John Caughlan papers, 1933-2003  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Caughlan, John, 1909-1999
Title
John Caughlan papers
Dates
1933-2003 (inclusive)
Quantity
56.95 cubic feet (88 boxes, 3 oversize folders and two vertical files )
Collection Number
0704
Summary
Papers of an attorney and civil rights leader of Seattle, Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for processing and encoding of accesssion -003 from the Labor Archives of Washington State Budget and the Friends of the Labor Archives Fund.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John Caughlan was a Seattle attorney and civil rights leader.

John Caughlan was born in Missouri in 1909, the son of a Methodist clergyman. The Caughlan family moved to Eastern Washington in 1911, living chiefly in Ellensburg, and then to Seattle where Caughlan graduated from Ballard High School and earned a B.A. at the University of Washington. In the early 1930s he enrolled briefly in a graduate program in English literature at Yale University but, feeling the discipline to be removed from the issues of the day (the problems of the Great Depression and the proposed solutions of the New Deal), he enrolled instead in Harvard Law School, graduating in 1935.

Caughlan returned to Seattle in 1937 after a short stint in New York. He worked briefly for a law firm but was fired after refusing to withdraw from a case in which he represented the Communist Party in a dispute with the city, which had revoked the Party's lease for the Civic Auditorium. In 1938 Caughlan became a deputy prosecutor for King County, although he took leave from this position to represent the Grays Habor Civil Rights Committee as they investigated the destruction of a public hall in Aberdeen, Washington. He also represented CIO official Dick Law at the inquest into the death of his wife, labor activist Laura Law.

Caughlan returned to the King County Prosecutor's Office in 1940, but was informed that he would only be permitted to resume work there if he would publicly denounce the Soviet Union. He refused to do so, was dismissed, and spent the rest of his career in private practice, having as partners at various times Siegfried Hesse, Leonard Schroeter, C.T. Hatten and Lee A. Holley.

Civil liberties and human rights were the two overarching concerns that informed Caughlan's professional activities. In the 1940s and 1950s he represented labor unions, union activists, the Communist Party, the Washington Pension Union, Henry Huff in the Smith Act case of United States v. Henry Huff et al., foreign-born residents facing deportation because of their political activities, and individuals accused of "subversive" or "un-American" activities in cases related to the Smith Act, the McCarran Act, and the McCarran-Walter Act. Hazel Wolf was one of these, threatened with deportation for Commumist Party membership. He also represented, with his partner C.T. "Barry" Hatten, a number of witnesses before the hearings conducted by the Washington State Legislature's Joint Legislative Fact Finding Committee on Un-American Activities, led by Albert F. Canwell, in 1947-1948. He also represented several individuals before the House Committee on Un-American Affairs (HUAC) at its Seattle hearings in 1954, and handled many cases involving screening of Coast Guard personnel. Caughlan had been charged with perjury in 1948, two years after stating in the course of testifying in an immigration case that he was not a member of the Communist Party. He was acquitted, but was himself called before HUAC in 1954 to face the charge again. In 1961 Caughlan was convicted of failure to pay income tax. He served six months in the federal prison camp on McNeil Island and was suspended from practice for thirty days.

Five of Caughlan's cases went to the United States Supreme Court; the most significant of these were Herbert Schneider vs. Willard Smith, Commandant, United States Coast Guard, 1968, which invalidated Cost Guard screening procedures for personnel on United States merchant marine vessels, and United States vs. Eugene Robel, 1967, which invalidated a section of the Subversive Activities Control Act (McCarran Act) which had prohibited employment at defense facilities of members of Communist-action organizations.

In the 1960s and 1970s Caughlan's focus moved to other issues such as segregation and racial discrimination, and human rights beyond the United States. He travelled to Mississippi in the summer of 1964 with other attorneys to assist in the defense of civil rights activists there; at home in Seattle he was involved in racially charged cases, working with members of the Black Panther Party and protesting inquest procedures (which were later changed) in the inquest into the killing of black activist Larry Ward by Seattle police. Caughlan handled many conscientious objector and Selective Service cases during the Vietnam War.

Human rights abuses by governments supported by the United States were an issue of ongoing concern for Caughlan. In 1977 he went to the Philippines as part of a delegation headed by former United States Attorney General Ramsey Clark, on a fact-finding mission to investigate human rights violations by the Marcos regime. During the 1980s he travelled several times to Central America, particularly Nicaragua, participating in a National Lawyers Guild mission in 1984 to observe the Nicaraguan elections, and also represented Central American refugees in their immigration cases. After the1981 murders of Filipino union organizers and anti-Marcos activists Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, Caughlan was part of the legal team which represented the families in a civil suit against Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos and the Republic of the Philippines, and which was ultimately successful in proving a connnection between the Marcos regime and the murders. In the 1980s Caughlan was also much concerned with nuclear power issues, serving as part of the legal team that defended environmental activists of the Crabshell Alliance after their demonstrations against the construction of the Satsop nuclear facility. He also helped to draft state initiatives banning the importation of nuclear waste into Washington state, and requiring voter approval of the construction of nuclear facilities. In the late 1980s Caughlan became very involved with the Oakland, California-based Line of March, an organization dedicated to the study and analysis of the history and development of Marxist-Leninist thought.

In the 1990s, Caughlan was part of the legal team working on the case of Willem Eickholt, whose boat was seized by United States Customs officials upon his return from a humanitarian mission to Cuba. During this time Caughlan was active in the cause of independent and small party politics, and was involved in the effort to promote Ralph Nader's 1996 presidential campaign.

Caughlan served on the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. He was a member of the National Lawyers Guild from its founding in 1937 and served on its executive board and committee and as chairperson of its International Committee. He was also a founder and an active member of the Seattle chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. Caughlan died on April 17, 1999.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Case files, correspondence, pleadings, reports, newsletters, photographs.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Labor Archives of Washington.

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Accession No. 0704-001: John Caughlan papers, 1933-1965Return to Top

22.26 cubic feet (53 boxes and one oversize folder)
Arrangement: Arranged in two series:
  • Personal and Professional Papers, 1933-1999
  • Related Organizations' Records, 1950-1998

