Labadie Collection
Special Collections Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
William A. Reuben Papers, ca. 1946-2000

Collection processed and finding aid created by Nancy Bartlett, 1984; Merle Rosenzweig and Roark Miller, 1986; Dan Santamaria, 2002Encoded finding aid prepared by Rebecca Bizonet, 2005

Summary Information
Title: William A. Reuben Papers
Creator: Reuben, William A.
Inclusive dates: ca. 1946-2000
Bulk dates: 1946-1996
Extent: 27.25 linear feet (28 boxes)
Visual MaterialPosters in Box 28.
Audio MaterialAudio cassette in Box 11.
Printed MaterialNewspapers clippings are scattered throughout the collection.
Abstract:
William Reuben is an investigative reporter and author who wrote, most notably, about the Rosenberg espionage case and the Alger Hiss-Whitaker Chambers libel and perjury trials. The Collection includes correspondence, research and interview notes, drafts of books and articles, published and unpublished, on the trials of the "Trenton Six," Morton Sobell and Robert Soblen, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and Alger Hiss, with much research on Whittaker Chambers.
Call number: Labadie - Reuben
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Labadie Collection, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was purchased from Mr. Reuben in two accessions, 1979 and 1981. Mr. Reuben donated a third accession in 2002.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from the University of Michigan Special Collections Library and the individual copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:

[Item title, folder title, box no.], William A. Reuben Papers, Labadie Collection, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan


Arrangement

The William A. Reuben Papers consist of over 27 linear feet of material and date primarily from 1946 to 2000. The collection has been divided into the following 15 series:

Summary Contents List

  1. 1. Trenton Six Case -- Boxes 1-2
  2. 2. Rosenberg/Sobell Case -- Boxes 3-7
  3. 3. Alger Hiss Case -- Boxes 7-11
  4. 4. Robert Soblen Case -- Boxes 12-14
  5. 5. Roy Cohn -- Boxes 14-15
  6. 6. Philby, Burgess and MacLean Spy case -- Box 15
  7. 7. Mark Fein Case -- Boxes 16-17
  8. 8. Alan Friess -- Box 17
  9. 9. Lexington Female High Security Unit -- Box 18
  10. 10. Libel Research -- Boxes 19 and 20
  11. 11. Other Writing and Research -- Boxes 20-23
  12. 12. Employment Related -- Boxes 24-25
  13. 13. Personal and Miscellaneous -- Boxes 25-26
  14. 14. Correspondence -- Box 27
  15. 15. Posters -- Box 28


Biography

William A. Reuben (born 1915) is a free-lance journalist and writer, most remembered for his investigative reporting of the Rosenberg espionage case and the Alger Hiss-Whittaker Chambers libel and perjury trials.

Reuben was educated at Columbia University, then worked for Conde Nast Publications where he wrote for Vogue and House and Garden magazines in the 1930s. During this time, he was also a staff member of Judge and Scribner's magazines. After service in World War II, where he was wounded three times, Reuben went back to free-lance writing. He contributed numerous articles to Pageant Magazine, New York Daily Compass, and National Guardian, and also worked for a short time as a publicist for the American Civil Liberties Union.

In this post-war period Reuben developed a reputation as an indefatigable investigative journalist on a variety of civil rights and civil libertarian court trials. The first of these was the so-called Trenton Six case -- the trial of six young black men charged and convicted with the murder of a Trenton, New Jersey, junk-shop dealer. Through a series of articles that he wrote for the National Guardian , the Daily Compass , and Reynolds News of England from 1948 to 1949, Reuben publicized the more sensational aspects of the case, notably the predominance of circumstantial evidence and a confession from one of the six that was allegedly made after a beating by the police. Partially on the basis of his work, the Trenton defendants were given a new trial where four of the six were acquitted and the other two given life imprisonment (later changed to six to ten years in prison).

Reuben next took up the cause of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and Morton Sobell, charged by the government with conspiracy to transmit classified military information to the Soviet Union. A cause célèbre during the 1950s, the Rosenbergs were sentenced to death. Many, including Reuben, believed that the Rosenbergs had been denied a fair trial because of the political climate of the Cold War period. Throughout the summer and fall of 1951, Reuben reported on the Rosenberg trial in the pages of National Guardian. At about the same time, he wrote a pamphlet entitled, "To Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case." Reuben also helped to organize the Committee to Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case. Despite the execution of the Rosenbergs in 1953, Reuben continued to plead for justice in their case, especially as it related to Morton Sobell, a co-defendant in their trial who had been sentenced to thirty years in prison. In 1955, Reuben published his book about the case, The Atom Spy Hoax, an account sympathetic to the Rosenbergs and critical of the government's case against them.

Along with the Rosenbergs, the case of Alger Hiss was one of the most prominent in the post-war period. Reuben again sided with the defendant in the case, former State Department Director Alger Hiss, who had been accused of perjuring himself by denying he had passed classified documents to one-time communist courier Whittaker Chambers. Reuben believed Hiss had been a victim of the then-prevalent fear that internal subversives were "selling out" the country to the communists. He further argued that the Hiss case had been used by the politicians of the time for their own advantage. Much of his criticism in this regard was directed toward California congressman Richard M. Nixon, who chaired a subcommittee of the House Un-American Activities Committee that had accused Hiss of subversive activities. Out of this affair Reuben produced The Honorable Mr. Nixon (1956) and an unpublished manuscript "The Dream of Whittaker Chambers."

Reuben's interest in the case continued beyond Hiss' conviction. In 1975, Hiss and Reuben filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain access to the FBI file on Hiss. Among the materials released were the so-called "Pumpkin Papers," the microfilm of documents that Hiss had allegedly passed to Chambers by means of a hollowed-out pumpkin. As a result of their review of these government documents, the National Emergency Civil Liberties Foundation filed suit on Alger Hiss' behalf to overturn his perjury conviction.

Throughout his career, Reuben pursued a number of investigative projects simultaneously. In the early 1960s, he began work on the case of Dr. Robert Soblen charged with conspiracy to commit espionage. From his research, Reuben prepared a book-length manuscript (still unpublished), "The Crime of Dr. Soblen." Shortly thereafter he investigated the case of Mark Fein, a wealthy New Yorker accused and convicted of murdering his bookie. Based on this work, Reuben published The Mark Fein Case (1966).

Reuben continued his journalism career throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. He continued researching and writing about the Rosenberg and Hiss cases. In 1983 Reuben published a pamphlet, "Footnote On an Historic Case." The pamphlet includes the complete text of federal judge Richard Owen's opinion on the Hiss case, with footnotes by Reuben that point out Owen's "inexcusably careless, error riddled and irresponsible findings." Much of Reuben's writings during the 1980s and 1990s were reviews of and responses to other writers' work on the Rosenberg and Hiss cases. In 1983, Reuben filed a libel lawsuit against Ronald Radosh and Joyce Milton, authors of the book The Rosenberg File .

Reuben also researched and wrote about cases similar to the Hiss and Rosenberg cases. He wrote several articles about the disbarment of Roy Cohn, and assembled a substantial amount of material about the Philby, Burgess, and MacLean British spy case, as well as a large number of other espionage and Cold War related cases.

As he did earlier in his career, Reuben also worked on a number of projects that were not directly related to espionage or the Cold War. These projects included an investigative report in the Nation and work on a documentary film on the Lexington High Security Women's unit, a high security prison whose inmates claimed they were being experimented on with U.S. military behavior modification techniques, and research on the case of Alan Friess, a New York city judge who was criticized and removed from the bench for his unconventional behavior in the courtroom.


