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Joe Arridy Research collection

Identifier: PCCLD-REF-002

Scope and Contents

The collection contains research materials compiled or created by Robert Perske while he was preparing his 1995 publication, Deadly Innocence ? Additional materials include documentation of the 2007 installation of a stone burial marker at Arridy's grave and the 2011 pardoning of Arridy by the State of Colorado. There is a substantial amount of copied court records along with institutional records, notes, correspondence, and printed materials. These letters, records, and images document the institutionalization, arrest, trial, execution, and posthumous pardoning of Joseph Arridy (1915-1939).


  • 1915 - 2011


2.28 Cubic Feet (2 boxes) : Collection contains paper documents, photographic prints, CD-R discs, magazines, newspapers, and a metal burial marker.

Language of Materials


Aaron Ramirez
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Pueblo City-County Library District Special Collections Repository

100 E Abriendo Ave
Pueblo Colorado 80910-2147 United States