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Finding Aid for the Stanley Fleishman Papers, ca. 1955-1975
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stanley Fleishman Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1955-1975
    Collection number: 1538
    Creator: Fleishman, Stanley
    Extent: 723 boxes (361.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Abstract: Stanley Fleishman (b.1920) specialized in defending the civil rights of authors, publishers and distributors, especially those accused of violating obscenity laws. He successfully defended the bookstore prosecuted for selling Henry Miller's book, Tropic of cancer, and argued free speech cases 11 times before the Supreme Court. He was later involved in constitutional law and civil rights litigation on behalf of the disabled, and was counsel of record for Doctors for AIDS Research and Education. The collection consists of Fleishman's client files, briefs, and business records. Includes files documenting his cases concerned with civil rights of authors, publishers, and distributors.
    Language: English
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    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.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Stanley Fleishman, 1981.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Stanley Fleishman Papers (Collection 1538). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Fleishman was born in 1920; attended Columbia University School of Law; admitted to New York bar in 1945; specialized in defending the civil rights of authors, publishers and distributors, especially those accused of violating obscenity laws; successfully defended the bookstore prosecuted for selling Henry Miller's book, Tropic of cancer; argued free speech cases 11 times before the Supreme Court; since 1979 has been a partner in the Los Angeles firm Fleishman, Fisher & Moest; later involved in constitutional law and civil rights litigation on behalf of the disabled, and was counsel of record for Doctors for AIDS Research and Education.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of client files, briefs, and business records, of Los Angeles area attorney Stanley Fleishman. Includes files documenting his cases concerned with civil rights of authors, publishers, and distributors.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Fleishman, Stanley--Archives.
    Lawyers--United States--Archival resources.
    Obscenity (Law)--United States.