Scope and Content: This accession consists primarily of case files (which include correspondence, pleadings, reports, newsletters and related material) and documents Caughlan's cases from the 1930s and 1950s; significant cases include the Smith Act case of United States vs. Henry Huff, the Canwell hearings, the defense of Richard Law, multiple cases for the Marine Cooks and Stewards Union, and cases involving the Washington Pension Union.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal and Professional Papers
Arrangement: Arranged by document type.
1933-1999
Case Files
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 0704-001
Adams, Nona (Medical Care Program)
1951
1/2 0704-001
Alcantro, Alex (Immigration)
undated
1/3-8 0704-001
Allen, Eugenia B. (vs. Office Employees International Union)
1953-1961
1/9 0704-001
Bigelow, William Charles
1947-1948
1/10-2/1 0704-001
Blichfeldt, Julius Bernhardt
1939, 1948-1956
2/2 0704-001
Boggs, Elizabeth
General Notes: See also: Communist Party. NW Dist. Committee
undated
2/3 0704-001
Bolongan, Aurelio Manac (Immigration)
1953
2/4 0704-001
Bonilla, Pete (Immigration)
1952
2/5 0704-001
Booth, John L. (Coast Guard Screening)
1951, 53
2/6 0704-001
Bradley, Stuart L.
1954
2/7 0704-001
Braun, Joseph N. (Seattle Housing Authority)
1958
2/8-10 0704-001
Bridges, Harry
Scope and Content: Includes bound volume of ILWU Newsletters.
1949-1955
2/11-3/5 0704-001
Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU)
Scope and Content: Includes bound volume of hearing transcript.
1945, 1947
3/6 0704-001
Butterworth, Joseph (Social Security)
General Notes: See also: Canwell case
1953
3/7 0704-001
Carlson, Frank
Biographical/Historical Note: Also known as Solomon Skolnick.
1950
4/1 0704-001
Carmichael, E. Brooke
1955
Caughlan, John
1948-1957
Box/Folder Accession
4/2-3 0704-001
General Correspondence
1948
4/4-5 0704-001
Caughlan vs. I.L.W.U., Local 37 (Charges for Services)
1953-1957
4/6 0704-001
U.S. vs. Caughlan (False Statement re. Political Affiliation)
1948
4/7-8 0704-001
Caughlan, et al. vs. Doyle, et al., (HUAC)
1956
Box/Folder Accession
4/9 0704-001
Chiles, Stokes (Loyalty Security Screening)
1951-1954
4/10 0704-001
Civil Rights Congress vs. Seattle School District Board of Directors (Auditorium Use)
undated
Communist Party. Northwest District Committee
Box/Folder Accession
4/11 0704-001
Correspondence
1941-1943
4/12 0704-001
Miscellany
undated
Box/Folder Accession
4/13-14 0704-001
Boggs, Elizabeth and Heine Huff vs. City of Seattle (Auditorium Use)
1940, 1943
4/15-5/5 0704-001
Communist Party USA vs. Belle Reeves, Secretary of State (Representation on Ballot)
1940-1948
Box/Folder Accession
5/6 0704-001
Phil Frankfeld vs. Seattle Times (Libel)
1943-1944
5/7-6/5 0704-001
Crain, James Joseph (Immigration)
Biographical/Historical Note: Crain also known as Crane or Cryan.
Scope and Content: Includes testimony of Joseph Butterworth.
1938, 1947-1957
6/6 0704-001
Crouch, Paul (Witness)
1950, 1954, undated
6/7-10 0704-001
Dailey, Cecil E. vs. Housing Authority of the City of Seattle (Gwinn Amendment)
1954-1955
7/1-2 0704-001
Daschbach, John (Referendum)
1951
7/3 0704-001
De Lacy, Hugh (Libel)
1946-1948
7/4 0704-001
Dennett, Eugene V. and Conrad H Espe,. (Affidavits)
1949
7/5 0704-001
De Vries, Warntje (Regional Loyalty Board Hearing)
1950
7/6-7 0704-001
Ferguson, John E.[James Stewart]
General Notes: See also: Bridges, Harry (Immigration)
1950
7/8-9 0704-001
Finnish Workers Federation, Aberdeen - Hoquiam
1940-1942
7/10-9/4 0704-001
Fisher, Avalo Allison vs. U.S.A. (False Statement, Taft-Hartley, Non-Communist Affidavit)
1957-1962
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley et al. vs. U.S.
Box/Folder Accession
9/5-6 0704-001
Pleadings
1952
9/7 0704-001
Transcript Analysis
1951-1952
10/1-11/1 0704-001
Three bound volumes – Pleadings
1952
Box/Folder Accession
11/2 0704-001
Foster, William Z.
1949
11/3-8 0704-001
Free Press Publishing Corp. vs. Ashley Holden (Libel)
1933, 1938, 1943-1945
11/9-12/1 0704-001
Friel, Edward vs. Painters, Decorators, et al. Union Trial
1947
12/2 0704-001
Frontier Book Store
1943
12/3-5 0704-001
Fujimoto, Charles K. (Hawaii Case)
1955, undated
12/6-9 0704-001
Garph, Mike Biddle (Immigration)
1949-1958
12/10 0704-001
Gladstein, Richard (Contempt)
1952
12/11 0704-001
Gray, Lonnie (Screening)
1951, 1953
12/12 0704-001
Hanson, David
1957-1958
13/1 0704-001
Henderson, Melvin (Murder Victim)
1944
13/2-9 0704-001
Hernandez-Avila, Juan Manuel (Immigration)
1961-1963
13/10 0704-001
Higa, Buster (Screening)
1951-1953
13/11-12 0704-001
Hobson, Annie (Immigration)
1951-1956
Huff, Henry P.
Box/Folder Accession
13/13 0704-001
Income Tax Matter
1953, 1959
U.S. vs. Huff (Smith Act Violation)
Scope and Content: Also known as Huff vs. U.S.
General Notes: See also: Daschbach
Box/Folder Accession
13/14-14/8 0704-001
General Correspondence
1952-1958
General Correspondence
1953-1954
Box/Folder Accession
14/9 0704-001
Stanton, Munro, and Dean
14/10 0704-001
Lessor, Sarah
1952-1953
Box/Folder Accession
14/11 0704-001
Memoranda
1952
Pleadings
Box/Folder Accession
14/12 0704-001
Central Files Vol. I
1952
14/13-15/1 0704-001
Central Files Vol. II
1953
15/2 0704-001
Central Files Vol. III
1953
15/3 0704-001
Central Files Vol. IV
1953-1954
15/4 0704-001
Central Files Vol. V
1954-1955
15/5 0704-001
Appeal
1953-1954
15/6 0704-001
Appendix to Appellate Court
undated
15/7-8 0704-001
Bail
1952-1953, 1958
15/9 0704-001
Bail Bonds
1952, 1957
16/1 0704-001
Bail Bonds on Appeal
1953-1954, 1957-1958
16/2 0704-001
Bail Reduction
1957-1958
16/3 0704-001
Continuance
1953
16/4-6 0704-001
Dismissal
1952, undated
16/7 0704-001
Exhibits, Subpoena ducus tecum
1953
16/8 0704-001
In Forma Pauperis
1953
16/9 0704-001
Indictment
1952
16/10 0704-001
Jury
1952-1953
16/11 0704-001
Motion to Strike
1953
16/12 0704-001
Motion for Leave to Travel
1952-1953
17/1 0704-001
Travel Post Trial
1954-1957
17/2-3 0704-001
Miscellaneous
1952-1954
Box/Folder Accession
17/4-6 0704-001
Transcripts
1954-1957
17/7 0704-001
Financial Records
1953-1955
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
17/8 0704-001
Exhibits
1953
17/9 0704-001
Fletcher, Jesse (Witness)
1953
17/10 0704-001
Hartle, Barbara (Witness)
1954
17/11 0704-001
Jury
undated
18/1 0704-001
Jury Panel Material - Voir Dire
undated
18/2 0704-001
Lautner, John (Witness)
1952
18/3 0704-001
Smith Act Attorneys
1952
18/4 0704-001
Witnesses
undated
Box/Folder Accession
18/5-6 0704-001
Legal Research
1949, 1950, 1958
Newsletters
Box/Folder Accession
18/7 0704-001
Portlight
1948
18/8 0704-001
NW Citizens Defense Committee
1953
Box/Folder Accession
18/9-10 0704-001
Notes
1953, undated
Collateral cases
Box/Folder Accession
18/11 0704-001
United States vs. Pennock
1952-1953
18/12-13 0704-001
United States vs. Daschbach (aka Daschbach vs. U.S.)
1953-1954
19/1 0704-001
United States vs. Pettus (aka Pettus vs. U.S.)
1952-1954
19/2 0704-001
Pettus and Daschbach consolidated
1954-1955
19/3-6 0704-001
United States vs. Phillips (aka Phillips vs. U.S.)
1950-1955
Box/Folder Accession
19/7 0704-001
Clippings
1954
19/8 0704-001
Ephemera
General Notes: See also: Misc. oversize box 3
1952
19/9 0704-001
Miscellany
1953
Box/Folder Accession
19/10 0704-001
Huntamer, L.C. et al. vs. Earl Coe, Secretary of State (Affidavit of Candidacy)
1952
19/11-20/1 0704-001
Iversen, Stanley O. vs. Seattle Gas Co. (Libel)
1954-1958
20/2 0704-001
Jackson, Paul (Immigration)
1957
20/3-8 0704-001
Jay, Cecil Reginald (Immigration)
1952-1958
20/9 0704-001
Josue, I. Ignacio
undated
20/10 0704-001
Kairis, Milton (U.S. Coast Guard Screening)
1958
20/11 0704-001
Kildall, William Ross (Screening)
1958-1962
21/1-10 0704-001
Knaisky, Alex (Immigration)
1940-1954, undated
21/11-22/3 0704-001
Kohler, Charles (Immigration)
1949-1957
22/4 0704-001
Kokoff, Joe [aka Mike K.] (Immigration)
1958-1959
Law, Richard (Murder of Laura Law)
Box/Folder Accession
22/5 0704-001
General Correspondence
1940
22/6-7 0704-001
Transcripts
1940
22/8-9 0704-001
Pleadings
1940
22/10 0704-001
Clippings
1940, 1949-1950
22/11 0704-001
Miscellany
1937-1940
Subject Files
Grays Harbor Civil Rights Committee
Box/Folder Accession
22/12 0704-001
General Correspondence
1940
23/1 0704-001
Minutes
1940
23/2 0704-001
Reports
1940
23/3 0704-001
News Releases
1940
23/4 0704-001
Notes
23/5 0704-001
Ephemera
23/6 0704-001
Clippings
23/7-8 0704-001
Miscellany
1939-1940
Box/Folder Accession
23/9 0704-001
Collateral Case – Johnson vs. Moir
1942-1943
Box/Folder Accession
23/10-11 0704-001
Law, Richard vs. U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Income Tax Appeal)
1942-1943, 1950
23/12 0704-001
Lemon, Ralph vs. Earl S. Coe, Secy. of State (Candidacy)
1948
23/13 0704-001
Lind, Walter vs. Marine Cooks and Stewards
1963
23/14 0704-001
Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s International Union. Local 16
General Notes: See also: Bridges, Harry vs. Thomas Graham
1949
23/15-24/10 0704-001
Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s International Union. Local 37 vs. John P. Boyd, District Director Immigration & Naturalization Service.
Scope and Content: Includes ILWU Defense Committee Bulletins
1949, 1951-1954
24/11-25/6 0704-001
Luckman, George (Immigration)
1944-1952
25/7-9 0704-001
McConney, Norman Rowe (Immigration)
1959-1961
25/10 0704-001
Machinists, International Association. Local 79 vs. Seattle Central Labor Council (Jurisdictional dispute)
1946-1948
26/1-2 0704-001
MacKay, Hamish Scott, and William A. Mackie (Immigration)
General Notes: See also: Niukkanen, William
1955
26/3-27/3 0704-001
Mangaoang, Ernesto A. (Immigration)
1950-1954, 1956
Marine Cooks and Stewards Union vs. Arnold, George
Box/Folder Accession
27/4-6 0704-001
General Correspondence
1949-1954
Pleadings
Box/Folder Accession
27/7-28/5 0704-001
Superior Court – King County
1949-1952
28/6-29/2 0704-001
Supreme Court – Washington
1950-1954
29/3 0704-001
Supreme Court – United States
1954
Box/Folder Accession
29/4-30/1 0704-001
Statement of Fact
1951
Transcripts
Box/Folder Accession
30/2 0704-001
Superior Court – Washington – King County
1951
30/3-4 0704-001
Unidentified
undated
Box/Folder Accession
30/5 0704-001
Testimony
undated
30/6-10 0704-001
Notes
1951-1953, undated
31/1 0704-001
Research
undated
31/2 0704-001
Miscellany
1949-1952, undated
31/3-5 0704-001
vs. Baker, Herbert
1950-1952, 1959
31/6 0704-001
vs. McMonagle, Marshall
1948-1951
31/7 0704-001
vs. Irwin – Lyons Lumber Company
1948
31/8-10 0704-001
vs. Petroleum Navigation Company
1947-1949
31/11 0704-001
vs. Rotan, Dan and Jack Taylor
1948
31/12-13 0704-001
vs. Tulip, George and Charles Birdsall
1948, 1950
Other Cases
Box/Folder Accession
31/14 0704-001
McMonagle, M.R. vs. Pacific Atlantic Steamship Company
1946
31/15-16 0704-001
National Labor Relations Board vs. Harris, Joseph
1949
31/17 0704-001
National Labor Relations Board vs. Pacific American Shipowners Association
1952
31/18 0704-001
Nichols, Charles vs. Dombroff, John Doe
1949
31/19 0704-001
Screening (U.S. Coast Guard)
1952
Box/Folder Accession
32/1-2 0704-001
Mensalvas, Chris D. (Immigration)
1952-1954
32/3-5 0704-001
Navarro, Nemosio Costales (Immigration)
1954-1957
32/6 0704-001
Nelson, Burt (re: Subversive Activities Control Board)
1962
32/7-8 0704-001
Nelson, Herbert L. vs. U.S. Army (Denied Commission)
1954
32/9-10 0704-001
Niukkanen, William[William Mackie] (Deportation)
General Notes: See also: MacKay, Hamish Scott and Wm. Mackie
32/11 0704-001
Olson, Ardis (Navy Screening)
1949
Orloff, Stanley (Army Discharge)
Box/Folder Accession
32/12-13 0704-001
Correspondence
1951-1954
32/14-15 0704-001
Pleadings
1952
32/16 0704-001
Clippings
1951-1953
Box/Folder Accession
33/1 0704-001
Patrick, Robert E. adv. City of Spokane (Free Speech)
1947
33/2-6 0704-001
Paulson, Clara and Gunnar (Denaturalization)
1954-1957
33/7-10 0704-001
People’s Programs (Vincent J. Davis) vs. City of Seattle; Civic Auditorium re Paul Robeson Performance
1952
33/11 0704-001
Powell, John W. and Julian Schuman (Sedition)
1959
33/12-14 0704-001
Powers, Patrick vs. Marine Firemen
1957, 1959
34/1-6 0704-001
Prudencio, Jose (Immigration)
1950-1954, undated
34/7-35/2 0704-001
Rabang, Henry Ragonton (Immigration)
1951-1958
35/3-5 0704-001
Raimondi, Pietro Biagio (Deportation)
1954-1955
35/6-7 0704-001
Reinecke, John
1948
35/8-36/1 0704-001
Rogers, Joseph, and Charles James vs. Mandin, J. and Monear, C.
1958-1959
36/2-6 0704-001
Rystad, Tora (Immigration)
1955-1958
36/7 0704-001
Sailor’s Union of the Pacific
1950
36/8 0704-001
Sana, Miguel Asuncion (Immigration)
1953
36/9-37/12 0704-001
Sasieff, Boris (Immigration)
1949-1950, undated
38/1-39/4 0704-001
Scheiderman, William, et al. adv. U.S. (Smith Act – U.S. District Court, Southern District of California)
1951-1952
39/5 0704-001
Shynn, Doo Sik (Immigration)
1956
39/6 0704-001
Smith Ben H.
1964
39/7 0704-001
Sobeleski, Helen (Grays Harbor Civil Rights Committee)
1940
39/8 0704-001
Sulak, Frank (Immigration)
1942
Sutherland, Milford
Box/Folder Accession
39/9 0704-001
Income Tax Matters
1958
39/10-40/5 0704-001
SACB Hearings
1964
Box/Folder Accession
40/6 0704-001
Swenson, H.F. vs. Seattle Central Labor Council
1946
40/7 0704-001
Taylor, William (Screening)
1953
40/8-11 0704-001
Torres, Ponciano Mendosa (Immigration)
1950-1951, 1953
40/12-13 0704-001
Tougaw, S.O. and Robert Olson Logging Co. (NLRB)
1947-1948
41/1-3 0704-001
Tueter, Charles Anthony (False Statement on Application for Citizenship)
1949-1951, 1956
41/4 0704-001
Van Lydegraf, Clayton (IRS)
1958
41/5 0704-001
Ward, Alexander (U.S. Coast Guard Screening)
1952
41/6 0704-001
Warner, Tom adv. City of Seattle
1962
Washington Pension Union
Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
41/7-41/8 0704-001
Chronological
1940-1942, 1945-1949
41/9 0704-001
Dill, Clarence C. (re Initiative 141)
1940
Cases
Box/Folder Accession
41/10 0704-001
Canwell Hearings
1941-1942, 1946-1949
41/11-12 0704-001
WPU vs. State of Washington rel. Dana T. Robinson (Canwell)
1948
Individual Cases
Box/Folder Accession
41/13-14 0704-001
State of Washington in re Edward Pettus vs. Olzendam, dir. Dept. of Social Security
1949-1951
41/15-16 0704-001
WPU & William J. Pennock, et al. vs. Olzendam, R. – Dir. Dept. of Soc. Security (WA) re Init. 178
1950-1951
41/17 0704-001
WPUb vs. Cliff Yelle, Auditor, State of WA
1948
41/18 0704-001
Proposed (Subversive) Designation of the American Bar Association by the Attorney General
1953
41/19 0704-001
Brownell vs. W.P.U.
1954
41/20 0704-001
WPU vs. Subversive Activities Control Board
1962-1965
42/1 0704-001
Anderson, Morris et al. vs. Olzendam, R. – Dir. Dept. of Social Security (WA)
1950
42/2 0704-001
Calkins, Duff, Kolloen
1941, 1947, 1948
42/3 0704-001
Carpenter, Emma R.
1951
42/4 0704-001
Giles, Harry
1949
42/5 0704-001
Judd, Emma (Old Age Assistance Grant)
1953
42/6 0704-001
Kroener, Edmond G.
1949
42/7 0704-001
Larson, Ada Maud
1949-1950
42/8 0704-001
Pennock, William vs. Townsend National Weekly (Libel)
1952, 1953
42/9 0704-001
Regnier, David H
1949-1950
42/10-11 0704-001
Robinson, Ira V. and Libby H.
1945-1951, 1954
Box/Folder Accession
42/12 0704-001
WPU 16th Annual Convention
1953
42/13 0704-001
Newsletter
1953
42/14 0704-001
Notes
undated
42/15 0704-001
Miscellany
42/16 0704-001
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder Accession
42/17 0704-001
Wheeler, Don (Subpoena)
1953
42/18 0704-001
Wilkins, Eugene M. vs. Carlander, C., et al., Commissioners, Port of Seattle (Non Subversive Oath)
1956-1957
Wolf, Hazel A. (Immigration)
Box/Folder Accession
42/19 0704-001
Biographical Features
undated
42/20-43/7 0704-001
General Correspondence
1947-1962, undated
43/8-45/10 0704-001
Pleadings
1947-1961, undated
45/11-46/4 0704-001
Transcripts
1949-1950, 1957, 1961
46/5-6 0704-001
Senate Bill No. 1425
1954, 1956
46/7-10 0704-001
Notes
1949-1961, undated
46/11 0704-001
Photograph
undated
46/12 0704-001
Legal Documents – Photostats
1958
46/13 0704-001
Clippings
1947-1957
46/14 0704-001
Miscellany
1961
Box/Folder Accession
46/15 0704-001
Wolf, Walter (Immigration)
1954-1955
Canwell Hearings and Resulting Cases
Box/Folder Accession
47/1 0704-001
General Correspondence
1948-1950
Clients
Box/Folder Accession
47/2 0704-001
Butterworth, Joseph vs. Edward H. Lauer (UW)
1948
47/3-5 0704-001
Forschmiedt, Rachmiel adv. State of WA
General Notes: See also: Huff, et al.
1948-1949
Gundlach, Ralph adv. State of WA
1949
Box/Folder Accession
47/6-7 0704-001
Transcript – Statement of Facts Vols. I and II
48/1-3 0704-001
Pleadings – Appeal
1950-1951
48/4 0704-001
Notes
1950
Box/Folder Accession
48/5-8 0704-001
James, Burton
1948-1950, undated
James, Florence Bean
Pleadings
Box/Folder Accession
48/9-13 0704-001
King County Superior Court
1948-1949
48/14-15 0704-001
Washington Supreme Court
1949
48/16 0704-001
U.S. Supreme Court
1950-1951
Box/Folder Accession
48/17 0704-001
Speeches and Writings
undated
48/18 0704-001
Lists – Seattle Repertory Playhouse
Box/Folder Accession
48/19-21 0704-001
Ottenheimer, Albert
1948-1951
48/22 0704-001
Pennock, William J.
1948
49/1-2 0704-001
Phillips, Herbert J.
1948
The Seattle Six:
Biographical/Historical Note: The Seattle Six are Forschmiedt, Ralph Gundlach, Florence James, Burton James, Albert. Ottenheimer, and Herbert Phillips.
Box/Folder Accession
49/3 0704-001
General Correspondence
1951
49/4-6 0704-001
Pleadings
undated
49/7 0704-001
Financial Records
49/8 0704-001
Briefing Material
1948
49/9 0704-001
Miscellany
undated
Box/Folder Accession
49/10-11 0704-001
Washington Pension Union
1948
Witnesses
Box/Folder Accession
49/12 0704-001
Armstrong, H. C.
1948
49/13 0704-001
Budenz, Louis
1948
49/14 0704-001
Costigan, Howard and Isabel
1948
49/15 0704-001
Eldridge, Sarah M.
1948
49/16 0704-001
Fogg, Kathryn,
1948
49/17 0704-001
Hewitt, George (aka Holmes)
1948
49/18 0704-001
Honig, Nat and Mrs. I.
undated
49/19-20 0704-001
Huson, Homer
1938, 46, 48, 54
49/21 0704-001
Jewell, Moro (Detective)
1948
50/1 0704-001
Kirk, Chris Elmer
undated
50/2 0704-001
Re: Leech, John
1950
50/3 0704-001
Smith, Claude M. and R.
undated
50/4 0704-001
Smith, Howard F.
1948
50/5 0704-001
Sunoo, Harold
1959, 1953
50/6 0704-001
Warren, Ward Firman
undated
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
50/7 0704-001
Government Witnesses
1948
50/8 0704-001
Canwell Hearing Witnesses
undated
Box/Folder Accession
50/9 0704-001
Miscellany
1948
50/10 0704-001
Vouchers
1947, 1948
Box/Folder Accession
50/11-13 0704-001
General Correspondence
1945-1949, undated
Box/Folder Accession
50/14 0704-001
Cain, Harry – Resignation
1956
50/15 0704-001
Civil Rights
1953, 1956
50/16 0704-001
Harbor Probe, Seattle
1953
50/17-51/3 0704-001
Immigration and Deportation Materials
Scope and Content: Includes item related to Coast Guard Screening.
1947-1953
51/4 0704-001
International Workers Order
1954
51/5-6 0704-001
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Un-American Activities (Velde Committee)
1954
51/7 0704-001
Jury Lists, Data
51/8 0704-001
Notes
1954
51/9 0704-001
Miscellaneous
undated
Ephemera
Civil Rights Congress [Newsletters]
Box/Folder Accession
51/10 0704-001
Civil Rights Law Letter
1955-1956
51/11 0704-001
International Association of Democratic Lawyers
1957, 1962
51/12 0704-001
International Institute for Peace
1962, 1963
Box/Folder Accession
51/13 0704-001
The Reporter
1957-1958
51/14 0704-001
World Council for Peace, Bulletin of the
1962-1965
51/15 0704-001
Pamphlets (miscellaneous)
Clippings
Box/Folder Accession
52/1 0704-001
Communist Trials
1952
52/1 0704-001
Caughlan Contempt of Court
1950, 1952
52/2 0704-001
“Reds” Trials
1955
52/3 0704-001
UW Professors Charged with Communist Activities
1948-1949
Box/Folder Accession
52/4 0704-001
Case Files – Others
Scope and Content: Includes three immigration cases that were not related to Caughlan.
1935
52/5 0704-001
Miscellany
1948-1949, undated
Related Organizations' Records
1950-1998
Box/Folder Accession
52/6 0704-001
ACLU Washington, Due Process Committee
1965
American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born
Box/Folder Accession
52/7 0704-001
General Correspondence
1948-1950, 1964
52/8 0704-001
U.S Supreme Court Cases
1952, 1956-1957
52/9-10 0704-001
Newsletter - Bulletin: ACPBF
1953-1959, 1967
52/11 0704-001
Miscellany
1949-1950
Box/Folder Accession
53/1 0704-001
Committee to Secure Justice for Martin Sobell
1956, 1959-1960, 1964
53/2-3 0704-001
Pennock (William J.) Memorial Association
1953-1955, 1962-1963
53/4 0704-001
Progressive Party of Washington Nominating Convention
1948
53/5-8 0704-001
Washington Social Security Committee
1940-1952

