Guide to the Marilyn Church Courtroom Drawings
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1137
Creators:
Church, Marilyn
Dates:
1975-2004.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 Cubic feet
3 map-folders
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Thirty-eight courtroom drawings by artist Marilyn Church. The drawings depict scenes from some of the most famous and notorious cases in the city of New York: Tupac Shakur's 1994 trial for sexual abuse; Sean John Combs's 2001 trial for assault and weapons violations; Sid Vicious's (John Simon Ritchie) pre-trial hearing for murder in 1978; Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's 1976 re-trial for murder; John Hinckley, Jr.'s 1982 trial for attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan; Mark David Chapman's 1981 trial for the murder of John Lennon; Kevin King's 1982 trial for harassing Caroline Kennedy; photographer Ron Galella's trial for stalking Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; Brooke Shields's 1981 case against photographer Gary Gross; David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz's 1978 murder trial; the 1990 trial of five youths charged with assaulting a jogger in Central Park; Bernhard Goetz's 1987 trial for attempted murder and assault; Michael Milken's 1990 trial for securities violations; the 2002 trial of executives of WorldCom; Martha Stewart's 2004 trial for conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges; John Gotti's 1992 trial for racketeering, murder and numerous other charges; Joseph Quinlan's petition to the court to discontinue keeping his daughter, Karen Ann Quinlan, alive by means of a respirator; the 1978 negligence lawsuit of a Florida couple named Del Zio against Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center over one of the first attempts at conceiving a "test tube baby"; the 1987 custody dispute regarding "Baby M", who was born to a surrogate mother, Mary Beth Whitehead; the 1974 trial of John Mitchell and Maurice Stans for their roles in the Watergate conspiracy; New Jersey Senator Harrison A. Williams's 1981 trial for conspiracy and bribery following the FBI's "Abscam" sting operation; General William Westmoreland's 1982 lawsuit against CBS; the FALN's (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional) 1997 hearing on charges of terrorism; the 1983-1984 trial of several members of the Black Liberation Army for robbery of a Brinks armored car (a series of trials that came to be referred to as the "Brinks trials"); the 1993 trial of four defendants in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; and the "Landmarks Terror Trial", in which ten Arab immigrants were tried for a plot to blow up a wide range of New York City landmarks.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
New York-based courtroom artist.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Marilyn Church in 2008.

Digital Content
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Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Preferred Citation
Marilyn Church Courtroom Drawings, 1975-2004, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Trials (Murder) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trials (Sex crimes) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trials -- New York (N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World Trade Center Bombing, New York (N.Y.), 1993 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trials (Assassination) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trials (Assault and battery) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Surrogate mothers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Terrorism -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trials (Conspiracy) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trials (Attempted murder) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trials (Bribery) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Central Park Jogger Rape Trial -- 1990 -- New York (N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Courtroom art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trials (Malpractice) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trials (Custody of children) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Courts -- New York (N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fertilization in vitro Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Courtroom artists -- New York (N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Courtroom illustrations Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Combs, Sean John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Galella, Ron Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
FALN. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black Liberation Army. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berkowitz, David Richard, 1953- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chapman, Mark David Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carter, Rubin, 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
WorldCom (Firm). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whitehead, Mary Beth Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Williams, Harrison A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vicious, Sid Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Westmoreland, William C. (William Childs), 1914- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stans, Maurice H., 1908-1998 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stewart, Martha Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shakur, Tupac, 1971-1996 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shields, Brooke Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quinlan, Karen Ann Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Milken, Michael Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mitchell, John N. (John Newton), 1913-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hinckley, John, Jr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kennedy, Caroline, 1957- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives