Legal history

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • New Jersey Committee for Fair Representation Records

    The New Jersey Fair Representation Committee Records document the committee’s history through correspondence, reports and miscellaneous files. The correspondence consists of intra-committee letters and committee members’ correspondence with members of the media and various politicians. The reports consist of drafts and copies of the recommendations submitted by the committee. Also included here are summaries of preliminary research completed before the drafting of the report.

  • Law Students Civil Rights Research Council Records

    The documents consist of minutes, correspondence, reports, pamphlets, notes, and
    briefs related to the LSCRRC. Through these materials the collection highlights the
    organization’s growth, student protests and arrests, and activism in civil rights
    issues and lawsuits. The background and development of regional conferences and law
    school chapters is extensively documented, as well as short histories of the

  • John Marshall Harlan Papers

    Harlan's papers consist of legal materials, correspondence, writings, and personal papers that document his career as an attorney and a judge, especially the period when he was a Supreme Court Justice. The majority of the papers are opinions and other legal documents from all of the cases heard before the Supreme Court while Harlan was a member, and Harlan's correspondence files that span the entirety of his career.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Herman Phleger Papers

    Consists of papers relating to the controversy over the Bricker Amendment 1952-1957. They were collected by Herman Phleger, the Legal Adviser of the Department of State (1953-57). During the controversy, Phleger acted as chairman of a committee representing the various Departments of the Government, organized at the direction of President Eisenhower and charged with the duty of resisting this attempt to curtail the President's power in the field of foreign relations.Includes a bound transcript of an oral history interview with Phleger conducted in 1977 by Miriam F.

  • Hawthorne Daniel Papers

    Contains Daniel's notes, holograph and corrected-typescript drafts, and galley proofs for his book JUDGE MEDINA, A BIOGRAPHY (1952). There is also some correspondence with Harold R. Medina, the book's subject, and other members of the Medina family.

  • Harold R. Medina papers

    This collection includes legal records, personal and professional correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, and teaching materials; in aggregate, they offer a substantial record of Medina's life and work. The bulk of the records in this collection is legal records, collected by Medina at a time when such resources were not widely distributed. They provide an almost-comprehensive record of Medina's career as a lawyer and judge.Correspondence is usually kept in chronological rather than subject order.

  • Fund for the Republic Records

    The Fund for the Republic, Inc. Records contain the administrative records of this educational corporation from its inception through its evolution into a think tank. The collection consists of various forms of textual material with a sparse selection of graphic and audiovisual materials.

  • E. Kimbark MacColl Papers

    Consists of notes, outlines, correspondence, and chapter drafts for MacColl's Ph.D. thesis, \The Supreme Court and Public Opinion: A Study of the Court Fight of 1937\ (1953), which used public opinion polls as a basis of information in discussing Franklin D. Roosevelt and his \court-packing bill.\

  • Edward S. Corwin Papers

    These papers document Edward Corwin's personal and professional life, including his time as chair of the Politics Department at Princeton University. The collection includes files on subjects such as church-state relations, the commerce clause, civil rights, due process of law, the Presidency, the Bricker Amendment, and American foreign policy.

  • Arthur von Briesen Papers

    The bulk of the papers are dedicated to Arthur von Briesen's general interest and work in philanthropy and politics, both within and beyond the municipal realm of New York City. The files of the Legal Aid Society, of which von Briesen was President for over twenty-five years, make up more than half of this collection and are for the most part complete. As Legal Aid Society President, von Briesen participated in all aspects of the organization--administration, finance, publicity, the activities of its six branches, and individual case work.



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