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Audio-Visual Collection: A Sub-Group of the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers

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Identifier: MSS 023
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of records, magnetic recordings, digitized material on CDs, films and one VHS tape. Of crucial importance are the recordings of Musmanno interviewing Hitler’s associates.

Dr. Herman Hailperin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 29
Scope and Contents The Hailperin Collection consists of six series: Hailperin’s writings, Hailperin’s teaching and course materials, Hailperin’s correspondence, Tree of Life tributes, a miscellaneous series, and information regarding the Hailperin Collection and the room. Materials in this collection are mainly papers; however there is a strong collection of booklets and off prints in the miscellaneous series. The bulk of this collection relates to his Duquesne classes, although in the miscellaneous series ...

Drunk Driving Campaign: A Sub-Group of the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Collection

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Identifier: MSs 011
Scope and Contents This collection is a part of a greater collection entitled The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers. This collection consists mostly of papers of various kinds concerning Musmanno’s efforts to eliminate the drunk driver from the streets of Pittsburgh. By far, the largest series in this collection consists of the correspondence. These show an overwhelming support for Musmanno and his crusade. There are also numerous speeches and other public addresses of one kind or another, including several ...

Illegalization of the Communist Party: A Sub-group of the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers

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Identifier: MSS 009
Scope and Contents This collection is a part of a greater collection entitled The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers. This collection deals primarily with Musmanno’s work to illegalize the Communist Party in the 1950s. Musmanno was adamant that the Communist ideology went against everything the United States stood for, and its spread in the country needed to be stopped. He first worked diligently with the Pennsylvania State government to make it illegal. He was then even more fierce in his work with the ...

Interrogation of Hitler Associates Collection: A Sub-Group of the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Collection

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS 001
Scope and Contents This collection is a part of a greater collection entitled The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers. This collection deals primarily with the efforts of Judge Musmanno to determine the truth surrounding the suicide of Adolf Hitler. The Interrogation of Hitler Associates Collection consists of 12 boxes, about 7 cubic feet of material, and one larger box containing oversized material. The records date from 1932-1987 with the bulk dates ranging from 1945-1960. The collection contains interviews, ...

John Mock Collection

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Identifier: MSS 35
Scope and Contents The John Mock Collection consists of 13 linear feet (12 boxes, 13 books, 14 scrapbooks, 1 object box, and 1 oversized box). The contents are the personal and professional papers ranging in date from 1924 until 1963 with bulk dates between 1934 and 1956. These dates cover the time when he was the editor of the Outdoor sports section in the Pittsburgh Press. It is composed of twelve series: biographical information, Mrs. Mock, correspondence, associations, conservation, toothbrush patent, ...

Justice Henry X. O'Brien Collection

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Identifier: -

Michael A. Musmanno Collection Artifacts

 Record Group
Identifier: M21

Nuremberg War Crime Trials Collection: A Sub-group of the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS 002
Scope and Contents This collection is a part of a greater collection entitled The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers. This collection deals primarily with the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials directly after World War II. Musmanno was a judge for a number of cases during that time period, his biggest involvement culminating in the Einsatzgruppen Case (Case 9). The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials consists of 24 boxes, about 17 cubic feet of material, as well as bound volumes that are not located in boxes, making up ...

Pennsylvania Sunday Blue Laws: A Sub-Group of the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Collection

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Identifier: MSS 006
Scope and Contents This collection is a part of a greater collection entitled The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers. This collection mostly consists of papers of various types concerning Musmanno’s efforts to amend Pennsylvania’s “Blue Laws,” which were intended to limit the activities citizens might engage in on Sundays. About half the papers consist of legislative materials pertaining to these efforts and correspondence concerning the laws and their potential amendment. The rest of the collection consists ...

Photographs Collection: A Sub-Group of the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Collection

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Identifier: MSS 013
Scope and Contents This collection is a part of a greater collection entitled The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers. The bulk of the material dates from 1904 to the death of Musmanno in 1968. All the photographs from the different series have been extracted and compiled in this collection. A vast amount of them, for instance the portraits of Judge Musmanno, are available in multiple copies. All the most important pictures have been stored in protective plastic sleeves. The others need to be handled with gloves.

Scrapbooks Collection: A Sub-group of the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 017
Scope and Contents The Musmanno scrapbook collection is made up of 18 linear feet of individually wrapped scrapbooks that were compiled by or about Michael Musmanno. The scrapbooks span most of his career from 1924 to 1968. Though their condition varies per individual volume, the glue holding many of the clippings in the books is breaking down. As a result, many of the clippings are coming loose from the pages. The scrapbooks are arranged in five series. Series 1 is made up of 13.5 linear feet of scrapbooks ...

