Preliminary Inventory of the National Lawyers Guild Records, 1936-1999

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Preliminary Inventory of the National Lawyers Guild Records, 1936-1999

Collection number: BANC MSS 99/280 cz

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

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Collection Processed By:
Carola DeRooy
Date Completed
November 30, 1999
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: National Lawyers Guild Records,
Date (inclusive): 1936-1999
Collection Number: BANC MSS 99/280 cz
Creator: National Lawyers Guild and individual members of the Guild
Extent: Number of containers: 65 cartons, 87 boxes, 9 oversize boxes Linear feet: 119.65
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Abstract: National Lawyers Guild Records, 1936-1999, contains the organizations founding documents and annual convention records; national, regional and chapter publications, amicus briefs, and executive, legal and committee documents and correspondence. Also, eighteen NLG attorney's correspondence, legal case and office files. Reports and publications of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the American Association of Jurists, 1971-1998.

Information for Researchers

Restrictions

Collection is open for research, with the following exceptions: Series 5, 18 and 19 are available by permission only, see Reference desk for an Application for Access to Restricted Material; parts of Series 9 and 19 and all of Series 15 are unarranged and unavailable for use. See on-line catalog record to determine availability of specific containers.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], National Lawyers Guild Records, BANC MSS 99/280 cz, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Material Cataloged Separately

Photographs
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1999.074

Related Collections

  • Title: National Lawyers Guild photograph collection [graphic] ca. 1901-ca. 1975,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1999.074-PIC
  • Title: Meiklejon Civil Liberties Institute Records, 1940's-ongoing,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 99/281 c
  • Title: Robert W. Kenny Papers, 1920-1947,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-B 510,
    Electronic location of finding aid: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/cgi-bin/oac/berkeley/bancroft/kenny 
  • Title: Robert Walker Kenny papers : additions, 1902-1961,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-B 1073
  • Title: Kenny, Robert W., Earl Warren's campaigns : oral history transcript,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 77/70
  • Title: Kenny, Robert Walker, 1901- [interviewee],
    Identifier/Call Number: Phonotape 1270 A
  • Title: Leonard, Norman, Life of a leftist labor lawyer: oral history transcript,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 88/8 c

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The National Lawyers Guild Records were given to The Bancroft Library on May 1, 1999 by Ann Fagan Ginger, founder and Executive Director of the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute in Berkeley, California, and Jim Syfers, representing the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute Board of Directors. The Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute is a designated repository for the National Lawyers Guild organizational records.

Organizational Information

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) was founded in 1937 as an alternative to the conservative and racially segregated American Bar Association. NLG is an organization that utilizes the legal and political skills of its members to serve the basic principle set out in its constitution: to function as "an effective political and social force in the service of the people... to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests" and to support the movement for progressive social change. Currently, active membership is composed of lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers. As of 1999, approximately 5,000 NLG members support 56 chapters nationwide. The NLG website is at http://www.nlg.org 
The Guild is a member of the American Association of Jurists and of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. These organizations provide legal assistance in the struggle for self-determination, economic independence, and action against discrimination internationally.
Lawyer Ann Fagan Ginger served as NLG Administrative Secretary between 1955-1959. Ginger founded the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute in Berkeley, California, in 1965. Soon after, NLG passed a resolution designating the Institute's Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Library as the official repository for its records. With a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission in Washington, D.C., Ginger and her staff compiled an inventory of NLG's significant historical documents and in 1980 published two annotated guides to the records and publications of the National Lawyers Guild: Inventory #1 is titled, The Legal Struggle to Abolish the House Committee on Un-American Activities: The Papers of Jeremiah Gutman. Inventory #2, The National Lawyers Guild: An Inventory of Records 1936-1976, An Index to Periodicals 1937-1979.
The National Lawyers Guild produced many publications on the national, regional and chapter levels beginning with a periodical in 1937, National Lawyers Guild Quarterly, now called the Lawyers Guild Practitioner. Other publications include, amicus briefs for key cases, legal guides, reports, and books, such as Civil Liberties Docket v. 1-13, Citizens' Guide to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and Minimizing Racism in Jury Trials. Among the richest sources of information on the activities of the NLG are the newsletters of the National Office and the New York City Chapter which were distributed nationally under various mastheads including, National Lawyers Guild News-letter, The Guild Lawyer, and Guild Notes.
The National Lawyers Guild was influential in shaping the social legislation the characterized the New Deal era. The Guild defended workers and their trade unions and Guild attorneys fought the battles of pickets, strikers, and union organizers in the courtroom in the 1940s.
During the 1950s, NLG fought political repression. Guild members represented the Hollywood 10 and virtually every other person subpoenaed to appear before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, among other now infamous McCarthy-era investigative bodies. Guild lawyers argued landmark cases such as Dennis v. U.S. and Bailey v. Richardson before Supreme Court. The Guild filled dozens of amicus briefs in opposition to the Smith Act, the Loyalty Program, HUAC, and to the deportation of aliens or denial of citizenship based on political beliefs.
The National Lawyers Guild opposes all forms of racial discrimination, from anti-Klan and anti-lynching legal work, to supporting affirmative action and diversity both in the work force and throughout society. In 1964, a campaign was organized to focus national attention on the struggles in Mississippi. Guild lawyers' represented hundreds of "freedom riders" and civil rights activists. NLG was deeply involved in the Black and Puerto Rican liberation movements, and the founding of several public interest law firms, including the Center for Constitutional Rights, in New York, and the Instituto Puertorriqueño De Derechos Civiles, in San Juan.
Throughout the Vietnam War, the Guild offered legal assistance to people opposed to the war for political, religious, or moral reasons. They published The New Draft Law: A Manual for Counselors and Lawyers. During the 1970's the Guild was also actively involved in the struggles for affirmative action and women's and gay rights, and organized defense teams for Wounded Knee and Attica.
In the 1980s the Guild was a leader in organizing demands for affirmative action in law schools and defending gains when courts became vehicles of organized backlash. A new generation of legal activists organized support for the anti-nuclear movement and for groups opposing U.S. intervention in Central America. It also forged innovative strategies for advancing domestic and international human rights.
The decade of the 1990s has seen NLG at the helm of the fight for workers rights both in the United States and abroad. The Guild has responded to the challenges of the right and the growing anti-poor and anti-immigrant sentiment in this country by providing legal advice and support to the progressive movement on these issues.
Portions of organizational information and organizational chronology excerpted from: National Lawyers Guild website: http://www.nlg.org  "A National Lawyers Guild Chronology: 1937-1987", National Lawyers Guild 50 th Anniversary Commemorative Journal.

Organizational Chronology

Feb. 21-22, 1937 Six hundred attorneys attend the founding convention of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) in Washington, D.C., to form an integrated association of liberal and progressive lawyers as an alternative to the conservative and racially segregated American Bar Association. Guild lawyers assist in creating legislation of the New Deal; the National Labor Relations Act, social security, and unemployment insurance, helping to win many advances for working people.
1939 Guild members lobby against the Smith Act (outlawing organizations presumed to be "conspiring to advocate and overthrow the U.S. government by force and violence"), and the Voorhis Registration Act and poll tax used against blacks in the South.
1940-1943 The Guild fights against fascism. Guild members lead nationwide protests to quash indictments of Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade who served in Spain; mount assault on racism in the armed services; pledge full support to President Roosevelt's measures to resist fascism and defeat Hilterism. Lawyer Carol King spearheads efforts to protect the rights of the foreign born; major campaign for rent control legislation; endorsement of the Social Security Bill.
1944 House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) cites NLG as a Communist-front organization. The Guild formulates legal framework for the trial and punishment of war criminals. Also investigates racial disturbances in labor situations; the "zoot suit" riots, and housing projects.
1945 Guild invited by State Department to act as advocate/consultant to the U.S. delegation at founding conference of the United Nations in San Francisco. The Guild criticizes secrecy regarding atomic bomb urging control be placed with U.N. Security Council. Guild sends official observers to Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal. Mary Kaufman and Abraham Pomerantz serve on team of lawyers prosecuting individual Nazi collaborators.
1946 NLG represents the United Mine Workers' fight against labor injunction; Guild Lawyer Leonard Boudin testifies against passage of Taft-Hartley Bill; Guild sponsors National Negro Congress, assists in the movement for Puerto Rican independence. The International Association for Democratic Lawyers (IADL) is founded in Paris to strengthen Nuremberg Principals and U.N. Charter.
1947 NLG convenes Conference on Federal Power to Protect Civil Rights to address epidemic of lynching in the South. NLG members provide pro bono counsel to Trenton 6, six black men convicted of murder on the basis of coerced confessions. Guild members represent the Hollywood Ten, called to testify in front of HUAC.
1948 Guild testifies against Truman's loyalty oath program. Some Guild members are subpoenaed to testify before HUAC having been named by Whittaker Chambers as members of the Communist Party. Law Student division of the NLG is formally established. Guild defense team in the Smith Act Trial are jailed on contempt charges.
1950 HUAC issues a publication entitled "The National Lawyers Guild: Bulkwark of the Communist Party" designed to show a relationship between the two. Only 4 out of 3,800 members are actually accused of being Communists. In response to attacks the Guild publishes, "National Lawyers Guild, Legal Bulkwark of Democracy." NLG condemns invasion of South Korea by the North and supports U.N. intervention.
1951-1953 Guild disassociates from IADL due to exclusion of Yugoslav members. Guild members lead defense in espionage trials of Ethel & Julius Rosenberg and Morton Sobell. Guild attorneys seek a stay of the Rosenberg's execution and volunteer to draft 2255 motions to free Morton Sobell. NLG holds "Conference on Threats to Independence of the Bar" in response to continuing attacks by HUAC. At ABA Convention Attorney General Brownell announces his intent to include the Guild on the Attorney General's list of subversive organizations. The announcement initiates five years of legal struggle. In Sept. 1958, the attempt is dropped by Attorney General Rogers.
1955-1959 Because of anti-Communist sentiment and attacks on the Guild, many members leave the organization; membership drops to 500. David Rein appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in opposition to proposed legislation restricting the passports of U.S. citizens because of their political beliefs. Linus Pauling addresses convention in Detroit on Nuclear Test Ban. Only 4 Guild chapters retain membership: New York City, Detroit, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
1960-1963 NLG sponsors a mass swearing in to the Supreme Court in an effort to increase public support and confidence in the Guild. NLG's 25 th Anniversary Convention held in Detroit. Guild creates the Committee to Aid Southern Lawyers (CASL), co-chaired by Ernest Goodman and George Crockett. CASL attorneys go South and represent civil rights activists. The Guild, the National Bar Association, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference sponsor civil rights law conference in Atlanta, the first integrated bar association meeting in the South.
1964 A working convention is held in Detroit on, "The Negro Revolt - Challenge to the Bar."Guild members vote to move the National Office from New York to Detroit. Committee for Legal Aid in the South, opens an office in Jackson, Mississippi. In cooperation with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Guild sends many lawyers and law students south to provide support to civil rights activists. San Francisco Guild lawyers organize the Council for Justice. Council later assists Vietnam Day Committee.
1965 Guild defense team is victorious in Dombrowski v. Pfister, which holds that federal courts can enjoin state proceedings that interfere with the exercise of constitutionally protected rights. Los Angeles chapter organizes defense for mass arrests resulting from the Watts rebellion. Lawyers Committee on American Foreign Policy Towards Vietnam file affirmative federal lawsuits challenging the undeclared war raging in Vietnam. Ann Fagan Ginger founds the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute. The first student chapter since 1953 is formed at UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall). Guild convenes conference commemorating the 20 th Anniversary of Nuremberg Tribunal judgements. Guild member Catherine Roraback is counsel for Griswold v Connecticut, which establishes personal, marital, familial, and sexual privacy is protected by the Bill of Rights.
1967-1969 Guild membership increases and members vote to move the National Office back to New York. Guild concentrates resources on opposition to the draft; co-sponsors the nation's first conference on the draft with the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors. NLG Regional Offices with full-time staff are established in every major city. NLG law students organize defense for the mass arrests at the Democratic National Convention. Mass Defense Office opens in NYC to provide legal services for Columbia University demonstrators and students on other campuses.
1970 Doris Brin Walker is elected first female National president. Guild members vote to admit law students as full members; women challenge structure and focus of Guild at National Convention in Washington DC; a new generation of women, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers increase Guild membership. The Guild re-affiliates with the IADL. New York City members file suit against the NY City Police Department's "Red Squad." The first panel on Gay Liberation is offered. The Guild opens Military Law Offices in Philadelphia, Japan, and Okinawa. All offer free legal counsel to G.I.'s opposed to the Vietnam War. A Guild defense team goes to Buffalo, NY to represent inmates at Attica.
1972-1974 Philippine authorities raid the Guild's Military Law Office, arrest and deport staff. A revitalized Guild opens chapters in Chicago, Portland, Houston, Washington D.C. and Denver. Grand Jury Defense Office opens in San Francisco. National Labor Committee is re-established. National Immigration/Deportation Project and the Guild Men's Caucus formed. Guild sends 14 members to Cuba in first official Guild delegation since 1961 blockade. Guild members visit Chile to observe trials and represent key Allende officials, and investigate status of human rights. Women's Labor Project starts. The Guild, La Raza Law Students Assoc. Asian Law Collective and Nat'l Conference of Black Lawyers form the People's College of Law, run by students and the community.
1975-1977 The National Committee on Women's Oppression (NCWO) is established and later evolves into the Anti-Sexism Committee. Guild establishes first union oriented labor law firm in Puerto Rico. Guild members debate the position of the United Farmworkers Union regarding undocumented workers brought into the U.S. to break strikes. Guild sends delegations to People's Republic of China (following a resolution to normalize relations between U.S. and China) and to the Middle East to examine the status of Palestinian people. Guild establishes the Puerto Rico Legal Project. Guild contributes paper to Geneva conference on Native American Rights.
1978-1979 Guild members meet with Justice Dept. to demand prosecution of persons recruiting mercenaries in U.S. to fight for Somoza regieme in Nicaragua. Huey Newton is successfully acquitted. His Guild attorneys successfully fight contempt charges. Guild member travels to South Africa on an IADL fact-finding tour. Guild files report, "Violations of Human Rights in Guatemala." A resolution is passed in support of Leonard Peltier committing the Committee on Native American Struggles (CONAS) to his defense. People's Energy Project (operating a clearinghouse for anti-nuclear materials) is established and the Affirmative Action Coalition in Washington D.C. is formed. In San Francisco the Guild's National Prison Committee is re-organized, the task force on Anti-Semitism and the National Committee Against Government Repression and Police Crimes are established.
1980-1981 Central America Task Force is organized to challenge growing U.S. intervention. Guild debates role it should take vis-à-vis Nazi and Klan activity. Guild's Puerto Rico Legal Project addresses the United Nations Decolonization Committee. National Labor Law Center is opened in Washington, D.C. Vicki Erenstein delivers "Guild Statement on the Status of the Apartheid Regime in South Africa", to U.N. Special Political Committee. Guild sends delegation to Northern Ireland that calls for end to British domination and supports demands of hunger strikers. Guild files amicus brief on behalf of a lesbian mother fighting for custody of her child.
1982 Guild provides legal contingent and observers to massive June 12 March for Nuclear Disarmament and submits petition to Freeze and Reverse Nuclear Arms Race to U.N. Through Guild's Selective Service Law Panel young men indicted on charges of failure to register for the draft are given legal assistance. With other organizations, the Guild files a lawsuit challenging constitutionality of U.S. Treasury Dep't regulations restricting travel to, and flow of literature from Cuba. CONAS provides legal support and staff for the Big Mountain Defense/Offense Project in Arizona helping Navaho and Hopi with land claims against U.S. government.
1983 Guild and Center for Constitutional Rights file precedent-setting lawsuit in federal court aimed at stopping the U.S.-sponsored secret war against Nicaragua in Sanchez-Espinoza v Reagan. Guild members adopt resolution calling for affirmative action at Guild firms and offices. Guild (with other agencies) files lawsuit on the illegality of the U.S. invasion of Grenada.
1985 Guild helps form Lawyers Against Apartheid. The Guild's Military Law Task Force files suit on behalf of a U.S. Navy hospital man discharged from the service because of AIDS. Guild receives documentary proof from discovery, in NLG vs. FBI, that for 40 years the FBI secretly provided information on the political activities of bar applicants to judge fitness for admission to legal practice; motion filed to compel full disclosure. Guild helps form Lawyers Committee to Free Nelson Mandela. Guild team assists in representing persons arrested for providing sanctuary to Central American refugees.
1986 The Guild is instrumental in forming the Right to Counsel Network to combat current attacks on lawyers. Guild Toxics Committee is formed to co-ordinate legislative initiatives and litigation around toxic waste issues. Guild Rural Justice Committee assists farmers in crisis. Guild assists in the acquittal of Stephen Bingham, member accused of bringing a gun to prison activist George Jackson. Guild sends delegation to Soviet Union led by President Haywood Burns.
1987 NLG 50 th Anniversary Convention held in Washington, D.C. The Committee on Democratic Communications is formed focusing on the right of all peoples to a world-side system of media and communications based upon the principle of cultural and informational self-determination.
1990-1999 This decade the NLG held the line against right-wing attacks upon civil rights. Guild lawyers created innovative defense strategies for Central American and Haitian refugees, protected the pro-choice and gay rights movements from the tactics of Operation Rescue and the far right, and challenged restrictions on artistic expression put forth by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Guild agenda has responded to growing anti-poor and anti-immigrant sentiment, investigated corporate crime, and worked to end sweat-shop exploitation. The NLG/Maurice Sugar Law Center (a national non-profit public interest law center) is founded upon the principle that economic and civil rights are inseparable; that one group of rights cannot truly exist in the absence of the other. The National Executive Committee, after a month of debate, passed a resolution opposing the US/NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. The National Police Accountability Project is dedicated to curtail police abuse of authority through coordinated legal action and through the support for grassroots and victims' organizations combating police misconduct. To stop a miscarriage of justice, the Guild fights for a new trial and a stay of execution for Mumia Abu-Jamal, an African-American journalist on death row in Pennsylvania. Abu-Jamal is a jail-house lawyer and past Vice-President of the National Lawyers Guild.

Scope and Content

The National Lawyers Guild Records, 1937-1999, consists of the organizational records of the National Office of the NLG, formerly in Detroit and now in New York City, and individual lawyers' files. Included in the files are the correspondence and resolutions generated by NLG governing boards and committees, legal documents, newsletters, books, NLG convention and conference materials, a complete set of the Guild Practitioner and the files of eighteen individual Guild attorneys, including Ann Fagan Ginger, Robert W. Kenny, Maurice Sugar, Rubin Tepper, and Doris Brin Walker.
The bulk of the National Office Files are described in the guide published by the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute titled, The National Lawyers Guild: An Inventory of Records 1936-1976, An Index to Periodicals, 1937-1979. The inventory is an annotated and thoroughly indexed guide to the NLG's principle documents and is attached to the Bancroft's NLG temporary finding aid as Supplement #2. The National Lawyers Guild Records are incomplete after 1976. Many records and photographs remain in the National Office in New York City.
The Jeremiah Gutman and Robert Kenny files document the NLG's struggle to maintain the viability of the Guild and it's lawyers during the McCarthy era. The Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute's inventory of this material is published in an annotated guide, The Legal Struggle to Abolish the House Committee on Un-American Activities and is attached to the Bancroft's NLG temporary finding aid as Supplement #1.
Other particularly well-documented NLG supported trials and issues represented in the collection include: the Smith Act; the Rosenberg-Sobell; Wesley Robert Wells; voter registration in the South in the early 1960s; defense cases of professionals called before the Dies Committee and HUAC in the McCarthy era; Communist Party USA trials; the lawyer's loyalty oath; Chicago Eight; anti-Vietnam War draft resister, sit-in, and conscientious objection cases; and the Bakke reverse discrimination case.
See the chronology section of the Bancroft temporary finding aid for a thorough outline of the issues, events, and cases relevant to the collection. The Ann Fagan Ginger and Doris Brin Walker files include material from the American Association of Jurists and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, 1971-1998.
The National Lawyers Guild Records have been through a preliminary processing and arrangement process. See individual GLADIS catalog records for availability of papers in Series 1-19.

Container List

Box 1-12, 15, 16, 18-21; Carton 6, 7, 50, 51, 55-60, 62, 63 71-75, 80, 84, 86 ; Oversize Box 3-9

SERIES 1: Records Of The National Office, 1936-1999.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged as received.
Divided into three sub-series: Office Files, 1936-1990; NLG Projects, 1962-1987; Publications, 1937-1999.
Office files consist of legal briefs, reports, correspondence, press clippings, and records of national and chapter conventions and committee activities. See annotated guide, An Inventory of Records 1936-1976 (Supplement #2 of the finding aid).
NLG Project files contain correspondence and documents from the Special Committee on Legal Assistance in the South,1962-1968. The Dennis J. Roberts files includes correspondence and an unpublished manuscript of Roberts letters and observations about his experiences as a legal intern in Albany, Georgia in 1962-63. The NLG Prison Project files contain prison newsletters and correspondence to jailhouse lawyers relating to the Prisoners' Rights Network, 1985-1987.
Publications include The Guild Practitioner and law journals, newsletters, newspapers, bulletins, reports and miscellaneous documents published by the NLG National Office, committees and chapters since 1937 and publications of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers.
 

SUBSERIES 1.1: Office Files, 1936-1998.

Box 1

Resolutions, Policy Statements, and Press Releases

 

Constitutions of the National Lawyers Guild

 

Resolutions, Policy Statements, and Press Releases

 

Membership Rosters and Lawyers Referral Directories (2 folders)

 

Minutes of Meetings

 

Financial Records

 

Miscellaneous

Box 2

Records and Briefs, A-O 1939-65

Box 3

Records and Briefs, S-Z 1939-65

 

Published Reports and Memos

Box 4

NLG Conventions (3 folders)

 

National Committees Committee to assist Southern Lawyers

 

News clippings

 

National Committees Committee on Civil Rights Liberties

Box 5

National Committees Committee on Labor Law

 

National Committees Committee on Civil Rights Liberties

 

National Committees Committee on International Law (2 folders)

 

National Committees Committee on Labor Law (2 folders)

Box 6

National Committees Committee on Labor Law Records re: Taft-Hartley & Wagner Acts

 

National Committees Committee on Social Legislation (3 folders)

 

National Committees Committee on Taxation

 

NLG Student Affairs

 

Legal Services for the Poor

 

National Committees other committees

 

Splits in NLG

Box 7

Records re: Independence of the Bar

 

NLG vs. Brownell (see also BANC MSS 99/281c Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute Civil Liberties Docket Case File 221.1)

 

Correspondence

 

Drafts of Legal Documents

 

Records concerning HUAC

Box 8

Answers to Interrogatories

 

Records concerning NLG

 

Local Chapter

 

Answers to Interrogatories (3 folders)

 

Records concerning NLG Local Chapters

Box 9

News clippings (2 folders)

 

Foundation and formation documents, NLG

 

S.F. Chapter Correspondence -Outgoing (4 folders)

Box 10

S.F. Chapter Correspondence

 

Outgoing (4 folders)

 

Incoming (2 folders)

Box 11

S.F. Chapter Correspondence

 

Outgoing (4 folders)

 

Checking Account Statements of Activity

Box 12

S. F. Chapter Financial Records

 

Cancelled Checks (2 folders)

 

Receipts

 

S.F. Chapter Committee Records

 

S. F. Chapter news clippings

Box 15

National Office Minutes of Meetings (5 folders)

 

National Executuive Board (NEB) : Resolutions, Reports, and Policy Statements

Box 16

NEB: Resolutions, Reports, and Policy Statements

 

NEB: Reports of the Exec. Secretary, Membership rosters and press releases

 

Briefs

 

Notices (4 folders)

Box 17

Notices

 

Records of National Conventions of the NLG (3 folders)

Box 74

Annual Conventions

 

Minutes of the National Executive Committee Meeting of the NLG, v. i 1937-42

 

Report of the Executive Secretary 1937-38

 

Annual Address of the President of the NLG, John P. Devaney 1938

 

Proceedings Third Annual Convention NLG, Chicago, v. ii (265 p.) 1939

 

Convention, Chicago, Ill. 1983

 

Convention, St. Louis, Mo. 1988

 

Convention, Los Angeles, Ca. 1989

 

Convention, Detroit, Mi. 1998

Box 18

Records of National Conventions

 

Publications of the NLG (5 folders)

Box 19

Records of the Nat'l Committees of the NLG (6 folders)

Box 20

Records of the Nat'l Committees of the NLG

 

Records of the Detroit Chapter (4 folders)

Box 21

Publications of Detroit Chapter (2 folders)

 

Records of the Detroit Chapter

 

Records of other NLG Chapters

 

Doris Brin Walker Correspondence

Box 73

Progressive Lawyers: A History of the National Lawyers Guild, 1936-1958. Bailey, Percival Roberts, PhD. Thesis. (7 ff)

 

National Lawyers Guild 50 th Anniversary Commemorative Journal, 1937-1987

 

New York City Chapter, Referral Directory 1985-86

 

National Lawyers Guild, Referral Directory 1994-95

Box 75

National Office Updates 1987-88

 

Correspondence, memoranda

 

Bylaws, Proposed additions, deletions, amendments

 

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

 

Correspondence, minutes, memos 1975-91

 

Bay Area Guild Newsletter 1990-92

 

Issue drafts and proposals 1989-92

 

Testimonial Dinner programs honoring Ann Fagan Ginger, Jessica Mitford & Robert Treuhaft, Ron Dellums, Arthur Kinoy, Allan Brotsky, Legal Services Workers, Doris Brin Walker 1984-92, Benjamin Dreyfus, Women in the Guild-Forty Years of Struggle, 1976

 

Workshop and seminar announcements

 

Los Angeles Chapter, newsletter and announcements 1988

 

D.C. Chapter, Hormel Strike news

 

Project Newsletters

 

NLG AIDS Network

 

The NLG Foundation, 50 Year Endowment Fund

 

Activity Announcements sent to NLG

 

State Bar Information

 

Miscellaneous NLG history, clippings

Box 84

Materials gathered for the preparation of the book, National Lawyers Guild: From Roosevelt through Reagan, an anthology,1937-87 (6 folders)

 

NEB Meeting Detroit, 1982

 

Resolutions of Basic Guild Programs

 

Typescript draft of "The National Lawyers Guild and the Civil Rights Movement" by Ann Fagan Ginger undated

 

"The Movement and the Lawyer" by Ann Fagan Ginger

 

Notes and past-ups of Cold War Against Labor, anthology edited by A.F. Ginger and D. Christiano

 

FBI

 

Tribute Booklets from People's College of Law (R.W. Kenny, Sam & Sylvia Rosenwein

 

The Student Advocate 1937

 

NLG National Commission to Combat Women's Oppression (NCCWO), bulletin and misc.

 

Publications of the NLG

 

Miscellaneous (2 folders)

Carton 55

Miscellaneous materials for Lawyers Guild Anthology 1981

 

International Law 1982

 

Draft materials

 

Chapter materials- Detroit, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco 1981-84

 

Shango, Ernest Goodman

 

NLG and FBI

 

Draft copy, National Lawyers Guild :From Roosevelt through Reagan, An anthology, 1937-87

Carton 51

Grand Jury Project 1973

Carton 56

Convention program, brochures 1938

 

Convention News 1941

 

Conf. on Administrative Law, program and ticket (Wash. DC) 1939

 

Ninth Nat'l Convention, Detroit- program, announcements 1949

 

Fourteenth Nat'l Convention, Detroit- program 1956

 

Photographs of NLG Lawyers-John Conyers, Robert W. Kenny, Ben Smith, Don Loria, George W. Crockett, Charles Garry, Harry Sacher, Charles Huston, Ernest Goodman, Osmond K. Fraenkel

 

Reports (3 folders) 1945-50

Carton 57

Conference of Delegates Resolutions (3 folders) 1965-66,1969-70

 

Summer military law project report 1969

 

Mailing lists 1971

 

National Executive Board (NEB) 1971

 

National Convention, articles re 1971

 

NLG and State Bar lawyers resolutions 1972

 

NEB conference, San Francisco 1975

 

Survival conference 1975

 

NEB conference, Ohio 1975

 

NEB conference, New Jersey 1976

 

Transfer amendment 1978

 

NEB resolutions 1981

 

National convention materials, Santa Fe (2 folders) 1982

 

Miscellaneous correspondence 1977,1979

Carton 58

San Francisco Regional Office- legal memoranda undated

 

San Francisco Chapter (5 folders)

 

Announcements, memos, correspondence

 

SF Activities, legal defense 1969-71

 

Hastings Chapter, flyer 1972

 

National Office, memos and announcements 1975-1978

 

Speakers to Schools 1969

 

Chapter correspondence, memos from New York City, Michigan, Los Angeles, Colorado,Chicago 1969

 

International Law Committee 1969

 

General Correspondence 1970-71

 

NLG history of Right-wing attacks 1981

 

NEB Meeting reports 1969

 

NLG Students 1967-69

 

Boalt students 1969

 

Separate Black Nation Report 1970

 

Correspondence re 14 th amendment, section 2 1965-66

 

NLG job placement 1969

 

Conference on education law (correspondence re) 1969

 

Housing seminar 1969

 

Housing seminar correspondence 1968

 

Selective Service Committee 1968

 

Correspondence re NLG Electronic Surveillance Project 1975

 

Repressive legislation 1970

 

National Labor Project 1976

 

NLG publications committee (4 folders) 1971

 

NLG & ACLU relations-correspondence 1977

 

NLG Reports, Kennedy Labor Bill, 1959 and Federal Law and Opiate Addiction undated

 

"American Foreign Policy and the Rule of Law", by Int'l Law Committee of NLG 1967

 

NLG v FBI, CIA et al., complaint 1977

 

Press clippings, NLG suit re rent freeze 1945

 

News clippings on Guild matters 1950's

 

Correspondence, Ann Fagan Ginger with Ernest Goodman, S.T. Roebuck 1968, 1966

 

Publication of the Civil Liberties Docket, early years

 

The "NLG Docket" and Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, letter from Alexander Meiklejohn c1960's

 

NLG Anthology background materials undated

Carton 59

Detroit Convention address by Leo J. Linder 1949

 

re matter of Grand Jury Chicago 1966

 

Memorial meeting in tribute to George Anderson 1966

 

Conference of Delegates Committee Reports 1967

 

Proposed resolutions 1973

 

National Convention, Chicago 1983

 

Anti-racism packet 1983

 

Central America information from convention 1983

 

NLG International Committee, letter from Doris Walker 1981

 

NLG National Cuba Sub-committee

 

New York City Conference 1980

 

Regional conference paper 1979

 

Convention agendas 1986

 

Defense of Civil Disobedience seminar materials 1986

 

Immigration Project 1980-87

 

Condemn Reagan resolution 1982

 

National Convention, St. Louis 1988

 

Economic Rights Task Force

 

Miscellaneous position papers and memos

Carton 62

NLG contacts lists

 

Homeless law

 

Miscellaneous NLG (8 folders)

 

NLG delegates to State Bar (6 folders)

Carton 63

Marxism and the Law Committee 1989-90

 

Earl B. Dickerson- Honarary Dinner Program, Chicago 1980

 

Dean Robb - Honarary Dinner Program, Michigan 1987

 

NYC Chapter, Annual Membership Dinner Programs 1976-80, 1990

 

Dinner Programs, Detroit (1989) and Buffalo (1983)

 

So. Calif. Chapter Program, Dinner to honor Ben Margolis, Jean Kidwell, Frank Pestana, John McTernan 1976

 

LA Chapter Dinner to honor Stanley Fleishman, program 1989

 

Detroit Chapter- Dinner to honor William G. Goodman, program 1987

 

Chapter newletters, miscellany (2 folders) 1987-88

 

National Convention, Boston 1980

 

National Convention, Los Angeles 1989

 

LSAT challenge, bar exam letters

 

Civil Rights Conference

 

NLG "Anthology", research materials

 

Civil Liberties Docket promotional material

 

Maurice Sugar Fund

 

NLG v FBI, correspondence (2 folders)

 

NLG v Attorney General (3 folders) 1983

 

Memos and briefs (misc)

 

re Civil Rights Handbook

 

Fund raising

 

Miscellaneous

oversize OS Box 3-4

Clippingsof NLG news, activities, and events

 

SUBSERIES 1.2: National Lawyers Guild Projects, 1962-1987.

 

1.2.1: Special Committee on Legal Assistance in the South, 1962-1968

Carton 51

General correspondence (3 folders) 1962-1963

 

Bingham, Stephen-"Mississippi Letter" 1965

 

Duane, Dick- "Albany Georgia-A Summer Brief" [1963?]

 

Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC),

 

"The New South Student" (publication) 1966-1968

 

SSOC-Worklist mailing, available literature list 1968

 

1.2.2: Dennis J. Roberts Files, 1962-1966

Carton 60

Guide to the Dennis Roberts files

 

File 1:Correspondence re the summer program April-June 1963

 

File 2:General correspondence of Dennis Roberts 1963

 

File 3:Correspondence between Ann Fagan Ginger and Dennis Roberts June-Nov 1963

 

File 4:Diaries, letters, and newsletters 1963-65

 

File 5:Newsletters of Dennis Roberts De c.1964-Sept. 1965

 

File 6:Correspondence between Ann Fagan Ginger and Dennis Roberts Sept. 1964-Apr. 1966

 

File 7:Letters from Dick Duane re situation in Albany, GA July-Aug,1964

 

File 8:Letters from AF Ginger and Roberts re publishing book 1963-65

 

File 9:Letters received from publishers 1963-65

 

File 10:Lists of cases in Albany and Americus 1963

 

File 11:Legal memoranda 1963

 

File 12:Legal documents filed June-Oct. 1963

 

File 13:Legal decisions June-Nov. 1963

 

File 14:Joke file (tongue-in-cheek legal complaint in full filed by Roberts et al against C.B. King)

 

File 15:Correspondence, briefs Aug. 1963-June 1964

 

File 16:Situation in Albany and Americus

 

File 17:Magazine articles re situation in Albany and Americus

 

File 18:Albany Nursery School

 

File 19:SNCC publications

 

File 20:Freedom Schools in Mississippi movement

 

File 21:General material on Southern States and Civil Right

 

[Missing File 22: Martin Luther King, ephemera and flyers]

 

File 23:Misc material on Southern States

 

Other materials accompanying collection:

 

1- Audio cassette tape "The Dennis Roberts Story" by Ann Fagan Ginger

 

2-Photographs, black & white

 

a) 1-8 1/2 x 11, Dennis Roberts c. 1963

 

b) 5-5 x 7, Dennis Roberts, C.B. King, other law students

 

Newspaper clippings (Albany and other GA newspapers) (2 folders) 1960's

 

Newspapers clippings re Medger Evers death 1963

 

Loose clippings, journal pages, ephemera

 

Notes

 

"The Law in Black and White, A Law Clerk's Chronicle of Southwest Georgia" Typescript edited drafts, completed book manuscript, (c)Dennis Roberts (3 folders)

 

Reprints of articles

 

Pamphlets

 

SNCC, 1961-62

C. B. King, correspondence and cases

 

Denise Kessler, correspondence as a legal intern

 

1.2.3: Prisoners' Rights Network, 1985-1987

Carton 50

NLG Correspondence, misc 1987

 

NLG Prisoners Right's Network

 

NLG Funding Proposals

 

NLG Prison Project 1986

 

Form letters

 

NLG Law Student Clinics

 

NLG Prison Meetings 1987

 

The Jailhouse Lawyers Manual

 

Requests for Jailhouse Manual

 

Prisoners Assistance Directory

 

Prison Network News, vol.1, no.1 1987

 

Correspondence re newsletter, copy, articles submitted (6 ff)

 

Defense Correspondence

 

Prisoner Self-Formed Organizations

 

NLG AIDS Network

 

Prisoners Letters (3 ff)

 

Response to Inquiry by U.C.

 

Resource Information

 

Prison Workshop Convention

 

Paralegal Courses

 

Prison Phone List

 

Thunderbird, vol.1, no. 1, vol. 2, no.1 (prison newsletter) 1987

 

Women in Prisons, D.A.W.N. newsletters (2 folders) 1985-87

Carton 51

The California Prisoner 1985-87

 

Death Penalty Skills Seminar

 

State of the Prisons 1986

 

San Quentin News 1985-87

 

New York

 

American Friends Service Committee

 

Through the Looking Glass, newsletter 1985-87

 

"Achieving Prisoners Right to Access" (dissertation) 1986

 

Jail Litigation Status Report 1985

 

Miscellaneous (3 folders)

 

Newsletters (5 folders)

 

Prison Law booklets

 

SUBSERIES 1.3: Publications, 1937-1999.

 

1.3.1: Law Journals, 1937-1999

Carton 6

National Lawyers Guild Quarterly, v 1-4 [bound volumes] 1937-40

 

Lawyers Guild Review, v 1-14 1940-55

Carton 7

Lawyers Guild Review, v 15-20 1955-60

 

Law in Transition, v 21-23 1961-63

 

The Guild Practitioner, v 24-31 1965-74

Box 71

The Guild Practitioner, v 32-45 1975-88

Box 72

The Guild Practitioner, v 46-56 1975-99

 

1.3.2: Newsletters, Newspapers and Bulletins, 1932-1990

Carton 57

Index to International Juridical Association Monthly Bulletin 1932-37

 

International Juridical Association Monthly Bulletin vol. 1:1-11:6 (3 folders) May 1932 - Dec. 1942

Box 86

[National] News-letter [NLG] 1938,1940

 

San Francisco Guild Lawyer, newsletter 1944-48

Box 80

National Labor Committee Newsletter undated

 

Labor Newsletter no. 3-27 (photocopies) Jan. 1973-June 1980

 

Labor Update v.1 no. 1-5, v.2 no. 1-5 May 1980-Nov.1982

oversize OS Box 8

The Conspiracy (NLG Bay Area Regional Office Newspaper) 1971-73

Box 86

The Conspiracy 1973,1986

oversize OS Box 7

The Conspiracy 1974-79

oversize OS Box 5

Guild Notes (National NLG Newspaper) 1972-75

oversize OS Box 6

Guild Notes 1976-79

oversize OS Box 7

Guild Notes 1980-90

Box 86

Immigration Newsletter 1975

 

Midnight Special Prison News 1975

 

Women's Newsletter 1977

Carton 57

Blind Justice, NYC Chapter newspaper 1970's

 

Up Against the Bench, Chicago chapter newsletter 1970's

Box 86

Labor Update, Labor Newsletter 1970's-80's

 

In the Struggle, Detroit Chapter newsletter 1980-82

oversize OS Box 9

Blind Justice (New York City Chapter Newspaper) 1980-85

Box 86

Anti-Sexism Newsletter 1985-86

 

Bay Area Guild Newsletter 1988-90

 

Los Angeles Chapter News 1986 Briefs, Contempt, Seattle Chapter newsletter 1980's

 

Guild by Association, Santa Clara Valley Chapter newsletter 1980's

Carton 57

Miscellaneous chapter newsletters undated

 

1.3.3: Reports, 1977-1994

Box 86

Treatment of Palestinians in Israel-occupied West Bank and Gaza 1977

 

Frontier Issues in Criminal Litigation 1977

 

Guatemala: Repression and Resistance 1979

 

Northern Ireland: Report of the NLG 1985

 

Legal Ethics in the Real World 1992

 

Eliminating Bias Against the Disabled, Overcoming Sexual Orientation Discrimination 1994

 

1.3.4: Miscellaneous, 1970-86

Carton 6

Index to National Lawyers Guild Periodicals 1937-1970

Carton 58

Raising and Litigating Electronic Surveillance Claims in Criminal Cases, National Lawyers Guild 1977

Box 80

Correspondence re newsletter 1985-86

Box 86

NLG publications brochure undated

Box 78

SERIES 2: Leonard Boudin Files, 1940-1992.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged as received.
Contains a selection of Boudin's authorial writings on constitutional issues, book reviews, and a retrospective bibliography published by Hastings Law Review in 1990. Also includes letters to Samuel L. Koenigsberg. A selection of obituaries and memorial tributes describe his activities in the Lawyers Guild, and his role as legal educator and scholar.
Box 78

Obituaries and tributes 1989-92

 

Letters from L. Boudin to S. Keonigsberg (18 items) 1968-73, undated

 

Articles written by Boudin (5 folders) 1940-1980's

 

Bibliography 1990

 

Book reviews written by Boudin 1940-83

Box 79; Carton 1-4, 39-40; Oversize Box 1

SERIES 3: George W. Crockett Files, 1948-1964.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged as received. Three preliminary sub-series: The Smith Act Trial and Appeal, 1948-1950, Correspondence, 1949-1964, and Disbarment Proceedings, ca. 1950.
Smith Act Trial (USA v William Z. Foster,Eugene Dennis et al.) contains trial minutes, memorandum, briefs, testimony, and correspondence from the 1949 trial in which Crockett served as counsel for the twelve defendants. Also contains a large scrapbook of press clippings describing the trail of the convicted Communist USA party leaders.
The bulk of correspondence is to and from George W. Crockett and Maurice Sugar concerning Guild functions in the Chicago Chapter and contempt charges against the defense attorneys following the Smith Act Trial in 1949-50.
Disbarment proceedings against Crockett and five other attorneys in 1949-50 include the briefs and memorandum from both the US Court of Appeals and US Supreme Court cases.
 

