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Abraham L. Freedman Papers: Series 2

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Series 2: Writings, speeches, and teaching files, 1918-2011, bulk 1928-1971
 
Series 2: Writings, speeches and teaching files, 1918-2011, bulk 1928-1971
Series 2 dates from 1918 to 2006, with the bulk of materials dating from 1928 to 1971. The series includes materials that fall into four main categories, which are grouped together and arranged chronologically within those categories. The categories are “Girard College manuscript,” “writings,” “speeches,” and “teaching files.” Materials in the first category relate to Freedman’s manuscript, “A Will and a Wall: Stephen Girard and His College,” which details the history of the Estate of Stephen Girard case, for which Freedman served as counsel. These include many drafts of the manuscript, research materials, general correspondence, press clippings, legal case files, and correspondence with publisher Alfred A. Knopf. The “writings” category includes many original works by Freedman, both published and unpublished. Writings include early prose and poetry, law review and other journal articles, short stories and essays, a play about Leon Sunstein, and eulogies and other tributes. The majority of the writings focuses on legal issues during Freedman’s career, most notably his journal titled “Story of Common Pleas Court” written about his failed attempt to receive a gubernatorial appointment to Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas in 1957; however, more personal works provide insight into Freedman’s creative side, such as short stories and reflections on his career. Speeches include presentations at annual meetings, conferences, conventions, award ceremonies, and seminars, as well as correspondence, research, notes, and other files relating to the speeches. Freedman’s teaching files constitute the final main category. Included are lecture and seminar materials, examination questions, correspondence, and logs from Freedman’s teaching positions at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, photographs and copies of citations regarding his Honorary Doctor of Law degree from Temple University are found in this series. Access to student records containing grades in this series is restricted for 75 years from date of creation.
 
Box          Folder          Description
 
82          1          Girard College Manuscript: Research, clippings, publications, script "The Will and the Wall" by Matthew T Robinson          1954-1959, 1965-1967
82          2          Girard College Manuscript: Case file of Estate of Stephen Girard, trial transcripts (1 of 2)          1955
82          3          Girard College Manuscript: Case file of Estate of Stephen Girard, trial transcripts (2 of 2)          1955
82          4          Girard College Manuscript: Estate of Stephen Girard exhibits          1955
82          5          Girard College Manuscript: Case file and research regarding Girard manuscript          1955, 1965
83          1          Girard College Manuscript: Research, legal briefs, records, appeals regarding Stephen Girard estate          1956-1968
83          2          Girard College Manuscript: Research, legal briefs, records, appeals regarding Stephen Girard estate          1956-1968
83          3          Girard College Manuscript: Briefs, correspondence, clippings, and other research material regarding the will of Benjamin Franklin          1957, 1966
83          4          Girard College Manuscript: Letter and agreement with Knopf          1965
83          5          Girard College Manuscript: Clippings returned by Knopf          1965
84          1          Girard College Manuscript: Clippings regarding status of trial          1965
84          2          Girard College Manuscript: Research file, case files          1965-1967
84          3          Girard College Manuscript: Correspondence          1965-1968
84          4          Girard College Manuscript: Correspondence with Alfred A Knopf          1965-1968
84          5          Girard College Manuscript: Clippings regarding fallout from case          1965-1968
85          1          Girard College Manuscript: "Girard - Current Retyped Yellow" with notes following meeting with Lemay          December 16, 1966
85          2          Girard College Manuscript: "Girard - ALF Copy," with notes following meeting with Lemay          December 16, 1966
85          3          Girard College Manuscript: "Girard - Current Retyped Copy" with notes following meeting with Lemay          December 16, 1966
86          1          Girard College Manuscript: "Girard - Original" with notes following meeting with Lemay          December 16, 1966
86          2          Girard College Manuscript: "Girard College (Book) - Completed Materials," research file          1966
86          3          Girard College Manuscript: "A Will and a Wall" partial manuscript with edits and notes          1966
87          1          Girard College Manuscript: "Girard - Bridge Book (only copy)"          1966
87          2          Girard College Manuscript: Girard and others City of Philadelphia, case file copies and correspondence          1966
87          3          Girard College Manuscript: "A Will and a Wall" drafts          1966
87          4          Girard College Manuscript: Draft chapters, copies 1966          circa 1966
87          5          Girard College Manuscript: Chapter Nine draft          circa 1966
