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Collection Number: 03464

Collection Title: John Johnston Parker Papers, 1906-1987 (bulk 1920-1956)

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Size About 32,250 items (39.5 linear feet)
Abstract John Johnston Parker (1885-1958) of Charlotte, N.C., was a judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit from 1925 to 1958. Papers include correspondence and other materials relating to legal practice; to jurisprudence in general, including judicial organization and international law; to the North Carolina and national Republican parties in which Parker was influential; to Parker's unconfirmed appointment to the United States Supreme Court in 1930 and other occasions on which he was considered for the Supreme Court; to the University of North Carolina, of which he was long an active trustee; and to many other personal, political, and civic matters and organizations. There are also papers relating to official duties, including informal memoranda of cases and decisions, among them labor and racial integration cases, and reports of annual conferences of circuit judges. Other papers relate to the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, 1945-1946, at which he was an alternate judge on the International Military Tribunal from the United States, and to study committees of the American Bar Association. The addition of 2013 consists chiefly of personal correspondence with Parker's family and others, concerning education and student life, especially at the University of North Carolina; politics; health; the Nuremberg Trials; and daily life.
Creator Parker, John Johnston, 1885-1958.
Language English.
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Francis I. Parker of Charlotte, N.C., and Mrs. Rufus M. Ward (Sara Parker) of Spartanburg, S.C., in February 1960. Additional materials received from Francis I. Parker in November 1998 (Acc. 98234), and from Maria Estefania in August 2013 (Acc. 101896).
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John J. Parker (1885-1958) was born in Monroe, N.C., the son of John Daniel and Frances Johnston Parker. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina in 1907 and a Law Degree in 1908. While at the University, Parker was president of his class in his freshman and senior years, of the Student Council, of the Athletic Association, and of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. In addition, he won a number of prizes and medals.

After leaving the University, Parker practiced law in Greensboro, N.C., in 1908-1909, and then, from 1910 until 1922, he practiced law in his home town of Monroe. Parker married Maria Burgwin Maffitt of Wilmington, N.C, in 1910. In 1922, Parker moved to Charlotte and became head of the firm of Parker, Stewart, McRae, and Bobbitt. He was nominated for a number of public offices in the state by the Republican Party and ran against Cameron Morrison for governor in 1920. In 1924, he was elected Republican National committeeman from North Carolina and member of the Republican National Convention which nominated Calvin Coolidge. After serving as special assistant to the attorney general of the United States in 1923, Parker was appointed, in 1925, as one of the United States Circuit Court judges of the Fourth Circuit. He served in this capacity until his death in 1958, at which time he was senior appellate judge of the United States.

In 1930, Parker was nominated by President Herbert Hoover to the United States Supreme Court, but was defeated by one vote in the Senate as a result of political opposition. In 1945-1946, he served as an alternate judge on the International Allied Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany.

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Papers of John Johnston Parker, North Carolina lawyer and judge, include correspondence and other materials relating to legal practice; to jurisprudence in general, including judicial organization and international law; to the North Carolina Republican Party and national Republican Party in which Parker was influential; to Parker's unconfirmed appointment to the United States Supreme Court in 1930 and other occasions on which he was considered for the Supreme Court; to the University of North Carolina, of which he was long an active trustee; and to many other personal, political, and civic matters and organizations. There are also papers relating to official duties, including informal memoranda of cases and decisions, among them labor and racial integration cases, and reports of annual conferences of circuit judges. Other papers relate to the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, 1945-1946, at which he was an alternate judge on the International Military Tribunal from the United States, and to study committees of the American Bar Association.

The addition of 2013 consists chiefly of personal correspondence with Parker's family and others, concerning education and student life, especially at the University of North Carolina; politics; health; the Nuremberg Trials; and daily life. It also includes some correspondence discussing Parker's grief at the death of his son, John J. Parker Jr., from a serious car crash. Other papers include writings and addresses by Parker, biographical materials, a published volume of photographs titled Nurnberg, clippings, and photographs of Parker and his family.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Personal Papers, 1920-1958.

About 9,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

For the period 1920-1927, there are approximately 1,750 items. There are almost no papers for 1928-1929. The papers representing the 1920s consist of Parker's correspondence with other North Carolina lawyers, Republican Partyleaders, members of the faculty and administrative staff of the University of North Carolinaabout University affairs; some correspondence on the business of the Episcopal Church in North Carolina; and heavy correspondence in 1924 about the appointment of a federal judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina (the appointment went to Isaac Meekins) and in 1925 following Parker's appointment by President Calvin Coolidge to the North Carolina Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

In addition to the those listed in the chronological analysis that follows, correspondents in the 1920s include Giles Mebane, Walter Clark, William G. Bramham, Gilliam Craig, Harry Woodburn Chase, Iredell Meares, Calvin Coolidge, Marion Butler, Mrs. Lindsay Patterson, Josiah W. Bailey, Herbert F. Seawell, Isaac M. Meekins, E. W. Timberlake, Charles A. Jonas, Claudius Dockery, Johnson J. Hayes, Lily Morehead Mebane, Brownlow Jackson, Horace Williams, Edmund Waddill, Jr., David H. Blair, and Samuel Iredell Parker.

1920-1921: Letters from Giles Mebane, Beaufort, and other North Carolina attorneys concerning Republican Party business and patronage.

1922: Correspondence with other North Carolina lawyers on legal business or on behalf of the Republican Party. Public speaking invitations. Letters from Giles Mebane, Walter Clark (chief justice, North Carolina Supreme Court), and William G. Bramham, Durham, chair of the Republican State Executive Committee.

1923: Legal correspondence. Republican Party business. A few letters from and copies of Parker's letters to Harry W. Chase, president of the University of North Carolina, concerning Parker's activities on behalf of the Law School, the Medical School, and Graham Memorial Fund.

1924: The correspondence of this year is largely concerned with the contest between Herbert F. Seawell of Carthage, N.C., and Isaac M. Meekins for the appointment as federal judge for the Eastern District, N.C., left vacant by the death of Henry Groves Connor. Also a great deal of legal correspondence, Republican Party affairs, pamphlets, and press releases. 18 June and 18 December, Calvin Coolidge.

1925: Considerable correspondence with North Carolina Republican Party leaders and with members of the Republican National Committee. Letters about the newly created North Carolina Middle District federal judgeship from Herbert F. Seawell, Johnson J. Hayes, and others. Two letters, April and May, from Mrs. B. Frank Mebane (Lily Morehead Mebane). Endorsements, May-August, on behalf of Parker for the vacancy on the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals created by the death of Judge Charles A. Woods. In October, there are hundreds of letters and telegrams congratulating Parker on his appointment.

1926: Republican Party correspondence. North Carolina Bar Association business and discussion of the bill then before Congress to raise judicial salaries. Letters from Isaac M. Meekins, Johnson J. Hayes, and Brownlow Jackson, the newly appointed chair of the Republican State Executive Committee. Gertrude Weil on the subject of the League of Women Voters.

1927: Correspondence similar to that of previous years. 9 March, Isaac M. Meekins with proposal to endorse Herbert F. Seawell for the new North Carolina Middle District judgeship. Letters from Thomas J. Harkins, Asheville attorney; Charles A. Jonas, S. A. Ashe, David H. Blair, S. I. Parker, Heriot Clarkson. In June, Parker was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of North Carolina.

1928-1929: Five letters of September 1928.

1930: January-February, correspondence with Parker's brother, S. I. Parker, with Charles A. Jonas, Horace Williams, and with trustees and other persons connected with the University of North Carolina on the subject of the resignation of Harry W. Chase as president. Parker was one of the committee of five University trustees named to pick Chase's successor. March-June is represented by about 3,000 items, nearly all related to the great effort made on Parker's behalf to have him appointed to the United States Supreme Court as successor to Justice Sanford, to the appointment finally made by President Hoover, and to the Senate's refusal to confirm the appointment. The papers contain hundreds of endorsements and copies of letters to the president, the attorney general, and others in influential positions in Washington from attorneys, judges, bar associations, and private individuals throughout North Carolina and other states. During the week of 21 March, Parker received the presidential nomination.

Correspondence of 21 March-6 May is concerned with congratulating Parker on his nomination, but many letters of those closest to the situation in Washington reveal their realization of the enormous pressure being exerted upon members of the Senate and Senate Judiciary Committee by the American Federation of Labor and the N.A.A.C.P., and their growing concern that the appointment will not be confirmed. This period includes correspondence with North Carolina Senator Lee S. Overman and David H. Blair of Washington, D.C., both of whom, among others, kept Parker informed of the storm gathering against him. Much data on the nomination and rejection are present in the papers, including copies of the cases Parker had decided which the A.F. of L. based their case against him. The N.A.A.C.P. based its arguments against Parker on remarks which he had allegedly made in a speech when he was campaigning for governor of North Carolina in 1920.

4 April, booklet entitled "Hearing before the Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate ... on the Confirmation of Hon. John J. Parker to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, April 5, 1930"; printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary by the United States Government Printing Office.

Endorsements on Parker's behalf continued to pour in during the period the Judiciary Committee was reviewing his record and hearing testimony. After Parker was passed on by the Committee and recommended to the Senate, his nomination was defeated by that body on 7 May by a vote of 41-39. Included is a booklet of newspaper clippings related to the Parker nomination and rejection for the Supreme Court bench and a separate file of letters in a cardboard binder, which are letters between Parker, Thomas W. Davis (attorney of Wilmington, N.C.), and David H. Blair of Washington, concerning their organized efforts within the ranks of the Senate in Washington for Parker's confirmation.

Parker's mail following his rejection by the Senate was heavy for many weeks, and, with a few exceptions, strongly sympathetic. By July of this year, Parker's correspondence took on a more legal and political nature and his defeat is less the topic of letters. During the last months of 1930, Parker corresponded with federal judges Elliot Northcott, W. E. Baker, Ernest F. Cochran, and William C. Coleman. Correspondence with these and many other jurists are appear until Parker's death.

Among the hundreds of correspondents for 1939 are Albert Coates, Iredell Meares, J. E. Shepard, John M. Morehead, and Herbert Hoover.

1931: Papers include the original notes of Horace Williams of the University of North Carolina. on the occasion, 4 May 1931, when John J. Parker was tapped by the Order of the Golden Fleece, an honorary student organization at the University. November, correspondence relating to the Constitutional Commission of the State of North Carolina, of which Parker was appointed a member by Governor O. Max Gardner.

1932: January-March, correspondence putting forth arguments pro and con on Senate bills 937 and 939 (72nd Congress) related to limiting federal judicial jurisdiction. 9 March, Angus W. McLean about the short ballot; 19 March, Harry Flood Byrd about the "short ballot"; 23 May, M. T. Van Hecke, dean of the University of North Carolina Law School, to Parker with attached copy of the report on taxation of the Constitutional Commission of North Carolina. Correspondence and other items for the balance of the year among members of the Constitutional Commission--Burton Craige, Michael Schenck, Charles B. Aycock, George E. Butler.

1933: A broad, general correspondence with other judges and lawyers about national problems, legal principles, federal power, and other issues. Correspondents include Hugh MacRae, Wilmington, about the gold standard and economic principles; John W. Davis, New York, about being offered the post of attorney general of the United States; Archibald Henderson and Frank Porter Graham about University of North Carolina matters, David H. Blair, Horace Williams, Haywood Parker, Asheville attorney, about the interpretation of an Article of the Constitution of the Diocese of North Carolina (Episcopal) and carbons of Parker's replies to same; Giles Mebane, J. E. Shepard, Robert W. Winston.

1934: Correspondence of a legal nature as previously. Also letters about the selection of the administrative deans for the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina and State College at Raleigh. Many letters endorsing the appointment of T. S. Johnson as administrative dean of State College and a few endorsing John W. Harrelson, who received the endorsement of O. Max Gardner and became administrative dean (chancellor) of State College. 17 June, Josephus Daniels on the appointment of the administrative dean for State College, and 19 July on the proposed revised State Constitution. 13 Sept, "Letter to the Editor" and 14 newspaper articles dealing with the revised State Constitution by John J. Parker (copies).

Correspondents include Archibald Henderson, Frank Porter Graham, Horace Williams, Clyde R. Hoey, Clarence Poe, Louis Graves, Leslie Weil, Francis F. Bradshaw.

1937: Correspondence on the proposed amendments to the revised State Constitution, on Franklin Roosevelt's Court Bill then before Congress (severely critical), and concerning the celebration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States held on 7 September throughout North Carolina.

Correspondents include: 12, 30 January and later, Josiah W. Bailey on the judicial restraint, and copies of Parker's replies; 27 January, George Stephens, Asheville; 26 Februry and later, J. Melville Broughton, Raleigh, and copies of Parker's replies to same; Horace Williams; 9 August, Clyde Hoey, 23 August, Angus D. McLean, David H. Blair; 27 August, Sam J. Ervin. Scattered letters from Burton Craige, Winston-Salem. 8 October, David Clark, University of North Carolina trustee, on behalf of the Mecklenburg Chapter of the North Carolina State College Alumni Association concerning charges against "Doc" R. R. Sermon of the athletic staff of State College, also Clark letter on this subject in 1939.

