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Allen E. Broussard Papers MSS.1103
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Professional papers of the Honorable Allen E. Broussard, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court from 1981 to 1991. Materials date from 1971 through 1996.
Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on April 13, 1929, Allen E. Broussard came to California with his family while in his teens. He attended San Francisco City College and served as President of the College’s chapter of the NAACP. The appointments of the first African Americans to be employed as a high school teacher and as a police officer in San Francisco are attributed to his efforts while still a student. He began his legal education in 1950, one of three African Americans to enroll at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall). An editor of the California Law Review, he graduated in the top 15 percent of his class.
13.9 Cubic feet (7 cartons, 12 flat storage boxes, 1 map case drawer)
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The Allen E. Broussard papers are open to researchers 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.