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box 1, box 2

Angela Davis trial 1969-1970, 1998

Scope and Contents

Materials are related to Pacht's ruling in the trial Taxpayers vs. Angela Davis, regarding Davis' dismissal from UCLA and the public response.
Box 1: Includes correspondence, including some hate mail, notes on the case, a copy of Kenneth Karst's case opinion on Regents of UC v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, and newspaper clippings.
Box 2: Includes correspondence, case notes and legal opinions, and newspaper clippings.
box 2, box 3, box 4

Trials and professional activities 1958-1978

Scope and Contents

This series covers trials for which Pacht was the presiding judge, his legal opinions, legal associations he was involved in, and other professional activities.
Box 2: Includes legal opinions and decisions, depositions, and briefs. This includes a legal opinion on People of the State of CA v. James Dobney, and the decision in Cleve Blair v. Peter Pitchess.
Box 3: Includes legal opinions and decisions, depositions, and briefs, and materials related to the swearing in of Raphael Konigsberg. Other materials are related to legal associations, social events and dinners, the Los Angeles Judiciary District appointment of Pacht to the Municipal Court and induction proceedings, the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Associations, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. The box also includes materials related to the petition to recall Pacht. Newspaper clippings refer to Cleve Blair v. Peter Pitchess, a case on public drunkenness, a case on denial of health care coverage to John Herbert Roberts by Medi-Cal, and a libel case by Mayor Sam Yorty against The Times.
Box 4: Includes materials related to a Practical Aspects courses Pacht taught at the University of Southern California Law Center, Pacht's testimony on SB-119 on the use of polygraph test results in judicial proceedings, the Los Angeles Superior Court installation program, photographs, and election materials, and materials for the Criminal Courts Bar Association.
box 4

Los Angeles Police Department Public Disorders Intelligence Division 1966, 1984

Scope and Contents

Materials cover the intimidation of Judge Pacht by the Los Angeles Police Department's Public Disorders Intelligence Division. The division collected information on Pacht before he was to hear a case concerning the division's activities. Materials include correspondence, notes, and reports.
box 4

Worldwide Church of God 1978-1980

Scope and Contents

Materials include case documents from People of the State v. Worldwide Church of God, consisting of correspondence, statements, and transcriptions of judicial proceedings. The church is now known as Grace Communion International.
box 4, box 5, box 6

Congressional and political campaigns 1954-1962

Scope and Contents

Materials are related to Pacht's involvement with the California Democratic Party, political campaigns, and two Congressional campaigns.
Box 4: Includes California Democratic Party correspondence, reports, resolutions, and pamphlets, as well as Congressional campaign correspondence, press releases, speeches, clippings, financial records, certificate of nomination, campaign literature, posters, and publications.
Box 5: Includes Congressional campaigns materials, consisting of correspondence, press releases, speeches, clippings, campaign literature, posters, photographs, and publications. Some materials are related to William P. Malloy. Other materials include photographs with Ted Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and other endorsees.
Box 6: Includes Congressional campaigns materials, consisting of correspondence, press releases, clippings, campaign literature, posters, photographs, ephemera, and publications.
box 6

Correspondence 1963-1988

Scope and Contents

Correspondence is both personal and professional, including letters to the Los Angeles Times regarding Martin Luther King Jr.
box 6, box 7

Biographical materials 1937-1997

Scope and Contents

Materials include items covering Pacht's life from childhood through his college years and legal career and through retirement.
Box 6: Includes resumes, obituaries, memorial service materials, newspaper clippings, childhood photographs, portraits, correspondence, awards, and speeches. Other materials are related to Judge Isaac Pacht, his father, and the B'nai B'rith Justice Lodge. This box also includes papers and materials from Pacht's undergraduate years.
Box 7: Includes course materials from University of Southern California (USC), undergraduate notes, writings, and papers at UCLA and USC, retirement, correspondence, photographs, and invitations to dinners. Other materials include book reviews by Pacht and two books he reviewed, Thomas Dewey and His Times and Brandeis and Frankfurter: A Dual Biography.
box 8, box 9

Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings 1940-1986

Scope and Contents

Materials include scrapbooks of clippings that Pacht compiled, photographs, and posters for his Congressional campaigns.
Box 8: Includes newspaper clippings covering Pacht's decisions and activities, as well as editorials he wrote. Issues covered include the Commission for Judicial Performance Supreme Court hearings, the Gates incident, and the Los Angeles Police Department's Public Disorder Intelligence Division.
Box 9: Includes scrapbooks of clippings from Pacht's 1960 and 1962 campaigns: Jerry Pacht v. Alphonzo Bell and Jerry Pacht v. Charles Wilson. Other materials are pages from another clippings scrapbook, photographs of Pacht, and campaign posters.