Relating primarily to his interest in civil liberties, to various causes including efforts to free Tom Mooney and Warren Billings
and to repeal California's criminal syndicalism law, and to his legal career. Includes correspondence, MSS of his writings
and lectures, legal files, and clippings.
Austin Lewis was a lecturer, writer and attorney with law offices in San Francisco and Oakland. He devoted his career to so-called
radical causes, such as the pardon of Tom Mooney and Warren K. Billings and the repeal of California's criminal syndicalism
law, and to defense of civil liberties in general, usually involving persons with little or no money. He helped organize the
Northern California Branch of the American Civil Liberties Union and served as its counsel and on the Advisory Committee.
5.5 linear feet
(4 cartons, 1 box)
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