Register of the Ben Yellen Papers

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Title: Ben Yellen Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 193
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
Language of Material: English.
Physical Description: 18.0 linear feet (45 archives boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1945 - 1994
Abstract: Papers of Benjamin L. Yellen (1907-1994), physician and political activist in Brawley, California. Most materials date from 1948 to 1994 and pertain to water, farming and medical issues in Southern California. Typewritten correspondence forms the core of the collection, while newspaper clippings, newsletters and published and government documents compose the supporting materials.
creator: Yellen, Ben, 1907-

Scope and Content of Collection

Accession Processed in 1996
The Ben Yellen Papers document grassroots social and political activism in the arenas of western farm labor and water policy. Yellen's correspondence dates from 1948 to 1994 and encompasses a variety of topics: migrant farm workers, water policy, tax assessment, electricity rates, local politics, the law, medical malpractice, and the compounding of prescriptions. The correspondence in each series is supported by an array of published materials, as well as documents from the Brawley city government and newsletters from a variety of small organizations.
Ben Yellen was a loud voice of protest against the entrenched power of California's commercial farmers. Although his primary lawsuit to compel the federal government to enforce the 1902 Reclamation Law did not ultimately lead to the redistribution of land in Imperial Valley, he brought the issue to national attention and caused the big growers significant discomfort and sizable legal bills. His correspondence and lawsuits allege how the politically and economically powerful interests of Imperial Valley sought to silence him by attacking his medical practice and his personal integrity. His incomplete and idiosyncratic collection of newsletters and small publications reveals a web of small, liberal organizations fighting for the rights of the poor. His crusades against the tax and electricity "swindles" illustrate the extent to which the special privileges and power of the big growers affected the lives of citizens of Imperial Valley. Finally, Yellen represented a style of liberalism that mixed a strong desire to do good with a dose of paternalism and a powerful sense of individual importance and empowerment.
Because of the scattered way in which Yellen gathered and disseminated information, much of the documentation gathered here is incomplete. For example, Yellen acquired the annual reports of the Imperial Irrigation District for the years between 1963 and 1990; however, nine of the twenty-seven years are missing. Additionally, Yellen solicited information about major water projects in California, Arizona, and Colorado. As a result, the collection contains snippets of data about projects such as the Salt River and Boulder Canyon, but not enough information for a coherent study of either topic. Generally speaking, Yellen's correspondence is marred by his rambling prose style and his tendency to blur issues together in one letter. His letters are also highly repetitive because Yellen remained focused on water and related issues for three decades and his ideas about these topics changed little over time.
The collection is organized into five series: 1) YELLOWSHEETS AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR; 2) FARM WORKERS; 3) WATER AND RELATED POLITICAL ACTIVITIES; 4) MEDICAL ISSUES; and, 5) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS.
SERIES 1: YELLOWSHEETS AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The YELLOWSHEETS AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR series provides an overview of Yellen's ideas and activities. The series is arranged into two chronological subseries: A) Yellowsheets and B) Letters to the Editor.
The "Yellowsheets," or newsletters, were distributed by hand in the Imperial Valley and mailed to people throughout the country. The bulk dates from the 1960s and diminishes through the 1970s and 1980s. Yellen used the yellowsheets to present his views directly to the people of the Imperial Valley and to explain how he thought they were all being exploited by the big growers.
As the frequency of yellowsheets declined through the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Yellen increasingly relied on "Letters to the Editor" to express his views in public. The Imperial Valley Press and the Brawley News published Yellen's letters beginning in 1960 and continued to do so until 1992. The majority of this subseries comprises copies of printed letters; however, originals for which we do not have a printed copy and originals which differ from the printed version are also held.
SERIES 2: FARM WORKERS
The FARM WORKERS series deals with the issue that first drew Yellen into social and political activism -- the plight of Mexican migrant farm laborers. The series is organized into three subseries: A) Correspondence, B) Lawsuits, and C) Supporting Materials. In the late 1950s, Yellen formed the Committee for the Protection of Mexican Workers when he realized that growers deducted medical insurance premiums from the paychecks of braceros, but the workers themselves received inadequate health care and the Continental Life Insurance Company denied them benefits following injury. In addition to the "insurance swindle," Yellen pointed out that growers charged workers exorbitant rates for room and board while providing substandard food. Additionally, the growers restricted the number of hours braceros worked and thereby severely limited the amount of money they earned.
Around 1960 Yellen shifted his emphasis away from fighting for the rights of Mexican workers to excluding them in favor of domestic farm workers. Yellen maintained both that growers imported Mexican migrants at the expense of domestic farm workers and that Imperial Valley's economy suffered because Mexican workers sent their wages home and did not buy goods in local stores.
The "Correspondence" subseries (1957-1994) is arranged chronologically and documents both the ill treatment of Mexican workers and Yellen's philosophical shift away from their cause. The letters are mainly outgoing of government agencies and individuals, the Department of Labor, state and national senators, the California Department of Employment, the National Advisory Committee on Farm Labor, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
The "Lawsuits" subseries is also arranged chronologically and documents lawsuit and small claims court appeals filed by workers to gain wages and benefits from the big growers who had cheated them. Yellen initiated, or was in some way involved with, all of these cases. The affidavits and claims contained within these lawsuits provide a glimpse of working conditions for farm workers in the late 1950s.
The "Supporting Materials" subseries includes financial statements; publications and newsletters by small groups interested in the rights of farm workers, including the National Advisory Committee on Farm Labor and Citizens for Farm Labor; and essays and reports about the conditions of farm work in California, including Grace Weist's dissertation Health Insurance for Braceros: A Study of its Developement and Implementation Under Public Law #78, for which Yellen helped gather data.
SERIES 3: WATER AND RELATED POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
The WATER AND RELATED POLITICAL ACTIVITIES series is the core and largest part of the Yellen Papers. It is organized into three subseries: A) Correspondence, B) Lawsuits, and C) Supporting Material. Yellen discusses a variety of interrelated issues in his correspondence from 1959 to 1994; the enforcement of the 160 acres limitation; from the residency requirement; the "tax swindle;" the "electricity swindle," and electoral politics in Brawley. Throughout his activist career, Yellen identified multiple levels on which the large land owners exploited the common people of Imperial Valley. He repeatedly argued that simple enforcement of the 160 acres limitation was insufficient to curtail the power of the big growers. He doggedly maintained and propagated his beliefs through three and a half decades of letter writing evidenced in this collection. He wrote letters to national political figures regularly in attempts to garner their attention to the local situation. For instance, he wrote to all the presidents, as well as senators and representatives in key positions. He frequently wrote to people who were featured in newspaper articles, as well as the authors of articles he found interesting. Running throughout this correspondence are recurring solicitations to lawyers to work on his various cases, although he was largely unsuccessful and undertook many of his later causes pro per. He also wrote continual solicitations to authors and television programs to visit Imperial Valley and publicize the story. In these letters, and others, he lamented what he saw as the persecution of his right to free speech by local authorities. He maintained extended correspondence with a few private figures including George Ballis, Charles Smith, John Chappell, and his lawyer, Arthur Brunwasser.
