- Papers of Harry A. Blackmun
- Blackmun, Harry A. (Harry Andrew), 1908-1999
- 1913-2001 (bulk 1959-1994)
Description of Materials
- 530,800 items; 1,576 containers plus 9 oversize; 630.2 linear feet; 38 video tapes
- Lawyer, judge, and U.S. Supreme Court justice; died 1999.
- Correspondence, appointment books, memoranda, case files, legal papers, subject files, speeches, and writings chiefly documenting Blackmun's career as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1970-1994) and as judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals (8th Circuit). Also includes material relating to his boyhood in Saint Paul, Minn., his undergraduate and law school studies at Harvard University, his private law practice in Minneapolis, Minn., his work as counsel for the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Association, and his association with the Advisory Committee on Judicial Activities for the Judicial Conference of the United States, Aspen Institute, and the United Methodist Church.
- U.S. Court of Appeals case topics include taxation, civil rights, and labor, administrative, constitutional, and criminal law. Blackmun's decision to declare the use of corporal punishment in prisons unconstitutional is also documented.
- Topics in the Supreme Court files include abortion rights, adoption, research use of fetal tissues, reverse discrimination, and legal issues stemming from the Watergate affair.
- Correspondents include Robert A. Bezoier, Myron H. Bright, Warren E. Burger, Daniel C. Connolly, James Russell Eckman, Felix Frankfurter, Erwin N. Griswold, Henry Earnest Halladay, Russell C. Jewell, A. M. Keith, Robert E. Merry, Roy M. Mersky, Norval Morris, John Bell Sanborn, James F. Simon, Scott Turow, and Charles Alan Wright.
- Library of Congress Manuscript Division
- Sound recordings and videotape recordings transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.
- Gift, Harry A. Blackmun; Sally A. Blackmun, executor, 1999-2001.
- Gift, Sally A. Blackmun, 2003.
- Bezoier, Robert A.--Correspondence
- Bright, Myron H.--Correspondence
- Burger, Warren E., 1907- --Correspondence
- Connolly, Daniel C.--Correspondence
- Eckman, James Russell, 1908- --Correspondence
- Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965--Correspondence
- Griswold, Erwin N. (Erwin Nathaniel), 1904- --Correspondence
- Halladay, Henry Earnest, 1915- --Correspondence
- Jewell, Russell C.--Correspondence
- Keith, A. M., 1928- --Correspondence
- Merry, Robert E. (Robert Ellsworth), 1920- --Correspondence
- Mersky, Roy M.--Correspondence
- Morris, Norval--Correspondence
- Sanborn, John Bell, 1876- --Correspondence
- Simon, James F.--Correspondence
- Turow, Scott--Correspondence
- Wright, Charles Alan--Correspondence
- Aspen Institute
- Harvard Law School--Students
- Harvard University--Students
- Judicial Conference of the United States Advisory Committee on Judicial Activities
- Mayo Association
- Mayo Clinic
- United Methodist Church (U.S.)
- United States Court of Appeals (8th Circuit)
- United States Supreme Court
- Abortion--Law and legislation--United States
- Administrative law--United States
- Adoption--Law and legislation--United States
- Civil rights--United States
- Constitutional law--United States
- Corporal punishment--United States
- Criminal law--United States
- Fetal tissues--Research--Law and legislation--United States
- Labor laws and legislation--United States
- Practice of law--Minnesota--Minneapolis
- Prisons--Law and legislation--United States
- Reverse discrimination--Law and legislation--United States
- Taxation--Law and legislation--United States
- Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
- Saint Paul (Minn.)--History
Library of Congress Control Number
- mm 99084430