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Kent Spriggs Papers

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This collection consists of Kent Spriggs' case files related to the 1973 retrial of Dave Keaton and Johnny Frederick of the Quincy Five and those related to Keaton et al. v. Townsend, a civil case brought by the Quincy Five against the State of Florida and Joe Townsend for the coerced testimony that implicated the men in the case. Included in these files are correspondence with Alfonse Figgers, Dave Keaton, David Charles Smith, Johnny Frederick, and Johnny Burns who were collectively known as the Quincy Five.

For more information about this collection, please see the finding aid.

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Interview with Cleo Simmons and other interview notes
Interview with Cleo Simmons and other interview notes
Summary: Handwritten notes and typed transcript of the interview with Mr. Cleo Simmons by a Mr. Terry.
Jacksonville Three
Jacksonville Three
Summary: Handwritten and typed photocopied documents about The Jacksonville Three including their fingerprints.
Johnny Burns
Johnny Burns
Summary: Handwritten and typed documents regarding Johnny Burns.
Johnny Frederick Correspondence
Johnny Frederick Correspondence
Summary: Handwritten and typed correspondence and documents regarding Johnny Frederick.
List of Exhibits
List of Exhibits
Summary: Documents relating to the list of exhibits used during the retrial for members of the Quincy Five.
Motions from David Charles Smith
Motions from David Charles Smith
Summary: Documents relating motions brought to the court by David Charles Smith, one of the members of the Quincy Five.
Pre-Trial Identification
Pre-Trial Identification
Summary: Documents relating to pre-trial identification of the Quincy Five.
Quincy Five Correspondence
Quincy Five Correspondence
Summary: Correspondence from Dave Keaton and others along with newspaper clippings regarding polygraphs and racial tensions in trials.
Quincy Five Correspondence
Quincy Five Correspondence
Summary: Correspondence between Kent Spriggs and various members of the Quincy Five as well as others during this time period regarding the trial.
Quincy Five Correspondence
Quincy Five Correspondence
Summary: Correspondence between Kent Spriggs and various members of the Quincy Five as well as others during this time period regarding the trial.
State of Florida v. David Charles Smith Jr. et. al.
State of Florida v. David Charles Smith Jr. et. al.
Summary: Handwritten notes and typed documents, including witness names and polygraph information, used for the court proceedings.
State of Florida v. David Charles Smith Jr. et. al.
State of Florida v. David Charles Smith Jr. et. al.
Summary: Handwritten notes and typed documents, including witness names and polygraph information, used for the court proceedings.
Summaries and Created Exhibits, Quincy Five trial
Summaries and Created Exhibits, Quincy Five trial
Summary: Handwritten and typed documents, including witness names and polygraph information, used for the court proceedings.
Summation
Summation
Summary: Handwritten notes showing trial prep for Kent Spriggs.
Trial Preparation
Trial Preparation
Summary: Handwritten and typed notes and information gathered in preparation of the trial.
Witness List and other information
Witness List and other information
Summary: Handwritten and typed notes regarding the witnesses and defendents in the Quincy Five trial.
Witness Testimony and Notes
Witness Testimony and Notes
Summary: Handwritten and typed notes, interviews and correspondence regarding the witnesses and defendents in the Quincy Five trial.
Witness Testimony and Notes
Witness Testimony and Notes
Summary: Handwritten and typed notes, interviews and correspondence regarding the witnesses and defendents in the Quincy Five trial.
Working File for the Quincy Five Case
Working File for the Quincy Five Case
Summary: Handwritten and typed notes and articles, particularly regarding the use of polygraph in the Quincy Five trial.
Working File for the Quincy Five Retrial
Working File for the Quincy Five Retrial
Summary: Handwritten notes on lined paper regarding the trial and recorded interviews at various locations.

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