The "Lawsuits" subseries contains legal documents from US vs Imperial Irrigation District and Ben Yellen vs Walter J. Hickel, as well as smaller related cases. The cases are arranged chronologically by their beginning date and the folders are chronological within each case. This subseries also holds Ben Yellen vs Thomas Story, Ricky Macken, and the City of Brawley, in its various manifestations. Yellen initiated this legal effort after he was arrested while distributing his pamphlets at the 1984 Cattle Call Parade. This suit marked the culmination of Yellen's struggle with the City of Brawley over his free speech rights to distribute his pamphlets unmolested.
The "Supporting Materials" subseries contains a wide variety of material relating to Yellen's interrelated interests, chiefly A) Western water, B) Electricity, C) the Imperial Irrigation District, D) Political campaigns, and E) Imperial County and the City of Brawley.
The "Western water" sub-subseries consists of reports and writings about western water issues. Much of the material is government documents and reports specifically related to the Reclamation law and its applicability to the Imperial Valley. There is also a collection of documents and pamphlets from different western water projects such as the Palo Verde Irrigation District, the Coachella Valley, the Central Valley Salton Sea, the San Joaquin Valley, the Metropolitan Water District, the Salt River Project and other Arizona projects, and the Colorado River Dam. Yellen amassed notable, although incomplete, runs of Western Water News (1960-1995) and the National Farmers Union Washington Newsletter (1964-1991). Likewise, Yellen saved newsletters and small publications from the California Agrarian Action Project (1980-1984), the California Farm Consumer Reporter (1965-1973), California Homeowner (1963-1971), National Land for People (1976-1985), Sharecropper (1972-1974), and the National Sharecropers' Fund (1971-1984).
The second sub-subseries deals with Yellen's enduring interest in "Electricity." In particular, it contains Imperial Irrigation District electricity rate schedules and pamphlets (1962-1989), as well as similar information for the Tennessee Valley Authority (1967-1992).
Yellen's nemesis in his political activism was the Imperial Irrigation District, which controlled the distribution of water and electricity in Imperial Valley and was in turn controlled by the large growers. The third sub-subseries is a collection of IID documents including audit reports (1960-1964), annual reports (1963-1990) and the IID publication District News (1960-1974). Also included in this area are publications made by other pro-big farmer groups, including pamphlets specifically attacking Yellen.
The fourth sub-subseries, "Political campaigns," holds examples of Yellen's political advertisements, as well as advertisements from other local campaigns. Most of this material is from the 1960s.
The fifth and final sub-subseries is a sizable collection of material pertaining to Imperial County and the City of Brawley, including descriptions of and fiscal data about Imperial County; the minutes of the Brawley Town Council for the years he served as a councilman (1964-1968); correspondence internal to the city about a variety of matters such as promotions in the police and fire departments and planning projects.
SERIES 4: MEDICAL ISSUES
The fourth series is tangential to the rest of the collection because it deals with Yellen's medical philosophy and practice. This series is organized into two subseries: A) Correspondence, and B) Medical Malpractice Suit.
The first subseries is arranged chronologically and contains the earliest correspondence in the collection. Beginning in the 1940s, Yellen wrote numerous letters to medical journals and other doctors explaining and advocating his habit of compounding prescriptions, that is, writing complex prescriptions patients or pharmacists would put together as substitutes for more expensive packaged brand name drugs. In fact, his first crusade was against the pharmaceutical manufacturers who charged high prices for drugs he compounded cheaply. Within this subseries are letters reflecting the day to day nature of his medical practice, as well as his relationship with other physicians in the area.
In December of 1981, Yellen's insistence on compounding drugs got him into trouble when a two-year old boy died in his care. The second subseries contains the correspondence, arranged chronologically, surrounding the "Medical Malpractice Suit," Travis Kavanaugh vs Ben Yellen, and Yellen's subsequent countersuits. The legal documents relating to these proceedings are also included.
SERIES 5: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL
The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series contains select documents, such as a copy of Yellen's birth certificate, photographs, a folder of personal correspondence, and a collection of secondary articles about him including a transcript of his appearance on the television show 60 Minutes in 1973.
Accession Processed in 2006
The accession processed in 2006 contains materials that supplement those found in the first and largest accession. Materials include correspondence, legal documents, medical records, personal ephemera, photographs, newspaper clippings, and audiorecordings. The series titles and arrangement mirror those of the first accession. The NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS and AUDIORECORDINGS series are unique to the second accession and provide important documentation of Yellen's public role and image.
The accession is arranged in seven series: 1) YELLOWSHEETS AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, 2) FARMWORKERS, 3) WATER AND RELATED POLITICAL ACTIVITIES, 4) MEDICAL ISSUES, 5) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 6) NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, and 7) AUDIORECORDINGS.
SERIES 1: YELLOWSHEETS AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The YELLOWSHEETS AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR series offers a small sampling of the pamphlets and letters Yellen produced for public consumption. They document the core of Yellen's political beliefs and activities. They are particularly notable for the attacks Yellen undertook against prominent politicians and residents of Imperial Valley. Both the yellowsheets and letters to the editor are arranged chronologically.
SERIES 2: FARMWORKERS
The second series on FARMWORKERS contains primarily Yellen's correspondence on behalf of braceros in Imperial Valley, as well as a few medical records. The series is in alphabetical order.
SERIES 3: WATER AND RELATED POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
WATER AND RELATED POLITICAL ACTIVITIES is a more extensive series holding samples of Yellen's correspondence. Additionally, a sample of receipts provides a hint at the amount of money Yellen spent on such things as paper for printing yellowsheets and radio and newspaper advertising during his campaigns for political office. This series is also in alphabetical order.
SERIES 4: MEDICAL ISSUES
The fourth series, MEDICAL ISSUES, is the most extensive portion of the accession. It begins with Yellen's General Medical Correspondence, pertaining mostly to his practice of compounding prescriptions. The bulk of the series is made up of documents relating to his medical malpractice suit which began in 1981. There is a subseries of notes and papers that appear to have come from his lawyer's office. Another subseries is dedicated to Annabelle Hillock's Notes about the case against Yellen and his hearing before the Board of Medical Quality Assurance. Hillock was a friend of Yellen who assisted him in his pro per actions to defend himself against the accusation of malpractice and subsequently to regain his license. The final subseries consists of Legal Documents filed in the malpractice case. The series and subseries are all arranged alphabetically.
SERIES 5: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series offers a variety of materials including personal correspondence, documentation of his death, as well as an extensive collection of photographs taken primarily early in Yellen's life. Also included are ephemera such as matchbook covers with Yellen's picture on them, rubber stamps with much used slogans, and Yellen's Physician's diary from the 1950s. The materials in this collection are in alphabetical order.
SERIES 6: NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS
Series six, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, is made up of newspaper articles about Yellen collected between 1958 and 1994. These clippings provide a narrative to Yellen's life by documenting his public trials and triumphs. The clippings are a good place to begin to get a sense of the chronology of Yellen's life and his public impact.
SERIES 7: AUDIORECORDINGS
The final series, AUDIORECORDINGS, consists of audio tapes of a few of Yellen's public appearances. The most notable of which is his 60 Minutes appearance in 1973. These materials in are chronological order as their titles of sometimes unclear.

