The Ben Shahn Mural at Syracuse University

The material in this case was provided by the Archives and Records Management Department at Syracuse University.

This is our career and our triumph. Never in our full life can we hope to do such work for tolerance, for justice, for man's understanding of man, as now we do by accident. Our words, our lives, our pains—nothing! The taking of our lives—lives of a good shoemaker and a poor fish-peddler—all! That last moment belongs to us—that agony is our triumph!

From the speech delivered to Judge Webster Thayer by Bartolomeo Vanzetti

Schmeckbier to Shahn 1966 letter
Ken Shahn and the Passion of Sacco and VanzettiBush Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti
Mural Dedication Press Release
Mural Dedication Typescript
Mural Dedication MS rectoMural Dedication MS verso
Loire Art Glass to SchmeckebierSchulman to Bush 1967Reported Gift Memo 1967
Ben Shahn MosiacIn Memory of Evans
Bush to Piskor 1967Bush to Piskor 2