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Arthur Lazarus papers

Call Number: WA MSS S-2684
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings and printed briefs relating to Arthur Lazarus, his activism in the area of Native American civil rights, and his legal clients. The papers document Lazarus' legal work for two prominent cases: Tuscarora Indian Nation v. Power Authority of the State of New York, which came before the Supreme Court in 1958, and Montana v. Blackfeet Tribe, which came before the Supreme Court in 1985. Other clients and cases are also documented in the briefs, correspondence and clippings.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Arthur Lazarus Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Arthur Lazarus (Yale Law 1949), 1997, 2013.


Organized into three series: I. Business Papers,1951-1987. II. Legal Briefs, 1947-1996. III. September 2013 Acquisition.

9.38 Linear Feet (23 boxes)
Related Names
Lazarus, Arthur
Language of Materials