Michigan attorney Eugene Wanger will donate his collection of artifacts related to the death penalty to the National Death Penalty Archive in Albany, New York. His collection is one of the largest privately owned collections in the country, composed of books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, photographs and other memorabilia, memorializing the history of the death penalty in the United States and across the globe.
The National Death Penalty Archive will hold a dedication ceremony to incorporate the Eugene G. Wanger and Marilyn M. Wanger Death Penalty Collection into the archive at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17 at the University at Albany Science Library in Albany New York. The event will feature Eugene Wanger as a speaker, as well as Henderson Hill, executive director of the Eighth Amendment Project; Richard Dieter, of the Death Penalty Information Center; William Bowers, director of the Capital Jury Project; Margaret Vandiver, professor at the University of Memphis; Constance Putnam, PhD, co-author of In Spite of Evidence; Eric Freedman, professor at Hofstra Law School, Daniel Linke, archivist and curator of public policy papers at Princeton University; and Charles Lanier, PhD, of Lanier Consulting and research.
Eugene Wanger served as a delegate to the Michigan Constitutional Convention in 1961-1962 and authored the provision in the current Michigan Constitution prohibiting the death penalty in the state.
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