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Collection processed by Tamiment staff, 2010

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 24, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to include materials from 2016 accession  , January 2017

Descriptive Summary

Title: Abraham Unger Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1936-1980
Abstract: Abraham Unger (1899-1975) was a lawyer, Communist, a founder and officer of the National Lawyers Guild and leader of its New York City Chapter, and beginning in 1948, partner in the law firm of Freedman and Unger. His defendants included the Communist Party USA, various state-level Party organizations, individual Communists and progressive activists, radical and/or Communist-associated labor unions and their leaders and activists, Puerto Rican nationalists, and fellow lawyers charged with contempt and other crimes in connection with their defense of radicals. The collection contains personal and legal correspondence; legal documents pertaining to cases handled by Unger andd those of interest to him; published and unpublished writings; records of the National Lawyers Guild and of its New York City chapter; subject files; and clippings and printed ephemera.
Quantity: 13.5 Linear Feet in 13 record cartons and 1 manuscript box
Location: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM 157

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Historical/Biographical Note

Abraham Unger (1899-1975) was a lawyer, Communist, a founder and officer of the National Lawyers Guild and leader of its New York City Chapter, and beginning in 1948, partner in the law firm of Freedman and Unger. His defendants included the Communist Party USA, various state-level Party organizations, individual Communists and progressive activists, radical and/or Communist-associated labor unions and their leaders and activists, Puerto Rican nationalists, and fellow lawyers charged with contempt and other crimes in connection with their defense of radicals. Unger was a graduate of the New York University Law School. As a member of the International Labor Defense, he took part in the preparation of the defense of nine young African American men convicted of rape in Scottsboro, Alabama in 1931. Unger also defended the first twelve Communist Party USA top leaders indicted under the Smith Act in 1949 (for conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. government), and was himself indicted for contempt in 1953 for refusing to answer questions from Senator Joseph McCarthy before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, including whether or not he headed the Party's section for professionals. Unger also defended Puerto Rican nationalist Juan Bernardo Lebron who was charged as a conspirator in the 1954 attack on the US House of Representatives, and petitioned for the commutation of Oscar Collazo's life sentence for his 1952 attempted assassination of Harry Truman.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains personal and legal correspondence; legal documents pertaining both to cases handled by Abraham Unger and those of interest to him; published and unpublished writings; records of the National Lawyers Guild and of its New York City chapter; subject files; and clippings and printed ephemera.

Notable correspondents include lawyers Bella Abzug, Ben Margolin and Samuel Rosewein. Notable clients represented (usually as defendants) include: The American Communications Association, attorney Maurice Braverman and Abraham Isserman (contempt / disbarment in connection with Smith Act case activity); the Communist Party state organizations of Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington; Gerhart Eisler (passport and deportation); and (on behalf of Curran), Andrew Furuseth, President of International Seamen's Union of America v. Joseph Curran, Joseph, Chairman Provisional Strike Committee (1936), Willie McGee, and Unger's son Nicholas. The National Lawyers Guild series includes correspondence of Unger and other members, minutes of the executive board and of several committees, including that overseeing the publication of the Lawyers Guild Review, convention materials, and statements and resolutions and other internal documents. The NLG New York City Chapter series contains executive board minutes and correspondence, files on New York State court reform, committee and general records, membership lists, and resolutions and statements.

The Subject Files series covers numerous organizations, causes, events, and some individuals, with an overall focus on civil rights and liberties and laws and legislation. Files include: the American Bar Association, American Birobidjan Committee, Anti Red Ordinance (Birmingham, AL), Ben Davis Bail Committee, Oscar Collazo (Puerto Rican nationalist), the Columbia University Student Strike of 1968, the Committee to abolish HUAC (U.S. House Committee on Unh-American Activities), Council on African Affairs, Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, Bill Eption (Puerto Rican nationalist), International Labor Defense, Lawyers Committee to End the War in Vietnam, the New York State's 1949 "Feinberg" law (providing for the dismissal of teachers belonging to "subversive" organizations), and the Trade Union Committee to Defend Louis Weinstock.

Materials added to the collection in 2016 predominantly include documents related to Unger's legal defense of members of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement. They include Unger's notes and legal documents related to the cases of Oscar Collazo and Juan Bernardo Lebron, both of whom he defended in the 1950s. The accretion also contains clippings, ephemera, and articles related to the Puerto Rican Independence Movement and its leader Pedro Albizu Campos. Other materials in this accretion include Unger's personal correspondence between 1947 and 1952 and papers related to Unger's involvement in the Communist Party of the United States.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into six series. Files in series I-V are arranged alphabetically by topic or document type. Matierials in Series VI: 2016 Accretion have not been arranged by an archivist and are in the order in which they were received by the donor.

The series in this collection are as follows:

Series I: Biographical Materials, Correspondence, and Writings; Series II: Cases; Series III: National Lawyers Guild; Series IV: National Lawyers Guild. New York City Chapter; Series V: Subject Files; Series VI: 2016 Accretion

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995.
  • Nathan, Otto, 1893-1987.
  • Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998
  • McGee, Willie, 1915-1951
  • Unger, Abraham, 1899-1975
  • Curran, Joseph Edwin, 1906-1981
  • Isserman, A. J. (Abraham J.)
  • Eisler, Gerhart
  • Unger, Nicholas
  • Davis, Benjamin J. (Benjamin Jefferson), 1903-1964
  • Rosenwein, Samuel
  • Margolis, Ben
  • Weinstock, Louis, 1903-1994
  • Unger, Nick
  • Starcevic, Elizabeth

Document Type

  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Manuscripts for publication.
  • Legal correspondence.
  • Correspondence.
  • Legal documents.
  • Notes.

Subject Organizations

  • United States. Congress. House. |b Committee on Un-American Activities
  • National Lawyers Guild. New York City Chapter
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment
  • American Communications Association
  • Teachers' Union of the City of New York
  • United States. |t Alien Registration Act, 1940

Subject Topics

  • Freedom of speech -- United States.
  • Communists -- United States.
  • African Americans -- Civil rights -- United States.
  • Law -- United States -- Cases.
  • Communist trials -- United States.
  • Communism -- United States -- 20th century
  • Civil rights -- United States.
  • Lawyers -- Political activity -- United States.
  • Anti-communist movements -- United States.
  • Puerto Rico -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements
  • Legal assistance to prisoners -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection created by Abraham Unger was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Abraham Unger Papers; TAM 157; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Elizabeth Starcevic and Nick Unger in 1995; additional materials were donated by Elizabeth Starcevic in 2016. The accession numbers associated with these gifts are 1950.134 and 2017.001.

