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HOLLIS 015029461

Gary J. Greenberg. Papers, 1967-1973: Finding Aid.

Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Law School
April 2017

© 2017 The President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University
Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 015029461
Creator: Greenberg, Gary J.
Title: Papers, 1967-1973
Quantity: 3 linear feet in 3 boxes
Abstract: Papers documenting the career of Harvard Law School graduate, Gary Greenberg, both as a lawyer at the Department of Justice during the late 1960s, as well as his personal interest in civil rights.

Processing Information:

Processed by Anna Martin, April 2017

Acquisition Information:

Contact Curator of Modern Manuscripts

Access Restrictions:

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 Historical and Special Collections staff for further information.

Use Restrictions:

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 Historical and 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.

Scope and Content

The Gary Greenberg Papers span the years 1967-1973. From 1967-1969, he worked as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The material dated after this time reflects Greenberg's ongoing interest and involvement in civil right issues; specifically, busing and school segregation. Also included are two speeches Greenberg gave, one at an Emergency Appeal Dinner for the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, the other at an event sponsored by the Student Bar Association of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. The collection contains correspondence, case files, clippings, publications, memos, and notes. The material is primarily professional in nature.

Series List/Description

Historical OR Biographical Information

Greenberg graduated from the University of Chicago in 1962 and from Harvard Law School in 1966. He joined the Civil Rights Division in 1967, resigning on October 1, 1969, fueled by a disagreement with the Nixon Administration's policies on school desegregation. He later became a partner at the law firm Stroock, Stroock and Lavan, and died of cancer in New York state on January 1, 2008.

Selected Search Terms

The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Researchers seeking related materials should search under these terms in Hollis.
Civil rights
School integration
Busing for school integration
Discrimination in housing--United States
Elections--corrupt practices
United States. Department of Justice--Officials and employees
Harvard Law School


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