William A. Roberts Papers, 1942-1956

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence exchanged by Roberts and others in the law firm with Pearson and Pearson's New York attorney, Jack Lewis Kraus; correspondence between the law firm and others involved in the case; memoranda and notes prepared by the lawyers working on the case; depositions given by Pearson, McCarthy, Lewis, Pegler, Surine, Robert R. McCormick, and others; transcripts of the pleading; copies of court briefs; summaries and copies of newspaper and periodical articles, press releases, and broadcasts bearing on the suit; and assorted other background documents and investigation reports.

They are arranged in three categories: Matters of Public Record, Underlying Material Procured on Investigation, and Communications between Lawyer and Client and Between Lawyers.