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American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

American Law Institute Photograph Collection

ALI.11.001

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
American Law Institute Photograph Collection
Date [inclusive]:
1923-2000, undated
Call Number:
ALI.11.001
Extent:
8 linear feet
Language:
English
Language of Materials note:
English
Material Specific Details note:
This finding is for digital images of photographs within the ALI collection. The originals are located at the American Law Institute in Philadelphia, as well as here, at the ALI Archives.
Abstract:
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. An association of practitioners and scholars known as the “Committee on the Establishment of a Permanent Organization for Improvement of Law” published a study that recommended a lawyers’ organization be formed to improve the law and its administration. The committee was chaired by Elihu Root and counted Learned Hand, Benjamin Cardozo, and Samuel Williston among its members. This photograph collection is comprised of portraits of ALI directors, presidents, members, and staff. Also included are photographs from the Annual Meeting, including the 1st Annual Meeting in 1923.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the American Law Institute Photograph Collection, American Law Institute, ALI.11.001, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Annual Meeting Records
Date [inclusive]:
1923-2005
Call Number:
ALI.09
Extent:
18 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." To that end, the ALI has held annual meetings since its inception to adopt its restatements and other codification projects, discuss drafts, analyze pending legislation and aspects of the law, set policy, and initialize new projects. The collection, 1923-1995, includes correspondence, addresses and remarks, reports on codification projects and other ALI-related activity, annual meeting programs, yearbooks, proceedings, and related records regarding activity at the ALI's annual meetings.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the American Law Institute Annual Meeting Records, ALI.10, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Anti-Trust and Patent Law Project Records
Date [inclusive]:
1950-1963
Call Number:
ALI.04.029
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
1
Abstract:
In 1952, the American Law Institute secured funding for an exploratory project on possible work in antitrust law. Robert R. Bowie was appointed Reporter for the project. In 1953, a report was published, but no further action was taken by ALI. Work on the project continued throughout the 1960s, with a resolution adopted in 1961 that a project related to antitrust law be recommenced in the next round of funding. Correspondence, reports, and other records, 1950-1963, related to a study commissioned by the American Law Institute regarding possible work in the field of anti-trust and patent law.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Anti-Trust and Patent Law Project Records, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.029, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Committees
Date [inclusive]:
1922-2004
Call Number:
ALI.03
Extent:
15 cubic feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." The collection, 1922-2004, includes minutes, correspondence, reports, and related records regarding the activity of the American Law Institute's Executive Committee, Finance and Development Committee, Investment Committee, and Membership Committee.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the American Law Institute Committee Records, American Law Institute Archives Collection #29, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Council Records
Date [inclusive]:
1924-2003
Call Number:
ALI.01
Extent:
21 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." The collection, 1924-2003, includes minutes, correspondence, reports, and related records regarding the activity of the American Law Institute Council.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the American Law Institute Council Records, American Law Institute Archives Collection #28, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Criminal Justice--Youth Committee Records
Date [inclusive]:
1935-1959
Call Number:
ALI.04.024
Extent:
4 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
In 1938, the American Law Institute (ALI) formed the Criminal Justice--Youth Committee to review the findings of a New York City study of criminal behavior among young people called "Youth in the Toils." The culmination of the committee's work was the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, a model act that favored the integration of a number of youth treatment processes already employed by various states. The committee also proposed the creation of a Youth Authority, a state-wide panel that would handle sentencing guidelines, with an emphasis on treatment and not punishment, for all underage criminal offenders. Following the Model Youth Corrections Authority Act's promulgation in 1940, the ALI appointed a special adviser, John R. Ellingston, to help states adopt Youth Authority legislation. This outreach effort was known as the Youth Authority Program. The Youth Authority Program lasted until 1951. The collection, 1935-1959, includes background information, correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, comments, memoranda, reports, publications, and related material regarding the drafting of the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, adopted by the ALI in 1940, and the Youth Authority Program, an initiative that encouraged state adoption of the Youth Authority legislation.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Criminal Justice--Youth Committee Records, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.024, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Executive Office
Date [inclusive]:
1923-1999
Call Number:
ALI.02
Extent:
55.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Executive Office of the American Law Institute (ALI) performs the organization's major administrative functions, including fundraising, negotiating publication of ALI materials, and coordinating ALI projects. With most of the Reporters located at institutions all over the world, the office also serves as the central depository for the collection of records related to ALI projects. The collection, 1923-1999, primarily includes letters written by and received from staff in the ALI's Executive Office, including the Director and Deputy Director. For more detailed information about the scope and content of this collection, please consult the individual series.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Executive Office Record Group, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.02, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Federal Income, Estate, and Gift Tax Project Records
Date [bulk]:
1949-1969
Date [inclusive]:
1946-1981
Call Number:
ALI.04.011
Extent:
