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Boswell Collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 89
Overview: The Boswell Collection contains the correspondence, diaries, and manuscripts of author James Boswell; estate records, letters, personal and professional papers, and other materials documenting the lives and careers of ten generations of Boswells and their possession of the barony of Auchinleck; and correspondence relating to the political career of Alexander Bruce, Earl of Kincardine.
Dates: 1428-1936, bulk 1700-1795

Felix S. Cohen papers

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Call Number: WA MSS S-1325
Overview: The papers document Felix S. Cohen's professional career as a civil servant, private attorney, law professor, and author. From 1933-1957, Cohen drafted legislation for the Department of Interior, most notably the Wheeler-Howard Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. In 1939 he headed the Indian Law Survey, which compiled all federal laws regarding Native Americans. He edited the summary of that survey, known as The Handbook of Federal Indian Law, which remains a milestone...
Dates: 1904-1992, bulk 1925-1953

Louise Crane and Victoria Kent papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 473
Overview: The Louise Crane and Victoria Kent Papers document the personal and professional lives of Louise Crane, Victoria Kent, and Josephine Boardman Crane, and consist of correspondence, subject files, personal papers, financial documents, clippings, photographs, and slides. The papers provide evidence of the Crane family's philanthropic work and involvement in a number of cultural associations, including the China Institute in America, Harpsichord Music Society, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Museum...
Dates: 1809-1998

Norman Croom-Johnson diaries

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Call Number: GEN MSS 886
Overview: The Norman Croom-Johnson Diaries consist of 217 autograph manuscript volumes, including 211 diaries with daily entries, 1905 January 1-1962 August 7; three volumes containing lists of theater, concerts, and other events attended by Croom-Johnson, 1901-1960; and three volumes containing a daily log of his residences and travels, 1886-1962. Early volumes are copies made by Croom-Johnson from his original diaries, with additional notes made at the time of copying. Entries concern Croom-Johnson's...
Dates: 1886-1962

W. W. H. Davis papers

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Call Number: WA MSS S-1323
Overview: The W. W. H. Davis Papers consist of correspondence, writings, journals, diaries, drawings, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia which document the life and career of W. W. H. Davis. The five scrapbooks chronicle Davis's participation in the Mexican War and Civil War, service in New Mexico, and his interest in Democratic party politics. The correspondence and memorabilia in the scrapbooks are arranged according to major themes. The autobiographical writings series contains essays...
Dates: 1846-1896, bulk 1846-1864

Robert B. Fisk papers

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Call Number: WA MSS S-2683
Overview: The Robert B. Fisk Papers consist of family correspondence and business papers created and accumulated by Robert B. Fisk during the course of his career as an attorney and land developer in Potter County, South Dakota. Correspondence broadly documents nineteenth- and early twentieth-century South Dakota life, including the rapidly growing settler population, business and real estate transactions, politics and the transition to statehood, the conditions of workers and prisoners, and the effect...
Dates: 1882-1929

Haymarket Affair collection

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Call Number: GEN MSS 516
Overview: The bulk of the collection consists of the papers of Illinois State's Attorney Julius S. Grinnell, who led the prosecution in the Haymarket trial in 1886-1887. These include trial evidence, notes and drafts of legal briefs, personal papers, and printed ephemera. The collection also includes a few items that were added to Grinnell's papers in the 1950s-60s by collector Frederick B. Adams. Trial evidence is chiefly in German, and consists of manuscripts, correspondence, leaflets, and other items...
Dates: 1872-1901

Farwell Knapp papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 256
Overview: The Farwell Knapp Papers, largely consisting of correspondence, journals, photographs, and other papers, documents the personal and professional life of Connecticut tax lawyer Farwell Knapp. Knapp’s experience as a student at Yale University and Harvard University law school are recorded, including his involvement with the secret society Skull and Bones and friendships with fellow alumni (such as poet Phelps Putnam and painter Russell Cheney). The life of Knapp's wife, Helen Bayne Knapp, and...
Dates: 1891-1947, bulk 1907-1942

Lawrence Langner papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 688
Overview: The papers include writings, correspondence, subject files, photographs and other materials relating to Lawrence Langner's work as an author, theater producer, and patent attorney. Writings include plays (Suzanna and the Elders and The Pursuit of Happiness, among others); articles on various aspects of theatre and patent law; and books, including his autobiography, The Magic Curtain; The Importance of Wearing Clothes; and G.B.S. and the Lunatic. Correspondence, subject files, and financial...
Dates: 1913-1983, bulk 1920-1962

Law Family Papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 1140
Overview: The Law Family Papers document aspects of the personal and professional life of Yale graduate and lawyer Samuel A. Law (1771-1845).
Dates: 1806-1857

Arthur Lazarus papers

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Call Number: WA MSS S-2684
Overview: 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's 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...
Dates: 1947-2011

Legal Records Relating to Sinclair Lewis

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 1104
Overview: The Legal Records Relating to Sinclair Lewis consist of records maintained by Mellville H. Cane, Pincus Berner, Paul Gitlin, Eugene Winick and other attorneys affiated with the law firm of Ernst, Cane and Berner and its later iterations. In addition to correspondence between Lewis and his attorneys, the records include drafts and copies of Sinclair Lewis's will; correspondence and documents concerning his death and estate; records regarding his writings, including contracts and agreements, and...
Dates: 1919-1984

Edward G. and Hortense R. Levy autograph collection, part two

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Call Number: OSB MSS 137
Overview: Consists of several thousand clipped autographs, franked envelopes, autographed photographs and printed cards and slips, and autograph notes and letters.
Dates: 1666-1975

Catherine Roraback Collection of Ericka Huggins Papers

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Call Number: JWJ MSS 96
Overview: The Catherine Roraback Collection of Ericka Huggins papers consists of materials compiled by attorney Catherine Roraback during the New Haven trial of Black Panther Party leader Ericka Huggins. Included in the collection are Huggins' legal files, prison writings, clippings, correspondence and other documentation of the trial and Huggins' imprisonment.
Dates: 1961-2000, bulk 1969-1971

Clarence W. Rowley papers relating to Buffalo Bill and John L. Sullivan

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Call Number: WA MSS S-2513
Overview: Correspondence, photographs, printed material and other papers relating to Rowley and his relationships with Buffalo Bill and John L. Sullivan. Rowley's correspondence includes letters and telegrams concerning the development of property in Arizona, the dissolution of the Dyer-Cody Arizona Mining and Milling Company following a financial scandal in 1911, and the subsequent incorporation of the High Jinks Gold Mining Company to recoup losses. Correspondence between Cody and Rowley details their...
Dates: 1878-1941, bulk 1910-1920

Louis Starr collection concerning the field notes of William Clark

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Call Number: WA MSS S-2774
Overview: The collection consists of legal records and personal papers that document litigation over William Clark's autograph manuscripts that recorded his impressions (in 1803 and 1804) during a portion of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The collection is of interest not only for its documentation of the provenance of the Clark manuscripts and litigation concerning their ownership, but also for its relation to the broader legal and historical issues surrounding the distinction between public records...
Dates: 1954-1965

George W. Wilbur family papers

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Call Number: WA MSS S-1611
Overview: The George W. Wilbur Family Papers consist of correspondence, case files, financial papers, notebooks, documents, writings, diaries, maps, photographs, and printed material which document the life of George W. Wilbur and his family.
Dates: 1737-1954, bulk 1870-1931