Guide to the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial and DNA Typing Archive,
1988-1996

Collection Number: 53-12-3037

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
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Fax: (607) 255-9524
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EAD encoding:
Ann Hubert, May 2004

© 2002 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
O.J. Simpson murder trial and DNA typing archive, 1988-1996.
Collection Number:
53-12-3037
Quantity:
13.7 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Photocopies, printouts, clippings and video.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Files of cases in which the use of DNA as evidence were an important factor, including the OJ Simpson trial.
Language:
Collection material in English


Cornell University's Department of Science and Technology Studies conducted a National Science Foundation-supported research project: DNA Fingerprinting: Law and Science in Criminal Process. A supplemental project, conducted in 1995, and also supported by NSF created "An Archive of Material on the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial and DNA Typing." The goal of the archive was to collect and preserve ephemeral materials for studying popular constructions of credibility in science, especially on issues relating to genetics and DNA testing, and on the specific roles of the law and the media in shaping these constructions. The project's principal investigators were Sheila Jasanoff and Bruce Lewenstein. Graduate students included Saul E. Halfon and Simon A. Cole.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Files of cases in which the use of DNA as evidence were an important factor, notably the People of New York State vs Castro, the case which set the precedent for allowing the use of DNA as evidence in a trial; photocopies, printouts, and clippings of news stories relating to the O.J. Simpson trial; interviews; and 235 Court TV tapes from the part of the Simpson trial in which the scientific evidence was provided.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Cole, Simon A. (Simon Ablon), 1967-
Halfon, Saul E.
Jasanoff, Sheila.
Lewenstein, Bruce V.
Simpson, O. J., 1947---Trials, litigation, etc.
Cornell University. Dept. of Science & Technology Studies.
National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Subjects:
Trials (Murder)--California--Los Angeles.
Mass media and criminal justice.
Medical genetics--Law and legislation.
DNA fingerprinting--United States.
Forensic genetics--United States--Technique.
Criminals--United States--Identification.
Criminal investigation--United States--Technological innovations.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
O.J. Simpson murder trial and DNA typing archive, #53-12-3037. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Description
Container
Miscellaneous
Bibliographies
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 2
Statutes
Box 1 Folder 3
Guides to Experts by Case
Box 1 Folder 4
Case Opinions - Without Transcripts
Box 1 Folder 5
DNA/Forensics Court Cases - Lists and Summaries
Box 1 Folder 6
DNA Law Cases
Box 1 Folder 7
Transcripts by cases
State of Florida vs. Andrews
Box 1 Folder 8
Axwell vs. State of California
Box 1 Folder 9
People of California vs. Halik
Box 1 Folder 10
State of Delaware vs. Pennell
Box 1 Folder 11
State of Florida vs. Wike
Box 1 Folder 12
Wike vs. State of Florida
Box 1 Folder 13
Davidson vs. State of Indiana
Box 1 Folder 14
State of Kansas vs. Smith
Box 1 Folder 15
State of Minnesota vs. Bloom
Box 1 Folder 16
State of New Jersey (NJ) vs. Williams
Box 1 Folder 17-19
State of Ohio vs. Blair
Box 1 Folder 20
State of Ohio vs. Lee
Box 1 Folder 21
State of Ohio
Box 1 Folder 22
People of New York State (PNYS) vs. Larry Brown
Box 1 Folder 23
PNYS vs. Castro
Box 1 Folder 24
PNYS vs. Vann
Box 1 Folder 25
PNYS vs. Wesley
Box 1 Folder 26
PNYS vs. Keene
Box 1 Folder 27
PNYS vs. White
Box 1 Folder 28
Bethune vs. State of Texas
Box 1 Folder 29
State of Texas vs. Davis
Box 1 Folder 30
United States (US) vs. Yee (1)
Box 1 Folder 31-32
US vs. Yee (2)
Box 2 Folder 1
Spencer vs. Commonwealth of Virgina
Box 2 Folder 2
State of Washington vs. Cauthron
Box 2 Folder 3
Yelder vs. State of Alabama
Box 2 Folder 4
People (?) vs. Miles
Box 2 Folder 5
State of (?) vs. Kelly
Box 2 Folder 6
Jones vs. State of Florida
Box 2 Folder 7
State of (?) vs. Thomas
Box 2 Folder 8
Newspaper stories
Simpson Case - Popular Lit. Articles
Box 2 Folder 9
Simpson Case - Newspaper Coverage
Box 2 Folder 10
Simpson Case - New York Times Coverage
Box 2 Folder 11
Simpson Case - NY Times - Blood/DNA Evidence, etc.
