This collection contains reports, memoranda, correspondence, notes, legal documents, publications, clippings, and audio recordings collected by Jerome Zeifman in the course of his work as chief counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States House of Representatives. The collection deals primarily with issues related to the Watergate scandal, the resignation of Spiro Agnew, the impeachment of President Nixon, the confirmation of Gerald Ford to be President, the confirmation of Nelson Rockefeller to be Vice President, the efforts of Gerald Ford (as majority leader) to impeach Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglass, and prior efforts to impeach seven other federal judges. The material dates from 1960 to 1977.
Mitch Snyder (1943-1990) was a radical Catholic, advocate for the rights of homeless people, and leader of the Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) in Washington, D.C. CCNV began as an anti-war group and became an advocacy group for the homeless. The largest part of the collection, Series I, 1970-1972, concerns Snyder’s prison term during which he became a radical Catholic and non-violent social activist. The collection contains a diary kept by Snyder, correspondence with his sister Roberta Peters and his mother Beatrice Snyder, and Peters’ correspondence with parole officials on his behalf.