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Morris Leopold Ernst:

An Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Ernst, Morris Leopold, 1888-1976
Title: Morris Leopold Ernst Papers
Dates: 1904-2000, undated
Extent: 590 boxes (260.93 linear feet), 47 galley folders (gf), 29 oversize folders (osf)
Abstract: The career and personal life of American attorney and author Morris L. Ernst are documented from 1904 to 2000 through correspondence and memoranda; research materials and notes; minutes, reports, briefs, and other legal documents; handwritten and typed manuscripts; galley proofs; clippings; scrapbooks; audio recordings; photographs; and ephemera. The papers chiefly reflect the variety of issues Ernst dealt with professionally, notably regarding literary censorship and obscenity, but also civil liberties and free speech; privacy; birth control; unions and organized labor; copyright, libel, and slander; big business and monopolies; postal rates; literacy; and many other topics.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-1331
Language: English
Note: The Ransom Center gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which provided funds for the preservation and cataloging of this collection.



Due to size, this inventory has been divided into four separate units which can be accessed by clicking on the highlighted text below:

Morris Leopold Ernst Papers--Series descriptions and Series I. through Series II., container 302.2 [Part I]

Morris Leopold Ernst Papers--Series II. (continued), container 302.3 through Series IV. [Part II]

Morris Leopold Ernst Papers--Index of Correspondents, A-L [Part III]

Morris Leopold Ernst Papers--Index of Correspondents, M-Z, and Index of Works [Part IV] [This page]