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Cliff Fridkis Legal Files of the Bustop Campaign Collection

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Records of the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles (Case No. 882 854)

Records of the California Court of Appeals

Records of the California Supreme Court

Records of the United States Supreme Court



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Title: Cliff Fridkis Legal Files of the Bustop Campaign Collection, 1928-1988Save to your list.

Predominant Dates:1962-1982

ID: URB/BUS/II

Primary Creator: Fridkis, Cliff (1947 -)

Extent: 27.72 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Records of the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles (Case No. 882 854), 1936, 1968-1984

  Subseries A: Reporter's Daily Transcripts, 1978-1981

  Subseries B: Pleadings, 1977-1982

  Subseries C: Exhibits, 1977-1981

  Subseries D: Witness Depositions and Reports, 1969-1981

  Subseries E: Cedar Files - Pleadings, 1977-1979

  Subseries F: Reference and Research Papers, 1936, 1968-1984

  Subseries G: Attorney's Fees - Cedar Files, 1977-1982

Series II: Records of the California Court of Appeals, 1969-1988

  Subseries A: Clerk's Transcripts, 1979 April 18

  Subseries B: Appeals by Case Number, 1976-1981

  Subseries C: Exhibits for Petition of Writ, 1976-1981

  Subseries D: Attorney's Fees, 1982-1988

  Subseries E: Research Files Regarding Attorney's Fees, 1969-1988

Series III: Records of the California Supreme Court, 1978-1988

  Subseries A: Records by Case Number, 1978-1981

  Subseries B: Documents Transferred from the Superior Court, 1979

  Subseries C: Documents Transferred from the Court of Appeals, 1980, 1985

  Subseries D: Records Regarding Attorney Fees, 1988

Series IV: Records of the United States Supreme Court, 1978-1982

Date Acquired: 11/00/1989

Subjects: African Americans - Civil rights - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century, Better Education for Students Today (BEST), Busing for school integration, Busing for school integration - California, Bustop (Organization), Civil rights - California - Los Angeles, Crain, Robert L., Fiedler, Bobbi, 1937-, Fridkis, Cliff, 1947-, Getelson, Alfred, Integration Project, Los Angeles (Calif.) - Race relations, Los Angeles (Calif.). Board of Education., Los Angeles Unified School District, Newspaper court reporting, Real Parties in Interest, Robbins, Alan, 1943 -, San Fernando Valley (Calif.) - Race relations, United Teachers Los Angeles

Forms of Material: Paper records

Languages: English

Abstract

Cliff Fridkis served as the attorney for Bustop, Inc., a group originally formed by San Fernando Valley parents to stop forced busing in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Bustop, Inc. was an intervener in the Crawford vs. Board of Education school desegregation case in Los Angeles in the late 1970s. The collection chronicles Bustop, Inc.'s involvement in the Crawford vs. Board of Education case, and includes documents and research files that are part of Fridkis' legal case files. Clerk transcripts, court decisions, motions and orders, pleadings before the court, witness depositions and related research files comprise the bulk of the material.

Biographical Note

Cliff Fridkis practices law in the Los Angeles area. He served as the attorney for Bustop, a group originally formed by San Fernando Valley parents to stop forced busing. Bustop was an intervener in the Crawford vs. Board of Education in the late 1970s.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Cliff Fridkis Legal Files of the Bustop Campaign Collection chronicles Bustop Inc.’s involvement in the Crawford vs. Board of Education case. The collection includes documents and research files that are part of Fridkis' legal case files. Clerk transcripts, court decisions, motions and orders, pleadings before the court, witness depositions and related research files comprise the bulk of the material. The collection is organized in four series: Records of the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles (Case No. C 882 854) (1936, 1968-1984), Records of the California Court of Appeals (1969-1988), Records of the California Supreme Court (1978-1988), and Records of the United States Supreme Court (1978-1982).

Series I, Records of the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles (Case No. C 882 854), contains briefs, correspondence, declarations, depositions, exhibits, orders of the court, petitions, transcripts, supporting opinions, testimony, and related legal documents that were filed in the Superior Court by plaintiffs, defendant Board of Education, and several interveners including Bustop Inc. The series is further divided into the following seven subseries: Reporter's Daily Transcripts (1978-1981), arranged chronologically, Pleadings (1977-1982), arranged by volume, document number, and chronologically, Exhibits (1977-1981), arranged by exhibit number, Witness Depositions and Reports (1969-1981), arranged alphabetically, Cedar Files - Pleadings (1977-1979), arranged chronologically, Reference and Research Papers (1936, 1968-1984), arranged alphabetically by title and type, and Attorney’s Fees - Cedar Files (1977-1982), arranged by file number.