Collection Scope and Content Note

In general, most of the series consist of similar kinds of material: Reuben's research notes, drafts of his writings, correspondence, clippings, and reviews of other writings about the case or individual. Some of the series have further value because they include Reuben's collection of printed material about the case. For example, Reuben was particularly active in the Committee to Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case, and the Rosenberg series includes some of the printed matter put out by this organization. Reuben also collected correspondence of the Civil Rights Congress, a major organization lobbying on behalf of the Trenton Six.

In many ways, the Reuben papers are an assemblage of secondary material. Reuben had little first-hand dealings with either the Rosenbergs or the Trenton Six. Nevertheless, the files have value for their documentation of the manner in which this one investigative reporter worked. Reuben was a meticulous and persistent researcher, who tracked down a variety of leads in a story, first analyzing the available court transcripts and other official records, then corresponding as much as he was able with the people involved in the case (including other writers like himself), and finally monitoring the amount and kind of press coverage given to the case. Unfortunately, Reuben did not gain as much first-hand contact with the principals in his investigations as he would have liked, and thus the collection is not as substantive as the researcher might like. Reuben 's correspondence, furthermore, is often superficial and anecdotal in character. Another disappointment of the collection are Reuben 's notes and drafts, which because they are fragmentary or unidentified, are difficult to use and of questionable research value.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Federal Correctional Institution (Lexington, Ky.).
    • Burgess, Guy, 1911-1963.
    • Chambers, Whittaker.
    • Cohn, Roy M.
    • Hiss, Alger.
    • Maclean, Donald, 1913-
    • Philby, Kim, 1912-
    • Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953.
    • Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953.
    • Sobell, Morton.
    • Soblen, Robert.
    • Espionage--United States--Cases.
    • Communism--United States.
    • Investigative reporting.
    • Subversive activities--United States.
    • Trials (Perjury)--United States--20th century.
    • Women prisoners--Kentucky--Social conditions.
    Genre Terms:
    • Clippings.
    • Correspondence.
    • Drafts (documents).
    • Research (document genres).
    • Posters.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Trenton Six Case [series]:

    The Trenton Six Case series covers the period 1948-1964. These files include correspondence, organizational records, Reuben's research notes and writings (both manuscripts and published items), and the writings of others about the case. Reuben's book-length manuscript about the Trenton Six is the lengthiest portion of this series.

     
    Correspondence
    Box   1  
    General correspondence,  ca. 1948-1964 (2 folders)
    Box   1  
    Trenton Six family correspondence,  1948-1949 (2 folders)
    Box   1  
    Legal documents and correspondence,  ca. 1949-1950
     
    Organizational records
     
    Civil Rights Congress
    Box   1  
    Correspondence,  ca. 1949-1951 (3 folders)
    Box   1  
    Meetings and notices of meetings,  ca. 1949-1951
    Box   1  
    Newsletters and news releases,  ca. 1948-1949
    Box   1  
    Petitions,  ca. 1949-1951
    Box   1  
    Research notes,  ca. 1949-1951
    Box   1  
    Writings and publicity,  ca. 1949-1951
     
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    Box   1  
    Newsletters,  1950-1951
    Box   1  
    Writings,  ca. 1949-1951
     
    Miscellaneous other organizations
    Box   1  
    Announcements and reports of events,  ca. 1949-1951 (2 folders)
    Box   1  
    Others' writings, radio reports, and wire service reports,  ca. 1949-1951 (3 folders)
     
    William A. Reuben research and writings
     
    Research notes,  ca. 1949-1951
    Box   1  
    Chronology of case
    Box   1  
    Civil Rights Congress
    Box   1  
    Communities
    Box   1  
    Interviews
    Box   1  
    Jury
    Box   1  
    Map of Trenton   

    (removed to bottom drawer of map case, W. Stacks)

    Box   1  
    National Guardian
    Box   1  
    Newspapers (3 folders)
    Box   1  
    Organizations
    Box   1  
    Personalities (2 folders)
    Box   1  
    Trial (4 folders)
    Box   2  
    Miscellaneous (6 folders)
     
    Writings,  ca. 1949-1951
    Box   2  
    March of Labor article (no title)
    Box   2  
    National Guardian article (no title)
    Box   2  
    "Profile of Trenton, New Jersey," National Guardian, ca.  1948-1949
    Box   2  
    Miscellaneous drafts (5 folders)
    Box   2  
    "The Trial" (6 folders)
    Box   2  
    "The Trial" (1 folder)
    Box   2  
    "Trenton Six" (6 folders)
    Box   2  
    Miscellaneous unidentified (3 folders)
     
    Rosenberg/Sobell Case [series]:

    The Rosenberg/Sobell Case series consists of two major sections, materials centering around the case prior to and immediately following the execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, and those concerning Morton Sobell in the mid-1950s. Correspondence, trial transcripts, legal documents, organizational records, and an extensive collection of notes, manuscripts, and printed items form the bulk of this section of the Reuben papers. Of particular note are the organizational records of the Committee to Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case and the writings of Morton and Helen Sobell. The series also includes a large subseries of material consisting of Reuben's reactions to other writers' works. The largest grouping of material in the subseries documents Reuben's response to The Rosenberg File , a book on the Rosenberg case written by Ronald Radosh and Joyce Milton. In addition to writing, correspondence, and notes, The Rosenberg File material contains legal documents from Reuben's libel lawsuit against Radosh, Milton and their publishing company.

     
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg [subseries]:
     
    Correspondence,  ca. 1949-1965
     
    General
    Box   3  
    A
    Box   3  
    B
    Box   3  
    C
    Box   3  
    D
    Box   3  
    E
    Box   3  
    F
    Box   3  
    G
    Box   3  
    H (2 folders)
    Box   3  
    K
    Box   3  
    L
    Box   3  
    M
    Box   3  
    N (2 folders)
    Box   3  
    O
    Box   3  
    P
    Box   3  
    R
    Box   3  
    S-Z
    Box   3  
    Miscellaneous unidentified
    Box   3  
    Reuben, William A. correspondence
    Box   3  
    Rosenberg correspondence
    Box   3  
    Bloch correspondence,  1952
    Box   3  
    Family correspondence,  1951-1953 (2 folders)
     
    Legal documents
     
    Trial transcripts
    Box   3  
     March 8, 1951
    Box   3  
     March 12, 1951
    Box   3  
     March 13, 1951
    Box   3  
     March 14, 1951
    Box   3  
     March 15, 1951
    Box   3  
     March 16, 1951
    Box   3  
     March 20, 1951
    Box   3  
     March 21, 1951
    Box   3  
     March 26, 1951
    Box   3  
     March 27, 1951
    Box   3  
     March 28, 1951
    Box   3  
     March 29, 1951
    Box   3  
     April 6, 1951
    Box   3  
    Synopses of testimonies
     
    Other legal documents, including petitions and appeal
    Box   3  
    Rosenberg and Sobell case,  ca. 1951 (6 folders)
    Box   3  
    Sobell case,  1957-1967
     
    Organizational records
     
    American Jewish Congress
    Box   4  
    Memoranda,  1952
     
    Committee to Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case
    Box   4  
    History of the Committee,  1955
    Box   4  
    Press releases, appeals, programs,  November 1951-December 1952
    Box   4  
    Press releases, appeals, programs,  January -/010/1953
    Box   4  
    Press releases, appeals, programs,  undated
    Box   4  
    Publications,  1952 and  undated
     
    Joint Defense Appeal
    Box   4  
    Correspondence,  1952
     
    National Committee to Re-open the Rosenberg Case
    Box   4  
    Newsletters, advertisements, correspondence,  1973-1995 (3 folders)
     
    New York Committee for Clemency for the Rosenbergs
    Box   4  
    Correspondence and meeting announcement,  1953
     