Speeches Collection: A Sub-Group of the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Collection

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Identifier: MSS 015
Scope and Contents This collection is a part of a greater collection entitled The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers. This collection deals primarily with Musmanno’s speeches written throughout his lifetime. Musmanno was a productive orator, speaking to a number of different crowds on a many diverse topics. Musmanno was committed to fighting for the underdog, and a large portion of his speeches are devoted to them. He was passionate about many topics and defended them at all costs. This collection holds the ...

The Board for Soviet Repatriation of Displaced Persons Collection: A Sub-Group of the Honorable Justice Michael A. Musmanno Collection

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Identifier: MSS 005
Scope and Contents These records include the reports of findings, memorandums, policy statements, lists of names of displaced persons, citizenship board reports, notes, and miscellaneous clippings and correspondence from the postwar period. Of primary interest are the reports of findings and the memos of the board clarifying their position on the rules that exempted people from forcible repatriation. Their reasons for refusing to repatriate are detailed with a listing of the names covered by each ruling. Also of ...

The Coal and Iron Police: A Sub-group of the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers

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Identifier: MSS 003
Scope and Contents The Coal and Iron Police papers help to document Musmanno's fight against the Coal and Iron Police exploitation. The collection consists of correspondence, newspapers and magazine clippings, photographs, statements by Musmanno and various Coal Union representatives, trial, preparation notes, notes for his Black Fury book and the script for the movie, Barkowski trial transcripts, coal mine statistics and other miscellaneous forms. Musmanno represented Mrs. Sophia Barkowski in the Barkowski case. ...

The Eichmann Trial Collection: A Sub-Group of The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers

 Sub-Group
Identifier: MSS 004
Scope and Contents This collection is a part of a greater collection entitled The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers. This collection deals with the Eichmann Trial in 1961. The Eichmann Trial Collection consists of10 boxes, about 5 cubic feet of material. The records date from 1959-1988 with the bulk dates ranging from 1960-1963. The collection contains documentation from the Trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, Israel. Musmanno was a key witness in the trial against Eichmann, and had much to say about the ...

The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Posthumous Collection: A Sub-group of the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 022
Scope and Contents This collection is a part of a greater collection entitled The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers. This collection deals with the time after the passing of Judge Musmanno. The Posthumous Collection consists of 7 boxes, about 10 cubic feet of material. The records date from 1968-1987 with the bulk dates ranging from 1968-1972. The collection contains newspapers, photographs, speeches, personal writings, correspondence legal documents and invoices/receipts.

The Manuscripts Collection: A sub-group of the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS 014
Scope and Contents This collection is a part of a greater collection entitled The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers. This collection deals primarily with Musmanno’s manuscripts written throughout his lifetime. Musmanno was a prolific author, receiving inspiration from a number of different sources. He published a number of his writingsA number of his writings were published, however, not all of his works moved beyond the rough draft phase. The collection holds a great number of copies of his works, ...

The Mullen Case Collection: A Sub-group of The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers

 Sub-Group
Identifier: MSS 010
Scope and Contents This collection is a part of a greater collection entitled The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers. This collection deals with the Mullen Case and the subsequent Senate Task Force Hearings in 1953. The Mullen Case consists of three half boxes, or 1.5 cubic feet of material. The records date from 1936-1964 with the bulk dates ranging from 1953- 1955. The collection contains documentation from the trials themselves as well as information used as evidence and additional supporting documents, ...

The Sacco and Vanzetti Case Records (1924-1968): A Sub-group of The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Collection

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS 012
Scope and Contents This Record Group is divided into seven series: the trial, the Sacco and Vanzetti debate, dramas written about the case, the pardon, fictional accounts, photographs and a miscellaneous series. The collection includes book reviews, articles, scripts, legal documents, statements, reports, publications, news clippings, correspondence and press releases. Notable are the trial transcripts, the Sacco and Vanzetti letters, and the photographs (processed separately, in the photographs collection).

The Sedition Trial of Western Pennsylvania: A sub-group of the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS 008
Scope and Contents This collection is a part of a greater collection entitled The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers. This collection deals primarily with the Sedition Trials of Western Pennsylvania, from the early 1950s. Musmanno was instrumental in the work against Communism, especially in Pittsburgh. After World War II Musmanno resumed his position within the court system, only to discover that the Communist Headquarters in Pittsburgh were directly across the street from the Court House. He raided the ...

World War II Collection: A Sub-group of the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 018
Scope and Contents This collection is a part of a greater collection entitled The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers. This particular grouping deals primarily with Musmanno’s direct work during and immediately after World War II. The World War II Collection consists of six boxes and eight scrapbooks, about 5.5 cubic feet of material. The records date from 1924-1968 with the bulk dates ranging from 1944-1946. The collection contains declassified military documents including personal records and communications ...

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