Processing Information

Information regrading processing descisions made prior to 2016 have not been recorded. In 2016 four boxes of papers related to members of the Puerto Rican independence movement were added to the collection as Series VI: 2016 Accretion. Materials from this accertion were moved into archival housing. Original folder titles were retained and titles for any loose items or unlabeled files were supplied by the archivist. At the time of accessioning materials were described at the series-level with a brief box list. These materials have not been arranged by an archivist and are in the order in which they were received from the donor.

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Container List

Series I: Abraham Unger Biographical Material, Correspondence, and Writings, 1934-1972

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Certificates to Practice Law (Various Jurisdictions)
1948-1958
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1937-1941
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1942-1946
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1947
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1948-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1950-1951
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1952-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence
1955-1959
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1960-1963
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence
1964-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence
1970s
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Abzug, Bella
1957, 1969-1971
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Black Question
1962-1968
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Board of Immigration Appeals
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence: Civil Rights Congress
1948-1950
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Correspondence:Columbia University Strike
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Committee to Abolish the House Committee on Un-American Activities (National, New York Council)
1960-1963
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Defense of Lawyers Representing Communist Leaders
1949-1953
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Correspondence: Freedman, David
1937-1968
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Halper, Solomon
1950
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Correspondence: Margolin, Ben
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Correspondence: McCarthyism
1953-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Correspondence: Mundt-Nixon Bill
1948-1950
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Correspondence: National Broadcasting Company
1952
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Correspondence: Parker, Et al. v. County of Los Angeles
1947-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Correspondence: Rosenwein, Samuel
1956-1966
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Correspondence: Rosenwein, Samuel
1969-1970
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Correspondence: Third Parties
1948-1962
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Correspondence: Third Party, Mindel, Mrs. Jacob (Pop)
Oct 26, 1955
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Correspondence: Vietnam
1958-1966
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Correspondence: Wilson, James
1949-1953
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Notebooks: McCarthyism
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Printed Ephemera (Invitations to Dinners, Memorials, etc.)
1962-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 34 World War 2: Military Service and Veteran Administration
1943-1950
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Writings Attributed to Abraham Unger
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Writings Attributed to Abraham Unger
1942-1968
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Writings Attributed to Abraham Unger: Fragments, Incompete Manuscripts
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Writings: Black Question
1942-1968
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Writings: Book Reviews
1941, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Writings: Communist Party
1948-1967
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Writings: Editorials
1950, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Writings: "Federalism" (includes correspondence with International Association of Democratic Lawyers)
1958-1959
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Writings: Handwritten
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Writings: Handwritten
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Writings: Handwritten Notes
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Writings: Handwritten - Vietnam
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Writings: Hungarian Revolution
1956
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Writings: Letters to Editors
1934-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Writings: McCarthyism
1951-1956
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Writings: Speeches
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Writings: "The Status of Civil Liberties in 1953 - A Report of the National Committee" Presented at the 1953 Convention of the National Lawyers Guild
1953

