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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library 1
 

Dean Gooderham Acheson papers

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Call Number: MS 1087
Overview: The papers include correspondence, writings, speeches, memoranda, and photographs, documenting Dean Acheson's life after leaving the U.S. State Department in 1953. Also documented is his work as a member of the Yale Corporation and his long friendship with Felix Frankfurter, Archibald MacLeish, and others. The correspondence and memoranda contain Acheson's views on many contemporary issues in American foreign policy such as Korea, the Middle East, NATO, Germany, the war in Vietnam, and Rhodesia...
Dates: 1898-1989

Baldwin family papers

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Call Number: MS 55
Overview: The papers detail the personal lives and professional careers of several generations and family lines of the Baldwin family. The legal, political, and business activities of family members in Connecticut, New York, and elsewhere are documented. Major topics include: family, women, law, education, Connecticut and New York politics and government, New Haven, Connecticut, and Yale University.
Dates: 1584-1977

Alexander Mordecai Bickel papers

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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Overview: The papers of Alexander M. Bickel include correspondence; writings, both published and unpublished; memoranda on legislation and government policy; papers from his legal practice; papers relating to his teaching at the Yale Law School; and personal papers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

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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

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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...
Dates: 1910-1950

Robert A. Burt papers

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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.
Dates: 1978-2015

Charles Edward Clark papers

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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

Felix S. Cohen papers

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Call Number: WA MSS S-1325
Overview: The papers document Felix S. Cohen's professional career as a civil servant, private attorney, law professor, and author. From 1933-1957, Cohen drafted legislation for the Department of Interior, most notably the Wheeler-Howard Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. In 1939 he headed the Indian Law Survey, which compiled all federal laws regarding Native Americans. He edited the summary of that survey, known as The Handbook of Federal Indian Law, which remains a milestone...
Dates: 1904-1992, bulk 1925-1953

Ronald Dworkin papers

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Call Number: MS 2071
Scope and Contents: The Ronald Dworkin papers document Dworkin’s life and career as a law professor, author, and legal philosopher. Materials primarily document his professional career and activities, including his work as a professor at Yale University, Oxford University, and New York University, as well as his academic writing, focused on legal and political philosophy, and his popular writing on contemporary politics and the U.S. Supreme Court. A smaller amount of personal material is included, primarily from...
Dates: 1938-2013

John Hart Ely papers

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Call Number: MS 1976
Overview: The John Hart Ely papers consists of teaching files, research papers, drafts of articles, legal briefs, professional and personal correspondence, and video tapes documenting Ely's legal and teaching career. The bulk of the collection contains accumulated notes and research materials pertaining to Ely's writings on constitutional law from 1968 to 2003.
Dates: 1833-2003

Thomas Irwin Emerson papers

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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

Jerome New Frank papers

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Call Number: MS 222
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, legal material (including opinions, decisions, calendars, memoranda, and other papers), writings, speeches, Yale course materials, and family and personal papers of Jerome N. Frank, lawyer, government official during the New Deal, author, legal philosopher, teacher, and federal judge. The papers reflect Frank's wide range of activities, interests, and associations, and include important correspondence with many well known government officials, lawyers,...
Dates: 1918-1972, bulk 1929-1957

Samuel Johnson Hitchcock papers

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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

Harold Dwight Lasswell papers

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Call Number: MS 1043
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, research material, and personal memorabilia which document Harold Dwight Lasswell's boyhood and his career from 1939-1978, primarily as director of War Communications Research at the Library of Congress and as professor of law and political science at Yale University. The papers also reflect Lasswell's diverse research interests in content analysis, communications, psychology, values, policy sciences, and other fields in political and social...
Dates: 1877-1999

Underhill Moore papers

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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

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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...
Dates: 1691-1911

Louis H. Pollak papers

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Call Number: MS 1989
Overview: 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.
Dates: 1948-2012

Harry Shulman papers

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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...
Dates: 1922-1955

Walter Langford Smith papers

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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.
Dates: 1901-1911

Thomas Walter Swan papers

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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.
Dates: 1918-1976