SUBSERIES 3.1: Smith Act Trial And Appeal, 1948-1950.

 

United States of America vs. William Z. Foster, Eugene Dennis, Aka Francis X. Waldron, Jr., John B. Williamson, Jacob Stachel, Robert G. Thompson, Benjamin Davis, Jr., Henry Winston, John Gates, Aka Israel Regenstreif, Irving Potash, Gilbert Green, Carl Winter, and Gus Hall aka Arno Gust Halberg

Carton 1

Abstract of trial minutes (10 folders) March 14- August 10, 1949

 

Memorandum (2 folders)

 

Briefs of defendants on certain Constitutional issues (3 folders)

 

Rulings on requests for instructions

Carton 2

Conspiracy indictment, individual indictment (4 folders)

 

Depositions (4 folders)

 

Defendants motion for mistrial

 

Government objections, memos, requests

 

Witnesses (6 folders)

 

Order to show cause

 

Grand Jury charges, jury selection process (3 folders)

 

Motions, Memorandi, Briefs, Opinions

 

Briefs, Courts questions for jurors, Index to Book III

Carton 3

Statutes/ Indictments

 

Proposed trial brief (2 folders)

 

Compendium of testimony for use in preparation of defense

 

Testimony

 

Clippings, Nov. 1948- Oct. 1949 (11 folders)

oversize OS Box 1

Scrapbook, clippings following the trial's progress

Carton 4

United States v. Eugene Dennis, et al. (Smith Act Trial appeal)

 

Publications, US Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit,

 

Joint Appendix, Trial transcripts, Jury Challenge exhibits: Vol. 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 13, 17,18

 

Brief for Appellants, October 1949

 

Brief for US, Supreme Court, Dennis v. USA, October 1950

Carton 39

Joint Appendix, Jury Challenge Vol. 1-3

 

Joint Appendix, Trial Testimony, Vol. 4, 7-12

Carton 40

Joint Appendix, Trial Testimony, Vol. 13-16

 

Joint Appendix, Motions, Affidavits, Opinions, Vol. 17

 

Joint Appendix, Jury Challenge exhibits, Vol. 18

 

Joint Appendix, Courts Pre-trial and Governments Trial Exhibits, Vol. 19

 

Joint Appendix, Defendants' Exhibits, Vol. 20

Box 79

Eugene Dennis v USA, US Supreme Court

 

Suggestion for disqualification 1949

 

G. Crockett's closing argument 1949

 

SUBSERIES 3.2: Correspondence, 1949-1964.

 

Letters To And From George W. Crockett and Maurice Sugar, 1949-1964

Box 79

Chicago meetings 1949

 

Guild dinners 1949-50

 

Reception 1950

 

re Freedom is Everybody's Job 1950

 

Due Process 1949-50

 

re Smith Trial 1964

 

Miscellaneous

 

Clippings re contempt 1952-54

 

SUBSERIES 3.3: Disbarment Proceedings, 1949-1950.

Box 79

USA v. Sacher, Gladstein, Crockett, Mccabe, Isserman, Dennis

US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, Oct. 1949

 

Brief for Appellee

 

Appendix to Appellant's Brief

 

Brief for Petitioner

 

Motion to file Amicus Curiae

 

Appeal from the US District Court for the Southern Dist. of New York

 

Appellants Reply Brief

 

Petition for Rehearing

 

Sacher, Gladstein, Crockett, Mccabe, Isserman, Dennis v. US

US Supreme Court No. 201, Oct. 1950

 

Petition for Writ of Certiorari

 

Petition for rehearing

 

Petitioners' Brief

 

Brief for the United States in Opposition

Box 76-77; Carton 8-12, 41, 49, 51,56,58,60

SERIES 4 : Benjamin Dreyfus Files, 1942-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Seven preliminary sub-series: Morton Sobell Case Files, 1942-1956; NLG Business Files including San Francisco Chapter materials, 1945-1967; NLG Committees, 1945-1973; Civil Rights Matters Files, 1939-1974; Printed Materials, 1948-1959; Lawyers Loyalty Oath, 1950's, Miscellaneous, 1949-1969. Files are unarranged within the sub-series.
Sobell Case Files include court documents and memorandum from appeals case, correspondence from and to Sobell at Alcatraz Island Prison, publicity and newsletters from Committees to Secure Justice for Morton Sobell (LA, Bay Area, National) between 1942-1956.
NLG Business Files include general correspondence with the National Office and minutes of the Executive Board, and Guild event planning notes. Also papers from the San Francisco 1945 membership drive
Correspondence and work papers of NLG Committees including: Veterans Affairs, Russian War Relief, Civil Rights, Vietnam Day Committee, NLG and Bar Association Loyalty, Emergency Civil Liberties, John Caughlin Defense, Investigating, and Lawyers Committee to End the War. Committee Files include correspondence, memorandum, reports, notes, and clippings, 1946-1973.
Civil Rights Matters Files consists of materials from the 1948 Civil Rights Congress; Butler-Humphrey Law; Smith Act cases at the state level; NLG v Brownell; US v Dies Committee suit of 1939; Free Speech Movement clippings and articles from 1964; and the Taft-Hartley conspiracy indictment. Also reports and case files concerning the Fifth Amendment, labor, taxes, Wesley Robert Wells, and elections.
The bulk of the Printed Materials span the 1950's and include Guild newsletters; the Civil Liberties Docket and Reporter; The California Legislative; The American Committee for Protection of the Foreign Born newsletters; Union and State Bar bulletins.
The Lawyer's Loyalty Oath files contain legal documents from State Senate Bills 298 & 1666 and legislation of the Bar Committee against Test Oaths for lawyers. Correspondence includes responses from professionals supporting and opposing the bill. Also included are materials about the Crotty Committee, Internal Security, and the State Bar.
Miscellaneous consists primarily of correspondence, memos, and materials related to the attorney Richard Gladstien's disbarment case,1949-1955.
 

SUBSERIES 4.1: Morton Sobell Case Files, 1942-1956.

Box 76

District Court - notes and memorandum (2 folders) 1950-57

 

Court of Appeals 1952-57

 

Supreme Court 1952-61

 

News Clippings 1953-58

 

Com. to Secure Justice for Morton Sobell (2 folders) 1957-62

 

Publicized Pleadings, Bay Area Council of Sobell

 

Committees, L. A. Sobell Committee 1942-62

Box 77

Publicized Pleadings, Bay Area Council of Sobell Committees, L. A. Sobell Committee 1942-62

 

Correspondence (4 folders) 1954-54

Carton 56

Petition re jurisdiction 2255(3 folders) 1956

 

New clippings, bulletins, misc. documents received from M. Sobell 1950's

 

Attorney's correspondence 1955

 

Attorney and Sobell correspondence 1954-55

 

Correspondence from M. Sobell to Dreyfus (2 folders) 1956-57

 

Case materials from Mexico

Carton 58

Sobell case briefs (3 folders)

 

Bibliography of articles and books about Alcatraz Island Prison

 

Letters and petitions

 

1956 Appeal

 

Correspondence from Sobell re 1956 appeal

 

SUBSERIES 4.2: National Lawyers Guild Business Files, 1945-1967

Carton 8

General Correspondence 1951-52

 

Correspondence, memos, misc. (2 folders) 1954-59

 

Meetings 1952-53

 

Correspondence- Francis J. McTernen 1959

 

General business 1955-56

 

Minutes of the Executive Board 1958-59

 

Legislation 1958

 

General business and correspondence 1965-66

 

Chapter Activities 1960

 

Pending 1956

 

Social Events 1958-59

 

Personal miscellaneous (2 folders) 1960-61

 

National Executive Board 1967-58

 

National Office, correspondence (4 folders) 1960-65

Carton 9

San Francisco Chapter

 

General Program 1951-52

 

General meetings, correspondence (2 folders) 1951-53

 

Membership Committee and member drive (2 folders) 1945

 

Executive Board 1960

 

Luncheon meetings and committees 1960

 

Membership and treasurers reports 1960

 

Annual Convention Materials (resolutions, correspondence, planning documents, programs, workshops, notices, speeches)

 

Detroit 1956

 

Chicago 1958

 

San Francisco 1960

 

General materials

 

Resolutions

 

Photographs

 

Clippings

 

Discovery

 

Subject matters

 

Detroit (25 th Anniv Conv.) 1962

 

Convention committees correspondence 1963

 

Detroit 1964

 

San Francisco, clippings 1965

 

Meeting Minutes of Executive Board, Los Angeles Chapt. 1956-57

 

SUBSERIES 4.3: National Lawyers Guild Committees, 1945-1973.

Carton 10

Reference Panel (5 folders) 1954-57

 

Veterans Affairs Committee 1946

 

Russian War Relief 1945-46

 

Civil Rights Committee (S.F. Chapter) 1946-52

 

National Citizens' Political Action Committee 1946

 

Investigating Committees 1948-49

 

John Caughlan Defense Committee 1950

 

Administration of Justice Committee 1955-56

 

Un-American Activities Committee -Firings 1958-59

 

Emergency Civil Liberties Committee 1958-59

 

Walter-Mahoney Bill (filed by FBI) history & text 1957

 

Walter Committee 1958

 

General Committees (3 folders) 1960-61

 

Special Committee Aid to So. Mississippi Crisis 1962-63

 

Vietnam Day Committee 1965

 

Lawyers Committee to End the War 1973

 

California Farm Research and Legislative Committee 1954

 

Loyalty Oath Speech 1949

 

NLG and Bar Association Loyalty 1948-50

 

Misc Loyalty Oath and McCarran Act materials 1951-52

 

State Bar Convention 1950

 

Independence of the Bar Conference Report, NY 1953

 

Independence of the Bar, South 1963

 

State Bar Proceeding-Terrance Hallinan 1956-66

 

SUBSERIES 4.4: Civil Rights Matters Files, 1939-1974.

Carton 51

Springle, Ray-"In the Land of Jim Crowe" 1948

Carton 11

Civil Rights Congress 1948-49

 

Civil Rights Congress v Earl Warren et al. 1950

 

Legal and Civil Rights Matters 1953-59

 

US v Dennis et al, petition for rehearing 1950

 

Butler-Humphrey Law 1954

 

Conference on Criminal Law Reform, Los Angeles 1959

 

Wesley Robert Wells Case, correspondence, clippings 1963-74

 

Smith-Waltzer Defense in Louisiana v Smith,Waltzer (3 folders) 1964

 

City Elections, San Francisco 1947-48

 

Independent Progressive Party 1949

 

California State Election 1949

 

US v Flynn et al 1952

 

Smith Act Trial Report 1952

 

Smith Act Cases 1950-53

 

Smith Act Cases, Hawaii 1952-53

 

Smith Act Cases, Seattle 1952-55

 

Smith Act Cases, Denver 1955

 

National Lawyers Guild v Brownell (3 folders ) 1953-55

 

Brownell Funds 1954-56

 

NLG Amicus Curiae Brief in Brownell 1955

 

US v Dies Committee (Indictment by NLG) 1939

 

California Fair Employment Practices Act Initiative 1943-46

 

Los Angeles Contempt Cases 1948-49

Carton 12

Fifth Amendment, Briefs, complaints, reports 1953-57

 

Spray Chemical Corp. and Mine Mill Workers Local 266 1954

 

Communist Party v Moysey (tax matter) undated

 

California Legislative Congress 1953-56

 

Legislation 1955-57

 

Legislative information-CIO-California 1953

 

Cleveland Taft-Hartley Indictment 1957

 

Conspiracy, Taft-Hartley 1958

 

Newton et al v City of Oakland (2 folders) 1968

 

Free Speech Movement, clippings, article 1964-65

 

McTernan, news clippings 1965

 

Angela Y. Davis case-clippings 1970-71

Carton 60

Report, International Civil Rights Conference, Atlanta, 1971

Carton 12

United Mine Workers of America NLG Amicus Curiae 1946

 

IUMMSW- wrongful death case 1956

 

SUBSERIES 4.5: Printed Materials, 1948-1959.

