspaper Section of The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

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Judge Ben H. Hill.
Collier's: The National Weekly. Vol. 54, No. 15 (26 December 1914).
Courtesy of The Magazine and Newspaper Section of The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

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[Lynching of Leo Frank]
Courtesy of the Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

Journals

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Henry A. Alexander.
"Some Facts about The Murder Notes in the Phagan Case."
(No publisher or date noted. Author had this document printed himself.)
Courtesy of V/FK Milton Klein Family Papers. The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

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[Certificate of Marriage; Mr. Leo M. Frank and Mrs. Lucille Selig.]
The Temple Records, 1853-1989. MSS 59, container 19, folder 8.
Courtesy of the Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William
Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

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Alfred to Leo Frank.
Leo Frank Manuscript Collection. 5 July 1915
Courtesy of the Atlanta History Center.

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Bauer and Donoghue to Leo Frank.
Leo Frank Manuscript Collection. 8 July 1915
Courtesy of the Atlanta History Center.

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Frank to Leopold.
Leopold Haas Papers V/F H. 4 August 1915
Courtesy of the Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

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Governor Slaton to Sam Wellborn.
Leo Frank Manuscript Collection, Personality File. 3 March 1916
Atlanta History Center.

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Herbert Haas to Lucille Frank.
Leo Frank Manuscript Collection. 24 July 1915
Courtesy of the Atlanta History Center.

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Leo Frank to Col. M. J. Yeomans.
9 July 1915.
Courtesy of Leo Frank Manuscript Collection. Atlanta History Center.

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Leo Frank to Ike May.
15 May 1915
Courtesy of the Ike May Papers, V/F M. The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

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Leo Frank to Leopold.
Leo Frank to Leopold. 6 August 1915
Courtesy of the Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

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Leo Frank to Leopold.
Leopold Haas Papers V/F H. 5 August 1915
Courtesy of the Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

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Leo M. Frank's Wife Asks You to Help Save Her Husband From Hangman.
Green Bay Wisconsin Gazette. 7 May 1915
Courtesy of the Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

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Lucille Frank to Leo Frank.
Leo Frank Manuscript Collection. 12 July 1915
Courtesy of the Atlanta History Center.

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M.Selig to Mrs. Jacobs Selig.
The Temple Records, MSS59, Container 14, Folder 12. 18 July 1915.
Courtesy of the Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

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Mr. and Mrs. George H. Phelps to Mrs. Leo Frank.
Leo Frank Manuscript Collection. 6 May 1915
Courtesy of the Atlanta History Center.

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Mr. and Mrs. Henry Z. Smith to Mrs. Leo Frank.
Leo Frank Manuscript Collection. 28 May 1915
Courtesy pf the Atlanta History Center.

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R.L.M. to The Warden, Georgia Penitentiary.
Leo Frank Manuscript Collection. 22 August 1915
Courtesy of the Atlanta History Center.

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ImageSimon Wolfe to Leo Frank.
Leo Frank Manuscript Collection. 10 June 1915
Courtesy of Atlanta History Center.

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Reports

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Newsletter
"Anti-Defamation League"
B'nai B'rith News. Vol. VI, No. 2 (October 1913)
Courtesy of B'nai B'rith Records. MSS 49, unprocessed. The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community
Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

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"Decision in Response for Application to Posthumous Pardon for Leo M. Frank. State Board of Pardons and Paroles."
State Board of Pardons and Paroles. Atlanta History Center. 1983.
Leo Frank Manuscript Collection, Personality File Atlanta History Center

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Patterson, T.E.
"Memorandum of Recommendation by T.E. Patterson, Prison Commissioner"
Courtesy of the Georgia Department of Archives

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[Pardon for Leo Frank.]
State Board of Pardons and Paroles
.Leo Frank Manuscript Collection,
Personality File.Atlanta History Center

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[Petition To the Honorable Governor and Board of Pardons of the State of Georgia.]
1915
MS 91, Box 5, Folder 6, Leo Frank Collection.
Courtesy of Atlanta History Center.

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Dorsey, Hugh M. to R.E. Davison.
Courtesy of the Georgia Department of Archives.

