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  • Creator Names Booth, Harry R., 1902-1974.
  • Title Harry R. Booth papers [manuscript], 1930-1974, bulk 1959-1974.
  • Physical description 56.25 linear ft. (45 boxes)
  • Collection summary Legal papers, correspondence, autobiographical writings, and newsclippings (ca. 1950s-1974) related to Harry R. Booth's role as a lawyer in class-action lawsuits against Illinois gas, electric, and telephone utility companies; the Chicago Transit Authority and other Chicago-area common carriers; the Metropolitan Sanitary District; and radio stations WFMT and WEFM. Also includes correspondence (1930s) with Paul Douglas, Henry Horner, Harold Ickes, David Lilienthal, and the Utilities Consumers League of Illinois; with Booth's 1930s law partner Joseph Swidler; and 1939 files of the National Lawyers Guild's committee on public utilities.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Sylvia Booth, Mr. Booth's widow, in 1975 (M1975.0009).
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available online.
  • Names
    • Booth, Harry R., 1902-1974 Archives.
    • Douglas, Paul H., (Paul Howard), 1892-1976 Correspondence.
    • Horner, Henry, 1878-1940.
    • Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952 Correspondence.
    • Lilienthal, David Eli, 1899-1981 Correspondence.
    • Swidler, Joseph C. (Joseph Charles), 1907-1997 Correspondence.
    • Chicago Transit Authority Trials, litigation, etc.
    • Illinois Commerce Commission.
    • Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago (Ill.) Trials, litigation, etc.
    • National Lawyers Guild. Committee on Public Utilities.
    • Utilities Consumers League (Ill.)
    • Utility Users League (Chicago, Ill.)
    • WEFM (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.) Trials, litigation, etc.
    • WFMT (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.) Trials, litigation, etc.
    • Douglas, Paul H. (Paul Howard), 1892-1976.
    • Horner, Henry, 1878-1940.
    • Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952.
    • Lilienthal, David Eli, 1899-1981.
    • Swidler, Joseph C. (Joseph Charles), 1907-1997.
    • National Lawyers Guild. Committee on Public Utilities.
    • Utilities Consumers League (Ill.)
    • Utility Users League (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Subjects
    • Actions and defenses Illinois 20th century.
    • Class actions (Civil procedure) Illinois 20th century.
    • Consumers Illinois Societies, etc.
    • Electric utilities Illinois.
    • Gas companies Illinois.
    • Lawyers Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Lawyers United States Societies, etc.
    • Local transit Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area.
    • Practice of law Illinois 20th century.
    • Public interest law Illinois 20th century.
    • Public utilities United States
    • Radio stations Illinois Chicago.
    • Sanitary districts Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area.
    • Telephone companies Illinois.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago Metropolitan Area (Ill.) Politics and government 20th century.
    • Illinois Politics and government 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Autobiographies. aat
    • Briefs (legal documents) aat
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Transcripts. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/M-B/BoothH-inv.htm