17 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Federal Income, State, and Gift Tax Project consisted of a series of non-binding recommendations to students, teachers, litigators, and legislators as they dealt with the evolving tax code. The collection, 1946-1981 (bulk: 1949-1969), includes correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, memoranda, commentary, outside publications, and related records concerning various tax-related projects conducted by the ALI from the mid-1940s to 1969.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Federal Income, Estate, and Gift Tax Project, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.011, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
First Restatement of the Law Records
Date [inclusive]:
1923-1965
Call Number:
ALI.04.001
Extent:
41.5 linear feet (About 1500 items)
Language:
English
Abstract:
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." The ALI worked on the First Restatement of the Law from 1923-1944. The project attempted to clarify nine broad subject areas of law: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, Torts, and Trusts. Two other subject areas, Business Associations and Sales of Land, were explored but never officially adopted by the ALI. The final draft of the restatement was approved at the ALI Annual meeting in May 1942. The collection, 1923-1959 and undated, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, meeting minutes, state annotations, and other materials related to the First Restatement of the Law, which sought to codify and simplify the law. Nine broad subject areas include: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, Torts, and Trusts. Official Institute drafts make up the bulk of the collection. State annotations constitute the second largest portion, while the remainder of the collection consists of correspondence from and to reporters about the restatements.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the First Restatement of the Law Records, ALI.04.001, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Future of the Institute Records
Date [bulk]:
1929-1948
Date [inclusive]:
1929-1968
Call Number:
ALI.04.020
Extent:
1.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Following the publication of the First Restatement of the Law, in 1936 the American Law Institute (ALI) held a series of meetings and published a series of reports that considered what additional areas of the law might be selected for future restatement projects. Work on the project continued into the mid-1940s. Many fields were considered, but only a few were actually selected for inclusion in future restatement projects. The collection, 1929-1968 and undated (bulk: 1929-1948), includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other records related to areas of the law up for consideration for future restatement projects, including business associations, industrial relations, and monopolies.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Future of the Institute Records, American Law Institute Archives Collection #20, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Model Code of Evidence Records
Date [inclusive]:
1939-1954
Call Number:
ALI.04.010
Extent:
2.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
1-3
Abstract:
In the course of establishing what would become the First Restatement of the Law, the American Law Institute (ALI) considered including a clarification of the Law of Evidence. However, due to perceived deficiencies in the law, the American Law Institute resolved to begin a project that would provide a thorough reworking of the existing law of evidence. In 1939, the ALI secured funding to develop such a project. Edmund M. Morgan served as Reporter, and John H. Wigmore served as Chief Consultant. The resulting body of law was the Model Code of Evidence, adopted by the ALI in May 1942. The collection, 1939-1954, includes correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, memoranda, commentary, outside publications, and related material concerning the drafting and adoption of the Model Code of Evidence, an effort to standardize common-law evidence rules.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Model Code of Evidence Records, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.010, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Model Penal Code Records
Date [inclusive]:
1942-1985
Call Number:
ALI.04.005
Extent:
11 linear feet
Offsite location information:
Located offsite at the University Records Center. Department collection number is AR05, followed by a four-digit box number (i.e. 0001 is for Box 1 of the collection, 0002 for Box 2, and so forth). For more information, consult past records transfer forms at G:\groups\biddle\SC\archives\administration\records center transfers.
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Model Penal Code, first completed in 1962 and revised and expanded over the next 20 years, played an important role in the revision and codification of criminal law. The Chief Reporter on the project was Herbert Wechsler. A Criminal Law Advisory Committee was established to provide the reportorial staff with guidance in the drafting of the Code. A Proposed Official Draft was published in 1962. This version generated wide response among legislatures and courts, prompting a revision and expansion of the code's commentaries that began in 1976. A final version of the Model Penal Code, with revised commentaries, was published in 1985. The Code proved to be particularly influential in the areas of jurisdiction, double jeopardy, responsibility, criminal attempts, theft, abortion, obscenity, sentencing, and capital punishment. The collection, 1942-1985, includes correspondence, meeting materials, proceedings, drafts, reports, reference materials, published versions, citations, and related records regarding the drafting of the Model Penal Code, which consolidated and codified previous legislation and judicial opinions related to criminal law.
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[Identification of item], in the Model Penal Code Records, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.005, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Reel-to-reel Audio
Date [inclusive]:
1958-1992
Call Number:
ALI.011
Extent:
37 boxes (About 420 reels)
Language:
English
Abstract:
The American Law Institute has often recorded its meetings, during which its members discuss topics related to the governance and projects of the Institute. The collection 1958-1992, contains reel-to-reel audiotapes of American Law Institute Annual Meetings, Council Meetings, and project meetings.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Reel-to-Reel Audio Record Group, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.011, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Restatement in the Courts Volumes
Date [inclusive]:
1937-1976
Call Number:
ALI.04.019
Extent:
2 linear feet (18 items)
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
1-2
Abstract:
