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George W. Crockett files, 1948-1964.
BANC MSS 99/280 cz box 79; BANC MSS 99/280 cz carton 1; BANC MSS 99/280 cz carton 2; BANC MSS 99/280 cz carton 3; ...
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Title:

George W. Crockett files, 1948-1964

Creator/Contributor:

Crockett, George W., creator, creator.

Creator/Contributor:

Sugar, Maurice, 1891-1974, correspondent.

Abstract:

Contains trial minutes, briefs, testimony, memorandum, and correspondence relating to the 1949 Smith Act Trial (USA vs. William Z. Foster, Eugene Dennis, et. al.) in which Crockett served as counsel for the 12 defendents, Communist USA Party leaders. Includes large scrapbook of press clippings about the trial. Also contains correspondence with Maurice Sugar concerning Guild functions and contempt charges, as well as disbarment proceedings and appeals against defense attorneys Sacher, Gladstein, Crockett, McCabe, Isserman, and Dennis following the trial, 1949-1950.

Date:

1948 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-mi -- n-us-ny -- n-us---
Crockett, George W -- Archives
Crockett, George W -- Correspondence
Sugar, Maurice -- 1891-1974 -- Correspondence
Foster, William Z -- 1881-1961
Dennis, Eugene -- 1905-1961
Gladstein, Richard
Isserman, Maurice
National Lawyers Guild.
Communist Party of the United States of America.
African American lawyers -- Michigan
African American legislators -- Michigan
African American judges -- Michigan
Communist Trial, New York, N.Y., 1949

Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
George W. Crockett files, BANC MSS 99/280 cz:Series 3, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
George William Crockett Jr. (August 10, 1909 - September 7, 1997) was an African-American attorney, jurist, and congressman from the U.S. state of Michigan. He also served as a national vice-president of the National Lawyers Guild and co-founded what is believed to be the first racially integrated law firm in the United States.
In English.
Contained in the finding aid of the National Lawyers Guild records.
Forms part of the National Lawyers Guild records. (BANC MSS 99/280)

Type:

Judicial records.

Physical Description:

print
8.3 (6 1 1

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 99/280 cz box 79
BANC MSS 99/280 cz carton 1
BANC MSS 99/280 cz carton 2
BANC MSS 99/280 cz carton 3
BANC MSS 99/280 cz carton 4
BANC MSS 99/280 cz carton 39
BANC MSS 99/280 cz carton 40
BANC MSS 99/280 cz oversize box 1
BANC MSS 99/280 cz:Series 3

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.

Related Item:

National Lawyers Guild records : National Lawyers Guild.
National Lawyers Guild records (BANC MSS 99/280)