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Guide to the Labron K. Shuman Collection
MS 181  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Labron K. Shuman collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1962
    Collection number: MS 181
    Collector: Shuman, Labron K.
    Extent: 3 half cartons
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: Includes Shuman's observer notebook, clippings and transcripts of the 1961 Eichmann trial in Jerusalem.
    Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Labron K. Shuman Collection. MS 181. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Labron K. Shuman in 2003.

    Biographical Note

    In 1961, Labron K. Shuman, an attorney from Philadelphia, went to Israel at the request of the Association of American and Canadians in Israel, to attend the trial of Adolf Eichmann. In a series of articles and lectures he analyzed the Eichman trial, calling attention to the difficulties that faced the judges, the prosecution and the witnesses and the complexities of the whole case.

    Scope and Contents Note

    This collection includes Shuman's observer notebook, articles, clippings and transcripts of the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem.

    Indexing Terms

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


    Shuman, Labron K.
    Eichmann, Adolf, d 1906-1962--Trials, litigation, etc.
    War criminals--Germany--Interviews
    World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
    Criminal Investigation--Israel
    Trials (Genocide)--Jerusalem
    War crime trials--Social aspects--Israel