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Guide to the Paul L. Ross Papers
 MS 3138

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ross, Paul L., 1902-1978
Title: Paul L. Ross papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1933-1978
Abstract: Correspondence, manuscript writings, reports, clippings, legal filings, and other papers of lawyer and constitutional rights activist Paul L. Ross (1902-1978). Among the subjects covered in this collection are New York City's Temporary City Housing Rent Commission during the mayoralty of William O'Dwyer in the late 1940s; the fight to desegregate Stuyvesant Town around 1950; American Labor Party campaigns and positions, especially in 1949 and 1950; government persecution and repression of defense lawyers who advocate for political dissidents; opposition to preventive detention of political dissidents; and other matters concerning public policies and constitutional liberties from the 1940s-early 1970s.
Quantity: 4.7 Linear feet in 5 boxes of various sizes
Language: A small number of documents are in Hebrew (or Yiddish?).
Call Phrase: MS 3138