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Powell, Arthur G. to the Prison Commissioner of Georgia.
19 May 1915.
Courtesy of the Georgia Department of Archives.

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Magazines

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The Leo Frank Case Still Raging in Northern Papers.
The Jeffersonian. 25 March 1915.

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"Governor Slaton Beating Off the Vultures"
Watson's Magazine. Volume 21 #4. August 1915.

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"As the New York World--Jew Owned--Sees Us"
Watson's Magazine. Volume 21 #6. October 1915.

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"Leo Frank Sentenced Again"
The Jeffersonian. 17 December 1914.

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[The Jeffersonian: advertising and subscription information]
The Jeffersonian. 17 December 1914.

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[The Jeffersonian]
The Jeffersonian. 17 December 1914.

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Connolly, C. P.
The Frank Case.
Collier's: The National Weekly. Vol. 54, No. 14 (19 December 1914).
Courtesy of The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum (Magazine and Newspaper Section).

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Connolly, C. P.
The Frank Case.
Collier's: The National Weekly. Vol. 54, No. 15 (26 December 1914).
Courtesy of The Magazine and Newspaper Section of The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum.

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Newspapers

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Bert Green.
"The Georgia Artist's Diagram of Pencil Factory Used Before Grand Jury to Explain Phagan Slaying"
The Atlanta Georgian. 23 May 1913.

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"Facing the Jury, Frank Asserts His Innocence of Mary Phagan's Death"
The Atlanta Journal. 13 August 1913.

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"Leo. M. Frank on Witness Stand"
The Atlanta Journal. 13 August 1913.

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"They Are Witnesses for Leo. M. Frank"
The Atlanta Journal. 13 August 1913.

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"Frank's Last Letter to His Chief Attorney"
The Atlanta Journal. 15 August 1915.

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"$20,000 In Reward Will Be Offered"
The Atlanta Journal. 17 August 1915.

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"Commissioners at Prison When Mob Seized Frank"
The Atlanta Journal. 17 August 1915.

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"Dr. Adler Declares Georgia Alone Should Seek Lynchers"
The Atlanta Journal. 17 August 1915.

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"Frank Lynched After 100-Mile Ride; His Face Mutilated by Second Mob; Governor Promises Prompt Action"
New York Times. 17 August 1915.

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"Frank's Body Is Buried at Mount Carmel, Brooklyn"
The Atlanta Journal. 17 August 1915.

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"Frank's Parents Learn of His Death by Mob"
The Atlanta Journal. 17 August 1915.

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"Frenzied Man Makes Attack--Women and Babies View"
New York Times. 17 August 1915.

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"Georgia Press Condemns Act"
The New York Times. 17 August 1915.

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"Governor is Notified of Frank Lynching"
The Atlanta Journal. 17 August 1915.

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"Hope for Vindication Frank's Prison Solace"
New York Times. 17 August 1915.

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"Killing Upheld Law Says Marietta Paper"
New York Times. 17 August 1915.

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"Leo Frank Expressed Hope of Vindication in Letter July 4"
The Atlanta Journal. 17 August 1915.

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"Leo Frank Forcibly Taken From Prison; He Is Hanged to a Tree Near Marietta; His Body Has Been Brought to Atlanta"
The Atlanta Journal. 17 August 1915.

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"Leo M. Frank Kidnapped at Night from Georgia State Prison Farm by Armed Men in an Automobile"
New York Times. 17 August 1915.

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"Letter From Frank Reaches Brooklyn After His Death"
The Atlanta Journal. 17 August 1915.

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"Marietta Citizens Laud Mob's Work"
New York Times. 17 August 1915.

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"Marietta Officials Don't Know of Mob"
The Atlanta Journal. 17 August 1915.

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"Mayor of Atlanta Defends Mob's Work"
New York Times. 17 August 1915.

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"Mob Had Plotted Crime for Weeks"
The New York Times. 17 August 1915.

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"News Overcomes Frank's Parents"
New York Times. 17 August 1915.

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"People Throng to Scene Where Body Dangles From Rope"
The Atlanta Journal. 17 August 1915.