    Philadelphia Committee to Re-open the Rosenberg Case
    Box   4  
    Advertisement and program,  1978
     
    Miscellaneous other organizations
    Box   4  
    Meeting announcements and newsletters,  1952-1953
     
    William A. Reuben speaking engagements and writings
    Box   4  
    Announcements of speaking engagements
     
    Atom Spy Hoax
    Box   4  
    Canadian ban,  1955
    Box   4  
    Correspondence,  ca. 1953-1955 (2 folders)
     
    Drafts (all undated)
    Box   4  
    "Albuquerque"
    Box   4  
    "Canada-Beginning of the Trail"
    Box   4  
    "Communist Charge"
    Box   4  
    "Confessional"
    Box   4  
    "Harry Gold"
    Box   4  
    "Network"
    Box   4  
    "Philadelphia: Start of the American Trail"
    Box   4  
    "Second Mile"
    Box   4  
    "Sixteenth Mile"
    Box   4  
    "Third Mile"
    Box   4  
    Promotion,  1954-1955
     
    Research notes, undated,  ca. 1950s
    Box   4  
    Console table
    Box   4  
    Fuchs, Klaus
    Box   4  
    Gold, Harry (3 folders)
    Box   4  
    Greenglass, David (2 folders)
    Box   4  
    Greenglass, Ruth
    Box   4  
    Rosenberg, Ethel
    Box   4  
    Rosenberg, Julius
    Box   4  
    Slack, Alfred Dean (2 folders)
    Box   5  
    Sobell, Morton
    Box   5  
    Miscellaneous
    Box   5  
    Newspaper coverage.  ca. 1951-1958 (2 folders)
    Box   5  
    Reviews,  ca. 1955-1957 (2 folders)
     
    Other publications, with drafts
    Box   5  
    "To Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case,"  undated (2 folders)
    Box   5  
    "The Rosenberg Case, "  ca. 1952
     
    Other notes and drafts
    Box   5  
    A-bomb,  undated
    Box   5  
    Elitcher,  undated
    Box   5  
    "From Hiroshima to the Rosenbergs,"  undated
    Box   5  
    Fuchs, Klaus,  1989
    Box   5  
    Knox Burger project,  1978
    Box   5  
    Rogge, O. John,  undated
    Box   5  
    Rosenberg case book outline,  1971
    Box   5  
    Miscellaneous, including unidentified drafts,  undated (5 folders)
     
    Others' writings
     
    Reuben responses, reviews, notes, or correspondence
     
    Davidson, Bill, "The Secret: The People Who Stole if from Us,"  /010/29, 1957 Look magazine article
    Box   5  
    Proposed booklet in response to article,  ca. 1957 (3 folders)
    Box   5  
    Reuben libel lawsuit vs. Cowles Magazine, Bill Davidson, and Gardner Cowles,  1957-1959 and  undated (3 folders)
    Box   5  
    Dubini, Donatello, "Klaus Fuchs -- Atomspion," (German documentary film script),  1989
    Box   5  
    Freed, Donald, "Inquest,"  1970 and  undated
    Box   5  
    Khrushchev Remembers: The Glasnost Tapes ,  1990-1991
    Box   5  
    Meeropol, Michael and Robert, We Are Your Sons,  1974-1975 and  undated (4 folders)
     
    Nizer, Louis, The Implosion Conspiracy
    Box   5  
    Reviews and clippings,  1973 and  undated
    Box   5  
    William A. Reuben vs. Louis Nizer lawsuit,  1973 and  undated
    Box   5  
    Virginia Gardner vs. Louis Nizer and Doubleday lawsuit,  1973 and  undated
     
    Philipson, Ilene, Ethel Rosenberg: Behind the Myths
    Box   6  
    Book fragments and photocopies,  undated
    Box   6  
    Book proposal,  undated
    Box   6  
    Correspondence,  1987-1988
     
    Reuben review for The Guardian
    Box   6  
    Published review,  1988
    Box   6  
    Drafts and manuscripts,  1988
    Box   6  
    Notes,  1988
    Box   6  
    Other reviews,  1988
    Box   6  
    Reuben response to Aaron Katz review,  1988
     
    Radosh, Ronald and Sol Stern, "The Hidden Rosenberg Case," The New Republic article,  June 23, 1979
    Box   6  
    Clippings and photocopies,  1979
     
    Reuben review
    Box   6  
    Drafts,  1979
    Box   6  
    Notes and outlines,  1979 and  undated
    Box   6  
    Miscellaneous Radosh articles,  1979-1984
    Box   6  
    Miscellaneous Stern articles,  1976-1984
     
    Radosh, Ronald and Joyce Milton, The Rosenberg File
    Box   6  
    Book photocopies,  undated
    Box   6  
    Clippings, primarily  1983-1984 (2 folders)
    Box   6  
    Michael Meeropol letter in response to Alan Dershowitz review,  undated   

    (photocopy)

     
    Reuben notes and outlines
    Box   6  
    Interview and tape controversy,  1983 and  undated
    Box   6  
    Miscellaneous notes on book,  undated
     
    Reuben libel lawsuit against Radosh, Milton, and CBS
    Box   6  
    Clippings,  1984-1985
     
    Correspondence
    Box   6  
    Press and publicity,  1984-1985
    Box   6  
    Legal and case related,  1983-1985
     
    Legal documents
    Box   6  
    Kirschenbaum dismissal of case,  1984
    Box   6  
    Affidavits, briefs, memorandums and other legal documents,  1984 (9 folders)
     
    Reuben's notes on lawsuit
    Box   6  
    Notes on Kirschenbaum decision,  1984
    Box   6  
    Notes and responses to various legal documents,  1984
    Box   6  
    Root, Jonathan, The Betrayers ,  undated
     
    Miscellaneous Others' writings
    Box   6  
    Columbia Law Review , "The Rosenberg Case: Some Reflections on Federal Criminal Law,"  1954
    Box   6  
    Love, Stephen, "Address,"  1953
    Box   6  
    Manius, Willard, "Speak Out,"  1951
    Box   6  
    "The Rosenberg Story"-author unidentified,  undated
    Box   6  
    Turning Point , "Free Sobell; Vindicate the Rosenbergs,"  1954
    Box   6  
    Miscellaneous writings,  1952-1995 and  undated (3 folders)
     
    Others' notes
    Box   6  
    Muriel Goldring's notes and extracts from the Rosenberg trial,  undated
     
    Federal Bureau of Investigation documents
    Box   7  
    General,  ca. 1945-1960
    Box   7  
    Maxwell Finstone,  ca. 1952-1968 (3 folders)
    Box   7  
    Alfred Sarant,  ca. 1950-1955
    Box   7  
    Announcements of television programs,  ca. 1974-1978 (2 folders)
    Box   7  
    Miscellaneous,  1952-1953 and  undated
     
    Morton Sobell case [subseries]:
     
    Committee to Secure Justice for Morton Sobell
    Box   7  
    Newsletters,  1953-1965 and  undated (2 folders)
    Box   7  
    Writings,  ca. 1950s
     
    National Rosenberg-Sobell Committee
    Box   7  
    Writings,  undated
     
    Morton and Helen Sobell writings
    Box   7  
    Morton Sobell correspondence,  1953-1958
    Box   7  
    Helen Sobell poems,  1956 and  undated
     
    William A. Reuben research on Sobell case
    Box   7  
    Interview with Helen Sobell,  1951
    Box   7  
    Notes and correspondence,  1973 and  undated
    Box   7  
    Miscellaneous writings,  1953-1988 and  undated
    Box   7  
    Newspaper clippings,  1953-1959 and  undated
     