1938: Correspondence on the subjects of the possibility of Franklin Roosevelt appointing Parker to the United States Supreme Court; the independence of the courts under the existing Supreme Court; House Bill 8892 on the limitations of the powers of the federal judiciary. Letters also include 16 March (mimeo) of Blake R. VanLeer, Dean of Engineering, North Carolina State College, enclosing copy of address "Graduate Work in Engineering and Related Sciences" by William E. Wickenden, president of the Case School of Applied Science. 8 November, Parker to James F. Byrnes concerning his son, John, Jr., who had been seriously injured in an automobile accident on 20 October, and asking Byrnes to speak to Roosevelt on his behalf (carbon copy). 9 November, Byrnes to Parker about advising Roosevelt, other matters of mutual interest. Correspondents include David H. Blair, Josiah W. Bailey, Horace Williams, and James W. Morris, assistant attorney general, concerning decisions affecting the Board of Tax Appeals, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, detailed legal issues.

1939: Correspondence with James W. Morris, as above, and with other federal judges concerning various legal problems. Other correspondents include David Clark, Charlotte, and Frank Porter Graham; 18 December, O. Max Gardner about conferring with Roosevelt; 4 August, Josephus Daniels.

1940: Mainly correspondence with other judges: Alvah M. Lumpkin, United States District Court, Columbia, S.C.; George W. McClintic, United States District Court, Charleston, West Va.; Frank K. Myers, United States District Court, Charleston, S.C.; Isaac M. Meekins, William H. Grimball, Charles Evans Hughes, Lawrence Groner. Letter from judges Myers and Lumpkin letters mainly concern a case then before the South Carolina District Court-- Southern Railway vs. South Carolina Public Service Commission. Also, 9 February, George Stephens, Asheville, to Chancellor Robert B. House (cc to Parker) concerning the political activities of Ralph W. McDonald of the University of North Carolina faculty; R. E. Little, Wadesboro, about University of North Carolina trustee business; letters about Horace Williams's final illness and funeral. 18 December, O. Max Gardner about conferring with Roosevelt on behalf of Parker's receiving a Supreme Court appointment.

1941: Correspondence with other judges and attorneys about judicial and some personal matters. Items during the first months of the year about the possibility of Parker receiving an appointment to the United States Supreme Court, in the event of the resignation of Justice McReynolds. 21 January, Franklin D. Roosevelt, thank-you note; Frank Porter Graham, Judge Elliot Northcott, Fred W. Morrison of Washington, D.C., Charles Evans Hughes, Armistead M. Dobie, Frank O. Ray, S. S. Lameth, Jr., of Bedford, Va., and Z. [echariah] Chafee, Jr., professor of law at Harvard University.

1942: Legal correspondence as previously. Letters to Roosevelt (copies to Parker) endorsing Parker for the United States Supreme Court to replace James Byrnes. Also, 4 January, Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone. 16 January and 4 May, Mrs. Ben C. Hough, Jr., Lancaster, S.C., concerning representing a group of South Carolinians petitioning against the removal of the remains of William R. Davie. Correspondence with W. T. Couch, director of the University Press, Chapel Hill, and with R. W. Winston about publishing Winston's book on Horace Williams. September, O. Max Gardner about his role in having Frank. Porter Graham elected president of the University and bringing about consolidation of the Greater University of North Carolina.

1943: Legal correspondence, as previously, and letters related to Parker's work with the Advisory Board on Just Compensation. Letters from Judge Bolitha Laws, beginning this year and continuing until the year of Parker's death. A few of the correspondents were Frank O. Ray, Texas; 13 January, Wiley Rutledge, just appointed by the President to the United States Supreme Court; 27 January, Jacob Billikopf, Philadelphia, Pa., and letters also of subsequent years: Judge W. Calvin Chesnut; 30August, George W. Maxey, chief justice Supreme Court of Pennsylvania about the progress of the war; James E. Shepard, president of the North Carolina College for Negroes; 1 November, Harlan F. Stone.

1944: Correspondence with the War Shipping Administration on just compensation. Legal correspondence about court administration, on the American Bar Association, pre-trial procedure. University of North Carolina trustee business. 25 January, Josiah W. Bailey about Senator Aiken's criticism of the work of the Advisory Board on Just Compensation; judges Bolitha Laws and Learned Hand on legal and personal matters; three letters of Aubrey L. Brooks, Greensboro attorney, about his biography of Judge Clark, and Parker's replies to same. Letters from Clyde R. Hoey, Louis Round Wilson, O. Max Gardner. 13 June, Cameron Morrison about his recent defeat for the Senate; November 15, Judge Waties Waring, Charleston, S.C.

16 November, Ewing Cockrell, United States Federation of Justice, about the Dumbarton Oaks agreement and enclosing an article for publication on this subject; 20 November, John Knox, judge, United States District Court, New York, about the Dumbarton Oaks agreement and the continuance of the Permanent Court of International Justice; address, "Race Relationships," by Parker, quoted in the December 1944 issue of the Church School Herald-Journal.

1945: January-June, correspondence with the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, D.C., about pre-trial procedures; and with numerous judges and attorneys on the proposed revision of sections of the Judicial Code. 10 January, J. Melville Broughton, Raleigh, about Parker's service on the Expansion Program Committee of Shaw University. 19 February, John W. Clark, suggestions made to the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina relative to providing a regular income for the University. 23 February, O. Max Gardner about a recent meeting concerning the Consolidated University and other letters on the same subject. 12 May, Harry Truman, thank-you note; 14 June, Charles W. Tillett, Charlotte, concerning the Veterans Recreation Authority; letters from W. Calvin Chesnut, Louis Round Wilson, Otho B. Ross, Charlotte, about the Horace Williams Philosophical Society, which is discussed in letters scattered throughout the collection from 1940, the year of Williams's death, onward.

June-September, several hundred items related to the possibility of Parker's being appointed to a United States Supreme Court vacancy, including letters to President Truman and others in influential positions, with carbon copies of these letters to Parker. Includes letters of Willis Smith, James E. Shepard, Drew Pearson, Senator H. M. Kilgore. On 18 September, Truman appointed Senator Burton to the Supreme Court, following which Parker received many letters of sympathy on account of his failure to receive the appointment.

September-December, correspondence relative to Parker's appointment as alternate member of the Allied Military Tribunal. 1 October is the date of the first of 199 letters written by Parker to his wife while absent on his assignment with the Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. This particular letter was written just before he sailed. His letters give a personal account of his life and associates, health, expeditions about Europe, and other subjects, but do not include any particular mention of his work with the Tribunal. Other correspondence of this period from judges Elliott Northcott and D. Lawrence Groner, Frank Porter Graham about his chairing the Public Hearings Committee (federal).