87          6          Girard College Manuscript: Notes and research, pages from manuscript with edits          circa 1966
88          1          Girard College Manuscript: Complete copy          circa 1966
88          2          Girard College Manuscript: "Girard - Original F1 copy with retyped pages marked F1a"          circa 1966
88          3          Girard College Manuscript: "A Will and a Wall" partial manuscript with edits          circa 1966
89          1          Girard College Manuscript: "A Will and a Wall: Stephen Girard and His College" edited manuscript with material marked "use later" and unused material          circa 1966 
89          2          Girard College Manuscript: "Girard - F1 White"          circa 1966
89          3          Girard College Manuscript: Copy of Stephen Girard's will, research          circa 1966
89          4          Girard College Manuscript: Chapter Eighteen          circa 1966
90          1          Girard College Manuscript: "Girard - F1 Pink"          circa 1966
90          2          Girard College Manuscript: "A Will and a Wall" original draft with notes, edits, and research          circa 1966
90          3          Girard College Manuscript: "A Will and a Wall" original draft with notes, edits, and research          circa 1966
90          4          Girard College Manuscript: "Biography of Stephen Girard" with edits          circa 1966
91          1          Girard College Manuscript: "A Will and a Wall: Stephen Girard and His College"          circa 1966
91          2          Girard College Manuscript: "A Will and a Wall: Stephen Girard and His College," Lemay's copy          circa 1966
91          3          Girard College Manuscript: "A Will and a Wall: Stephen Girard and His College" manuscript with "Jane's Comments" (1 of 2)          circa 1966
92          1          Girard College Manuscript: "A Will and a Wall: Stephen Girard and His College" manuscript with "Jane's Comments" (2 of 2)          circa 1966
92          2          Girard College Manuscript: Clippings and comments on material          circa 1966, 1968
92          3          Girard College Manuscript: "Part V, Girard - (Yellow Office Copy) The Civil Rights Litigation"          1967
92          4          Girard College Manuscript: "Part V, Girard - The Civil Rights Litigation (original)"          1967
92          5          Girard College Manuscript: "A Will and a Wall: Stephen Girard and His College" manuscript and letter with edits          1968
92          6          Girard College Manuscript: "Bridge Material - Original - F1 copy"          circa 1968
93          1          Writings: Early writings and poetry          circa 1918
93          2          Writings: "Imprisonment for Debt"          July 1928
93          3          Writings: "The Writ of Error Coram Nobis"          August 1929
93          4          Writings: "The Right of Withdrawal from Building and Loan Associations in Pennsylvania"          November 1930
93          5          Writings: "Essentials of English History"          circa 1930
93          6          Writings: "Scire Facias Act of 1929"          April 10, 1931
93          7          Writings: "Lectures and Cases on Domestic Relations" manuscript, Temple University Law School          1933
94          1          Writings: "Lectures and Cases on Domestic Relations" Temple University Law School Text          1933
94          2          Writings: "Some Anomalies in the Marriage and Divorce Law of Pennsylvania" in Temple Law Quarterly          April 1934
94          3          Writings: "Permanent Body to Propose Reform of Laws Recommended," photocopy          December 22, 1934
94          4          Writings: Review of "American Family Laws"          circa 1936
94          5          Writings: "Tax Exemption of Housing Projects”          December 7, 1939
94          6          Writings: "A Migrant in Nevada" in The Shingle          March 1943
94          7          Writings: "The Trial Lawyer"          circa 1945
94          8          Writings: "The Advocate and the Jury System"          May 5, 1946
94          9          Writings: "The Advocate and the Jury System"          May 14, 1946
94          10          Writings: "Man's Soul"          July 16, 1946
94          11          Writings: "My Uncle"          July 16, 1946
94          12          Writings: "The Uncanny"          March 11, 1948
94          13          Writings: "Research file for People's Advocate "A Proposal for a Civic Law Office," correspondence, drafts          1949, 1955-1968
94          14          Writings: Play about Leon Sunstein          circa 1950
94          15          Writings: "The Vacationers"          circa 1950
95          1          Writings: "My Preceptor", circa 1950
95          2          Writings: "The New Judge”          circa 1950
95          3          Writings: "Lewis M. Stevens" in The Shingle, with manuscript copy          April 1951
95          4          Writings: Essays on law department organization          circa 1952
95          5          Writings: "A Law Office in City hall," publication, drafts, notes, 1953
95          6          Writings: "A Plan for the Decision of Practice Problems Without Litigation" in Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, correspondence          1953, 1956
95          7          Writings: "A Century's Legal History of Consolidation"          1954
95          8          Writings: Book review of "The Art of Advocacy," correspondence, drafts          1954-1955
95          9          Writings: Research file for People's Advocate, "A Proposal for a Civic Law Office"          1954-1965
