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National Security Archive Petition on Julius and Ethel Rosenbergs' Grand Jury TAM 417

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Descriptive Summary

Title: National Security Archive Petition on Julius and Ethel Rosenbergs' Grand Jury
Dates: 2008, undated
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1
Call Phrase: TAM 417

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Historical/Biographical Note

The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at George Washington University. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States.

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Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of copies from the National Security Archive at George Washington University. The documents comprise the petition for the release of the record of the Federal Grand Jury which indicted and convicted Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in 1950-1951. The petition was brought before the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York in 2008 by the National Security Archive, the American Historical Association, and other leading U.S. historical associations. The collection consists of the main petition as well as declarations by Bruce Craig, Robert Meeropol (son of the Rosenbergs) and others.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
  • Craig, R. Bruce.
  • Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953 -- Trials, litigation, etc.

Subject Topics

  • Jewish communists -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Espionage, Soviet -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created in 2008, are expected to enter the public domain in 2128.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by R. Bruce Craig in 2008. The accession number associated with this collection is 2008.001.

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