Guide to the Papers of Louis Winer, undated, circa 1919-1985

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Kora Welsh as MS Word document, June 2014. Finding aid was encoded by Christine McEvilly on Jaunuary 5, 2015. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Winer, Louis
Title: Louis Winer Papers
Dates:undated, circa 1919-1985
Abstract: Originally from Salem, Massachusetts, Louis Winer received both his undergraduate and law degree from Boston University. Admitted to the bar in 1916, the outbreak of World War I interrupted his law career, as Winer served in the American Expeditionary Forces in France. This collection includes photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, awards and an American Legion military cap and medal.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 document box)
Identification: P-988
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Biographical Note

Louis Winer1

A native of Salem, Massachusetts, Louis Winer studied at Boston University for both his undergraduate and law degrees. The latter was awarded in 1915 and he was admitted to the Massachusetts bar the following year. However, the outbreak of World War I interrupted his developing law career. After attending the Dartmouth U.S. Army Training Program, Winer served in the Army’s American Expeditionary Forces and was sent to France in the last year of the war. After the war, in 1922, Winer was admitted to the New York State bar. Louis, his wife, Sophie, and their two daughters, lived on Long Island where he served for eight years as Assistant Attorney General and twelve years as Deputy County Attorney for Nassau County. Much of his work focused on health and hospital operations, exemplified by his role in the foundation of the Mental Health Association of Nassau County and his tenure as both President and Director. He also worked in his official capacity as counsel for the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene. An active participant in veteran’s affairs, Winer held various positions in the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Post 339 of the American Legion, including Chairman of the Honor Roll Committee, Commander, and Judge Advocate.


1915 Received law degree from Boston University
March 24, 1916 Admitted to Massachusetts bar
circa 1918 Served in American Expeditionary Forces sent to France in World War I
March 27, 1922 Admitted to New York State bar
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Scope and Content Note

The Louis Winer Papers contain the records pertaining to Louis Winer’s legal work and public service. Notably, these documents include his collected legal writings as Deputy County Attorney in Nassau County. Recognition for Winer’s various roles in public service, spanning his military and legal career, is evident in the photographs and news clippings from his 1966 Testimonial Dinner and in the several plaque awards in the collection.

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The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Collections and Engagement of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011

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Related Material

Richard Winer Family Papers, P-983

Temple Beth El Records at AJHS Boston(unprocessed)

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Louis Winer Papers; P-988; box number; folder number; Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore in 2013.

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Series I: Louis Winer Papers, undated, circa 1919-1985

Box 1.

Arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

1 1 Boston University undated, 1985 request_box
1 2 Kiwanis Club Testimonial Dinner March 24, 1966 request_box
1 3-4 Legal Opinions, Volumes 1-2 1950-1961 request_box
1 5 U.S. Army Veteran Cap and Medal circa 1944 request_box
1 Framed Certificate for WWI Service 1919 request_box
1 Plaques awarded for service to Mental Health Association of Nassau County 1956, 1975 request_box
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