In 1934, the American Law Institute (ALI) started publishing volumes entitled The Restatement in the Courts, a supplemental tool that provided references to court decisions that had cited the ALI's Restatements of the Law. The collection, 1937-1976, includes editions of The Restatement in the Courts and undated indices.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Restatement in the Courts Volumes, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.019, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Second Restatement of the Law Records
Date [inclusive]:
1947-1990
Call Number:
ALI.04.002
Extent:
30 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." The Second Restatement of the Law was an update to the American Law Institute's initial project, the First Restatement of the Law. The project secured initial funding through a Mellon grant in 1952 and was completed in 1988. The Second Restatement of the Law attempted to refine the clarification of nine broad subject areas of law: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Foreign Relations Law, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Torts, and Trusts. The ALI added two principal areas to the Second Restatement projects: Foreign Relations Law, and Landlord and Tenant Relations. The collection, 1947-1990 and undated, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, meeting minutes, state annotations, and other materials related to the Second Restatement of the Law, which sought to improve upon the codification project first established in the First Restatement of the Law. Nine broad subject areas include: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Foreign Relations Law, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Torts, and Trusts. Official Institute drafts make up the bulk of the collection. State annotations constitute the second largest portion, while the remainder of the collection consists of correspondence to and from reporters about the restatements, comments from ALI members and outside experts, and related material.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Second Restatement of the Law Records, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.002, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Statement of Essential Human Rights Project Records
Date [inclusive]:
1924-2008
Call Number:
ALI.04.006
Extent:
4.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
In the midst of World War II, the American Law Institute convened a committee in 1941 to study the international community's position regarding human rights law. The committee's charge was to develop a Statement of Essential Human Rights. William Draper Lewis, then Director of the American Law Institute, was chair of the committee and the project's most outspoken advocate, touring the world to deliver speeches on the importance of a code of basic human rights. International in scope and in participation, the committee included representatives from Britain, Canada, China, France, pre-Nazi Germany, Italy, India, Latin America, Poland, Soviet Russia, Spain, and Syria. A version of the Statement of Essential Human Rights was finalized in 1945. The collection, 1929-1987 and undated, includes research material, constitutions, letters, conference and meeting material, drafts, publications, the writings of William Draper Lewis, and other records related to the drafting of the Statement of Essential Human Rights, finalized in 1945. The bulk of the records spans the years 1941 to 1945.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Statement of Essential Human Rights Records, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.006, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts Records
Date [inclusive]:
1959-1969
Call Number:
ALI.04.007
Extent:
1.5 cubic feet
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
2
Container:
1-14
Text: [Box]
1
Container:
1-24
Abstract:
At the May 1959 Annual Meeting of the American Law Institute (ALI), Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren encouraged the ALI to undertake a study to define the jurisdictions of state and federal courts. Following a feasibility study by Professor Charles Bunn, the ALI assembled a group of its members to create the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts, promulgated in 1968. The resulting study formed the basis of Title 28 in the United States Code. The collection, 1959-1969, includes a preliminary study, drafts, memoranda, correspondence, and related records concerning the drafting and adoption of the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts.
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[Identification of item], in the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts Records, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.007, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Creator:
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
Title:
Uniform Commercial Code Records
Date [inclusive]:
1935-2003
Call Number:
ALI.04.004
Extent:
53.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) was the result of a joint project between the American Law Institute (ALI) and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law (NCCUSL). Work on the UCC began in 1945 in response to a perceived need by members of both ALI and NCCUSL to consolidate a number of uniform laws, previously enacted by NCCUSL, related to commercial transactions. NCCUSL was established in 1891 for the purpose of codifying state law by creating uniform laws and model acts. ALI was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American Law. The Institute had previously developed a codification of particular areas of the law, known as the Restatement of the Law. Thus, cooperation between ALI and NCCUSL on the UCC presented a likely partnership. The first version of the UCC was approved in 1951. Over the next few years, the states responded to, analyzed, and amended the UCC. In 1961, the Permanent Editorial Board was established to review and help revise the UCC on a continual basis in accordance with the evolving culture of commercial transactions. As a result, the revision of the Uniform Commercial is an ongoing cooperative project between ALI and NCCUSL. The collection, 1935-2003, include historical records, drafts, comments, correspondence, and other materials related to the creation of the Uniform Commercial Code, which consolidated and codified previous uniform laws related to commercial transaction.
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[Identification of item], in the Uniform Commercial Code Records, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.004, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. An association of practitioners and scholars known as the “Committee on the Establishment of a Permanent Organization for Improvement of Law” published a study that recommended a lawyers’ organization be formed to improve the law and its administration. The committee was chaired by Elihu Root and counted Learned Hand, Benjamin Cardozo, and Samuel Williston among its members.