    Alger Hiss Case [series]:

    The Alger Hiss Case series consists of three subseries relating to Reuben's research on Richard Nixon, his Whittaker Chambers research, and his research and direct involvement with Alger Hiss. The section concerning Richard Nixon includes a few government records, but mostly Reuben's research notes, correspondence, and drafts for his writings about Nixon. The Whittaker Chambers section is quite similar to that on Richard Nixon, including much research-related correspondence and drafts of writings. Reuben corresponded with many well-known intellectuals about Whittaker Chambers, but the content of this correspondence is not very substantive. The Alger Hiss subseries includes copies of investigative documents, legal documents, and writings by Reuben and others. The Legal Action grouping includes correspondence relating to the 1975 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit filed by Alger Hiss and Reuben, and Reuben's efforts to raise funds to support continued FOIA requests in the mid-1980s, as well as Alger Hiss' petition for a writ of Error Coram Nobis in 1978. The Hiss subseries also includes research and writing by Reuben and by other authors and journalists. The Reuben material includes manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and other material related to his pamphlet "Footnote on an Historic Case." The Others' Writing and Work consists of correspondence, notes, reviews and other material related to others' research and work on Alger Hiss case. The grouping includes documents related to John Lowenthal's documentary film on the Hiss case, as well as manuscripts written by Alger Hiss and his son Tony Hiss. The most thoroughly documented of these other writings is Allen Weinstein's Perjury .

     
    Richard Nixon [subseries]:
     
    Governmental records
    Box   7  
    Richard Nixon,  ca. 1948-1953 and  undated
    Box   7  
    FBI documents re: The Honorable Richard Nixon ,  ca. 1954-1960
     
    William A. Reuben writings on Richard Nixon
     
    The Honorable Mr. Nixon
    Box   7  
    Correspondence,  1957-1960 (2 folders)
    Box   7  
    Promotion,  1956-1957 and  undated
    Box   7  
    Reviews,  1958
    Box   7  
    Unpublished article on Richard Nixon,  undated
    Box   7  
    Draft, notes, and correspondence for New York Magazine article,  undated
    Box   7  
    Correspondence with Ramparts ,  1968
    Box   7  
    Outline of book by William A. Reuben and Sidney E. Zion,  1972 and  undated
     
    Whittaker Chambers [subseries]:
    Box   7  
    Biographical information on Whittaker Chambers, including FBI documents,  1942-1962 and  undated (3 folders)
    Box   7  
    Biographical information on Chambers family,  1948-1961 and  undated
     
    Whittaker Chambers correspondence
    Box   7  
    Oxford University Press,  1938-1948
    Box   7  
    Random House,  1950-1971
    Box   7  
    Miscellaneous,  1939-1959
    Box   7  
    Whittaker Chambers statements to FBI,  ca. 1949 (2 folders)
    Box   8  
    Whittaker Chambers statements to FBI (cont.),  ca. 1949 (3 folders)
    Box   8  
    Whittaker Chambers writings,  1924-1931 and  undated
    Box   8  
    Hiss Defense Files re Whittaker Chambers,  1948-1957 (2 folders)
    Box   8  
    Miscellaneous affidavits,  1948 and  undated
     
    William A. Reuben research on Whittaker Chambers
     
    Correspondence and Interviews
    Box   8  
    A-B,  ca. 1968-1969
    Box   8  
    C-D,  ca. 1968-1969
    Box   8  
    E-F,  ca. 1968-1969
    Box   8  
    G-H,  ca. 1968-1969
    Box   8  
    I-J,  ca. 1968-1969
    Box   8  
    K-L,  ca. 1968-1969
    Box   8  
    M-N,  ca. 1968-1969
    Box   8  
    O-P,  ca. 1968-1969
    Box   8  
    Q-R,  ca. 1968-1969
    Box   8  
    S-T,  ca. 1968-1969
    Box   8  
    U-V,  ca. 1968-1969
    Box   8  
    W-X,  ca. 1968-1969
    Box   8  
    Y-Z,  ca. 1968-1969
    Box   8  
    Barzun, Jacques,  1969
    Box   8  
    Bedact, Max,  1957 and  undated
    Box   8  
    Berle, Adolph,  1969 (2 folders)
    Box   8  
    Buckley, William F. Jr.,  1962
    Box   8  
    Cantwell, Robert,  1968-1969 and  undated
    Box   8  
    Carpenter, David,  1969
    Box   8  
    Cowley, Malcolm,  1969
    Box   8  
    Crichton, Robert,  1969 (2 folders)
    Box   8  
    Darling, Maus V.  1948-1950
    Box   8  
    Dunn, Robert W.,  1969
    Box   8  
    Endore, Guy,  1968
    Box   8  
    Garlin, Sender  1967-1980
    Box   8  
    Graebner, Walter,  1968-1969
    Box   8  
    Halper, Albert,  1971
    Box   8  
    Herbst, Josephine,  1968-1976 (2 folders)
    Box   8  
    Hutchins, Grace,  1949-1957 and  undated
    Box   8  
    Irons, Peter,  1974
    Box   8  
    Josephson, Matthew,  1974-1977 and  undated
    Box   8  
    Krieger, Sam,  1972-1979
    Box   8  
    Levine, Isaac Don,  1952-1974 (2 folders)
    Box   8  
    Levine, Nathan,  1948-1972
    Box   8  
    Lieber, Maxion,  1948-1969
    Box   8  
    Lockey family,  1957-1960
    Box   8  
    Macleod, Norman,  1969
    Box   8  
    McNaughton, Frank,  1969
    Box   8  
    Massing, Hede,  1976-1981 and  undated
    Box   8  
    Peters, J.  1978
    Box   8  
    Rukeyser, Muriel,  1969-1972 and  undated
    Box   8  
    Schapiro, Meyer,  1968-1969
    Box   8  
    Shemitz, Reuben,  1969
    Box   8  
    Spier, Franklin,  1969-1982
    Box   8  
    Stripling, Robert E.,  1948 and  undated
    Box   8  
    Theonaris, Athan,  1977
    Box   8  
    Trilling, Diana and Lionel,  1968-1969
    Box   8  
    Werchen, Raymond A.,  1968-1969
    Box   8  
    Willerts, Paul,  1968-1969
    Box   8  
    Williams College,  1968-1969
    Box   8  
    Winchell, Walter,  1969
    Box   8  
    Winter, Ella,  1969
    Box   8  
    Wolfe, Bertram,  1968-1969
    Box   8  
    Zeligs, Meyer,  1967-1971
    Box   8  
    Zukofsky, Louis,  1967-1971
     
    Miscellaneous
    Box   8  
    Correspondence and interviews with Chambers' high school classmates and teachers,  1968-1969
    Box   8  
    Miscellaneous correspondence,  1950-1972 (2 folders)
     
    Notes and Drafts
    Box   8  
    Notes,  undated
     
    Drafts of The Dream of Whittaker Chambers,  undated
    Box   8  
    Folders 1-5
    Box   9  
    Drafts of The Dream of Whittaker Chambers,  undated
    Box   9  
    Folders 6-30
     
    Alger Hiss [subseries]:
     
    Investigative documents on individuals (including FBI records)
    Box   10  
    Clubb, O. Edmund,  1950
    Box   10  
    Murphy, Thomas,  1949
    Box   10  
    Perlo, Victor,  1948-1949
    Box   10  
    Pigman, William and George,  1948-1949
    Box   10  
    Pressman, Lee,  1949-1952
    Box   10  
    Reno, Franklin,  1948
    Box   10  
    Schmahl, Horace,  1948-1949
    Box   10  
    Stevens, Alexander,  1929-1978
    Box   10  
    Wadleigh, Henry J.,  1948-1976
     
