Yale Law School
Biographical / Historical
Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MS 1087
Overview: The papers include correspondence, writings, speeches, memoranda, and photographs, documenting Dean Acheson's life after leaving the U.S. State Department in 1953. Also documented is his work as a member of the Yale Corporation and his long friendship with Felix Frankfurter, Archibald MacLeish, and others. The correspondence and memoranda contain Acheson's views on many contemporary issues in American foreign policy such as Korea, the Middle East, NATO, Germany, the war in Vietnam, and Rhodesia...
Call Number: MS 2035
Overview: The papers document the professional and personal life of federal judge and Yale University alumnus Robert P. Anderson. The majority of the collection is comprised of personal papers, including materials from his education at Yale College and Yale Law School, documents related to his service in the United States Coast Guard Reserve, and correspondence with family, friends, and organizations. The second largest portion of the collection consists of materials from his judicial career. These are...
Call Number: MS 1811
Call Number: MS 55
Overview: The papers detail the personal lives and professional careers of several generations and family lines of the Baldwin family. The legal, political, and business activities of family members in Connecticut, New York, and elsewhere are documented. Major topics include: family, women, law, education, Connecticut and New York politics and government, New Haven, Connecticut, and Yale University.
Call Number: MS 762
Overview: The papers of Alexander M. Bickel include correspondence; writings, both published and unpublished; memoranda on legislation and government policy; papers from his legal practice; papers relating to his teaching at the Yale Law School; and personal papers and photographs. Bickel's writings as well as his legal cases reflect his general political position as a classical liberal, and revolve around such issues as segregation in the schools, racial discrimination, the role of the Supreme Court in...
Dates: 1916-1987, bulk 1930-1975
Call Number: MS 1869
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, legal pleadings, memoranda, newspaper clippings, reports, subject files, and writings that document Boris I. Bittker's career as a professor at Yale Law School from 1946 to 2006. In addition to voluminous materials relating to taxation, the papers also include correspondence and subject files relating to Bittker's book, Case for Black Reparations (1973), and a small amount of materials relating to his role in the...
Dates: 1938-2006, bulk 1959-1986
Call Number: MS 670
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, research notes, memoranda, writings, speeches, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia of Edwin Borchard, professor of law at Yale University, specialist in international law, adviser to government and business, and controversial advocate of American neutrality in both world wars. The correspondence reflects both his political and legal interests. Most important among his correspondents is John Bassett Moore, with whom he exchanged over 2,000 letters between...
Call Number: MS 2052
Overview: The Robert A. Burt papers contain correspondence and class materials created and collected by Professor Robert A. Burt (LAW 64) during his tenure as Professor of Law at Yale Law School. These papers are directly related to his professional activities and do not contain personal papers. These papers span the years of 1974-2015.
Call Number: MS 1344
Overview: The bulk of the papers date from 1935-1963 and reflect Clark's position as reporter on the United States Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Rules for Civil Procedure (1935-1956) and as associate judge of the Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit (1939-1963). The papers contain his files for the Committee on Rules for Civil Procedure including preparatory papers, committee proceedings, rule draft reports and correspondence. His years on the Second Circuit Court are documented with complete...
Dates: Circa 1905-1968, bulk 1935-1963
Call Number: WA MSS S-1325
Overview: The papers document Felix S. Cohen's professional career as a civil servant, private attorney, law professor, and author. From 1933-1957, Cohen drafted legislation for the Department of Interior, most notably the Wheeler-Howard Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. In 1939 he headed the Indian Law Survey, which compiled all federal laws regarding Native Americans. He edited the summary of that survey, known as The Handbook of Federal Indian Law, which remains a milestone...
Dates: 1904-1992, bulk 1925-1953
Call Number: RU 405
Overview: The collection consists of a photograph, printed material, and gymnasium cards belonging to Julius Cohn (Yale Law School 1909). The collection documents Cohn's extracurricular activities while a student at Yale.
Call Number: MS 1718
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, continuing education course materials, legal pleadings, memoranda, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, subject files, and writings that document T. F. Gilroy Daly's career as a United States District Court judge. The papers provide a comprehensive overview of Daly's career from his appointment in 1977 until his death in 1996. The materials regarding Daly's service as the chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut...
Dates: 1950-1996, bulk 1988-1996
Call Number: MS 2071
Scope and Contents: The Ronald Dworkin papers document Dworkin’s life and career as a law professor, author, and legal philosopher. Materials primarily document his professional career and activities, including his work at Yale University, Oxford University, and New York University, as well as his academic and popular writing. A smaller amount of personal material is included, primarily from his youth. The materials primarily contain writings and correspondence by Dworkin and other authors. Dworkin’s...
Call Number: MS 1976
Overview: The John Hart Ely papers consists of teaching files, research papers, drafts of articles, legal briefs, professional and personal correspondence, and video tapes documenting Ely's legal and teaching career. The bulk of the collection contains accumulated notes and research materials pertaining to Ely's writings on constitutional law from 1968 to 2003.
Call Number: MS 1622
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, course material, legal documents, and printed material that document Thomas Emerson's career as a lawyer and law professor. The papers emphasize Emerson's teaching, writing, and organizational activities during his career at the Yale Law School from 1946 to 1976.
Dates: 1933-1988, bulk 1946-1976
Call Number: RU 183
Overview: The records consist of the constitution and minutes of the executive committee of the Yale Law School Association, the school's alumni association.
Call Number: RU 202
Overview: The records consist of a report titled, "Residential Lending in New Haven County."
Call Number: MS 222
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, legal material (including opinions, decisions, calendars, memoranda, and other papers), writings, speeches, Yale course materials, and family and personal papers of Jerome N. Frank, lawyer, government official during the New Deal, author, legal philosopher, teacher, and federal judge. The papers reflect Frank's wide range of activities, interests, and associations, and include important correspondence with many well known government officials, lawyers,...
Dates: 1918-1972, bulk 1929-1957