The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American bar (including judges, lawyers, and law professors) for the stated mission “to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work.” Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute’s first director, running the organization’s operations out of his campus office.

The Institute’s first project was a comprehensive Restatement of the Law, completed in 1944. The nine broad areas of the common law analyzed and restated were Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, Torts, and Trusts. In the 1950s, the institute began work on the Second Restatement series, which updated the original Restatements, reflected new analyses and concepts, and expanded upon the authorities used in reaching the conclusions set forth. The Second Restatement also treated some subjects not included in its predecessor, such as Foreign Relations Law and Landlord and Tenant Law. In 1987 the institute began its Third Restatement of the Law.

Eventually, the ALI grew to encompass other projects in addition to the restatements, notably, the codification projects (including the Model Code of Evidence, Code of nal Procedure, and Model Penal Code) and legal education. Since 1944, the Institute has cooperated with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in developing and monitoring the Uniform Commercial Code, or UCC. The Institute has worked with the American Bar Association since 1947 to provide a multifaceted, national program of continuing legal education aimed at enhancing the competence of the practicing bar. The Institute also engages in intensive examination and analysis of other legal areas thought to need reform. These projects have dealt with topics such as Federal Taxation, Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts, Complex Litigation, and Corporate Governance.

In addition, the ALI has worked with the American Bar Association since 1947 in a multifaceted national program of continuing legal education aimed at enhancing the competence of the practicing bar. The program is known today as the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) Committee on Professional Education.

Biography/History

The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." To that end, the ALI has held annual meetings since its inception to adopt its restatements and other codification projects, discuss drafts, analyze pending legislation and aspects of the law, set policy, and initialize new projects.

Biography/History

In 1952, the American Law Institute secured funding for an exploratory project on possible work in antitrust law. Robert R. Bowie was appointed Reporter for the project. In 1953, a report was published, but no further action was taken by ALI. Work on the project continued throughout the 1960s, with a resolution adopted in 1961 that a project related to antitrust law be recommenced in the next round of funding.

Biography/History

The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work."

Biography/History

The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work."

Biography/History

In 1938, the American Law Institute ( ALI) formed the Criminal Justice--Youth Committee to review the findings of a New York City study of criminal behavior among minors called " Youth in the Toils." The culmination of the committee's work was the Model Youth Correction Authority Act (also known as the " Youth Correction Authority Act" and the " Youth Court Act"), a model act that favored the integration of a number of youth treatment processes already employed by various states. The committee also proposed the creation of a Youth Authority, a state-wide panel that would handle sentencing guidelines, with an emphasis on treatment and not punishment, for all underage criminal offenders.

The Model Youth Correction Authority Act was adopted by the ALI in 1940. Following its promulgation, the ALI appointed a special adviser, John R. Ellingston, to help states adopt Youth Authority legislation. This outreach effort was known as the Youth Authority Program. The Youth Authority Program lasted until 1951.

Biography/History

The Executive Office of the American Law Institute (ALI) performs the organization's major administrative functions, including fundraising, negotiating publication of ALI materials, and coordinating ALI projects. With most of the Reporters located at institutions all over the world, the office also serves as the central depository for the collection of records related to ALI projects. The Director and Deputy Director are closely involved in all of ALI's projects and are copied on much of the correspondence created by Reporters. The Director receives comments from outside individuals and organizations that wish to express their opinions on ALI projects.

Biography/History

In the mid-1940s, the American Law Institute ( ALI) set about to analyze the law as it related to income tax. Known as the Income Tax Project, the primary objective was not to codify the law but to provide analysis of issues as they related to the United States' increasingly complex tax code. In 1954, the ALI published its first suggestions, known as the February 1954 Draft. The draft was made available to tax specialists and especially Congress, which was considering a major overhaul of the income tax law (which became the Internal Revenue Code in April 1954).