    Legal action
     
     1975 Freedom of Information Act suit of Alger Hiss and William A. Reuben
    Box   10  
    Clippings,  ca. 1974-1975
    Box   10  
    Correspondence,  1962-1979 and  undated (5 folders)
    Box   10  
    Legal documents and governmental records,  ca. 1945-1979 (3 folders)
    Box   10  
    Miscellaneous,  ca. 1956-1975
     
    Edgehill Associates, fundraising efforts to support FOIA requests
    Box   10  
    Fundraising letters and telephone scripts,  ca. 1985
    Box   10  
    Correspondence and responses from donors,  ca. 1985
    Box   10  
    Donor and potential contact notes and lists,  1985 and  undated
     
     1978 Alger Hiss petition for a writ of Error Coram Nobis
    Box   10  
    Legal documents,  ca. 1978
    Box   10  
    Miscellaneous writings,  ca. 1978 (2 folders)
    Box   10  
    National Emergency Civil Liberties Foundation news releases,  ca. 1978
     
    William A. Reuben research and writing
     
    "Footnote on an Historic Case"
    Box   10  
    Correspondence and fan letters,  1983-1986 and  undated
    Box   10  
    Contract and payments from The Nation,  1983 and  undated
    Box   10  
    Promotion, publicity and reviews,  ca. 1983-1992
    Box   10  
    Published version,  1983 (5 copies)
    Box   10  
    Manuscript,  undated
    Box   10  
    Mailing list and potential contacts,  ca. 1983-1984
    Box   10  
    Research on Richard Owen,  1984 and  undated
     
    Miscellaneous writing and research
    Box   11  
    Correspondence,  ca. 1975
     
    Notes and drafts
    Box   11  
    Outlines and notes for various book projects,  1966-1967 and  undated
    Box   11  
    Reviews,  1975 and  undated
    Box   11  
    Miscellaneous,  1978 and  undated
    Box   11  
    Writings,  1975-1978 and  undated (2 folders)
    Box   11  
    Truman Library research,  1971-1979
     
    Others' writing and work
    Box   11  
    British Television production,  1978-1979 and  undated (2 folders)
     
    Correspondence
    Box   11  
    Clubb, Oliver Edmund and William A. Reuben,  1969-1971
    Box   11  
    Eddy, George A. and Victor Navasky,  1975-1978
    Box   11  
    Gwynn, Beatrice and William A. Reuben,  1968-1971
    Box   11  
    Miscellaneous,  1975-1979
    Box   11  
    Clubb's, Edmund, Review of The Witness and I ,  1953
    Box   11  
    Hiss, Alger article and statements,  1976 and  undated (2 folders)
    Box   11  
    Hiss, Tony manuscript The View from Alger's Window ,  undated
    Box   11  
    Lowenthal, John writings and correspondence (Trials of Alger Hiss documentary film),  1976-1998
    Box   11  
    Marbury, William L. statement,  undated
    Box   11  
    Promotion,  1975-1979
     
    Allen Weinstein's Perjury
     
    Correspondence,  1978 (2 folders)
     
    Krieger vs. Weinstein lawsuit
    Box   11  
    Clippings,  1978-1979 and  undated
    Box   11  
    Correspondence,  ca. 1973-1978 (2 folders)
    Box   11  
    Krieger's statement re the suit,  1978-1979
    Box   11  
    Legal documents,  1978
    Box   11  
    Manuscript and interview with Krieger,  1977
    Box   11  
    Miscellaneous,  undated
    Box   11  
    Research notes and drafts with William A. Reuben's notes,  undated (8 folders)
    Box   11  
    Reviews,  1978-1979 (3 folders)
    Box   11  
    Cassette tape interview with Alger Hiss on  March 2, 1979
     
    Robert Soblen Case [series]:

    The Robert Soblen Case series dates primarily from 1961 to 1964. The series primarily consists of Reuben's research notes and writings, including the draft, galleys and proofs of his book-length manuscript, The Crime of Dr. Soblen . Also included is a small subseries of other' writings on the case. Of particular note is Robert A. Soblen's statement, which he entitled "Why I am leaving America."

     
    Research [subseries]:
    Box   12  
    Clippings, primarily  1960
     
    Legal and governmental documents
    Box   12  
    Extracts from testimony,  ca. 1961 (9 folders)
    Box   12  
    Miscellaneous, including briefs, a memorandum, and publications,  1950-1962 (2 folders)
     
    William A. Reuben research notes
    Box   12  
    Conflict between Israel and the United Kingdom,  1962-1963
    Box   12  
    Deportation,  ca. 1962
    Box   12  
    Epitaph,  1962-1963
    Box   12  
    Hirschfeld, Hans,  undated
    Box   12  
    Jencks  1957 ruling
    Box   12  
    Jury,  1962-1964
    Box   12  
    Legal citations,  undated
    Box   12  
    Legal proceedings in the United Kingdom,  ca. 1962 (2 folders)
    Box   12  
    Soble, Jack,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   12  
    Soblen appeal,  undated
    Box   12  
    Soblen's medical condition,  1961
    Box   12  
    Soblen's death,  1962
    Box   12  
    Soblen's statements before Court of Appeals,  1962
    Box   12  
    Transcript,  undated
    Box   12  
    Miscellaneous notes,  ca. 1959-1964 (6 folders)
    Box   12  
    Scrapbook (unbound),  9161-1962
     
    William A. Reuben writings [subseries]:
     
    The Crime of Dr. Soblen
    Box   13  
    Correspondence,  ca. 1961-1964 (2 folders)
    Box   13  
    Outline,  undated
     
    Drafts
    Box   13  
    Arrests-chapter 2 or 3,  undated
    Box   13  
    The Trial-chapter 11,  undated
    Box   13  
    The Flight-chapter 16,  undated
    Box   13  
    The Mystery of the Law-chapter 17,  undated
    Box   13  
    Rules of the Game-chapter 18,  undated
    Box   13  
    Israel-U.S. conflict-chapter 18,  undated
    Box   13  
    The End of the Matter-chapter 19,  undated
    Box   13  
    Cry in the Wilderness-chapter 20,  undated
    Box   13  
    New Trial-conclusion chapter,  undated
    Box   13  
    Appeal chapter (chapter number unidentified),  undated
    Box   13  
    Israel chapter,  undated
    Box   13  
    Unidentified drafts,  undated (3 folders)
     
    Galleys and Proofs,  undated
    Box   13  
    Preface
    Box   13  
    Chapter 1
    Box   13  
    Chapter 3
    Box   13  
    Chapter 4
    Box   13  
    Chapter 6
    Box   13  
    Chapter 7
    Box   13  
    Chapter 11
    Box   13  
    Chapter 14
    Box   13  
    Chapter 15
    Box   13  
    Chapter 16
    Box   13  
    Chapter 17
    Box   13  
    Chapter 18
    Box   13  
    Chapter 19
    Box   13  
    Chapter 20
    Box   13  
    Fragments and unidentified (2 folders)
    Box   13  
    Notes and comments on Galleys,  undated
    Box   13  
    Promotion,  undated
    Box   14  
    National Guardian article,  September 24, 1962
    Box   14  
    "Portrait of a Master Spy, "  undated
    Box   14  
    Unpublished booklet,  undated
     
    Others' writings
     
    Boudin, Leonard, "The Case of Dr. Soblen"
    Box   14  
    Lecture,  1980
    Box   14  
    Correspondence, FOIA requests and notes,  1980
    Box   14  
    Soble, Jack and Jack Lotti, "How I spied on the U.S." Copyright  1957
    Box   14  
    Soblen, Robert A., "Why I am leaving America,"  undated
     
    Roy Cohn [series]:

    The Roy Cohn series consists of writing and research conducted by Reuben in the 1980s, during the time of Cohn's disbarment. The series is divided into two subseries: Writing, Outlines, and Notes, and Research. The Writings, Outlines and Notes subseries consists of material created by Reuben, including printed articles, drafts, manuscripts, outlines and notes. The Research subseries is comprised of research material that Reuben collected. The subseries includes a large grouping of legal documents related to Cohn's disbarment hearings.

