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Herbert Wechsler Papers, 1919-2000, bulk 1932-1995

Series II: Justice Department Work, 1942-1996

Series II: United States Department of Justice (5 boxes, 2.5 linear feet). This series pertains to Herbert Wechsler's work within the Department of Justice and is broken down into four Sub-Series. The first two sub-series (AandB) include Wechsler's work as Assistant to Attorney General Francis Biddle and with the Board of Legal Examiners, respectively. The second two sub-series (CandD) relate to the International and Nuremberg Military Tribunals and Wechsler's work as an assistant to the American judges there. Of particular note is a set of correspondence pertaining to the political battle over Wechsler's nomination as Assistant Attorney General.

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Sub-series A: Assistant Attorney General, 1942-1944



Box 5 Folder 1 Biographical Material and Forms, Undated , 1942 , 1944


Box 5 Folder 2 Clippings, 1944


Box 5 Folder 3 Nomination and Appointment: Congratulatory Letters, 1944


Box 5 Folder 4 Nomination and Appointment: Official Documentation, 1940-1944


Box 5 Folder 5 Nomination: Hearing, 1944


Box 5 Folder 6 Nomination: Opposition, 1944


Box 5 Folder 7 Nomination: Support, 1944


Box 5 Folder 8 Report of the Attorney General to the Congress of the United States on the Foreign Agents Registration Act, 1945


Box 5 Folder 9 Resignation, 1945


Box 5 Folder 10 Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure, 1933 , 1941-1944 , 1953-1961


Box 5 Folder 11 Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure: McNabb Case, 1942-1944


Sub-Series B: Board of Legal Examiners, 1942-1945


Box 5 Folder 12 Executive Secretary Documents, 1942


Box 5 Folder 13 Resignation, 1945


Sub-Series C: International Military Tribunal, 1945-1967



Box 6 Folder 1 Agreement, Charter, Rules, Indictment, 1945


Box 6 Folder 2 Application for Documents, 1945-1946


Box 6 Folder 3 Applications for Witnesses, 1945-1946


Box 6 Folder 4 Benes, Dr. Edvard: Wechsler memoir of Conference with, 1946


Box 6 Folder 5 Biddle, Francis: Correspondence, 1945-1946


Box 6 Folder 6 Biddle, Francis: Report to the President, 1946


Box 6 Folder 7 Birkett, Sir Norman, 1946-1967


Box 6 Folder 8 Clippings, 1945-1946


Box 6 Folder 9 Correspondence, 1945-1946


Box 6 Folder 10 Correspondence, 1946


Box 6 Folder 11 French Delegation, Undated


Box 6 Folder 12 Identification Cards and Passes, 1945-1946


Box 6 Folder 13 Judgment, 1946


Box 6 Folder 14 Law Journal and Organization Articles, 1944-1946


Box 6 Folder 15 Legal Memoranda, 1943


Box 6 Folder 16 Legal Memoranda-Summaries of Prosecution Evidence, Undated


Box 6 Folder 17 Limericks by "S.S.A.", "Self-Proving Trial Briefs Against the Individual Defendants in Nurenberg", Undated



Box 7 Folder 1 Meeting Minutes, American Delegation, 1945


Box 7 Folder 2 Meeting Minutes, Organizational, Oct 1945


Box 7 Folder 3 Meeting Minutes, Organizational, Nov 1945


Box 7 Folder 4 Meeting Minutes, Organizational: Appendices, Undated


Box 7 Folder 5 Meeting Minutes, Organizational: Drafts, Undated


Box 7 Folder 6 Meetings: Public Meeting (Berlin), 1945


Box 7 Folder 7 Memoranda, 1945-1946


Box 7 Folder 8 Memorandum on the Charges Against Organizations, 1945



Box 8 Folder 1 Opening Address of the United States, 1945


Box 8 Folder 2 Orders and Notices, 1945


Box 8 Folder 3 Presentation Summary: Index of Rulings of the Tribunal, Undated


Box 8 Folder 4 Reports On Applications From Members Of Organizations Alleged To Be Criminal, Feb 1946


Box 8 Folder 5 Time Table for Conspiracy Count, 1946


Box 8 Folder 6 Travel Orders and Official Correspondence, 1946


Sub-series D: Nuremberg Military Tribunals, 1946-1996



Box 9 Folder 1 Carnegie Endowment For International Peace, Committee On War Crimes Research: Correspondence, 1947-1948


Box 9 Folder 2 Carnegie Endowment For International Peace, Committee On War Crimes Research: Correspondence, 1949


Box 9 Folder 3 Carnegie Endowment For International Peace, Committee On War Crimes Research: Correspondence, 1950


Box 9 Folder 4 Correspondence: General, 1946-1979


Box 9 Folder 5 Oral History, 1995-1996


Box 9 Folder 6 Publication Projects, 1947-1948


Box 9 Folder 7 Published Commentary and Clippings, 1947 , 1973 , 1984-1993


Box 9 Folder 8 Sprecher, Dexel A.: Correspondence, 1948-1951