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Brandeis (Louis Dembitz) (1856-1941) papers, 1870-1941

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Brandeis (Louis Dembitz) (1856-1941) papers




University of Louisville Law LibraryLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856-1941) papers, 1870-1941, Law Library, University of Louisville, Louisville.


ca. 250,000 items

Scope and Content

The Louis Dembitz Brandeis papers at the University of Louisville reflect the varied personal and professional interests of a Louisville native, Boston attorney, and associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The papers generated by Justice Brandeis fall within the years from 1870 to 1941. They include correspondence, drafts of speeches and publications, news clipping scrapbooks, reference files, pamphlets and reports, and legal documents. Family letters, the earliest dated 1810, and biographical sketches as recent as 1976, are also found. Brandeis' precourt years as a reform-minded Boston attorney and his active role in the Zionist movement are extensively documented in the papers. The correspondence between the years 1916 and 1941, however, is comprised of mostly of letters received by him. While Brandeis was on the Supreme Court, he wrote most of his letters in longhand and kept no copies.


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