In subsequent years, the ALI analyzed specific aspects of the Internal Revenue code, publishing a suggestive framework for dealing with the problems but never formally adopting any of its findings. These projects included a study of corporate taxation (1956-1958), capital gains taxation (1959-1960), and donative transactions and accessions tax (1961-1968). The groups within ALI that worked on these projects included the Tax Policy Committee (the primary group), special consultants, reporters, and the Tax Advisory Group (which was made up of members from the Tax Policy Committee and tax specialists not necessarily affiliated with the ALI). Unlike its earlier codification projects, the Federal Income, State, and Gift Tax Project (as it would eventually be known) consisted of a series of non-binding recommendations to students, teachers, litigators, and legislators as they dealt with the evolving tax code.

The ALI adjourned the Income Tax Project in 1969. It was revived under different personnel in 1974 in a renewed effort to analyze updates in the tax code.

Biography/History

The First Restatement of the Law was the first project of the American Law Institute (ALI). The ALI worked on the first restatement from 1923 to 1944. The project attempted to clarify nine broad subject areas of law: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, Torts, and Trusts. Two other subject areas, Business Associations and Sales of Land, were explored but never officially adopted by the ALI. The final draft of the restatement was approved at the ALI Annual meeting in May 1942.

Biography/History

Following the publication of the First Restatement of the Law, in 1936 the American Law Institute ( ALI) held a series of meetings and published a series of reports that considered what additional areas of the law might be selected for future restatement projects. Work on the project continued into the mid-1940s. Many fields were considered, but only a few were actually selected for inclusion in future restatement projects.

Biography/History

In the course of establishing what would become the First Restatement of the Law, the American Law Institute ( ALI) considered including a clarification of the Law of Evidence. However, due to perceived deficiencies in the law, the American Law Institute resolved to begin a project that would provide a thorough reworking of the existing law of evidence. In 1939, the ALI secured funding to develop such a project. Edmund M. Morgan served as Reporter, and John H. Wigmore served as Chief Consultant. The resulting body of law was the Model Code of Evidence, adopted by the ALI in May 1942.

Biography/History

The Model Penal Code, first completed in 1962 and revised and expanded over the next 20 years, played an important role in the revision and codification of criminal law. Work on the project began in earnest in 1952, following initial funding by the Rockefeller Foundation. The Chief Reporter on the project was Herbert Wechsler. A Criminal Law Advisory Committee was established to provide the reportorial staff with guidance in the drafting of the Code. The committee collected academics, practitioners, judges, and other experts in criminal law.

The original Model Penal Code project generated 13 Tentative Drafts, published from 1953 to 1960. A proposed Final Draft followed in 1961, followed the by Proposed Official Draft in 1962. This 1962 version generated wide response among legislatures and courts, prompting a revision and expansion of the code's commentaries that began in 1976.

A final version of the Model Penal Code, with revised commentaries, was published in 1985. The Code proved to be particularly influential in the areas of jurisdiction, double jeopardy, responsibility, criminal attempts, theft, abortion, obscenity, sentencing, and capital punishment.

Biography/History

The American Law Institute has often recorded its meetings, during which its members discuss topics related to the governance and projects of the Institute.

Biography/History

In 1934, the American Law Institute (ALI) started publishing volumes entitled The Restatement in the Courts, a supplemental tool that provided references to court decisions that had cited the ALI's Restatements of the Law.

Biography/History

The Second Restatement of the Law was an update to the American Law Institute's initial project, the First Restatement of the Law. The project secured initial funding through a Mellon grant in 1952 and was completed in 1988. The Second Restatement of the Law attempted to refine the clarification of nine broad subject areas of law: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Foreign Relations Law, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Torts, and Trusts. The ALI added two principal areas to the Second Restatement projects: Foreign Relations Law, and Landlord and Tenant Relations.

Biography/History

In the midst of World War II, the American Law Institute convened a committee in 1941 to study the international community's position regarding human rights law. The committee's charge was to develop a Statement of Essential Human Rights, whose goal was "to define the indispensable human rights in terms that would be acceptable to men of good will in all nations." William Draper Lewis, then acting director of the American Law Institute, was chair of the committee and the project's most outspoken advocate, touring the world to deliver speeches on the importance of a code of basic human rights. International in scope and in participation, the committee included representatives from Britain, Canada, China, France, pre-Nazi Germany, Italy, India, Latin America, Poland, Soviet Russia, Spain, and Syria.

A version of the Statement of Essential Human Rights was finalized in 1945. However, the document was not formally adopted by the American Law Institute because of disputes over some of the language in the document, particularly regarding the economic rights of individuals. However, the document proved to be lasting influence on the human rights movement that followed, especially in the drafting of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, promulgated in 1948.

