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MSS 95-5

The Papers of Harold O. Pressman


Collection of memorabilia related to the National Support Law and some Law School notes, 1954-1968.

1954-1968 [Inclusive]
.3 Cubic Feet (1 archival box)

Scope & Contents

This small collection of memorabilia consists of some law school notes and copies of letters and newspaper articles regarding Mr. Pressman's work with the National Support Law [Absent Fathers, Child Support].

Collection Description

    Biographical / Historical

    Harold O. Pressman was born in New York City in 1905. He attended New York City public schools and the University of Virginia. He studied law at UVA and at the University of Southern California, where he graduated in 1932. He was admitted to the Bar in 1933, and practice private law until 1943. He entered the Army Air Corps in 1943 and served in the China-Burma-India theatre. In 1945, he began to work in the District Attorney’s Office of the City of Los Angeles, where he remained until his retirement. He wrote many articles and lectured on Reciprocal [Child] Support. He was member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Harold O. Pressman died in 1992.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Harold O. Pressman in 1995. Transfered from Alderman Library to University of Virginia School of Law Special Collections.

fileCorrespondence. Letters of Appreciation, 1959-1968MSS 95-5, Box 1
fileHandwritten notes, n.d.MSS 95-5, Box 1
fileMiscellaneous articles and speeches, n.d.MSS 95-5, Box 1
fileNational Conference on the Reciprocal Support Law. Speech by Attorney General Stanley Mosk, 1960MSS 95-5, Box 1
fileNational Support Law. Newspaper Articles, 1954-1957MSS 95-5, Box 1
fileResume, n.d.MSS 95-5, Box 1