Box 2 Folder 12
Simpson Case - NY Times - Coroner, Autopsy
Box 2 Folder 13
Simpson Case - NY Times - Lawyers/Personalities
Box 2 Folder 14
Simpson Case - NY Times - Race Issues, Police, Furman, etc.
Box 2 Folder 15
Simpson Case - NY Times - Motive/Character Witness
Box 2 Folder 16
Simpson Case - NY Times - Pre-trial/Early Coverage
Box 2 Folder 17
Simpson Case - NY Times - Jury Related
Box 2 Folder 18
Simpson Case - NY Times - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 19
Simpson Case - Editorials/Cartoons
Box 2 Folder 20
DNA Fingerprinting - Scientific Literature
Box 2 Folder 21
Time Coverage
Box 2 Folder 22
Simpson Book Reviews
Box 2 Folder 23
Excerpts from: In Contempt
Box 2 Folder 24
Interviews
Saul's Reports/Notes
Box 2 Folder 25
Case Interviews
Box 2 Folder 26
Miscellaneous Interviews
Box 2 Folder 27
Lifecodes
Box 2 Folder 28
Nist: Dennis Reeder Interview
Box 2 Folder 29
DNA fingerprinting - miscellaneous
Works in Progress - DNA Fingerprinting
Box 2 Folder 30
Article Offprints
Box 2 Folder 31
Sheila's DNA Group
Box 2 Folder 32
Law Reviews/Journal Articles, 1989-1991
Box 2 Folder 33
Law Reviews/Journal Articles, 1987-1988
Box 2 Folder 34
Law Reviews/Journal Articles, 1993
Box 2 Folder 35
Law Reviews/Journal Articles, 1992
Box 2 Folder 36
Lempert Articles
Box 2 Folder 37
Cellmark
Box 2 Folder 38
DNA Fingerprinting - Longer Length (unpublished)
Box 2 Folder 39
DNA Fingerprinting - Pre-OJ Popular Lit.
Box 2 Folder 40
DNA - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 41
DNA Fingerprinting - FBI Related
Box 2 Folder 42
Resource Manual - FBI: Legal Aspects/DNA
Box 2 Folder 43
DNA Fingerprinting - BBI Porcedures
Box 2 Folder 44
DNA Fingerprinting - CACLD Related
Box 2 Folder 45
DNA Fingerprinting - Science Magazine - Letters/Articles
Box 2 Folder 46
DNA Fingerprinting - Newspaper Accounts
Box 2 Folder 47
DNA Fingerprinting - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 48
DNA fingerprinting - specific case
Castro Opinion
Box 2 Folder 49
Castro - Volume 1 - Part 1
Box 2 Folder 50
Castro - Volume 1 - Part 2
Box 2 Folder 51
Castro - Volume 2 - pgs. 473-654
Box 2 Folder 52
Castro - Volume 2 - Part 2 - pgs 655-810
Box 3 Folder 1
Castro - Volume 3 - Part 3 - pgs 811-952
Box 3 Folder 2
Castro - Volume 3 - Part 2 - pgs 953-1112
Box 3 Folder 3
Castro - Volume 4 - pgs 1113-1340
Box 3 Folder 4
Castro - Volume 5 - Part 1 - pgs 1341-1474
Box 3 Folder 5
Castro - Volume 5 - Part 2 - pgs 1475-1620
Box 3 Folder 6
Castro - Volume 6 - Part 1 - pgs 1621-1833
Box 3 Folder 7
Castro - Volume 6 - Part 2 - pgs 1834-2023
Box 3 Folder 8
Castro - Volume 7 - pgs 2024-2190
Box 3 Folder 9
Castro - Volume 8 - pgs 2190-2381
Box 3 Folder 10
Castro - Volume 9 - pgs 2381-2575A
Box 3 Folder 11
Castro - Volume 10 - pgs 2575-2691
Box 3 Folder 12
Castro - Volume 11 - pgs 2691-2820
Box 3 Folder 13
Castro - Volume 12 - pgs 2821-3006
Box 3 Folder 14
Castro - Volume 13 - pgs 3007-3136
Box 3 Folder 15
Castro - Volume 14 - Part 1 - pgs 3136-3277
Box 3 Folder 16
Castro - Volume 14 - Part 2 - pgs 3278-3445
Box 3 Folder 17
Castro - Volume 15 - pgs 3446-3569
Box 3 Folder 18