     
    Writing, outlines and notes [subseries]:
    Box   14  
    Correspondence and fragment,  1986
    Box   14  
    Guardian article,  1986
    Box   14  
    The Nation article draft,  undated (3 folders)
    Box   14  
    Draft of unidentified article,  undated
    Box   14  
    Pied Piper case draft,  undated
    Box   14  
    Galleys,  undated
    Box   14  
    Outlines and lists for various articles,  1986 and  undated
    Box   14  
    Miscellaneous notes,  undated
     
    Research [subseries]:
    Box   14  
    Clippings and miscellaneous,  1986 and  undated
    Box   14  
    Cohn interview from "60 Minutes" transcript,  1986
     
    Court and legal documents, "In the Matter of Roy Cohn" (Hearing of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the First Judicial Department, New York)
    Box   14  
    Memorandum and briefs by Michael Gentile, Attorney for the departmental disciplinary committee,  1985-1986
    Box   14  
    Transcripts,  1985-1986 and  undated (3 folders)
    Box   14  
    Partial index to witness transcripts,  undated
     
    Disciplinary Committee exhibits
    Box   14  
    Lewis Rosenstiel case,  ca. 1976-1980 (2 folders)
    Box   14  
    Thomas Bolan, et. al.,  ca. 1976-1984
    Box   14  
    Iva Schlesinger case,  ca. 1966-1981 (2 folders)
    Box   15  
    Washington D.C. application to Bar,  1982-1983 (3 folders)
    Box   15  
    Pied Piper Case,  ca. 1975-1977 (2 folders)
    Box   15  
    Lawyer correspondence and miscellaneous exhibits,  1984-1985
    Box   15  
    Disbarment decision,  1986
    Box   15  
    Miscellaneous legal documents,  1986 and  undated
     
    Philby, Burgess, and MacLean Spy Case [series]:

    The Philby, Burgess, and MacLean Spy Case series is also divided into writing and research subseries. The Writing subseries includes drafts and notes for an article in The Nation . The Research subseries consists primarily of newspaper clippings and photocopies, but also includes correspondence and documents related to a 1980 FOIA request.

     
    Drafts and notes [subseries]:
    Box   15  
    Drafts for Nation article,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   15  
    Outlines and notes for Nation article,  1981 and  undated (2 folders)
    Box   15  
    Burgess, MacLean, Philby, Blunt chronology (notes),  ca. 1980
    Box   15  
    Index card notes,  undated
    Box   15  
    Miscellaneous "Mole" notes and photocopies,  undated
     
    Research [subseries]:
     
    FOIA requests
    Box   15  
    Correspondence,  1980
    Box   15  
    Documents,  1951-1961
    Box   15  
    Nigel West's The Circus (book on British Spies) press conference,  1983
     
    Clippings and photocopies
    Box   15  
    Blunt, Sir Anthony, primarily  1979
    Box   15  
    Burgess MacLean,  1950s-1980s
    Box   15  
    Hollis, Sir Roger, primarily  1981
    Box   15  
    Krivisky, Walter and Isaac Don Levine,  undated
    Box   15  
    Petrov, Vladimir,  1955-1956
    Box   15  
    Philby, H.A.R. (Kim),  1967-1982 and  undated
    Box   15  
    Philby Sunday Times article,  1967
    Box   15  
    Straight, Michael,  1982-1983 and  undated
    Box   15  
    Miscellaneous clippings and photocopies, scattered dates (2 folders)
     
    Mark Fein Case [series]:

    The Mark Fein Case series consists of material related to Reuben's book, The Mark Fein Case , which was published in 1966. In addition to reviews and promotional material, the series includes legal documents related to the case, and material related to All the Fathers': The Fein Family Story , a book by Howard Portnoy, whom Reuben accused of plagiarism.

     
    The Mark Fein Case [subseries]:
    Box   16  
    Assignment of copyright to Mark Fein,  1989-1990
    Box   16  
    Promotional material,  ca. 1966-1967
    Box   16  
    Reviews,  ca. 1966-1967
     
    Howard Portnoy's All the Fathers: The Fein Family Story [subseries]:
    Box   16  
    Uncorrected Proof,  1986
    Box   16  
    Correspondence related to Reuben plagiarism charge,  1989
    Box   16  
    Reuben notes and evidence for plagiarism charge, primarily  undated (3 folders)
     
    Legal documents [subseries]:
    Box   16  
    Appellants index,  ca. 1971
    Box   16  
    Trial transcripts,  1964-1965 (7 folders)
    Box   17  
    Trial transcripts,  1965 and  undated (2 folders)
     
    Alan Friess [series]:
     
     1981 Commission on Judicial Conduct Hearing (Elisia Fominas case) [subseries]:
    Box   17  
    Correspondence,  1980-1981
    Box   17  
    Fominas arraignment and trial transcripts,  1980-1981
    Box   17  
    Memorandums,  1980-1981
    Box   17  
    Hearing transcripts,  1980-1981
    Box   17  
    Agreed Statement of Facts,  1981
    Box   17  
    Friess' Statement for the Commission on Judicial Misconduct,  1980
    Box   17  
    Verified Answer,  1981
    Box   17  
    Determination and Censure,  1981
    Box   17  
    Other forms,  1908-1981
     
    Commission on Commission on Judicial Conduct Hearing ("Coin Flip" and "Show of Hands" cases) [subseries]:
    Box   17  
    Removal Decision,  1983
    Box   17  
    Hearing Transcripts,  1983 (3 folders)
    Box   17  
    Transcript of Oral Argument,  1983
    Box   17  
    Documents introduced into evidence at the hearing,  1983
    Box   17  
    Motions,  1983
    Box   17  
    Post-hearing memoranda on motions before the Commission,  1983
    Box   17  
    Report of the Referee,  1983
    Box   17  
    Post Hearing Memoranda to the Referee,  1983
    Box   17  
    Prior Discipline,  1981
    Box   17  
    Correspondence,  1980-1983   

    (primarily letters of support)

    Box   17  
    Legal Correspondence,  ca. 1980-1983
    Box   17  
    Clippings and photocopies,  ca. 1981-1983
    Box   17  
    Miscellaneous,  1979 and  undated
     
    Lexington Female High Security Unit [series]:

    The Lexington Female High Security Unit series is comprised of material related to Reuben's investigation of the Female High Security Unit at the Federal Correctional Institute in Lexington, Kentucky. The series includes drafts, notes and other material related to an article written for The Nation , scripts, notes and correspondence documenting Reuben's work on a documentary film about the unit, and research compiled by Reuben.

