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Film, Video Harry A. Blackmun oral history interview. Session 5

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Title

  • Harry A. Blackmun oral history interview. Session 5

Summary

  • Harry Blackmun describes his years as a new parent, working, attending a Methodist church, and finding time to create memories with his wife and children. He speaks about his job as resident counsel for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and how happy his whole family was during those years. Blackmun says that he kept in touch with Judge Sanborn, who later helped get Blackmun get nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals (8th Circuit). Blackmun shares stories of the judges he worked alongside there and how, after working 217 cases, the one he felt most strongly about was Maxwell v. Bishop, which he used to express his antipathy for the death penalty. He also confided that he was proud of the Jackson v. Bishop result involving cruel and unusual punishment in Arkansas.

Names

  • Blackmun, Harry A. (Harry Andrew), 1908-1999, interviewee
  • Koh, Harold Hongju, 1954- interviewer

Created / Published

  • 1994

Headings

  • -  Blackmun, Harry A.--(Harry Andrew),--1908-1999--Interviews
  • -  Judges--United States--Interviews
  • -  United States.--Supreme Court
  • -  Mayo Clinic
  • -  United States.--Court of Appeals (8th Circuit)

Genre

  • Oral histories
  • Interviews

Notes

  • -  115-minute interview recorded under the auspices of the Supreme Court Historical Society and the Federal Judicial Center, 1994 November 22, Federal Judicial Center, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Harry A. Blackmun oral history interview, session 5, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Library of Congress.
  • -  A transcript for the oral history interview is available. Contact the Moving Image Research Center, Library of Congress at https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/mbrsmi.contact
  • -  Gift; Harry A. Blackmun; 1998.
  • -  Harry A. Blackmun papers; available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room.
  • -  U.S. Supreme Court justice, judge, and lawyer.
  • -  In English.
  • -  Forms part of: The Justice Harry A. Blackmun oral history project.

Medium

  • 2 video files (digital) (115 min.) : sound, color

Source Collection

  • The Justice Harry A. Blackmun oral history project. Session 5
  • Blackmun (Harry A.) Collection (Library of Congress)

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2023600519

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  • Restrictions may exist on copying, quoting, or publishing materials included in the collection. For additional information, contact a reference librarian in the Moving Image Research Center, Library of Congress.

Access Advisory

  • Collection is open to research. Advance notice is required; contact a reference librarian in the Moving Image Research Center, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4690; (202) 707-8572. https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/mbrsmi.contact

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  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Blackmun, Harry A. , Interviewee, and Harold Hongju Koh. Harry A. Blackmun oral history interview. Session 5. 1994. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2023600519/.

APA citation style:

Blackmun, H. A. & Koh, H. H. (1994) Harry A. Blackmun oral history interview. Session 5. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2023600519/.

MLA citation style:

Blackmun, Harry A. , Interviewee, and Harold Hongju Koh. Harry A. Blackmun oral history interview. Session 5. 1994. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2023600519/>.