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Finding Aid to the Melvin M. Belli papers, 1939-1989 (bulk 1955-1980)
BANC MSS 2012/185  
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Description
The Belli papers include the correspondence, working papers and personal papers of Melvin M. Belli. The materials have generally been kept in the order in which they were received and have been broken down into nine series following that arrangement: Correspondence; Case Files; Professional Files; Writings; Speaking Engagements; Television/Radio/Film; Press; Subject Files; and Personal.
Background
Melvin Mouron Belli was born in Sonora, California in 1907. he was raised in Sonora and Stockton, graduating from Stockton High School in 1925. He went on to graduate from the University of California Berkeley and Boalt Law School, from which he graduated in 1933.
Extent
12 cartons, 2 boxes, 1 oversize folder 16 linear feet
Availability
Collection is open for research.