Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty Collection

Collection Summary

Title: Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty Collection
Call Number: MS 95-15
Size: 1.0 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated to Special Collections by the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty by affirmative vote at its annual meeting, 11-29-1994
Processed By: AG, 3-1995; JEF, 5-17-1999; MN, 11-2012
Restrictions: Materials in Box 2 FF 12 are restricted

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

This collection contains the records and papers of the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty from its incorporation July 29, 1988 to 1994. The collection includes minutes of meetings, correspondence, histories of legal proceedings, and writings in opposition to the death penalty.

Administrative History

Incorporated in 1988, the objectives of the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty are to promote public education about capital punishment and disseminate information about the death penalty and the effects of executions. The first registered agent was William Lucero, of Topeka, Kansas, the son of a murder victim. The organization’s headquarters are in Topeka.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1-Box 2 FF 78 Organizational Records
Series 2 Box 2 FF 8-11 Processing Notes
Series 3 Box 2 FF 12 Restricted Materials

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 -- Organizational Records
     
Box 1 FF 1 Legal Documents. Contains the legal documents of the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty (KCADP) from 1987 to 1989. Includes the By-Laws, Articles of Incorporation of Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty, Inc. from the Office of the Secretary of State Bill Graves, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative papers, and papers regarding Federal tax exemption forms.
Box 1 FF 2 Form Letters. Contains several copies of a form letter to death penalty opponents and elected representatives describing the purpose of the KCADP and information regarding the death penalty in Kansas. Also contains lists of Kansas Senators with information regarding this issue and how to contact them.
Box 1 FF 3 Minutes. Contains the meeting minutes of the KCADP from 1987 to 1994.
Box 1 FF 4 Financial Reports. Contains the financial reports of the KCADP from 1986 to 1989.
Box 1 FF 5 Newspaper Clipping. Contains a clipping from the Topeka Daily Capital, 1979.
Box 1 FF 6 Articles. Contains statements and articles in opposition to the death penalty.
Box 1 FF 7 Death Penalty Legislation. Contains early correspondence and documents directly relating to death penalty legislation from February 1986 to February 1987.
Box 1 FF 8 Newsletters and Other Papers. Contains communications within the KCADP, 1987-1988.
Box 1 FF 9 Newsletters and Other Papers. Contains communications within the KCADP, 1989-1990.
Box 1 FF 10 Newsletters and Other Papers. Contains communications within the KCADP, 1991-1994.
Box 1 FF 11 Correspondence. Contains correspondence between KCADP members and non-members, November 1986 to May 1987.
Box 1 FF 12 Correspondence. Contains correspondence between KCADP members and non-members, May 1987 to December 1987.
Box 2 FF 1 Correspondence. Contains correspondence between KCADP members and non-members, January 1988 to August 1988.
Box 2 FF 2 Correspondence. Contains correspondence between KCADP members and non-members, September 1988 to December 1988.
Box 2 FF 3 Correspondence. Contains correspondence between KCADP members and non-members, 1989.
Box 2 FF 4 Correspondence. Contains correspondence between KCADP members and non-members, 1990.
Box 2 FF 5 Correspondence. Contains correspondence between KCADP members and non-members, 1991-1992.
Box 2 FF 6 Correspondence. Contains correspondence between KCADP members and non-members, 1993.
Box 2 FF 7 Correspondence. Contains correspondence between KCADP members and non-members, 1994.
     
Series 2 -- Processing Notes
     
Box 2 FF 8-11 Processing notes. Handwritten notes about and finding aid draft for the collection by Avis German, initial processor, 1994-1995.
     
Series 3 -- Restricted Materials
     
Box 2 FF 12 Restricted file. Contains confidential and classified items that are not accessible.