Ulman, Joseph Nathan, Collection, 1887-1960s, MS. 1914

Joseph Nathan Ulman Collection, 1887-1960s
Maryland Historical Society

 

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Joseph Nathan Ulman Collection, 1887-1960s
Maryland Historical Society

Contact Information:

Manuscripts Department
Maryland Historical Society Library
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore MD 21201-4674
410.685.3750
Fax: 410.385.2105
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www.mdhs.org

 


Descriptive Summary

Joseph Nathan Ulman Collection, 1887-1960s

MS. 1914

28 boxes in 6 parts

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

 


Container List

 

Part I: Youth of Joseph Nathan Ulman

[1 box]

 

 

A. School composition book (age 9), 1887-88

 

 

 

A1 - Theme book from Balto. City College, n.d.

 

 

 

B. Scrapbook of J.N.U.'s college career at Hopkins, 1895-98

 

 

 

C. Themes and addresses by J.N.U. at Hopkins and His MA thesis at Columbia in 1900

 

 

1. Druid Hill Park, paper at Hopkins, March 17-21, 1896

(7pp.)

 

 

 

2. The Slave as Capital, paper at Hopkins, Nov. 20, 1896

 

 

 

3. Modern Japan, paper at Hopkins, Dec. 14, 1896

(10pp.)

 

 

 

4. Memory, paper at Hopkins, Feb. 9, 1898

(19pp.)

 

2 page critique by Prof. Edward H. Griffin

 

 

(Items From Sidney [UNK] - see insert)

 

 

 

 

 

5. Rufus Putnam, paper at Hopkins, Feb. 22, 1898

(7pp.)

 

 

 

6. Duties Toward One's Self, paper at Hopkins (graduation address?), May 22, 1898

(19pp.)

 

 

 

7. '98 Class Poem, Hopkins, 1898

 

 

 

8. The Polychrome Bible for Hopkins Hullabaloo, '98

 

 

 

9. Class notes for an Economics (?) class. Sheet labeled Sherwood-Politics. n.d.

 

 

 

10. Rough draft of paper on immigration, n.d.

(15 pp.)

 

 

 

11. Gray v. Conn., Central Land Co. v. Laidley and Moore v. Missouri, MA thesis done at Columbia, May 1, 1900

(26pp.).

 

 

 

 

D. Hullabaloo '98. Johns Hopkins University Yearbook for J.N.U.'s Senior Year.

 

 

 

 

Part II: Legal - Judicial Career (see also part III)

[3 boxes]

 

 

A. Scrapbook of J.N.U.'s appointment by Gov. Ritchie as Associate Justice of Supreme Bench of Baltimore, Nov. 3, 1924; congratulatory correspondence; a few clippings from the Daily Record of his decisions. Laid in are his reappointments to Supreme Bench and more congratulations.

1 box

 

 

 

B. United R.R. and Electric Company of Baltimore Rate Case, 1927-30,

3 bound vols. - 1 box

 

 

1. Before the Public Service Commission and in the Circuit Court No. 2, vol. 1, 1927-28.

 

 

 

2. In the Court of Appeals and in the Supreme Court, vol.2, 1928-29

 

 

 

3. In the Supreme Court, vol. 3, 1929-30

 

 

 

 

C. Scrapbook of the Duker Case, Nov. 1931 - Sept. 1932, including clippings, Ulman's opinion, correspondence. Also 3 stenographic records of cases tried before J.N.U. - Fannie Davis v. Sun Cab Co., March 22, 1933; Harry Kairys v. Herman and Josephine Worch, Nov. 7, 1940; Md. v. Mrs. Esther Kirsner and Md. v. David S. Saiontz, April 8, 1943.