Carton 12

Civil Liberties Reporter 1950-55

 

Union Research and Information Service Bulletin 1951-54

 

New York Guild Lawyer 1952-57

 

NLG Civil Liberties Docket 1955-56

 

Amer. Comm. for Protection of the Foreign Born 1958-59

 

Lawyers Guild Newsletters and National Bulletins 1953-55

 

California Legislative Conference newsletter, On the Record 1948-49

 

Guild Briefs, State Bar 1953

 

SUBSERIES 4.6: Lawyers' Loyalty Oath, [1950's]

Carton 41

Senate Bill 298- Bar Committee against Test Oaths for lawyers

 

SB 1666

 

Correspondence with lawyers opposing SB1666

 

Correspondence and excerpts from lawyers letters

 

Lawyers letters opposing

 

Doctors letters opposing

 

Lawyers letters in favor

 

Expenses

 

Oath file, Gladstein office

 

Correspondence, opposition to Internal Security, Lawyers' Loyalty Oath- General State Bar, Crotty Committee (3 folders)

 

US v Huff

 

Miscellaneous related to oath (3 folders)

 

SUBSERIES 4.7: Miscellaneous Files, 1949-1969.

Carton 49

Gladstein, Richard- Amicus Curiae Brief, Correspondence 1954

 

Gladstein-Calif.Law /Disbarment of Isserman

 

Disbarment of Isserman 1949

 

Gladstein-NLG -Committee to Defend Lawyer's Right of Advocacy 1949-50

 

Gladstein-NLG-Clemency for Rosenbergs 1953

 

Gladstein, Disbarment, Sacher Case

 

Gladstein- Correspondence 1952-55

 

Gladstein- Transcript of Proceedings before Hon. J. Frank McLaughlin 1955

 

Gladstein-Notes, etc.

 

People v Siegel, Daniel M. (evidentiary and legal research) 1969

Carton 12

Correspondence undated

 

Southern California real estate transaction, leases 1949-50

 

Miscellaneous notes, ephemera undated

Carton 18-25

SERIES 5 : Henry Di Suvero Files, 1966-1979.

Arrangement

Preliminary sub-series: National Office Presidential and Committee Files, 1974-1978; Printed Materials, 1973-76; Legal Case Files, 1966-1979; Regional Chapter and Subject Files from the 1970's. Folders unarranged within sub-series. Folder contents arranged chronologically by creator

Access Information

Available by permission only. Please see Reference Desk for an Application for Access to Restrcited Material.

Scope and Content Note

NLG National Office Records produced during Di Suvero's term as NLG National President, 1977-1979. Also includes, National Executive Board and Executive Committee agendas, reports, funding proposals, and finance records.
The Printed Materials are legal journals and miscellaneous newsletters, notices, and ephemera about the People's College of Law, workshops, meetings, and informal gatherings.
Legal Case Files contain trial materials from HUAC (Krebs v Ashbrook), Free Speech (DiSuvero v Imperiale), and the Chicago Eight case. Also materials from the National Convention of Black Lawyers in 1977.
The Regional Chapter and Subject Files include notices and correspondence of activities in San Diego, the Northwest, Southwest, Washington, D.C., Midwest, Northeast, and Southern Chapters of the NLG, 1970's. Di Suvero's subject files are related to projects (Immigration, Grand Jury, Anti-Death Penalty, Labor, Housing, HEW Women's Project) and committees (Gay Rights, Native American Struggles, Anti-Imperialism, Health, Education & Welfare, Cuba, etc.) and contain research materials, articles, clippings, correspondence, and miscellany. In addition are teaching materials from a series of workshops on Representing Minority Defendants, and the Felony Trial Clinic, 1976-77.
 

SUBSERIES 5.1: National Office; Presidential And Committee Files, 1974-1978.

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Carton 18

Records of National Office (5 folders) 1976-78

 

Records of National Executive Committee (NEC) (6 folders) 1977-78

 

National Executive Board (NEB) Meetings

 

Columbus, Ohio Aug. 1975

 

Norman, Oklahoma Feb. 1977

 

Washington, DC (2 folders) Feb. 1978

 

Lexington, Kentucky Aug. 1978

Carton 19

Records of NEB business 1974

 

International Committee

 

Middle East (3 folders)

 

Puerto Rico

 

Dershowitz Matter (Red-baiting of the Guild) 1978

 

NLG By-Laws 1976

 

National Constitution

 

Dinner and Journal 1976

 

40 th Anniversary Journal

Carton 20

Support Committee (4 folders) 1977

 

National Finance Committee (4 ff)

 

Budget

Carton 21

National election campaign, statements, speeches, political position papers (6 folders) 1977

 

Convention plans

 

Houston, Texas 1976

 

Seattle, Washington (4 folders) 1977

 

FBI Suit 1977

 

May 1978 Trip

 

Constitution revisions 1978

 

People's Justice

 

Wilfred Burchett Support Committee

 

Contempt- Chicago

 

NLG Communist Labor Party

 

SUBSERIES 5.2: Printed Materials, 1973-1976.

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Carton 21

The International, vol 1, no 1-2 1976

 

On the Line

 

v ol. 1, no. 1-5,vol. 2, no. 1

v ol. 3, no.1-2, vol. 4, no. 1 1973-76

 

Miscellaneous

 

NLG, Miscellaneous 1974-75

 

SUBSERIES 5.3: Legal Case Files, 1966-1979.

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Carton 21

Di Suvero v Imperiale, et al. (Free Speech, conspiracy)

Carton 22

USA v David J. Miller

 

Clavir v Mitchell

 

Krebs v Ashbrook (HUAC) 1966

 

S v Dellinger et al (Chicago 8) 1968-69

 

California v Michael J. Kennedy

Carton 23

NLG Police Crimes Task Force

 

Prison Summer Project 1978-79

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

 

Women and NCWO

 

National Convention of Black Lawyers (2 folders) 1977

 

NLG So.California Chapter (4 folders)

 

Criminal Law Project

 

Southern Labor Project (3 folders)

 

Law students

 

Lawyer attacks

 

Legal services

 

Military-NLC

 

Restructuring Committee

 

Minority Legal Task Force

 

SUBSERIES 5.4: Regional Chapter & Subject Files, 1970's.

Access Information

Available by permission only. Please see Reference Desk for an Application for Access to Restrcited Material.
Carton 24

San Diego

 

Northwest (Washington & Oregon)

 

Southwest

 

Washington DC

 

Cuba

 

Housing

 

Immigration

 

Jury Project

 

Labor

 

Committee on Native American Struggles (CONAS)

 

Anti-Death Penalty Project

 

Gay Task Force

 

Guild Notes

 

Grand Jury

 

Anti-Imperialist Caucus

 

NEC, Feb. 1979

 

Multi-National

 

San Francisco Convention, 1979 (3 ff)

 

NLG Stationary

Carton 25

Health, Education, and Welfare Proposals

 

Women's Project

 

Housing

 

AIA

 

Immigration

 

Funding

 

Red Squad Suit

 

Felony Trial Clinic

 

Nails Robbery (#2 defense)

 

Defense Attorney

 

Problem #1 files (3 folders)

 

Representing the Minority Defendant Seminars

 

Criminal, Los Angeles 1976

 

Criminal, San Francisco 1976

 

Course, Misc Government

 

San Diego 1977

 

Southern California 1978

 

Women's Litigation Institute 1978

 

So. California Dinner 1978

 

Misc. to do

 

Mideast

 

Midwest

 

Northeast

 

South

 

New York

 

San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento

Box 81-82

SERIES 6: Jerome A. Duffy Files, 1954-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged as received.
Legal records and case files In the Matter of Caryl Chessman, the bulk between 1954-1956. Contains correspondence between Chessman and his attorneys and evidentiary documents. Also a file of press clippings following the case from 1954-1960.
 

In The Matter Of Caryl Chessman.

Box 81

Correspondence (Chessman and other attorneys) 1954-59

 

Points and Authorities undated

 

US Supreme Court File Matters undated

 

Chessman v Teets, US Supreme Court 1955

 

Supreme Court of California 1954

 

US Dist. Court, No. Dist. of Calif. 1955

 

Los Angeles County Records 1955

 

Costs and expenses 1955-56

 

Rough drafts undated

 

Appeal to US Court of Appeals 1955

Box 82

Evidentiary matters, affidavits 1955-60

 

Miscellaneous documents (2 folders) n. d.

 

Newspaper clippings 1954-1960

Carton 5

SERIES 7 : Joseph Forer Files, 1948-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged as received.
Files contain case materials and correspondence concerning two Communist Party of America trials. Also, Forer's composition NLG Report on Alleged Practices of the FBI and case reports.
Carton 5

Communist Party of the United States v Attorney General of the

 

United States v. The Attorney General of the United States and Columbia Broadcasting System, Final order and Judgement

 

NLG Report on Alleged Practices of the FBI

 

Opinion on Anti-discrimination Acts

 

Forer & Rein reported cases

 

CP v. Subversive Activities Control Board (SACB), Ben Gold v. USA, ACPFB v. SACB, Briefs

 

CUAH Hearings 1948-66

 

Braverman v. US and Int'l Union of Mine, Mill, & Smelters v. SACB, Appeals

Box 73

SERIES 8 : Osmond Kessler Fraenkel Files, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by chapter.
Typescript entitled, "Some Recollections of Youth and of the Law", Part II, Chapters 5-6
Box 73

"Some Recollections of Youth and of the Law", Part II, Ch. 5 and 6 (typescript) 1970

Box 32-49, 85,87; Carton 52-56, 61-62

SERIES 9: Ann Fagan Ginger Files, 1939-1988.

Arrangement

Arranged in three sub-series: NLG Files, 1939-1976; American Association of Jurists (AAJ), 1973-1987, and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), 1971-1988.

Access Information

Subseries 9.2 and 9.3 are unarranged and unavilable for use.

Scope and Content Note

Ginger's NLG files to 1976 are described in An Inventory of Records 1936-1976 (see Supplement #2 of finding aid) and consists of National Affairs and Committees correspondence, work on the Vicksburg Project, Southern Regional Council, and reports from Mississippi Contested Elections.
The AAJ materials include correspondence, resolutions, speeches and reports from conferences in Peru, Panama, Cuba, Nicaragua, Argentina, Grenada, Jamaica and Mexico City. Most documents in Spanish. These materials are unarranged and unavailable for use.
The IADL materials include reports from Puerto Rico and a conference on women at Cambridge, England, and in Northern Ireland. Also French and English transcripts of conference papers and reports on Women in Sudan. These materials are unarranged and unavailable for use.
 

SUBSERIES 9.1: National Lawyers Guild Files, 1939-1976.

Box 32

General Correspondence (6 folders)

Box 33

General Correspondence (5 folders)

Box 34

Guild National Affairs Correspondence (3 folders)

 

Bill of Rights Foundation Correspondence

 

Convention Records (2 folders)

Box 35

Conventions Records (6 folders)

Box 36

Convention Records (3 folders)

 

Minutes of meetings of NEB

 

Position papers, Resolutions and Reports (2 folders)

Box 37

National Committees of NLG (3 folders)

 

Publications, Brochures, and Fliers

 

International Association of Democratic Lawyers

 

Lawyers Committee to End the War

Box 38

Contested elections

 

Correspondence, memos, briefs (3 folders)

 

Depositions (3 folders)

Box 39

Depositions (6 folders)

Box 40

Depositions (3 folders)

 

Vicksburg Project of COFO (4 folders)

Box 41

Vicksburg Project of COFO

 

Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) (3 folders)

 

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP)

 

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

 

Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF)

Box 42

SNCC (3 folders)

 

Southern Regional Council (2 folders)

 

Bar Association Newsletters

Box 43

Newspapers (4 folders)

 

Legal Records (2 folders)

Box 44

Legal Records (3 folders)

 

Mississippi Contested Elections- Part 1-2 (2 folders)

Box 45

Mississippi Contested Elections- Part 1

Box 46

S.F. Chapter Records

 

Minutes of Meetings of S. F.Exec. Board (2 folders)

 

Correspondence

 

General Membership Meetings

 

Publications

 

Constitution

Box 47

Committees of the S.F. Chapter (2 folders)

 

California State Bar

 

California State Bar Association Conference

 

Conference on Racism in Law

 

Records regarding other NLG Chapters

Box 48

Records regarding other NLG Chapters (5 folders)

Box 49

Records regarding other NLG Chapters (6 folders ) Jan.1939- Dec. 1960

 

SUBSERIES 9.2: American Association Of Jurists, 1973-1987.

