This collection contains records relating to the pardon of Patricia “Patty” Hearst Shaw. The records consist of reports, correspondence, and tracking sheets. The materials include letters to the President both in support of the pardon of Patty Hearst Shaw, and letters/reports in favor of denial. Patty Hearst was kidnapped in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army, and was convicted in 1976 of armed robbery. President Carter commuted her sentence in 1979. President Clinton pardoned her January 20, 2001.