1 box

 

 

 

 

Part III: Record of Cases Tried Before Judge Ulman, 1924-42

 

[vols. 1-42 (vols. 35 and 36 missing) in 10 boxes]

 

 

A. vol. 1. Dec. 4, 1924 - March 24, 1925

 

 

 

2. March 26, 1925 - Oct. 30, 1925

 

 

 

3. Oct. 30, 1925 - Feb. 24, 1926

 

 

 

4. Feb. 26, 1926 - Sept. 13, 1926

1 box

 

 

 

B. vol. 5. Sept. 16, 1926 - Feb. 7, 1927

 

 

 

6. Feb. 9, 1927 - June 3, 1927

 

 

 

7. June 6, 1927 - Nov. 10, 1927

 

 

 

8. Nov. 10, 1927 - Feb. 21, 1928

1 box

 

 

 

C. vol. 9. Feb. 21, 1928 - June 19, 1928

 

 

 

10. June 21, 1928 - Dec. 3, 1928

 

 

 

11. Dec. 3, 1928 - Mar. 18, 1929

 

 

 

12. Mar. 18, 1929 - July 30, 1929

1 box

 

 

 

D. vol.13. July 30, 1929 - Nov. 18, 1929

 

 

 

14. Nov. 19, 1929 - Feb. 14, 1930

 

 

 

15. Feb. 15, 1930 - May 14, 1930

 

 

 

16. May 15, 1930 - Nov. 19, 1930

1 box

 

 

 

E. vol.17. Nov. 20, 1930 - Feb. 10, 1931

 

 

 

18. Feb. 10, 1931 - April 29, 1931

 

 

 

19. April 29, 1931 - Sept. 22, 1931

 

 

 

20. Sept. 22, 1931 - Dec. 1, 1931

1 box

 

 

 

F. vol.21. Dec. 1, 1931 - Mar. 10, 1932

 

 

 

22. Mar. 11, 1932 - June 21, 1932

 

 

 

23. June 22, 1932 - Jan. 18, 1933

 

 

 

24. Jan. 18, 1933 - May 16, 1933

1 box

 

 

 

G. vol. 25. May 16, 1933 - Nov. 23, 1933

 

 

 

26. Nov. 24, 1933 - April 6, 1934

 

 

 

27. April 6, 1934 - Oct. 22, 1934

 

 

 

28. Oct. 23, 1934 - Sept. 27, 1935

1 box

 

 

 

H. vol. 29. Oct. 9, 1935 - June 5, 1936

 

 

 

30. June 8, 1936 - Feb. 9, 1937

 

 

 

31. Feb. 9, 1937 - July 29, 1937

 

 

 

32. July 29, 1937 - Jan. 10, 1938

1 box

 

 

 

I. vol. 33. Jan. 11, 1938 - Mar. 23, 1938

 

 

 

34. Mar. 23, 1938 - July 30, 1938

 

 

 

35 and 36 missing

 

 

 

37. June 20, 1939 - Jan. 16, 1940

 

 

 

38. Jan. 16, 1940 - June 6, 1940

1 box

 

 

 

J. vol. 39. June 7, 1940 - Jan. 21, 1941

 

 

 

40. Jan. 21, 1941 - Sept. 4, 1941

 

 

 

41. Sept. 4, 1941 - Feb. 18, 1942

 

 

 

42. Feb. 18, 1942 - Sept. 18, 1942

1 box

 

These 40 journal volumes cover 18 years of cases heard by J.N.U. on the Supreme Bench and include descriptions of the case, witnesses' testimony and verdict.

 

 

 

 

Part IV: Reform Interests - articles, speeches, committee reports, his book - A Judge Takes the Stand

[8 boxes]

 

 

A. A Judge Takes the Stand

2 boxes

 

Typescript of J.N.U.'s book and 3 bound vols. containing correspondence before and after the book was published with Knopf, reviews, and correspondence about the book. Also 2 folders - 1-letter to Knopf about a biographical sketch of J.N.U. done by Mrs. Ulman and 2 - the biographical sketch by Mrs. Ulman. April 1932 - 1950's

 

 

 

B. Typed speeches and addresses, 1932-39

1 box

 

([UNK] items from [UNK])-see insert

23 typed speeches - some duplicates and 1 rough draft of Rights of Minorities Under the Constitution (8 legal pp.). [UNK] [UNK] Papers

 

 

 

C. Scrapbook and foldered clippings, articles, etc. about J.N.U. and his reform interests, 1932-35

1 box

 

 

1. Scrapbook contains clippings and correspondence about prison reform, peace movements, schools as well as addresses and notices of talks given by J.N.U.

