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At a Glance
Correspondence, memoranda, notes, and printed materials documenting Professor Meltsner's activities in the NAACP's Legal Defense fund, and other organizations opposed to capital punishment.
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You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Michael Meltsner papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Meltsner, Michael C. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1974. Accession number--M-74.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.
2020-06-10 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Michael Meltsner (b. 1937) is an American lawyer, professor, and author. Meltsner worked on the staff of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and served as counsel on many civil rights cases in the 1960s.