Biography/History

At the May 1959 Annual Meeting of the American Law Institute (ALI), Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren encouraged the ALI to undertake a study to define the jurisdictions of state and federal courts. Following a feasibility study by Professor Charles Bunn, the ALI assembled a group of its members to create the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts, promulgated in 1968. Richard Field, Paul J. Mishkin, and Charles Alan Wright served as reporters on the project. The resulting study formed the basis of Title 28 in the United States Code.

Biography/History

The Uniform Commercial Code ( UCC) was the result of a joint project between the American Law Institute ( ALI) and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law ( NCCUSL). Work on the UCC began in 1945 in response to a perceived need by members of both ALI and NCCUSL to consolidate a number of uniform laws, previously enacted by NCCUSL, related to commercial transactions. NCCUSL was established in 1891 for the purpose of codifying state law by creating uniform laws and model acts. ALI was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. The Institute had previously developed a codification of particular areas of the law, known as the Restatement of the Law. Thus, cooperation between ALI and NCCUSL on the UCC presented a likely partnership.

The first version of the UCC was approved in 1952. Over the next few years, the states responded to, analyzed, and amended the UCC. In 1961, the Permanent Editorial Board was established to review and help revise the UCC on a continual basis in accordance with the evolving culture of commercial transactions. As a result, the revision of the Uniform Commercial is an ongoing cooperative project between ALI and NCCUSL. Revisions to the UCC began in 1967. Over the next 40 years, NCCUSL and ALI studied and revised various articles. UCC revision is an ongoing project that continues to this day.

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This photograph collection is comprised of portraits of ALI directors, presidents, members, and staff. Also included are photographs from the Annual Meeting, including the 1st Annual Meeting in 1923.

Scope and Contents

The American Law Institute Annual Meeting Records, 1923-2005, include correspondence, addresses and remarks, reports on codification projects and other ALI-related activity, annual meeting programs, yearbooks, proceedings, and related records regarding activity at the ALI's annual meetings.

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Correspondence, reports, and other records, 1950-1963, related to a study commissioned by the American Law Institute regarding possible work in the field of anti-trust and patent law.

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The American Law Institute Committee Records, 1922-2004, include minutes, correspondence, reports, and related records regarding the activity of the American Law Institute's Executive Committee, Finance and Development Committee, Investment Committee, and Membership Committee.

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The American Law Institute Council Records, 1924-2003, include minutes, correspondence, reports, and related records regarding the activity of the American Law Institute Council.

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The Criminal Justice--Youth Committee Records, 1935-1959, include background information, correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, comments, memoranda, reports, publications, and related records regarding the drafting of the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, adopted by the ALI in 1940, and the Youth Authority Program, an initiative that encouraged state adoption of Youth Authority legislation.

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The Executive Office Record Group, 1923-1999, primarily includes letters written by and received from staff in the ALI's Executive Office, including the Director and Deputy Director. For more detailed information about the scope and content of this collection, please consult the individual series.

Scope and Contents

The Federal Income, Estate, and Gift Tax Project Records, 1946-1981 and undated (bulk: 1949-1969), include correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, memoranda, comments, outside publications, and related records concerning various tax-related projects conducted by the ALI from the mid-1940s to 1969.

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The Future of the Institute Records, 1929-1968 and undated (bulk: 1929-1948), include correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other records related to areas of the law up for consideration for future restatement projects, including business associations, industrial relations, and monopolies.

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The Model Code of Evidence Records, 1939-1954, include correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, memoranda, comments, student editions, outside publications, and related records concerning the drafting and adoption of the Model Code of Evidence, an effort to standardize common-law evidence rules.

The Correspondence series includes among William Draper Lewis, Herbert F. Goodrich, and other parties concerning the drafting of the Model Code of Evidence.

The Meeting Records series primarily includes minutes of meetings of the Code of Evidence Conference.

The Committee on Evidence series primarily includes correspondence among members of the Committee on Evidence, the main group involved in the drafting of the Code of Evidence. This series also includes materials related to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law's Uniform Rules of Evidence.

The Drafts series includes drafts created by the committee that created the Model Code of Evidence. This series also includes some comments by Chief Consultant John H. Wigmore, whose commentary on drafts was sometimes adopted as an official draft document by the committee.

The Comments and Memoranda series includes comments and memoranda submitted by individuals who served as consultants to Model Code of Evidence Project, as well as organizations and other people interested in the project. Some of John H. Wigmore's comments were officially adopted as draft documents by the Committee on Evidence, and can therefore be found in the Drafts series.