95          10          Writings: "The Role of the Lawyer in Government"          April 14, 1955
95          11          Writings: "The Organization and Work of the Law Department of Philadelphia" and "The Movement for Consolidation of City and County Governments in Philadelphia"          June 1955
95          12          Writings: Essays on advocacy          1955
95          13          Writings: "The Dilemma of the Reformer," drafts          1955-1958
95          14          Writings: Legal case reviews          March 6, 1956
95          15          Writings: "The Code of General Ordinances of Philadelphia" in The Shingle          December 1956
95          16          Writings: "A Reform Government Meets the Courts" and "The Dilemma of the Reformer"          1956, 1958
95          17          Writings: "Prophecy" with Charles V. Linshaw          circa 1956
95          18          Writings: "On Advocacy," publication and correspondence          1956-1957
95          19          Writings: "The Little New Deal" draft, copy of "Promoting the Public Welfare: A Proposal for Establishing a People's Advocate," "A Reform Government Meets the Courts" draft, and "A Personal Prologue" pages          1956-1957, 1960, 1965
96          1          Writings: "A People's Advocate for the Public Welfare" photocopy          March 1957
96          2          Writings: "Colloquy"          April 10, 1957
96          3          Writings: "A People's Advocate for the Public's Welfare," article and correspondence          1957, 1970
96          4          Writings: Notes on right to jury trial          circa 1957
96          5          Writings: Essay on religion          circa 1957
96          6          Writings: Essay on objections to trial methods          circa 1957
96          7          Writings: "Story of Common Pleas Court" journal and color scans          1957-1958, 2006
96          8          Writings: "Reflections on Reading Senator Lehman's Sporanza Lectures on Liberalism"          circa 1958
96          9          Writings: "A Psychological Footnote on the Power of the Supreme Court to Invalidate Acts of Congress"          1958-1959
96          10          Writings: "A Psychological Footnote on the Power of the Supreme Court to Invalidate Acts of Congress," drafts and related correspondence          1958-1959
96          11          Writings: Draft of University Pennsylvania Law Review article on the Tax Review Board, memoranda, correspondence, and research          1958-1959
96          12          Writings: Correspondence regarding pending University Pennsylvania Law Review article on the Tax Review Board          1958-1961
96          13          Writings: Note by Abraham Freedman with notes in response by Robert Freedman          February 8, 1959
96          14          Writings: Draft and notes on University of Pennsylvania Law Review article introduction regarding Philadelphia Tax Court          1959
96          15          Writings: "Some Personal Reflections on the Establishment of the Philadelphia Tax Review Board," publication, drafts, correspondence, research          1959-1961
96          16          Writings: Log with response to "Are We Headed for a Roman Fall"          June 7, 1960
96          17          Writings: Essay on reading versus listening          circa 1960
97          1          Writings: "Adventures in Reform" manuscript and correspondence regarding edits          1960, 1965
97          2          Writings: "Some Personal Reflections on the Establishment of the Philadelphia Tax Review Board"          March 1961
97          3          Writings: Essays on civil procedure and power for investigation in city government          September 13, 1962
97          4          Writings: "The Organization of a New Judicial Structure for Philadelphia"          1962
97          5          Writings: "The Organization of a New Judicial Structure for Pennsylvania" published in the Temple Law Quarterly          1962
97          6          Writings: "The Organization of a New Judicial Structure for Pennsylvania"          1962
97          7          Writings: "The Organization of a New Judicial Structure for Pennsylvania" article and associated correspondence          1962-1963
97          8          Writings: "A Light That Will Not Be Extinguished"          September 18, 1964
97          9          Writings: Short stories, reviews, essays          circa 1964
97          10          Writings: Correspondence with Alfred A Knopf regarding Girard College and Reform manuscripts          1965, 1969
97          11          Writings: "Shakespeare - The Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery"          March 1966
97          12          Writings: "Shakespeare and Freud: A Question of Identity"          April 18, 1966
97          13          Writings: Log on monotheism and rebellion          May 12, 1966
97          14          Writings: Supplemental log on judicial philosophy          October 12, 1966
97          15          Writings: "Shakespeare: The Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery" and "Shakespeare and Freud: A Question of Identity" drafts and associated notes, correspondence, and research          1966
97          16          Writings: Essay on law and psychoanalysis          June 17, 1968
97          17          Writings: "William A. Schnaeder and the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter" in The Shingle          June 1968
