C-SPAN BOOK TV Visits UAlbany Special Collections

Recently, C-SPAN’s Book TV visited the University at Albany’s M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives. This segment looks at the National Death Penalty Archive there–a really fascinating collection largely compiled by the efforts of one man, M. Watt Espy, who died in 2009. The records date back to the early 17th century and represent an exhaustive effort to catalog the thousands of people in America who have been subject to capital punishment.

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