Biography

Ben Yellen was born on July 2, 1907, in Brooklyn, New York, to Jake and Annie Yellen. He attended Boy's High School in Brooklyn, Columbia University and he graduated from Long Island College of Medicine, now called The University of the State of New York Medical School, in 1931. Given the economic conditions prevalent during the Depression, Yellen turned to the government for employment. For the next decade he worked as a physician for the Civilian Conservation Corps and served as a doctor in the Army. In 1942 he settled permanently in the town of Brawley in Imperial County, California. He chose Brawley largely for its warm, dry climate, which he thought would be beneficial for his health. Once settled in Imperial Valley Yellen found himself in one of the richest and most productive agricultural regions in the United States. Roughly a decade and a half after his arrival in Brawley Yellen initiated a protracted battle against the large-scale growers who dominated the region's economy and their representative institutions, including the Desert Growers Association and, especially, the Imperial Irrigation District.
At the time of his arrival in Brawley, Yellen joined the local medical society and established his own practice. He drew his patients primarily from the lower segments of Imperial Valley's economic system. His treatment of braceros (i.e., Mexican migrant farm workers) led him into the political activities that would occupy the last four decades of his life. In 1956, at the age of 49, Yellen began agitating against the big growers and brought suit against them and the Continental Life Insurance Company for defrauding migrant workers of their medical insurance benefits. This activity led to his expulsion from the Imperial Valley Medical Society in 1959 on the charges that his early morning addresses to migrant workers informing them of their insurance benefits were unethical attempts to build his own practice at the cost of the physicians hired to treat the braceros. Yellen continued to practice medicine independently, but his relationship with Brawley's Pioneer Memorial Hospital remained strained for the rest of his lifetime. Around 1959 or 1960 Yellen's attitude towards the braceros shifted, and he focused his writings and attentions on the domestic farm workers displaced by Mexican immigrants.
Although Yellen never abandoned his concern for farm workers, in 1961 his interests shifted as he expanded his attack on the big growers. At this time he embarked on the crusade for which he is most well known-- the lawsuits to enforce the Reclamation Law of 1902. The central case in this effort was the United States vs the Imperial Irrigation District in which Ben Yellen and 123 other citizens of Imperial County acted as amicus curiae, pushing the case through the legal system. In 1980 the Supreme Court ruled in this case that the Reclamation Law did apply in Imperial Valley and that all growers receiving federal irrigation water were restricted to 160 acres per person in the household. Before this ruling could take effect however, California Senator Alan Cranston passed an amendment in the last days of the session that year exempting Imperial Valley from the Reclamation Law, thereby nullifying the Supreme Court decision and Yellen's greatest victory.
In addition to his legal activities, Yellen actively engaged in local electoral politics beginning in the 1960s and continuing into the 1990s. Throughout these three decades, Yellen ran for almost every conceivable local office, always on a platform of restricting the power and influence of the big growers for the benefit of the "little guy." In 1964, in his only electoral success, Yellen won a four-year term as a Brawley city councilman. To get his views across to the public, Yellen distributed thousands of his own mimeographed newsletters, locally termed "yellowsheets" because of the yellow paper he used. With a canvas bag thrown over his shoulder, Yellen paced the streets of Imperial Valley placing thousands of yellowsheets on car seats or under windshield wipers. Yellen's pamphleteering lessened in the 1970s as his health and mobility declined; as a result he increasingly relied on local newspapers to publish his "letters to the editor" to disseminate his political ideas.
During the final decade of his life, Yellen found himself in a new battle as the result of a malpractice suit following the death of a two-year old boy he injected with a compounded prescription. Although he was ultimately cleared of wrong doing in the boy's death, his medical license was revoked by the state of California on November 16, 1983. He spent the remainder of his life trying to regain his license. In 1987 he succeeded, but the Board of Medical Quality Assurance placed so many restrictions on his return to medicine that he never resumed an active practice.
In 1993 farm workers reappeared as the focus of Yellen's attention when he initiated a lawsuit against Attorney General Janet Reno to stop the flow of illegal Mexican immigrants who took jobs from domestic farm workers. The suit never amounted to anything due to Yellen's death the following year.
Yellen died in his home in Brawley on July 1, 1994, one day before he would have turned 87.

Preferred Citation

Ben Yellen Papers, MSS 193. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Acquisition Information

Not Available

Access

The recordings in the collection are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced. Medical records in boxes 5, 34, 38-43 are restricted.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

All-American Canal System (U.S.).
Continental Life Insurance Co.
Desert Growers Assoc
Imperial Irrigation District (Calif.)
Taylor, Paul Schuster, 1895-1984
Yellen, Ben, 1907- -- Archives
Yellen, Ben, 1907- -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Agricultural laborers--California, Southern
Brawley (Calif.)
Foreign workers, Mexican -- Imperial Valley (Calif. and Mexico)
Imperial County (Calif.)
Imperial Valley (Calif. and Mexico)
Irrigation water--California, Southern
Migrant labor--California, Southern
Physicians--United States--Biography
Political activists--United States--Biography
Reclamation of land--Law and legislation--California, Southern
Water resources development--California, Southern--Finance
Water rights--California, Southern--History
Water transfer--California, Southern
Water-supply--California, Southern

 

Accessions Processed in 1996

 

