Skip to main content

Aaron Hardy Ulm Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 160

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Aaron Hardy Ulm Family Papers will gain insight into Governor Slaton’s decision to commute Leo Frank’s sentence to life in prison. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1916 - 1994

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Aaron Hardy Ulm was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1879. He was secretary to Governor Joseph Brown, c.1905 and later to Governor John M. Slaton, c.1913-1915. Following the lynching of Leo Frank, Ulm moved his family to Washington, D.C.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Aaron Hardy Ulm was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1879. He was secretary to Governor Joseph Brown, c.1905 and later to Governor John M. Slaton, c.1913-1915. Following the lynching of Leo Frank, Ulm moved his family to Washington, D.C. The collection consists of letters from Governor Slaton to Aaron Hardy Ulm while on his trip to California following the lynching of Leo Frank. Also included is hate mail sent from unknown persons to the governor's office following the commutation.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
Title
Aaron Hardy Ulm Papers, Mss 160
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

Contact:
1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States
678-222-3700