Accession No. 0704-002: John Caughlan papers, 1936-1999 (bulk 1950-1989)Return to Top

32.39 cubic feet (32 boxes, two oversize folders and two vertical files)
Arrangement: Arranged in two series:
  • Personal and Professional Papers, 1936-1999
  • Related Organizations' Records, 1950-1998

Scope and Content: This accession consists largely of case files (which include correspondence, pleadings, reports, newsletters and related material) and documents Caughlan's cases from the 1940s through1990s; significant cases include United States vs. Robel, Schneider vs. Smith, Domingo et al . vs. Ferdinand Marcos et al., conscientious objector cases, and cases involving members of the Black Panthers, including Elmer Dixon. Also included is addition material related to Caughlan's work on behalf of clients called to testify in the Canwell Committee hearings. Subject files document his interest in and visits to Mexico, Central America, and the Philippines. Caughlan's partial autobiography is in the Writings file; other of his writings are interspersed in the papers (their presence has been marked with a note whenever possible). Related organizations' records show his involvement with the National Lawyers Guild, both on the national and local levels; material types include correspondence, agendas and minutes, working notes, conference and convention files, and historical materials. A photo album of the Seattle chapter's 50th anniversary is also present. A copy of Caughlan's FBI file is also included.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Gift of Goldie Caughlan, August 19, 1999.

Processing Info: Processing begun by Midori Okazaki in 1999 and completed by Janet Polata in 2007.

