Collection ASM0711 - Rosenbaum, Thane papers

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Rosenbaum, Thane papers


  • 1985 - 2017 (Creation)


29 boxes.

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Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist, law professor, and legal analyst, the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, including the novels How Sweet It Is! and Second Hand Smoke; the works of nonfiction The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What's Right and Payback: The Case for Revenge; and the forthcoming Crossing the Line: The High Cost of Weaponized Speech.

His writings and commentary on matters of justice, human rights, antisemitism, the Middle East, global terrorism, the Holocaust, and art and culture appear frequently in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, L.A. times,, Slate, Salon, ABA Journal, The Daily Beast, and Jewish Week, Jewish journal, Algemeiner, Haaretz, and Times of Israel, among other publications.

Thane is the Legal Analyst for CBS News Radio and hosts "The Talk Show" at the 92nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at New York University School of Law, where he directs the Forum on Law, Culture, & Society.

The Thane Rosenbaum papers include drafts, manuscripts, typescripts, book contracts, and reviews of books he authored such as: Myth of Moral Justice, Second Hand Smoke, Golems of Gotham, Stranger Within, Elijah Visible, Myth of Moral Justice, Pay Back and How Sweet It Is. There are also speeches, essays, letters and legal writings by Mr. Rosenbaum. Finally, the collection also includes materials pertaining to the Forum on Law, Culture and Society (FOLCS) which he moderates at New York University, large posters of various public events he participated in and a box of audio-visual materials that relate to the above mentioned categories.

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This collection is open for research.

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This collection is kept in an off -campus storage facility. Please contact Special Collections at with the boxes you are interested in prior to your visit, and allow up to 1 week for delivery of materials.

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Rosenbaum, Thane papers Finding Aid © 2020 University of Miami. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

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  • English

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Monographs donated with the collection were removed and added to the Special Collections catalog ( These monographs include the following titles: The New Diaspora, Second Hand Smoke, Law Lit, The Golems of Gotham, How Sweet it is, Payback, Myth of Moral Justice, Elijah Visible, The Stranger Within Sarah Stein.

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Initial arrangement and description was created by Cory Czajkowski, Archives Technician, and Beatrice Skokan, Head of Manuscripts and Archives Management. Finding Aid was created by Nazir Crump, Student Assistant, under the supervision of Yvette Yurubi, Archives Technician, 2020.

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