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Finding Aid for the Stanley Fleishman Collection of Material About Obscenity and its Legal Aspects, 1960-1982
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Description
Stanley Fleishman (1920- ) was a lawyer specializing in defending the civil rights of authors, publishers and distributors, especially those accused of violating obscenity laws. He argued free speech cases 11 times before the Supreme Court, was involved in constitutional law and civil rights litigation on behalf of the disabled, and was counsel of record for Doctors for AIDS Research and Education. The collection consists of erotic publications collected by Stanley Fleishman in connection with his legal activities defending those accused of violating obscenity laws.
Background
Fleishman was born in 1920; attended Columbia University School of Law; admitted to New York bar in 1945; specialized in defending the civil rights of authors, publishers and distributors, especially those accused of violating obscenity laws; successfully defended the bookstore prosecuted for selling Henry Miller's book, Tropic of Cancer; argued free speech cases 11 times before the Supreme Court; since 1979 has been a partner in the Los Angeles firm Fleishman, Fisher & Moest; later involved in constitutional law and civil rights litigation on behalf of the disabled, and was counsel of record for Doctors for AIDS Research and Education.
Extent
262 boxes (131.0 linear ft.) 16 cartons (16.0 linear ft.) 9 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.