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal and Professional Papers
1936-1999
Biographical Features
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 0704-002
80th Birthday Celebration
Scope and Content: John Caughlan's 80th birthday celebration was a "roast" which also served as a fundraiser for the Committee for Justice for Domingo and Viernes; this file includes the printed program from the event as well as copies of some of the tributes presented.
1989
1/2-3 0704-002
Memorial, May 29, 1999
Scope and Content: Includes memorial program as well as tributes written for the occasion by friends and associates, and the materials from a display of Caughlan's Supreme Court cases.
1999
1/4 0704-002
Vital Records
1964, 1976
1/5 0704-002
Clippings
Scope and Content: Includes Seattle Times obituary and Bar Bulletin article about Caughlan's career.
1987, 1999
Speeches and Writings
Box/Folder Accession
1/6-7 0704-002
Autobiography draft
undated
1/8 0704-002
Article on McCarran Act in American Civil Liberties Union News
1964
1/9 0704-002
Miscellaneous
1980, 1982, undated
Federal Bureau of Investigation File
Box/Folder Accession
1/10-11 0704-002
Part 1
1941-1946
1/12-13 0704-002
Part 2
1946-1950
1/14-16 0704-002
Part 3
1951-1963
1/17-18 0704-002
Part 4
1963-1972
1/19-24 0704-002
Miscellany
Scope and Content: Includes one unidentified, undated snapshot, presumably of Caughlan's family.
1947-1979
Case Files
Box/Folder Accession
1/25 0704-002
Allen, Eugenia (Expulsion from Office Employees' International Union, Local 8)
undated
1/26 0704-002
Bennett, Clarence (Police Misconduct, False Arrest)
1973
1/27 0704-002
Bouiss, Helene (Immigration)
1946
1/28 0704-002
Braune, Paul (Disbarment)
1961-1962
1/29 0704-002
Brooks, C.J. and Reddit, Robert (Contempt of Court and False Statements in case of Ermie Estill)
1956-1957
1/30-31 0704-002
Brown, Janette (Nuclear Train; Peace Law; Protest Defense)
1985
1/32 0704-002
Browning, Ola M. and John P. (vs. Slenderella; Discrimination)
1959
Brunnenkant, Siegfried
Security Clearance Hearing
Box/Folder Accession
1/33 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1969-1972
1/34 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1969-1972
1/35-36 0704-002
Pleadings
1969-1972
2/1-2 0704-002
Transcript
1970
2/3 0704-002
Notes
1966-1970, undated
vs. Melvin Laird, Secretary of Defense (Security Clearance Appeal)
Box/Folder Accession
2/4 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1972-1973
2/5 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1972-1973
2/6-7 0704-002
Pleadings
1973, undated
2/8-10 0704-002
Exhibits
undated
Box/Folder Accession
2/11 0704-002
Bullock, Ethel (Loyalty)
1948-1952, undated
2/12 0704-002
Butler, Benjamin (Loitering, Constitutionality)
1947, undated
Byrd, Abraham Ruddell (Rudy) (Conscientious Objector, Court Martial)
Box/Folder Accession
2/13 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1969, 1972
2/14 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1969, undated
2/15 0704-002
Pleadings
1969
2/16 0704-002
Record of Trial, Summarized
1968
2/17-18 0704-002
Record of Trial, Verbatim
1969
2/19 0704-002
Notes
1968-1969, undated
Box/Folder Accession
2/20 0704-002
Cannery Workers' and Farm Workers' Union, Local 7 (Attempted Dissolution of Local by King County)
undated
Canwell Hearings
Box/Folder Accession
2/21 0704-002
Historical Features
1997-1998, undated
2/22 0704-002
General Correspondence
1947
2/23 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1948-1957
2/24 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1952, 1957, 1980
2/25 0704-002
Resolutions
1947
Pleadings
Box/Folder Accession
2/26-3/7 0704-002
Butterworth, Joseph (Edward H. Lauer vs. Butterworth)
1948
3/8-11 0704-002
Friel, Brother Edward
1947
Gundlach, Ralph
undated
Box/Folder Accession
3/12 0704-002
Gundlach vs. Norman R. Riddell
undated
3/13 0704-002
State of Washington vs. Gundlach
undated
Box/Folder Accession
3/14-16 0704-002
James, Florence Bean (State of Washington vs. Bean)
undated
Phillips, Herbert J.
Box/Folder Accession
3/17-18 0704-002
Edward Lauer vs. Phillips
1949
3/19-20 0704-002
Phillips vs. United States
1953, undated
Box/Folder Accession
3/21 0704-002
Subject File: All Powers Project
Biographical/Historical Note:All Powers Necessary and Convenient was a play presented at the University of Washington about the Canwell hearings and the dismissal of several University faculty members.
1997-1998, undated
3/22 0704-002
Clippings
1948-1950, undated
3/23 0704-002
Ephemera
undated
32/20-23 0704-002
Photographs and negatives
circa 1947-1948
Cassidy, Douglas (Conscientious Objector)
Box/Folder Accession
3/24 0704-002
General Correspondence
1968-1969
3/25-26 0704-002
Selective Service Paperwork
1967-1968, undated
3/27 0704-002
Notes
undated
Caughlan, John
United States vs. Caughlan (Perjury)
Box/Folder Accession
3/28-29 0704-002
Transcript
1948
3/30 0704-002
Clippings
1948
3/31 0704-002
Ephemera
undated
Box/Folder Accession
3/32 0704-002
Washington State vs. Caughlan
1951
3/33 0704-002
vs. International Longshoremen's Union, Local 37-C (Recovery of Fees)
1957-1958
3/34 0704-002
vs. Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Libel)
1965
3/35 0704-002
Washington State Bar Association vs. Caughlan
1968, undated
3/36 0704-002
Contempt of Court (Larry Ward Inquest)
1970
3/37 0704-002
Estate of Hendrik Barslaag vs. Caughlan
1976, undated
3/38 0704-002
Gwendolyn Williams Grievance Regarding Estate of James Williams
1994
Box/Folder Accession
4/1 0704-002
Clemente, Serna (Immigration)
1953
4/2 0704-002
Collins, Bishop (Right to Counsel)
1968-1969, undated
4/3 0704-002
Corley, Milton (vs. National Maritime Union; Refusal to Register, Loyalty)
1957-1958
Crabshell Alliance (Washington Public Power Supply System vs.) (Trespassing; Peace Law; Nuclear Defense)
Scope and Content: Additional material relating to this case can be found in the National Lawyers Guild material in the Related Organizations' Records section of this accession.
Box/Folder Accession
4/4 0704-002
General Correspondence of Legal Team
1978-1979, undated
4/5 0704-002
Minutes of Legal Team Meetings
1978-1979, undated
4/6-7 0704-002
Pleadings
1978, undated
4/8-9 0704-002
Notes and Research
1978, undated
Box/Folder Accession
4/10 0704-002
Crain, James Joseph (Immigration)
undated
Craycroft, Peter (Conscientious Objector; Court Martial)
Box/Folder Accession
4/11 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1967-1978
4/12 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1967-1978
4/13 0704-002
Record of Trial, Summarized
1967
4/14 0704-002
Record of Trial, Verbatim
1968
Pleadings
vs. Clark Clifford et al.
Box/Folder Accession
4/15 0704-002
United States District Court
1968, undated
4/16 0704-002
United States Court of Appeals
1968
vs. Ferrall et al.
Box/Folder Accession
4/17 0704-002
United States District Court
1968
4/18 0704-002
United States Court of Appeals
1968
Combined Cases
Box/Folder Accession
4/19 0704-002
United States District Court
1973
4/20 0704-002
United States Court of Appeals
1968, 1970
4/21 0704-002
United States Supreme Court
1969
Box/Folder Accession
4/22 0704-002
Notes
undated
4/23 0704-002
Reference Cases
1966, undated
4/24 0704-002
"Miscellany"
1967-1968, undated
Cuadra, Santos vs. Queen Fisheries
Box/Folder Accession
4/25 0704-002
Discrimination
1955
4/26 0704-002
Injury
1955
Box/Folder Accession
4/27 0704-002
Dailey, Cecil E. (vs. Seattle Housing Authority; Constitutionality of Gwinn Amendment)
undated
4/28 0704-002
Dickens, Calloway Ronald (Robbery): Pleadings
1965
4/29 0704-002
Dixon, Aaron (State of Washington vs. Dixon; Unlawful Assembly; Black Panthers)
circa 1969
Dixon, Elmer (Black Panther)
State of Oregon vs. Dixon (Armed Robbery)
Box/Folder Accession
4/30 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1971-1972
4/31 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1970-1972
4/32-5/4 0704-002
Transcript of Trial, United States District Court
1969
Pleadings
Box/Folder Accession
5/5-6 0704-002
Oregon State Court of Appeals
1970-1971, undated
5/7 0704-002
United States Supreme Court
1970-1971
Box/Folder Accession
5/8 0704-002
Notes
undated
Box/Folder Accession
5/9 0704-002
Custody of Merrill Dixon
1974, undated
Dixon et al. vs. Washington Natural Gas Company, et al. (Illegal Surveillance; Wiretapping)
Box/Folder Accession
5/10 0704-002
General Correspondence
1974
5/11 0704-002
Pleadings
undated
5/12 0704-002
Notes and Research
1969, undated
5/13 0704-002
Clippings
1970, 1973, undated
Box/Folder Accession
5/14 0704-002
Investigation of Seattle Black Panther Party; Congressional Hearing
1970
Domingo, Silme and Gene Viernes
Domingo et al. vs. Republic of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos et al.
Box/Folder Accession
5/15 0704-002
Timeline and Background
undated
5/16 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1981-1989
5/17 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1981-1993
Memoranda of Legal Team
1987-1991
Box/Folder Accession
5/18 0704-002
Regarding Marcos' Secret Intelligence Slush Fund
undated
5/19-23 0704-002
From Ring Binder
1981-1982
5/24-29 0704-002
Chronological
1981-1991
Pleadings
Box/Folder Accession
5/30 0704-002
List of Docket Entries
1990
6/1-3 0704-002
Volume I
1981-1983
6/4-5 0704-002
Volume II
1983, undated
6/6-7 0704-002
Volume III
1983-1984, undated
6/8-9 0704-002
Volume IV
1985-1986, undated
6/10 0704-002
Volume V
1983
6/11-12 0704-002
Volume VI
1985, undated
6/13-14 0704-002
Volume VII
1984
6/15-16 0704-002
Volume VIII
1982-1987
6/17-18 0704-002
Volume IX
1983-1985, undated
6/19 0704-002
Volume X
1986-1987
Chronological
Scope and Content: A transcript of Ferdinand Marcos' videotaped deposition is in the folders for 1986.
Box/Folder Accession
6/20-26 0704-002
1982-1984
Box
7 0704-002
1985-1987
8 0704-002
1988-1989
Box/Folder
9/1-2 0704-002
1990-1993
Box/Folder Accession
9/3-4 0704-002
Drafts and Fragments
undated
Box/Folder Accession
9/5-7 0704-002
Miscellany
Scope and Content: Includes pleadings; contents are in original order.
1986-1988
9/8-9 0704-002
Exhibits
undated
9/10 0704-002
Daily Trial Summaries
1989
9/11-12 0704-002
Transcript (Volume II)
1988-1989
9/13-14 0704-002
Deposition Summaries
1983-1988
Testimony in Criminal Trial of Jimmy Ramil and Pompeyo (Ben) Guloy
Box/Folder Accession
9/15 0704-002
Annotated Summary
undated
9/16 0704-002
Partial Summary
undated
9/17 0704-002
Verbatim Transcript, Robert San Pablo
1982
Box/Folder Accession
9/18-20 0704-002
Financial Records
Scope and Content: Includes fee agreements, summaries of charges, and memoranda regarding distribution of settlement monies.
1983, 1992, undated
9/21-22 0704-002
Committee for Justice for Domingo and Viernes
Scope and Content: Includes administrative records, ephemera, and copies of Call for Justice, the Committee's national newsletter, and Update, the newsletter of the Committee's Seattle branch.
1981-1989, undated
9/23-30 0704-002
Background Material on Philippines
Scope and Content: Includes writings by Caughlan, including a report on his 1977 trip to the Philippines. Also present are negatives and contact sheet of photographs from his 1977 trip, as well as publications, ephemera, articles and notes relating to labor issues, human rights abuses, and the World Peace Through Law conference that was held in Manila in 1977. Correspondents include Friends of the Filipino People.
1968, 1977-1978, 1981, 1999
10/1-9 0704-002
Notes and Research Material
undated
10/10-15 0704-002
Collateral Case: Pleadings in Domingo et al. vs. Leonilo Malabed
1991, undated
10/16-18 0704-002
Clippings
1981-1989, undated
10/19 0704-002
Ephemera
Scope and Content: Includes programs of memorials for Domingo and Viernes.
1981-1982, undated
Terri J. Mast [Executrix of Domingo's Estate] vs. Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company and Keerkor Bedayan
Scope and Content: Bonita Clarke notes that this does relate to the case against Marcos, "even though it seems only an insurance matter."
Box/Folder Accession