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Series II: Cases, 1936-1974

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Alexander, Frank Edward v. United States of America
1948
Box: 2 Folder : 8 American Communications Association; Selly, Joseph P. Defendence: NLG NYC Chapter Amicus Curiae
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Anastaplo, George: Application for Admission to the Bar of Illinois; Petition the Denial of the Application for Admission
1954-1960
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Beck, Jay: Report of Samuel R. Wachtell to the Executive Committee of the National Lawyers Guild, New York City Chapter
1954-1962
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Blatz, Andrew A. (Plaintiff-Respondent) v. Ward, Diana and Evelyn Preston (Defendants-Appelants)
1936
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Braverman, Maurice L.: Disbarment (Smith Act Defense Attorney)
1952-1955, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Braverman, Maurice: Reinstatement to Practice Law
1973-1974
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Burrell, Herman D. (Plaintiff) v. Moran, John P. (Defendant)
1948-1949
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Busch Strike Cases
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Cohen, Albert Martin (Petitioner) v. Hurley, Denis M. (Respondent)
1964
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Hechtman, Evelyn; Ruth Martin; Jennie Getman, and Geraldine Ivens
1950
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Communist Party USA v. Subversive Activities Control Board
1955, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Communist Party State Cases, Alabama (Correspondence)
1948
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Communist Party State Cases, Colorado (Correspondence)
1948-1950, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Communist Party State Cases, Colorado (Legal Documents - Including Wertheimer, Nancy; Jane Rogers; Irving Blau; Arthur Bary; Paul Meir Kleinboard)
1948-1950, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Communist Party State Cases, Georgia (Correspondence)
1949
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Communist Party State Cases, Louisiana (Correspondence and Legal Documents - Including Himmaugh, Robert Edgar; Jackson, James E.)
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Communist Party State Cases, New York: Feiner, Irving
1950
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Communist Party State Cases, Ohio (Correspondence)
1949
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Communist Party State Cases, Pennsylvania (Correspondence and Legal Documents - Including Musmanno, Michael A.; Dorothy Albert; Matthew B. McAndrew)
1948-1950, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Communist Party State Cases, Texas: Estes, Fred
1946-1949
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Communist Party State Cases, Virginia
1948
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Communist Party State Cases: Washington (Includes Gundlach, Ralph; Edward H. Lauer; Herbert J. Phillips)
1948-1949
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Communist Party State Cases, Wisconsin (Correspondence)
1946
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Confidential, Inc. (Plaintiff) v. Summerfield, Arthur J.(Defendant)
1955
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Deportation Cases (Unidentified)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Eisler, Gerhardt: Deportation and Passport Case
1945-1947
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Fay, Charles: President of the Amalgamated Machine Instrument and Metal Local 475, United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America v. Douds , T. Charles: Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board
1948
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Fight for Free Enterpise, Inc. v. Philip Murray, et. al.
1946
Box: 2 Folder : 36 The Fortas Case
1969, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Furuseth, Andrew, President of International Seamen's Union of America v. Curran, Joseph, Chairman Provisional Strike Committee
1936
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Gomez, Mateo (Appellant) v. The City of Miami (Appellee): Judgment Reversal
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Harisiades, Peter: Deportation Case
1958, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Harper, Julius Van (Petitioner) v. Wall, Cornelius A. Sheriff of the County of Middlesex, State of New Jersey (Defendant)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 41 House Committee on Un-American Activities: Hollywood Ten, Contempt of Citation
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Isserman, Abraham J.: Disbarment
1951, 1958
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Jackson, Clarence; Lorenzo Reed (Relator-Appellants) v. Ruthazer, Herman J., Warden of City Prison, Borough of Manhattan (Respondent-Appellee)
1950, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Johnson, Leon (Appellant) v. Dye, Charles L., Warden of Allegheny County Jail (Appellee)
1969
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee (Plaintiff) v. Clark, C. Tom, et al. (Defendants)
1948
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Kinoy, Arthur (Appellant) v. District of Columbia (Appellee)
Jul 29, 1968
Box: 2 Folder : 47 Knaisky, Alex: In the Matter of the Application for Naturalization
March 28, 1947
Box: 2 Folder : 48 Konigsberg, Raphael v. The State Bar of California
1956, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 49 Loyalty Board Cases
1940-1948, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 50 McCarran Act
1955
Box: 2 Folder : 51 McGee, Willie v. Mississippi (Clippings, Correspondence, Manuscripts, Notes)
1951-1952
Box: 2 Folder : 52 McGee, Willie v. Mississippi (Legal Documents)
1948-1949, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 53 McGee, Willie v. Mississippi (Legal Documents)
1950
Box: 2 Folder : 54 McGee, Willie v. Mississippi (Legal Documents)
1951-1952, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 55 Medina, Harold Judge: Sentencing the Five Lawyers for Protecting Communists
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 56 Middlebrooks, Sylvester's Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Minor, Robert (Smith Act)
1948
Box: 2 Folder : 58 Mitchell, David: Draft Register
1966-1969, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 59 Muste, A. J.: Disorderly Conduct Case (Vietnam War Protest?)
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Nathan, Otto v. Dulles, John Foster, Secretary of the State
1954
Box: 3 Folder : 2 National Lawyers Guild v. Attorney General Brownell
1953-1955, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 3 New York University v. Students for a Democratic Society
McGee, Willie, 1915-1951
1969
Box: 3 Folder : 4 New York University v. Students for a Democratic Society
1970
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Peekskill Riot (Correspondence, Legal Documents)
1949-1951, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Petersen, Norman Lloyd (Plaintiff) v. Ramsey, Clark (Defendant): Order Denying Defendants Motion to Dismiss Nature of the Case, Commentary
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Phillips, Herbert J. v. United States of America
1953-1956
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Popper, Martin v. House of Un-American Committee (HUAC)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Rabinowitch, Germina: Application for Admission as a Returning Resident
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Reynolds, Ruth M.: Puerto Rican Prisoner's Case
1952
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Robeson, Paul (Plaintiff) v. Fanelli, George M. (Defendant)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Rockwell and Lincoln Case (American Nazi Party)
1960
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Rosenbergs Case: Judge Rifkin's Article
1972-1974, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Rosenbergs Case (Legal Documents, Correspondence)
1951-1953, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Rosenbergs Case/Morton Sobell
1953-1955, 1973, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Sack, Alexander v. New York University
1946
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Seale, Bobby, Chairman of the Black Panther Party (Plaintiff) v. Hoffman, Julius J. (Defendant)
1969
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Self-Incrimination Cases
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Smith Act Cases
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Smith Act, Maryland: Frankfeld, Philip and Meyers, George A. (Plaintiffs) v. Hammond, Hall, Attorney General, et al. (Defendants)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Smith Act, Maryland: United States of America v. Frankfeld, Philip et al.: "Court's Charge to the Jury"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 22 The State of New York v. Blair, Arthur; Edward Drolette, et al.
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 23 The State of New York (Plaintiff) v. Rein, Richard (Defendant)
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 24 The State of New York, ex rel.Mollie Portnoy (Relator-Respondent) v. Ann Strasser, Known as Ann De Carava (Defendent-Appellant)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 25 The State of New York v. Unger, Nicholas and Wolfe, Robert (Clippings)
1970-1971
Box: 3 Folder : 26 The State of New York v. Unger, Nicholas and Wolfe, Robert (Correspondence)
1970-1971
Box: 3 Folder : 27 The State of New York v. Unger, Nicholas and Wolfe, Robert (Handwritten Notes)
1970, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 28 The State of New York v. Unger, Nicholas and Wolfe, Robert (Legal Documents)
1970, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 29 The State of New York v. Unger, Nicholas and Wolfe, Robert (Legal Documents)
1970
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Tanner,Murdock and McElroy, Clarence v. United States of America: Conspiracy to Violate Internal Revenue Laws
1951
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Thompson, Francis J., Instructor in the Public Speaking Department, City College, New York: Charged with Being a Member of the Communist Party (Appeal)
1948
Box: 3 Folder : 32 The Trenton Six Case
1949-1950, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 33 United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America, CIO (Plaintiffs) v. Lilienthal, David E. (Defendants)
Aug 24, 1948
Box: 3 Folder : 34 United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America v. US Army and Navy Departments
Aug 24, 1948
Box: 3 Folder : 35 United States of America v. Caughlan, John
1948-1949
Box: 3 Folder : 36 United States of America v. Christoffel, Harold Roland
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 37 United States of America v. Davis, Benjamin Jr.
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 38 United States of America (Plaintiff) v. Doe, John (Defendant): Motion for Judgment of Acquittal
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 39 United States of America v. Dolsen, James H. (Defendant): Proceedings
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 40 United States of America v. Dubois, W.E.B. et al.
1951
Box: 3 Folder : 41 United States of America (Plaintiff) v. Eisdorfer, Noel Stanley (Defendant): Memorandum and Order
Jun 24, 1948
Box: 3 Folder : 42 United States of America (Appellee) v. Eugene, Dennis et al. (Defendants-Appellants)
1949
Box: 3 Folder : 43 United States of America v. Foster, William Z., et al.
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 44 United States of America v. Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 45 United States of America v. Franklin, Irwin
1949
Box: 3 Folder : 46 United States of America v. Lamont, Corliss
1954
Box: 3 Folder : 47 United States of America (Appellant) v. Lamont, Corliss; Unger, Abraham; Shadowitz, Albert (Appelles)
1955-1956, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 48 United States of America v. Mitchell, David (Defendant)
1965-1966
Box: 3 Folder : 49 United States of America v. Morford, Richard: Contempt of the House Committee on Un-American Activities
1947-1948
Box: 3 Folder : 50 United States of America v. Mulcahy, Michael F., Sheriff of Cook County
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 51 United States of America v. Peace Information Center
1951, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 52 United States of America v. Popper, Martin
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 53 United States of America (Appellee) v. Sacher, Harry; Richard Gladstein; George W. Crockett; Louis F. McCabe, Jr.; Abraham J. Isserman; Eugene Dennis ((Appellants)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 54 United States of America v. Shadowitz, Albert
1954
Box: 3 Folder : 55 United States of America v. Sharpnack, Gerald H.: Charges of Sex Crimes Committed at the Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 56 United States of America v. Unger, Abraham: Correspondence
1954-1955
Box: 3 Folder : 57 United States of America (Appellant) v. Unger, Abraham (Appellee)
1953, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 58 United States of America v. Vietnam Demonstrators
1966-1968, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 59 Wilkinson, Frank (Appellant) v. United States of America (Appellee): Brief for the Petitioner, Brief for Appellant
1960
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Wilson, James (Petitioner-Appellant) v. Ryan, Timothy, Warden of City Prison, the Bronx (Respondant): Handwritten Documents
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Wilson, James (Petitioner-Appellant) v. Ryan, Timothy, Warden of City Prison, the Bronx (Respondant): Brief of Petitioner-Appellant for Supreme Court Respondant
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Wilson, James (Petitioner-Appellant) v. Ryan, Timothy, Warden of City Prison, the Bronx (Respondant): Legal Documents
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Wilson, James (Petitioner-Appellant) v. Ryan, Timothy, Warden of City Prison, the Bronx (Respondant): Legal Documents
1949
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Wilson, James (Petitioner-Appellant) v. Ryan, Timothy, Warden of City Prison, the Bronx (Respondant): Legal Documents
1950
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Wilson, James (Petitioner-Appellant) v. Ryan, Timothy, Warden of City Prison, the Bronx (Respondant): Legal Documents
1951

