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Samuel Roth papers, 1907-1994, bulk 1910-1979

Series II: Legal Documents, 1926-1969

The files in this series that Roth compiled himself were kept intact and their original titles preserved. A large amount of legal correspondence—spanning decades—is here, as well as official court documents.

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II.1. Subseries: Notes and Prepared Legal Files, 1931-1959

This sub-series contains legal files and notes that Samuel Roth prepared and arranged himself. The original folder titles were kept; if the folder was untitled, then the name it now bears reflects the dates of the documents it contains. Most of the material consists of court-issued documents, photocopies, transcripts, and even correspondence. The bulk of the legal files are contained within this sub-series. The order in which the material was kept within Roth's original folders has been maintained.


"1949-1952"



Box 31 Folder 7 April Term, 1949


Box 31 Folder 8 Court Proceedings, Undated


Box 31 Folder 9 "Sexual Conduct of Men and Women,", 1949


"1954-1955"


Box 31 Folder 10 "Dear Sir," re: Avalon Press, Undated


Box 31 Folder 11 & L. Docket 17/287, Undated


Box 31 Folder 12 & L. Docket 19/93, Undated


Box 31 Folder 13 Good Times Mailability by Scheiman,, 1955


Box 31 Folder 14 H.E. Docket No.2/341, by Atlas, 1955


Box 31 Folder 15 Juvenile Delinquency Testimony, 1958


Box 31 Folder 16 "Atlas Dealings,", 1950s


Box 31 Folder 17 "Book injunction lifted," 1931 (Hoover book), 1931


Box 31 Folder 18 "The Case, Preparatory to 1955 Trial," 1955-1958 (with Parole application), 1955, 1955-1958


Box 31 Folder 19 to 20 "Cases (parts of) 1929-59,", 1920s-1950s



Box 32 Folder 1 "H.E. Docket No. 2/245,", 1953-1954


Box 32 Folder 2 "How would this serve as a windup to the brief?", Undated


Box 32 Folder 3 "Notes on the case," Undated (Includes "Table of Contents"), Undated


Box 32 Folder 4 "Post-Office,", 1938-1950


Box 32 Folder 5 "Roth v. Post-Office,", 1956


Box 32 Folder 6 "(Roth) GOOD TIMES v. POST OFFICE DEPT,", 1954


Box 32 Folder 7 "ROTH--GOOD TIMES v SHEEHAN,", 1954-1956


Box 32 Folder 8 "Samuel Roth etc v Riegelman-USDCSNY 85-340,", 1948-1957


Box 32 Folder 9 "Supreme Court,", 1958


Box 32 Folder 10 "The 26 Counts and the Issue They Raise,", 1956


Untitled by Roth


Box 32 Folder 11 Regarding Court of Appeals, 1960s


Box 32 Folder 12 Bridgehead Books, 1964-1965



Box 53 Folder 1 C148-9 Forms, Photocopies, Notes, 1957-1960



Box 32 Folder 13 Court forms, Correspondence, Photocopies, 1956



Box 53 Folder 2 Exhibits, Registers, Court Forms, 1956-1959



Box 32 Folder 14 General Release Form, 1951


Box 32 Folder 15 Mail Order Forms, 1950s


Box 32 Folder 16 Motion for a New Trial and Other Forms, 1957-1959



Box 33 Folder 1 Notes, 1954


Box 33 Folder 2 Roth v. Goldman, 1949


Box 33 Folder 3 Sworn Statement, 1959


II.2. Subseries: Legal correspondence, 1926-1969

Contained here is correspondence related to various court cases in which Samuel Roth was involved. As with the other series, folders previously compiled and labeled by Roth were kept intact, and whenever possible, the same folder title was used. Included here is in-coming and out-going correspondence of Samuel Roth, and his spouse, Pauline Roth, related to Roth's various court cases.