 

 

 

2. 6 articles or clippings about J.N.U. and his reform interests:

 

 

a) 1920, Oct. 18. The Indeterminate Sentence by? Typescript from St. Louis Daily Globe - Democrat.

 

 

 

b) 1933, Feb. 27, Aug. 14 and Sept. 18. Mencken articles in Balto. Evening Sun on crime, etc.

 

 

 

c) 1933, June 17 Fate of `Revolution' in U.S. Up to Courts, Jurist, [J.N.U.] Holds in Detroit Free Press.

 

 

 

d) 1933, Aug. The Newsletter - Program of 63rd Annual Congress of Amer. Prison Assoc. lists J.N.U. as speaker on topic - A Judge Looks at the Prison.

 

 

 

e) 1935. 25th Anniversary program of the National Urban League - A Quarter Century of Progress in the Fields of Race Relations, 1910-1935. J.N.U. pictured as Pres. of the Baltimore chapter.

 

 

 

f) 1936, June 15. Prison Goods Use by State Recommended article on J.N.U. & P.I.R.A. in Baltimore Morning Sun and 2nd article reporting on the first.

 

 

 

 

 

D. Printed articles and reviews by J.N.U., 1908-43

2 boxes

 

 

(a) First box - Tear sheets or reprints:

 

 

1. 1908, Jan. 16-17. Introductory Address in The Maryland Prison Conference---Jan. 16-17, 1908. pp. 3-6.

 

 

 

2. 1932, March 10 Probation in Balto... in Probation (1932) pp. 6-11.

 

 

 

3. 1933 Public Opinion & Judges' Attitudes Reprinted (tear sheets) from Yearbook of National Probation Assoc., pp. 3-12.

 

 

 

4. 1936, July 9. The Prison Labor Problem in Maryland by J.N.U. as as chairman of P.I.R.A.

 

 

 

5. 1937, June 12. On Curbing Crime pp. 1-6.

 

 

 

6. 1939, Mar.-Apr. As Blind as Justice in The Councillor

(2 copies).

 

 

 

7. 1939 Crime and the `Teen Age in Probation (1939) pp. 35-42.

 

 

 

8. 1940, Jan. 7. J.N.U.'s review of Michael Musmanno's After Twelve Years in N.Y. Herald Tribune Books

(2 copies).

 

 

 

9. 1940, Mar. 2. The Juvenile Offender and the Courts in The Daily Record.

 

 

 

10. 1942, May-June Dead-End Justice. Reprinted from Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology (XXXIII) 6-15,

2 copies.

 

 

 

11. 1943, Apr. 9. Decision by J.N.U. in Criminal Court of Balto. [Daily Record]

 

 

 

12. 1943, July. Summary of points from Dead-End Justice, reprinted in The Atlantian.

 

 

 

13. 4 journal issues of interest to J.N.U. but no articles by him. #1-13

1 box

 

 

 

 

(b) Second box - complete issues of magazines containing articles by J.N.U. and scrapbook containing tear sheets, reprints or newspaper articles and reviews by J.N.U.

 

 

1. Public Opinion and Judges' Attitudes, The Year Book (1932 & 1933) pp.57-66.

 

 

 

2. The Plague of Judicial Opinions, The American Mercury XXXIII, (Nov., 1934), 345-51.

 

 

 

3. Chaos in Criminal Justice, XXXIV, (Jan., 1935), 80-87. (Amer. Mercury)

 

 

 

4. Perjury in the Courts, XXXV, (May, 1935), 95-100. (Amer. Mercury)

 

 

 

5. Prison Reorganization and Crime Control, Yearbook (1936), 345-56.

 

 

 

6. Dead-End Justice, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, XXXIII, (May-June, 1942), 6-15.

 

 

 

7. Scrapbook of tear sheets, reprints and reviews:

 

 

a) Report of Judge Joseph N. Ulman... on the Work of the Criminal Court for Year 1931 in Report of the Criminal Court of Baltimore City (1931) pp.1-6.

