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HOLLIS 601618

Sidney A. Aisner papers, 1941-1945: Finding Aid

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 601618
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Aisner, Sydney A.
Title: Aisner, Sidney A. Papers of Sidney Aisner, 1941-1945:Finding Aid
Date(s): 1941-1945
Quantity: 23 items (3 Paige boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: This collection contains papers relating to the impeachment and conviction of Daniel H. Coakley, member of the Massachusetts Council, during whose trial Aisner served as special counsel to the board of managers. Also included are papers relating to two other cases.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Esther A. Aisner in 1978.

Processing Information:

None available.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

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Scope and Contents

The Sidney A. Aisner Papers consist of 3 paige boxes materials, most of which relate to the impeachment of Daniel H. Coakley, Councilor from the Fourth Council or District, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate sitting as a Court for the trial, May 5, 1939 - October 2, 1941. Sidney A. Aisner served as Special Counsel to the Board of Managers.
Judgment passed on the 14 Articles of Impeachment October 2, 1941. Coakley was found guilty on Articles 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 14. He was removed from office and disqualified to hold future state jobs.
The collection also includes some materials relating to the cases of Max Coleman and Joseph P. Timilty.

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Additional Index Terms

Impeachments --Massachusetts.
Law and politics --Massachusetts.
Aisner, Sidney A.
Coakley, Daniel H.
Coleman, Max.
Timilty, Joseph P.