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Frederic B. Crossley (1872-1938) Papers

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Identifier: 17/12
Abstract The original materials of the Frederic B. Crossley Papers occupy three boxes and span the period 1910 to 1938. An addition seven boxes of correspondence, spanning the years 1905-1930 was later added to the collection. With the exception of five folders of biographical materials (mostly financial records) the Papers consist almost exclusively of correspondence. The general correspondence pertains primarily to Crossley's legal practice and to his interests in real estate. A substantial...

Elmer Gertz Collection

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Identifier: MS 97
Abstract Elmer Gertz (1906-2000) was a lawyer, author, professor, and civil rights advocate. He fought many legal battles relating to the death penalty, police brutality, housing equality, freedom of speech, and other civil liberties. Gertz played a role in some of the most famous legal cases of the second half of the 20th century. He helped secure parole for “thrill killer” Nathan Leopold, defended Henry Miller’s novel Tropic of Cancer in...

Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950) Papers

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Identifier: 55/24
Abstract The papers consist of a typescript draft, with minor editorial revisions and corrections, of Masters' biography of Chicago attorney Levy Mayer (1858-1922). The book, Levy Mayer and the New Industrial Era (New Haven, 1927), was Masters' first full-length biography. Mayer's widow, Rachel, who copyrighted the book and published it in a limited edition of 1,500 copies, wrote the biography in consideration of a significant payment from the Mayer family and as a...

James A. Rahl (1917-1994) Papers

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Identifier: 17/34
Abstract James Andrew Rahl received his J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law in 1942. During his career, he was employed with the Litigation Section of the Enforcement Branch, United States Office of Price Administration, and liaison officer to the Joint Congressional Committee to Investigate the Pearl Harbor Disaster. Rahl joined the faculty at the Northwestern School of Law in 1946. He served as dean of the school from 1972 through 1977 and, in 1974, was appointed Northwestern's first...

Victor G. Rosenblum (1925-2006) Papers

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Identifier: 17/37
Abstract Victor G. Rosenblum was a nationally recognized scholar in both administrative and constitutional law. He helped to found Northwestern’s Program on Law and Social Sciences. Rosenblum held several academic positions from Professor of Law, to Director of Northwestern Law School’s Graduate Studies Program. Rosenblum was an active member of numerous professional associations. He held several positions at the American Bar Association as well as being extremely active in various civil rights causes....

Ernest Samuels (1903-1996) Papers

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Identifier: 11/3/11/5
Abstract Ernest Samuels entered the University of Chicago as a pre-law student in 1919. He received a Bachelor of Philosophy in Law and French in 1923 and immediately entered the University of Chicago Law School. In 1930 he then returned to Chicago to pursue a long standing interest in literature. From January to August 1931 he resumed his studies at the University of Chicago, this time in the English Department. After holding several academic positions, Samuels was appointed Instructor of English in...