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The Quotable Brandeis

Thursday, January 4, 2018: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue: The Filson Historical Society

Add To Calendar   04/01/2018 18:00:00 04/01/2018 19:00:00 America/Atikokan The Quotable Brandeis Thursday, January 4 - 6:00-7:00 p.m. | This presentation by Peter Scott Campbell has three purposes: To gather Louis D. Brandeis’ quotes, both famous and obscure, in a subject related order; to provide accurate information for the source of these quotes; The Filson Historical Society, 1310 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40208 The Filson Historical Society info@filsonhistorical.org false DD/MM/YYYY


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Edited by Peter Scott Campbell, The Quotable Brandeis has three purposes: To gather Brandeis’ quotes, both famous and obscure, in a subject related order; to provide accurate information for the source of these quotes; and finally, to set the record straight on quotes that are misattributed to Brandeis. First and foremost, this volume is a research and writing resource, giving writers the ability to find something written by Brandeis that will bolster (or challenge) their viewpoint. The range of quotes discussed is far greater than what can be found on the Internet, and they are more accurate, since they have been taken directly from the original sources. These sources include not only his most famous writings, but also letters, newspaper and magazine articles, and reminiscences written by other people. As ubiquitous as many of Brandeis’ quotes are, they are rarely accompanied by citations, thus making it difficult for many writers to include them in their articles. Finally, there are several quotes in the public sphere that are misattributed to Brandeis. Some are “Brandeisian” in nature, while others have little to do with Brandeis’ actual philosophy. All the fake quotes that will be discussed have been attributed to Brandeis so often that his authorship of them has become accepted as a matter of fact. This presentation attempts to set the matter straight, not only by stripping Brandeis’ name from them, but also by tracking down the actual authors when possible. Peter Scott Campbell has a B.A. and an M.L.S., both from Indiana University. Prior to joining the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Campbell worked at Queens Borough Public Library from 1988 to 1994 as a reference librarian for the Social Science and Fine Arts departments of the library’s Central Division. Campbell served on the Brandeis Sesquicentennial Planning Committee and manages the library's collection of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis' papers. He has conducted presentations on the Brandeis papers for law students, faculty, alumni and guests that include Supreme Courts Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer.
The Quotable Brandeis

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