Legal history

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • 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.

  • Arthur Garfield Hays Papers

    Consists of correspondence, case files, speeches, articles, books, news clippings, and photographs which document Hays's career as a New York City lawyer and general counsel for the ACLU beginning in 1920. Case files comprise the single largest series of this collection and include correspondence, court papers, legal briefs, and other items related to particular court cases in which Hays was a participant.

  • Arthur C. Warner Papers

    Warner's papers document his involvement in legal reform and other issues pertaining to gay rights. The papers largely consist of legislative and court documents about cases affecting gay civil liberties, and related memoranda, correspondence, and writings. Warner's papers also include materials related to gay rights activist groups, including the NCSCL, publications on issues facing the gay community, family correspondence, his doctoral dissertation on English naval history, and a small amount of material regarding his teaching career.

  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State Records

    The records document the administration and issues of the organization from its founding and include correspondence, meeting materials, and publications. The majority of the papers are the correspondence and other files of executive committee members, notably Robert Puckett and Richard Puckett. Other records include the meeting minutes of the Board of Trustees and National Advisory Council, publicity materials and publications, and records related to legal cases, conferences, and other projects.

  • American Civil Liberties Union Washington, D.C. Office Records

    Material in the two series includes correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, reports, legal briefs and pleadings, testimony, press releases, publications, and magazine and newspaper clippings. Series 1, Irving Ferman Records, contains more administrative documents than does Series 2, Lawrence Speiser Records, which consists largely of case files. Speiser's records also contain files that pre-date his position as director of the Washington, D.C. Office.Both series contain similar headings and subheadings.

  • American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 4

    These records document the work of the ACLU's national office in the areas of
    civil rights, children and women’s rights, freedom of speech (and all First
    Amendment questions), due process, the right to privacy, and church-state
    separation issues, among others, predominantly from 1970 to 2000. A large
    portion of the records are related to the numerous cases that ACLU was involved

  • American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 3

    These records document the administration and work of the ACLU's national office,
    regional offices, and legal projects, with particular emphasis on the areas of civil
    rights, children and women's rights, freedom of speech (and all First Amendment
    questions), and due process, among many others. The records include case files,
    correspondence, meeting minutes, research files, and files of staff members. A large

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