10/20 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1982-1984
10/21 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1982-1984
10/22 0704-002
Retainer Agreement
1982
10/23-11/4 0704-002
Pleadings
1982-1984
11/5 0704-002
Deposition Summaries
1983
11/6 0704-002
Notes
1981-1983, undated
Drifka, Douglas (Drifka et al. vs. Brainard, et al.; Mobilization of the First Squadron of the Eighteenth Armored Division, National Guard - "First of the Eighteenth"; Illegal Deployment; Violation of Guardsmens' Rights)
Scope and Content: Also includes some materials from the related case of Allen et al. vs. Brainard et al.
Box/Folder Accession
11/7 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1968-1970
11/8 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1968-1969
Pleadings
Box/Folder Accession
11/9-10 0704-002
District Court
1968
11/11-14 0704-002
Court of Appeals
1968
11/15 0704-002
United States Supreme Court
1968
Box/Folder Accession
11/16 0704-002
Personal Histories of Plaintiffs
undated
11/17 0704-002
Retainer Agreements and Lists of Plaintiffs
1968
11/18-19 0704-002
Notes and Research Materials
1968-1969, undated
11/20-22 0704-002
Related Cases
1968
11/23 0704-002
Clippings
1968
Box/Folder Accession
11/24 0704-002
Edmondson, John Ernest (Coast Guard Screening)
1950-1975
11/25 0704-002
Edwards, Alvin (Racial Discrimination, Arrest without Warrant, Illegal Search and Seizure)
undated
Eickholt, Willem (Seizure of Property; Violation of Cuba Embargo)
Box/Folder Accession
11/26-28 0704-002
General Correspondence of Legal Team
1993
12/1 0704-002
Miscellaneous Correspondence Regarding Case
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence seeking support from local legislators.
1993
12/2 0704-002
Petition
1993
12/3-4 0704-002
Legal Memorandum from Roy J. Moceri
1993
12/5-7 0704-002
Notes and Research Materials
1993, undated
12/8 0704-002
Clippings
1992-1993, undated
Box/Folder Accession
12/9 0704-002
Fagin, Ted (Court Martial)
1961, undated
12/10 0704-002
Fisher, Avalo Allison (False Statement Regarding Membership in Communist Party)
circa 1955
12/11-12 0704-002
Free Ballot Party (Certification of Party; Recovery of Fees; Sutherland, Kissler and Huff)
1968-1970
12/13-18 0704-002
Fujimoto, Charles Kazuyuki; Pleadings (Smith Act)
undated
12/19 0704-002
Garcia, George (Conscientious Objector)
1969, undated
12/20 0704-002
Gilbert, Michael (Worker's Compensation)
1990
12/21-22 0704-002
Gonzalez-Cordoba, Samuel (Deportation; El Salvador)
1984-1986, undated
12/23 0704-002
Guilmet, George and Van Lydegraf (Proposal of Initiative 33, a declaration against the war in Vietnam)
1966, undated
12/24 0704-002
Hagen, James (Medical Release from Army)
1970, undated
Heay, James (Correction of Military Record regarding Other-than-Honorable Discharge)
Box/Folder Accession
12/25 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1969-1973
12/26 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1962-1973
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
12/27 0704-002
Of Heay Family and Others, Seeking or Expressing Support for Case
1969-1972
12/28 0704-002
Between James Heay and the United States Army
1967-1970
Box/Folder Accession
12/29 0704-002
Army Records of James Heay
1967-1969
12/30 0704-002
Notes
1968, undated
12/31 0704-002
Petitions, Statements and Affidavits
1968-1972
Hebert, Joseph (Wrongful Death; Police Shooting; Black Panthers)
Box/Folder Accession
12/32 0704-002
General Correspondence
1975
12/33 0704-002
Memoranda
1975
12/34-35 0704-002
Police Reports
1975
12/36-37 0704-002
Statements
1975
12/38 0704-002
Inquest
1975
12/39 0704-002
Ephemera and Publicity Materials
1975, undated
12/40-41 0704-002
Clippings
1975
12/42 0704-002
Notes
1975, undated
Box/Folder Accession
13/1 0704-002
Heikkila, William (Deportation; Communist Party Membership)
1952, 1957
Heitz, Marilyn (Alaska Native Eligibility Claim, Tlingit and Haida Tribes)
Box/Folder Accession
13/2 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1974-1979
13/3 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1974-1979
13/4 0704-002
General Correspondence of Heitz Family Members
13/5-6 0704-002
Pleadings
1977-1978
13/7 0704-002
Transcript of Proceedings
1977
13/8 0704-002
Exhibits
1970-1977, undated
13/9 0704-002
Notes
undated
Box/Folder Accession
13/10-11 0704-002
Hodderson, Guerry (Freeway Hall Case; Freedom Socialist Party)
Scope and Content: Not Caughlan's case, but he provided an affidavit in support of Hodderson and the Freedom Socialist Party.
1986-1987, 1995, undated
Huff, Henry P. (Smith Act)
Box/Folder Accession
13/12 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1953-1954
13/13 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1953-1954
13/14-20 0704-002
Pleadings
1952-1957, undated
13/21 0704-002
Notes
undatead
13/22 0704-002
Ephemera
1953
13/23 0704-002
Collateral Cases; Dashbach vs. United States, Pettus vs. United States (Contempt of Court)
undated
Box/Folder Accession
13/24-26 0704-002
International Association of Machinists (Amici Curiae in Swenson vs. Seattle Central Labor Council et al.; Representation of Employees)
undated
13/27-28 0704-002
International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, Local 25 (Tacoma Smelter)
1959, undated
13/29-31 0704-002
Jackson, Richard (vs. Todd Shipyard; Workers' Compensation)
1977-1978
13/32 0704-002
Jackson, Walter (Curfew)
1947
13/33-34 0704-002
Jay, Cecil Reginald: Pleadings (Immigration)
1953-1955
Johnston, Harold and Nora Ann
Box/Folder Accession
13/35-36 0704-002
Adoption
1968-1970
VF
2738a 0704-002
Adoption
Restrictions on Use: Closed until 2040; client privacy issues.
1968-1970
2738b 0704-002
Wills
Restrictions on Use: Closed until 2040; client privacy issues.
1967-1969, undated
Box/Folder
13/37-38 0704-002
Property Transfers
1974-1977
Box/Folder Accession
14/1 0704-002
Johnston, Lana (Membership in Muckleshoot Tribe)
1997
14/2-18 0704-002
Kohler, Charles: Transcripts (Kohler, Wolf, Mangaoang, Jay et al.; Immigration)
1950
14/19 0704-002
Kusnitz, Rose (Immigration)
1956
14/20 0704-002
Lagunilla, Matias: Pleadings (Contempt of Court)
undated
14/21 0704-002
Lenske, Reuben (Income Tax Evasion, Amicus)
1966-1967
14/22 0704-002
Levine, Hollie (vs. Bastyr University; Wages Withheld)
1997
Lima-Flores, José (also referred to as José Flores-Lima); (Immigration, Central America)
Box/Folder Accession
14/23 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1984-1988
14/24 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1984-1987, undated
Pleadings
Box/Folder Accession
14/25-26 0704-002
Court of Appeals
1984-1985
14/27 0704-002
Department of Justice
1986
14/28 0704-002
Board of Immigration Appeals
1986-1987
Box/Folder Accession
14/29-30 0704-002
Department of Justice Administrative Record
1982-1987
14/31-15/1 0704-002
Notes
undated
Box/Folder Accession
15/2 0704-002
Lovett, Richard (Conscientious Objector)
1969-1970
15/3 0704-002
Luckman, George (Immigration)
1953
Mangaoang, Ernesto (Immigration/Deportation)
Box/Folder Accession
15/4 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1949-1950
15/5-6 0704-002
Pleadings
1950, 1953
15/7 0704-002
Exhibit: Decision in Deportation Proceedings
1951-1952
Box/Folder Accession
15/8-9 0704-002
McCarty, Rose: Pleadings (Medical Insurance Dispute)
undated
15/10 0704-002
Mendez-Sanabria, Alfonso (Immigration)
1982
Mercator Industries (Breach of Contract; vs. Willem Eickholt)
Box/Folder Accession
15/11 0704-002
General Correspondence
1978
15/12-13 0704-002
Pleadings
1977-1978
Box/Folder Accession
15/14 0704-002
Montgomery, Mark (Violation of Enlistment Contract)
1968-1969
15/15 0704-002
Morgan, James (Social Security Benefits)
undated
15/16-21 0704-002
National Union of Marine Cooks and Stewards: Pleadings (Libel)
undated
Newlon, Norman (Conscientious Objector)
Box/Folder Accession
15/22 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1966-1971
15/23 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1966-1971
15/24 0704-002
Pleadings
1971-1972
15/25 0704-002
Notes and Background Material
1962-1967, undated
Niukkanen, William (Communist Party; Deportation)
Biographical/Historical Note: Not Caughlan's case, but he submitted an amicus curiae brief. Niukkanen was also known as William Mackie.
Box/Folder Accession
15/26 0704-002
Pleadings
1958-1959
Box/Folder Accession
15/27-28 0704-002
Orloff, Stanley J. (Doctors Draft Act)
1952
Osaki, Rei vs. Columbia Basin Project, Grant County, Washington (Appropriation of Land)
Box/Folder Accession
15/29 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1952-1956
15/30 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1954-1957
15/31 0704-002
Pleadings
1955-1956, undated
15/32 0704-002
Notes and Background Material
Scope and Content: The first folder contains six black-and-white photographs, presumably of the property in question.
1954-1956, undated
Box/Folder Accession
15/33 0704-002
Padgett, Clarence Wayne (Desertion from United States Army)
1987
15/34 0704-002
Paine, Alice (American Friends' Service Committee; Hiroshima Day Committee; Illegal Transfer of Funds)
1966-1967, undated
16/1 0704-002
Pennock, William J.: Pleadings (Un-American Activities)
1947, undated
16/2 0704-002
Poll, Tom (Conscientious Objector)
1971, undated
16/3 0704-002
Progressive Citizens of America: Pleadings (Un-American Activities)
1947
16/4 0704-002
Rabang, Henry: Pleadings (Immigration)
1955-1956, undated
16/5 0704-002
Rance, Willie and Siegfried Hesse (Police Misconduct, False Arrest): Deposition of Willie Rance
1954
Ranta, Carl (Coast Guard Security Screening)
Scope and Content: This is one of a number of Coast Guard screening cases handled by Caughlan. Because it was the first of the group on which the Coast Guard took action, many of the related cases did not have their own case files, and thus have been kept with the Ranta case. Other clients were Elmer Allen, Stokes Chiles, Stephen Connolly, John Edmonson, Nels Ekroth, Meyer Schneider, Robert Krahl, Ronald Simpson and Thomas Normann. Separate case files exist for Milton Corley and Ronald Simpson (in this accession) and Stokes Chiles (in accession 704-001).
Box/Folder Accession
16/6 0704-002
General Correspondence
1957
16/7 0704-002
Pleadings
1957-1958
16/8 0704-002
Transcript
1958
16/9 0704-002
Loyalty Oath Questionnaire
undated
16/10 0704-002
Notes
1956-1958, undated
16.11 0704-002
Related Cases
1951-1958
Robel, Eugene (Subversive Actvities, Defense Industry; Security)
Biographical/Historical Note: Eugene Robel was an employee at Todd Shipyards in Seattle.
Box/Folder Accession
16/12 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1963-1967
16/13 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1963-1967
Pleadings
Box/Folder Accession
16/14-15 0704-002
District Court
1963-1966, undated
16/16 0704-002
Court of Appeals
1971
16/17-20 0704-002
United States Supreme Court
1965-1967
Box/Folder Accession
16/21 0704-002
Publicity
1966, undated
16/22 0704-002
Notes
undated
Ruich, Tony
Immigration Case
Box/Folder Accession
16/23 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1984, undated
16/24 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1984
16/25 0704-002
Pleadings
1982-1984, undated
16/26 0704-002
Transcripts
1963-1964
16/27 0704-002
Notes
undated
Box/Folder Accession
16/28 0704-002
Apex Equipment Company vs. Ruich (Payment Dispute)
1984, undated
Box/Folder Accession
16/29 0704-002
Rystad, Tora (Immigration; Deportation)
Scope and Content: Includes two passport-size black-and-white photographs of Tora Rystad.
1958-1970
Schneider, Herbert (Coast Guard Security Screening)
Box/Folder Accession
16/30 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1967-1971
16/31 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1967-1970
Pleadings
Box/Folder Accession
16/32-36 0704-002
District Court
1966-1968
16/37-38 0704-002
United States Supreme Court
1966-1967
Box/Folder Accession
16/39 0704-002
Notes
1967, undated
16/40-17/1 0704-002
Research Materials
1965, undated
Ship Scalers, Dry Dock and Miscellaneous Boat Yard Workers' Union, Local 541
