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Collection processed by Greg Stahl

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 08, 2018
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Michael Letwin Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1957-2010
Abstract: Michael Letwin was involved with the International Socialists (IS) and later with the International Socialist Organization (ISO), founded by expelled members of the IS in 1977. For three decades Letwin was also active in the peace movement. Letwin was also president of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys in New York City for 13 years until he lost re-election in 2002, in part because of his opposition to the war in Afghanistan. The first series (1 linear ft., processed), along with documentation of his own activities, the collection also contains a variety of materials regarding cooperative living at Morningside Gardens, in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. The second series (31.5 linear ft., unprocessed), contains subject files (1978-2007) on the Afghan and Iraq Wars; Criminal Justice, principally in New York City and New York State; Rudy Giuliani, Mayor of New York City, 1990-2001; Labor; New York City Police Department; Racism; Racist Violence.
Quantity: 39.5 Linear Feet (41 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: TAM 464

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Historical/Biographical Note

Michael Letwin was involved with the International Socialists (IS) at the time of a split between the majority of the party and a group known as the Left Faction. After the Left Faction split from the main body of the IS, the International Socialist Organization (ISO) was formed by Left Faction leaders Calvin and Barbara Winslow. In 1983 the ISO underwent a crisis when the leadership of the Winslows was called into question, and the Winslows stepped down from their leadership positions. Letwin was also president of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys in New York City for 13 years until he lost re-election in 2002, in part because of his opposition to the war in Afghanistan.

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Scope and Content Note

The first series, Subject Files, 1957-1992, contains documentation of the International Socialists (IS) from July 1976 to March 1977, when a group of dissenters called the Left Faction was expelled. The collection has minutes of meetings from this time period, presentations given by members of the Left Faction, resolutions from both sides and correspondence between members of the IS, the International Socialists Great Britain (ISGB), the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and the International Socialists Canada. The collection also contains information from Michael Letwin's grandmother, Manya Zurow, about the co-operative housing development Morningside Gardens. Included are meeting minutes from a variety of organizations managing the property, information about various services offered by Morningside Gardens, and items of ephemera from day-to-day living in the co-op. There are also files of Letwin's friend and collaborator Alina Tugend. The collection also contains a variety of flyers from peace movement activities from the 1960s through the early 1990s. The bulk of the material is from activities in New York City, but there is also information on activities in Los Angeles in the early 1970s. Most of the NYC material is from the Riverside Church Disarmament Program, but many organizations are represented in the collection. The second series, Subject Files, 2010 Accession (29 linear ft., unprocessed), contains subject files (1978-2007) on the Afghan and Iraq Wars, (6.5 linear ft.); Criminal Justice, principally in New York City and New York State (10 linear ft.); Rudy Giuliani, Mayor of New York City, 1990-2001 (2 linear ft.); Labor (1 linear ft.); New York City Police Department (10 linear ft.); Racism (6 linear ft.); Racist Violence (1 linear ft.). Each box in Series II is labeled with a list of contents (see box-level scope and contents below, in the container list). NOTE: This collection is housed offsite and advance notice is required for use.

The third series, Subject Files, 2018 Accession, consists of printed email correspondence, news articles and reports documenting Michael Letwin's research of and affiliation with the union organization Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, UAW Local 2325 (ALAA) and the non-profit organization Legal Aid Society (LAS) stationed in New York City. Memorandum, news releases, committee reports and email correspondence between Letwin and union members chronicle the activities of ALAA and LAS from the late 1960s to the late 2000s. Other emails document Letwin's campaign to become President of the ALAA in the late 1980s, his election in 1990 and his loss of re-election in 2002. Proposals, correspondence and literature illustrate Letwin's involvement with numerous projects during his presidency concerning public issues like racism, police abuse, discrimination in the workplace and affirmative action, the latter of which he was an active supporter of as a member of the Joint ALAA-Management Affirmative Action Committee. Correspondence from 2004 to 2008 concerns the LAS fiscal crisis which prompted hundreds of layoffs at the organization.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically in the first two series. Files for the third series have not been physically arranged by an archivist. These materials are in the order in which they were received by the donor.