     
    Nation Article [subseries]:
    Box   18  
    Correspondence, primarily  1986-1987
    Box   18  
    Drafts,  undated
    Box   18  
    Notes and outlines,  1987 and  undated
    Box   18  
    Published article,  1987 (photocopies)
    Box   18  
    Proofs,  1987
     
    Documentary Film [subseries]:
    Box   18  
    Scripts and outlines,  1989 and  undated
    Box   18  
    Notes,  undated
    Box   18  
    Correspondence,  1989 and  undated
    Box   18  
    Press Release,  undated
    Box   18  
    Contract with Daedalus Productions,  1989
    Box   18  
    Small claims court case with Daedalus Productions,  1989
     
    Research [subseries]:
     
    Susan Rosenberg
    Box   18  
    Correspondence,  1985 and  undated
    Box   18  
    Court and legal documents,  1985
     
    Silvia Baraldini
    Box   18  
    Court and legal documents,  1988-1989
    Box   18  
    ACLU chronology of investigation,  1989
    Box   18  
    FOIA documents, Office of Naval Research,  ca. 1955-1960
    Box   18  
    Clippings and Photocopies,  ca. 1982-1985
    Box   18  
    Political Prisoner information,  1988 and  undated
    Box   18  
    Behavior modification research, scattered dates (5 folders)   

    (primarily photocopies)

     
    Libel Research [series]:

    The Libel Research series consists entirely of secondary material collected by Reuben. The series includes newspaper clippings on various cases and legal documents and briefs from the Ariel Sharon v. Time Inc., and William Westmoreland v. CBS cases.

     
    Clippings and miscellaneous [subseries]:
    Box   18  
    Westmoreland v. CBS libel suit,  ca. 1984-1985
    Box   18  
    Sharon v. Time magazine suit,  ca. 1985
    Box   18  
    Gertz v. Welch,  1981 and  undated
    Box   18  
    Ollman v. Evans and Novak,  1985 and  undated
    Box   18  
    Miscellaneous,  ca. 1984-1985 (3 folders)
     
    Legal documents and Briefs [subseries]:
    Box   19  
    Ariel Sharon v. Time Inc.,  1984 (2 volumes)
    Box   19  
    Westmoreland v. CBS,  1984 (7 volumes)
     
    Other Writing and Research [series]:

    The Other Writing and Research series illustrates Reuben's intense interest in controversial cases and individuals and is divided into two subseries: Writing, Notes and Drafts and Clippings and Research. The Writing, Notes, and Drafts subseries is an alphabetically arranged file of Reuben's writing and notes and some correspondence dealing with a variety of subjects. Much, but not all, of the material concerns espionage and spy cases. Other material includes documents related to various political figures, and a large grouping of material related to jockey Willie Shoemaker. Titles of folders in the series are sometimes very general ("Spies Who Never Were", "Imposters," etc.) but reflect Reuben's own labeling system. The Clippings and Research subseries differs from the Writing, Notes, and Drafts subseries in that it contains only secondary material, not material created by Reuben himself. Newspaper clippings make up the vast majority of the subseries, but a small amount of photocopies or other secondary material can also be found.

     
    Writings, Drafts and Notes [subseries]:
    Box   20  
    Academic Freedom,  1952 and  undated
    Box   20  
    "Amerasia" case,  1986 and  undated
    Box   20  
    Atom Bomb,  1950-1986 and  undated
    Box   20  
    The Atom Spies (Review of H. Montgomery Hyde book),  1981
    Box   20  
    Barnes, Joseph,  1949 and  undated
    Box   20  
    Bork, Robert (notes on ACLU report on Bork's civil liberties record),  undated
    Box   20  
    Brothman-Moskowitz case,  ca. 1947-1953
    Box   20  
    Canadian case,  ca. 1945-1947
    Box   20  
    Clubb, O. Edmund,  1969
    Box   20  
    Colorado Smith Act case,  ca. 1953-1955
    Box   20  
    Judith Coplin Case,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   20  
    Damon Runyon (review of Jimmy Breslin book),  1991
    Box   20  
    The Defendants Rights (Notes on David Fellman book),  undated
    Box   20  
    Daniel Ellsberg and Richard Nixon,  undated
    Box   20  
    Encyclopedia of the American Left (Alger Hiss entry),  1991
    Box   20  
    FBI,  1970s-1980s and  undated
     
    Field, Noel
    Box   20  
    State Department documents re Noel, Herta, and Herman Field,  1950s (7 folders)
     
    Correspondence
    Box   20  
    Alger Hiss and Noel Field correspondence,  1958-1970
    Box   20  
    Reuben correspondence re FBI and CIA records,  1978-1979
    Box   20  
    Fitzgerald, Edward J. case,  1954-1956
    Box   20  
    Igor Gouzenko,  1970s-1990s (18 folders)
    Box   21  
    J. Edgar Hoover,  1940s-1950s and  undated (2 folders)
    Box   21  
    Imposters,  ca. 1982-1983
    Box   21  
    John Kennedy,  1960-1975 and  undated
    Box   21  
    KGB: The Inside Story (Analysis of Christopher Andrew and Oleg Gordievsky book),  1960-1967 and  undated
    Box   21  
    Nikita Khrushchev,  1971-1995 and  undated
    Box   21  
    Igor Kurchatov,  ca. 1996
    Box   21  
    Kyshtym Nuclear Plant, primarily  1989 and  undated
    Box   21  
    Mandel vs. McCarthy case,  1955
    Box   21  
    Martinsville Seven case,  1949
    Box   21  
    McCarran Act,  1947-1952 and  undated
    Box   21  
    "Mole" book project,  1981 and  undated
    Box   21  
    Oppenheimer case,  1945
    Box   21  
    "Progress Report" (audition script for proposed civil liberties progress),  undated
     
    The Secret World of American Communism (book by Harvey Klehr, Fridrikh Igorevich Firesov, and John Earl Haynes)
    Box   21  
    Review for National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (ECLC),  1995
     
    Review for Harper's magazine
    Box   21  
    Drafts,  undated
    Box   21  
    Comments by Peter Shepherd,  1995-1996
    Box   21  
    Photocopies and clippings, primarily  1995-1996
    Box   21  
    Harper's correspondence, invoices and payments,  1996
    Box   21  
    Miscellaneous,  1996
     
    Willie Shoemaker
    Box   21  
    Notes and outlines,  undated
    Box   21  
    Statistics,  undated
    Box   21  
    Clippings and Photocopies, scattered dates (2 folders)
    Box   21  
    Typescript of Shoemaker: Autobiography of the World's Greatest Jockey ,  undated
    Box   22  
    Smilg, Benjamin,  1955 and  undated
    Box   22  
    "Spies who never were,"  1981-1983 and  undated
    Box   22  
    Spy material -- miscellaneous, primarily  1940s and  1950s
    Box   22  
    Three American Radicals (Review of Sender Garlin book),  ca. 1992
    Box   22  
    Tokyo Rose case,  1952-1976
    Box   22  
    Truitt case,  1952
    Box   22  
    Tuney, Andy,  undated
     
    Venona documents
    Box   22  
    Drafts, outlines and correspondence,  1995-1996 and  undated
    Box   22  
    Clippings and photocopies, primarily  1995-1996
    Box   22  
    Walker family spy case,  1985-1986
    Box   22  
    World War II,  undated
    Box   22  
    Miscellaneous,  1946 and  undated (3 folders)
     
