Join the Manuscript Division for a discussion of 1920s America with Nathan Masters at noon, August 23, as he discusses his new book: Crooked: The Roaring Twenties Tales of a Corrupt Attorney General, a Crusading Senator, and the Birth of the American Political Scandal.
This March marks the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, which guaranteed indigent defendants the right to counsel, but as seen through the Anthony Lewis Papers and his influential book, Gideon’s Trumpet, the results have been mixed at best.
August 26 commemorations began after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment and evolved over the course of the twentieth century into calls for action on equal rights. The day offers a chance to consider women's past achievements and to advocate for a better future.
Fifty-one years after his death in August 1971, E. Barrett Prettyman’s papers continue to provide researchers with an inside look into how the late chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit advocated for both federal judicial reform and the rights of city residents.