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Subject Files, 1957-1992.
  2. Series II: Subject Files, 2010 Accession (Containing the subseries: Afghan and Iraq Wars; Criminal Justice; Giuliani, Rudy; Labor; New York City Police Department; Racism; Racist Violence)

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Giuliani, Rudolph W.
  • Tugend, Alina
  • Letwin, Michael
  • Winslow, Calvin
  • Winslow, Barbara, 1945-

Document Type

  • Fliers (printed matter)
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Correspondence.
  • Resolutions (administrative records)

Subject Organizations

  • Association of Legal Aid Attorneys UAW Local 2325 (New York, N.Y.)
  • International Socialist Organization (U.S.)
  • New York (N.Y.). Police Dept.
  • Riverside Church Disarmament Program (New York, N.Y.)
  • International Socialists (U.S.)

Subject Topics

  • Legal aid -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011.
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Lawyers -x Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Racism -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Socialists -- United States.
  • Peace movements -- United States.
  • Lawyers -- Political activity -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Trotskyists |z United States.
  • Trotskyism |z United States.
  • Housing, Cooperative.

Subject Places

  • Morningside Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions with the exception of Boxes 39-41; access to Boxes 39-41 is restricted until 2048.

Use Restrictions

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection created by Michael Letwin are held by him. Permission to publish or reproduce materials to which s/he holds copyright must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Tamiment Library for assistance with contacting Michael Letwin.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Michael Letwin Papers; TAM 464; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

International Socialists (U.S.) Records (TAM 088)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials donated by Michael Letwin in circa 1977; additional materials were doanted in 1990, 2010, and 2018. The accession numbers associated with these gifts are 1977.004, 2010.042, and 2018.079.

Processing Information

Proccessing decisions made prior to 2018 have not been recorded. Files arrived in legal and letter folders in 7 boxes. At the time of accessioning documents which were housed in folders that were overstuffed or damaged were rehoused in new legal folders. Original folder titles were maintained. Folders housed in larger legal paper envelopes were kept in their original envelopes. Titles on the larger envelopes were recorded. Materials remain in the order in which they were received by the donor.