 

 

 

b) Probation in Baltimore - Its Past, Its Present - A Personal Hope for Its Future in Probation (1932), 6-11.

 

 

 

c) Public Opinion and Judges' Attitudes in the Year Book of the National Probation Association (1933), 3-12.

 

 

 

d) Address... in Report for the Year 1933, The Osborne Association, Inc. (1934), 19-24.

 

 

 

e) Book review of Alpheus Thomas Mason's Brandeis: Lawyer and Judge in the Modern State in Havard Law Review, XLVII, (Feb. 1934), 735-738.

 

 

 

f) Proposed Amendments and Further `Reservations' in The World Court, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate... 1934. (1934), 15-18.

 

 

 

g) Book Review of Henry W. Taft's Witnesses in Court in Harvard Law Review [XLVII], [April 1934] [1076-77].

 

 

 

h) In Re: Elephants in The Johns Hopkins Alumni Magazine XXII, (June, 1934), 271-77.

 

 

 

i) Book review of John S. Bradway's The Bar and Public Relations in The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology XXV, (July-Aug., 1934), 310-11

 

 

 

j) helped compile Report of the Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice to the Council, Jan. 30, 1935 Distributed for the information of the Members of The American Law Institute, pp.7-43.

 

 

 

k) Criminal Prosecution in Canada in Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, vol.? [XXVI?] (July, 1935), 165-167.

 

 

 

l) Criminal Prosecution in Canada in Case and Comment XLI (winter 1935-36), 7-9. [same article as K].

 

 

 

m) The Plague of Judicial Opinions in The American Mercury [XXXIII, (Nov. 1934)], 345-51.

 

 

 

n) Chaos in Criminal Justice in The American Mercury [XXXIV, (Jan. 1935)], 80-87.

 

 

 

o) Perjury in the Courts in The American Mercury [XXXV, (May 1935)], 95-100.

 

 

 

p) Book Review of Jerome Hall's Theft, Law and Society in Annals (Sept. 1935), 199.

 

 

 

q) Prison Labor: Report of Committee on Competition of Products of Cotton Garment Industry with Products of Prison Labor and Comments of the Prison Labor Authority on the Report from Annual Report, Prison Association of N.Y. (1935) J.N.U. contributed. pp. 78-116

 

 

 

r) Two Prophets in Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life XIII, (Nov. 1935), 339, 349.

 

 

 

s) White Baltimore and Black in Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life XIV, (Jan., 1936), 11-12.

 

 

 

t) Book review of Francis L. Wellman's The Art of Cross-Examination in The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology XXVII (May-June, 1936), 143-44

 

 

 

u) Book review of Louis P. Goldberg and Eleanore Levinson's Lawless Judges in New York University Law Quarterly Review XIII (May 1936), 631-34

 

 

 

v) Book review of Sheldon Glueck's Crime and Justice in The University of Chicago Law Review, IV (Dec. 1936), 164-65

 

 

 

w) Book review of Sam Bass Warner and Henry B. Cabot's Judges and Law Reform in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Vol.? (Jan. 1937), 229

 

 

 

x) Book review of Edwin M. Martin's The circle of the Bar in Electing the Bench in Chicago in New York University Law Quarterly Review, XIV, (Jan. 1937), 275-76

 

 

 

y) Editorial - It Can Be Done in The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, XXVII (March-April, 1937), 779-81

 

 

 

z) A Letter From Canada in The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, XXVIII (May-June, 1937), 5-12

 

 

 

aa) On Curbing Crime address Before the Federal Judicial Conference on the Fourth Circuit, Asheville, N.C., June 12, 1937. Reprinted from The Daily Record, Balto., June 14, 1937. pp. 1-6.

 

(State of Illinois, 1941), pp. 99-104.

