Attorney Myer C. Symonds Collection
This collection includes biographical and professional papers of Myer C. Symonds who worked with Harriet Bouslog as the attorneys of the International Longshore Worker's Union (ILWU). These papers provide an understanding of the political-economic times in which he served as a labor lawyer in Hawaii, particularly during the red-baiting that occurred in the late 1940s-1950s.
Myer Symonds gave these materials to Professor Mari Matsuda and Lila Gardner to be shared to the University of Hawaiʻi Law Library on December 12, 2011 for public research purposes. Matsuda corresponded with Symonds during her research on Hawaiʻi labor history and Harriet Bouslog for the book Called from Within: Early Women Lawyers of Hawaii.
Select documents have been digitized and linked to the index (Folder 1, Folder 2, Folder 3 & Folder 4) for public accessibility through the Internet. Items that have not been linked are not available online due to copyright restrictions. However, patrons can contact the Archives Manager to request access documents in-person or through email correspondence.
The papers include handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, legislative documents, court documents and correspondences (1933-2009) which came from Myer Symond's own scrapbook and various collections. The collection is one box totaling 1 linear feet. Some important keywords from this collection are:
|1950 Constitutional Convention|
|Armistice Day Speech|
|C.J. Samuel B. Kemp|
|C.J. William S. Richardson|
|Ernest J. Torregano|
|Gustave Meyer v. G.B. Collins|
|Hawaii 7 Jury|
|Hawaii Bar Association|
|Hiram L. Fong|
|Honorable Delbert E. Metzger|
|Internal Security Subcommittee|
|John E. Reinecke|
|Mrs. Leah Symonds|
|Mrs. Morton Lewis|
|Myer C. Symonds|
|National Lawyer's Guild|
|Office of Price Administration|
|Okeith v. Johnson|
|Ronald B. Jamieson|
|Samuel P. King|
|United States of America v. Arthur Willard Parelius|
|Wilfred M. Oka|
The materials are accessible in person at the University of Hawaiʻi School of Law Library. Please see the Access page for more information.
These items are cataloged as the Attorney Myer C. Symonds Collection. Go to the index page of this collection to browse the records. Note the Box number and folder number to request access to them.