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Avern L. Cohn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP001945
Abstract The materials in this collection represent the scope of Judge Avern Cohn’s professional life and his wide-ranging interests and activities, from family matters to philanthropy to leisure travel. The collection includes correspondence, opinions and orders, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, files on a large array of subjects and some audio-visual materials. In his several decades on the federal bench, Cohn was involved in cases involving a variety of issues including tax law, civil rights,...
Dates: 1939 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2003

Ernest Goodman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP001152
Abstract A founding member of the Detroit Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Ernest Goodman served as NLG President, and formed the nation’s first (known) interracial law firm: Goodman, Crockett, Eden and Rob. He was deeply involved with the labor movement and some of its most bitter union organizing struggles and remained committed throughout his career to serving the common man, with clients ranging from Communists, Black Panthers, prison inmates, and African-Americans during the civil rights...
Dates: 1929 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1975