1946: Parker's frequent letters to his wife. Scattered legal correspondence. 13 March, O. Max Gardner; 1 April, John Lindsay Morehead about his uncle's planetarium, distress over the domestic situation in the United States; 16 May and 7 June, Quincy Wright, University of Chicago, commenting on the Nuremberg Trials, giving also an account of a conversation with Frank Lloyd Wright; 22 May, Frank Porter Graham, with comments on the situation at University of North Carolina and the nation. Charles W. Tillett, Charlotte, several lengthy letters on subjects of mutual interest, i.e., goings-on in Charlotte, the State Bar Association, legal and political matters. Other correspondents include W. Calvin Chesnut, Jacob Billikopf, Josephus Daniels.

Parker returned to the United States in October, after a year's absence, except for a brief Christmas 1945 visit to his family in Charlotte. December (also June 1947) letters from Judge F. Donald Phillips, Allied Military Tribunal, Germany, to Parker about construing the article of the Charter on Crimes against Humanity. Scattered letters, beginning during the last months of this year and continuing for a decade from Sir Norman Birkett, Buckinghamshire, England, and copies of Parker's letters to him. Birkett had also served as judge at the Nuremberg Trials.

1947: Miscellaneous legal correspondence and items concerning the Nuremberg Trials. Letters from Leland L. Tolman, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, D.C., on the Special Committee of the American Bar Association on improving the administration of justice. Letters from John W. Harrelson, chancellor of North Carolina State College, about fiscal problems of that branch of the University, student admissions, and crowded facilities. Correspondence with friends made in England. 1 April, Clyde Hoey, brief letter on "appeasing Russia." 24 June, Julius C. Smith, Greesboro attorney, about Willis Smith's causing the application of I. Beverly Lake to the American Bar Association to be rejected. University of North Carolina Trustee business mostly related to the establishment of the University of North Carolina Medical School.

1948: Legal correspondence, as previously, concerning the administration of the United States courts and other legal matters federal in scope. 15 September, Douglas Jamieson, Edinburgh, Scotland, a former judge at the Nuremberg Trials.

1949: Legal correspondence of a federal nature. University of North Carolina trustee business connected with selecting a successor for Frank Porter Graham. Beginning in August, there is correspondence related to Parker's assignment to consult in Germany with regard to a system of courts there, including letters from the Office of the United States High Commissioner for Germany. Also paper entitled "Present Day Bavarian Justice and Civil Liberties," by Leonard J. Gause (carbon copy). Letters from Harry Golden, Charlotte, N.C.

Other individual items include letters of 2 March, Jacob Billikopf, Philadelphia, concerning the recent question of loyalty clearance for Frank Porter Graham and about the fight to keep costs down at University of North Carolina; 1 April, I. G. Greer declining to accept nomination as president of the University of North Carolina; 4 May, Judge Learned Hand; 25 October, Parker to D. L. Ward, Durham, with contribution to James E. Shepard Memorial Foundation; 29 December, Victor Shaw, mayor of Charlotte, N.C., note to Parker enclosing copy of letter to Walter Winchell on race relations and religious relations in Charlotte.

1950: Correspondence from attorneys, federal judges, and the officials of the American Bar Association on judicial administration. University of North Carolina trustee business, and letters in this connection from Kenneth S. Tanner, Spindale, N.C. (a few Tanner letters in other years of the 1940s). 6 September, William D. Carmichael, Jr., controller of University of North Carolina, about admitting African Americans to the University of North Carolina Law School. 2 October, Lord Hugh P. Macmillan, England, to Parker on the problems of democracy, universal suffrage, and government by the people 27 December, George Wharton Pepper, Devon, Pa. Letters also from Anna Forbes Liddell and Louis Round Wilson.

1951: Legal correspondence and University of North Carolina trustee business. A few items relating to the final work of the United States Courts of the Allied High Commission for Germany, including letter of 30 April from William Clark, chief justice, Court of Appeals for the United States Courts of the Allied High Commission on reducing the number of judges on his court. Letters of April-June to Parker concerning his decision in the Clarendon School District (S.C.) case.

17 July, Parker to Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson (carbon copy) about a derogatory article in Look. 1 August, George Wharton Pepper on this same subject. 10 October, Lord Hugh P. Macmillan. A few items relating to the Horace Williams Philosophical Society.

1952: Legal correspondence with individuals and representatives of the American Bar Association concerning establishing international law and an international criminal court, and with the Administrative Office of the United States Courts concerning federal courts administrative proposals and problems. Parker was strongly opposed to H.R. 287, which he viewed as unconstitutional. Correspondence with other judges on this same subject.

Small, red notebook kept by Parker on a trip to South America to visit the ambassador to Brazil Herschel V. Johnson. Also report (mimeographed copy), "Trip to Puerto Rico, South America, and Panama." Letters from judges Bolitha Laws and Learned Hand, as well as from Harry Golden, Frank Porter Graham, and William D. Carmichael.

1953: Correspondence with American Bar Association executives on the establishment of international law, admiralty rules, the Bricker Amendment. Parker strongly opposed this amendment to the Constitution, and was a leader in the fight against it. The papers for this year contain extensive correspondence with various congressmen, judges, and prominent attorneys with regard to the Bricker Amendment and the fight waged against it. Paper, "Statement of Charles W. Tillett, Charlotte, N.C., in Opposition to Proposals to Amend Constitution to Restrict Treaty-Making Power" (18 p.). Copies of letters to President Eisenhower and other government officials endorsing Parker to replace the late Chief Justice Vinson on the United States Supreme Court.

Letters concerning the appointment of Earl Warren to the position of chief justice, United States Supreme Court, and a paper on the significance of the appointment, signed by Robert N. Wilkin. Correspondents include Charles Raper Jonas.

1954: Continued correspondence about the fight against the Bricker Amendment and correspondence following its defeat with some of the principals in the fight. 1 June, Parker to Governor Luther Hodges about action of the board of trustees on University of North Carolina concerning registration of African American undergraduates. Copies of letters to President Eisenhower and others advancing Parker's name for the United States Supreme Court as successor to Justice Robert Jackson.

1, 15 November and 15 December, records of the examinations and audits of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Judge Don Gilliam presiding; of the United States District Court for Western District of North Carolina, Judge Wilson Warlick presiding; and of the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina, Judge Charles C. Wyche presiding.

1955: A few letters concerning the application of the law and desegregation. Correspondence with University of North Carolina officials about University matters, including the replacement of President Gordon Gray, who had resigned to accept the federal post of secretary of the Army. Paper entitled "Race, Heredity, and Civilization" by Wesley Critz George (7 p.).

1956: Correspondence relative to selecting an acting president and later a president for the University of North Carolina. Scattered letters from solicitor general Simon Sobeloff. 26 February, Mary Alice Caudle, attached to a paper bearing testimony of Caudle, Wadesboro, N.C., 11 February 1956, concerning "the indictment in St. Louis alleging a conspiracy to defraud the Government." 29 March, Harry L. Golden to George Mitchell about citizens councils (cc to Parker).

