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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS015029461

Gary J. Greenberg papers


Papers documenting the career of Harvard Law School graduate, Gary Greenberg, both as a lawyer at the Department of Justice during the late 1960s, as well as his personal interest in civil rights.


  • 1967 - 1973

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Historical and Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Historical and Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.


3 linear feet in 3 boxes
The Gary Greenberg Papers span the years 1967-1973. From 1967-1969, he worked as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The material dated after this time reflects Greenberg's ongoing interest and involvement in civil right issues; specifically, busing and school segregation. Also included are two speeches Greenberg gave, one at an Emergency Appeal Dinner for the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, the other at an event sponsored by the Student Bar Association of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. The collection contains correspondence, case files, clippings, publications, memos, and notes. The material is primarily professional in nature.

Historical OR Biographical Information

Greenberg graduated from the University of Chicago in 1962 and from Harvard Law School in 1966. He joined the Civil Rights Division in 1967, resigning on October 1, 1969, fueled by a disagreement with the Nixon Administration's policies on school desegregation. He later became a partner at the law firm Stroock, Stroock and Lavan, and died of cancer in New York state on January 1, 2008.

Series List/Description

  1. Series I. Department of Justice 1967-1969

    DOJ correspondence arranged chronologically; news clippingsand case notes arranged alphabetically.

  2. Series II. Post-Department of Justice 1969-1973

    Case notes, correspondence, speeches, publications, andnews clippings, arranged alphabetically. Includes one item frombefore Greenberg's time with the DOJ.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Contact Curator of Modern Manuscripts

General note

Within each series and/or subseries individual items or folders are identified by box and folder number. For example, the number 5-12 corresponds to box 5, folder 12.

Processing Information

Processed by Anna Martin, April 2017
Gary J. Greenberg. Papers, 1967-1973: Finding Aid.
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

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