General


Box 33 Folder 4 1954-1961


Box 33 Folder 5 Post Office Visit, 1947


Box 33 Folder 6 Albrecht, 1958


Box 33 Folder 7 Alter, William and Maury Maverick, 1937


Box 33 Folder 8 Atlas, Nicholas, 1953


Box 33 Folder 9 Atlas to Kinsey, 1955


Box 33 Folder 10 Bosone, Beck, 1965


Box 33 Folder 11 De Witt & Van Aken, 1926, 1928, 1926, 1928


Box 33 Folder 12 Fleshin, J.B., 1964-1966


Box 33 Folder 13 Monte Levy, Herbert, 1956-1959


Box 33 Folder 14 Oberwager, 1934


Box 33 Folder 15 O'Brien, 1955


Box 33 Folder 16 Olitt, J. Jerome, 1966-1969


Box 33 Folder 17 Rabinowitz & Boudin, 1955


Box 33 Folder 18 Sayler, Probation Officer, 1960


Box 33 Folder 19 Scheiman, 1956-1957


Box 33 Folder 20 Strachan, 1968


Box 33 Folder 21 Terrizzi, 1956


Box 33 Folder 22 Wittenberg, 1956


II.3. Subseries: Court Documents, 1947-1961

Documents issued by courts and lawyers during Roth's many trials: briefs, pamphlets, minutes, statements, are found here. The Briefs, from the Post Office Department, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Court Southern District of New York, cover many different specific sections of Roth's trials and related legal matters. Included here are both bound briefs printed by the court press (italicized titles) and typewritten drafts issued by the defendant's lawyers or those representing the court.


Briefs


Box 33 Folder 23 Deposition Regarding Whittaker Chambers, 1948


Box 33 Folder 24 Hearings on Scope of Soviet Activity in US, , 1956


Box 33 Folder 25 Post Office Department, 1954-1957


Box 33 Folder 26 Supreme Court New York County, 1947


Supreme Court of the United States


Box 33 Folder 27 No. 582, Petition for Writ of Certoriari, , Undated


Box 33 Folder 28 October Term, 1948


Box 33 Folder 29 October Term, 1956 (1 of 2 Folders), 1956



Box 34 Folder 1 October Term, 1956 (1 of 2 Folders), 1956


Box 34 Folder 2 October Term, 1957


Box 34 Folder 3 October Term, 1958


Box 34 Folder 4 October Term, 1960


Box 34 Folder 5 October Term, 1961


United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Box 34 Folder 6 Appendix to Appellant's Brief , Undated


Box 34 Folder 7 Brief and Appendix for Appellant , 1956


Box 34 Folder 8 Brief for the USA , 1958


Box 34 Folder 9 Brief of Appellant , Undated


Box 34 Folder 10 No. 387, October Term, 1955


Box 34 Folder 11 Notice of Motion for Bail , 1958


Box 34 Folder 12 Reply Brief of Appellant , Undated


Box 34 Folder 13 Roth v. Goldman, No. 152, October Term, 1948


Box 34 Folder 14 RULES , 1954


Box 34 Folder 15 Transcript of Record , 1948


United States District Court Southern District of New York



Box 35 Folder 1 Affidavits I-VI, 1960


Box 35 Folder 2 Affidavit and Rebuttal, 1959-1961


Box 35 Folder 3 "Discarded" Motions and Drafts, 1959


Box 35 Folder 4 "Judge Cashin's Denial," Memorandum, 1959


Box 35 Folder 5 Notice of a Motion for a New Trial, 1959


Box 35 Folder 6 Notices of Settlement, 1956


Box 35 Folder 7 Stipulations of Discontinuance, 1956


Box 35 Folder 8 Summons, 1953


Box 35 Folder 9 Mandatory Release and Parole, 1960-1961



Box 54 Folder 1 Roth v. United States-- Stenographer's Minutes,, 1956



Box 35 Folder 10 Roth v. United States--Summary by Monte Levy, 1959