Charles L. Aarons Papers, 1907-1952

Summary Information

Title: Charles L. Aarons Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1907-1952

  • Aarons, Charles L. (Charles Lehman), 1872-1952
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss DK; PH 2301; PH 2302(3)

Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (8 archives boxes) and 16 photographs (2 folders)

Archival Locations:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Personal and professional papers of Charles Aarons, a Milwaukee County circuit judge. The bulk of the collection is composed of copies of Judge Aaron's legal decisions, reports, and studies. Included is the “ambulance chasing” case Churchill et al. that resulted in disbarment proceedings against many Milwaukee lawyers, and reports on circuit court congestion and on comparative negligence. One box of letters and biographical material includes correspondence with Max Adler on Zionism, with Henry Ford on anti-Semitism, with Charles B. Rogers on University of Wisconsin alumni affairs, and with Wisconsin congressmen on immigration policies. Other letters pertain to Aarons' interest in the American Jewish Committee. The photographs in PH 2301, circa 1930-1952, primarily are news photos showing posed groups including Judge Aarons at public events. In PH 2302(3) are posed group photographs of the Wisconsin Board of Circuit Judges, 1941-1949.


Forms part of the Wisconsin Jewish Archives.

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Language: English

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