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Elmer Gertz Collection

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Biographical Note

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Detailed Description

Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph"

Book- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph"


Elmer Gertz Collection, 1962-1991 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By Matthew A. Borowicz

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Collection Overview

Title: Elmer Gertz Collection, 1962-1991Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 274

Primary Creator: Gertz, Elmer, (1906-2000.)

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Arranged by topic.

Subjects: Gertz, Elmer, 1906-2000, Miller, Henry, 1891-1980

Forms of Material: Ephemera., Manuscripts for publication.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Elmer Gertz collection consists of the manuscript for the "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph," the book, and ephemera. Henry Miller, one of Gertz's clients, was accused of obscenity for his book Tropic of Cancer. These papers document Miller's challenge of these charges, and the fight that Gertz successfully waged in Illinois to stop censorship of the book.

Biographical Note

Elmer Gertz (September 14, 1906 - April 27, 2000) was an American lawyer, writer and civil rights activist. During his lengthy legal career he won some high-profile cases, most notably parole for notorious killer Nathan Leopold and the obscenity trial of Henry Miller's novel Tropic of Cancer (novel). In addition to accounts of his cases and career, he also reviewed books and edited a collection of works by Frank Harris, whom he represented as literary agent for a while.

Subject/Index Terms

Gertz, Elmer, 1906-2000
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 boxes

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Related Materials: Elmer Gertz Collection of Henry Miller in Special Collections Research Center; Elmer Gertz papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Elmer Gertz Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Folder 1: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Introduction)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1962 January 3-1962 January 30Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1962 February 1- 1962 February 26Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1962 March 5- 1962 March 28Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1962 April 4 - 1962 May 28Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1962 June 1 - 1962 June 30Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1962 July 3 - 1962 August 30Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1962 September 10 - 1962 October 30Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1962 November 8 - 1962 December 31Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1963 January 6 - 1963 February 28Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1963 March 7 - 1963 March 31Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1963 April 2 - 1963 May 28Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1963 June 1 - 1963 July 26Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1963 August 3 - 1963 September 24Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1963 October 2 - 1963 November 15Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1963 December 2 - 1963 December 28Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1964 January 2 - 1964 February 27Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Letters), 1964 March 6 - 1964 June 28Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Afterword)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Manuscript- "Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph" (Index and Illustrations) 2 copiesAdd to your cart.

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