Law librarian Scott Campbell publishes article pulled from never-published Brandeis autobiography
While he was working on The Quotable Brandeis, his book that compiles more than 500 quotations from Justice Louis Brandeis, law librarian Scott Campbell spent time at the archives of Brandeis University.
It was there that he found the material for his latest publication: an article that pulls together a Brandeis autobiography of sorts.
"What this document appears to be is Brandeis dictating his life story to his secretary Alice H. Grady over a number of sessions," writes Campbell on his blog, Brandeis and Harlan Watch. "In all of his published works, Brandeis would rework the pieces until they shone like diamonds, with each word selected for maximum effect. This document is not like that. It was clearly never meant for publication."
In his article, "Notes for a Lost Memoir of Louis D. Brandeis," just published in the 43rd volume of the Journal of Supreme Court History, Campbell lightly edits the document for clarity and provides several footnotes explaining the people mentioned in it.
The article is not available for free online, but interested readers can to go to a library that has a subscription to the journal or buy a copy of it from the Supreme Court Historical Society.