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Louis H. Pollak papers

Call Number: MS 1989
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises the papers of attorney, legal scholar, and Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Louis H. Pollak. The papers consist of correspondence and subject files documenting myriad aspects of his life and career, including his tenure as professor and dean at Yale Law School.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research with the exception of Series IV, Box 60, which contains files of correspondence with current and former Justices of the United States Supreme Court. Correspondence with any current or former Justice of the United States Supreme Court shall remain closed to all research until the death of that Justice or former Justice.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository.

Original born digital files, as well as preservation masters, may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist request that they be made. Born digital files cannot be accessed remotely. System requirements include a Manuscripts and Archives computer and file viewing software.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Louis H. Pollack was transferred to Yale University in 2012. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact Copyright status for other 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 Katherine Weiss Pollak, 2012. Gift of Kenneth S. Gallant, 2018.


The papers are arranged in four series and one addition: I. Alphabetical Correspondence, 1965-2012; II. Chronological Correspondence, 1964-2004; Series III. Subject Files, 1948-2004; IV. Supreme Court Justice Files, 1989-2012.

24.83 Linear Feet (66 boxes)
Related Names
Pollak, Louis H.
Pollak, Louis H.
Language of Materials