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Series III: National Lawyers Guild, 1930s-1970s

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Administrative Committee
1941-1957
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Amicus Curiae Brief in Connection with Application for Reduction of Sentence
1949-1950, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Appeal to Join American Lawyers
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Banquet and Finance Committee
Apr 21, 1954
Box: 4 Folder : 11 A Bill to Authorize the United States to Acquire the Means of Production of Munitions and Armaments for National Defense Purposes
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Brooklyn Trust Chapter
1947-1948
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Celebrity Quotes Endorsing NLG
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Clippings
1938-1959, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Committee for Legal Assistance in the South
1964, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Committee on Bill of Rights
1937
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Committee on Government Operations
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Committee on Immigration and Naturalization
1951
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Committee on International Law and Relations
1953-1974, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Committee on International Law and Relations: Cuba (Correspondence, Statements)
1961
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Committee on Legal Services
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Committee on Professional Problems
1948-1953
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Committee on Public Relations
1954
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Committee on United Nations
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Committee to Assist Southern Lawyers
1962-1963
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Conference on Civil Rights and Discrimination (New York, NY Oct 10-12, 1952)
1951-1953
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Conferences
1939-1966
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Constitution (Proposed Amendments)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Constitutional Liberties Committee
1948-1966
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Constitutional Rights and Liberties Committee
1948-1956, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Convention (Washington D.C., Feb 20-22, 1937)
1937
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Convention (Chicago, IL, Feb 12-14, 1939)
1939
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Convention (Chicago, IL, Feb 20-22, 1943)
1943
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Convention (Chicago, IL, Feb 20-23, 1948)
1948
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Convention (Detroit, MI, Feb 18-22, 1949)
1948-1949
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Convention (New York City, NY, May 5-7, 1950)
1950
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Convention (Chicago, IL, Oct 12-14, 1951)
1951
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Convention (New York City, NY, Feb 21-23, 1953)
1953
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Convention (Chicago, IL, Nov 19-21, 1954)
1954
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Convention (Chicago, IL, Nov 19-21, 1954): Reports
1954
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Convention (Chicago, IL, Nov 19-21, 1954): Resolutions
1954
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Convention (Detriot, MI, Feb 10-13, 1956)
1956
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Convention (New York City, NY, Feb 21-24, 1957)
1957
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Convention (Chicago, IL, Nov 7-10, 1958)
1958
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Convention (San Francisco, CA, Jul 28-31, 1960)
1960
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Convention (Detroit, MI, Feb 22-25, 1962)
1962
Box: 4 Folder : 47 Convention (Detroit, MI, Feb 21-23, 1964)
1964
Box: 4 Folder : 48 Convention (New York, NY, Feb 10-13, 1967)
1967
Box: 4 Folder : 49 Convention (Boulder, CO, Jul 28-Aug 1, 1971)
1971
Box: 4 Folder : 50 Convention (Austin, TX, Feb 15-19, 1973)
1973
Box: 4 Folder : 51 Convention (Minneapolis, MI, Aug 8-12, 1974)
1974
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Correspondence
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1937-1945
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1946
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1947
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1948
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1949
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1950-1951
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Correspondence
1952-1954
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1955-1959
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Correspondence
1960-1965
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Correspondence
1970-1971
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Correspondence: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
1933, 1949, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Defense of the Bar
1953
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Designation of NLG as a Subversive Oragnization (Legal Documents)
1954, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Detroit Chapter
1972
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Disbarment
1952
Box: 5 Folder : 17 District of Columbia Chapter
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Draft Counseling
1967-1968, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Labor Law Committee
Dec 14, 1940
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Labor Relations
1940-1966, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Lawyers' Committee for Democracy
c. 1940
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Lawyers Guild Review (Correspondence, Notices)
1950-1961
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Lawyers Guild Review (Editorial Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondence)
1947-1958, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Lawyers Guild Review (Manuscripts)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Lawyers Guild Review (Manuscripts About Czechoslovakia)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Lawyers Guild Review (Records)
1950-1968, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Lawyers Guild Review (Typescripts)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Lawyers Guild Review (Typescripts)
1958-1959
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Lists of Names and Memberships of US Lawyers
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Memorandum of Law with Respect to the Sale of Newspapers in Subways
c. 1930s
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Military Law
1967-1970
Box: 5 Folder : 32 National Committee on Civil Rights and Liberties
1957-1958
Box: 5 Folder : 33 National Committee on Social Legislation (Propositions on Disability Benefits, Housing, Rent Control, and Unemployment)
1947-1948, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 34 National Executive Board (Correspondence, Minutes)
1937-1950
Box: 5 Folder : 35 National Executive Board (Correspondence, Minutes)
1951-1954
Box: 5 Folder : 36 National Executive Board (Correspondence, Minutes)
1955-1965
Box: 5 Folder : 37 New York State Legislative Conferences
1947, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 38 New York State Legislative Conferences
1949-1950
Box: 5 Folder : 39 Press Fund Committee
1930s
Box: 5 Folder : 40 Public Relations Committee/Subcommittee on the Clergy
undated, 1945-1954
Box: 5 Folder : 41 Publications
1969
Box: 5 Folder : 42 Records
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 43 Records
1936
Box: 5 Folder : 44 Records
1937
Box: 5 Folder : 45 Records
1938
Box: 5 Folder : 46 Records
1939
Box: 5 Folder : 47 Records
1940-1942
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Records
1945-1946
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Records
1947
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Records
1948
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Records
1949
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Records
c. 1950
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Records
1950-1951
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Records
1952
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Records
1953
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Records
1954-1956
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Records
1957
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Records
1958
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Records
1959-1960
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Records
1961-1962
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Records
1963-1964
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Records
1965
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Records
1966-1967
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Records
1968-1969
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Records
1970-1975
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Resolution: Academic Freedom
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Resolution: Anti-War
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 21 Resolution Committee
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 22 Resolutions: Subversive Activities Control Act (McCarran Act)
1955
Box: 6 Folder : 23 Resolutions and Statements: Atomic Peace and Nuclear Weapons
1958, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Resolutions and Statements: China
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Resolutions and Statements: Civil Rights
1947-1957, 1964, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Resolutions and Statements: Cold War
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Resolutions and Statements: Communism
1954, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 28 Resolutions and Statements: Germany
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 29 Resolutions and Statements: House Committee on Un-American Activities
1948-1962, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Resolutions and Statements: International Relations and Law (Including New International Law)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 31 Resolutions and Statements: Korea
1951, 1953, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Resolutions and Statements: Labor Law
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Resolutions and Statements: The Lawyers Guild
1954-1960, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 34 Resolutions and Statements: Lawyers Welfare
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 35 Resolutions and Statements: The Legal System
1948-1958, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 36 Resolutions and Statements: Legal Workers Cases (Disbarment, Defending Unpopular Cases)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 37 Resolutions and Statements: Mundt-Nixon Bill
1948-1950
Box: 6 Folder : 38 Resolutions and Statements: The North Atlantic Pact
1949
Box: 6 Folder : 39 Resolutions and Statements: Palestine
1948, 1949
Box: 6 Folder : 40 Resolutions and Statements: Segregation
1954, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 41 Resolutions and Statements: Smith Act
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 42 Resolutions and Statements: Social Welfare
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 43 Resolutions and Statements: Supreme Court
1958, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 44 Resolutions and Statements: Taxes
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 45 Resolutions and Statements: World War 2
c. 1940s
Box: 6 Folder : 46 San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
1969
Box: 6 Folder : 47 Statement Acclaiming Church Council Statement
Mar 20, 1954
Box: 6 Folder : 48 Statement: Discrimination Against Women
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 49 Statement: German American Bund
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 50 Statement: Job Placement of Graduating Law Students
1948
Box: 6 Folder : 51 Statement: Ludlow Amendment and the Convention
1938
Box: 6 Folder : 52 Statement: McCarthyism
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 53 Student Division
1952, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 54 Syllabi
undated