YELLOWSHEETS AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 

Yellowsheets

Box 1, Folder 1

Undated

Box 1, Folder 2

1959

Box 1, Folder 3

1960

Box 1, Folder 4

1961

Box 1, Folder 5

1962

Box 1, Folder 6

1963

Box 1, Folder 7

1964

Box 1, Folder 8

1965

Box 1, Folder 9

1966

Box 1, Folder 10

1967

Box 2, Folder 1

1968

Box 2, Folder 2

1969

Box 2, Folder 3

1970

Box 2, Folder 4

1971

Box 2, Folder 5

1972

Box 2, Folder 6

1973

Box 2, Folder 7

1974-1979

Box 2, Folder 8

1980-1989

Box 2, Folder 9

1990-1991

 

Letters to the Editor

Box 2, Folder 10

1960-1969

Box 2, Folder 11

1977-1979

Box 2, Folder 12

1980-1985

Box 2, Folder 13

1986-1989

Box 2, Folder 14

1990-1992

 

FARM WORKERS

 

Correspondence

Box 3, Folder 1

Undated

Box 3, Folder 2

1957

Box 3, Folder 3

1958

Box 3, Folder 4

1959, January-June

Box 3, Folder 5

1959, July-December

Box 3, Folder 6

1960

Box 3, Folder 7

1961

Box 3, Folder 8

1962

Box 4, Folder 1

1963

Box 4, Folder 2

1964

Box 4, Folder 3

1965, January-July

Box 4, Folder 4

1965, August-December

Box 4, Folder 5

1966

Box 4, Folder 6

1967

Box 4, Folder 7

1968

Box 4, Folder 8

1969

Box 4, Folder 9

1970

General note

Includes dispute over the Casa de Amistad medical clinic for domestic migrant workers.
Box 4, Folder 10

1971-1979

Box 4, Folder 11

1980-1989

Box 4, Folder 12

1990-1994

 

Lawsuits

Box 5, Folder 1

Small claims lawsuits by farm workers for their wages 1958 - 1963

Box 5, Folder 2

Ben Yellen vs. Fernando Cuevas 1953

Box 5, Folder 3

Ben Yellen vs. Elvira Ruiz and Theodore Niewenhous 1958 - 1959

General note

Regarding illegal medical treatment of farm workers.
Box 5, Folder 4

Ben Yellen vs. F. Britton McConnell, Commissioner of Insurance, State of CA 1958 - 1959

General note

Regarding defrauding farm workers of their medical insurance.
Box 5, Folder 5

Ben Yellen vs. Constitution Life Insurance Company 1958 - 1959

General note

Regarding medical insurance for farm workers.

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 5, Folder 6

Ben Yellen vs. Imperial Valley Farmers Association, et al. 1958 - 1959

General note

Regarding medical insurance for farm workers.
Box 5, Folder 7

Ben Yellen vs. Wayne Deming 1958 - 1959

General note

Regarding the defrauding of Fidel Gama Velazquez of medical insurance.
Box 5, Folder 8

Ben Yellen vs. Ken Richardson 1959

General note

Regarding medical insurance for farm workers.
Box 5, Folder 9

Ben Yellen vs. Desert Growers Inc. 1959

General note

Regarding the defrauding of farm workers of their medical insurance.

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 5, Folder 10

Ben Yellen vs. Dwight Wilbur 1959

General note

Regarding the unwillingness of California Medecine to publicize Yellen's work with farm workers and their insurance.
Box 5, Folder 11

Andres Santana Sanchez vs. Adalberto A. Aguirre 1959 - 1960

General note

Regarding wages as a farm worker.
Box 5, Folder 12

Imperial Valley Farmers' Association and R.T. Englund Company dispute 1962 - 1963

General note

Regarding the falsification of farm payroll records.
Box 5, Folder 13

Imperial Valley Farmers' Association and Maggio Green Tops Inc. dispute 1963

General note

Regarding the violation of the Mexican migrant program.
Box 5, Folder 14

Texas State AFL-CIO et al. vs. Robert Kennedy et al. 1962 - 1963

General note

Amicus curiae suit in opposition to Public Law #78 and the importation of Mexican workers.
Box 5, Folder 15

Ben Yellen vs. Casa de Amistad 1970

General note

Dispute over a government sponsored medical clinic for domestic farm workers.
Box 5, Folder 16

Ben Yellen vs. Heber Public Utility District 1985

General note

Regarding the use of taxpayer money to build a plant to make concrete lined steel pipe.
Box 5, Folder 17

Ben Yellen vs. Janet Reno, Attorney General 1993 - 1994

General note

Regarding illegal immigrants.
 

Supporting materials

Box 5, Folder 18

Farm worker pay stubs

Box 5, Folder 19

Statements by braceros of mistreatment by Imperial Valley farmers 1958 - 1962

Box 5, Folder 20

Appeals to retailers on behalf of domestic farm workers 1960

Box 5, Folder 21

Complaints of employment discrimination by domestic farm workers 1962 - 1967

Box 6, Folder 1

Conditions of farm workers and small farmers 1959 - 1977

General note

National Sharecropper's Fund publications.
Box 6, Folder 2

California Annual Farm Labor Report 1963

Box 6, Folder 3

California's Farm Labor Problems 1961 - 1963

General note

Report of the Senate Fact Finding Committee on labor and welfare.
Box 6, Folder 4

Department of Labor News Bulletins 1959 - 1965

Box 6, Folder 5

Essays about farm workers 1963 - 1973

Box 6, Folder 6

Fair and reasonable wage debate 1962 - 1986

Box 6, Folder 7

Farm Labor Magazine 1963 - 1965

Box 6, Folder 8

Final Report of the California Farm Labor Panel to the Secretary of Labor 1965

Box 6, Folder 9

Galarza, Ernesto - essays and statements 1956 - 1960

Box 6, Folder 10

National Advisory Committee on Farm Labor Information letters and pamphlets 1958 - 1965

Box 7, Folder 1

National Conference on Poverty in the Southwest 1965

Box 7, Folder 2

Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz - Address before the Town Hall, Los Angeles 1965

Box 7, Folder 3

Farm worker pamphlets 1951 - 1970

Box 7, Folder 4

Government regulations concerning farm workers 1960 - 1965

Box 7, Folder 5

Weist, Grace 1966

General note

Health Insurance for the Bracero: A Study of its Development and Implementation Under Public Law #78.
 

