These records document Medina's work on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, to which he was nominated by Harry S. Truman in 1947 and where he served until 1953. Records document two major cases -- United States v. Foster and United States v. Morgan, in addition to smaller, less-known cases. Cases are listed by both name and case number whenever available.
The cases in this series include a docket or case number which such a designation was available. These public records were bound by a media service at Medina's request and contain very little unpublished content, other than correspondence with clerks and other judges.
These files were retrieved from Medina's filing cabinets at his Foley Square office in 1986. Much of it may complement other series but is from later in his life; personal and professional files are interspersed.
This group of materials includes Ethel Forde Hillyer's 1906 diaries, Harold Medina's 1906 diary, and a transcript of each by their granddaughter, Meredith Hillyer Medina Murray in 1995. These diaries document their daily lives and their courtship while Medina was a second-year Princeton student.
The Biographical series contains biographical sketches, awards and honorary degrees received by Brown, photographs, and scrapbooks. The majority of the photographs are portraits of Brown, and also include images of soldiers in uniform and in training during World War II. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings that document Brown's work on the development of Social Security and his work with the War Department during World War II on manpower issues. The series also includes sound recordings of speeches given at a dinner to honor Brown at the time of his retirement in 1967, and a small amount of correspondence related to his membership in the Princeton Class of 1919.