Elmer Gertz Papers 1789-1997 (bulk 1926-1988)


Elmer Gertz Papers 1789-1997 (bulk 1926-1988)

Lawyer, author, and manuscript collector. Correspondence, memoranda, family papers, legal files, subject files, speeches, writings, manuscripts collected by Gertz, newspaper clippings, and printed matter relating primarily to Gertz’s career as a lawyer.

168,725 items; 484 containers plus 4 oversize; 193 linear feet; 1 microfilm reel


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Political writer and literary figure. From the description of ALS, 1939 March 21, Milford, New Jersey, to Edward Hoyt. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935383 Adamic was an author deeply concerned with American immigrants and their experiences in the "melting pot", and was the first editor of Commond Ground. From the description of Louis Adamic papers, 1848-1951 (bulk 1921-1951). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 122561726 ...

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Goldberg, Arthur J. (Arthur Joseph), 1908-1990

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Darrow, Clarence S. (Clarence Seward), 1857-1938

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Clarence Seward Darrow, prominent Chicago trial lawyer, was born in Kinsman, Ohio on April 18, 1857. He attended Allegheny College, after which he studied one year at the University of Michigan Law School. He then worked as a lawyer in Youngstown, and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1878. He practiced in Ohio for nine years, before moving to Chicago, where he practiced privately before being appointed assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago. For four years he served as Chi...

Baldwin, James, 1924-1987

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Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962

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Poet, novelist, journalist, biographer, and pro-German publicist; biographer of Edward M. House; in March, 1942 convicted of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act and sentenced to prison. From the description of George Sylvester Viereck papers, 1924-1938 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702169142 "George Sylvester Viereck," http://www.anb.org (accessed September 27, 2006). Biographical information derived from the collection. ...

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Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

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Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was...

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Pearson, Hesketh, 1887-1964

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English author of biographies, short stories, plays, and travel writing. From the description of Hesketh Pearson Papers, 1789-2001 (bulk 1921-1964). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122481627 Biographer of Oscar Wilde. From the description of Letters : concerning Oscar Wilde, [1882]-1945 (bulk 1943-1945). (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122316949 Hesketh...

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Fink, Eli E., 1907-1979

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Carey McWilliams was born December 13, 1905 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He completed his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California in 1927. From 1927-1938, McWilliams was an attorney at the law firm Black, Hammack in Los Angeles. In 1938, he was appointed as Chief of the Division of Immigration and Housing of the State of California, a position he kept until 1942. During the period from 1945-1955, he began his long association with The Nation, becoming successively contribut...

Viereck, Peter, 1916-2006

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Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal, 1904-1971

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Nathan Freudenthal Leopold, Jr. (November 19, 1904 – August 29, 1971) and Richard Albert Loeb (June 11, 1905 – January 28, 1936), often referred to as "Leopold and Loeb", were privileged and wealthy teenage University of Chicago students who murdered 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks in 1924 in a desire to commit the “perfect crime,” and were sentenced to prison for 99 years plus a life term. Leopold was paroled in 1958 and spent the rest of his life in Puerto Rico, dying of heart failure in 197...

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Novelist. From the description of Papers, 1952-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155457225 Henry Miller (1891-1980) was an American author. He was known for his experimental, surrealist novels, such as Tropic of Cancer, which mixed fiction and autobiography. His writing was controversial for its graphic depictions of sexuality, leading to a 1964 obscenity trial in the United States, Grove Press, Inc. v. Gerstein. From the guide to the Henry Miller Letter, unda...

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Rosten, Leo, 1908-1997

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Crump, Paul

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Chicago Bar Association

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Eisenschiml, Otto, 1880-1963

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Chemist, author, and Civil War/Lincolniana expert. From the description of Papers, 1936-1963. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 21204274 ...

Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976

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Caxton club

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Founded in Chicago in 1895 for the "literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books." Toward this end the Club arranhes lectures and exhibits and occassionally publishes books. From the original membership of fifteen, the Club has grown to several hundred members. From the description of Caxton Club papers, 1923-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122445287 The Caxton Club was founded in 1895 by collectors, publishers, designers, and librarian...

Blind Service Association

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Gertz, Elmer, 1906-2000

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Elmer Gertz (September 14, 1906 - April 27, 2000) was an American lawyer, writer and civil rights activist. During his lengthy legal career he won some high-profile cases, most notably parole for notorious killer Nathan Leopold and the obscenity trial of Henry Miller's novel Tropic of Cancer (novel). In addition to accounts of his cases and career, he also reviewed books and edited a collection of works by Frank Harris, whom he represented as literary agent. From the description of E...

Schwartz, Edward P.

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Levin, Meyer, 1905-1981

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Pollack, Peter, 1909-1978

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Photographer, curator, historian, writer; New York, N.Y. From the description of Peter Pollack papers, 1939-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78335707 American photographer and photojournalist, writer and lecturer, 1911-1979; Curator of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago, 1945-1957; Director, American Federation of the Arts, 1962-1964. Author: The Picture History of Photography, 1970; Understanding Primitive Art, 1968. From the description of Peter Pollack ...

Herman, Samuel G.

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Stephens, Kate, 1853-1938

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Kate Stephens was an American author, editor, and educator. She was professor of Greek at Kansas, but was dismissed for questionable reasons. She worked as an editor, and published articles in periodicals and encyclopedias, sometimes with legal, social, or educational themes. She also published fiction, and, in 1929, Lies and Libels of Frank Harris, in response to false materials Harris had written about her. From the description of Kate Stephens letter to Harry K. Weymer, 1934 June ...

Witherspoon, William W.

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Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty

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The Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty (later known as the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty) was founded in 1976 as an association of non-profit organizations that lobbied against laws that allowed for capital punishment to be imposed in Illinois and against its use in specific cases, as well as educating the public about problems with the death penalty. Mary Alice Rankin was founder and first director of the coalition. As of 2011, the coalition remained active. ...

Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967

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Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) was an American author, editor and poet. He won three Pulitzer prizes, two for his poetry and the third for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. From the guide to the Carl Sandburg Collection, 1924-1954, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) American poet, novelist and historian, Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for Abraham Lincoln: the War Years and the other for The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg ...

Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939

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Austrian neurologist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Vienna, to an unidentified recipient, 1932 Aug. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870831 Eisler was the secretary of the Sigmund Freud archive in New York City; Urban was a professor in Mainz, Germany, who was editing a volume of materials on the reception of psychoanalysis. From the description of Correspondence with Franz Werfel and Adolf Klarmann, 1926, 1970-1971. (University of Pennsy...