Joseph L. Rauh papers, 1913-1994 (bulk 1950-1984).

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Rauh, Joseph L., 1911-. Joseph L. Rauh papers, 1913-1994 (bulk 1950-1984).

Joseph L. Rauh papers, 1913-1994 (bulk 1950-1984).

Chiefly legal files together with correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, oral history interviews, speeches, writings, subject files, appointment books, and other papers relating to Rauh's career as a public interest lawyer handling cases pertaining to civil rights, civil liberties, and labor disputes. Includes files relating to his activities with Americans for Democratic Action and to his participation in Hubert H. Humphrey's presidential campaign in 1960. Subjects include affirmative action, foreign and domestic policy, liberalism, the Democratic party, politics, national political campaigns, Senate filibuster, home rule for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court, rights of trade unions, government loyalty/security measures, communism, the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and the Vietnamese conflict. Clients represented include the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Lillian Hellman, International Union, United Automobile Workers of America, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and Velma (Mrs. David) Orlikow. Correspondents include Carl A. Auerbach, William J. Brennan, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Benjamin V. Cohen, Paul Howard Douglas, Felix Frankfurter, Jack Greenberg, Aaron Henry, Edward D. Hollander, Hubert H. Humphrey, Lyndon B. Johnson, Edward Moore Kennedy, James I. Loeb, Eugene J. McCarthy, Walter Reuther, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr., James Arthur Wechsler, Roy Wilkins, and Joseph Yablonski. Includes a letter from Arthur Miller describing his reaction to Marilyn Monroe's death.

107,650 items.289 containers.115.6 linear feet.

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