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The Model Penal Code Records, 1942-1985, include correspondence, meeting records, proceedings, drafts, reports, reference materials, publications, citations, and related records regarding the drafting of the Model Penal Code, from the project's early days of fundraising to its final publication in 1985.

Scope and Contents

5-inch and 7-inch reel-to-reel audiotapes of American Law Institute Annual Meetings, Council Meetings, and project meetings. The collection spans 1958 to 1992.

Scope and Contents

The Restatement in the Courts Volumes, 1937-1976, include editions of The Restatement in the Courts and undated indices.

Scope and Contents

The Second Restatement of Law Records, 1947-1990 and undated, include drafts, comments, correspondence, meeting minutes, state annotations, and other materials related to the Second Restatement of the Law, which sought to improve upon the codification project first established in the First Restatement of the Law. Nine broad subject areas include: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Foreign Relations Law, Judgments, Property (also known as Landlord and Tenant Law), Restitution, Torts, and Trusts. Official Institute drafts make up the bulk of the collection. State annotations constitute the second largest portion, while the remainder of the collection consists of correspondence to and from reporters about the restatements, comments from ALI members and outside experts, and related material.

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The Statement of Essential Human Rights Records, 1929-1987 and undated, include research material, constitutions, letters, conference and meeting records, drafts, publications, the writings of William Draper Lewis, and other records related to the drafting of the Statement of Essential Human Rights, finalized in 1945. The bulk of the records spans the years 1941 to 1945.

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The Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts Records, 1959-1969, include a preliminary study, drafts, memoranda, correspondence, and related records concerning the drafting and adoption of the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts, promulgated in 1968.

The preliminary study series includes a copy of a speech delivered by Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren to the American Law Institute, in which Warren calls for the ALI to study the jurisdictions between state and federal courts, and the preliminary study by Charles Bunn that resulted from Warren's address.

Scope and Contents

The Uniform Commercial Code Records, 1935-2003, include historical records, drafts, comments, correspondence, and other materials related to the creation of the Uniform Commercial Code, which consolidated and codified previous uniform laws related to commercial transaction.

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Portraits are arranged alphabetically. Annual Meetings follow, arranged chronologically. Researchers should note that in some instances there are one or more photographs of each individual.

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Arrangement
  1. Correspondence
  2. Addresses and Remarks
  3. Reports
  4. Programs and Yearbooks
  5. Proceedings

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1. Executive Committee Records 2. Finance and Development Committee Records 3. Investment Committee Records 4. Membership Committee Records

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  1. Minutes and Related Records
  2. Reports

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  1. Biographical Records About Project Members
  2. Fundraising Records
  3. Correspondence
  4. Meeting Records
  5. Drafts, Comments, and Related Records
  6. Publications

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Arrangement
  1. General Correspondence
  2. Fundraising
  3. Director's Office
  4. Deputy Director's Office
  5. Printing and Publication
  6. Spanish Translation of First Restatement

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Arrangement
  1. Administrative Records
  2. Correspondence
  3. Meeting Records
  4. Drafting Records
  5. Commentary
  6. Article Reprints

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Arrangement
  1. Agency
  2. Business Associations
  3. Conflict of Laws
  4. Contracts
  5. Judgments
  6. Property
  7. Restitution
  8. Sales of Land
  9. Security
  10. Torts
  11. Trusts

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  1. Correspondence
  2. Reports and Related Records
  3. Potential Future Projects
  4. Master Sheets
  5. Anniversary Photocopies

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  1. Correspondence
  2. Meeting Records
  3. Drafting Records
  4. Official Draft Volumes
  5. Citations
  6. Comments

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Arrangement
  1. Annual Meetings
  2. Council Meetings
  3. Federal Income Tax Project
  4. Compensation and Liability Project
  5. Complex Litigation Project
  6. Defense of White Collar Crime
  7. Employee Retirement Income Security Act Conference
  8. Family Law Conference
  9. Law and the Media
  10. Model Code of Pre-arraignment Procedure
  11. Public Control of Land Use and Land Planning
  12. Principles of Corporate Governance
  13. Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers
  14. Restatement of the Law of Unfair Competition
  15. Restatement 2, Conflict of Laws
  16. Restatement 2, Property and Restitution
  17. Restatement 3, Trusts
  18. Uniform Commercial Code
  19. Unknown Meeting

Alphabetical.

