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HOLLIS 9994909

Zeck, Belle Mayer. Papers, 1933-2002: Finding Aid

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 9994909
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Belle Mayer Zeck papers
Date(s): 1933-2002
Quantity: 14 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Papers relating to the life of Belle Mayer Zeck including documents from her involvement in the trial of I.G. Farben at Nuremberg (1946-1948), her work in the Treasury Department (1942-1948), and her personal life in Suffern, New York (1948-2002).

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Donated by Belle Mayer Zeck in 2006.

Processing Information:

Processed by Melissa Hendrick, May 2008
Finding aid updated by Margaret Peachy, December 2012.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. Open to the public without restrictions.

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 papers of Belle Mayer Zeck span the years 1933-2002. However, most of the items in this collection fall between the years 1942 and 1998.
The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, transcripts, press releases, articles, news clippings, financial statements, legal documents, telegrams, speeches, translated documents, resolutions, drafts of documents, handwritten notes, personal writings, bibliographies, book chapters, off-prints, video tapes, CDs and photographs.
The papers of Belle Mayer Zeck relate primarily to her work as a lawyer, in particular her work on the I.G. Farben trial in Nuremberg. The collection includes not only documents from the trial but also articles and correspondence pertaining to it. There are also items relating to her personal and work life before and after the I.G. Farben trial. These items are primarily focused on her work at the Treasury Department and her involvement in both the Democratic Party in New Yorkand the local Jewish community. Her interest in establishing an international criminal court is also reflected in the collection.

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Additional Index Terms

I.G. Farben Trial, Nuremberg, Germany, 1947-1948
Women Lawyers – New York (State)
Zeck, Belle Mayer
Zeck, William
Taylor, Telford