Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Gary Atwood and Angela DeAngelis

image number:

P0035210

description:

This image appears on page 25 of the March 1970 issue of the Indiana Alumni Magazine. The caption reads, in full: "Following directions - Observing street signs pays off for Gary Atwood, junior from New Castle, who, like the sign says turns around for a passing glance at Angela DeAngelis, senior from Patterson, N.J."

Gary Atwood (BA 1976, Political Science) and Angela DeAngelis were married in Indiana University's Beck Chapel on May 8, 1971 (see image P0043067). In June of 1973 Angela left Gary and in December of that same year she became a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). Her SLA name was General Gelina and it was usually her voice that was heard on tape-recorded press releases for the SLA. Angela, along with five other members of the SLA, was killed on May 17, 1974 during a gun battle, with Los Angeles police, and fire that consumed the house (1466 East 54th Street) which the SLA was using.

Two other Indiana University graduates, Bill and Emily Harris also became members of the SLA. The SLA's most-famous criminal act was the kidnapping of Patty Hearst.

date taken:

1970 January or February

photographer studio:

News Bureau, IU

photographer studio:

Mitchell, Jerry

accession number:

1051

copyright owner:

Indiana University

personal name:

Atwood, Gary Dean

personal name:

DeAngelis, Angela

personal name:

General Gelina

personal name:

Lindberg, Ann

personal name:

Atwood, Gary, Mrs.

location of individuals:

(L to R) Gary Atwood, Angela DeAngelis Atwood (a.k.a General Gelina, Ann Lindberg).

building name:

Maxwell Hall, David H. and James D. (1890)

corporate name:

Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA)

corporate name:

Class of 1976

topic:

Women

topic:

Signs (Notices)

topic:

Radicalism

topic:

Kidnappings

topic:

Robberies

topic:

Communism

topic:

Militarism

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

other place name:

Old Crescent

series:

Groups

subseries:

Symbionese Liberation Army