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Register of the Leo Gallagher Papers, 1922-1963
MSS 012  
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Description
The Leo Gallagher Papers are divided into five series. They are: PERSONAL, J. B. MCNAMARA, CASES, INVESTIGATIONS, and POLITICAL INTERESTS. Folder 1 in the PERSONAL series contains biographical material on Gallagher, a resume prepared during his 1949 campaign for the Los Angeles Board of Education and newspaper clippings. The clipping pertain to his resignation from the Southwestern University Law School for his defending Tom Mooney supporters who protested his imprisonment by running onto the Los Angeles Coliseum track during the 1932 Olympics; to a 1933 Los Angeles City Council riot; and to his retirement in 1961. There are also obituaries after his death in September, 1963.
Background
Leo Gallagher was a Los Angeles attorney who specialized in labor law, and was known throughout his nearly 40-year practice for the defense of the rights of labor unionists, minorities and the poor. He was active during his life with the vigilant defense of the people's rights to free speech and assembly, and was associated with the active defense of Communist Party members and sympathizers in the United States and abroad during the length of his law practice, beginning in the mid-1920s in California.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles.  The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.