Papers, 1897-1981.

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Brooks, Lawrence Graham, 1881-1981. Papers, 1897-1981.

Papers, 1897-1981.

Collection includes correspondence, memoranda, agenda and minutes of meetings, reports, summaries, statistical tables, financial statements, lists, legal documents, legislative documents, holograph notes and drafts, typescripts of speeches and writings, galleys, newspaper clippings including photo clippings, other printed items, photographs, and diaries. Papers reflect four aspects of Brooks' professional and personal life: his activities and concerns as attorney and judge; his championship of civil liberties; his efforts on behalf of international cooperation; and his personal relationships and interests. The bulk of his judicial papers consists of his opinions, findings, and rulings while he was serving on Middlesex, Mass. courts. Subjects include alcohol abuse and the drunken driver, automobile theft; illegal gambling, juvenile delinquency, and narcotics use. His involvement in the civil liberties movement is documented by correspondence and other material with liberal organizations, such as the American Civil Liberties Union. Brooks' activities in the effort to bring about international cooperation included membership in the United Council on World Affairs, Hugh Cabot Memorial Fund, Committee for International Reduction of Armaments, League of Nations Non-Partisan Association, American Society for Russian Relief and the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee. Many of his personal friendships and interests are documented in his correspondence and writings. Correspondents include Wayne N. Aspinwall, Roger N. Baldwin, Francis Biddle, Robert F. Bradford, Edward Brooke, William Butler, Edward C. Carter, (Cardinal) Richard Cushing, Frederick W. Dallinger, Bob Dole, Robert F. Drinan, Frederick Gillett, Samuel Gompers, Carl R. Gray, Robert Haas, Richard W. Hale, Sidney Howard, Manley O. Hudson, Charles Evans Hughes, Hubert H. Humphrey, Edward M. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Esther Lape, James R. Lawton, Henry Cabot Lodge, Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., George McGovern, Joseph Mire, Endicott Peabody, Louis F. Post, Walt W. Rostow, Harrison E. Salisbury, Leverett Saltonstall, Alfred P. Sloane, Robert A. Taft, Norman Thomas, Oswald Garrison Villard, John A. Volpe, Joseph Walsh, and David I. Walsh.

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