Emanuel G. Weiss papers

Abstract

The Emanuel G. Weiss papers (dated 1944-1970, bulk 1945-1946; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise memoranda, correspondence, notes, draft opinions, printed opinions, and photographs that document Weiss's duties as a law clerk for Stanley Forman Reed, Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, during the October 1945 term.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Emanuel G. Weiss papers
Creator
Weiss, Emanuel G., 1919-2004
Extent
1.2 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Courts -- Officials and employees
Judicial opinions
Law clerks
Courts -- United States.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Anu Kasarabada
Preferred Citation
2017ms071: [identification of item], Emanuel G. Weiss papers, 1944-1970, bulk 1945-1946, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Emanuel G. Weiss was a Philadelphia attorney who clerked for Stanley Forman Reed, Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, during the 1945-1946 term. Weiss was born on October 10, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Harry and Mae Weiss, both of whom were born in the United States and descended from Russian Jewish immigrants. In 1941, Weiss graduated from Harvard University and subsequently attended Harvard Law School, where he became a member of the Harvard Law Review. After completing law school in 1944, he clerked for the Honorable Calvert Magruder of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In 1945, Justice Reed selected Weiss to become his law clerk for the 1945-1946 term.
Following his clerkship in Washington D.C., Weiss returned to Philadelphia where he worked for a law firm until opening his own civil practice, which he maintained for nearly forty years. Weiss passed away on February 24, 2004 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He had two children, Randall Weiss and Linda Levitsky (nee Weiss).
Scope and Content
The Emanuel G. Weiss papers (dated 1944-1970, bulk 1945-1946; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise memoranda, correspondence, notes, draft opinions, printed opinions, and photographs that document Weiss's duties as a law clerk for Stanley Forman Reed, Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, during the October 1945 term.
Also includes a Certificate of Appointment, Petition for Writ of Certiorari, and other official documents related to the business of the Supreme Court.
Printed opinions consist of Justice Reed's bench opinions and slip opinions. Photographs primarily consist of group photographs from Justice Reed's law clerk reunions in 1948, 1963, and 1970.

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

Bench opinions, May Dept. store to Julius Fisher, 1945-1946

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Bench opinions, SRA, Inc. to John Kelly, 1945-1946

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Cert memos, copies, 1945-1946

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Correspondence, 1944-1957

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Ford Motors, 1945-1946

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Opinions, 1945 term, 1945-1946

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Rough drafts, 1945

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Portrait photographs, law clerk reunions, 1948-1970

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Portrait photograph, Justice Stanley Forman Reed, 1959 January 31

  • Box 2, folder 2
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