James R. Collins correspondence

Abstract

The James R. Collins correspondence (dated 1971-1972; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises letters from President Lyndon B. Johnson; Associate Justices Tom Clark, William O. Douglas, and Stanley Forman Reed; and other prominent public officials regarding their impressions of and relationships with Chief Justice Fred Vinson.

Descriptive Summary

Title
James R. Collins correspondence
Extent
0.05 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Judges -- United States.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Finding Aid Author
Anu Kasarabada
Preferred Citation
2019ms043: [identification of item], James R. Collins correspondence, 1971-1972, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
James R. Collins served as an administrative assistant in the office of Governor Louie B. Nunn. From 1970 to 1973, Collins assisted in the processing of the Frederick Moore Vinson papers at the University of Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The James R. Collins correspondence (dated 1971-1972; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises letters from presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Harry S. Truman; Justices Tom Clark, William O. Douglas, Earl Warren, and Stanley Forman Reed; and other prominent public officials regarding their impressions of and relationships with Chief Justice Fred Vinson. Other correspondents include Byron White, Barry Bingham, and Paul Porter. The papers also include speeches sent by Justice William O. Douglas, typed comments sent by President Johnson, and one newspaper clipping. Collins wrote the correspondents seeking information to aid in the processing of Vinson's papers and as research for a never published biography of Vinson.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

James R. Collins correspondence on Frederick Moore Vinson, 1971-1972

  • Box MS-47, folder 1
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