WATER AND RELATED POLITICAL ACTIVITIES

 

Correspondence

Box 7, Folder 6

Undated

Box 7, Folder 7

1959-1960

Box 7, Folder 8

1961, January - July

Box 7, Folder 9

1961, August - December

Box 8, Folder 1

1962

Box 8, Folder 2

1963, January - July

Box 8, Folder 3

1963, August - December

Box 8, Folder 4

1964, January - May

Box 8, Folder 5

1964, June - December

Box 8, Folder 6

1965, January - September

Box 8, Folder 7

1965, October - December

Box 9, Folder 1

1966, January - April

Box 9, Folder 2

1966, May -December

Box 9, Folder 3

1967, January - July

Box 9, Folder 4

1967, August - December

Box 9, Folder 5

1968, January - July

Box 9, Folder 6

1968, August - December

Box 10, Folder 1

1969, January - April

Box 10, Folder 2

1969, May - December

Box 10, Folder 3

1970

Box 10, Folder 4

1971

Box 10, Folder 5

1972

Box 10, Folder 6

1973-1974

Box 11, Folder 1

1975-1976

Box 11, Folder 2

1977, January - September

Box 11, Folder 3

1977, October - December

Box 11, Folder 4

1978

Box 11, Folder 5

1979, January - May

Box 11, Folder 6

1979, June - December

Box 12, Folder 1

1980, January - June

Box 12, Folder 2

1980, July - December

Box 12, Folder 3

1981-1984

Box 12, Folder 4

1985

Box 12, Folder 5

1986

Box 12, Folder 6

1987

Box 12, Folder 7

1988

Box 12, Folder 8

1989

Box 13, Folder 1

1990

Box 13, Folder 2

1991

Box 13, Folder 3

1992

Box 13, Folder 4

1993

Box 13, Folder 5

1994

Box 13, Folder 6

Yellen's research notes

 

Lawsuits

Box 13, Folder 7

People of the State of California vs. Ben Yellen 1965 - 1966

General note

Regarding his assault on Richard Sharp on November 15, 1965.
Box 13, Folder 8

Ben Yellen vs. Jack Bryant, Lom Tompkins et al. 1960

General note

Suit against Imperial Irrigation District to enforce Reclamation Law.
Box 13, Folder 9

Ben Yellen vs. Orville L. Freeman, Secretary of Agriculture, et al. 1967

Box 13, Folder 10

Betty Girth et al. vs. Raymond L. Thompson, Imperial Irrigation District 1969

General note

Case seeking application of 'one man, one vote' rule in Imperial Valley division boundaries.
 

United States vs. Imperial Irrigation District

Box 13, Folder 11

United States vs. Imperial Irrigation District, 1967-1974

Box 14, Folder 1

Requests to enter the suit 1967

Box 14, Folder 2

Affidavits in support of motion 1971

Box 14, Folder 3

Imperial Irrigation District et al. vs. Ben Yellen et al. 1975 - 1979

Box 14, Folder 4

Imperial Irrigation District et al. vs. Ben Yellen et al. 1979

 

Ben Yellen et al. vs. Walter J. Hickel, Secretary of the Department of Interior

Box 14, Folder 5

1970 - 1972

Box 14, Folder 6

1973

Box 14, Folder 7

United States vs. Tulare Lake Canal Company, Brief of Ben Yellen and others 1974

Box 14, Folder 8

Ben Yellen vs. Calderon, Jaham, and Osborn, et al. 1986

General note

Regarding improper accounting practices in IID annual reports.
Box 14, Folder 9

Ben Yellen et al. vs. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of CA 1972

General note

Appeal of Ben Yellen et al vs. Walter J. Hickel.
Box 14, Folder 10

Ben Yellen et al. vs. Rogers C. B. Morton, Secretary of the Interior, et al. 1972

Box 14, Folder 11

Jack Bryan et al. vs. Ben Yellen et al. 1980

General note

Countersuit opinion.
Box 14, Folder 12

Benjamin L. Yellen vs. E.O. Steimle, et al. 1967

General note

Suit for civil rights damages against the Brawley Elementary School District.
Box 15, Folder 1

City of Brawley vs. Benjamin Louis Yellen 1966 - 1969

General note

Regarding non-payment of his business license tax.
Box 15, Folder 2

Charles Warren vs. Ben Yellen 1963 - 1964

General note

Regarding defamation of character in one of Yellen's newsletters.
Box 15, Folder 3

People of the State of California vs. Benjamin Louis Yellen 1960

General note

Regarding a disturbance at a bus station.
 

Yellen vs. Story, Macken, and the City of Brawley

Box 15, Folder 6

1986

Box 15, Folder 7

1987

Box 15, Folder 8

1988

Box 15, Folder 5

Depositions of Yellen and Macken, 1985

Box 15, Folder 4

Lawsuit regarding his arrest for distributing pamphlets on November 10, 1984

 

Supporting materials

 

Western water

Box 15, Folder 9

Department of Interior 1923 - 1970

General note

Correspondence regarding Reclamation Law.
Box 15, Folder 10

All-American Canal Contract, amendments and supplements 1932

Box 15, Folder 11

Landownership, operating tenure, and non-resident landlords 1942

Box 15, Folder 12

Pamphlets advocating enforcement of the Reclamation Law 1947 - 1987

Box 16, Folder 1

Landowners and acres owned in Imperial Valley 1969 - 1977

Box 16, Folder 2

Applicability of the excess land laws to Imperial Irrigation District 1962 - 1964

Box 16, Folder 3

Interior Solicitor's Decision that IID lands are subject to the Reclamation Law 1964

Box 16, Folder 4

Congress should reevaluate the 160-acre limitation on land 1972

General note

Bureau of Reclamation report.
Box 16, Folder 5

Department of Agriculture reports on the application of the Reclamation Law, 1978

Box 16, Folder 6

Interim Report, acreage limitation, Department of Interior 1980

Box 16, Folder 7

Water conservation opportunities. Imperial Irrigation District 1984

 

Reclamation repayments and payout schedules

Box 17, Folder 1

1902 - 1957

Box 17, Folder 2

1965

Box 17, Folder 3-5

Power and Land in California, The Ralph Nader Task Force - Volume 1 1971

Box 17, Folder 6

Power and Land in California, The Ralph Nader Task Force - Volume 2 1971

Box 18, Folder 1

Power and Land in California, The Ralph Nader Task Force - Volume 2 1971

Box 18, Folder 2

Testimony of various people about the Reclamation Law 1948 - 1978

 

Taylor, Paul

Box 18, Folder 3

Articles on Reclamation Law 1950 - 1973

Box 18, Folder 4

Testimony before various government agencies 1961 - 1974

Box 18, Folder 5

Articles about California water and agriculture 1956 - 1985

Box 18, Folder 6

Adams, Peter 1971

General note

The Politics and Economics of the Acreage Limitations of the Federal Reclamation Project.
Box 18, Folder 7

