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Stanley Mosk Papers MSS.0101
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Description
Personal and professional papers of the Honorable Stanley Mosk, former California Attorney General and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. Materials date from 1912 through 2007.
Background
Justice Stanley Mosk served California for more than half of the twentieth century. A giant in the law, he was recognized internationally for his defense of individual liberties and for the development of novel, significant and lasting legal theories. In more than 600 opinions, including many landmark rulings, he left his imprint upon California law and influenced the development of federal and state law. A memorable man, Justice Mosk was also a man of memories. Because he cared for the words and objects that marked his life's passages they remain available today, to inform and enhance appreciation of a great man and the time in which he lived. In the Stanley Mosk Papers, the remarkable collection of papers that documents his personal and professional lives, he left a lasting legacy for students of American law, history, and politics.
Extent
188.0 Cubic feet (25 cartons, 150 archives boxes, 132 flat boxes)
Restrictions
Use must comply with all applicable California and federal statutes and regulations, and with such rules and procedures as the California Judicial Center Library may adopt and promulgate. The security and safety of material in the collections must be assured at all times. Any use of materials or other behavior that creates risk of damage or loss to materials in the collections is prohibited and will result in immediate withdrawal of permission to use the collections. Permission to copy materials in Special Collections and Archives must be requested in advance and in writing.
Availability
The Stanley Mosk papers are open to researchers upon approval of written request. Requests should be submitted to: California Judicial Center Library, Special Collections and Archives, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Room 4617, San Francisco, CA, 94102-7013, or by e-mail to archives@jud.ca.gov.