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Series IV: National Lawyers Guild: New York City Chapter, 1930s-1970s

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 55 Administrative Committee
1949-1952
Box: 6 Folder : 56 Board of Directors (Correspondence, Minutes)
1938-1949, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 57 Board of Directors (Correspondence, Minutes)
1950-1951
Box: 6 Folder : 58 Board of Directors (Correspondence, Minutes)
1952
Box: 6 Folder : 59 Board of Directors (Correspondence, Minutes)
1953
Box: 6 Folder : 60 Board of Directors (Correspondence, Minutes)
1954
Box: 6 Folder : 61 Board of Directors (Correspondence, Minutes)
1955
Box: 6 Folder : 62 Board of Directors (Correspondence, Minutes)
1956-1958
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Civil Liberties Committee on Discrimination and War
Jan 15, 1942
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Clippings
1964-1971
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Committee on Freedom of Advocacy
1957
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Committee on Independence of the Bar
1957-1958, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Committee on Labor Law and Industrial Relations
1947-1948, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Committee on Social Legislation
1947-1948
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Committee on Taxation and Finance
1947-1948
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Committee to Revise the Constitution and By-Laws
1952, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Cultural and Social Events (Dinners, Lectures, Theatres)
1942-1968, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Executive Committee (Correspondence, Minutes)
1937-1957, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Juidicial Candidates, Evaluations - New York City, New York State
1937-1953, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Juidiciary Committee (Correspondence, Abraham Unger's Handwritten Notes)
1937-1954
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Labor Law Committee
1955, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 14 List of Names: Memberships, New York City Lawyers
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Memorandums, Resolutions, Statements
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Military Law Projects
1967-1970
Box: 7 Folder : 17 New York Guild Lawyer
1938-1958
Box: 7 Folder : 18 New York State Court Reform
1955-1959, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 19 New York State Court Reform (Clippings)
1955-1959, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 20 New York State Court Reform (Correspondence)
1955-1958
Box: 7 Folder : 21 New York State Court Reform (Manuscript: "Concurrent Resolution of the Senate and Assembly")
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 22 New York State Court Reform (Notes)
1955, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 23 Picketing, Strike
1936, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 24 Records
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 25 Records
c. 1930s
Box: 7 Folder : 26 Records
1937-1939
Box: 7 Folder : 27 Records
1940-1941
Box: 7 Folder : 28 Records
1942-1946
Box: 7 Folder : 29 Records
1947-1948
Box: 7 Folder : 30 Records
c. 1949
Box: 7 Folder : 31 Records
1949-1950
Box: 7 Folder : 32 Records
1951-1952
Box: 7 Folder : 33 Records
1953-1954
Box: 7 Folder : 34 Records
1955-1956
Box: 7 Folder : 35 Records
1957-1960
Box: 7 Folder : 36 Records
1961-1962
Box: 7 Folder : 37 Records
1963-1969
Box: 7 Folder : 38 Records
1970-1974
Box: 7 Folder : 39 Statements: German American Bund
undated