1957: Letters concerning Parker's being presented an award by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Correspondence relating to Governor Luther Hodges's appointing Parker as a member of the North Carolina Constitutional Commission to adopt a new state constitution.

1958: Correspondence of the North Carolina Constitutional Commission.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Speeches, 1926-1957.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Speeches and drafts of speeches delivered by John Johnston Parker between 1926 and 1957. The speeches were delivered to a variety of civic and academic organizations, such as the Sons of the American Revolution and the Phi Beta Kappa Society, as well as to various professional organizations, such as chapters of the American Bar Association. Included are several speeches delivered upon Parker's return from service as an alternate at the Nuremberg Tribunal on subjects relating to the trials. The bulk of the speeches relate to technical aspects of the judicial system and the impact upon it of current events.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Official Papers, 1925-1958.

About 16,000 items.

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Correspondence and other items relating to legal and administrative work of John Johnston Parker in his capacity as United States Judge for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; correspondence consisting of legal opinions, in preparation or completed, by Parker and/or other federal judges; correspondence, ca. 1925-1930, from prominent Republicans about party matters or commenting on the political situation; miscellaneous legal correspondence with lawyers throughout the South, many of whom complimented Parker on decisions or sought advice or recommendations; correspondence relating to the duties and meetings of the University of North Carolina board of trustees, of which Parker was a member for many years; correspondence with Horace Williams, Albert Coates, and other members of the University of North Carolina faculty on both personal and University business; correspondence with English friends made in Germany during the Nuremberg Trials, including Lord Hugh P. Macmillan, Geoffrey Oaksey, Sir David Maxwell Fyfe, 1947 onward; and material on the Billy Graham Crusade in Charlotte, 1957-1958, during which Parker served as chair of the General Crusade Committee.

Among the chief correspondents are Lee S. Overman, David H. Blair, Edmund Waddill, Jr., John C. Rose, D. Lawrence Groner, Ernest F. Cochran, Isaac M. Meekins, Morris A. Soper, Elliott Northcott, Johnson J. Hayes, William E. Baker, William C. Coleman, Edwin Yates Webb, W. Calvin Chesnut, George W. McClintic, John Paul, J. Lyles Glenn, Armistead M. Dobie, Charles C. Wyche, Alfred Dickinson Barksdale, J. Waties Waring, Theron L. Caudle, Charles W. Tillett, Kenneth W. Tanner, William DeBerniere MacNider, Wesley Critz. George, George Bell Timmerman, Sterling Hutcheson, Fred M. Vinson, Robert N. Wilkin, Ashton H. Williams, Richard Hartshorne, Albert V. Bryan, and John Biggs, Jr.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Legal Memoranda.

About 2000 items.

Arrangement: by case number.

Memoranda, numbered 2341-7605 consecutively, relating to decisions made by Parker during the period he was judge of the Unites States Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit. They are brief synopses of cases, terminating with decision statements, in informal language and rarely more than one legal page in length.

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Folder 1231

Cases, 2701-2742 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1231

Folder 1232

Cases, 2750-2799 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1232

Folder 1233

Cases, 2801-2849 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1233

Folder 1234

Cases, 2850-2899 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1234

Folder 1235

Cases, 2900-2999 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1235

Folder 1236

Cases, 3001-3048 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1236

Folder 1237

Cases, 3050-3099 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1237

Folder 1238

Cases, 3100-3149 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1238

Folder 1239

Cases, 3151-3198 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1239

Folder 1240

Cases, 3201-3249 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1240

Folder 1241

Cases, 3251-3299 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1241

Folder 1242

Cases, 3301-3349 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1242

Folder 1243

Cases, 3350-3398 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1243

Folder 1244

Cases, 3400-3449 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1244

Folder 1245

Cases, 3452-3498 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1245

Folder 1246

Cases, 3506-3700 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1246

Folder 1247

Cases, 3726-3898 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1247

Folder 1248

Cases, 3901-3998 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1248

Folder 1249

Cases, 4000-4099 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1249

Folder 1250

Cases, 4101-4199 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1250

Folder 1251

Cases, 4200-4291 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1251

Folder 1252

Cases, 4300-4398 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1252

Folder 1253

Cases, 4400-4499 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1253

Folder 1254

Cases, 4503-4597 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1254

Folder 1255

Cases, 4600-4699 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1255

Folder 1256

Cases, 4700-4794 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1256

Folder 1257

Cases, 4800-4896 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1257

Folder 1258

Cases, 4901-5003 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1258

Folder 1259

Cases, 5005-5099 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1259

Folder 1260

Cases, 5102-5199 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1260

Folder 1261

Cases, 5200-5298 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1261

Folder 1262

Cases, 5300-5498 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1262

Folder 1263

Cases, 5500-5599 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1263

Folder 1264

Cases, 5600-5698 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1264

Folder 1265

Cases, 5701-5799 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1265

Folder 1266

Cases, 5800-5899 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1266

Folder 1267

Cases, 5900-5999 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1267

Folder 1268

Cases, 6000-6098 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1268

Folder 1269

Cases, 6101-6183 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1269

Folder 1270

Cases, 6202-6299 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1270

Folder 1271

Cases, 6301-6399 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1271

Folder 1272

Cases, 6402-6499 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1272

Folder 1273

Cases, 6502-6599 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1273

Folder 1274

Cases, 6600-6699 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1274

Folder 1275

Cases, 6700-6799 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1275

Folder 1276

Cases, 6800-6898 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1276

Folder 1277

Cases, 6909-6998 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1277

Folder 1278

Cases, 7000-7092 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1278

Folder 1279

Cases, 7102-7196 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1279

Folder 1280

Cases, 7202-7299 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1280

Folder 1281

Cases, 7300-7397 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1281

Folder 1282

Cases, 7400-7496 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1282

Folder 1283

Cases,7505-8390 #03464, Series: "4. Legal Memoranda." Folder 1283

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958.

About 1,200 items.

Arrangement: chronological

Correspondence and reports that grew out of the annual conferences of the judges of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, to discuss the business and general conditions within the Circuit.