 

 

 

bb) Report Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice - Youth American Law Institute, Feb. 12, 1938. pp. 3-12. J.N. Ulman, 1 of the committee submitting the report.

 

 

 

cc) Book review of Henry T. Lummus's The Trial Judge in Boston University Law Review [vol?, (Jan., 1938)], 271-73.

 

 

 

dd) Book review of A.C. Millspaugh's Crime Control by the National Government in Federal Agencies and Crime Survey-Graphic, [Feb. 1938, p.?]

 

 

 

ee) Planning for Probation in Probation [Vol? (June, 1938)] pp.?

2 pages long.

 

 

 

ff) 1938, March 29. [J.N.U.] to Gov. Harry W. Nice.

 

 

 

gg) 1938, March 30, Gov. H[arry] W. Nice to Joseph N. Ulman.

 

 

 

hh) The Parole System of Maryland by Harry W. Nice, Gov. of Maryland

1p.

 

 

 

ii) A National Program to Develop Probation and Parole in The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology [vol.? (Nov.-Dec., 1938)], pp. 517-28.

 

 

 

jj) Book review of Francis L. Wellman's Luck and Opportunity in The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology [vol.?, (Jan.-Feb., 1939], 773

 

 

 

kk) Book Review of Max Radin's The Law and Mr. Smith in The New York Herald Tribune Books, April 24, 1938.

 

 

 

ll) Book Review of Fred E. Haynes's The American Prison System in Survey... Journal Social Work (vol.?) Sept. 1939. pp.?

 

 

 

mm) Book review of Michael A. Musmanno's After Twelve Years in (New York Herald Tribune Books, Jan. 7, 1940).

1 p. 2 more copies loose in folder.

 

 

 

nn) Jan. 7, [1940] Felix Frankfurter to [Joseph N.] Ulman praises his Musmanno review [see M.M.].

 

 

 

oo) Crime and the `Teen Age in Probation, Dec. 1939, pp. 35-42

 

 

 

pp) Book review of Sheldon and Eleanor Glueck's Juvenile Delinquents Grown Up in (The Survey, Sept. 1940).

1 page long.

 

 

 

qq) Judge Ulman's comments on the R.R. Commission of Texas et al. v. Rowan and Nichols Oil Company, Supreme Court, Oct. 21, 1940. Reprintrd in American Telephone and Telegraph Company, Bulletin of Current Decisions. Issued by Legal Dept. - Oct. 24, 1940

 

 

 

rr) Crime and the `Teen Age in The Proceedings... of the National Conference of Juvenile Agencies (1940), pp. 124-133 (slightly different from oo)

 

 

 

ss) Book review of Roscoe Pound's Organization of Courts in Louisiana Law Review, (Nov. 1940), pp. 249-51.

 

 

 

tt) Book review of Hermann Manheim's The Dilemma of Penal Reform in The Annals of The American Academy (vol.?, Jan., 1941), p. 214.

 

 

 

uu) Address by J.N.U. given and then printed in Addresses Delivered at a Dinner to Commemorate the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Municipal Court of Philadelphia, 1914 to 1939 (April 28, 1939), pp. 22-29.

 

 

 

vv) Book review of Justine Wise Polier's Everyone's Children Nobody's Child in (Opinion, Sept. 1941)

1 p. review

 

 

 

ww) Preventing Delinquency Through Correction address given and printed in Tenth Annual Conference on Delinquency Prevention

 

 

 

xx) Conversation with the Dean in The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Sept. 1941) 292-93.

 

 

 

yy) Oct. 2, 1941. John H. Wigmore to J.N.U. re: above articles (XX)

 

 

 

zz) Book review of Francis L. Wellman's Success in Court in (The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Jan. - Feb., 1942), 567-68.

 

 

 

aaa) Ex-Cons and the Navy in (The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, April 1942), 598-99

 

 

 

bbb) Dead-End Justice reprinted from The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, XXXIII, (May-June, 1942), 6-15

 

a 2nd reprint added but not bound in.