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Series V: Subject Files, 1930s-1970s

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 40 Abzug, Bella
1970, 1974
Box: 7 Folder : 41 Academic Freedom: Clippings
1947, 1949
Box: 7 Folder : 42 Ad Hoc Committee For Lawyers and Justice
1969, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 43 Adams, Thomas Boylston (D): Speech Before His Campaign Workers
1966
Box: 7 Folder : 44 Agriculture and Markets Law and Penal Law Relating to the Sale of Kosher Meat and Food, State of New York
1950
Box: 7 Folder : 45 American Bar Association: Attempt to Bar NLG Members from ABA (Correspondence, Statements)
1937-1971, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 46 American Bar Associations (Clippings)
1955-1957, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 47 American Bar Association: Policy Statement
1948
Box: 7 Folder : 48 American Birobidjan Committee
1947
Box: 7 Folder : 49 American Civil Liberties Union and New York City Civil Liberties Committee
1947, 1954, 1968
Box: 7 Folder : 50 American Committee for Anti-Nazi Literature
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 51 American Committee for Indonesian Independence
1947
Box: 7 Folder : 52 American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born
1948-1967
Box: 7 Folder : 53 American Friends Committee
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 54 American Labor Party
1948-1952
Box: 8 Folder : 1 American Peace Crusade
1951
Box: 8 Folder : 2 American Socialist
1956, 1967
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Americans for Democratic Action
1949
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Americans Sponsoring Committee for Representation at the World Peace Congress
1950
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Amnesty International
1973-1974
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Anti Red Ordinance, Birmingham, Alabama
1950
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Appellate Division, New York State Supreme Court
1955, 1962
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Automobile Accident Laws
May 24, 1937
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Atomic Energy
1942, 1950, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Bar Committee Afgainst Test Oath Bill For Lawyers
1949-1950, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Bartunek Seibert Bill, Cleveland, OH
1949
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Ben Davis Ball Committee
1949, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Bianchi, William J.: State Senator Candidate' Voting Record
c. 1951-1952
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Bichovsky, Jacob
1937
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Bill of Duties for the American People
c. 1940s
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Bill of Rights (Conference, Defender)
1949
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Black Question
1940-1965, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Black Question (Clippings)
1962-1969, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Blynn, Arthur; Kenneth Shorter
1973
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Burns, Robert E.: Extradition Before the Governor of New Jersey
1932
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Callahan Act
1947
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors
1963-1966, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Chicago 8 Conspiracy Trial
1969
Box: 8 Folder : 24 China
1944, 1950, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 25 Citizens Committee for Constitutional Liberties: "Ban Loyalty Oaths and Political Inquisitions in the New York State Constitution" by Paul L. Ross
c. 1967
Box: 8 Folder : 26 Citizens Committee to Elect George Blake Charney District Attorney of New York
1949
Box: 8 Folder : 27 Citizens Committee to Protect the Right of Counsel
1955
Box: 8 Folder : 28 Citizens Conference for Peace (June 7-8, 1949)
1949, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 29 Citizens Emergency Defense Conference: "Defend Our Civil Rights" by Judge Hubert T. Delany
c. 1953
Box: 8 Folder : 30 Civil Liberties
1941-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 31 Civil Rights Congress
1948-1964, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 32 Civil Rights Laws
1939, 1948
Box: 8 Folder : 33 Civil Rights Violations (African-Americans)
1948-1950
Box: 8 Folder : 34 Clark, Grenville: "A Settlement with Russia - It's Necessity for World Federation" Address at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Feb 7, 1948
Box: 8 Folder : 35 Collazo, Oscar: Puerto Rican Political Prisoner
1968-1972, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 36 Columbia University Strike
1968
Box: 8 Folder : 37 Columbia University Strike (Clippings)
1968
Box: 8 Folder : 38 Columbia University Strike (Legal Documents)
1968
Box: 8 Folder : 39 Columbia University Strike (Notes)
1968
Box: 8 Folder : 40 Committee for a Fair Trial For Drasa Mihailovich
undated, 1946
Box: 8 Folder : 41 Committee on Character and Fitness, Supreme Court
1958
Box: 8 Folder : 42 Committee on Social Security for Doctors
1952
Box: 8 Folder : 43 Committee To Abolish the House Committee on Un-American Activities: Clippings
1949-1963, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 44 Committee To Abolish the House Committee on Un-American Activities, National
1961-1964, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 45 Committee To Abolish the House Committee on Un-American Activities, New York Council
1961-1962, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 46 Committee To Abolish the House Committee on Un-American Activities, New York Council
1963
Box: 8 Folder : 47 Committee To Defeat the Smith Act
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 48 Committee to Defend Carlos Feliciano
1971
Box: 8 Folder : 49 Communist Control Act 1954
Jun 22, 1956
Box: 8 Folder : 50 Communist League of America
1933
Box: 8 Folder : 51 Communist Party USA: Broadcasting Correspondence
1948
Box: 8 Folder : 52 Communist Party USA (Clippings)
1946-1972, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 53 Communist Party USA: Constitution and By-Laws
1938
Box: 8 Folder : 54 Communist Party USA: Deportation
early 1950s
Box: 8 Folder : 55 Communist Party USA: Education
1950, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 56 Communist Party USA: Electoral and Political Statements
1936-1949
Box: 8 Folder : 57 Communist Party USA: Internal Documents
1950-1961, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 58 Communist Party USA: Manuscript on the Un-American Thomas-Rankin Committee
1948
Box: 8 Folder : 59 Conscientious Objectors (Clippings)
1967
Box: 8 Folder : 60 Consumer Issues
1971-1974
Box: 8 Folder : 61 Council on African Affairs
1949-1952
Box: 8 Folder : 62 Criminal Syndicalism (Selected Bibliography)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 63 Cuba
1961-1963, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 64 Daily Worker Suepoena by Queens County District Attorney
Apr 3, 1951
Box: 8 Folder : 65 Davis, Benjamin
late 1940s, 1969
Box: 8 Folder : 66 Devany-Martin Bill (Proposal to Bar CommunistS from Civil Service)
1939
Box: 8 Folder : 67 Disarmament (Includes Speeches at the United Nations)
1951-1954
Box: 8 Folder : 68 Doran, Lillian Adele: Motion Written by Margolis, Ben
Oct 27, 1948
Box: 8 Folder : 69 Douglas, William O.: Address at the Annual Dinner of the Rhode Island Bar Association
Oct 29, 1947
Box: 8 Folder : 70 Dubois Memorial Committee
Jan 22, 1965
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Emergency Civil Liberties Committee
1953-1966, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (Clippings)
1953-1962, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (Fliers, Pamphlets, Publications)
1953-1964, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Emergency Detention Act: Repeal
1971
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Epton, Bill: Puerto Rican Politican Prisoner
1965
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Espionage Laws: Congresssional Records
1939
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Fairplay for Cuba Committee
1960-1961
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Feinberg Law
1949-1950
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Feinberg Law (Clippings)
1949
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Finance, Banking, and Economy Related Legislation
1920s-1940s
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Financial Employees Guild: Local 96
1947
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Franklin, Mitchell: Writings
1958, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 13 The Freeedom and Peace Party, New York, NY
1968
Box: 9 Folder : 14 The Freedom Club - Independent Democrats, New York, New York
1960-1963
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Freedom from Fear Committee
1948
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Gordon, Leon: "Undesirable Lady" - A Melodrama in Three Acts
c. 1933
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Greater New York CIO Council
1947
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Greater New York School of Anti-Communism
1962
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Greece: Civil War and the Aftermath
1948-1952
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Hiss, Alger: Daily News Editorial
Nov 26, 1954
Box: 9 Folder : 21 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC): Clippings
1955
Box: 9 Folder : 22 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), Opposition to
