23 Oct 2014

Collection of U.S. Supreme Court Documents, Letters and Books Donated to CHS

A collection of U.S. Supreme Court documents, letters and books were donated to Catholic High School by Gary Polozola í´63 in honor of his late brother Judge Frank J. Polozola í´59.

íÍKathy and I are very thankful Catholic High has agreed to be the depository for our Supreme Court collection.  We are also happy to make this donation in my brother Frank’s name to honor his life and judicial career.  Catholic High was a big priority in his life. I think he would have liked knowing that even now he was contributing to the continuing education of CHS students,í´ commented Gary Polozola.

The autographed collection includes approximately 80 percent of all of the justices, all former justices still alive, and most currently serving justices.  The book collection includes close to 140 biographies and books authored by the justices and/or others, and copies of some of their papers and correspondence. The books are nearly all first editions, some with autographs from the justices or authors. The collection also includes an outstanding limited edition 30 volume set of the Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (father of Justice Holmes) that includes the very famous Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table.

íÍOn behalf of Catholic High School, I am deeply grateful to Gary and Kathy Polozola for the donation of their collection of U.S. Supreme Court books and documents.  This collection will be a great asset for our academic program, giving our students the opportunity to explore a unique perspective on the personal lives and experiences of Supreme Court Justices.  Of equal importance, the donation gives Catholic High School the opportunity to recognize the Honorable Judge Frank J. Polozola, a 1959 Catholic High School graduate, long-time member of the Catholic High School Board of Directors, and a true friend of our school.  We miss him immensely, but proudly accept this collection as a means of honoring his memory,íñ commented CHS President Gene Tullier.

Click here for a list of the complete collection.