Access Information

Unarranged and unavilable for use.
Carton 52

Resolution, Reports 1979

 

Lima, Peru

 

Conference papers and clippings 1973

 

General (2 folders) 1973-74

 

Photographs 1973

 

Panama Conference 1975

 

Topic Reports 1-4 (4 folders)

 

Ginger's Working Papers on Topic 4

 

Topic 5

 

Troubles in Argentina

 

Troubles in Puerto Rico

 

Troubles in Chile (2 folders)

 

Cuba

 

Correspondence(2 folders) 1975

 

General (2 folders)

 

Keynote Address (in Spanish)

 

Cuba Conference

 

General correspondence, information 1977

 

Resolutions

 

Papers, Subjects 1-3

Carton 53

Papers, Subjects 4-8 (2 folders)

 

Jamaica Conference (3 folders) 1979

 

Miscellaneous 4 th Conference Papers

 

Resolutions in English, Spanish (2 folders)

 

Pamphlets 1979

 

AAJ Dues (2 folders) 1980-81

 

US Chapter Mailings to US Members 1981

 

Correspondence between AAJ and US Chapter 1981

 

Commn. 1 Report on US Violations of Law undated

 

ALA Speech

 

Managua, Nicaragua Conference (5th) 1981

 

Basic materials by Executive Council

 

Additional materials

 

Agrarian Reform Law, 1st Legis. 1980

 

Committee Reports 1-3 (3 folders)

 

Resolutions, Commn. 2-3

 

Miscellaneous (2 folders)

 

Clippings

Carton 55

Miscellaneous

 

Mexico City, Mexico Conference materials (2 folders) 1983

 

Argentina, 1985-86 materials (2 folders)

 

Miscellaneous reports (8 folders)

 

St. George's, Grenada Conference (6th) (21 folders) 1983

Carton 56

Kingston, Jamaica, Managua conferences, misc (13 folders) 1979-81

Carton 61

Conference materials from 1980-86, correspondence with National Office, mailing lists, newsletter, NLG representatives to AAJ

Box 87

VIII th Conference - Havana, Cuba 1987

 

Conference Materials (program, brochures, misc) (2 folders)

 

[The majority of documents from the AAJ conferences are in Spanish. They consist primarily of conference papers presented on the topics listed below]

 

Self-Determination and Peace

 

Penal and Criminal Law

 

Human Rights

 

Labor Law

 

Women's Rights

 

SUBSERIES 9.3: International Association Of Democratic Lawyers, 1971-1988.

Access Information

Unarranged and unavailable for use.
Carton 54

Puerto Rico (9 folders) 1971

 

Conference on Women, Cambridge 1979

 

General Information (3 folders)

 

Attendance

 

Conference Transcript

 

Conference on Women, Cambridge 1979

 

Transcript and papers marked for publication

 

Record of transcripts, misc. notes

 

Resolutions

 

Papers, French and English (not published) (2 folders)

 

Women in Sudan

 

Miscellaneous

 

Union of Arab Jurists, Baghdad 1979

 

Northern Ireland

 

Repressive Acts of the 1970's

 

English Material on Media and Troops re N. Ireland

 

English Communist Party Material

 

General materials and pamphlets (3 folders)

Box 85

NICRA Materials

 

Basic Facts on Poverty and Health

 

Sinn Fein - The Workers Party (2 folders)

 

Maltreatment

 

Communist Party of Ireland

 

Irish Council for Civil Liberties

 

Connolly Youth Movement

 

Irish Republican Socialist Party

 

Women, Ireland

 

Misc. Publications

Carton 62

Correspondence Jan. 1986- March 1988

 

Congress- Athens 1984

 

International reports

 

IADL-UN-NGO-NLG

Box 67

SERIES 10: Ernest Goodman Files, 1986

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged as received.
Typescript chapters of an unpublished book about the prisoner from Attica known as Shango. Also, interview transcripts with Shango and publishing inquiries.
Box 67

Correspondence between Goodman and Shango

 

John Stuart chapter

 

Beth Bonora/ Eric Swanson chapter

 

Devon Hodges chapters

 

Goodman transcripts (2 ff)

 

Shango chapter

 

Shango, Attica

 

Goodman chapter

 

Linda Boras chapter

Carton 64-65

SERIES 11: Aubrey Grossman Files, 1953-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged in two sub-series: Draft Resisters and Sit-in cases, 1963-69; People vs. Wesley Robert Wells, 1953-73.
Draft resisters papers include compiled statistics on selective service prosecutions and dispositions in 1968-1969. Also, case files in the trial of draft resister, Robert Whitehorn.
Civil disobedience arrests and disposition statistics are compiled from 1963-1964. Case files, reports and clippings of sit-ins and mass arrest cases on Broadway's Auto Row in Oakland follow the trial and challenge to judge's fairness by the Congress for Racial Equality.
Includes numerous appeals filed in the Wesley Robert Wells case, 1953-1973 and Wells' correspondence from prison. Documents from Wells et al vs. Procunier et al in 1971 and the Wesley Robert Wells National Defense Committee.
 

SUBSERIES 11.1: Draft Resisters And Sit-In Cases, 1965-1969.

Carton 64

Selective Service, Prosecutions and results 1968-69

 

US v Whitehorn (3 folders) 1969

 

Robert Whitehorn, Selective Service

 

Whitehorn Subpoenas

 

Whitehorn v Melehan (2 folders) 1969

 

Whitehorn v Poole

 

Whitehorn Case files

 

correspondence, general, experts (3 folders)

 

press releases

 

photograph

 

expenses

 

Civil Disobedience Arrests- Dispositions 1963-64

 

Sit-ins and mass arrests- Auto Row, Congress for Racial Equality (CORE), challenges to judges fairness (news clippings, 2 folders) 1964

 

Case dispostion charts, miscellaneous (2 folders) ca. 1964

 

SUBSERIES 11.2: People v. Wesley Robert Wells, 1953-1973.

Carton 64

Habeas Corpus (3 folders) 1963

Carton 65

Attorney's Work, Court Documents (4 folders) 1953-71

 

Appeal from Denial Writ (2 folders) 1964

 

Certiorari, US Supreme Court (2 folders) 1965

 

Rehearing and Certiorari 1971

 

Wells et al v Procunier et al (3 folders) 1971

 

Wells medical reports and correspondence 1973

 

Correspondence 1960-73

 

Wesley Robert Wells National Defense Committee c. 1973

Box 54-66

SERIES 12: Jeremiah Gutman Files, 1938-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged in two sub-series: Cases, 1965-1971; Research Files, 1938-1967. The records are described in The Legal Struggle to Abolish the House Committee on Un-American Activities, (See Supplement #1 of the paper finding aid).
The complex of cases were the central legal challenges to HUAC and document important rulings relating to academic freedom, trade-union politics and blacklisting in the entertainment industry including testimony transcripts of hearings. Records of Cole v McClellan case relate to the subpoena of student membership lists during widespread campus disorders, 1960s-70s. The records of Davis v. Willis concern legal struggles stemming from the 1968 Democratic Convention and relate to the defendants in the conspiracy trial of the Chicago 8 in U.S. v. Dellinger.
The research files contain U.S. Congress reports from HUAC, summaries of the Committee hearings prepared by Prof. Hans Zeisel of the University of Chicago, transcripts of radio broadcasts, news clippings, and materials concerning the Guild's battles with HUAC between 1938-1967.
 

SUBSERIES 12.1: Legal Cases, 1965-1971.

 

12.1.1: Stamler v. Willis

Box 53

General Correspondence (ff 001-003)

 

Correspondence re Injury to unfriendly witnesses (ff 004)

 

Correspondence re Treatment of attorneys (ff 005)

 

Memoranda, General (ff 006)

Box 54

Memoranda: Zeisel Transcript Search (ff 007)

 

Legal records, Drafts and outlines (ff 008-009)

 

Legal records (ff 010-012)

Box 55

Legal records (ff 013)

 

Correspondence and Congressional Record (ff 014)

 

Legal records (ff 015-017)

 

12.1.2: Krebs v. Ashbrook

Box 56

Correspondence, general (ff 018-022)

 

Correspondence re witnesses and potential witnesses for Plantiffs (ff 023)

Box 57

Correspondence re witnesses and potential witnesses for Plantiffs (ff 024-029)

Box 58

Seminar papers and theses (ff 030)

 

Legal records, drafts and notes (ff 031)

 

Legal records (ff 032-034)

Box 59

Legal records (ff 035-036)

 

12.1.3: District of Columbia v. Kinoy

Box 59

Correspondence and drafts (ff 037)

 

Legal records (ff 038-039)

 

12.1.4: Davis v. Willis & Young v. Willis

Box 59

Correspondence (ff 040)

Box 60

Transcript of hearing (ff 041)

 

Newsclippings, broadsides, etc. (ff 042)

 

Legal records, drafts (ff 043)

 

Legal records (ff 044-046)

 

Health Rights news (ff 047)

 

12.1.5: Cole v. Columbia, Cole v. Mcclellan, and Univ. Senate of NY v. McClellan

Box 61

Correspondence (ff 048)

 

SUBSERIES 12.2: Research materials (ff 049)

 

Legal records, drafts and notes (ff 050)

 

Legal records (ff 051-053)

 

Published records of the US Congress (ff 054-055)

 

Research Files, 1938-1967.

Box 62

Published records of the US Congress (ff 056)

 

Committee on Un-American Activities: Summaries of Activities (ff 057-060)

Box 63

Committee on Un-American Activities: Summaries of Activities (ff 061-066)

Box 64

HUAC: Notes from the Zeisel Transcript Search (ff 067)

 

HUAC: News clippings (ff 068-071)

 

HUAC: Transcripts of broadcasts (ff 072)

Box 65

Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (ff 073)

 

Opposition to HUAC (ff 074-75)

 

Related legal actions, legal records, notes( ff 076)

 

Related legal actions, legal records, copies of Opinions (ff 077)

 

Related legal actions, legal records (ff 078)

Box 66

Records re Related actions, Legal records (ff 079-081)

 

Clippings (5 folders)

Box 68-70

SERIES 13: Abraham Isserman Files, 1930-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged as received.
Four notebooks contain memorandum In re Sacher and Isserman, concerning disbarment and subsequent re-instatement to the bar. Some FBI files kept on Isserman, interviews given and articles concerning his case. Also documents from the National Federation for Constitutional Liberties,1940s.
Box 68

Correspondence

 

Transcripts of two different interviews with Isserman

 

Drafts of Isserman's "Disbarred" article

 

Decisions arranged chronologically bearing on Isserman's disbarment and re-instatement

 

Outlines and summaries of Isserman's activities

 

FBI files on Isserman

 

Transcripts of Isserman relating his story re disbarment, Jan.6 - Mar.27, 1976

 

Isserman re ACLU

 

Isserman's piece, " Criminal Anarchy in New Jersey, 1930"

 

Legal papers

 

Notebook, Volume I, Memorandum (U.S. District Court Southern District of N.Y.

In re: Sacher and Isserman, Attorneys

Box 69

Notebook, Volume II, Paragraph 14 (U.S. District Court Southern District of N.Y.

In re: Sacher and Isserman, Attorneys

 

Notebook, Volume III, Paragraphs 15-18 incl. (U.S. District Court Southern District of N.Y.

In re: Sacher and Isserman, Attorneys

 

Notebook, Volume IV, Appendix (U.S. District Court Southern District of N.Y.

In re: Sacher and Isserman, Attorneys

 

National Federation for Constitutional Liberties (NFCL) 1941-47

 

NFCL, Action letter, 1941-46

 

NFCL, Form letters

Box 70

Anklageschrift, July 1976

 

Ford Hunger March photographs (2 b&w) Capitol Building in Washington DC. 1930

 

Pamphlets, Programs, Speeches

 

Clippings

 

Briefs (Supreme Court, Court of Appeals) 1943-64

Box 13-14, 83; Carton 14-17; Oversize Box 2

SERIES 14: Robert Walker Kenny Files, 1931-1975.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged in nine topical sub-series: Client and Case Files, 1946-1964; House Un-American Activities Committee, 1950-1958; Julius & Ethel Rosenberg Case, 1952-1955; Legislation, 1948-1955; Smith Act, 1951-1954; Lawyers and the State Bar Loyalty Oath, 1947-1964; Attorney General and Politics, 1943-1963; Personal Papers, 1931-1962; Miscellaneous, 1931-1965.
Client Files include court documents, correspondence, memos and press clippings of Kenny's cases, 1940's-1950's. Includes the American Jewish Congress, the Huffman Commission (Los Angeles City Housing Authority),Hugh Hardyman,William Brandhove and religious leaders, doctors, and teachers subpoenaed by HUAC.
Kenny was chief counsel for the Hollywood Ten. HUAC files contain a handwritten chart of the Hollywood hearings: cases, attorneys and dispositions dated 1951. Files also contain correspondence, billing and finance information concerning HUAC contempt cases, and materials on the Congressional Committee Hearings from 1950's.
The Rosenberg files contain their correspondence from prison, legal documents, memos, editorials, fact sheets, speeches, publications and clippings regarding the case, appeals to the President for clemency, clippings and stories concerning the protests and the publics reaction to the execution of the Rosenberg's.
The Legislation files contain correspondence, memos, and printed materials concerning Loyalty Oath Bills (Levering Act), California State Propositions 5 & 6, the Communist Control Act of 1954 and the Mundt-Nixon Bill of 1948.
The Smith Act files contain correspondence, pamphlets, bulletins, reports, and press clippings from 1947-1954. Other papers concern the conduct of Judge Medina in the Foster case, briefs in the Schneiderman, Foster, and Yates cases and reports on investigating committees and the California Bar about pending Smith Act cases in the State.
The Lawyers State Bar and the Loyalty Oath papers contain memos and correspondence in case files of Konigsberg v. State Bar, Shibley re State Bar, Tenner et al, Hallinan v. State Bar, Katz, Margolis, & Tyre v. State Bar and other cases between 1946-1964. Also, files contain information on State Bar investigations, the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, and the Third Report on Un-American Activities in California by a joint fact-finding Committee to the 57 th California Legislature in 1947.
Kenny served as Attorney General of California from 1942-1948. His files from this period include correspondence, press releases, speeches, and clippings. Also, minutes, reports, publications, and correspondence from the Progressive Citizens of America, 1946-1948 when Kenny served as the national chairman. Also includes materials from the 1947-48 Presidential campaign of Henry Wallace and a tribute for President Truman in 1948. Other papers document California elections, 1949-1956.
Kenny's personal papers include three sets of correspondence. Letters between Kenny and his wife, Sara, concern finances, her mothers estate and Baha'i activities in France from 1953-1962. Letters from writer Duncan Aikman include limericks and quips about Aikman's health, work, and friendship. Aubrey Finn's letters concern his wife's immigration status in 1952.
Miscellaneous files include a typescript play written by Kenny titled, The Wilkinson Story", a tribute book to Kenny, 1975 (photocopy), a completed job application to the American Broadcasting Company, articles, and ephemera. There are two albums of the National Guardian news weekly from New York dated Oct. 1953-Oct. 1955.
 

