Physical Description: 1 box
Series Scope and Content Summary
The materials in this series consist of newspaper articles documenting the Brooke Hart kidnapping and murder, which took place
on November 9, 1933, and the subsequent lynching’s of the criminal defendants, John Maurice Holmes and Thomas Harold Thurmond
on November 16, 1933. This small collection includes original, microfilm and photocopies of news reports from the San Jose
Mercury Herald, Evening News—San Jose, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Most of the newspaper articles and clippings lack
newspaper titles or dates. Included is a newspaper scrapbook, which duplicates some of the loose articles. It is unknown who
compiled the scrapbook. Most of the dates range from November 9 through December 6, 1933. National newspaper reports are not
included in this collection.
Access to the collection is provided at the container level. The series is arranged chronologically by item.