Folder 1284

1924 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1284

Folder 1285

1925 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1285

Folder 1286

1926 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1286

Folder 1287

1927 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1287

Folder 1288

1928 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1288

Folder 1289

1929 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1289

Folder 1290

1930 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1290

Folder 1291

1931 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1291

Folder 1292

1932 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1292

Folder 1293

1933 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1293

Folder 1294

1934 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1294

Folder 1295

1935 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1295

Folder 1296

1936 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1296

Folder 1297

1937 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1297

Folder 1298

1938 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1298

Folder 1299

1939 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1299

Folder 1300-1301

Folder 1300

Folder 1301

1940 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1300-1301

Folder 1302

1941 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1302

Folder 1303

1942 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1303

Folder 1304-1306

Folder 1304

Folder 1305

Folder 1306

1943 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1304-1306

Folder 1307

1943 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1307

Folder 1308

1944 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1308

Folder 1309

1945 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1309

Folder 1310

1946 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1310

Folder 1311

1947 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1311

Folder 1312

1948 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1312

Folder 1313

1949 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1313

Folder 1314

1950 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1314

Folder 1315

1951 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1315

Folder 1316

1952 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1316

Folder 1317

1953 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1317

Folder 1318

1954 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1318

Folder 1319

1955 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1319

Folder 1320

1956 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1320

Folder 1321

1957 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1321

Folder 1322

1958 #03464, Series: "5. Judicial Conferences, 1924-1958. " Folder 1322

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Briefs and opinions of three-judge courts of appeals in 17 major civil cases, several on public school integration. The judges on these three-judge district cases were John Johnston Parker and two of the following: Wilson Warlick, Don Gilliam, George Bell Timmerman, Ashton H. Williams, Waties Waring, Sterling Hutcheson, Albert V. Bryan, Elliot Northcott, and Morris A. Soper.

Folder 1323a

Grambling v. Maxwell #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1323a

Folder 1323b

Schwab Capex Motor Line v. United States #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1323b

Folder 1323c

Kelleher v. Schoeue and Kelleher v. French, 1926-1927 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1323c

Folder 1324a

Seaboard Air Line Railway v. Lee, 1926 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1324a

Folder 1324b

Southern Railway Co. v. Shealey, 1927 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1324b

Folder 1324c

Southern Railway Co. v. Query, 1927 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1324c

Folder 1325a

Anchor Coal Co. v. United States, 1928 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1325a

Folder 1325b

Gloucester Seafood Workers Association v. Houston, 1929 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1325b

Folder 1325b2

Brady v. I.C.C., 1930 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1325b2

Folder 1325c

Graniteville Manufacturing Co. v. Query, 1930 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1325c

Folder 1326a

Eastern Air Transport v. South Carolina Tax Commission, 1931 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1326a

Folder 1326b

Buckland v. Lee, 1931 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1326b

Folder 1326c

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad v. United States, 1931 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1326c

Folder 1327a

Broad-Grace Arcade Co. v. Bright, 1931 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1327a

Folder 1327b

A and P Tea Co. v. Morrisette, 1931] #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1327b

Folder 1327c

United States v. Appalachian Coals, 1932 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1327c

Folder 1328a

Piedmont and Northern Railway Co. v. Query, 1932 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1328a

Folder 1328b

Southern Grocery Stores v. South Carolina Tax Commission, 1932 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1328b

Folder 1328c

Nutt v. Ellerbee, 1932 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1328c

Folder 1329a

South Carolina Power Co. v. South Carolina Tax Commission, 1932 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1329a

Folder 1329b

Standard Oil Co. of N.J. v. Daniel, 1933 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1329b

Folder 1329c

Norfolk-Roanoke Island Transportation Co. v. Self, 1933 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1329c

Folder 1330a

Via v. Virginia State Commission on Conservation and Development, 1935 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1330a

Folder 1330b

B and O Railroad v. Board of Public Works, 1936 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1330b

Folder 1330c

National Fertilizer Association v. Bradley, 1936 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1330c

Folder 1331a

Barrett and Haywood v. Maxwell, 1937 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1331a

Folder 1331b

Barnwell Bros. v. South Carolina State Highway Department, 1937 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1331b

Folder 1331c

Ritholz v. North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry, 1937 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1331c

Folder 1332a

United States Rubber Co. v. Query, 1937 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1332a

Folder 1332b

Park McLain v. Hoey, 1937 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1332b

Folder 1332c

Southern Railway Co. v. South Carolina Public Service Commission, 1940 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1332c

Folder 1333a

B and O Railroad Co. Reorganization, 1940 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1333a

Folder 1333b

Carolina Freight Carriers v. United States, 1941 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1333b

Folder 1333c

Bondurant v. United States, 1943 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1333c

Folder 1334a

Wright v. United States, 1943 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1334a

Folder 1334b

Turner v. United States, 1944 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1334b

Folder 1334c

Bush Transfer v. United States, 1944 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1334c

Folder 1335a

Carter v. Bowles, 1944 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1335a

Folder 1335b

Mullmax v. Bowles, 1944 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1335b

Folder 1335c

Carolina Scenic Coach Lines v. United States, 1944-1945 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1335c

Folder 1336a

State of North Carolina v. United States, 1944 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1336a

Folder 1336b

Toomer v. Witsell, 1947 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1336b

Folder 1336c

Beard-Laney, Inc. v. United States et. al., 1949 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1336c

Folder 1337a

Shiter, et. al. v. Anderson, et. al., 1950 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1337a

Folder 1337b

Briggs v. Elliott, 1951 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1337b

Folder 1337c

Briggs, et. al. v. Elliott, et. al., 1952 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1337c

Folder 1338a

Briggs, et. al. v. Elliott, et. al., 1955 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1338a

Folder 1338b

Hughes Transport Co. v. United States, 1953 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1338b

Folder 1338c

State of North Carolina v. United States, 1954 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1338c

Folder 1339a

State of North Carolina v. United States and Interstate Commerce Commission, 1955 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1339a

Folder 1339b

Rheman v. United States, 1955 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1339b

Folder 1340

The Darlington v. Federal Housing Commission, 1955 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1340

Folder 1341

State of South Carolina v. United States and Interstate Commerce Commission, 1956 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1341

Folder 1342

Davis, et. al. v. School Board of Prince Edward Cty., Virginia, 1956 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1342

Folder 1343

Bryan v. Austin, 1957 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1343

Folder 1344

Lassiter v. Taylor, 1957 #03464, Series: "6. Three-Judge Court Cases, 1926-1957. " Folder 1344

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. American Bar Association Materials, 1940-1949.

About 1,500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence and reports of various committees of the American Bar Association on which John J. Parker served between 1940 and 1949, including the Special Committee on Improving the Administration of Justice; the Committee on Motion Pictures, Radio Broadcasting, and Comic Strips in Relation to the Administration of Justice of the Section of Criminal Law of the American Bar Association; the Pre-Trial Committee, and others.

