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Michael Meltsner papers, 1965-1974

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0867
Bib ID 4079098 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Meltsner, Michael, 1937-
Title Michael Meltsner papers, 1965-1974
Physical Description 6 linear feet (13 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged.

Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Michael Meltsner papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.

Revision Description

2020-06-10 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
African Americans -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Capital punishment Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.

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Papers



Box 1 Correspondence


Box 1 Correspondence and memoranda

Copies


Box 1 Subject Files



Box 2 Manuscripts--Meltsner and Others


Box 2 Harris Poll Papers


Photocopies of Articles

Mainly about capital punishment



Box 3 Photocopies of Articles



Box 4 Photocopies of Articles



Box 5 Photocopies of Articles



Box 6 Photocopies of Articles



Box 7 Photocopies of Articles


Photocopies of Legal Briefs, Memoranda, and Statements

Most are from the NAACP-LDF, regarding capital punishment.



Box 8 Photocopies of Legal Briefs, Memoranda, and Statements



Box 9 Photocopies of Legal Briefs, Memoranda, and Statements



Box 10 Photocopies of Legal Briefs, Memoranda, and Statements



Box 11 Photocopies of Legal Briefs, Memoranda, and Statements



Box 12 Printed Materials



Box 13 Clippings