Suit Against Laborers' International Union of North America (Mishandling of Union Funds; False Statements; Union Elections)
Box/Folder Accession
17/2 0704-002
General Correspondence
1975-1977
17/3-9 0704-002
Pleadings
1973-1976, undated
17/10-16 0704-002
Exhibits
1968-1974, undated
17/17-19 0704-002
Notes
1971-1974, undated
Yvonne M. Quiroga vs. Ship Scalers (Dispute over Payment of Wages)
Box/Folder Accession
17/20 0704-002
Pleadings
1986
17/21-22 0704-002
Transcript
1983
17/23 0704-002
Notes
undated
Box/Folder Accession
17/24 0704-002
Press Conference Materials
1986
Box/Folder Accession
17/25-26 0704-002
Simpson, Ronald (Coast Guard Screening)
1952-1958
17/27 0704-002
Stallings, Bob (Court Martial; Conscientious Objector)
1969
17/28 0704-002
Steinlauf, Michael (George Jackson Brigade)
1977
Talbot, Charles (Washington State Bar Association Matter)
Box/Folder Accession
17/29 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1970-1974
17/30 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1970-1974
18/1 0704-002
Pleadings
1971-1972
18/2 0704-002
Notes
1967, 1974, undated
Box/Folder Accession
18/3 0704-002
Thompson, William (Conscientious Objector)
1970
Vinnedge, Robert (Conscientious Objector; Court Martial)
Box/Folder Accession
18/4 0704-002
General Correspondence
1967-1972
18/5 0704-002
Pleadings
1970, undated
18/6-7 0704-002
Record of Trial, Verbatim
1970
18/8 0704-002
Notes
1969, undated
Box/Folder Accession
18/9 0704-002
Waldman, Selma (Demonstration)
1969-1971
18/10-13 0704-002
Ware, Frank (Selective Service)
1968-1972, undated
Washington Environmental Council (vs. Port of Pasco; Nuclear Issues; Food Irradiation)
Box/Folder Accession
18/14-15 0704-002
Incoming Letters to Legal Team
1989-1991
18/16 0704-002
Outgoing Letters of Legal Team
1989-1991
Pleadings
Box/Folder Accession
18/17-24 0704-002
Superior Court of Washington for Franklin County
1988-1990, undated
18/25 0704-002
Court of Appeals
1990, undated
18/26 0704-002
Washington State Supreme Court
1991
Box/Folder Accession
18/27-28 0704-002
Exhibits
1984-1990, undated
18/29-19/2 0704-002
Notes
1987-1989, undated
19/3 0704-002
Clippings
1989-1990
19/4-7 0704-002
Publications
1988-1990, undated
Box/Folder Accession
19/8-10 0704-002
Washington Pension Union: Pleadings (Canwell Committee; Subversive Activities Control Board)
1948, undated
19/11 0704-002
Williams, Ed (Discrimination)
1983, undated
Williams, Ernest Lee
Appeal of Arson Conviction
Box/Folder Accession
19/12 0704-002
General Correspondence
1972-1976
19/13-14 0704-002
Pleadings
1971-1975
19/15 0704-002
Notes
1975, undated
vs. King County (Inadequate Medical Care in Prison)
Box/Folder Accession
19/16 0704-002
General Correspondence
1972-1975
19/17-18 0704-002
Pleadings
1972-1975, undated
Williams, James
Workers' Compensation Claim
Box/Folder Accession
19/19 0704-002
General Correspondence
1991-1992
19/20 0704-002
Claim History
1984-1985
19/21 0704-002
Pleadings
1991
Box/Folder Accession
19/22 0704-002
Anish Lal vs. Estate of James Williams
1993-1994
Box/Folder Accession
19/23 0704-002
Williams, Ronald (Black Panther Party)
1970, undated
Withey, Michael (Disbarment, Caughlan as Amicus Curiae)
Box/Folder Accession
19/24 0704-002
General Correspondence
1976
19/25 0704-002
Letters of Support
1976
19/26 0704-002
Pleadings
1976, undated
19/27 0704-002
Notes
undated
Wolf, Hazel (Immigration)
Box/Folder Accession
19/28 0704-002
Incoming Letters
undated
19/29 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1962-1966
19/30 0704-002
Pleadings
1956-1965, undated
19/31-32 0704-002
Transcripts
1963-1964
19/33 0704-002
Notes
1965, undated
Zilsel, Paul (Illegal Search and Seizure)
Box/Folder Accession
20/1 0704-002
General Correspondence
1976-1977
20/2-3 0704-002
Pleadings
1975-1976, undated
20/4 0704-002
Police Reports and Witness Statements
Scope and Content: Includes negatives of photographs of the building and apartment where the disputed search took place.
1976
20/5 0704-002
Work in Progress and Hearing Notes (Caughlan's folder title)
undated
20/6-7 0704-002
Miscellaneous - Grand Jury and Search and Seizure (Caughlan's folder title)
1976, undated
Box/Folder Accession
20/8 0704-002
Miscellaneous or Unidentified Cases
1941-1994, undated
20/9 0704-002
List of Cases, Caughlan & Hesse
1953
Outgoing Letters
Box/Folder Accession
20/10 0704-002
To Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Times regarding coverage of accusations against Caughlan by the House Un-American Affairs Committee
1959
20/11 0704-002
To Sally Caughlan
Scope and Content: Photocopies; written while Caughlan was serving his term at McNeil Island.
1962-1963
20/12 0704-002
On Caughlan's Behalf During his Prison Term
Scope and Content: Possibly written by Hazel Wolf.
1962
20/13 0704-002
To the United States President
1956, 1961
20/14 0704-002
Miscellaneous
1950s
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
20/15 0704-002
Berner, Richard, Manuscripts Curator, University of Washington Libraries
1967-1968
20/16 0704-002
Goodman, Irvin
Biographical/Historical Note: Regarding the death sentence for Utah and Turman Wilson
1951
20/17 0704-002
Howell, Mary
1996-1998
20/18 0704-002
Patricia [last name unknown]
1995-1997
Miscellaneous
Box/Folder Accession
20/19-22 0704-002
1950s
20/23-24 0704-002
1960s
20/25 0704-002
1970s
20/26 0704-002
Scope and Content: Includes a letter from Lyle Mercer to Ralph Munro, Washington Secretary of State, recommending that John Caughlan be interviewed by the Washington State Oral History Program.
1990s
20/27 0704-002
Undated
Writings of Others
1969, 1985
Box/Folder Accession
20/28 0704-002
Anonymous (possibly Goldie Caughlan)
Biographical/Historical Note: Found in James Heay file.
undated
20/29 0704-002
Best, Norman: Excerpts from a Critique of the Market (joint project with Caughlan)
1992
20/30-31 0704-002
Feldman, Jonathan Marc: " No Safe Distance"
Scope and Content: First draft of a screenplay about the Domingo-Viernes case.
1990
20/32-34 0704-002
Fox, Kasandra: " Cry Against Twilight (On the Insanity of the Human Species)" (typescript, inscribed to Caughlan)
undated
20/35-37 0704-002
Herman, Donald III and Graham, Philip Jr.: " The Suspect and the Law"
1969
20/38 0704-002
Hesse, Siegfried: " When and How an Alien Can Obtain Release Pending Deportation and Exclusion Proceedings" , by Siegfried Hesse
undated
20/39 0704-002
Jackson, George: Poem
1977
21/1 0704-002
Mathews, Allan J.: The Voice of Time
Scope and Content: Family history of Nora Ann and Harold Johnston
undated
21/2 0704-002
Nelson, Craig: " Craig Nelson on War Crimes Committed by the United States Army in Vietnam"
undated
21/3 0704-002
Rystad, Gus (Translator): Norwegian Poems (typescript)
1985
21/4 0704-002
Schroeter, Leonard
Scope and Content: Includes letters and articles.
1970, 1996-1998, undated
21/5-6 0704-002
Teachout, Peter R.: " Technological Development and the Legal Process: The Role of the Courts in Consumer and Environmental Protection"
Scope and Content: A collection of materials; contains Caughlan's notes.
undated
21/7-8 0704-002
White, James: " Introduction to Legal Expression"
Scope and Content: Edited by Peter R. Teachout from materials prepared by James White; used in BGS 200 at the University of Washington
1969
21/9-10 0704-002
University of Washington School of Law: International Protection of Human Rights (Seminar Materials)
1985
21/11-13 0704-002
Miscellaneous
1963, 1984, 1987, 1993-1994, undated
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
21/14-16 0704-002
Miscellaneous Papers, Letters, Notes Which May Be of Use or Interest (Caughlan's envelope title)
Scope and Content: The first folder contains Caughlan's index to the materials. A note from Bonita Clarke speculates that these were to be used in some way in Caughlan's writings. Pieces relate to many of Caughlan's continuing interests--Mexico, Central America, the Philippines, rights of indigenous peoples, peace, social justice, socialism.
1982-1991, undated
21/17 0704-002
14th Amendment
undated
21/18 0704-002
Abraham Lincoln Brigade
1939, undated
21/19 0704-002
Apartheid
Scope and Content: Includes a flyer from the National Socialist White People's Party.
1985, undated
21/20-21 0704-002
Black Panther Party
Scope and Content: Includes a short piece by Caughlan entitled "My Training to Become a Member of the Black Panther Party."
1966, 1969, 1975, undated
21/22-24 0704-002
Boudin, Kathy
Scope and Content: Includes three color snapshots of Kathy Boudin and her family.
1982-1986, 1994-1995
21/25 0704-002
Boudin, Leonard
1976, 1989, undated
21/26 0704-002
Braden, Carl (Discrimination in Housing)
1955
Central America
Scope and Content: Materials relating primarily to Nicaragua, but also to Guatemala and to the region in general.
Box/Folder Accession
21/27-22/3 0704-002
1990 Nicaragua trip
Scope and Content: The purpose of this trip was to observe the 1990 elections, and much of the material relates to this topic.
1984-1990, undated
22/4-10 0704-002
Joint Legal Task Force on Central American Refugees
1983-1988
22/11 0704-002
Lawyers Committee against United States Intervention in Central America (LACAUSICA)
1985
22/12 0704-002
Salvadoran Teachers Union (ANDES)
1980-1982
22/13-14 0704-002
Miscellaneous American Solidarity Organizations and Events
1983-1985
22/15-21 0704-002
Publications
1982-1989, undated
22/22 0704-002
Newsletters
1984-1987
box-folder-box:oversize
22/23/Miscellaneous Oversize Box 9 0704-002
Ephemera
Scope and Content: Several posters have been relocated to an oversize box.
undated
Box/Folder
22/24 0704-002
Clippings
1985
Box/Folder Accession
22/25 0704-002
Civil Disobedience Panel (Chaired by Caughlan)
1986
22/26 0704-002
Civil Rights Suits - Master File (Caughlan's title)
Scope and Content: Includes pleadings and memoranda.
1971, undated
22/27 0704-002
Contempt of Court
1948-1949
23/1-3 0704-002
DeLacy, Hugh and Dorothy
Scope and Content: Includes clippings and ephemera relating to Hugh DeLacy, his political career, and his work with the Committee to Protect the Foreign-Born. Also includes correspondence between Caughlan and Dorothy DeLacy regarding the transfer of DeLacy's papers to the University of Washington Manuscript Collection, and material regarding a memorial to DeLacy.
1969-1992
Elections
1996
Box/Folder Accession
23/4 0704-002
Draft Ralph Nader for President
1996
23/5 0704-002
Independent Progressive Political Organizing Committee
1996
23/6 0704-002
Miscellaneous
1996
Box/Folder Accession
23/7 0704-002
Fort Lewis Riot and Court Martial
1944, 1987
23/8 0704-002
Initiative 325 (Anti-Nuclear)
1978-1979
23/9 0704-002
Isserman, Abraham
1950, 1977
23/10 0704-002
Jackson, Jesse
1984
23/11 0704-002
Law, Laura
Scope and Content: Contains clippings, correspondence and ephemera
1940, 1948-1950, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1999
23/12 0704-002
Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights (Asylum)
1979, undated
23/13-14 0704-002
Loyalty Oaths
1947-1949, undated
23/15 0704-002
Mark Curtis Defense Committee
1990, undated
23/16 0704-002
Maritime Unions and the Magnuson Act
1952
23/17-21 0704-002
McCarran Act (Internal Security Act of 1950) Analyses and Pleadings
1950, undated
23/22-23 0704-002
O'Higgins, Pablo
1975-1987, undated
23/24 0704-002
Palestine Project
1984-1987, undated
23/25 0704-002
Peace in Vietnam - Municipal Initiative
Scope and Content: Possibly drafted by Caughlan
1967, undated
Philippines
Arrangement: Caughlan's folder titles have been retained where they are known. Most folders contain a mix of newsletters, fact sheets, ephemera and clippings.
Box/Folder Accession
23/26 0704-002
Anti-Martial Law Coalition (later the Coalition Against the Marcos Dictatorship)
1977, 1981, undated
23/27 0704-002
Asia Resource Center
1982, 1987, undated
23/28 0704-002
Clippings
1977
23/29-30 0704-002
Conference and Convention Files: Manila Conference on the Law of the World
1977
23/31 0704-002
Ephemera
1976-1977, undated
23/32 0704-002
Free Filipinos Legal Assistance Group
1981-1998, undated
23/33 0704-002