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Container List

Series I: Subject Files, 1957-1992., 1957-1992. 1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 1974 National Campaign to Impeach Nixon
1974
Box: 1 Folder : 2 American Professors for Peace in the Middle East: Amos Kenan "A Letter to All Good People"
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 3 American Veterans Movement (AVM)
1974
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Asssociation des Travailleurs Haitiens: Coalition for the Defense of Haitian Refugees
1982
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Avoid Vietnam in Latin America (AVILA)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Central America
undated, 1982, 1987
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Chile
undated, 1986
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Christic Institute
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Coalition against U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Caribbean
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Coalition to Stop the War in El Salvador
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Columbia University: Peace Movement, Local 1199, Radical Action Committee
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Demokratia: Students for a Free Greece
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Draper, Ann: "Women in Struggle"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Dump Nixon Coalition
1974
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Elections: New York City and National
undated, 1984, 1988
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Emergency Civil Liberties Committee
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Foreign Policy Council of New York Democrats
1967
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Freedom Cafe
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 20 German American: "Rebirth of German Culture" (Program)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Grant-Morningside Neighborhood News (Newsletter)
1959
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Grant Peace March (National and New York City)
1986
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Guatemala
1989
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Impeach Richard Nixon: Peoples Action Union and April 27 Committee
1974
Box: 1 Folder : 25 International Socialist Organization (ISO): Internal Bulletins, Organizing Committee Minutes and Letters
Jun 1977-Sep 1983
Box: 1 Folder : 26 International Socialists (IS): Documents, Correspondence
Jul 1976-Mar 1977
Box: 1 Folder : 27 International Socialists (IS): Left Faction Statements, Correspondence, Presentations and Resolutions
Nov 1976-Mar 1977
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Inter-Religious Task Force on El Salvador and Central America
1984
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Jewish Currents
1971
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Joe Hill Collective: POWs: The Big Lie (Newspaper)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 31 L.A. Committee for New Elections: Nixon Impeachment
1973
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Letwin, Michael and Alina Tugend: Rejection Letters, Questionnaires and Flyer
1983. 1992
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Letwin, Michael: "Blacks in the Military from Colonial Days to Integration"
May 1984
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Letwin, Michael: "Blacks in the Military: From Vietnam to the Present"
Jan 1985
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Los Angeles Anti-Imperialist Contingent: Nixon Impeachment
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Los Angeles Student Coalition (LASC)
1990
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Lower East Side Mobilization for Peace Action (LEMPA)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Mobilization Against the Draft (MAD)
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Morningside Citizen's Coalition Newsletter
1970-1973
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Morningside Co-op Super Market
1975-1976
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Morningside Gardens
undated, 1957-1988
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Morningside Gardens: Handbooks, Rules and Fees
1953-1975
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Morningside Gardens Tenant Cooperators Committee (MGTCC): Minutes
1958-1977
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Morningside Gardens: Trees
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Morningside Heights Housing Corporation: Board of Directors Minutes and Reports
1958-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Morningside Heights Housing Corporation: By-Laws
1961
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Morningside Heights Housing Corporation: Elections
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Morningside Heights Housing Corporation: Interim and Annual Reports
1963-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Morningside Heights Housing Corporation: Security
undated, 1967-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Morningside Heights Housing Corporation: Reports
1959-1967
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Morningside Retirement and Health Services
1966-1991
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Morningsiders for Reversing the Arms Race
1985-1986
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Morris Kominsky Book Committee
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 8 National Peace Action Council (NPAC)
1970-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 9 New El Salvador Today (NEST)
1989
Box: 2 Folder : 10 New York Mobilization for Justice and Peace in Central America and Southern Africa
1987
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Next Middle East Crisis Coalition
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Nicaragua
undated, 1987
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Open the Gate Committee: Angela Davis Greeting Cards
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Pageant Players
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Palestine Solidarity Committee
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Peace Movement Flyers
undated, 1986, 1987, 1990
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Poetry Project: John Giorno Defense Fund
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Promoting Enduring Peace
undated, 1989
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Quakers: New York Yearly Meeting Newsletter
1966
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Radio Actors' Workshop: Reverie Vance, "Know These Americans"
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Rank and File Committee for a Democratic Union within the NYCTA: Rank and File News (Publication)
1968
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Riverside Church
1973-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Riverside Church Disarmament Program
1979-1992
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Students for a Democratic Society (SDS): Flyers and New Left Notes (Newspaper)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC): Flyers
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Socialist Workers Campaign: Andrew Pulley, "How to Stop the Draft"
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Songs and Poems
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 28 South Africa: Apartheid
undated, 1990
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Soviet Jewry
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Student Mobilization Committee: National Strike Bulletin (Newsletter)
1971
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Student Union for Peace and Justice
1971
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Tugend, Alina: "Two Souths:The Impact of Involvement in Vietnam on the Civil Rights Movement, 1963-1968"
Feb 1981
Box: 2 Folder : 33 U.S. Anti-Imperialist League (USAIL): Beirut and Zionism
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Veterans Fast for Life
1986
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Vietnam Veterans
1981-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Vietnam Veterans Art Group (VVAG)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Woman's International League for Peace and Freedom
undated, 1985

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Series II: Subject Files, 2010 Accession, 1978-2007. 29 Linear Feet

Afghan and Iraq Wars
Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 Afghan and Iraq Wars 1

General

Contains: Democratic Party; London bombing (2005); Oil - International Trade; Colombia; Pakistan/Iran/Uzbekistan; Patriotism, US; Russia; SE Asia; Pro-War in US; Military Recruitment; Military Repression, US; Military Intervention (1979-), US; Panama; Central America, Contragate; Katrina (2005); Afghanistan;

1988 - Oct 2006
Box: 4 Afghan and Iraq Wars 2

General

Contains: Gulf War 1991; Cuba, Left Criticism of; Imperialism, generally; Darfur; WMD, US Nukes; WMD, Iran; WMD, Korea; UN; Torture;

1999 - Jan 26, 2006
Box: 5 Afghan and Iraq Wars 3

General

Contains: New York City Labor Against The War; (NYCLAW) postings; NYCLAW digests.

