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Davis, Bruce (1942-) to Kregg Sanders

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.081.01 Author/Creator: Davis, Bruce (1942-) Place Written: San Luis Obispo, California Type: Typed letter signed Date: 1993/10/24 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Davis, a former member of the Manson family, writes about teaching an Old Testament Survey course and a spiritual Freedom and maturity class. He responds to a religious dilemma about creation posed by Sanders. He discusses collecting and the commercial value of Manson letters and ends by explaining how Charles Manson interpreted Beatle lyrics to suit his purpose. Also includes a photo of Davis with his wife and an Internet usenet transcript of "BreakPoint," a Prison Fellowship radio program hosted by Chuck Colson (GLC05508.081.02, GLC05508.081.03).

People: Sanders, Kregg
Manson, Charles, 1934-
Colson, Charles W.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Criminals and Outlaws, Crime, Religion, Education, Music, Prisoner

Sub Era: Facing a New Millennium