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Don Paine Collection of State of Tennessee v. Maurice Mays

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3056
Abstract This collection contains the materials collected by Tennessee lawyer Donald F. Paine about the murder trials of Maurice Mays in 1919 and 1921. Mays, a black restaurateur and former deputy sheriff of Knoxville, was convicted of the murder of a white woman named Bertie Lindsey in 1919. He was executed by the state on March 15, 1922, despite the concerns of respectable white and black citizens as to a fair trial and doubts about his guilt. Three series within the collection contain photocopies...
Dates: 1905-1926, 1983-2007 (bulk 1920's, 2006)

Donald Paine Collection Regarding Tennessee v. Louis Fain

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Identifier: MS-3441
Abstract

This collection consists of Donald Paine’s research materials and resulting articles and lecture regarding the case of Tennessee v. Louis Fain.

Dates: 1932 November-2009 December

Donald Paine Collection Regarding the Trials of Maude Moore

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Identifier: MS-3517
Abstract This collection consists primarily of Donald Paine’s notes regarding the trials of Maude Moore that occurred in Knoxville from 1919 to 1921. Included with these notes is correspondence regarding his research into the case, various related documents including marriage and death certificates, newspaper articles about Moore and her trials, photographs of various locations involved in the case, and recordings and handouts from Paine’s presentation about the case for the Knoxville Bar Association...
Dates: 1909 December 15-2010 September, undated

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