Oct 2, 2001 - May 27, 2007
Box: 6 Afghan and Iraq Wars 4

General

Contains: 911 immediate impact - domestic; Bin Ladin evidence; 911 labor assistance to victims; 911 economic impact; 911 disaster victims; 911 Giuliani; 911 biological attack; Civil liberties.

Sep 2001 - Apr 2006
Box: 7 Afghan and Iraq Wars 5

General

Contains: Iraq, Iraq War

Feb 10, 2003 - Apr 16, 2007
Box: 8 Afghan and Iraq Wars 6

General

Contains: Iraq; Undocumented Workers "Illegals."

c 1974 - Jun 6, 2006
Box: 9 Afghan and Iraq Wars 7

General

Contains: Somalia; Korea; 911 HS; Korea; Iran

Dec 23, 2002 - Jun 3, 2006
Criminal Justice
Container 1     Title Date
Box: 10 Criminal Justice 1

General

Contains: AIDS; Bail; Black community position; Black crime; Broken Windows Theory; Children; Drugs: CIA involvement; Drugs: citizen patrols; Drugs: Civil liberties; Drugs: Colombia

1990 - 2001
Box: 11 Criminal Justice 2

General

Contains: Offensive in NYC; Courts, Pro-prosecution; Drugs: courts; Drugs: crack, generally; Drugs: crack babies; Drugs: Crime lab; Crime rates; Dinkins crime plan; Giuliani crime plan

1988 - 2000
Box: 12 Criminal Justice 3

General

Contains: District Attorneys, Prosecution; Death Penalty; Drugs: crime; Overview

1986 - Aug 21, 2001
Box: 13 Criminal Justice 4

General

Contains: Drugs: drug courts; Drugs: education about; Drugs: National enforcement; Drugs: Entrapment; Drugs: Evictions, NYC; Drugs: Federal Policy 1988-; Drugs: Los Angeles; Drugs: Money Laundering; Drugs: legalization; Drugs: interdiction and use of the military

1989 - 2001
Box: 14 Criminal Justice 5

General

Contains: Drugs: trade, turf, gangs (NYC); Drugs: treatment; Drugs: gangs (national); Drugs: genocide argument; Drugs: jail and prison (NY); Grand Jury; Judicial Appointments and conduct; Juries; Juveniles; Drugs: drug exception (national); Drugs: marijuana; Mental illness; Drugs: National Guard, use of; Drugs: needle exchange; Drugs: parole; Plea Bargaining; Prison-Industrial Complex; Drugs: Angela Thompson Sentence (NY); Central Park Jogger Case ("Wilding") 1989

Mar 1982 - Mar 2001
Box: 15 Criminal Justice 6

General

Contains: Racism: general overview and discussion; Racism: cocaine sentencing disparity; Racism: prosecutors; Racism: Judicial Commission on Minorities (1988); Racism: judiciary; Racism: prosecution of prominent blacks; Racism: reports; Racism: street level enforcement; Racism: sentencing

1979 - Nov 20, 1996
Box: 16 Criminal Justice 7

General

Contains: Sentencing; Sentences; OJ Simpson Trial; Rodney King Trial

1986 - 2000
Box: 17 Criminal Justice 8

General

Contains: Tobacco; Rockfeller Drug Laws, NYS; Misc. CJS to file

2000 - Mar 6, 2007
Box: 18 Criminal Justice 9

General

Contains: California; Florida; LAPD; California; Rodney King

Oct 24, 1979 - 2000
Box: 19 Criminal Justice 10

General

Contains: By state; Phillip Pannell (v. Spath), 1990 NJ; Tyisha Miller Los Angeles Police Department, 1999

1990 - Jan 24, 2002
Giuliani, Rudy
Container 1     Title Date
Box: 20 Rudy Giuliani 1

General

Contains: School chancellors; School uniforms; Secrecy; Sex; Suits against city; Strike contingency plans; Street signs; Taxis; Time Warner cable; Traffic and peds; Vendors; Welfare; Popularity; Press; As US Attorney; Animus; Aides; AIDS; Arts - Brooklyn Museum; Street artists; Bunkers; Car seizures; Charas; Character, ambition, personal; Racism, personal; Redbaiting; Protesters, gethering; City Hall gardens; NYC Charter reform

