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Jay Katz papers

Call Number: MS 1958
Scope and Contents
The collection comprises the papers of medical doctor, Yale Law School professor, and bioethicist Jay Katz. The papers document Katz's significant contributions to the field of bioethics, through both his teaching and scholarship, and through his public service and advocacy as a member of two federal committees charged to investigate human medical experiments. The papers consist of correspondence; files pertaining to Katz's work as a member of the Tuskegee Syphilis Ad Hoc Advisory Panel and the Advisory Committee on Radiation Experiments; drafts of speeches delivered by Katz; subject files; files pertaining to classes taught by Katz as a professor at Yale Law School; and drafts of articles and books written by Katz.

The dates on digital files were determined by dates provided by description on the disk label written by the creator, or determined by the content of the files.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

Original computer files may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult access copies.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Marilyn Katz, 2010.
The papers are arranged into six series: I. Correspondence, 1961-2003. II. Federal investigation files, 1931-1997. III. Speeches, 1961-1997. IV. Subject files, 1959-1999. V. Teaching files, 1961-2001. VI. Writings, 1972-1997.
7 Linear Feet (19 boxes)
22.6 Megabytes
Related Names
Katz, Jay, 1922-2008
Language of Materials