1948-1968, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Immigration: House of Representatives' Resolutions
1940, 1950
Box: 9 Folder : 24 Independent Citizen's Committee for the Election of Paul O'Dwyer to Congress
Sept 16, 1948
Box: 9 Folder : 25 Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America
1947
Box: 9 Folder : 26 Initiating Committee of Bronx Lawyers for Wallace
1948
Box: 9 Folder : 27 International Association of Democratic Jurists
1968
Box: 9 Folder : 28 International Association of Democratic Lawyers (Congress Programs, Declarations, Resolutions)
1948-1970
Box: 9 Folder : 29 International Association of Democratic Lawyers (Correspondence)
1948-1964
Box: 9 Folder : 30 International Association of Democratic Lawyers (Manuscripts)
1947, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 31 International Juridical Association
1942
Box: 9 Folder : 32 International Labor Defense, National
1935-1941
Box: 9 Folder : 33 International Labor Defense, National: Press Releases
1941-1942
Box: 9 Folder : 34 International Labor Defense: New York State
1936-1937, 1956, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 35 International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (Mine-Mill Act)
1959
Box: 9 Folder : 36 Israel-Palestinian Conflict
1947-1969
Box: 9 Folder : 37 Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Dec 8, 1958
Box: 9 Folder : 38 Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order: "A Petition to Outlaw Anti-Semitism and Anti-Negro Race Hate Propaganda"
1949
Box: 9 Folder : 39 Jewish Question
1940-1947,1969, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 40 John J. Abt Testimonial Committee
1940
Box: 9 Folder : 41 Joint Committee to Defend WPA Workers
1939-1942
Box: 9 Folder : 42 Labor Research Association: Railroad Retirement Act
1945
Box: 9 Folder : 43 Lawyers Committee on American Policy Towards Vietnam
1969, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 44 Lawyers Committee to End the War
1969-1970, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 45 Lawyers Committee to End the War
1971-1975
Box: 9 Folder : 46 Lawyers Committee to Reform the Marijuana Laws
1972
Box: 9 Folder : 47 Lawyers Security League's Letter to Franklin Roosevelt
Mar 5, 1937
Box: 9 Folder : 48 Legal Aid Society: Up Against the Wall (SDS Flier)
c. 1970s
Box: 9 Folder : 49 Legislative Documents: Miscellaneous
1954, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 50 Letter to Attorney-General Thomas Clark from Ferdinand C. Smith, John Williamson, Gerhardt Eisler, Charles A. Doyle re Deportation
Feb 23, 1949
Box: 9 Folder : 51 Logan-Walter Bill (Manuscript)
1940
Box: 9 Folder : 52 Marcantonio, Vito
1952-1954
Box: 9 Folder : 53 Marine Workers League
early 1930s
Box: 9 Folder : 54 Marschall Plan: Anonymous Manuscripts Including "The Marshall Plan and American Foreign Policy"
1947-1948, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 55 Mattachine Society Inc. of New York
1960s
Box: 9 Folder : 56 May Day
1948-1952, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 57 May Day, 1953
1953
Box: 9 Folder : 58 McCarran Act (Clippings)
1952-1954
Box: 9 Folder : 59 McCarthyism (Clippings)
1953-1962, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 60 Medical Aid to Cuba Committee
1962
Box: 9 Folder : 61 Memorandum In Support of the Challenge to the Seating of Mississippi Congressmen, Democratic Natioanl Convention, 1964
Sep 9, 1965
Box: 9 Folder : 62 Metropolitan Council on Housing
1969-1970
Box: 9 Folder : 63 Mihailovich, Draja, General - Yugoslavian Anti-Nazi Guerrilla Army Leader Tried by Tito (Clippings)
1946
Box: 9 Folder : 64 Military Law Related Documents
1942, 1969-1970
Box: 9 Folder : 65 Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party: Letter
Aug 11, 1965
Box: 9 Folder : 66 The Mitchell Committee of Raleigh and Wake County (In Defense of African-American Attorney Samuel S. Mitchell)
1962
Box: 9 Folder : 67 Moorhead, William F.: Admission to New York State Bar
early 1940s
Box: 9 Folder : 68 Mundt-Nixon Bill (Analyses, Reports, Resolutions)
1948-1950, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 69 Mundt-Nixon Bill (Clippings, Congressional Records, Fliers)
1948, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 70 Mundt-Nixon Bill: CPUSA Statements (Including Benjamin J. Davis' Testimony Before the House-committee on Un-American Activities)
c. early 1950s
Box: 10 Folder : 1 National Assembly for Democratic Rights
c. 1960s
Box: 10 Folder : 2 National Committee to Defend Dr. W.E.B. DuBois and Associates
1951
Box: 10 Folder : 3 National Committee to Repeal the McCarran Act: Petition to Pesident Kennedy
1963
Box: 10 Folder : 4 National Committee to Win Amnesty for Smith Act Victims
1952-1954
Box: 10 Folder : 5 National Conference for New Politics
1966, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 6 National Conference To Win Amnesty for Smith Act Victims
1952, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 7 National Council of American-Soviet Friendship
1965, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 8 National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, Selective Service and Military Law Panel: Memmorandums, Minutes
1968
Box: 10 Folder : 9 National Federation for Constitutional Liberties
1941-1942, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 10 National Federation For Constitutional Liberties: Perjury Trial of George Hill, Secretary to Representative Hamilton Fisch
Jan 1942
Box: 10 Folder : 11 National Labor Relations Act
1940, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 12 National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam
1968-1969
Box: 10 Folder : 13 National Non-Partisan Committee
1949
Box: 10 Folder : 14 National Unemployment League
1937, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 15 New York City Elections (Labor Party, Etc.)
1947-1968
Box: 10 Folder : 16 New York City Housing: Veterans
c. 1940s
Box: 10 Folder : 17 New York City Sanitary Code (Digest)
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 18 New York City Public Housing
1960-1969, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 19 New York City Public Housing (Clippings)
1952, 1959, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 20 New York County Lawyers' Association
1953-1955
Box: 10 Folder : 21 New York Draft and Military Law Panel
1960-1969
Box: 10 Folder : 22 New York State Commission Against Discrimation
1946
Box: 10 Folder : 23 New York State Council of the Arts, Sciences and Professions
1948
Box: 10 Folder : 24 New York University: Attempted Ransom of Computers by Radical Students (Clippings)
1970
Box: 10 Folder : 25 New York University: Student Political Activism
1969
Box: 10 Folder : 26 Nunan Bill
c. 1930s
Box: 10 Folder : 27 The Ober Law (Requiring Registration of the Communist Party in Maryland)
1949
Box: 10 Folder : 28 Poll Tax
1942-1945
Box: 10 Folder : 29 Post War Issues: International Politics
1944-1945
Box: 10 Folder : 30 Pressmann, Lee: "Analysis of the Taft-Hartley Bill as Reported by Conference Committee"
Jun 2, 1947
Box: 10 Folder : 31 "Radical Lawyers"
1960s
Box: 10 Folder : 32 Rapp-Coudert Committee
c. 1940
Box: 10 Folder : 33 Regler, Gustav: Formal International Brigade Member Now Willing To Testify on Behalf of U.S. State Department Against Communists
Apr 22-23, 1947
Box: 10 Folder : 34 Schlesinger, Hymen: Motion to Dismiss Complaint
c. 1950s
Box: 10 Folder : 35 Selective Service Law
1967-1968, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 36 Shibley Defense Committee
1957
Box: 10 Folder : 37 Smith Act
1953, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 38 Sobell Committee
1953
Box: 10 Folder : 39 Socialist Scholars Conference
1967
Box: 10 Folder : 40 Soviet Espionage Trials
1937-1949
Box: 10 Folder : 41 Spain: Francoism and Political Prisoners in the 1960s (Clippings)
1961, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 42 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (To Help Qualified Colored Voters to Vote)
1968
Box: 10 Folder : 43 Stuyvesant Town, New York, NY
1947-1950, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 44 Taylor, [Glenn?]: Speeches
c. 1950
Box: 10 Folder : 45 Teachers' Union, New York City
1948-1949
Box: 10 Folder : 46 Theatre Guild
1935
Box: 10 Folder : 47 Titoism (Clippings)
1950-1958
Box: 10 Folder : 48 "Titoism" (Anonymous Manuscript)
1950
Box: 10 Folder : 49 Trade Union Committee to Defend Louis Weinstock
1953
Box: 10 Folder : 50 Travel Rights
1955, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 51 The United Nations Charter: The Rule of Law and the Conduct of the United States Government in Vietnam and the Dominican Republic
Jul 23, 1965
Box: 10 Folder : 52 United Nations Convenant on Human Nations
1948-1950, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 53 Vietnam (Clippings)
1966-1970
Box: 10 Folder : 54 Vietnam (Printed Ephemera)
1966-1968
Box: 10 Folder : 55 Vigilantes Republica (Designated Abraham Unger as "Enemy of the United States")
1950s
Box: 10 Folder : 56 Walter Omnibus Bill
1958
Box: 10 Folder : 57 Washington Heights Tenants Association
early 1970s
Box: 10 Folder : 58 Witt, Nathan; Lee Pressman; John Abt: Statements Before the House Committee of Un-American Activities
1948, 1950
Box: 10 Folder : 59 Wood Bill: Military Subversion
1950
Box: 10 Folder : 60 World Conference of Lawyers for Vietnam (Grenoble, France, July 6-10, 1968)
1968
Box: 10 Folder : 61 World Peace Movements
1950s
Box: 10 Folder : 62 Youth Court Act, New York State
1956-1957
Box: 10 Folder : 63 Youth to Abolish the House Committee on Un-American Activities
1960-1963, undated