1994 - 2000
Box: 21 Rudy Giuliani 2

General

Contains: City Council; City employee free speech; City Hall fortress; Contractors, vendors; Critics, misc.; CUNY; Defamation, character assassination; Dibrienza; DNA testing; Foreign government figures; Grammys; Opposition to; Haitians; Hanac; Donna Hanover; Health, personal; Homeless; Housing works; Judges; Law, Mafia; Manhattan Institute; Municipal unions; City Hall demo, riot; NYPD commissioner; Navy Yard; Public order; v. Pataki; Patronage, corruption; Pets; v. politicians

1992 - Jan 15, 2002
Labor
Container 1     Title Date
Box: 22 Labor

General

Contains: Labor notes 1979-2002; Songs, history, etc.; Labor movement; Inside strategy

Oct 23, 1979 - May 2002
New York City Police Department
Container 1     Title Date
Box: 23 New York City Police Department 1

General

Contains: To file; Brutality generally; Bystanders; Cadets; Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB)

Oct 27, 1983 - 2002
Box: 24 New York City Police Department 2

General

Contains: Community policing; Corruption, misc.; Equal Justice News; IAD/IAB corruption; Mollen Commission; Drugs corruption/abuse; Crime stats; Corrupt cops: drug rings tipping off mob; Black cops; Locurto; Internal racism; AIDS; Gay; Women; Desmond Robinson: black cop shot by white cop; Cop; Discrimination

1972 - 2002
Box: 25 New York City Police Department 3

General

Contains: Drugs: DEA; Drugs: Drug Wars NYC; Drugs: Tactical Narcotics Teams (TNT), NYC; NYPD: DWI, by police; NYPD: evictions by; NYPD: evidence, handling of; NYPD: false arrests by; FBI: treatment of FDNY by; Gangs; NYPD: cuffing by; NYPD: treatment of Hassidim by; NYPD: treatment of homeless by; NYPD: hot pursuit and driving by; NYPD: lineups; NYPD: brutality lawsuits and awards; NYPD: media victims; NYPD: city budget; NYPD: commanders; NYPD: compensation; MOVE (Philadelphia); DEA; Drug enforcement by boro; Tactical Narcotics Teams (TNT)

1989 - 2001
Box: 26 New York City Police Department 4

General

Contains: NYPD: general misconduct; NYPD: off-duty misconduct by officers; NYPD: Operation Condor; NYPD: policy and planning; NYPD: reform proposals; NYPD: spying; NYPD: 48-Hour Rule; NYPD: Giuliani v. Diallo Critics; NYPD: organizations v. abuse by; NYPD: Guiliani v. Patrick Dorismond; NYPD: overtime pay for; NYPD: Police Benevolent Association (PBA); NYPD: use of pepper spray by; NYPD: "Perp walk."

1985 - 2001
Box: 27 New York City Police Department 5

General

Contains: Police in schools; NYPD: injury death; NYPD: cop v. cop; NYPD perjury; NYPD failed policy; Drug policy; Prosecution of; Protest - NYPD reaction; Puerto Rican Day parade

1988 - 2002
Box: 28 New York City Police Department 6

General

Contains: NYPD: quality of life arrests; NYPD: arrest quotas; NYPD: racial profiling by; NYPD: radios, beatings with; NYPD: mistaken drug raids by; NYPD: rappers, treatment of; NYPD: recruitment by; NYPD: disclosure of discovery by; NYPD: residency requirement for officers; NYPD: cop v. cop retaliation; NYPD: unconstitutional search and seizure by; NYPD: street crime unit; NYPD: strikebreaking by; NYPD: strip searches by; NYPD: suicide by officers; Police: SWAT (national); NYPD: Brutality Task Force (1997); NYPD: training of; US Marshals; NYPD: ammunition; NYPD: choppers; NYPD: weapons used by; NYPD: street enforcement

