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The Resource Curtis G. Shake oral history

Curtis G. Shake oral history

Label
Curtis G. Shake oral history, 1968 and 1972
Title
Curtis G. Shake oral history
Inclusive dates
1968 and 1972
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The collection contains transcripts of two interviews of Curtis G. Shake conducted by Thomas Krasean and Robert Montgomery on April 10, 1968 and April 23, 1972. In the 1968 interview, Shake discusses his boyhood days; his schooling; his acquaintances with such men as Paul McNutt, Wendell Willkie, and Sherman Minton; several of his most interesting cases as a lawyer; and concludes with his thoughts on the Nuremberg Trials. Following the interview transcript, is a transcript of a speech made by Shake before the Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society on May 14, 1968. The 1972 interview covers Shake's life up to 1907
Biographical or historical data
Curtis Grover Shake was born on July 14, 1887, in Knox County, Indiana. He was admitted to the bar in 1909 and practiced primarily in Vincennes, Indiana. Shake held a number of public offices including Knox County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney (1911-1913); Bicknell City Attorney(1912-1915); U.S. Commissioner (1917-1921); Knox County Attorney (1923-1926); State Senator (1927); and Indiana Supreme Court Justice (1939-1946). Shake was also the Executive Presiding Judge of the United States War Crimes Tribunal that tried I.G. Farben Industries officials in Nuremberg, Germany (1947-1948). He died on September 11, 1978, in Vincennes, Indiana.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1887-1978
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Shake, Curtis G.
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  • Shake, Curtis G.
  • McNutt, Paul V.
  • Willkie, Wendell L.
  • Minton, Sherman
  • Indiana
  • Lawyers
  • Judges
  • Nuremberg War Crime Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1949
  • McNutt, Paul V.
  • Minton, Sherman
  • Shake, Curtis G.
  • Willkie, Wendell L.
  • Indiana
  • Nuremberg War Crime Trials (Germany : 1946-1949)
  • Judges
  • Lawyers
  • Germany
  • Indiana
  • Indiana
Label
Curtis G. Shake oral history
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/OH015_Shake_Curtis_G_Oral_History.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2006/03 by Christina Baich. Finding aid updated 2015/11/09 by Bethany Fiechter
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552415
Extent
  • 2
  • 2
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247212728
  • (OCoLC)247212728
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
  • transcripts
  • reel -to-reel tapes
Label
Curtis G. Shake oral history
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/OH015_Shake_Curtis_G_Oral_History.pdf
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2006/03 by Christina Baich. Finding aid updated 2015/11/09 by Bethany Fiechter
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552415
Extent
  • 2
  • 2
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247212728
  • (OCoLC)247212728
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
  • transcripts
  • reel -to-reel tapes

Library Locations

    • Indiana State LibraryBorrow it
      315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, US
      39.77004 -86.164015

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