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.
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.
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.
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.