date(s):
1947-1990
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A0652 Harper, Judge Roy W. Papers Inventory of Judge Roy W. Harper Papers A0652 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2016 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:30:34 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Judge Roy W. Harper Papers Harper, Roy W., Judge, 1905-1994 A0652 7.0 Cubic Feet (7 boxes) 1947–1990 Processing Information Processed by Molly Kodner, July 2007. Donor Information Donor information is not available. Biographical Sketch Roy W. Harper was born July 26, 1905, in Gibson, Missouri, and grew up in Steele, Missouri. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri in 1929, and following graduation worked as an attorney for the Real Estate Division of Shell Oil Company. He had a private law practice in Steele, Missouri, 1931-1934, and in Caruthersville, Missouri, 1934-1947. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1946, he became state Democratic chairman, and the following year President Truman appointed him to the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. He served as chief judge, 1959-1971, and achieved senior status in 1971. He married Ruth Butt Harper, and they had two children. He continued his service as a judge until his death after a heart attack, February 13, 1994. Scope and Contents The Judge Roy W. Harper Papers consist of memos, correspondence, and other papers that document his cases, judgments, and opinions as a judge in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division. The papers cover the date range 1949-1990. Box 4 contains papers from cases that involved controversial issues of the time, including draft evasion during the Vietnam War (folders 1-3); the Smith Act (folders 4-12); and abortion (folder 19). Box 7 contains papers regarding administrative issues and points of law, and several folders of Harper's trial notes. Arrangement The collection is arranged in five series: Opinions , Oklahoma City , Cases , Cases/Judgments/Opinions , and Administration/Points of Law . Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Judge Roy W. Harper Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Abortion -- Law and legislation -- United States Courts -- Missouri -- Cases Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- United States Draft -- Law and legislation -- United States Judges -- Missouri Opinions Opinions. 1950-1976 1 Opinions. 1977-1990 2 Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Assignment. No date 3 1 U.S.A. v. Nelson S. Corn. 1964 3 2 U.S.A. v. O.A. Cargill, Sr. 1965 3 3-7 O'Bryan v. Chandler. 1964 3 8-11 U.S.A. v. Earl Welch. 1964 3 12-16 Cases U.S.A. v. Goddard (draft evasion). 1964 4 1-3 U.S.A. v. Forrest et al. (Smith Act). 1954 4 4-12 Koen v. Long et al. ("Black Liberators"). 1968 4 13 Parkview Heights Corp. et al. v. City of Black Jack. 1974 4 14-15 U.S.A. v. Hazelwood School District. 1977 4 16 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 1972-1977 4 17 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Rexall Drug, Local 5-136. 1977 4 18 Jane Doe v. Poelker et al. (abortion). 1975 4 19 Missouri-Illinois Food Distributors Arbitration. 1949-1952 5 1-3 NAACP v. Faubus et al. 1958 5 4 NAACP v. Baldwin. 1957 5 5 Imperial Growers Cooperative v. Harper & Interstate Commerce Commission. 1975 5 6 Anti-Trust: Electric Co. Cases. 1965-1968 5 7 Monsanto v. Port of St. Louis. 1971 5 8 Missouri Portland Cement Co. v. H. K. Porter Co. et al. 1975 5 9 Mosley et al. v. General Motors et al. 1974 5 10 Motor Carriers Council v. Local Union 600 et al. 1974 5 11 Meljoy Transportation Co. 1970 5 12 Layne v. Board of Education. 1963 5 13 Greater E. King (correspondence). 1967-1968 5 14 Kern v. Insurance Companies. 1968 5 15 Communication Workers of America, AFL-CIO, et al. vs. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. 1974 5 16 Belk v. Washington University. 1970 5 17 Gabauer et al. v. Woodcock et al. 1975 5 18 Anheuser-Busch et al. v. Charles Todd Corporation. 1987 5 19 Maurer et al. & Storts v. Walsh et al. 1972 5 20 Calvert v. Masters and Johnson. 1971 5 21 Cases/Judgments/Opinions St. Louis Union Trust Co. v. Finnegan, IRS. 1951 6 1 N.O. Nelson, bankruptcy. 1956-1958 6 2-3 Stanolind Pipe Line Co. v. Gillespie et al. 1949 6 4 Smallwood v. U.S.A., et al. 1973 6 5 Squirt v. Seven-up. 1980 6 6 Trade-Mark Infringement. 1948-1954 6 7 Sundra v. St. Louis Browns. 1949-1950 6 8 U.S.A. v. Masters Lumber Co. 1952 6 9 U.S.A. v. Nash & McDermott. No date 6 10 U.S.A. v. Fred Saigh, president, St. Louis Cardinals. 1953 6 11 U.S.A. v. Southwell. 1955 6 12 U.S.A. v. Radloff & Hitzfeld. 1958 6 13 U.S.A. v. Mercantile Trust et al. 1965 6 14 U.S.A. v. Erwin B. Arvey. No date 6 15 U.S.A. v. St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co. & United Transportation Union. 1973 6 16 U.S.A. v. Sixteen Parcels of Land (condemnation). 1958-1959 6 17 U.S.A. v. National Lead Co. 1972-1974 6 18-19 U.S.A. v. Lipscomb. 1951-1976 6 20 Wick v. Keshner. 1955-1956 6 21 U.S. Dept. of Labor v. F.M. Stamper Co. 1949 6 22 Summary Judgments. 1952-1985 6 23 Default Judgments. 1969-1990 6 24 Social Security Act Opinions. 1980-1986 6 25 Securities Exchange Commission Arbitration. 1984-1985 6 26 Bankruptcy Opinions and Orders. 1963-1965 6 27 Bankruptcy Opinions and Orders. 1963-1965 6 27 Hannibal Assignment. 1977 6 28 Judge George A. Moore. 1956-1977 6 29 Administration/Points of Law Administrative – Eastern Division. 1970-1978 7 1 Administrative. 1974-1979 7 2 Rules. 1976-1979 7 3-4 Bailiffs. 1947-1970 7 5 Board of Admissions. 1957-1970 7 6 Commissioners (Magistrates). 1947-1976 7 7 Bankruptcy Referees, Clerks – Applications. 1972 7 8 Juries. 1972-1976 7 9 Grand Juries. 1951-1962 7 10 Subpoena Duces Tecum. 1965 7 11 Substitution of Parties. 1950-1965 7 12 Tax Fraud Memos. 1952-1954 7 13 Bail Bond Denial. 1970-1971 7 14 Verdict of Jury, Excessive. 1949 7 15 Third-Party Defendants. 1951 7 16 Taxes. 1949-1967 7 17 State Senate Redistricting. 1951 7 18 St. Louis Community Trust (Appointment of Trustees). 1961-1966 7 19 Trial Notes. 1981-1990 7 20-24