1989 - 2002
Box: 29 New York City Police Department 7

General

Contains: Beatings 1978-; Michael Stewart 9/15/1983; Anthony Patrick 2000; Ryan Zulia 2000; Lauren Sudeall 10/3/2000; Jason Rowley; Sheldon Gilbert 10/3/2000; Marie Claire Lim 10/3/2000; Errol Maitland 3/28/2000; Stacey Patton 4/2/2000; Thomas Washington (broom attack) 4/21/2000; Gilberto Reyes Jusino 3/1999; Donaldo Maloney 7/23/1999; Thomas Pizzato 1/13/1999; Alton Fitzgerald White 7/16/1999; Walter Avila 1998; Kenneth Banks 10/29/1998; Jean Charles 9/24/1998; Norman Batista 9/97; Kuken Kernisant 12/16/1997; Murrell 1997; Shane Daniels 9/1996; Harold Dusenbury 7/25/1996; Anthony Baez 12/24/1994; Ernest Sayon chokehold death 4/29/1994; Johnny Cronartie 1993; Edward Dominguez 1993; Yunas Mohammed 9/16/1992; William Smith death 1/29/1992; Michael Perez rape 1991; Federico Periera custody death 2/5/1991; Joanne Tunner 9/28/1990 video taped assault; Henry Hughes 1989; Juan Rodriguez restraint death 1/20/1988; Edwin Torres drowning death 4/19/1998; Larry Davis 1986; Cadets; Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB)

1992 - 2002
Box: 30 New York City Police Department 8

General

Contains: NYPD: shootings 1973-1989; NYPD: Bernard Kerik; NYPD: Patrick Dorismond shooting (2000); NYPD: Abner Louima, assault on (1997); NYPD: Amidou Diallo shooting (1999)

1978 - 2002
Box: 31 New York City Police Department 9

General

Contains: Precincts; Anti Bias unit; Crime lab; Correction; Housing Police Department; Medical examiner; NYS troopers; Transit police; Amadou Diallo

1988 - circa 2000
Box: 32 New York City Police Department 10

General

Contains: Allan Cameroon, 2005; Shooting by year; Tysheen Bourne and Thomas Boyland, 2000; Reynaldo Colon, 2000; Malcolm Ferguson, 2000; Carmen Valentine, 2000; Andre Austin, 9/18/1999; Gary Busch, 8/30/1999; Larry Cobb, 8/18/99; Stanton Crew, 1999; Walter Hickey, 2/23/1999; Dantae Johnson, 5/26/1999; Charles Stevens, 4/6/1999; Robert Striker, 8/9/1999; Richard Watson, 9/1/1999; Dexter Brown, 1998; Sean Kelly, 9/31/1998; Michael Jones, 1998; Antonio Reid, 6/14/1998; Felix River, 1/1983; Steven Service, 2/27/1998; Jason Rodriguez, 1995; Anthony Rosario, 1/12/95; Argencio, 1/1994; Desmond Robinson, 8/22/1994; Kenneth Cook, 1993; Aurea Bonnie Vargas, 1/29/1993; Earl Black, 5/27/1992; Robert Cabeza, 1992; Jacques Camille, 4/9/1992; Jose Garcia, 7/3/1992; Douglas Orfaly, 3/3/1992; P.O. Derwin Pannell, 11/17/1992; Ardel Amos, 8/25/1991; David Coho, 3/1/1990; Jose Cruz, 12/7/1990; Jose Luis Lebron, 2/1/1990; Luis Liranzo, 1/27/1990; Patrick Bailey, 10/31/1997; Reginald Bannerman, 12/1997; Kevin Cedeno, 4/1997; Donald Davidson, 3/1997; Rodney Dilbert, 1997; William Whitfield, 12/1997; Charles Campbell, 10/1996; Nathaniel Levi Gaines, 7/1996; Gayle Hoffman, 3/1996; Henry Phelan, 1/1996; Thompkins Square Park [riot], 1988

1983 - 2001
Racism
Container 1     Title Date
Box: 33 Racism

General

Contains: Atlanta murders - Wayne Williams; Greensboro, NC murders, 1979; Latinos, immigration; Klan; Attica Prison (NYS); Martin Luther King; Muslims; Malcolm X; Political prisoners, misc.; Repression, US; MOVE; Mumia Abu Jamal

