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Robert W. Kenny and Robert S. Morris papers, 1940-1957

Kenny, Robert W. (Robert Walker), 1901-1976

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  • Format Mixed Materials
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  • Physical Details
    • 5.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes)
    • 1 tape recording, and
    • 6 disc recordings
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  • Legal papers of two Los Angeles attorneys who served as counsel for the Hollywood Ten during appearances before the House Committee on Un-American Activities and during subsequent civil suits against the studios to recover losses from the blacklist. Included are correspondence with numerous attorneys and others involved in the cases including Leonard B. Boudin, Charles Katz, Carey McWilliams, Benjamin Margolis, and Alexander Meiklejohn, as well as with Lester Cole, Ring Lardner, Jr., John Howard Lawson, Adrian Scott, Dalton Trumbo, and other Hollywood Ten clients; transcripts of court proceedings and HUAC testimony; briefs and memoranda concerning points of law; exhibits; depositions from E. J. Mannix, Louis B. Mayer, Dore Schary, Jack Warner, and Darryl F. Zanuck; handwritten notes; and material (some in recorded form) pertaining to the national public relations effort in behalf of the Ten. Also included are legal papers for Michael Wilson, a blacklisted writer who was not a member of the Ten, and miscellaneous research materials concerning the Association of Motion Picture Producers, John E. Rankin, and other topics.


  • The orginal disc recordings now are also available on tape.
  • Presented by Robert W. Kenny and Robert S. Morris, Los Angeles, California, 1962.
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