Abdeen Jabara papers: 1956-1994 (Majority of material found within 1968-2003)
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Sirhan B. Sirhan Defense [subseries]

Heavily documented is the case of Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, the Palestinian immigrant who in 1969 was convicted of the murder of Robert F. Kennedy. Jabara, at age 28, became part of the defense team (with George Shibley and Luke McKissack of Los Angeles) that successfully appealed Sirhan's original death sentence. Jabara advised the original defense team (Grant B. Cooper and Russell Parson, later dismissed by Sirhan) on the political, historical, and cultural aspects of the case. Interestingly, despite the closed nature of the case, many conspiracies have arisen as to who really killed RFK. Along with files of court documents, interview transcripts, press clippings, and parole information, this subseries details the failed collaboration agreement between the writer Robert B. Kaiser and Sirhan to produce a book about the case.

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Arguments addressed to the jury 1968
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Bertrand Russell's statement on Middle East from New York Times 1970
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Elizabeth Young Evans vs. Sirhan 1969
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Interviews with Sirhan family members circa 1968 (2 folders)
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Investigative Reports and Transcripts circa 1968-1969
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Jabara's writing about the case 1969
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Notes from the case circa 1969
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Parole Correspondence 1978-1981
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Parole Petition 1975
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Parole Press Clippings 1981
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Parole Respondent Statement 1981
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Parole Rescission Consideration 1981
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People of the State of California vs. Sirhan court documents 1968-1970 (2 folders)
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Press Clippings 1968-1969
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Psychiatric Evaluation 1975
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Report of Investigation Board of Prison Terms 1981
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Robert Kaiser Interview 1968-1970
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Sirhan vs. Kaiser court documents 1970 (6 folders)
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Sociological/Psychological research literature 1956-1968
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Speech written by Jabara (?) concerning Middle East undated