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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.
Scope and Contents Dr. Ann Labounsky, Professor of Organ and Scared Music at the Mary Pappert School of Music, was instrumental in placing the Boys Town Collection at Duquesne University. She participated in the Boys Town Summer Workshops where, in 1965, she was assistant to the world renowned organist, Jean Langlais.Through the combined efforts of many individuals at the University including Dr. Paul Pugliese, University Librarian, the collection was gifted to the Gumberg Library in early 1990. The...
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...
Identifier: MSS HUNTER
Scope and Contents Includes 1 box of music arranged alphabetically by composer. The collection measures 1 linear foot. Fragile condition.
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...
Scope and Contents The Erwin Straus Collection contains personal papers and materials gathered by Erwin Straus, including travel documents and official papers, personal items, correspondence, published materials, multimedia such as photographs, slides, and drawings, and miscellaneous items. The collection measures one and one half linear feet and its items range in date from 1917 to 1976.The strength of this collection lies in the published materials included in it, especially the amount of...
Scope and Contents The Erwin W. Straus Papers contain personal papers and materials gathered by Erwin Straus, including manuscripts, notes, and conference materials, correspondence to and from Straus, published materials, and miscellaneous items. The collection measures one and one half linear feet and its items range in date from 1929 to 1976.
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
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,...
Identifier: MSS NEGRI
Scope and Contents The collection is made up of five series that are stored in eight linear feet (eleven boxes). The collection ranges in date from 1908 to 2010, however many of the documents are undated. Many of the dates listed are the copyright dates on the materials or the performance dates listed. The majority of the collection is made up of music manuscripts and printed music. There are many arrangements and original works by Joe Negri throughout the collection. The collection also features music arranged...
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,...
Identifier: MSS WILCOX
Scope and Contents Includes 11 regular boxes and 2 oversize boxes of manuscript music arranged chronologically. The collection measures 12 linear feet. Condition of the material is somewhat fragile, single sheet or spiral bound scores.
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...
Scope and Contents Includes three regular boxes and three oversize boxes. Regular boxes are arranged alphabetically by composer. Oversize boxes contain very fragile items which require careful handling.
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...
Identifier: MSS 016
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 in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in which he served from 1951 until his death in 1968. Musmanno had a number of opinions about various court cases in the Supreme Court, often time they were dissents from the majority opinion. Musmanno had a productive first year on the Supreme Court as was detailed by a number of newspaper clippings...
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.
Scope and Contents Box one includes original manuscripts of both unpublished and published music by R.M. Silby based on religious texts and poetry. There are folders of announcements of performances and various programs including church festivals. Box two includes lecture notes on music topics such as Gregorian Chant, Polyphony, Jazz, Vocal Training, etc. There is a folder and scrapbook (very delicate condition) containing newspaper clippings following R.M. Silby's musical career from 1909-1931. Several copies of...
Identifier: MSS 53
Scope and Contents The Samuel S. Meli Papers are comprised of 19 series, a majority of which represent different plays performed by Duquesne University’s theater company, the Red Masquers. They are arranged by date of performance, ranging from 1955 to 1965. There are also a variety of oversized materials, including photographs and acetate records, that are stored in larger boxes at the end of the collection. The first 17 series contain similar materials for each play, including scripts, handwritten...
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...
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
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...
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....
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...