Friends of the Filipino People
1977, undated
24/1-4 0704-002
Information Regarding Detainees
1977, undated
24/5 0704-002
Information Regarding Torture
1977, undated
24/6 0704-002
Letters from Bicutan Detainees
1977, undated
24/7 0704-002
Luce, Don and Clergy and Laity Concerned
1977, undated
24/8-9 0704-002
Miscellaneous Background Material
1977, undated
24/10-12 0704-002
Miscellany
1974-1977, undated
24/13 0704-002
National Committee to Oppose the Marcos State Visit; Committee to Oppose the Marcos Visit (Seattle, Washington)
1981-1982
24/14 0704-002
National Democratic Front (Philippines)
1985-1986
24/15-17 0704-002
Publications
1975-1986, undated
24/18 0704-002
World Peace Through Law Investigating Committee
1977, undated
Box/Folder Accession
24/19 0704-002
Seattle Liberation Front
1970, undated
24/20 0704-002
Shibley, George (Civilian lawyer arrested by military police)
1956, undated
24/21-22 0704-002
United States Congress, House Committee on Un-American Affairs (HUAC)
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence with Frank J. Donner.
1948, 1959-1961, undated
24/23-29 0704-002
Vietnam War
Scope and Content: Includes pamphlets, newsletters and sample pleadings relating to conscientious objector and Selective Service cases as well as nonpayment of war taxes and background information on the war.
1957, 1968-1970, undated
24/30 0704-002
Washington Pension Union
1987
24/31 0704-002
Washington State Rainbow Coalition
1989-1992, undated
25/1 0704-002
Wolf, Hazel
Scope and Content: Inclues clippings, writings, correspondence and transcripts. Transcripts are of interviews with Caughlan regarding Hazel Wolf, her activism and her immigration case, conducted by Susan Starbuck for a biography of Wolf. These transcripts also contain a fair amount of material about Caughlan's own activism.
1979, 1988, 1991-1996, undated
25/2 0704-002
Woodson, Susan and Woodson, Harold Jr.
1961, 1998
Course Materials
Box/Folder Accession
25/3-5 0704-002
Civil Rights Seminar, Edmonds Community College
1973
25/6 0704-002
The Cold War - Lifetime Learning Center (course description only)
1999
Box/Folder Accession
25/7-26/17 0704-002
Case Files of Others
Scope and Content: Primarily pleadings; some have Caughlan's markings or notes. Topics include Cuba, race discrimination, immigration, free speech, right to counsel, treason (Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Morton Sobell), the Smith Act, Alger Hiss (coram nobis petition), "subversive activities," the Communist Party of the United States. The largest amount of material in this series relates to cases of the American Committe to Protect the Foreign-Born.
1930s-1970s, undated
26/18-19 0704-002
Publications
Scope and Content: Caughlan's copies of the New Testament and the Selected Military Writings of Mao Tse-Tung
1961, 1968
Miscellaneous Oversize Box 3 0704-002
Certificates
1936, 1947, 1956
26/20 0704-002
Obituaries, Memorials and Tributes to Others
1963-1972, 1985-1997
26/21-24 0704-002
Ephemera
1952, 1963-1964, 1985, 1993, undated
Clippings
Box/Folder Accession
27/1 0704-002
About Caughlan and his Cases
1940, 1954, 1964, 1987, undated
27/2-3 0704-002
"[Political] Climate, New York Times"
1952-1953, undated
27/4 0704-002
Miscellaneous
1950s-1980s
Box/Folder Accession
27/5 0704-002
Legal Documents
1954
Related Organizations' Records
1950-1998
Box/Folder Accession
27/6 0704-002
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Board of Directors
Scope and Content: Primarily meeting agendas and minutes.
1967-1968
27/7 0704-002
Committee for Justice for Orozco and Carcamo
Biographical/Historical Note: The Committee was founded to defend Oscar Uceda-Carcamo and Miguel Orozco-Delgado two refugees who worked for refugee assistance organizations and who were indicted for conspiracy and filing false documents. Uceda-Carcamo is from El Salvador while Orozco-Delgado is from Mexico. The defense was ultimately successful. Orozco-Delgado was married to Caughlan's daughter, Mary.
1992-1994, undated
27/8-9 0704-002
Florence Bean James Memorial Committee
Scope and Content: Primarily correspondence, ephemera, notes, clippings, and drafts of the script for a multimedia presentation at the memorial.
1988, undated
Line of March
Box/Folder Accession
27/10 0704-002
Incoming Letters
1988-1989, undated
27/11 0704-002
Outgoing Letters
1983, 1988-1989, undated
27/12-13 0704-002
Memoranda
1988-1989, undated
27/14-22 0704-002
Speeches and Writings
Scope and Content: Includes writings by Caughlan as well as writings by others, unidentified pieces and pieces written jointly by Line of March participants.
undated
27/23 0704-002
Reports
1987-1989
27/24 0704-002
Minutes and Agenda
1989, undated
27/25 0704-002
Legal Documents
1986
27/26-28 0704-002
National Board Report
1983-1989
27/29 0704-002
Pleadings
1989, undated
27/30-32 0704-002
Notebook 1
undated
28/1-4 0704-002
Notebook 2
undated
28/5-7 0704-002
Subject File: Frontline
1983-1989
Publications
Box/Folder Accession
28/8-9 0704-002
Line of March Internal Bulletin
1988-1989
28/10 0704-002
Frontline
1982
28/11 0704-002
" Notes"
1985-1987
12/12-13 0704-002
The Restoration of Capitalism in the Soviet Union
undated
28/14-16 0704-002
Miscellany
1980-1988, undated
Box/Folder Accession
28/17 0704-002
Notes
undated
28/18 0704-002
Clippings
1984, 1988, undated
28/19 0704-002
Ephemera
1988, undated
28/20 0704-002
Miscellany
undated
National Lawyers Guild
National Organization
Box/Folder Accession
28/21 0704-002
Historical Features
1968, 1986-1998, undated
28/22 0704-002
General Correspondence
1957-1960, 1977-1984
28/23-24 0704-002
Pleadings and Petitions
1958,1965, 1998, undated
28/25-29/1 0704-002
National Executive Board and National Executive Committee
Scope and Content: Primarily correspondence, agendas and minutes.
1960s-1980s
Committees and Topical Divisions
Box/Folder Accession
29/2 0704-002
Affirmative Action/Anti-Discrimination Committee
1981
29/3 0704-002
Civil Liberties Committee
1985
29/4-6 0704-002
Committee on Native American Struggles
Scope and Content: Material primarily concerns the rights of the Miskito tribe of Nicaragua (some are in Spanish); some materials relating to North American tribes and issues are also present.
1983-1985, undated
International Committee
Biographical/Historical Note: Caughlan served as chair of the International Committee.
1977-1986, 1994, undated
Central America Task Force
Box/Folder Accession
29/7-8 0704-002
Administrative Records
Scope and Content: Primarily correspondence, memos and newsletters.
1981-1986, undated
29/9-11 0704-002
Citizens Tribunal on United States Government Involvement in Central American and the Caribbean (Seattle), Planning Materials and Transcript
1984-1987, undated
29/12-14 0704-002
1983 Delegation
Biographical/Historical Note: Caughlan visited Nicaragua in 1983 as part of a delegation invited by the Asociacion de Juristas Democraticos de Nicaragua (Democratic Jurists Association of Nicaragua), representatives of whom had previously visited Seattle. The delegation included members of the National Lawyers Guild, the Lawyers Committee Against Intervention in Central America (with which Caughlan seems to have also been affiliated) and the National Conference of Black Lawyers.
Scope and Content: Includes notes, correspondence, extensive background material prepared for the participants, and writings by Caughlan on the subject of the delegation and the Nicaraguan jurists' visit. A small amount of the material is in Spanish.
29/15-30/1 0704-002
1984 Delegation
Scope and Content: The purpose of this delegation was to observe and report on the Nicaraguan elections. Includes Caughlan's travel diary, background material prepared for participants, and the delgation's final report.
1981-1989, undated
Box/Folder Accession
30/2-4 0704-002
Peace and Disarmament Subcommittee
Scope and Content: Includes a speech by Ann Fagan Ginger delivered at a Peace and Disarmament Subcommittee workshop and a letter by Caughlan in response, as well as drafts of other writings by Caughlan.
1979-1986, undated
30/5 0704-002
Philippines Delegation
1985-1986
30/6 0704-002
Miscellaneous
Scope and Content: Includes writings, a speech by Caughlan, and material on the Philippines.
1977-1984, undated
Box/Folder Accession
30/7 0704-002
Labor Committee
1984
30/8 0704-002
Marxism and the Law Subcommittee
1993
30/9-10 0704-002
Mississippi Summer Project
1964
30/11-17 0704-002
National Immigration Project
1978-1986, undated
30/18 0704-002
National Prison Project
1978-1979, undated
30/19-21 0704-002
Regional Vice Presidents and Regional Vice President Support Committee
1985-1986, undated
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
30/22 0704-002
Guild 50th Anniversary
Scope and Content: Includes planning materials, clippings and commemorative journal.
1986-1987
30/23 0704-002
Guild Lawsuits against United States Attorney General and Federal Bureau of Investigation
1955, 1983-1984, undated
30/24 0704-002
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union
Scope and Content: Includes a letter from Harry Bridges
1980
30/25 0704-002
Japanese Visitors
Scope and Content: Includes copies of Dateline Tokyo newsletter
1992
30/26 0704-002
Martin, Gordon
1950, 1957
30/27 0704-002
Racism
1982-1984
30/28-29 0704-002
Selective Service and Draft Issues
1963, 1966-1968, undated
Conference and Convention Files: Guild Annual Conventions
1964-1998
Box/Folder Accession
30/30-31/14 0704-002
Annual Conventions
Scope and Content: The 1997 Convention materials include a piece (a reflection on the Convention and the Guild's history) by Caughlan entitled "La Lucha Continua."
1964-1998
31/15-17 0704-002
Northwest Regional Conference
1985, undated
Box/Folder Accession
31/18 0704-002
Plaque
Scope and Content: Presented to Caughlan at the Guild's 1997 Annual Convention, in honor of his sixty years of membership.
1997
31/19-25 0704-002
Writings
Scope and Content: The first folder contains a piece on the McCarran Act that may or may not be by Caughlan.
1953, 1967, 1981, undated
31/26 0704-002
Notes
undated
31/27 0704-002
Contract between Guild and Guild National Staff Union
1984
National Lawyers Guild, Seattle Chapter
Box/Folder Accession
31/28 0704-002
Historical Features
undated
31/29 0704-002
General Correspondence
1971-1998
31/30 0704-002
Minutes and Staff Reports
1979-1986
31/31 0704-002
Financial Records
1986, 1994-1995
32/1 0704-002
Policy Board
1974-1979
32/2 0704-002
Executive Board
1981-1988
32/3-8 0704-002
Nuclear Affairs Committee
Biographical/Historical Note: This committee seems to have operated at some point under the name Anti-Nuclear Committee, but it has not been possible to pinpoint the dates for each name.
Scope and Content: Includes some materials related to the defense of the Crabshell Alliance, the Washington State Public Power Supply System, Initiative 382, the State Energy Financing Accountability Act proposed for the 1980 election, and an act, also proposed for 1980, banning the importation of nuclear waste into Washington state and requiring voter approval of the construction of nuclear facilities.
1979-1985, undated
32/9 0704-002
Central America-Nicaragua Demonstration
undated
32/10 0704-002
Annual Banquet Journals
1984-1987, 1990
32/11 0704-002
Photo Album from 50th Anniversary Banquet
Scope and Content: Includes two snapshots of Caughlan at the banquet; and enlarged color photocopies of both.
1987
32/12 0704-002
Ephemera
1968-1980, undated
32/13 0704-002
Notes
undated
Box/Folder Accession
32/14 0704-002
Other Chapters
Scope and Content: Includes small amounts of material from chapters including Detroit, San Francisco, Portland (Oregon), New York City and Massachusetts.
1969-1986, undated
Box/Folder Accession
32/15 0704-002
Peace and Freedom Party of Washington State
1965-1967, undated
32/16-17 0704-002
Paul Robeson Centennial Committee
Scope and Content: Contains a photograph of Paul Robeson at Peace Arch Park.
1969, 1998, undated
32/18-19 0704-002
Seattle Lawyers' Selective Service Panel
1968-1969, undated

