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Guide to the Burton Hall Papers WAG.087

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Jane Latour, 1997

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 16, 2013
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Rachel Schimke for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials  , 1/31/2013

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hall, Burton
Title: Burton Hall Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1950-1990, bulk 1960-1990
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1960-1990
Abstract: Burton Hall was an attorney in New York who set up practice in 1960 as a labor lawyer. He began by handling a union insurgency case which then led to others, so that his practice was almost entirely comprised of representing rank-and-file members suing to protect their democratic rights within their unions. The collection principally consists of legal case files, including affidavits, depositions, motions, District Court and appellate briefs, exhibits, appendices, transcripts and correspondence. The collection provides a wealth of information about the politics and culture of rank-and-file organizing.
Quantity: 61.5 linear feet in 63 boxes and 3 folders
Location note: Boxes 1-27 are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: WAG.087