Castro - Volume 16 - pgs 3570-3776
Box 3 Folder 19
Castro - Volume 16 - Part 2 - pgs 3777-3956
Box 3 Folder 20
Castro - Volume 16 - Part 3 - pgs 3957-4090A
Box 4 Folder 1
Commentary on DNA Fingerprinting
Box 4 Folder 2
Legal Opinions
Box 4 Folder 3
Summaries of Symposiums on Novel Scientific Evidence
Box 4 Folder 4
Simpson Case - News Articles and Court Depositions from NET
Box 4 Folder 5
Computer Disks containing OJ Transcripts
Box 4 Folder 6
OJ Trial Humor
Box 4 Folder 7
Clips from the Boston Globe
Box 4 Folder 8
Articles about the Archive
Box 4 Folder 9
Products of the Archive: Papers by Cornell Faculty and Students, and Others
Box 4 Folder 10-18
OJ Archive - Alec Jeffries Interview
Box 4 Folder 19
Simon Cole's Interview with Neufeld and Harmon (reports)
Box 4 Folder 20
Simon Cole's Interviews (audio and floppy)
Box 4 Folder 21
Trial Database (index of Simpson trial)
Box 4 Folder 22
OJ Archive - Ethnograph
Box 4 Folder 23
OJ Archive - Transcript
Box 4 Folder 24
OJ Arhcive "Hungarian Bracelet" - Patrick Carey - Transcript Hearing Simpson Case
Box 4 Folder 25
Declarations of Experts on DNA Testing
Box 4 Folder 26
Summary of Cases and Articles in Motion to Exclude DNA Evidence
Box 4 Folder 27
Commentary with Judge Ito regarding Forensic Tests
Box 4 Folder 28
Motions from the Court on DNA Testing and Experts
Box 4 Folder 29
OJ Simpson case testimonies, defense motions, and miscellany
Testimony of Luper, Harper, and Fung; Apr. 3, 1995
Box 4 Folder 30
Testimony of Fung, Apr. 4-18, 1995
Box 4 Folder 31-37
Testimony of George Matheson, May 2-5, 1995
Box 4 Folder 38
"Blood Mix Hearing" - Testimony of Bruce Weir
Box 5 Folder 1-3
Index of Case Documents
Box 5 Folder 4
Defense Motions re: Blood Test Evidence
Box 5 Folder 5
Defense Reply re: Plaintiffs Motion to Preclude LAPD Testimony
Box 5 Folder 6
Defense Motion to Limit Cross-Exam of Dr. Kary Mullis
Box 5 Folder 7
Defense and Plaintiff Motions re: DNA Testing by CA Dept. of Just. Labs
Box 5 Folder 8
Plaintiff Motion to Exclude Evidence of Dr. Lee
Box 5 Folder 9
Memo re: Scheduling and Discovery of Forensic Testing
Box 5 Folder 10
Defense Emergency Motion for Sanctions re: Failure of Plaintiff to Disclose
Box 5 Folder 11
Defense Request for Production of Portions of Reference Samples
Box 5 Folder 12
Defense and Plaititff Motions on Excluding DNA Evidence
Box 5 Folder 13
Defense Order re: Marc Taylor's PRC Hybridization
Box 5 Folder 14
Defense Motion re: Kelly Hearing and Plaintiff's Response
Box 5 Folder 15
Opposition to Defense Request for Closure of DNA Hearing
Box 5 Folder 16
Freed, Donald and Raymond P. Briggs; Killing Time: The First Full Investigation. Macmillan, 1996
Box 5 Folder 17
OJ video tapes
CNN Tapes
Box 6
Numbered Excerpts #1-11, 14-20
Box 6
Numbered Excerpts #21-24
Box 7
Two Misc. Tapes
Box 7
Court TV Tapes #1-31
Box 7
Court TV Tapes #33-66
Box 8
Court TV Tapes #67-100
Box 9
Court TV Tapes #101-134
Box 10
Court TV Tapes #135-168
Box 11
Court TV Tapes #169-202
Box 12
Court TV Tapes #203-235
Box 13
Court TV Tapes #236-242
Box 14
Four BBC Videotapes
Box 14
Four Floppy Disks
Box 14