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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Leonard Boudin
RLIN number: NXCP86-A42
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood and adolescence; early education; St. John's Law School, 1932-35; work for New York State Mortgage Commission, 1935-36; legal work for Louis Boudin, 1936-48, including labor law cases for United Office and Professional Workers of America; partnership in Neuberger, Shapiro, Rabinowitz, and Boudin (now Rabinowitz, Boudin & Standard) 1948- : relations with partners and other lawyers, including Osmond Fraenkel; work with Emergency Civil Liberties Committee 1951- : cases, including Coplon, 1952, Travis, 1966, House Un-American Activities Committee hearings, Vietnam opposition cases, especially Julian Bond in 1965, Benjamin Spock, William Sloan Coffin, and Philip Berrigan in 1968, Iranian litigation over frozen assets, defence of Socialist Workers Party, Church of Scientology, Unification Church; criteria for accepting clients; disputes with judges and U.S. government; personal life including relationship with daughter Kathy Boudin and reflections on her activities; opinions of American judicial system.
Extent: Transcript: 477 leaves, Tape: 5 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Colombia University in the City of New York, 1983. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1983 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Boudin, Leonard, 1912-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1912
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 71
Document date: 1983
Interviewer: Kornhauser, Lewis; Silver, Norman Issac
Organizations discussed: U.S. Congress. House. Un-American Activities Committee
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Locations discussed: Asia; North America; United States; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Civil rights--United States; Labor laws and legislation; Labor unions and communism; Law enforcement--United States; Law partnership; Lawyers; North America; Oral history; U.S. Congress. House. Un-American Activities Committee; United States; United States--Politics and government--1953-1961; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Topics discussed - Other terms: Boudin, Leonard, 1912-; Rabinowitz, Boudin & Standard
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016726-12169