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Register of the Richard Gladstein Papers, 1930-1969
MSS 001  
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Description
The Richard Gladstein Collection (1930, 1940-1950, 1961-1962, 1968-1969) contains papers, notes correspondence, pamphlets, transcripts and records of some of the trials and hearings with which he was either directly or indirectly involved. No particular trial or hearing is covered from beginning to end. The collection is arranged in seven series and the provenance has been changed slightly to give the GENERAL FILE continuity. The papers in the GENERAL FILE (1940-1948, 1950) are seemingly independent from the rest of the series. They consist of handwritten notes, copies of payroll records for defendant A. Felipe and the originals and copies of the dismissal of some of the employees at the U.S. Naval Drydocks in San Francisco. Several years later, these same employees were visited by the FBI in regards to Harold Dow, a fellow employee. There are also references to the law and the CPUSA.
Background
Richard Richie Gladstein was a labor lawyer whose office was based in San Francisco. He was also active in defending clients accused of being communists. One of his major clients was Harry Bridges, President of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, who was accused of belonging to the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) and therefore subject to deportation of which Gladstein's office handled his deportation cases.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles.  The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.