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Robert A. Burt papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 2052

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1978 - 2015

Creator

Language of Materials

The Robert A. Burt Papers are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Restricted Correspondence folders are restricted to researcher access due to FERPA regulations and cannot be accessed until January 1, 2062.

Computer files that are located in the course materials series are restricted to researcher access until the digital processing of these materials is complete.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for the Robert A. Burt Papers has been transferred to Yale University. 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 Linda R. Burt, 2015.

Arrangement

The Robert A. Burt Papers are arranged in two series: I. Correspondence, 1976-1986. II, Course materials 1970-2015.

Extent

7.75 Linear Feet (17 boxes and 1 flash drive.)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.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.

Biographical / Historical

Robert "Bo" Burt (1939-2015), LAW 1964, was a Yale Law School Professor Emeritus and a member of the faculty of Yale Law School. He recieved his BA from Princeton (1960) and his MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford (1962), followed by his JD from Yale Law School (1964). In 1976 he joined the faculty of Yale Law School after teaching at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago.

Robert Burt's primary area of study was bioethics and the law, as well as the relationship between the Bible and the law. He taught courses at Yale Law such as "Medicine Ethics" and "The Book of Job and Injustice". He wrote six books over the course of his career, including "Take Care of Strangers: The Rule of Law in Doctor-Patient Relations" and "In the Whirlwind: God and Humanity in Conflict."

Robert Burt passed away in 2015.

Separated Materials

Photocopied and published course materials have mostly been removed, unless not described in course overviews.
Title
Guide to the Robert A. Burt Papers
Status
Completed
Author
compiled by Camila Zorrilla Tessler
Date
March 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
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