View 65 videos of “The Mike Wallace Interview” as the legendary newsman interviews Margaret Sanger, Justice William O. Douglas, Frank Lloyd Wright, Pearl Buck, Salvador Dali, Oscar Hammerstein, Henry Kissinger, and many others.

Above, Mike Wallace interviews Margaret Sanger on The Mike Wallace Interview on September 21, 1957. Sanger, the leader of the birth control movement in America, talks to Wallace about why she became an advocate for birth control, over-population, the Catholic Church, and morality. View the full interview.

Cover of claimant memorandum from trial over James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” Morris Ernst collection.

Morris Ernst’s copy of James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” 

This chart was compiled by Morris Ernst and his colleagues to track responses to a survey sent to libraries across the country about the interest and demand for “Ulysses.”

"Birth Control in the Courts" document written by Morris Ernst.

First page of letter from Morris Ernst to Birth Control Federation, dated March 30, 1939. Morris Ernst collection.

Second page of letter from Morris Ernst to Birth Control Federation, dated March 30, 1939. Morris Ernst collection.

Morris L. Ernst (left, holding book) was one of the most active attorneys for the anti-censorship cause during the interwar years. In this 1935 photograph, from the “New York Journal American” collection, Ernst defends the Gustavo Flaubert’s “November.”

Poster from the Morris Ernst collection.

Censorship, birth control, labor, and more: Decades later, today’s headlines still echo controversies addressed in Morris Ernst collection, which is now cataloged and open for research.