Barnett, Paul, Imperial Valley: The Land of Sun and Subsidies 1978

Box 18, Folder 8

Smith, Charles - Anti-Monopoly Water Law Bibliography 1966

Box 19, Folder 1

Palo Verde Irrigation District - Annual report 1957

Box 19, Folder 2

Coachella Valley pamphlets 1964 - 1977

Box 19, Folder 3

Orange County, California groundwater 1966 - 1967

Box 19, Folder 4

Salton Sea pamphlets 1977 - 1990

Box 19, Folder 5

San Luis Unit, Central Valley Project 1962

Box 19, Folder 6

Central Valley Project, Special Task Force Report 1978

Box 19, Folder 7

San Joaquin Valley, California undated

General note

Lawsuit to enforce Reclamation Law.
Box 19, Folder 8

Projections of California Agriculture to 1980 and 2000 1970

Box 19, Folder 9

Thirty-five chart examples of questionable land transactions 1975

Box 19, Folder 10

Metropolitan Water District and the Imperial Irrigation District 1970 - 1985

Box 20, Folder 1

Salt River Project, Phoenix AZ 1966

Box 20, Folder 2

Arizona Water Projects 1964 - 1974

Box 20, Folder 3

Boulder Canyon Project 1932

General note

Contract between the United States and the Imperial Irrigation District.
Box 20, Folder 4

Colorado River Dam and irrigation pamphlets and essays 1966 - 1993

Box 20, Folder 5, Oversize MC05301

Coachella Valley, Palo Verde, and Yuma irrigation project maps 1949 - 1967

Box 20, Folder 6

Waterlog: Newsletter of the Working Alliance to Equalize Rates 1979 - 1984

 

Western Water News

Box 20, Folder 7

1960 - 1969

Box 20, Folder 8

1970 - 1979

Box 20, Folder 9

1980 - 1995

 

National Farmers Union Washington Newsletter

Box 20, Folder 10

1964 - 1969

Box 20, Folder 11

1970 - 1979

Box 21, Folder 1

1980 - 1985

Box 21, Folder 2

1990 - 1991

Box 21, Folder 3

California Agrarian Action Project 1980 - 1984

Box 21, Folder 4

California Farm Consumer Reporter 1965 - 1973

Box 21, Folder 5

California Home Owner 1963 - 1971

 

National Land for People

Box 21, Folder 6

Annuals 1976 - 1983

Box 21, Folder 7

Bulletins 1976 - 1985

Box 21, Folder 8

Sharecropper, Washington News Reports 1972 - 1974

Box 21, Folder 9

Rural Advance National Sharecroppers Fund 1971 - 1984

Box 21, Folder 10

Subsidies 1963 - 1984

Box 22, Folder 1

Tax Assessment and Equalization 1958 - 1966

Box 22, Folder 2, Oversize MC05302

Valuations and tax rate schedules for Imperial County 1963 - 1970

Box 22, Folder 3

Financing California's Public Schools by property tax equalizatization, 1964

 

Electricity

Box 22, Folder 4

Imperial Irrigation Dsitrict Power Department Cost Allocation and Rate Study. Report to Board of Directors 1978

Box 22, Folder 5

Imperial Irrigation District electricity rate schedules 1962 - 1981

Box 22, Folder 6

Imperial Irrigation District electricity pamphlets 1963 - 1989

Box 22, Folder 7, Oversize MC05305

Maps 1966 - 1972

Box 22, Folder 8

Tennessee Valley Authority pamphlets 1963 - 1973

Box 22, Folder 9

Tennessee Valley Authority electricity sales statistics 1967 - 1992

Box 22, Folder 10

Murray, Keith, The Power Without 1964

 

Imperial Irrigation District

Box 22, Folder 11

Information on Imperial Valley Acreage Limitation Problem undated

Box 22, Folder 12

Board of Directors, minutes and reports 1961 - 1980

 

Audit Reports

Box 22, Folder 13

1960

Box 23, Folder 1

1961

Box 23, Folder 2

1963

Box 23, Folder 3

1964

Box 23, Folder 4

Consolidated Balance Sheet 1977

Box 23, Folder 5

Annual inventory of crops receiving water 1974 - 1989

 

Annual Reports

Box 23, Folder 6

1963 - 1969

Box 23, Folder 7

1970-1979

Box 23, Folder 8

1980 - 1990

Box 23, Folder 9

Agriculture Reports 1962 - 1980

Box 23, Folder 10, Oversize MC05303

Maps 1949 - 1988

Box 23, Folder 11, Oversize MC05304

Tract map book 1964

Box 23, Folder 12

Pamphlets 1962 - 1980

Box 24, Folder 1

Miscellaneous materials undated

Box 24, Folder 2

Articles of Incorporation 1955

Box 24, Folder 3

Imperial Resources Associates 1965 - 1977

General note

This group was organized to fight the effort against the enforcement of the Reclamation Law limits.
Box 24, Folder 4

Call for Fairness Newsletter 1977 - 1979

General note

Newsletter of groups opposing Yellen's efforts to enforce the Reclamation Law.
Box 24, Folder 5

Pamphlets and an essay attacking Yellen and defending the interests of big farms 1962 - 1977

 

District News - Imperial Irrigation District publication

Box 24, Folder 6

1960 - 1965

Box 24, Folder 7

1966 - 1974

 

Political Campaigns

Box 24, Folder 8

Yellen's campaign statements 1964 - 1968

Box 24, Folder 9

Yellen's statements of qualifications 1970 - 1972

Box 24, Folder 10

Yellen's political advertisements and newsletters 1980 - 1993

Box 24, Folder 11, Oversize MC05306

Oversize political advertisements 1982

Box 24, Folder 12

Advertisements for local candidates 1963 - 1990

Box 24, Folder 13

Statements by Imperial Valley candidates 1966 - 1978

Box 24, Folder 14

Miscellaneous materials 1960 - 1970

Box 24, Folder 15

Pamphlet 1950

General note

Yellen used this pamphlet to defend his right to distribute his newsletters in automobiles.
 

