Volumes, 1922-1934

Scope and content:

This series includes correspondence, research documents, pamplets, court cases, and other materials which have been bound together into volumes. There are three separate series of volumes, which were numbered, and all of which are incomplete.

NALAO documents consist of pamphlets, reports, correspondence, and other documents relating to the formation, activities, and committees of the National Association of Legal Aid Organizations (NALAO).

Ellis Estate volumes consist of court documents, correspondence, research materials, and other materials related to the 1920s court case of the Charles R. Ellis trust established to create the Ellis School for Fatherless Girls and aid societies contesting the terms of the will that established the trust. This collection includes volumes 3, 5, and 6, while volumes 1, 2, and 4 are held at the Duke University Law Library. Catalog record for these volumes here.

Z volumes consist of John S. Bradway's correspondence during his tenure as Secretary of NALAO, and include correspondence with individuals and groups in cities and regions seeking to establish a legal aid society as well as existing legal aid societies.


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