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Alexander Mordecai Bickel papers
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Overview: The papers of Alexander M. Bickel include correspondence; writings, both published and unpublished; memoranda on legislation and government policy; papers from his legal practice; papers relating to his teaching at the Yale Law School; and personal papers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
Boris I. Bittker papers
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
Edwin Montefiore Borchard papers
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...
Robert A. Burt papers
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.
Charles Edward Clark papers
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
Thomas Irwin Emerson papers
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
Samuel Johnson Hitchcock papers
Call Number: MS 1184
Overview: Correspondence and financial and legal papers relating to Samuel Johnson Hitchcock's education at Yale College, teaching at Fairfield Academy, legal practice with Seth P. Staples, and legal instruction at his and Staples' private law school which was incorporated into the Yale Law School.
Dates: 1762-1845, bulk 1805-1845
Underhill Moore papers
Call Number: MS 356
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, course materials, diaries, legal documents, printed material, reports, subject files, and writings that document Underhill Moore's career as a law professor and his personal life. The papers emphasize Moore's teaching, writing, and involvement with Columbia Law School, Yale Law School, and the Institute of Human Relations at Yale University from 1924 to 1943. The papers also contain materials relating to Dr. William O. Moore and the Abraham Underhill estate.
Dates: 1870-1948, bulk 1925-1943
Peck family papers
Call Number: MS 1031
Overview: Papers of several branches of the Peck family in Connecticut. Half of the collection is made up of the papers of the Ambrose Peck family (1691-1911) including correspondence, diaries, account books, legal papers, photographs, and memorabilia. Noteworthy are letters on the Battle of Bunker Hill and the War of 1812, as well as diaries by Abby Ann Hyde Peck from her school days, 1824-1832, and her old age, 1874-1883. Another member of the family represented is Tracy Peck (1785-1862) an important...
Eugene Victor Rostow papers
Call Number: MS 1024
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, subject files, writings, printed material, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia documenting the professional and personal life of Eugene V. Rostow, Yale Law School professor and dean.
Harry Shulman papers
Call Number: MS 239
Overview: The papers consist of professional correspondence, writings and files documenting Harry Shulman's work as an arbitrator in labor-management disputes. Included here are the records for some thirty cases over which he presided (1942-1955). Shulman's general files record his occasional practice of private law, his teaching at Yale Law School and contain an essay written in 1929 while he was a law clerk to Louis D. Brandeis. The correspondence contains a large number of letters congratulating...
Walter Langford Smith papers
Call Number: MS 1126
Overview: Correspondence, financial papers, photographs, and memorabilia chiefly relating to Smith's term as a special student at the Yale Law School (1905-1906). Also included are sixteen letters (1904-1906) written to him by his father.
Thomas Walter Swan papers
Call Number: MS 1369
Overview: Correspondence, speeches, photographs, awards, clippings, and miscellanea documenting the professional career of Thomas Walter Swan, a lawyer, judge, and dean of the Yale Law School, 1916-1927.
John Quillin Tilson papers
Call Number: MS 1132
Overview: Correspondence, speeches, travel diaries, and documents relating to John Q. Tilson's public life. The diary of his trip to Europe in 1925 was kept while studying munitions for a report to Calvin Coolidge. Another diary reports on a trip to the Orient in 1927. Correspondence reflects his service in the Connecticut National Guard and his connection with Yale Law School. He lectured there on parliamentary law from 1930 until his death, and papers from this course are also in the collection. Of...
George Dutton Watrous papers
Call Number: MS 1065
Overview: Office files compiled during Watrous' membership on the Connecticut State Bar Examining Committee and on the Yale Law School Curriculum Committee. The Bar Committee material includes correspondence, memoranda, and printed matter establishing levels of qualifications for the bar, regulations for admission, and bar examination questions. The Yale Law School papers include letters, schedules, subjects for prize orations, and newspaper clippings. Also in the papers is a notebook of model legal...
Stanton Wheeler Papers
Call Number: MS 1954
Overview: The papers document Stanton Wheeler's professional career at the Yale Law School and include teaching files from courses he taught at Yale; correspondence; drafts of publications and other writings; files pertaining to his scholarly research interests; and files related to Wheeler's involvement with committees and professional organizations.
Yale Law Library records
Call Number: RU 786
Overview: The records consist of memoranda, surveys, reports, policies, lectures, donor correspondence and journals documenting the holdings and operations of the Yale Law Library.
Yale Law School Fund records
Call Number: RU 980
Overview: The records consist of by-laws and minutes of the board of directors of the YLSF, annual reports, brochures and other printed materials documenting fund raising activities of the Yale Law School during 1963-2004.
Yale Law School records
Call Number: RU 449
Overview: The records consist of correspondence, subject files, finance records, lists, certificates, and miscellaneous papers documenting the activities and operations of the Yale Law School. Topics include admissions, legal societies and associations, publications and journals, bar examinations, commencement, curriculum, faculty, scholarships, and student affairs.
Yale Law School records of the dean
Call Number: RU 846
Overview: The records consist of correspondence, reports, lecture notes, and assorted administrative files documenting the activities and operations of the dean of the Yale Law School.