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Leon Lipson papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 2019
Scope and Contents
The papers consist of research notes, primarily on Soviet law but also including contract, business and international law, and two articles written by Lipson. One unpublished manuscript, “How to Argue in Soviet”, with accompanying material, discusses the style and "spirit" of Soviet discourse. The second is a draft and critiques of an article, “Research in the Law of Contracts”, a survey of work done primarily by American researchers on contract law from the mid-1930s to 1962. There are also notes and correspondence relating to the case of Craig Whitney and Hal Piper, two American reporters working in the Soviet Union in the 1970s who were convicted of libeling Soviet television. Whitney and Piper were subsequently fined and ordered to print a retraction of articles they had written claiming that the televised confession of a Georgian dissident had been fabricated.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Leon Lipson was transferred to Yale University in 2015. 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 mssa.assist@yale.edu. 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 Abigail Lipson, 2015.
Arrangement
The materials are arranged by subject.
Dates
1946-1997
Extent
2.31 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Related Names
Lipson, Leon
Language of Materials
English