 

 

 

ccc) Dead-End Justice in Magazine Digest (Jan. 1943), condensed from Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, pp. 58-62.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E. Prison Industries Reorganization Administration 4 vols., 1936-1940

2 boxes

 

 

1. P.I.R.A. Reports: Ky., Md., Vt., Ark., Del., Okla., Texas. May 1936 - March 1937.

 

 

 

2. P.I.R.A. Reports: Tenn., W.Va., Wyo., Utah, Ga., Calif., D.C. March 1937 - Feb. 1938

1 box

 

 

 

3. P.I.R.A. Reports: Progress Report, Supplementary Report, Bulletin No. 1, Mo., N.M., Ore., Kan., May 1937 - June 1938.

 

 

 

4. P.I.R.A. Reports: Ind., Idaho, Jefferson Co., Ala., Ala., Va., Colo, General Report By J.E.F., June 1938 - Sept. 1940.

 

 

 

 

 

Part V: Correspondence

[3 boxes]

 

 

A. Family Correspondence

2 boxes

 

 

1. 1897-1920 includes J.N.U.'s letters to mother and family describing his European trip in 1897, and letters to his wife and children when they were in Maine and he in Balto., 1915, 1916, 1920.

 

+ 2 photographs of ulman in 1898 (most photos are in graphics)

 

 

 

2. 1922-44 and n.d. includes congratulations on J.N.U.'s appointment to Balto. Bench in 1924, Ulman family's trip to Europe in 1930 and 2 letters written during trip to Russia in 1936.

 

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B. Business Correspondence

1 box

 

1926 - n.d. Includes 3 Franklin D. Roosevelt autographs

 

 

1. 1935, Sept. 28. Exec. order appointing members of the Prison Industries Reorganization Board.

 

+ [UNK] ulman Papers

 

 

 

2. 1935, Sept. 28. Appointment of J.N.U. to P.I.R.B.

 

 

 

3. N.d. Signed excerpt by F.D.R. - Looking Forward.

 

 

 

 

 

Part VI: After Ulman's Death, April 18, 1943

[3 boxes]

 

 

A. Scrapbook of obituary notices and letters of condolence; scrapbook of correspondence to Mrs. Ulman after J.N.U.' death; scrapbook of Ulman Foundation, Inc. formed May 1944

1 box

 

 

 

B. Ulman Foundation (Society) Inc., continued correspondence of or about, including minutes of some meetings, various reports on different reform interests, lists of accomplishments of the Society before it merged with Prisoners Aid Assoc. in 1953, membership list, sketch of life of J.N.U.

1 box.

 

 

 

C. Miscellaneous box including articles and clippings on reform interests of J.N.U. after 1943 (i.e. Urban League, prison reform, etc.), bound volume of opinions delivered by Judge Charles F. Stein, 1921-36, inscribed to J.N.U. with correspondence between the two tipped and laid in; 4 cases heard in Maryland Court of Appeals 1902, 1903, 1907

1 box

 

 

 

 

Ulman Material Housed in Graphics

 

 

1. Large collection of family photographs - many taken on trips and vacations.

 

 

 

2. Several portrait photographs of J.N.U. - as a young man, young attorney, and older man.

 

 

 

3. 3 diplomas or certificates:

 

 

a) Johns Hopkins diploma, 1898

 

 

 

b) Certification to serve as attorney before Supreme Court

 

 

 

c) Latin degree

 

 

 

 

4. 1 color sketch of profile of J.N.U.

 

 

 

5. 2 phonographic albums of J.N.U.'s voice.

 

 

 

 

Ulman Material Housed in Gallery

 

 

1. Gavel J.N.U. used on Supreme Bench inscribed with date of elevation: Nov. 3, 1924

 

 

 

2. Debate medal won at Hopkins.

 

 

 

 

Ulman Material Housed in Library

 

 

1. Guggenheimer family genealogy

 

 

 

2. 50 plus books, many autographed by author to J.N.U. - primarily legal, psychological, sociological, and historical works.

 

 

 

 

 

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