    Research and Clippings [subseries]:
    Box   22  
    Assassinations,  1963-1979
    Box   22  
    Michael Bettaney spy case,  1984
    Box   22  
    Bush, George,  1988
    Box   22  
    CIA,  1960s-1990s
    Box   22  
    Edward U. Condon case,  1948 and  undated
    Box   22  
    Eugene Debs,  undated
    Box   22  
    William O. Douglas,  1975
    Box   22  
    Disinformation stories, primarily  1980s
    Box   22  
    English spy cases, primarily  1984-1985
    Box   22  
    Espionage -- miscellaneous,  1982
    Box   22  
    Edward Howard CIA spy case,  1985 and  undated
    Box   22  
    James Willard Hurst "Treason in the U.S." article,  1944-1945
    Box   22  
    Israeli espionage case (Pollard case),  1985-1987
    Box   22  
    Jenner Report,  1953
    Box   22  
    Ted Kennedy,  1969 and  1979
    Box   22  
    KGB, primarily  1980s
    Box   22  
    Anthony Lake,  1997
    Box   22  
    Loyalty oaths,  1947-1981 and  undated
    Box   22  
    McCarran Act,  1962-1963 and  undated
    Box   22  
    Moscow embassy spy case,  1987
    Box   22  
    Mole stories,  1980s
    Box   22  
    The Nation v. Harpers and Row,  1980-1984
    Box   23  
    Richard Nixon-impeachment and Watergate,  1970s (19 folders)
    Box   23  
    J. Robert Oppenheimer,  1969 and  undated
    Box   23  
    Passport Cases,  1955
    Box   23  
    Privacy Cases,  1980s
    Box   23  
    Progressive Party,  undated
    Box   23  
    Republican Party,  1962
    Box   23  
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt,  1980s
    Box   23  
    Howard Rushmore,  1958 and  undated
    Box   23  
    Miriam, Solovieff,  1948 and  undated
    Box   23  
    Smith Act,  1978 and  undated
    Box   23  
    Soviet Union -- Nuclear Materials and espionage, primarily  1980s and  1990s
    Box   23  
    Spy Stories,  1970s-1990s (5 folders)
    Box   23  
    Spy Stories -- American,  1980s
    Box   23  
    William Henry Taylor,  1955-1956 and  undated
    Box   23  
    Harold Wilson spy plot,  ca. 1988
    Box   23  
    Miscellaneous clippings,  1950s-1980s
     
    Employment Related [series]:

    The Employment Related series documents Reuben's professional life. It includes material created during Reuben's time as a journalist and writer for the National Guardian , the New York Post , and the American Civil Liberties Union, where Reuben served as a publicist. The series also contains documents related to Reuben's own companies, Action Books and Edgehill Associates, Inc, as well as various grant and foundation applications. A large portion of the series is comprised of material related to the Humanity Guild, for whom Reuben briefly worked and later sued. Of special note is correspondence and other material from Peter Shepherd, Reuben's literary agent from Harold Ober and Associates.

    Box   24  
    Action Books,  1960-1961 and  undated
    Box   24  
    Allied syndicates,  1948 and  undated
    Box   24  
    American Civil Liberties Union,  1946 and  undated
    Box   24  
    Edgehill, Inc.,  ca. 1984-1986 (2 folders)
    Box   24  
    Foundations and Grant Applications,  1958-1990 and  undated (2 folders)
    Box   24  
    Hill Language Service,  1975
     
    Humanity Guild Lawsuit
    Box   24  
    Correspondence,  1962-1964
     
    Drafts, manuscripts and notes
    Box   24  
    Analysis of trial record,  undated
    Box   24  
    Drafts of affidavits,  undated
    Box   24  
    Summary of Trial and outline for article and movie,  undated
    Box   24  
    Notes and miscellaneous,  undated
     
    Court and legal documents
    Box   24  
    Affidavits,  1962-1964
    Box   24  
    Application to dispense with reproduction of exhibits,  1964
    Box   24  
    Application for order settling case,  1963
     
    Briefs
    Box   24  
    Briefs for appellant,  1963 and  undated (3 folders)
    Box   24  
    Brief for defendant/respondent,  1963
    Box   24  
    Court orders,  1963
    Box   24  
    Judgments,  1962-1963
    Box   24  
    Notice of appeal,  1962 and  undated
    Box   24  
    Notice of application for extension to appeal,  1964
    Box   24  
    Notice of argument,  1964
    Box   24  
    Order to cause,  1964
    Box   24  
    Original pleading papers,  1962 and  undated
     
    Transcripts
    Box   24  
     March 28, 1962
    Box   25  
     October 16-19, 1962 (2 folders)
    Box   25  
    Miscellaneous court documents,  1962-1964
    Box   25  
     Undated and Fragments
    Box   25  
    The Nation ,  1984-1987 and  undated
    Box   25  
    The National Alliance ,  1984 and  undated
    Box   25  
    National Guardian ,  1948-1949
    Box   25  
    New York Post ,  1960-1964 and  undated
    Box   25  
    Henry Rothblatt,  ca. 1967-1970
    Box   25  
    Peter Shepherd (Harold Ober and Associates),  1975-1995 and  undated
    Box   25  
    Ramparts ,  1968-1969 and  undated
    Box   25  
    Terminal Systems, Inc.,  ca. 1970-1973 (2 folders)
     
    Personal and Miscellaneous [series]:

    The Personal and Miscellaneous series consists of information not directly related to Reuben's professional work. The series includes information related to various charitable and political organizations with which Reuben was involved as well as various legal and financial records. Of special note are four folders of government investigative documents on Reuben himself.

    Box   25  
    Burglaries,  ca. 1975-1981
     
    Charitable, political, and other organizations
    Box   25  
    Citizens' Campaign for New Approaches to Cancer,  1971-1975 and  undated
    Box   25  
    Citizens for Stanley Arnold,  ca. 1972-1973
    Box   25  
    New York Humanist Society,  ca. 1985-1988
    Box   25  
    Meals on Wheels,  1996-1999
    Box   25  
    Colleges and Universities (Columbia Univ., New York University, New School for Social Research),  ca. 1940-1946
    Box   25  
    Divorce Case (Reuben v. Reuben),  ca. 1971-1972
    Box   26  
    Driver's license, library cards and identification cards,  1963-1977 and  undated
     
    Invitations, Events and Announcements
    Box   26  
    General,  1991 and  undated
    Box   26  
    Memorials,  1992-2000
    Box   26  
    German Democratic Republic Trip,  1990 (5 folders)
    Box   26  
    Government documents on William A. Reuben, obtained through the Privacy Act,  ca. 1954-1963 (4 folders)
    Box   26  
    Legal and Financial Records,  ca. 1970-1998
    Box   26  
    Marc Reuben,  ca. 1971 (4 folders)
    Box   26  
    Veterans Administration,  1946-1998 and  undated
    Box   26  
    157th Infantry,  1986-1993
    Box   26  
    Miscellaneous, scattered dates (2 folders)
     
    Correspondence [series]:

    The Correspondence series includes substantial amounts of correspondence from Virginia Gardner, Sender Garlin, Leonore Haimowitz and Zvi Lothane. Material from these five correspondents was filed separately in keeping with Reuben's own organizational scheme. The series also includes five folders of other correspondence, which has been arranged chronologically. The series is comprised primarily of personal correspondence, but does include some documents related to Reuben's journalistic interests. Researchers should note that the majority of correspondence in the collection has been filed by subject within the appropriate series.

    Box   27  
    Gardner, Virginia,  1974-1992 and  undated (3 folders)
    Box   27  
    Garlin, Sender,  1967-1992 and  undated (3 folders)
    Box   27  
    Haimowitz, Leonore,  1979-1996 and  undated (5 folders)
    Box   27  
    Lothane, Zvi,  1992
    Box   27  
    Chronological correspondence,  1942-2000 (5 folders)
     
    Posters [series]:

    The Posters series consists of six posters, sent to Reuben by Sender Garlin, advertising speaking events and lectures at the University of Colorado. Lectures by Reuben, Garlin, and Leonard Boudin on topics including the Hiss case, the Haymarket riots, and United States foreign policy in Nicaragua are advertised on the posters.

    Box   28  
    Posters promoting events sponsored by the University of Colorado Cultural Events Board,  undated (6 posters)   

    (includes lectures by Reuben, Sender Garlin, and Leonard Boudin)