97          18          Writings: "William A. Schnaeder and the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter" article published in The Shingle, along with a draft, associated correspondence, and clippings          1968
98          1          Writings: "Ideas" on Fortas's "Dissent and Disobedience"          January 15, 1969
98          2          Writings: "Tributes Paid to the Late Horace Stern," photocopies of clippings          September 9, 1969
98          3          Writings: "A Tribute to Justice Stern"          1969
98          4          Writings: "Law and Social Change"          1969
98          5          Writings: "Law and Social Change" and "Law and Violence," drafts and correspondence          1969
98          6          Writings: "Robert M. Landis" in The Shingle          January 1970
98          7          Writings: "Robert M. Landis"          January 1970
98          8          Writings: "Biographical Sketch of Abraham L. Freedman"          circa 1970
98          9          Writings: Eulogy for John Patterson          1970-1971
98          10          Speeches: Introduction at Annual Banquet at Temple School of Law          March 27, 1935
98          11          Speeches: Drafts, notes, programs, correspondence, and clippings regarding various addresses and seminars regarding marriage and divorce law and other speeches given          1937-1943
98          12          Speeches: "Divorce Procedure in Pennsylvania"          March 15, 1940
98          13          Speeches: Address at Pennsylvania Title Association Convention          June 9, 1943
98          14          Speeches: Advocacy, research files          1948, 1951, 1955, 1967
98          15          Speeches: "Welcome at Public Meeting on Independence Day"          September 17, 1953
98          16          Speeches: University of Pennsylvania, Fels Institute of Local and State Government, summary and notes          January 1959
106          28          Speeches: “Law and Public Administration: Elements of a Philosophy,” reel to reel audio recording, 1959, and compact discs (use copy)          June 2011
98          17          Speeches: Final draft of talk delivered for Keneseth Israel Award, notes, clipping          1959
98          18          Speeches: Annual meeting of Federation of Jewish Agencies          1959
98          19          Speeches: Keneseth Israel Distinguished Service Award          1959
98          20          Speeches: Committee on City Policy          January 5, 1960
98          21          Speeches: Federation Sabbath          January 1960
98          22          Speeches: City-County Consolidation at "Citizens' Seminar on Good Government in the '60's"          April 23, 1960
98          23          Speeches: Council on Volunteers - Board Members Institute          1960
98          24          Speeches: National Conference of Christians and Jews Annual Dinner          November 1961
98          25          Speeches: Temple University Dinner          March 3, 1964
98          26          Speeches: Extract of address given at Temple University dinner given in honor of distinguished alumni, associated clippings, programs, and correspondence          1964
98          27          Speeches: Arthur P. Noyse Memorial Conference          1965
106          29          Speeches: Address given to Committee on City Policy regarding background on City-County consolidation and Home Rule Charter reel to reel audio recording, April 11, 1967 and compact discs (use copy)          June 2011
98          28          Speeches: Raymond Pace Alexander          January 29, 1970
98          29          Speeches: Commonwealth Court opening speech drafts and associated correspondence          October 1970
98          30          Speeches: Drafts of speech for Judge Raymond Pace Alexander and associated correspondence and research          1970
98          31          Teaching: Correspondence regarding Domestic Relations exam of George Glick and bulleting regarding "Murder at the Law School" program          1934, 1948
99          1          Teaching: Temple Law School Domestic Relations outlines          1939-1941
99          2          Teaching: Temple Law School Domestic Relations examination questions          1941-1942
99          3          Teaching: Temple University Law School list of students [RESTRICTED]          circa 1943
99          4          Teaching: Lecture materials, articles, and acts regarding marriage and divorce law          1944-1948, 1957
99          5          Teaching: Outline and notes for Temple Law School Domestic Relations class, and notes for lecture on marriage and divorce          1946, 1948
99          6          Teaching: Certificates denoting membership in the General Alumni Association of Temple University and Tau Epsilon Rho Law Fraternity, 1948          circa 1948
99          7          Teaching: Temple Law School syllabi, assignments, and correspondence regarding a research project proposal and event          1948, 1956
99          8          Teaching: Lecture materials, articles, notes, assignments, and correspondence regarding Family Law and Psychiatry          1954, 1956
99          9          Teaching: Correspondence to and from members of the Law and Psychiatry department at University of Pennsylvania          1956-1957
99          10          Teaching: Seminar in Civil Procedure with Professor Levin at University of Pennsylvania Law School, lectures and associated log and correspondence,          1964
99          11          Teaching: Programs, correspondence, photographs, and copies of citations regarding Temple Honorary Doctor of Law degree          1966