Series II, Records of the California Court of Appeals, continues to document the case through the California Court of Appeals. The series is further divided into the following five subseries: Clerk's Transcripts (1979 April 18), arranged chronologically, Appeals by Case Number (1976-1981), arranged by case number then document number or chronologically, Exhibits for Petition of Writ (1976-1981), filed by exhibit number, Attorney's Fees (1982-1988), arranged by document number, and Research Files Regarding Attorney's Fees (1969-1988), arranged alphabetically by title.

Series III, Records of the California Supreme Court, documents the case through the California Supreme Court. The series is further divided into the following four subseries: Records by Case Number (1978-1981), arranged by case number, then document number, Documents Transferred from the Superior Court (1979), arranged chronologically, Documents Transferred from the Court of Appeals (1980, 1985), arranged chronologically, and Records Regarding Attorney Fees (1988).

Series IV, Records of the United States Supreme Court, documents the case through the United States Supreme Court. Case documents are arranged by case number and chronologically within.

Subject/Index Terms

African Americans - Civil rights - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century
Better Education for Students Today (BEST)
Busing for school integration
Busing for school integration - California
Bustop (Organization)
Civil rights - California - Los Angeles
Crain, Robert L.
Fiedler, Bobbi, 1937-
Fridkis, Cliff, 1947-
Getelson, Alfred
Integration Project
Los Angeles (Calif.) - Race relations
Los Angeles (Calif.). Board of Education.
Los Angeles Unified School District
Newspaper court reporting
Real Parties in Interest
Robbins, Alan, 1943 -
San Fernando Valley (Calif.) - Race relations
United Teachers Los Angeles

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Cliff Fridkis

Original/Copies Note: Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the San Fernando Valley History Digital Library. For more information please see https://digital-library.csun.edu/.

Related Materials: Daily News Morgue Files of the Bustop Campaign Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall, Robert Pflug, Cathy Sluter, Xiaoquan Han; 1988, 1991

Finding Aid Revision History:

Autumn Hayner, 2004

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


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Series IV: Records of the United States Supreme Court, 1978-1982Save to your list.
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Folder 1: Application for Stay Pending Appeal or Petition for Certiorari, 1978 September 8Save to your list.
Folder 2: Application for Stay Pending Appeal or Petition for Certiorari, 1978 September 8Save to your list.
Folder 3: Application for Stay Pending Appeal or Petition for Certiorari, 1978 September 8Save to your list.
Folder 4: Pleadings: Documents 1-8, 1978 September 8-1978 September 11Save to your list.
Folder 5: Case Number A-214, Correspondence, 1980 September 8-1980 September 12Save to your list.
Folder 6: Stay Documents, Pleadings: Board of Education, Application for Stay, 1980 September 8Save to your list.
Folder 7: Stay Documents, Pleadings: BEST, Brief of Intervener in Support of Application for Stay, 1980 September 10Save to your list.
Folder 8: Stay Documents, Pleadings: Bustop, Reply to Application for Stay Pending Petition for Writ of Certiorari, 1980 September 10Save to your list.
Folder 9: Stay Documents, Pleadings: Real parties in Interest, On Application for Stay Pending Petition for Writ of Certiorari, 1980 September 10Save to your list.
Folder 10: Stay Documents, Pleadings: Board of Education, Reply Memorandum in Support of Application for Stay, 1980 September 11Save to your list.
Folder 11: Stay Documents: Exhibits, Volume V, Exhibits A-I, 1970 May 12-1979 November 15Save to your list.
Folder 12: Stay Documents: Exhibits, Volume V, Exhibits A-1, 1970 May 12-1979 November 15Save to your list.
Folder 13: Stay Documents: Exhibits, Volume V, Exhibits A-I, 1970 May 12-1979 November 15Save to your list.
Folder 14: Stay Documents: Exhibits, Volume V, Exhibits A-I, 1970 May 12-1979 November 15Save to your list.
Folder 15: Stay Documents: Exhibits, Volume VI, 1980 September 11-1979 March 12Save to your list.
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Box 66Save to your list.
Folder 1: Case Number CV 81-1811, Los Angeles Unified School District vs. Los Angeles NAACP, 1981 April 18Save to your list.
Folder 2: Extension, Board of Education, 1981 May 28Save to your list.
Folder 3: Case Number 81-38, Correspondence, 1980-1982 April 21Save to your list.
Folder 4: Daily Appellate Report: Article, 1980 January 28Save to your list.
Folder 5: Daily Appellate Report: Article, 1981 September 11Save to your list.
Folder 6: Pleadings: Volume I, Documents Number 1-2, 1981 July 8-1981 July 10Save to your list.
Folder 7: Pleadings: Volume I, Documents Number 3-6, 1981 August 19-1981 December 21Save to your list.
Folder 8: Pleadings: Volume I, Documents Number 7, 1981 December 29Save to your list.
Folder 9: Pleadings: Volume I, Documents Number 8-12, 1981 December 29-1982 January 12Save to your list.
Folder 10: Pleadings: Volume I, Documents Number 13-15, 1979 March 12-1979 December 3Save to your list.
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