Arthur Kinoy Papers, circa 1930-2003

Summary Information

Title: Arthur Kinoy Papers
Inclusive Dates: circa 1930-2003

  • Kinoy, Arthur, 1920-2003
Call Number: M96-226; M2006-041; M2007-010; Audio 1925A; VHB 337-VHB 338; M2010-031

Quantity: 84.0 cubic feet, 95 photographs, 4 negatives, 2 video recordings, and 38 tape recordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Arthur Kinoy, a prominent civil rights lawyer, a founder of the Center for Constitutional Rights (founded 1966), and a longtime member of the National Lawyers Guild. During the 1950s and 1960s, Kinoy worked on behalf of the civil rights movement in the American South. In 1964, he joined the faculty at Rutgers University Law School, where he taught until his retirement in 1991. During his career, Kinoy was also involved in some of the country's most celebrated cases, representing witnesses called before the House Un-American Activities Committee, the eight anti-war activists charged with conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago known as the Chicago Seven, and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg during their appeal of the death penalty. The collection documents Kinoy's interests and career as an attorney for the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America; later as partner in the firms Donner, Kinoy & Perlin; and Kunstler, Kunstler & Kinoy; and finally as a law professor at Rutgers University.

Language: English

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