Imperial County and the City of Brawley

 

Imperial County

Box 24, Folder 16

County undated

Box 24, Folder 17

Imperial Valley Farmers' Association Annual Report 1960

Box 24, Folder 18

Imperial County Farm Bureau membership list 1961 - 1962

Box 24, Folder 19

Agriculture 1965 - 1985

Box 24, Folder 20

Imperial Valley Weather Summary 1965 - 1989

Box 25, Folder 1

Agricultural Reports 1964 - 1990

Box 25, Folder 2

Crops Guidelines to Production Costs and Practices 1982 - 1983

Box 25, Folder 3

Tourist guide 1960 - 1970

Box 25, Folder 4

Economic Opportunity Commission 1968

Box 25, Folder 5

City of Imperial Directory - Clubs, Organizations, and Offices 1972

Box 25, Folder 6

Schools - financial and statistical report 1961 - 1962

Box 25, Folder 7

Analysis of economic potential 1962

Box 25, Folder 8

Preliminary budget 1961 - 1962

Box 25, Folder 9

Final budget and final report 1961 - 1962

Box 26, Folder 1

Proposed budget 1964 - 1965

Box 26, Folder 2

Local government budgets 1965 - 1966

 

Final budget and financial statement

Box 26, Folder 3

1964 - 1966

Box 26, Folder 4

1965 - 1967

Box 26, Folder 5

1966 - 1968

Box 27, Folder 1

1968 - 1970

Box 27, Folder 2

Statistical survey of the aid to needy children program 1961

Box 27, Folder 3

Welfare Department, Annual report 1968 - 1970

Box 27, Folder 4

Elections and reapportionment - Brawley meeting 1963

Box 27, Folder 5

Tax payer's compaints about Brawley schools 1962

Box 27, Folder 6

Schools 1967 - 1968

Box 27, Folder 7, Oversize MC05307

Town maps 1943 - 1965

 

Brawley

 

City Council agendas and minutes

Box 27, Folder 8

1960 - 1962

Box 27, Folder 9

1964, May - September

Box 28, Folder 1

1964, October - December

Box 28, Folder 2

1965, January-June

Box 28, Folder 3

1965, July - December

Box 28, Folder 4

1966, January - June

Box 28, Folder 5

1966, July - December

Box 29, Folder 1

1967, January - June

Box 29, Folder 2

1967, July - December

Box 29, Folder 3

1968

Box 29, Folder 4

City Council report upon examination of accounts 1963 - 1967

Box 29, Folder 5

City Council statement of receipts 1964 - 1968

Box 29, Folder 6

City Council statement of receipts and expenditures 1964 - 1967

Box 29, Folder 7

City Treasurer's monthly reports 1964 - 1968

Box 30, Folder 1

City Council salaries and retirement plans 1964 - 1967

Box 30, Folder 2

Monthly report of police department 1965 - 1968

Box 30, Folder 3

Official statement inviting bids on $215,00 bonds 1964

Box 30, Folder 4

City report on water system 1962

Box 30, Folder 5

City master plan 1966

Box 30, Folder 6

City re-use valuation and financial feasibility analysis of downtown 1966

Box 30, Folder 7

City Plaza East development project report 1967

 

City Council correspondence, reports, and agreements

Box 30, Folder 8

Undated

Box 30, Folder 9

1964

Box 30, Folder 10

1965

Box 31, Folder 1

1966

Box 31, Folder 2

1967

Box 31, Folder 3

1968

Box 31, Folder 4

City check to Imperial Irrigation District for water 1973

Box 31, Folder 5

City business licenses 1984

Box 31, Folder 6

Cattle Call 1987

Box 31, Folder 7

Yellen's certificate of election as Brawley City Councilman 1964

Box 31, Folder 8

Plaque commemorating Yellen's term on the Brawley City Council 1964 - 1968

 

MEDICAL ISSUES

 

Correspondence

Box 31, Folder 9

Yellen, Ben, "A Doctor Addresses His Colleagues" 1948

General note

NARD Journal articles written by Yellen about compounding prescriptions.
Box 31, Folder 10

Undated

Box 31, Folder 11

1948, January - July

Box 31, Folder 12

1948, August - December

Box 31, Folder 13

1949

Box 32, Folder 1

1950-1955

Box 32, Folder 2

1956-1959

Box 32, Folder 3

1960-1969

Box 32, Folder 4

1970-1973

Box 32, Folder 5

1974-1975

Box 32, Folder 6

1976-1979

Box 32, Folder 7

1980-1981

Box 32, Folder 8

1982-1983

Box 32, Folder 9

1984

Box 32, Folder 10

1985

Box 33, Folder 1

1986

Box 33, Folder 2

1987

Box 33, Folder 3

1988-1991

 

Medical malpractice suit

Box 33, Folder 4

Correspondence undated

Box 33, Folder 5

1982 correspondence

Box 33, Folder 6

1983, January - September correspondence

Box 33, Folder 7

1983, October - December correspondence

Box 33, Folder 8

1984 correspondence

Box 33, Folder 9

1985 correspondence

Box 33, Folder 10

1986 correspondence

Box 34, Folder 1

1987 correspondence

Box 34, Folder 2

1988 correspondence

Box 34, Folder 3

1989-1992 correspondence

Box 34, Folder 4

Yellen's expulsion from the Imperial Valley Medical Society 1959

 

Travis Kavanaugh et al. vs. Benjamin Yellen, et al

Box 34, Folder 5

1982 - 1983

Box 34, Folder 6

Investigation documents, 1982-1983

General note

Includes hospital records and coroner's report.

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 34, Folder 7

1984

Box 34, Folder 8

1986-1988

 

Board of Medical Quality Assurance accusation against Yellen

Box 35, Folder 1-8

Transcript - Volume 1-9 1983

 

Legal documents

Box 36, Folder 1

1983

Box 36, Folder 2

1983 - 1985

Box 36, Folder 3

1987

General note

Petition for the reinstatement of his revoked certificate to practice medicine.
Box 36, Folder 4

Ben Yellen vs. American Medical Association 1988 - 1989

Box 36, Folder 5

Ben Yellen vs. Robert Thompson 1985 - 1986

General note

Charges Thompson with stealing his patients, outgrowth of the malpractice suit.
Box 36, Folder 6

Ben Yellen vs. Dan Latendresse 1985 - 1987

General note

Charges Latendresse as an employee of the Borad of Medical Quality Assurance with conspiring to defraud Yellen of his medical license.
Box 36, Folder 7

State Education Department of New York disciplinary proceeding against Yellen 1988 - 1989

General note

Revoking and reinstating his license to practice medicine in New York.
Box 36, Folder 8

Ben Yellen vs. Pioneers Memorial Hospital et al. 1988 - 1989

General note

Countersuit to his malpractice suit.
Box 36, Folder 9

Ben Yellen vs. Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals, et al. 1989 - 1990

