Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.

Series 2
Case files
Boxes 14 - 100

Scope and Content Note

The legal case files provide much information on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cases, abortion clinics, civil rights in Atlanta, and family law. Some of the more interesting and prominent cases include Doe v. Bolton, Drummond v. Fulton County Department of Family and Children’s Services, Sinyard v. Foote, Leonard v. City of Columbus, and Comstock v. Eastern Airlines. Many of the smaller and lesser-known cases also have valuable information, particularly those involving employment discrimination. As Hames served as legal counsel for several Equal Rights Amendment abortion clinics, many cases involved defending the clinics against malpractice charges. Case files normally include legal documents, depositions, transcripts, correspondence, notes, and evidence. Several Equal Rights Amendment lawyers received their start in the legal profession by working for Hames and are well represented in the collection, including Alice Bonner; Glenna Stone; Mary Oakley; Barbara Bethune; and Timothy Wolfe. The files are arranged by case file number as organized by Hames’s law office. The case number is placed in parentheses at the end of each folder description. The cases are in chronological order with the last name of the client first. In some very brief cases, the first name and date are not known.

Restrictions on access

Special restrictions apply: Series 2 is closed due to privacy considerations.