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Letters in University Archives inform character portrayal in Boston play
Released on May 26, 2007
Contact: Amira Aaron (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Leo Frank Trial Collection of letters and documents held in the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department was prominently featured recently in the Boston Sunday Globe. On Sunday, May 13th, an article entitled "Heartache, in their Own Words" described the moving experience of the stars of the Boston premier of "Parade", the Tony Award-winning musical based on the notorious Leo Frank case in Georgia, as they explored the actual letters and a diary penned by Leo and Lucille Frank. Actress Bridget Beirne said, "We learned so much about them from their own words." The Leo Frank collection was donated to Brandeis in 1961 by an Atlanta relative of Lucille Frank, who was a life member of the Brandeis University National Women's Committee.