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Irvin Goodman papers, 1927-1958
- Goodman, Irvin, 1897-1958.
- Irvin Goodman papers
- 1927-1958 (inclusive)19271958
- 3.6 cubic feet, (1 document case and 10 flat boxes)
- Collection Number
- Mss 1811
- Collection includes: Speeches, papers, reminiscences and notes on the judicial system, civil rights, espionage, discrimination and class conflict; Correspondence, 1950-1959, regarding speaking engagements, writing projects, etc.; Newspaper clippings and scrapbooks regarding his cases, including the Nicolai Redin spy case and many murder cases. Irvin Goodman (1897-1958) was a Portland, Oregon native and was admitted to the Oregon Bar in 1924.
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open to the public.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Irvin Goodman (1897-1958) was a Portland, Oregon native and was admitted to the Oregon Bar in 1924. He became a well-known and successful defense attorney, working on such cases as those of Nicolai Gregorovich Redin, and Wayne and Sherry Fong. He died from a heart ailment in 1958.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Collection includes: Speeches, papers, reminiscences and notes on the judicial system, civil rights, espionage, discrimination and class conflict; Correspondence, 1950-1959, regarding speaking engagements, writing projects, etc.; Newspaper clippings and scrapbooks regarding his cases, including the Nicolai Redin spy case and many murder cases.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
The Oregon Historical Society owns the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all materials in the collections, In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners.
Irvin Goodman papers, Mss 1811, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The collection is arranged in the following series:
- Series A: Comments and speechs
- Series B: Manuscripts
- Series C: Other loose materials
- Series D: Scrapbooks
Gift of Ora Goodman, January 1987, Lib. Acc. 18064.
Irvin Goodman family collection, Accession 25801, Oregon Historical Society Research Library,Portland, Or.
Additional materials relating to the Goodman family are held at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Portland, Oregon.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series A : Comments and speeches , 1931-1948 Return to Top
Container(s): Box-folder 1/1-1/5
Topics include criminal syndicalism, trade unionism, legal justice, civil liberities, civil rights, parole and probation, deportation issues, and the Fifth Amendment.
Series B : Manuscripts , circa 1940-1946 Return to Top
"The Redin Spy Story"
"They Were Called 'Reds'"
Series C : Other loose materials , 1933-1958 Return to Top
Biographical sketch and appreciative letters
Correspondence re Testimonial Dinner
Articles by and/or about Goodman
Certificate awarded by Civil Rights Congress of Oregon
|1949 June 3|
Pencil sketch of Irvin Goodman
Series D : Scrapbooks , 1927-1958 Return to Top
Ray Becker and Centralia case
Harry Bridges case
Callicote case; civil rights and liberties
John Caughlin case
Civil rights cases
Jerry Dodele case
Julia Eaton case
Sherry Fong case
Wardell Henderson case
Laura Law case
List of speaking engagements, etc.
List of speaking engagements; Communists
Metaline miners case
Nicolai Gregorovich Redin case
Turman and Utah Wilson case
Various news clippings
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Civil rights -- Law and legislation -- Oregon -- Portland.
- Justice, Administration of -- Oregon -- Portland.
- Lawyers -- Oregon -- Portland.
- Murder -- Oregon -- Portland.
- Goodman, Irvin, -- 1897-1958 -- Archives.
Form or Genre Terms
- Clippings (information artifacts
- Speeches (documents)