Louis Dembitz Brandeis papers
- 1881 - 1966
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The Papers consist of Justice Brandeis' working papers for all the cases in which he wrote, including his holograph drafts; the printed opinions as they were returned by the printer and corrected and/or expanded by Brandeis; the final circulations to his "brethren" with their penciled comments on the back; the law clerks' memos and research notes; some correspondence with the other Justices, especially Justice Holmes, and outsiders relating to specific cases. There are only a few items of other correspondence, and some of these copies from collections other than the Harvard Law School's. Some of these correspondents are: James Barr Ames, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Augustus N. Hand, Learned Hand, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Manley O. Hudson, Ezra Ripley Thayer, James Bradley Thayer.
Of special interest in the Brandeis Papers are two note- books which contain Felix Frankfurter's holograph notes on conversations he had with Brandeis between 1922 and 1926, at Brandeis' summer home in Chatham, Massachusetts. A Xerox set of the typescript of these notes, from the Library of Congress, accompanies the holograph notebooks.
The Brandeis Papers also include Brandeis' bound set of his opinions, his bound index volume to his opinions and his bound digest volume of his opinions, and bound collections of pamphlets on the police power of the National Government. There are two short filmstrips, one of a meeting in St Louis in 1966 commemorating the 50th anniversary of Brandeis appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1856 Born, Louisville, Ky., November 13.
- 1874-1875 Student, Annen-Realschule, Dresden.
- 1875-1878 Harvard Law School (LL.B. in 1877)
- 1878 Admitted to the St. Louis Bar, November.
- 1879-1897 Lawyer, Warren & Brandeis, Boston.
- 1882-1883 Taught course in Evidence at Harvard Law School
- 1889 Admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.
- 1891 Married Alice G. Goldmark of New York, March 23.
- 1897-1916 Senior, Brandeis, Dunbar & Nutter, Boston.
- 1897-1911 "People's Attorney" for Public Franchise League and Massachusetts State Board of Trade.
- 1905 Unpaid Counsel for the New England Policy-Holders' Protective Committee.
- 1907-1913 Unpaid Counsel for William B. Lawrence in New Haven merger controversies.
- 1907-1914 Unpaid Counsel for the State in defending hours of labor and minimum wage statutes of Oregon, Illinois, Ohio, and California.
- 1910 Counsel for Collier's Weekly in Ballinger-Pinchot dispute.
- 1910-1911 Unpaid Counsel for Commercial Organizations in I.C.C. Advance Railroad Rate Case.
- 1910-1916 Unpaid Chairman, Arbitration Board, New York Garment Workers' strike, and under subsequent protocols.
- 1911-1915 Worker and adviser in Progressive Politics.
- 1912 Joined Zionist Movement.
- 1913-1914 Special I.C.C. Counsel in Five Per Cent Rate Case.
- 1916 Nominated for Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, January 28.
- 1916 Confirmed by Senate, 47 to 22, June 1.
- 1916 Took Oath of Office from Chief Justice Edward D. White, June 5.
- 1939 Retired, February 13.
- 1941 Died, Washington, D.C., October 5.
- Business law, 1892-1896 (Boston: MIT, 1896)
- Life insurance: the abuses and the remedies (Boston: Policy-holders Protective Committee, 1905)
- The New England transportation monopoly (Boston: Massachusetts Anti-merger League, 1908)
- Scientific management and railroads (New York: Engineering Magazine, 1912)
- Other people's money, and how the bankers use it (New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1934)
- The social and economic views of Mr. Justice Brandeis (New York: Vanguard Press, 1930), ed. By Alfred Lief.
- Business: a profession (Boston: Hale, Cushman & Flint, 1933)
- The Curse of bigness: miscellaneous papers (New York: Viking Press, 1935), ed. by Osmond K.Fraenkel.
- Brandeis on Zionism (Washington, DC: Zionist Organization of America,1942)
- The Unpublished opinions of Mr. Justice Brandeis (Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1957), ed. By AlexanderBickel.
- October Terms 1916, 1918 Box 1
- October Term 1919 Boxes 1 to 4
- October Term 1920 Boxes 5 to 8
- October Term 1921 Boxes 9 to 12
- October Term 1922 Boxes 12 to 20
- October Term 1923 Boxes 20 to 26
- October Term 1924 Boxes 27 to 30
- October Term 1925 Boxes 31 to 35
- October Term 1926 Boxes 35 to 44
- October Term 1927 Boxes 45 to 52
- October Term 1928 Boxes 53 to 59
- October Term 1929 Boxes 59 to 65
- October Term 1930 Boxes 66 to 70
- October Term 1931 Boxes 70 to 77
- October Term 1932 Boxes 78 to 84
- October Term 1933 Boxes 84 to 89
- October Term 1934 Boxes 90 to 95
- October Term 1935 Boxes 96 to 103
- October Term 1936 Boxes 104 to 106
- October Term 1937 Boxes 107 to 110
- October Term 1938 Boxes 110 to 113
- Court Miscellany Boxes 113 to 114
- Personal Miscellany Box 114
- Addenda Box 114
- Microfilms and Other Miscellany Paige Boxes 1 and 2
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Brandeis, Louis Dembitz. Papers, 1881-1966: Finding Aid.
- Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
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