Folder 1345-1350

Folder 1345

Folder 1346

Folder 1347

Folder 1348

Folder 1349

Folder 1350

1940 #03464, Series: "7. American Bar Association Materials, 1940-1949. " Folder 1345-1350

Folder 1351-1364

Folder 1351

Folder 1352

Folder 1353

Folder 1354

Folder 1355

Folder 1356

Folder 1357

Folder 1358

Folder 1359

Folder 1360

Folder 1361

Folder 1362

Folder 1363

Folder 1364

1941 #03464, Series: "7. American Bar Association Materials, 1940-1949. " Folder 1351-1364

Folder 1365-1378

Folder 1365

Folder 1366

Folder 1367

Folder 1368

Folder 1369

Folder 1370

Folder 1371

Folder 1372

Folder 1373

Folder 1374

Folder 1375

Folder 1376

Folder 1377

Folder 1378

1942 #03464, Series: "7. American Bar Association Materials, 1940-1949. " Folder 1365-1378

Folder 1379-1391

Folder 1379

Folder 1380

Folder 1381

Folder 1382

Folder 1383

Folder 1384

Folder 1385

Folder 1386

Folder 1387

Folder 1388

Folder 1389

Folder 1390

Folder 1391

1943 #03464, Series: "7. American Bar Association Materials, 1940-1949. " Folder 1379-1391

Folder 1392-1398

Folder 1392

Folder 1393

Folder 1394

Folder 1395

Folder 1396

Folder 1397

Folder 1398

1944 #03464, Series: "7. American Bar Association Materials, 1940-1949. " Folder 1392-1398

Folder 1399-1401

Folder 1399

Folder 1400

Folder 1401

1945 #03464, Series: "7. American Bar Association Materials, 1940-1949. " Folder 1399-1401

Folder 1402

1946 #03464, Series: "7. American Bar Association Materials, 1940-1949. " Folder 1402

Folder 1403-1408

Folder 1403

Folder 1404

Folder 1405

Folder 1406

Folder 1407

Folder 1408

1947 #03464, Series: "7. American Bar Association Materials, 1940-1949. " Folder 1403-1408

Folder 1409-1410

Folder 1409

Folder 1410

1948 #03464, Series: "7. American Bar Association Materials, 1940-1949. " Folder 1409-1410

Folder 1411

1949, undated #03464, Series: "7. American Bar Association Materials, 1940-1949. " Folder 1411

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. War Crimes Trials, 1946.

About 900 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Carbon copies of typed papers attached inside folders. About two-thirds of the papers relate to the first proceedings of the War Crimes Tribunal and are Parker's own copies of the Law of the Charter, the First General Judgment, reports, statement to the press, and other papers concerned with the history of the Nazi Party and the establishment of its guilt, corporately and individually, and the codification of the international laws under which the Tribunal could function and which defined its jurisdiction. Crimes for which war criminals could be tried were defined: crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

The remaining third of the papers concern defining the principals and terms of authority of the Tribunal; minutes of meetings between the judges; memoranda on the individual prisoners; brief histories of the SS and SD, published material, and other items.

Folder 1412-1445

Folder 1412

Folder 1413

Folder 1414

Folder 1415

Folder 1416

Folder 1417

Folder 1418

Folder 1419

Folder 1420

Folder 1421

Folder 1422

Folder 1423

Folder 1424

Folder 1425

Folder 1426

Folder 1427

Folder 1428

Folder 1429

Folder 1430

Folder 1431

Folder 1432

Folder 1433

Folder 1434

Folder 1435

Folder 1436

Folder 1437

Folder 1438

Folder 1439

Folder 1440

Folder 1441

Folder 1442

Folder 1443

Folder 1444

Folder 1445

War crimes trials materials #03464, Series: "8. War Crimes Trials, 1946. " Folder 1412-1445

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9. Judicial Conference of the United States, 1941-1953.

About 800 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Materials relating to committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States, on which Parker served: Committee on Federal Correction Act, 1941-1949; Committee on Punishment for Crime, 1951; Committee on Venue and Jurisdiction, 1950-1952; Committee on the Administration of the Criminal Law, 1953-1958; Committee on the Public Defender System, 1953-1958; Committee on Change of Rule 71A (Rules of Civil Procedure) 1947-1956; Committee on Appeals from Interlocutory Orders, 1952-1953.

Folder 1446-1449

Folder 1446

Folder 1447

Folder 1448

Folder 1449

Committee on the Federal Corrections Act, 1941-1949 #03464, Series: "9. Judicial Conference of the United States, 1941-1953. " Folder 1446-1449

Folder 1450-1451

Folder 1450

Folder 1451

Committee on Punishment for Crime, 1950-1951 #03464, Series: "9. Judicial Conference of the United States, 1941-1953. " Folder 1450-1451

Folder 1452-1454

Folder 1452

Folder 1453

Folder 1454

Committee on Venue and Jurisdiction, 1950-1952 #03464, Series: "9. Judicial Conference of the United States, 1941-1953. " Folder 1452-1454

Folder 1455-1461

Folder 1455

Folder 1456

Folder 1457

Folder 1458

Folder 1459

Folder 1460

Folder 1461

Committee on the Administration of the Criminal Law, 1953-1958 #03464, Series: "9. Judicial Conference of the United States, 1941-1953. " Folder 1455-1461

Folder 1462

Committee on the Public Defender System #03464, Series: "9. Judicial Conference of the United States, 1941-1953. " Folder 1462

Folder 1463-1473

Folder 1463

Folder 1464

Folder 1465

Folder 1466

Folder 1467

Folder 1468

Folder 1469

Folder 1470

Folder 1471

Folder 1472

Folder 1473

Committee on the Change of Rule 71A, 1947-1956 #03464, Series: "9. Judicial Conference of the United States, 1941-1953. " Folder 1463-1473

Folder 1474-1478

Folder 1474

Folder 1475

Folder 1476

Folder 1477

Folder 1478

Committee on Appeals from Interlocutory Orders, 1952-1953 #03464, Series: "9. Judicial Conference of the United States, 1941-1953. " Folder 1474-1478

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896).

About 2250 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Personal correspondence and other papers of John Johnston Parker chiefly consists of correspondence with his wife, children, brother, and other family members while he travelled frequently to Wilmington, Asheville, Richmond, and Baltimore on the court circuit. Correspondence concerns education and student life, especially at the University of North Carolina; politics; health; travel plans; and daily life. There are also letters discussing Parker's grief at the death of his son, John J. Parker Jr., from a car crash; Parker's possible appointment to the United States Supreme Court; and Parker's personal correspondence while he served as the American alternate judge at the Nuremberg Trials. Other papers include writings and addresses by Parker, biographical materials, a published volume of photographs titled Nurnberg, clippings, and photographs of Parker and his family.

Folder 1479

1906-1922 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1479

Includes a letter Parker wrote to his father while a student at the University of North Carolina, discussing student debates, personal finances, the expense of books, and law classes. Correspondence with his brother, Sam Parker, concerns North Carolina politics and Sam's job at Jackson Training School in Concord, N.C. Correspondnece also includes several love letters to Parker's wife, Maria "Ria" Burgwin Maffit, prior to their 1910 marriage.