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Series VI: 2016 Accretion

Scope and Contents

This series contains clippings, writings, and correspondence related to Abraham Unger's work in support of individuals involved in the movement for Puerto Rican independence. These materials primarily relate the cases of Puerto Rican Independence Movement members Oscar Collazo and Juan Bernardo Lebron. Unger served as Callazo's defense attorney after Callazo and an associate attempted to assassinate President Harry Truman in 1950. Unger also served as council for Lebron who was brought on conspiracy charges for his connection with an attack on the US House of Representatives in 1954. Lebron was charged along with several other defendants, but was the only defendant represented by Unger. Materials related to Lebron's case primarily consist of legal briefs, Unger's notes, and correspondence between 1954 and 1955. The collection also contains general clippings and articles related to Puerto Rico and the independence movement and its leader Pedro Abizu Campos. Other materials in this donation include incoming letters to Unger (1948-1957), planning materials from the 17th Annual Communist Party National Convention, and articles related to communism and human rights.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 11 Research Materials on Puerto Rico and Puerto RIcan Political Prisoners
1950-1966
Box: 14
Box: 11 General Articles and Bulletins on Communism and Socialism
1948-1980
Box: 13
Box: 11 Oscar Collazo Clemency Petition
1948-1972
Box: 12
Box: 12 Juan Lebron Defense in United States vs. Lebron
1953-1959
Box: 12 Pedro Abizu Campos and the Puerto Rican Independence Movement
1952-1976
Box: 13 Communist Party 17th National Convention
1959-1960
Box: 13 Letters to Abraham Unger
1948-1957
Box: 13 Articles on World Peace through Law
1956-1964
Box: 14

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