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"Plan to Wall In Tree on Which Frank Was Hanged"
The Atlanta Journal. 17 August 1915.

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"Prison Head, In Irons, Saw Mob Seize Frank"
New York Times. 17 August 1915.

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"Slaton, in Address, Denounces Lynching"
New York Times. 17 August 1915.

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"A Recrudescence of Race Prejudice"
The New York Times. Reprinted from The Evening Mail. 18 August 1915

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"Called Blot on State by Josephus Daniels"
The New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"Chicago Voices Indignation"
The New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"Frank's Last Letter Reaches His Father"
New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"Georgia Hangs Her Head"
The New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"Governor Prepares for Formal Inquiry"
New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"Holds Watson Most Guilty"
New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"Hounded by People of Georgia"
The New York Times. Reprinted from The Evening Sun. 18 August 1915.

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"How the Jeffersonian Fanned Race Hatred"
The New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"Intimates Woodward is Playing Politics"
New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"Killing of Frank Generally Condemned as a Blot on Georgia"
The New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"Magnus 'Ashamed of His State'"
The New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"Mob Wanted Only His Death"
The New York Times. Reprinted from The Evening Globe. 18 August 1915.

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"Neighbors All Protect Frank Slayers; Victim Was Brave When Facing Death; Whole Story as the Lynchers Tell It"
New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"New Yorker Forming a Committee to Employ Investigators to Assist Georgia Authorities"
New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"No Refuge for Butchers"
The New York Times. Reprinted from The American. 18 August 1915.

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"People Will Watch Governor"
The New York Times. Reprinted from The Sun. 18 August 1915.

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"Prison Commission Witnessed Kidnapping; Chairman Exonerates State Farm Officials"
The New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"Says Tom Watson Is Frank's Slayer"
The New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"Sees One Gleam of Light"
The New York Times. Reprinted from The World. 18 August 1915.

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"Slain by Pack of Wolves"
The New York Times. From The Richmond Times-Dispatch. 18 August 1915.

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"Southerners Denounce the Frank Lynching"
The New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"Spirit of the Vendetta"
The New York Times. From The Chicago Tribune. 18 August 1915.

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"State or Nest of Outlaws?"
The New York Times. Reprinted from The Brooklyn Eagle. 18 August 1915.

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"The Red Hand of Anarchy"
The New York Times. Reprinted from The Tribune. 18 August 1915.

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"Took Frank's Life in 'Resentment'"
The New York Times. 18 August 1915.

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"Trial Called a Prolonged Lynching"
The New York Times. From The Philadelphia Public Ledger. 18 August 1915.

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"What Can Be Done About It?"
The New York Times. Reprinted from The Evening Post. 18 August 1915.

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"What Will Georgia Do About It?"
The New York Times. Reprinted from The New York Herald. 18 August 1915

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"Would Shame a Barbary Pirate"
The New York Times. From The Cleveland Plain Dealer. 18 August 1915.

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"A Regrettable Incident"
New York Times. 19 August 1915.

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"Proof of Frank's Innocence"
New York Times. 19 August 1915.

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"Would Isolate Georgia"
New York Times. 19 August 1915.

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"Would Try Prison Officials"
New York Times. 19 August 1915.

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"Testimony May Close Wednesday"
The Atlanta Journal. 20 August 1913.

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"Georgia Alone to Punish Mob, Says Governor"
The Atlanta Journal. 20 August 1915.

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"Harris to Urge Court to Punish Lynchers"
The Atlanta Journal. 20 August 1915.

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"He Will Charge Jury in Frank Case [Judge L.S. Roan]"
The Atlanta Journal. 23 August 1913.

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"Frank Sentenced to Hang on October 10th, But Fight For New Trial Will Stay the Execution for Many Months"
The Atlanta Journal. 26 August 1913.

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"Prison Officials Tell Graphic Stories of Seizure of Frank"
The Atlanta Journal. 17 August 1915.

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Mrs. Leo Frank.
"Leo M. Frank's Wife Asks You to Help Save Her Husband From Hangman"
Green Bay Wisconsin Gazette. 7 May 1915.
Courtesy of The Temple Records, Box 15, Folder 3 The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center of The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum