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Guide to the Papers of Bernard Botein
1929-1975 (bulk 1968-1973)
 MS 68

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Description is written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bernard Botein Papers
Dates: 1929-1975 (1968-1973)
Collection Summary: The Papers consist of originals and copies of primary and secondary materials that document the service and activities of Judge Bernard Botein, a prominent Supreme Court Justice of the State of New York (1941-1968) and active court reformist, primarily in the years after his resignation from the Supreme Court. The collection largely presents materials relating to his participation in various legal, civic, philanthropic and political organizations and on committees and taskforces, significantly on the causes of court reform and reform of criminal justice administration. The collection also includes a significant number of manuscripts and drafts of his orations and legal writings; correspondence, including letters from prominent members of the legal and political communities; as well as photographs and other visual materials relating his legal career. The collection also contains published materials including a number of legal publications and official legislative documents.
Quantity: 10.0 Linear feet (25 boxes)
Location Note: New-York Historical Society Mss Collection (2nd Floor Non-circulating )
Language Note: The Bernard Botein Papers are written in English.
Call Phrase: MS 68