1980 - 2002
Box: 34 Racist Violence
Container 1     Title Date
Box: 34 Racist Violence

General

Contains: Central Park jogger 4/89; Bernard Goetz, 1984; Yusef Hawkins, 1989; Howard Beach, 1986; 1980-1989; Willie Turks, June 1982; Crown Heights (Bklyn, NY)

1980 - 1989

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Series III: Subject Files, 2018 Accession, 1967-2010. 7 Linear Feet 7 record cartons

Scope and Contents

This series consists of printed email correspondence, memorandum, committee reports and research materials such as news articles and other literature documenting Letwin's involvement with Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA) and Legal Aid Society (LAS). Boxes 35 and 36 chronicle the history of ALAA from 1967 to the late 2000s. Boxes 37 to 39 document Letwin's tenure as President of the ALAA (1990-2002). Boxes 40 and 41 reflect Letwin's continued inolvement with the ALAA and LAS in the 2000s.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the materials in Boxes 35 through 38 is open to research without restriction. Access to the files in Boxes 39 through 41 is restricted until January 1, 2048.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 35 Folder : 1-29 (Mixed Materials [31142063587763]) Association of Legal Aid Attorneys: History of
1967-2001
Box: 36 Folder : 1-18 (Mixed Materials [31142063587771])
Box: 37 Folder : 1-2 Affirmative Action at Legal Aid Society
1989-1993
Box: 37 Folder : 3-6 Affirmative Action: General (Not ALAA/LAS)
1997-2000
Box: 37 Folder : 7-8 Election (Union) Law
2002-2003
Box: 37 Folder : 9-11 Association of Legal Aid Attorneys History Project
1999
Box: 37 Folder : 12-19 Letwin, Michael at Association of Legal Aid Attorneys / Miscellaneous
1989-2002
Box: 37 Folder : 20-28 Police Abuse and Justice
1987-2000
Box: 38 Folder : 1-6 Association of Legal Aid Attorneys Materials
1982-2003
Box: 38 Folder : 7-11 TWU Local 100 1999 Strike and City Workers 2000 Coalition
1995-2004
Box: 38 Folder : 12-14 Political Action
1989-2003
Box: 38 Folder : 15-20 1994 Strike
1981-2006
Box: 38 Folder : 21 Training, for Delegates
1997
Box: 38 Folder : 22-26 Association of Legal Aid Attorneys: Materials for Union Representative Training
1997
Box: 38 Folder : 27 Association of Legal Aid Attorneys: Miscellaneous
1994
Box: 39 Folder : 1-3 Affirmative Action (Restricted)

Conditions Governing Access

Access to Box 39 is restricted until 2048.

1990-2001
Box: 39 Folder : 4 Diallo Email War (Restricted)

Conditions Governing Access

Access to Box 39 is restricted until 2048.

2000
Box: 39 Folder : 5-6 Union Election (Restricted)

Conditions Governing Access

Access to Box 39 is restricted until 2048.

1999
Box: 39 Folder : 7-12 War and Free Speech at Legal Aid Society / Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (Restricted)

Conditions Governing Access

Access to Box 39 is restricted until 2048.

1998-2003
Box: 39 Folder : 13 Miscellaneous (Restricted)

Conditions Governing Access

Access to Box 39 is restricted until 2048.

2000
Box: 39 Folder : 14-16 Union Election (Restricted)

Conditions Governing Access

Access to Box 39 is restricted until 2048.

2002
Box: 40 Folder : 1 Rogers, Jim: Miscellaneous (Restricted)

Conditions Governing Access

Access to Box 40 is restricted until 2048.

1997-2001
Box: 40 Folder : 2-4 Union Election (Restricted)

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2002
Box: 40 Folder : 5-14 War and Free Speech at Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (Restricted)

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2003-2010
Box: 40 Folder : 15 UAW: Trial Committee (Restricted)

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undated
Box: 40 Folder : 16 Terry v. Alman (Restricted)

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2004
Box: 40 Folder : 17-18 Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (Restricted)

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2003
Box: 40 Folder : 19 Integrated Service Model (Restricted)

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2003
Box: 41 Folder : 1-14 Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (Restricted)

Conditions Governing Access

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2004-2008

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