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Manuel (Wiley W.) papers
MSS.1102  
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Description
Personal and professional papers of Wiley W. Manuel, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court from 1977 to 1981. Materials date from 1939 through 2010.
Background
Born on August 28, 1927, in Oakland, California, Justice Wiley William Manuel was the first African American appointed to the California Supreme Court. He received his early education in Berkeley, California, and served in the U.S. Army from February 1946 to May 1947. In 1951 he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 1953 he graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Hastings Law Journal. Following graduation, he served for twenty-three years with the California Department of Justice as a deputy attorney general, assistant attorney general, and chief assistant attorney general in the San Francisco Office.
Extent
13.12 Cubic feet (3 record storage cartons, 4 legal document boxes, 8 flat storage boxes, 1 judicial robe)
Restrictions
Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Wiley W. Manuel, was not transferred to the California Judicial Center Library. Permission for reproduction or publication of materials in this collection beyond that allowed by fair use must be secured from the copyright holder.
Availability
Collection is open for research upon approval of written request. Requests should be submitted to: California Judicial Center Library, Special Collections and Archives, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Room 4617, San Francisco, CA, 94102-7013, or by e-mail to archives@jud.ca.gov. All researchers must sign the California Judicial Center Library Special Collections Access Agreement form. This agreement can be sent electronically by request. Records in the collection may contain confidential information, as defined in the Access Agreement. Publication or disclosure of such information is strictly prohibited.