852 RARE: Open for Research: The Jeffrey Toobin research collection, 1984-2002

852 RARE: Open for Research: The Jeffrey Toobin research collection, 1984-2002

Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of a new Modern Manuscript Collection, The Jeffrey Toobin research collection, 1984-2002.

The majority of this collection consists of research material collected by Toobin for his books, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson and Too Close To Call: The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election. Within the collection are research notes, correspondence, clippings of newspaper and magazine articles, as well as notes and transcripts of interviews. Of particular interest to researchers, because they provide insight into his writing process, are dozens of notepads in which Toobin recorded everything from interview notes to descriptions of scenery.

 

Transcribed notes taking during  a meeting with Ben Ginsberg on January 26, 2001. Box 27, folder 2

Transcribed notes taking during a meeting with Ben Ginsberg on January 26, 2001. Box 27, folder 2

Jeffrey Toobin has had a distinguished career since graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1986.  He served as an Associate Council to Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh during the Iran-Contra affair, then as Assistant District Attorney in New York’s Eastern District before becoming an author and legal analyst for various news outlets.

The Jeffrey Toobin research collection is open to all researchers. The HOLLIS number is 013316177.  A finding aid is also available. Anyone interested in using the collection should contact Historical & Special Collections and schedule an appointment.