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Melvin Urofsky Papers

1850-1978

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Abstract

The Melvin Urofsky Papers discuss his research and editing of his multi-volume series on the letters of Louis Brandeis. The papers consist of copies of Brandeis' letters, drafts of the volumes co-edited by Urofsky, and several of Urofsky's notebooks.

Summary

Creator:
Urofsky, Melvin I.
Date Coverage:
1850-1978
Quantity:
14.83 cubic ft. (about 14.83 boxes)

Dr. Melvin Urofsky was born in February of 1939. He earned his Ph.D. in American history from Columbia University in 1968 after getting his M.A. in American history in 1962 from Columbia University and his B.A. in history in 1961 from Columbia College.

While Urofsky was earning his doctorate he worked as an history instructor at Ohio State University. He became an assistant professor of history and education at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany in 1967 and worked there for three years. In 1972 Urofsky joined the History Department faculty at the James E. Allen Jr. Collegiate Center at SUNY Albany. Later he joined the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University where he now serves as a professor of law and public policy and professor emeritus of history.

During his career, Dr. Urofsky has published more than a dozen books. With David Levy, he co-edited a five volume series of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis' letters, including Urban Reformer 1807-1907 in 1971, People's Attorney 1907-1912 in 1972, and Progressive and Zionist 1913-1915 in 1973. Urofsky has also published numerous articles in various journals throughout his career, many on the subject of Zionism and Brandeis as well as law and the Supreme Court.

The collection is comprised of mostly copies of Louis Brandeis' letters. The letters are dated from roughly 1870 to about 1940, but the photocopies were most likely made by Urofsky for the purposes of writing his series on the letters. As the date of the photocopying is not known, the dates of creation of the letters are the ones used for description purposes. There are several outlying dates within the correspondence photocopies; they pertain to documents written by Urofsky about the books and the letters, they are not the dates of the Brandeis letters themselves.

Aside from the photocopies, the collection also contains drafts of the first three volumes in a loose-page format, several notebooks of Urofsky's, and two galleys separated into an oversize box for proper preservation and storage. The materials seem to pertain only to the first three volumes of Louis Brandeis' letters, not any other Brandeis publication by Urofsky or the last two volumes in the series.

The collection has no series. It is arranged alphabetically.

Donated to the University Libraries by Melvin Urofsky.

Processed by: Sharon Wolff

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Published: 2018-03-06 04:08:39 -0500

Encoded in EAD by Sharon Wolff, 2016

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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Melvin Urofsky Papers, 1850-1978. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Urofsky Papers).

Contents of Collection

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1 1Correspondence, AmyUndated

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1 2Correspondence 1850-19691850, 1877-1880, 1882-1894, 1933-1939, 1969

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12 16Correspondence, Additions1902-1920, 1934-1941, 1976-1978, Undated

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Oversized 1Galley of Brandeis Letters Volume IIIUndated

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Oversized 1Galley of Brandeis Letters Volume IIIUndated

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12 17The Letters of Louis Dembitz Brandeis, Additions to Volume I1869-1907

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12 18Letters of Louis Dembitz Brandeis, Volume I Part I1870-1902

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13 1Letters of Louis Dembitz Brandeis, Volume I Part II1902-1905

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13 3Letters of Louis D. Brandeis, Volume II Part II1908 June-1910 December

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13 4Letters of Louis D. Brandeis, Volume II Part III1911

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13 5Letters of Louis D. Brandeis, Volume II Part IV1912

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13 6Letters of Louis D. Brandeis, Volume III Running Register1913 January-1915 December

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13 7Letters of Louis D. Brandeis, Volume III Progressive and Zionist Part I1913 January-June

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13 10Letters of Louis D. Brandeis, Volume III Progressive and Zionist Part IV1915 May-December

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13 11Letters of Louis D. Brandeis, Volume II Running Register1907-1912

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13 13Letters of Louis D. Brandeis, Volume III Run-through, FinalUndated

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14 1NotebookUndated

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14 4Notebook Volume II Parts II and IVUndated

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14 5Notebook Volume III1913-1915

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14 6Notebook Volume IV1916-1921

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14 7Publication Announcement Reviews, Urofsky, Melvin1968-1972

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14 8Strum, Philippa, Brandeis and the Exercise of Judicial Power Draft1977

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14 9Typescript III Pages 1-1591913

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