Louis Marshall papers [electronic resource], 1905-1933 1907-1928.

Marshall, Louis, 1856-1929 [Browse]


Jewish life in America c1654-1954. [More in this series]
1905-1933 1907-1928.
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Papers of Louis Marshall, containing correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, minutes, reports, and copies of Congressional bills. Louis Marshall, a leader in American Judaism, was born in Syracuse, New York. He moved to New York City and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1877; in 1894, he joined the law firm of Guggenheimer and Untermyer, later becoming a partner in the firm. Marshall was a Reform Jew; president and strategist of the American Jewish Committee; Chairman of the Commission of Immigration in New York State; and led the opposition concerning the establishment of literacy tests for new immigrants. Marshall was a defender of Leo Frank, a negotiator in the Peace Conference of 1919, and attempted to block Henry Ford's publication, the Dearborn Independent, due to anti-Semitic rhetoric. Though Marshall was a somewhat controversial figure in American Judaism, he nonetheless worked diligently on issues regarding Jewish immigration and rights.
  • Mss., typescripts.
  • Title from Personal Collections L-Z page; resource viewed on 5 Sept. 2011.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.. Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital. [Chicago, Ill.] : Adam Matthew Education [North American distributor], c2011. (Jewish life in America c1654-1954 : sources from the American Jewish Historical Society, New York)
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