BLACK, Hugo Lafayette, 1886-1971


Guide to Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: 1927-1961. 1 folder. Letter and biographical sketch (1927), letters (1931 and 1960-61), photographs, and memorabilia.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in State Democratic Executive Committee of Alabama records, 1875-1986; William Brockman Bankhead papers, 1875-1952; John Hollis Bankhead papers, 1880-1947; Charles B. Crow papers, 1920-1949; Durr family papers, 1868-1968; Judkins family papers, 1837-1968; Virginia Foster Durr papers, 1904-1991; and in the papers of Black’s brother-in-law, Clifford J. Durr, 1899-1976.


Columbia University
Oral History Project
New York, NY
Oral History: Discussed in numerous interviews, including Virginia Foster Durr (1974), 377 leaves.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: Correspondence in the Joseph Dorfman papers, 1890-1983; Howard Selsam papers, [ca. 1935]-1972; Milton Handler papers, 1927-1970; and Edward C. Carter papers, 1851-1960. Finding aids.


Eleventh Circuit Historical Society
Atlanta, GA
Oral History: Video interview (1968) by M. Agronsky and E. Severeid, CBS News; and discussed in interview (ca. 1986) with Mrs. Hugo Black.


Harvard University
Law School Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Felix Frankfurter papers, 1900-1965 (bulk 1939-1962), available on microfilm, permission required; in Charles Edward Wyzanski papers, 1930-1968; and Zechariah Chafee papers, 1898-1957 (bulk 1916-1956). Finding aids.


Indiana University
Lilly Library
Bloomington, IN
Papers: Correspondence in Claude Gernade Bowers papers, 1893-1972. Finding aid.


Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
Austin, TX
Oral History: 1968. Closed.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1883-1976 (bulk 1926-1971). 130,000 items. Family and general correspondence, memoranda, reports, notebooks, research materials, case files, legal and subject files, speeches, writings, printed matierals, clippings, scrapbooks relating primarily to Black’s service in the U.S. Senate (1927-1937) and on the Supreme Court (1937-1971). Finding aid. Restricted.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in John Archer Lejeune papers, 1915-1950; Charl Ormond Williams papers, 1924-1959; and correspondence, reports, speeches, printed matter, comprising office files kept by Grant while serving as secretary to Senator Black, in Hugh Gladney Grant papers, 1924-1933.


Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Elizabeth Brandeis Raushenbush papers, 1920-1967.

Oral History: Discussed in interview with Virginia Foster Durr, (1974), 377 pages. U.S. Supreme Court Washington, DC

Papers: Miscellaneous material relating to Black’s years as Supreme Court justice including clippings and articles, correspondence, press releases, addresses, photographs, portraits, and Black’s personal library.


University of Alabama
W.S. Hoole Special Collections
Tuscaloosa, AL
Papers: Correspondence in Hudson Strode papers, 1916-1976.


University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in the Frank Murphy papers, 1908-1949; George Murphy papers, 1911-1961; notes of conferences with Justice Frank Murphy in Eugene Gressman papers, 1935-1967; and in Eleanor M. Bumgardner papers, 1919-1967.

Oral History: 1964. 5 pages. Concerns Justice Frank Murphy.


University of North Carolina, at Charlotte
Atkins Library
Charlotte, NC
Papers: Correspondence in Harry Golden papers, 1898-1970.


University of Vermont
Bailey/Howe Library
Burlington, VT
Papers: Correspondence in Alfred Harris Heininger papers, 1900-1970. Finding aid.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in various collections. Finding aid.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Max Lerner papers, 1927-1980; Jerome Frank papers, 1918-1972 (bulk 1929-1957); and Richard Kluger’s Brown vs. Board of Education collection, 1950-1975. Finding aid.

Research Library Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Hagley Museum and Library, Greenville DE; Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, NY; Syracuse University, Manuscripts Collections, Syracuse, NY; and University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA.