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Guide to the Victor Rabinowitz Papers TAM.123

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Johanna Blokker, Craig Savino, Sarah Graff and Gail Malmgreen.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 06, 2016
Finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Maggie Schreiner for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials  , Jan 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rabinowitz, Victor
Title: Victor Rabinowitz Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1918-2003
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1955-1980
Abstract: Victor Rabinowitz (1911- 2007) had a long and distinguished career as an attorney specializing in civil liberties cases, international law, labor law and U.S. constitutional law. He was a partner in the firm of Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard and Krinsky and argued cases at many levels in New York City and New York, as well as appearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the U. S. Supreme Court. Rabinowitz represented Alger Hiss in his efforts to obtain government documents relevant to re-opening his case. He also represented the governments of Cuba and Chile in U.S. courts, and appeared on behalf on many labor unions and leftist individuals and political organizations. He was an activist in the American Labor Party in the 1940s and was a candidate for office on the ALP ticket. The collection contains correspondence, appointment books, writings (including drafts of his 1996 memoir Unrepentant Leftist: A Lawyer’s Memoir), political papers, legal records, and FOIA files. It also includes administrative files of the Louis M. Rabinowitz Foundation.
Quantity: 34.0 linear feet in 35 boxes in 1 folder in a shared oversize box.
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Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM.123