Accession No. 0704-003: John Caughlan papers and photographs, 1936-2003Return to Top

2.51 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Prison letters from Caughlan's eight months of incarceration in McNeil Island federal penitentiary in 1961 for failing to file tax returns in 1956 and 1957. Photographs from several civil rights and civil liberties cases of clients Caughlan represented, including the 1948 Canwell hearings on alleged un-American activity at the Univesity of Washington where Caughlan represented Professor Herbert Phillips, who refused to testify. Three UW professors, including Phillips, were later fired. Other photos depict Caughlan with members of the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA), who were members of the John Caughlan Defense Committee, formed to support Caughlan after he was indicted by a federal grand jury for committing perjury after serving three years on the state Social Security Committee. The jury allege that Caughlan had lied about his communist beliefs at a government proceeding in 1946. He was later acquitted.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Info: Goldie Caughlan and Mary Orozco

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-1/6 0704-003
SERIES I: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
1942-1998
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 0704-003
Caughlan's Biographical Short Stories
c. 1998
1/2 0704-003
Miscellaneous Notes
October 3, 1994
1/3 0704-003
Book Reviews
1993-1997
1/4 0704-003
Destroyed File List
1/5 0704-003
Caughlan's Campaign Brochure
1942
1/6 0704-003
Lifetime Learning Center class on The Cold War
1998
1/7-1/26 0704-003
SERIES II: SUBJECT FILES ON COMMUNISM AND MCCARTHYISM
1937-2012
Box/Folder Accession
1/7-1/11 0704-003
Subseries A: Involving Caughlan
1937-2012
Box/Folder Accession
1/7 0704-003
Draft Article on Cuba
1994
1/8 0704-003
Nicolai Redin notes with newspaper clipping
1946
1/9 0704-003
Seattle Repertory Playhouse
1937-2012
1/10 0704-003
Caughlan Accused of Communism and Mocking Justice System
1948-1970
1/11 0704-003
Miscellaneous Commentary and Letters on Communism
1993-1995
1/12-1/26 0704-003
Subseries B: Documents & Writings By Others
1949-2001
Box/Folder Accession
1/12 0704-003
Communist conviction trial, newspaper clipping
Undated
1/13 0704-003
Seattle Smith Act Case- Washington State Executive Board (CP)
Undated
1/14 0704-003
Lenus Westman Memorial Flyer
January 22, 1995
1/15 0704-003
Red Scare of 1954 at Reed College
March 1992-1997
1/16 0704-003
Washington State Oral History publication: Charles Hodde
1997
1/17 0704-003
Washington State Oral History publication: Albert Canwell
1997
1/18 0704-003
Letters and Newspaper Clippings on the Red Scare in Seattle
September 1952-Dec-98
1/19 0704-003
Investigation of Communist Activities in the Pacific Northwest
October 3, 1952-June 2, 1955
1/20 0704-003
Editorial on Communist Arrests
September 18, 1952
1/21 0704-003
Newsletter on Senator Dulles
October 24, 1949
1/22 0704-003
International Workers Order Certificate
1949
1/23 0704-003
Subversive Activities Control Act
1950-1963
1/24 0704-003
Mary Wheeler's Death
November 1992
1/25 0704-003
Newspaper Article on McCarthyism
November 2001
1/26 0704-003
Hazel Wolf on the McCarthy Period
May 24, 1990
2/1-2/16 0704-003
SERIES III: LEGAL CASES
1942-1979
Box/Folder Accession
2/1-2/2 0704-003
Subseries A : Caughlan As Attorney: Communist/Smith Act Trials
1953-1972
Box/Folder Accession
2/1 0704-003
Daschbach v. United States
1953-1958
2/2 0704-003
United States v. Robel
October 1966-1972
2/3-2/6 0704-003
Subseries B: Caughlan As Attorney: Labor Union/Immigration Trials
1952-1957
Box/Folder Accession
2/3 0704-003
Supreme Court Briefs: Arnold v. National Union of Marine Cooks and Stewards
1952
2/4 0704-003
Supreme Court Petition for Rehearing: Rabang v. Boyd
May 1957
2/5 0704-003
Supreme Court Brief: International Longshoremens' and Warehousemens' Union, Local 37 v. Boyd
May 1953
2/6 0704-003
Supreme Court Petition for Rehearing: Wolf v. Boyd, with Caughlan's anecdote on Wolf
October 1956
2/7-2/8 0704-003
Subseries C: Caughlan As Attorney: General Cases
1947-1968
Box/Folder Accession
2/7 0704-003
State ex rel. Pennock v. Reeves briefs
1947
2/8 0704-003
Supreme Court Petitions: Collins v. State of Washington
October 1968
2/9-2/16 0704-003
Subseries D: Court Cases and Legal Publications
1942-1979
Box/Folder Accession
2/9 0704-003
Supreme Court Briefs: Gray v. Goodson
C. 1960
2/10 0704-003
Briefs of the defendants of United States v. Foster
1948
2/11 0704-003
Court of Appeals Brief: Lenske v. United States
August 28, 1967
2/12 0704-003
District Court Brief: United States v. Dennis
1947
2/13 0704-003
Book of Hearings on Foreign Affairs
May 02, 1979-August 02, 1979
2/14 0704-003
United States v. Caughlan
1963
2/15 0704-003
Schneiderman v. United States pamphlet
1942-1943
2/16 0704-003
The Mental Element in Crime: Lectures from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1965
2/17-2/38 0704-003
SERIES IV: SUBJECT FILES: LABOR AND CIVIL RIGHTS
1936-2003
Box/Folder Accession
2/17-2/24 0704-003
Subseries A: Caughlan's Writings and Related Materials
1936-1990
Box/Folder Accession
2/17 0704-003
Michael Withey-John Caughlan Domingo v. Philippines, cassette tape
Undated
2/18 0704-003
Committee for Justice for Domingo and Viernes film/teach-in, cassette tape and flyer
August 6, 1982-August 7, 1982
2/19 0704-003
Carlos Bulosan and Local 37 Immigration
Undated
2/20 0704-003
Nicaraguan Elections
1990
2/21 0704-003
Writings on Political Reform
Undated
2/22 0704-003
Political Campaign Buttons
1936-1985
2/23 0704-003
The Rainbow Coalition and the Washington Commonwealth Federation
c. 1980s
2/24 0704-003
Civil Rights and Immigration
c. 1970s
2/25-2/29 0704-003
Subseries B: Articles and Publications
1939-1999
Box/Folder Accession
2/25 0704-003
National Lawyers Guild
1973-1997
2/26 0704-003
Fort Lawton article copies
1944-1998
2/27 0704-003
National Guard Reservists
October 16, 1968
2/28 0704-003
A Works Progress Administration (WPA) Survey of Power in Washington
February 1, 1939
2/29 0704-003
Dick Law/Laura Law's Murder
1940-1999
2/30-2/38 0704-003
Subseries C: Other Activists
1952-2003
Box/Folder Accession
2/30 0704-003
Funding Proposals to the Committee for Justice for Orozco and Carcamo
May 3, 1994-October 12, 1994
2/31 0704-003
Newsletters from the Committee for Justice for Domingo and Viernes
1981-1987
2/32 0704-003
Flyer from the Sisters of Bat Shalom
May 3, 1998
2/33 0704-003
Brochure and Commentary on Unions
C. 1998
2/34 0704-003
A Week in Mississippi, Newsletter by Mrs. Fawcett
April 10, 1965-April 17, 1965
2/35 0704-003
Selma Waldman and Jewish Activism
1964-2003
2/36 0704-003
Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born
Undated
2/37 0704-003
Paul Robeson, Part 1 of 2
1952-1958
2/38 0704-003
Paul Robeson, Part 2 of 2
1952-1958
3/1-3/11 0704-003
SERIES V: LETTERS
1948-1999
Box/Folder Accession
3/1-3/3 0704-003
Subseries A: Organizational
1954-1994
Box/Folder Accession
3/1 0704-003
William J. Pennock Memorial Association membership
1954
3/2 0704-003
Oregon Historical Society
March 2, 1994
3/3 0704-003
Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB)
November 28, 1994
3/4-3/9 0704-003
Subseries B: Personal
1948-1999
Box/Folder Accession
3/4 0704-003
To and from Michael Royce
March 6, 1993-June 04, 1993
3/5 0704-003
To Cynthia Anderson-Barker
January 10, 1994
3/6 0704-003
To Carl Marzani
December 8, 1994
3/7 0704-003
To Susan Gilmore
September 18, 1998
3/8 0704-003
Miscellaneous Cards and Correspondence
October 27, 1948-January 27, 1999
3/9 0704-003
To Mrs. Caughlan from McNeil Island Corrections Center
1962-1963
3/10-3/11 0704-003
Subseries C: Concerning Communism
1948-1997
Box/Folder Accession
3/10 0704-003
To and from Mark Jenkins
June 6, 1994-June 10, 1994
3/11 0704-003
Letters Concerning Harvey Manning and Communism
October 11, 1948-September 11, 1997
3/12-3/23 0704-003
SERIES VI: PHOTOGRAPHS
1936-1960s
Box/Folder Accession
3/12 0704-003
Photograph of man standing outside of building
Undated
3/13 0704-003
Nicolai Redin photograph with newspaper clipping
July 16, 1946
3/14 0704-003
Caughlan's Perjury Trial
1948
3/15 0704-003
Canwell Hearings: Ted Astley
July 1948
3/16 0704-003
Communists and American Legion
May 2, 1936
3/17 0704-003
Court Negatives
Undated
3/18 0704-003
Professor Herbert Phillips
Undated
3/19 0704-003
John Caughlan
c. 1940s
3/20 0704-003
Smith Act Trial/Barry Hatten
c. 1950s
3/21 0704-003
Washington Commonwealth newsreels
Undated
3/22 0704-003
Canwell protest
1948
3/23 0704-003
Caughlan Family
c. 1960s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Antinuclear movement--Washington (State)
  • Cannery workers--Labor unions--Washington (State) eattle
  • Communism--Washington (State)
  • Communist trials--United States
  • Communist trials--Washington (State)
  • Conscientious objectors
  • Governmental investigations--Washington (State)
  • Human rights uman rights--Central America--Central America
  • Human rights--Mexico
  • Human rights--Nicaragua
  • Human rights--Philippines
  • Lawyers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Pension trusts--Washington (State)
  • Subversive activities--Washington (State)
  • Trials (Political crimes and offenses)--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Caughlan, John, 1909-1999--Archives
  • Dixon, Elmer
  • Domingo, Silme,  -1981
  • Huff, Henry P
  • Law, Laura,  -1940
  • Law, Richard
  • Viernes, Gene,  -1981
  • Wolf, Hazel, 1898-2000
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
  • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington)
  • Line of March Black Liberation Commission
  • Marine Cooks and Stewards Union
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • National Lawyers Guild. Seattle Chapter
  • Seattle Black Panther Party
  • Washington (State). Legislature. Joint Legislative Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities
  • Washington Pension Union
  • Geographical Names :
  • Washington (State)--Civil rights
  • Washington (State)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Case files
  • Correspondence
  • Newsletters
  • Photograph albums
  • Reports
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)