SUBSERIES 14.1: Clients And Legal Cases, 1946-1964.

Carton 14

American Jewish Congress (AJC)

 

Court documents, memos, correspondence (6 folders) 1950-53

 

Young v American Jewish Congress 1950

 

Fritchman, Stephen (HUAC hearing, religious leader) (2 folders) 1951-53

 

re Lisher et al. (HUAC doctor's subpoenaed) 1952-53

 

In re Frank Wilkinson (2 folders) 1952

 

Bd of Educ, City of L.A. v Wilkinson (3 folders) 1952-54

 

In re Jean Wilkinson (2 folders) 1953

 

Dubnoff, Dr.& Mrs. J.W. 1950-51

 

Ostroll, Harry Alvin 1950

 

Brandhove, William Patrick 1949-51

 

Pauley, Edwin W. - news clippings 1946

 

Huffman Commission (LA, City Housing Authority)

 

Clippings 1953

 

Hardyman, Hugh c. 1953

Carton 15

Academic Freedom (Loyalty Oath) (2 folders) 1949-54

 

Parker v County of Los Angeles (3 folders) 1947-49

 

Bd of Educ v Massachusetts 1957-64

 

Laguna Beach School Dist. v Lewis (2 folders) 1953-57

 

SUBSERIES 14.2: House Un-American Activites Committee, 1950-1958.

Carton 15

Correspondence and billing 1956

 

Congressional Committee Hearings c. 1950

 

Handwritten chart of Hollywood hearings: cases, attorneys, outcomes 1951

 

Contempt cases materials (2 ff) 1954-57

 

HUAC Committee, A/R and statements 1955

 

In the matter of Andreis Deinum 1953-58

 

Byrne v Novak 1950-54

 

Arlington Theater 1952

 

Page, Charles 1952-54

 

SUBSERIES 14.3: Julius & Ethel Rosenberg Case, 1952-1955.

Carton 15

Case files (8 folders) 1950s

 

Conference of Inquiry, Los Angeles 5/16/1953

 

Conference of Inquiry Accounting 1953-54

 

Petitions to the president for clemency 1952-53

 

Editorials and speeches 1953

 

Fact sheets and publications 1952-53

 

Rosenberg Children Fund 1953-55

 

Clippings, Miscellaneous c. 1953

 

SUBSERIES 14.4: Legislation, 1948-1955, undated

Carton 16

Loyalty Oath Bills (Levering Act) (2 folders) 1950-55

 

Calif. State Propositions 5 & 6 (3 folders)

 

Correspondence, memoranda, clippings, pamphlets, flyers, newsletters 1952

 

Communist Control Act of 1954

 

Mundt-Nixon Bill c. 1948

 

SUBSERIES 14.5: Smith Act, 1951-1954.

Carton 16

Correspondence 1951-53

 

Testimonial Dinner, Los Angeles 6/7/1952

 

Pamphlets, bulletins, reports, clippings c. 1952

 

Papers re conduct of Judge Medina undated

 

Briefs (Schneiderman, Foster et al., Yates) 1952-54

 

Briefs (Lightfoot, Frankfeld et al.) c. 1952

 

NLG reports to members of the California Bar concerning

 

Smith Act cases in the State (2 folders) 1951-52

 

Investigating Committees (2 folders) 1947-54

 

ACLU, Fifth Amendment materials c. 1953

 

Collection of Cases and Material Concerning the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination (99 p.) undated

 

SUBSERIES 14.6: Lawyers, State Bar, Loyalty Tests, 1947-1964.

Carton 17

Konigsberg v State Bar, Brooks v State Bar 1954-56

 

Konigsberg Trust Fund 1960-61

 

Buhai v State Bar 1956-57

 

Shibley, George re State Bar Hearing 1948-49

 

Shibley, George- Contempt (2 folders) 1952-53

 

Shibley v US 1956

 

Saleeby v The World, Shibley v Saleeby 1956

 

In the matter of Fred M. Schneider (State Bar Assn.) 1951-64

 

Tenner et al. (Lawyers subpoenaed) 1952

 

Memoranda (2 folders) 1951-52

 

Allen v State Bar 1950

 

Hallinan v US- Contempt 1950-51

 

Katz, Charles J., Bain v Wilson-State Bar) 1946-4

 

Katz, Margolis & Tyre v State Bar 1947-64

 

State Bar Investigations c. 1953

 

Lawyers and the Bar, Miscellaneous 1948-56

 

Steinmetz, Harry -correspondence, misc. 1953-54

 

Third Report, Un-American Activities in California, by Joint Fact Finding Committee to the 57 th California Legislature 1947

 

Emergency Civil Liberties Committee 1956-64

 

SUBSERIES 14.7: Attorney General Of California, Other Politics, 1943-1963.

Box 13

Correspondence (4 folders)

 

Records re: NLG vs. Brownell(2 folders)

 

Photographs (approx. 30 B & W prints and several photocopies)

Box 14

Tapes Reel 1: Race Relations, KVOY. 3 3/4 inch magnetic tape August 1963

 

Tapes Reel 2: 7 1/2 inch magnetic tape October 1959

 

Speeches

Carton 13

Political correspondence 1943

 

Attorney General's Office, news releases 1943

 

Kenny, Attorney General of California

 

Correspondence & clippings (2 folders) 1947-58

 

NLG Western Conference 1947

 

National Citizens Political Action Committee (NCPAC) 1946-47

 

Progressive Citizens of America, So. Cal. Chapter (3 folders) 1946-48

 

Meeting minutes, committee reports, memos

 

Correspondence, clippings

 

Publications, manuals, bulletins, speeches

 

Wallace, Henry A. (Presidential campaign)

 

Committee, correspondence 1947-48

 

Pamphlets, speeches, clippings 1947-48

 

1948 presidential bid-clippings 1947-48

 

Democrats for Wallace Conference, Fresno, Ca. 7/19/1947

 

Photographs (4) taken in Oakland/Berkeley during campaign 1947

 

Wallace for President Campaign Expenses 1947

 

Clippings (2 ff) Wallace activities before and after the 1948 election

 

Democratic Party 1948

 

Presidental (Truman) Tribute Dinner Program, Los Angeles, CA 12/6/1948

 

California election campaigns 1949

 

Movement to Abolish Cross-Filing in California 1950-52

 

Elections 1956

 

Photograph, 1957 Supreme Court of the U.S. (Autographed, " To Bob from Earl Warren")

 

SUBSERIES 14.8: Personal Papers, 1931-1962

 

Correspondence, 1931-1962.

Box 83

Kenny, Sara McCann (3 folders) 1953-62

 

Aiken, Duncan and misc. business 1931-55

 

Finn, Aubrey 1952

 

SUBSERIES 14.9: Miscellaneous, 1953-1975, undated

Box 83

"The Wilkinson Story" [a humorous typescript play] undated

 

R.W. Kenny, U.S. Passport 1965

 

Homage to Robert Walker Kenny 1975

 

[photocopy of collected letters and tributes]

 

Keynote address undated

 

Articles, ephemera, misc. (2 folders) 1953-54

 

Application to American Broadcasting Company filled out in jest. undated

oversize OS Box 2

(2 bound albums) National Guardian, A Progressive Newsweekly, New York Oct. 1954 - Oct. 1955

Oct. 1953 - Sept. 1954

Carton 48-49, 59

SERIES 15: Lloyd Mcmurray Files, 1948-1972.

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Scope and Content Note

Includes McMurray's work files from the Guild Legislative Committee between 1955-58, World Council of Peace (1962-65) and Congress for General Disarmament and Peace held in 1962 in Moscow.
Carton 48

Resolutions Committees

 

Guild Legislative Committee-Personal 1958

 

Guild Legislative Committee 1955

 

Guild Legislative Committee-McCarran Act 1955

 

Case Work File 1948-1955

 

World Council of Peace (WCP), Correspondence 1962-1965

 

Congress for General Disarmament and Peace, Moscow 1962

 

Correspondence re 1962 Congress

 

Institutes for Peace, Vienna and Stockholm

 

Peace Correspondence, Misc 1962

 

World Council of Peace, Vienna 1963

 

Peace publications re China 1962

 

WCP Bulletin 1962

 

Peace, Correspondence (Andy Walker & Prof. Bernal) 1963

 

Peace Organizations

 

Unitarian Church Social Action Committee

 

Loyalty Oath

 

Notebook

 

Miscellaneous

Carton 49

Pamphlets (2 folders)

 

State Bar Conference Materials 1972

 

NLG Resolutions 1972

 

Barber v California Employment Stabilization Commission undated

 

Miscellany (3 folders)

 

Disarmament books (4), Magnetic reel audio tape titled on box "15-minutes of speech by Helen Frumin of WISP on meeting with Geneva Disarmament delegates, (note inside box) August 1962

Carton 59

Marcos Gonzales v International Association of Machinists (5 folders) 1960

Box 52

SERIES 16: David Rein Files, [194-].

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged as received.
State Department and FBI reports concerning Rein's activities.
Box 52

State Department Information

 

FBI Reports

Box 14

SERIES 17: Maurice Sugar Files, 1933-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged as received.
Described in, Inventory of Records 1936-76 (see Supplement #2 of the paper finding aid).
Box 14

Correspondence (4 folders)

 

Constitution of the NLG

Box 50-52

SERIES 18: Rubin Tepper Files, 1938-1981.

Arrangement

Portions correspond to Meiklejohn's, Inventory of Records 1936-1976 (see Supplement #2 of the paper finding aid). Remaining files are unarranged subject, business, and committee papers.

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Files contain intra-chapter correspondence, newsletters, reports, and convention records. Includes materials from the committees on School Segregation, CASL, Labor Law, Prison Task Force, International Law sub-committee, IADL sub-committee, Defense Committee and Theoretical Studies on the Law and the State.
Box 50

Intra-chapter Correspondence

 

Correspondence with California State Bar Association (3 folders)

 

Constitution of the San Francisco Chapter

 

Minutes of Meetings

Box 51

Records re Guilds Committee to Assist Southern Lawyers

 

Records of the Committee on School Segregation

 

New York City Chapter

 

Annual Membership Dinner 1979

 

Cuba Sub-committee

 

Law for the People 1979-80

 

International Assoc. of Democratic Lawyers sub-committee 1980

 

International Law Sub-Committee (of Int. Committee)

 

Lawyers Committee 1978

 

Mideast Report 1978-79

 

Correspondence, Memos, Notices (4 folders) 1977-80

 

Prison Task Force 1977

 

NLG Convention, San Francisco Feb. 1979

 

San Francisco Chapter

 

Labor Law Committee

 

Lawyers Committee (2 folders) 1978-80

 

Notices, Announcements (3 folders) 1978-80

 

Brief Amici Curiae of Anita Whitney, in D'Aquino v USA 11/1942, 11/1951

Box 52

Reports, Correspondence, Notices, Programs, Fliers etc.

 

San Francisco Chapter 1981-82

 

Chicago Chapter

 

Cincinnati Chapter Police Misconduct Seminar Brochure 1978

 

Columbus Chapter Mideast Regional Conference 1978

 

Detroit Chapter 1977-80

 

West Coast Regional Conference Fresno, October 1979

 

Los Angeles Chapter 1977-80

 

Santa Clara Chapter, newsletter 1977-80

 

Seattle Chapter, Summer Chapter 1977-81

 

NLG Convention Seattle August 1977

 

Committee on Theoretical Studies on the Law and the State

 

NLG Northeast Regional Conference, Philadelphia Oct. 1978

 

NLG Regional Conference, Portland 1979

 

NCWO Core Group 1978

 

Peoples College, Los Angeles

 

Bay Area Military Law Office (Panel) and S.E. Asia Office

 

Chicago Chapter 1971

 

NLG Conference on Ecology, War, and Repression

 

Chicago Chapter, 1972

 

NLG Defense Committee 1971-72

 

Detroit Chapter (2 folders) 1971-74

 

International Law

 

Los Angeles Chapter, (2 folders) 1971-74

 

NLG National Convention, Boulder 1971

 

P & A Committee 1971

 

New York Chapter 1971-74

 

Philadelphia Chapter 1971-75

 

National Legal Defense

Box 22-31; Carton 26-38, 42-47

SERIES 19: Doris Brin Walker Files, 1960-1998.

