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Guide to the Debevoise & Plimpton Records on Alger Hiss TAM 674

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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Title: Debevoise & Plimpton Records on Alger Hiss
Dates [inclusive]: 1938-1980
Abstract: The Debevoise & Plimpton Records on Alger Hiss (dated 1938-1980) contain files from the legal firm's representation of Alger Hiss in his 1949 perjury trials and his 1979 coram nobis petition to overturn his conviction. Alger Hiss was a State Department official, who in 1948 was accused by ex-communist Whittaker Chambers of transmitting government secrets to the Soviet Union. The collection consists of materials from Hiss's 1949 trials and includes attorney correspondence, interviews with character witnesses, trial transcripts, notes, copies of evidence, and legal documents filed during the trials. Materials related to the  coram nobis petition include drafts, attorney notes, and research on related trials.
Quantity: 8.5 Linear Feet in 8 record cartons and 1 manuscript box
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: TAM 674