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HOLLIS 9367579

Joseph M. Stone photographs and memoranda, 1946-1998: Finding Aid

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 9367579
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Joseph M. Stone
Title: Photographs and memoranda, 1946-1998
Date(s): 1946-1998
Quantity: 2 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Photographs, memoranda and books relating to Joseph M. Stone's work as a lawyer during the Nuremberg Trials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Estelle Stone to the Harvard Law School Library, 2004.

Processing Information:

Processed by Margaret Peachy March 2008

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.

Historical/Biographical Information

Joseph M. Stone was born March 5, 1917. Before entering his career in law, politics, and labor relations, Stone graduated from The City College of New York and then from the Brooklyn Law School. He and his wife Estelle raised three children: Judith, Diana and Douglas.
Stone began his career in the Labor Department of the US government. However, in 1947 his service was interrupted as he was called upon to participate in the Nuremberg trials. Stone joined a team of lawyers under the leadership of Telford Taylor, and was one of the prosecutors of the Flick Case.This case was the fifth of a second-wave of twelve Nuremberg hearings. Friedrich Flick was a wealthy industrialist who was one of six defendants in this case charged with using slave labor, the deportation for labor of civilians of German-occupied territories, and the use of POWs for war operations. The defendants were additionally charged with participating in the plunder of public and private property, spoliation, and offenses against property which came under German occupation. While his co-defendants were only found guilty on a few of the charges brought against them, Flick was found guilty on three out of the five, receiving a seven-year sentence.
After Nuremberg, Stone returned to the Labor Department until he decided to go into private practice focusing on labor law. Eventually he became a labor arbitrator and he helped found the National Association of Utility Contractors. Stone died on May 6, 1996.

Series List

Within each series and/or subseries individual items or folders are identified by box and folder number. For example, the number 5-12 corresponds to box 5, folder 12.

Scope and Contents

The photographs and memoranda created by Joseph M. Stone are a product of his time spent working as a lawyer during the Nuremberg Trials. The photographs contain images of the trial, as well as the city of Nuremberg. There is some correspondence with other Nuremberg lawyers and research Stone did on the trials that dates to the 1990's. The collection also includes two bound volumes containing reports on trials he worked on and the conditions at German concentration camps.


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