Folder 1480

1930-1934 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1480

Includes correspondence with daughter Sara Parker's teachers, as well as several letters to college admission committees on her behalf. Correspondence with Parker's brother, Sam, discusses their mutual dissapointment at the defeat of Parker's 1930 Supreme Court nomination. A letter from David Blair discusses Frank Porter Graham's role as President of the University of North Carolina and the teaching of socialism at the University.

Folder 1481-1483

Folder 1481

Folder 1482

Folder 1483

1935-1937 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1481-1483

Correspendence chiefly concerns Parker's son, John J. Parker Jr.'s progress at the University of North Carolina, particularly his election as student council president; spending habits; overdrawn expense accounts; Phi Beta Kapa; course registration; living arrangements; and his acceptance to Harvard Law School. Of note are letters concerning his desire to leave the University of North Carolina due to the prevalence of socialistic and communistic tendencies among the faculty and administration, particularly Frank Porter Graham. Included is a response from Parker, advising John Jr. to remain at the University and to not be so hard on Graham. Correspondence also includes several letters addressed to John Parker Jr. from the Dean of Students and parents of students concerning student council business. Other correspondence discusses the 1936 presidential election, the New Deal, President Roosevelt, the republican presidential candidate, Sara's engagement to Rufus Montgomery Ward, and the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, which Parker characterized as radical labor propaganda.

Folder 1484

1938 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1484

Correspondence chiefly concerning John J. Parker Jr.'s first term at Harvard Law School and his subsequent exclusion for poor exam grades. Included are several letters from Parker to John Jr.'s professors and Harvard officials, advocating on his behalf and citing extreme anxiety and fear concerning a particular professor. While encouraged to file an appeal with the Administrative Board for reinstatement, John Jr. elected to enroll in the University of North Carolina Law School.

Folder 1485

1939 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1485

Includes correspondence concerning John J. Parker Jr.'s health following a serious car crash that left him paralyzed. Letters discuss John Parker Jr.'s slow recovery and limited movement in his arms and legs. Parker expressed reluctance in his letters at being away from John Jr. to open court in Baltimore. In his letters to John Parker Jr., Parker encouraged him to keep his spirits up. In a letter to his nephew, James P. Dees, dated 23 November 1939, Parker described John Parker Jr.'s paralysis as a "source of grief to all of us." Letters to Sam Parker and Sara Parker Ward allude to his wife's depression after the accident, describing her as despondent and asking Sara and Rufus Ward to go cheer her up. In a letter dated 22 June 1939, Parker urged his wife to stop worrying about things over which she had no control, and to live her life in the present.

Folder 1486-1488

Folder 1486

Folder 1487

Folder 1488

1940-1942 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1486-1488

Continued correspondence with family members concerning John J. Parker Jr.'s health and Ria Parker's depression. There is some correspondence concerning John Jr.'s worsening illness and death in July 1941, including notes of sympathy from family, friends, and University officials. Correspondence with Frank Porter Graham discusses establishing a memorial for John Parker Jr. in the form of a medal awarded annually to an outstanding student.

Folder 1489

1943-1944 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1489

Includes some correspondence with son Francis I. Parker concerning the war in the Pacific and North Africa.

Folder 1490-1493

Folder 1490

Folder 1491

Folder 1492

Folder 1493

1945-1946 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1490-1493

Chiefly correspondence concerning the appointment of Parker as the American alternate judge at the Nuremberg trials for Nazi war criminals and his life in Germany during the trials, lasting from November 1945 through September 1946. In letters to his family, Parker discussed his feelings on the appointment; difficulties of language differences; his opinion of Judge Biddle; the post-war conditions of European cities and towns; difficulties of getting news from America in Germany; his frustration at the slowness of the trial and his feelings of loneliness and homesickness. He also discussed the use and difficulties of extempore simultaneous interpretation, an alternative to consecutive interpretation and an entirely new technique for overcoming language barriers, first introduced during the Nuremberg trials. Parker also wrote to his family about his travels throughout Germany and Europe, including trips to Munich, Vienna, Prague, Berchtesgaden, Salzburg, Garmisch, and a trip to a displaced persons camp near Nuremberg. He also wrote of his various social engagements with the other judges and military personel in Germany.

Folder 1494

1947 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1494

Includes a letter from Parker's former butler in Nuremberg discussing the state of progress in Germany following the war and correspondence with Parker's friends and colleagues in England, many of whom he met in Nuremberg.

Folder 1495

1948 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1495

Includes letters written to family while on a trip to England and Scotland to visit friends, particularly Sir Norman Birkett. Correspondence also discusses Parker's appointment as the president of the National Conference on Citizenship.

Folder 1496

1949 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1496

Folder 1497

1950 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1497

Includes correspondence discussing Frank Porter Graham's defeat in the Democratic primary runoff for the U.S. Senate.

Folder 1498

1951 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1498

Folder 1499

1952 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1499

Includes letters Parker wrote to his wife while traveling throughout South America, including Peru, Argentina, and Chile. Other correspondence also discusses the election of President Eisenhower.

Folder 1500

1953 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1500

Folder 1501

1954 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1501

Folder 1502

1955 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1502

Folder 1503

1956-1987 and undated #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1503

Includes sympathy notes, memorials, and tributes following John Johnston Parker's death in 1958.

Folder 1504

Addresses and writings by Parker, 1946-1957 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1504

Includes speeches and articles on the Nuremberg Trials.

Folder 1505

Biographical materials, 1946-1958 and undated #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1505

Comprised of biographical articles from the Texas Bar Journal, the New York University Law Review, and the American Bar Association Journal. Also includes a few remarks and speeches given in memorium.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-3464/1

Biographical materials, 1957 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." OPF-3464/1

Folder 1506

Nurnberg, by Charles W. Alexander, printed by Karl Ulrich & Co., Nurnberg, 1946 #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1506

Book containing black-and-white pictures of sites in Nuremberg, German people, and scenes from the trials. It is addressed to Parker's nephew, Thomas A. Lockhart, and contains the autographs of the eight trial judges.

Folder 1507

Clippings: 1945-1966 and undated #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1507

Includes a clipping from El Mercurio, a Chilean Spanish-language newspaper, about Parker's 1952 trip to South America.

Folder 1508

Miscellaneous materials #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." Folder 1508

Printed materials, invitations, advertisements, notes, and other materials.

Image Folder PF-3464/1

Photographs #03464, Series: "Addition of August 2013: Personal Correspondence and Other Papers, 1906-1987 and undated (Acc. 101896)." PF-3464/1

Photographs of John Johnston Parker and his family.

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Processing Information

This collection was originally arranged and described around 1962. This finding aid reflects arrangement and description produced during that period.

Finding aid updated in January 2014 by Amanda Loeb because of addition.

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