Finding Aid for the Ben Margolis Papers, 1941-1973

Processed by Lilace Hatayama; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Ben Margolis Papers, 1941-1973

Collection number: 1509

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Lilace Hatayama, January 1987
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, October 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ben Margolis Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1941-1973
Collection number: 1509
Creator: Margolis, Ben, 1910-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Ben Margolis (1910- ) helped draft the United Nations charter, the rule of law, and the conduct of the United States government in Viet-nam and the Dominican Republic (1965). The collection consists of government documents regarding Ben Margolis including material from the FBI, the Naval Investigation Service, the Department of the Treasury, CIA, Department of State, Department of Justice, and the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ben Margolis.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ben Margolis Papers (Collection 1509). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Margolis was born on April 23, 1910 in New York City, New York; attended Santa Barbara State College, 1926-28; AB, University of Southern California, 1929; LL.B, University of California, Hastings School of Law, 1933; admitted to California bar, 1933; did legal work for the CIO; associated with several law firms, including Gladstein, Grossman and Margolis (San Francisco, 1937-43) and Margolis, McTernan, Scope, Sacks & Epstein (Los Angeles), beginning in 1973; member, National Lawyers Guild; wrote, with others, The United Nations charter, the rule of law, and the conduct of the United States government in Viet-nam and the Dominican Republic (1965).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of government documents regarding Ben Margolis. Includes material from the FBI (some stemming from the House Committee on Un-American Activities), the Naval Investigation Service, the Department of the Treasury, CIA, Department of State, Department of Justice, and the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Margolis, Ben, 1910- --Archives.
Lawyers--California--Archival resources.
Lawyers--Labor unions--California--Archival resources.

Related Material

Law and social conscience [oral history transcript] / Ben Margolis, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c1987. Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

 

U.S. Government Documents Regarding Ben Margolis, 1941-1973

Creator/Collector: Margolis, Ben, 1910-
Box 1, Folder 1

F.B.I. 1937-1949.

Box 1, Folder 2

F.B.I. Security Indesc. 1953-1959.

Box 1, Folder 3

F.B.I. House Committee on Un-American Activities. 1955-1963.

Box 1, Folder 4

F.B.I. Internal Security. 1963.

Box 1, Folder 5

F.B.I. 1963-1964.

Box 1, Folder 6

F.B.I. 1964-1973.

Box 1, Folder 7

U.S. Department of the Treasury. Regulations.

Box 1, Folder 8

U.S. Naval Investigation Service. 1941-1964.

Box 1, Folder 9

U.S. Department of State, C.I.A., Department of Justice, Naturalization and Immigration.