General note

Charges fraudulent advertising, supression of free speech and free press regarding his malpractice case.
 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Box 37, Folder 1

Transcripts - 60 Minutes featuring Ben Yellen and "Western Water" the McNeil/Lehrer Report

General note

Volume V, Number 7. January 14, 1973, and January 3, 1978
Box 37, Folder 2

Biographical and educational data 1935 - 1985

Box 37, Folder 3

Birth certificate, passport, international drivers license, etc

Box 37, Folder 4

Magazine articles about Yellen 1964 - 1990

Box 37, Folder 5

Personal correspondence 1950 - 1993

Box 37, Folder 6

Photographs

Box 37, Folder 7

Yellen Family genealogy

 

Accession Processed in 2006

 

YELLOWSHEETS AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Box 38, Folder 1

Yellowsheets 1962 - 1990

Box 38, Folder 2

Voice of the People and Speak Out 1977 - 1990

 

FARMWORKERS

Box 38, Folder 3

Correspondence 1959 - 1974

Box 38, Folder 4

Correspondence 1953 - 1963

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 38, Folder 5

Medical records - A 1958

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 38, Folder 6

Medical records - L 1955

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 38, Folder 7

Medical records - M 1962

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 38, Folder 8

Medical records - Q 1963

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 38, Folder 9

Receipts and notes regarding lawsuits on behalf of braceros 1958

Box 38, Folder 10

Society for the Alleviation of Poverty - Founding and correspondence 1973 - 1976

 

WATER AND RELATED POLITICAL ACTIVITIES

 

Correspondence

Box 38, Box-folder 11

1960-1969

Box 38, Box-folder 12

1970-1974

Box 38, Box-folder 13

1975-1979

Box 38, Box-folder 14

1980-1989

Box 38, Box-folder 15

1990-1994

Box 39, Folder 1

Political slide show

Box 39, Folder 2

Receipts and notes for elections 1960 - 1982

Box 39, Folder 3

Receipts for miscellaneous legal cases 1958 - 1988

Box 39, Folder 4

Receipts for newspaper advertising 1960 - 1984

Box 39, Folder 5

Receipts for occupational license 1965 - 1979

Box 39, Folder 6

Receipts for paper for yellowsheets 1959 - 1964

Box 39, Folder 7

Receipts for radio advertising 1958 - 1982

 

MEDICAL ISSUES

 

Correspondence

Box 39, Folder 8

1964 - 1989

Box 39, Folder 9

1963 - 1967

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 39, Folder 10

1969 - 1970

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 39, Folder 11

1957 - 1965

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 39, Folder 12

Pioneers Memorial Hospital by-laws and regulations 1961

Box 39, Folder 13

Malpractice correspondence

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 39, Folder 14

Malpractice correspondence 1982 - 1989

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
 

Malpractice - Annabelle Hillock's notes

Box 39, Folder 15

Annabelle Hillock to Board of Medical Quality Assurance regarding accusation against Yellen 1983

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 40, Folder 1

Dr. Fred Greensite's testimony

Box 40, Folder 2

Dr. Powers' testimony

Box 40, Folder 3

Dr. Roger Williams' testimony 1983

Box 40, Folder 4

Lab flow sheets 1981

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 40, Folder 5-7

Medical records 1981 - 1982

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 40, Folder 8

Miscellaneous 1982 - 1983

Box 41, Folder 1-3

Miscellaneous 1982 - 1983

General note

Continuation.

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 41, Folder 4

Tests performed on Winston Kavanaugh 1981

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
 

Malpractice - Lawyer's files

Box 41, Folder 5

Board of Medical Quality Assurance accusation against Yellen 1982 - 1983

Box 41, Folder 6-8

Travis Kavanaugh vs. Yellen 1986

 

Yellen vs. Board of Medical Quality Assurance

Box 41, Folder 9

Appeal 1985 - 1986

Box 42, Folder 1

Compendium of court record

Box 42, Folder 2-4

Pleadings #1 1984

Box 42, Folder 5

Pleadings #2 1984

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
 

Malpractice - Legal documents

Box 42, Folder 6

Board of Medical Quality Assurance accusation against Yellen 1982

Box 42, Folder 7

Petition for reinstatement of medical certificate 1986

Box 42, Folder 8

Yellen vs. American Medical Association 1988 - 1989

Box 42, Folder 9

Yellen vs. Board of Medical Quality Assurance 1985

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 43, Folder 1

Yellen vs. Board of Medical Quality Assurance 1985

Box 43, Folder 2

Yellen vs. Board of Medical Quality Assurance 1988

Box 43, Folder 3

Yellen vs. Dan Latendresse et al. 1985

Box 43, Folder 4

Yellen vs. George and Buch et al. 1986

Box 43, Folder 5

Yellen vs. Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals 1989

 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Box 43, Folder 6

Callanan Correspondence 1978 - 1979

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 43, Folder 7

Callanan, unfinished thesis

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 43, Folder 8

Case Reports: Pneumopericardium, The Medical Bulletin of the Veteran's Administration 1939

Box 43, Folder 9

Death certificate 1994

Box 43, Folder 10

Egan, Shoshana and Robert correspondence 1971 - 1993

Box 43, Folder 11

Matchbooks

Box 43, Folder 12

Memorial book 1994

Box 43, Folder 13

Personal correspondence and certificates 1980 -1989

 

Personal correspondence

Box 43, Folder 14

1941 - 1969

Box 43, Folder 15

1970 - 1979

Box 44, Folder 1

1960 - 1985

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 44, Folder 2

Photographs of Yellen

Box 44, Folder 3

Photographs 1947 - 1990

Box 44, Folder 4

Physician's diary 1953

Box 44, Folder 5

Rubber stamps

Box 44, Folder 6

Slides 1954 - 1976

 

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

Box 45, Folder 1

1958-1959

Box 45, Folder 2

1960-1965

Box 45, Folder 3

1966-1969

Box 45, Folder 4

1970-1979

Box 45, Folder 5

1980-1994

 

AUDIORECORDINGS

Box 46, Folder 1

Brawley City Council - Minutes 1965

Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions apply
Box 46, Folder 2

NBC News interview 1972

Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions apply
Box 46, Folder 3

60 Minutes interview 1973

Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions apply
Box 46, Folder 4

Jerry Hansen interview 1977

Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions apply
Box 46, Folder 5

Jack Studel (?) talk show 1977

Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions apply
Box 46, Folder 6

Speech to city council, conversation with Ida Paddock and her husband undated

Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions apply
Box 46, Folder 7

Unidentified

Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions apply