Sol A. Dann Papers

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20 linear feet (40 MB)

Material collected by Mr. Dann, a prominent attorney and activist for civil rights, freedom movements, and the protection of stockholders' rights. A native Detroiter, Mr. Dann practiced law in Detroit from 1924 until his retirement in 1970. His papers relate primarily to stockholders' suits, including appeals and related collateral suits against the Chrysler Corporation and several of its officers and directors (1960-66). Other general subject areas in the collection relate to the stockholders' suit against Studebaker-Packard Corporation (1950-58); the Jack Ruby trial and appeal (1964-68); the Middle East, Israel, and Zionism (1946-70); general information files on subjects such as anti-communism, socialized law, Freud and psychiatry, the Detroit Public Bank failure; and general correspondence (1933-70).Correspondents include Melvin Belli, John Conyers, Jr., Moshe Dayan, Harry Golden, Martha Griffiths, Hubert Humphrey, William Kunstler, Ernest Mazey, and Louis Wolfson.

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