Arrangement

Arranged in five preliminary sub-series: National Office: Presidential and Committee Files, 1960-1974, 1976-1998; Legal Cases; Writings; International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), 1971-1996; Miscellaneous, 1980-1992. Portions are described in, An Inventory of Records 1936-1976 (Supplement #2 of the paper finding aid)

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The bulk of the presidential and committee files are from Walker's terms as president of NLG in the 1970s. The include: records of National Executive Board's and the National Executive Committee's work and the Lawyer's Panel for Selective Service; NLG fact finding trip to Hanoi; records of the Grand Jury Defense Office; and Bakke case files. Also, files of the International Committee's work.
The Case Files include correspondence, briefs, court documents and attorney's work in four cases: Angela Y. Davis vs. County of Alameda concerning a suit over discrimination in a public medical facility; an appeal in re Soloman Leiberman, a naturalization case; Price vs. Barber, a deportation case; and Keller vs. State Bar Association of California.
Writings include research materials, correspondence, notes, and typescript of journal article by Walker entitled, Limiting Racist Speech in the United States vs. 'Freedom' of Speech: A Marxist View of the Apparent Constitutional Dilemma.
IADL files document Walker's activities during her membership between 1971 and 1996. They include IADL reports in French, English and Spanish, mailing lists, correspondence, and materials on the 14 th Congress in Cape Town, S. Africa in 1996. There are tributes to Haywood Burns (former Guild president) who was killed in an auto accident while attending the conference. Also included are reports from the Central America Task Force, conference papers and correspondence from Congresses. These materials are unarranged and unavialable for use.
Miscellaneous files include Walker's collected materials concerning her interests in the Meiklejohn Institute, United Nations 40 th Anniversary, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, L.A. Labor Defense Network Clinic, and the S. F. Worker's Rights Clinic. Also, correspondence and materials from Walker's 1974 campaign to the State Bar Board of Governors.
 

SUBSERIES 19.1: National Office; Presidential And Committee Files, 1960-74, 1976-98.

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Box 22

Correspondence (4 folders)

Box 23

Correspondence (5 folders)

Box 24

National Executive Board

 

Policy and Resolution Statements

 

Minutes of Meetings

 

Activity Reports

 

Reports and Resolutions (2 folders)

 

Briefs

Box 25

Press releases

 

Reports and resolutions

 

Records re: National Conventions of the NLG (3 folders)

 

Records re: NLG National Committees

 

Periodical Publications of the NLG

Box 26

Records of NLG National Committees (6 folders)

Box 27

Records of NLG National Committee (5 folders)

Box 28

NLG National Committees

 

NLG Chapters (5 folders)

Box 29

NLG Chapters (6 folders)

Box 30

NLG Chapters (4 folders)

 

S.F. Lawyers Panel for Selective Service

 

Workshop on War Crimes

Box 31

Records regarding the NLG trip to Hanoi

Carton 26

Correspondence, misc. (2 folders) Oct. 1971-Dec. 1973

 

Bar Association

 

Bills Paid by TW&B and statements

 

1971 Convention materials

 

Convention ideas

 

Correspondence with people appealing for help

 

NLG Finances 1970-71

 

S.F. 14 th Amendment

 

re Guild Practitioner

 

S.F. Herzenberg Real Estate

 

International Committee

 

International Law Committee

 

Jury- articles and misc. materials

 

Military law office

 

Lawyers division

 

National Executive Board meetings 1974

 

NLG misc. materials 1975

 

Internal struggle - speeches

 

Lawyers caucus of NLG 1972

 

Constitution and by-laws

 

World Peace through Law Comm. 1966-71

 

American Bar Assn. letter 2/15/1974

 

Family Law Committee, Alameda County Bar Assn.

 

D.B. Walker, appointment as Arbitrator 1971

Carton 27

Convention planning 1982

 

N.E.B. 1982

 

Correspondence, regional chapters 1984

 

Correspondence (3 folders) 1980-1982

 

National notices and minutes 1980

 

Chapter minutes and notices 1980

 

Convention reports, Boston 1980

 

Convention reports, San Francisco 1979

 

Convention materials, Chicago 1983

 

NLG- Anti-Nuclear (2 folders)

 

State Bar and FBI

Carton 28

State Bar Conference 1984

 

General correspondence

 

National 1983

 

Chapter, Regional 1983

 

Misc 1984

 

N.E.B. (4 folders) 1979-1984

 

Bakke case 1978

 

Minutes and notices

 

National 1979

 

Chapter 1979

 

Correspondence 1978-79

 

NLG expenses lists, DBW President (2 folders) 1971

 

Grand Jury Defense Office 1972

Carton 30

N.E.B., Washington DC 1978

 

Notices and Minute (2 folders) 1978

 

General NLG 1977

 

1977 Convention, I.C.

 

NLG Chapters 1988

Carton 31

1965 Convention, San Francisco

 

Correspondence (B. Dreyfus, J. Meadows ) (2 folders)

 

Pre-convention meeting notes, work sheets volunteer lists

 

Hotel, banquet arrangements, financial reports

 

General Assembly

 

Mailing lists

 

Program, resolutions, printed materials, pre-convention mailings

 

The Bar and the South 1965

 

NLG Amicus Curiae, Virginia sit-ins 1965

 

Chapters

 

State Bar Convention 1960-65

 

New York Chapter, School Integration 1961

 

United Mine Workers v Illinois State Bar (NLG Amicus brief) 1966

 

1968 Convention, Los Angeles (materials)

 

McTernan, Francis J.

 

1968 Convention, Guild integration, Misc (3 folders)

 

National Committees 1962-63

 

L.A. Chapter 1974-75

 

S.F. Chapter 1975

 

Grand Jury Project papers 1974

Carton 46

Correspondence -National 1984-86

 

Correspondence-Chapter (2 folders) 1984, 1986-87

 

Correspondence re "John Abt" Book review 1993

 

Guild 50 th Anniversary, correspondence, notes re program 1987

 

Murcko Resolution

 

New York City Chapter, Membership Dinner 1978

 

Tributes to Harry Sacher 1963

 

Publications

 

Civil Liberties Docket

 

vol. viii no. 1 1962

 

vol. viii no. 4 1963

 

vol. xi no. 1 1965

 

Twin Cities Guild Newsletter 1975-76

 

Philadelphia Chapter Newsletter "Uncommon Law" 1974-75

 

Misc. Chapter newsletters and announcements 1962-77

 

Affirmative Action In Crisis: A Handbook for Activists 1977

 

Index to National Lawyers Guild Periodicals, 1937-1970 1970

 

Clippings on Israel, Mideast, misc.

Carton 47

Genocide

 

Iran Contra/ Oliver North

 

National Office/ NEB 1988-94

 

National Office (2 folders) 1989, 1995

 

National Convention, Minneapolis 1974

 

Conventions (4 folders) 1986-87,1990-95

 

International Law Subcommittee 1979-80,1986

 

International Committee (2 folders) 1986,1989-90

 

International Committee, Media 1989-90

 

Somalia Committee

 

Haiti

 

Miscellaneous 1996-98

 

NLG International Committee

Carton 28

General correspondence (2 folders) 1983-86

 

Central America

 

Minutes, newsletter Feb. 1985

 

General materials 1979

 

Israeli, PLO, Lebanon 1982

 

Cuba 1984

 

Latin America, Chile 1984

 

Miskitos 1984

 

1986 Convention, misc

 

South Korea, Diggs v Schultz (4 folders) 1977-83

 

Middle East 1984

Carton 30

Peace and Disarmament 1982-86

 

Northern Ireland 1983-85

 

Middle East 1984-88

 

Travel Subcommittee 1984

 

Philippines

 

Southern Africa 1983-87

 

San Francisco Chapter I.C. (2 folders) 1984

 

Caribbean, Puerto Rico 1983

 

Vietnam 1984-85

 

I. C. Misc. 1978

 

Central America Task Force

 

SUBSERIES 19.2: Legal Cases.

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19.2.1: Angela Y. Davis, et al. v. County of Alameda

Carton 42

Correspondence

 

Davis, S.F. State Teaching Job, notes

 

Davis v Laney, Peralta Community Colleges, Bedrick Research

 

Attorney work files

 

Davis, research

 

Depositions

 

Interrogatories, Newspaper Articles, Subpoenas,

 

Deposition Notices, Witnesses

 

Miscellaneous

 

Photos of hospital waiting room (scene of dispute)

 

Police reports [RESTRICTED]

 

Medical reports [RESTRICTED]

 

19.2.2: In re Saloman Lieberman

Carton 44

Administrative, Transcripts of Hearings

 

Naturalization, correspondence

 

Red Pawn: the story of Noel Field, memos

 

Research

 

Character Affidavits

 

Naturalization

 

Correspondence, general

 

19.2.3: Harry George Price vs Bruce G. Barber

Carton 45

Complaint for Injunction & Exhibits (2 folders)

 

Deportation Matters, Statements

 

Transcripts

 

Application for suspension of deportation

 

19.2.4: Keller v State Bar Association of California

Carton 45

Bar Assn conference materials, recommendations re Keller (2 folders)

 

Executive Committee Confidential Report [RESTRICTED FILE]

 

1969 Conference of Delegates

 

State Bar misc 1993

 

SUBSERIES 19.3: Writings.

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Carton 44

"Limiting Racist Speech in the United States vs. 'Freedom' of Speech: A Marxist View of the Apparent Constitutional Dilemma"

by Doris Walker. Type script, published article, notes, research material and correspondence (4 folders)

 

SUBSERIES 19.4: International Association Of Democratic Lawyers, 1971-1996.

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Carton 43

IADL Reports (5 folders) 1990-95

 

Bureau Reports and corespondence (2 folders) 1995-96

 

General correspondence, misc 1993-96

 

Mailing list USA 1990

 

IADL 14 th Congress, Capetown, So. Africa 1996

 

Haywood Burns memorial tributes (died in S.A.) 1996

 

Interjurist (Japan Lawyers Int'l Solidarity Assn.) (English & Japanese) 1997

 

Korea

 

International Law Debates with Ann Fagan Ginger

 

Central America

 

Central America Task Force-Guatemala

Box 31

IADL Records (4 folders)

 

Records regarding related organizations

Carton 33

Xth Congress, Algiers (2 folders) 1975

 

General materials (3 folders) (correspondence, reports, clippings, misc.) 1971

 

Guild Delegation Eastern Europe 1981

 

Correspondence (4 folders) 1977-78, 1983-86

Carton 34

General materials (2 folders) 1975-76

 

re Scientific Council 1976-77

 

National Lawyers Guild matters 1975

 

1978 Convention

 

Literature / Brochures 1977

 

Bureau / Algiers (2 folders ) 1978, 1982

Carton 35

Report of Int'l Conference Mediterranean: Zone of Peace 1982

 

Correspondence (3 folders) 1979, 1982,1984

 

Literature 1979

 

Central & Latin America 1983-84

 

Bureau Meetings

 

Athens 1984

 

Pottsdam 1985

 

Brussles, Paris 1986

 

Leningrad, (photos) 1987

 

New Delhi 1988

Carton 36

Literature and brochures (2 folders) 1978, 1980

 

Bureau / Budapest 1983

 

Mercenaries 1978

 

XI th Congress, Malta 1980

 

Correspondence (2 folders) 1980-1981

 

Bureau / Baghdad 1979

Carton 38

Correspondence 1988-89

 

XIII th Congress, Barcelona 1990

 

Bureau / UNESCO, Barcelona 1990

 

IADL Publications

Carton 37

International Review of Contemporary Law 1976-1990

 

Mediterranee: Zone de Paix 1982

 

Miscellaneous Publications (some not IADL)

Carton 38

Review of Contemporary Law 1958

 

The Review (International Commission of Jurists) 1991-97

 

Information Bulletin on the Activities of the I.A.D.L. 1983-85, 1987

 

40 th Anniversary of the I.A.D.L. 1986

 

12 th Congress of the I.A.D. L., Athens, General Assembly 1984

 

Reports on the 11 th and 14 th Congresses (2 items) 1982, 1996

 

Women's right to professional and vocational training and its implications in municipal and international law 1982

 

The White Paper on the Israeli Aggression in Lebanon 1983

 

International Colloquim on the Militarisation of Outer Space 1986

 

Territories Occupied by Israel (West Bank): IADL Mission of Inquiry 1984

 

Palestine and Law , no. 2-4, 6 1988, 1990, 1991

 

La filière: Jean-Paul II Antova Agca, by Christian Roulette (in French) 1984

 

Miscellaneous printed matter

 

SUBSERIES 19.5: Miscellaneous, 1980-1992.

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Carton 32

Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute (2 folders) 1981

 

United Nations 40 th Anniversary 1985

 

Bar Assn. of San Francisco, Comm. on Int'l Human Rights 1981-84

 

State Bar- Board of Governors, 1974 campaign

 

State Bar Conferences (4 folders) 1980-81, 1983, 1985-86

 

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (2 folders) 1977-1978

 

American Association of Jurists, misc. 1979-87

 

Nat'l Conference of Black Lawyers 1984-85

 

Correspondence, unemployment 1985-92

 

Sample grant proposal for unemployment clinic 1985

 

L.A. Labor Defense Network Clinic materials

 

S.F. Workers' Rights Clinic materials

 

Leaflets and pamphlets for UI claimants

 

Guides for legal representatives of UI claimants

 

State legislative proposals for the unemployed 1983-84