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  1. Agency
  2. Conflict of Laws
  3. Contracts
  4. Foreign Relations
  5. Judgments
  6. Property
  7. Restitution
  8. Torts
  9. Trusts

Arrangement note

Arrangement
  1. Research Material
  2. Constitutions
  3. Fundraising Applications
  4. William Draper Lewis' Writings
  5. Correspondence
  6. Conference and Meeting Records
  7. Drafting Records
  8. Final Versions
  9. Enrst Rabel Series
  10. Lucie Krassa Series
  11. Collateral Studies
  12. Other Records

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Arrangement
  1. Background Materials
  2. Administrative Records
  3. Meeting Records
  4. Correspondence
  5. Revised Uniform Sales Act Records
  6. Uniform Commercial Code Drafting Records
  7. Revised Article 9 Records
  8. Revised Article 8 Records
  9. Uniform New Payments Code Records
  10. [New] Article 2A Record
  11. Current Payment Methods Records
  12. Repealer of Article 6 and Revised Article 6 Records
  13. Article 2 Study Group Records
  14. Article 9 Study Group Records
  15. Amendments to Article 2A Records
  16. Permanent Editorial Board Commentaries
  17. Revised Article 5 Records
  18. Revised Article 2 Records
  19. Revised Article 8 Records
  20. Article 7 Task Force
  21. Revised Article 9 Records
  22. [New] Article 2B Records
  23. Revised Article 1 Records
  24. Revised Article 2A Records
  25. Proposed Amendments to Articles 2 and 2A
  26. Proposed Revisions to Articles 3 and 4
  27. Amendments to Article 7
  28. Comments
  29. New York State Law Revision Commission Materials
  30. State Responses
  31. Permanent Editorial Board Records
  32. Case Excerpts
  33. Subject Files
  34. Annotations
  35. Publications

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Created Headquarters Files series, added Principles of Corporate Governance subseries. June 2009

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Related Archival Materials note

Council minutes are available as part of a digital collection. Visit the American Law Institute Archives homepage for more information.

Related Archival Materials note

For additional records related to ALI projects, please see the Restatements and Other Codification Projects Record Group, ALI.04.

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Records related to tax projects after 1974 are located in the Federal Income Tax Project Collection (ALI.04.012).

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See the Model Penal Code: Sentencing Records, ALI.04.034.

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Please consult the other finding aids in the American Law Institute Archives to locate print materials related to these series.

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Personal Name(s)
  • Casner, A. James, (Andrew James) 1907-1990
  • Demott, Deborah A.
  • Ellman, Ira Mark
  • Goodrich, Herbert F. (Herbert Funk), 1889-1962
  • Greenwald, Michael
  • Hazard, Geoffrey C.
  • Keedy, Edwin R. (Edwin Roulette), 1880-1958
  • Klonoff, Robert H.
  • Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949
  • Mikell, William E., 1894-
  • Pepper, George Wharton, 1867-1961
  • Root, Elihu
  • Schnader, William A. (William Abraham), 1886-1968
  • Twerski, Aaron D.

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  • Antitrust law
  • Patent law and practice

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  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile delinquency

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Personal Name(s)
  • Goodrich, Herbert F. (Herbert Funk), 1889-1962
  • Hazard, Geoffrey C.
  • Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949
  • Wechsler, Herbert, 1909-2000
Subject(s)
  • Corporate governance

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  • Gifts--Taxation
  • Income tax
  • Inheritance and transfer tax
  • Taxation

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  • Agency (Law)
  • Conflict of laws
  • Contracts
  • Contracts for deeds
  • Judgments
  • Property
  • Restitution
  • Torts
  • Trade associations
  • Trusts and trustees

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  • Administrative law
  • Agency (Law)
  • Comparative law
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic relations
  • Equity
  • Gifts--Taxation
  • Income tax
  • Industrial relations
  • Inheritance and transfer tax
  • International trade
  • Judgments
  • Monopolies
  • Property
  • Taxation
  • Torts
  • Trade associations
  • Trusts and trustees

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  • Evidence (Law)

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  • Animal welfare
  • Criminal Law
  • Imprisonment
  • Insanity (Law)

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Audiotapes
Subject(s)
  • Commercial law
  • Complex litigation
  • Conflict of laws
  • Corporate governance
  • Lawyers
  • Lawyers--Disbarment, disqualification, etc.
  • Pensions
  • Products liability
  • Property
  • Taxation
  • Uniform commercial code

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)
  • Judgments

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)
  • Agency (Law)
  • Conflict of laws
  • Contracts
  • Judgments
  • Property
  • Restitution
  • Torts
  • Trusts and trustees
  • United States--Foreign relations--Law and legislation

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • United Nations. General Assembly. Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Personal Name(s)
  • Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949
Subject(s)
  • Human rights

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)
  • Judgments
  • Jurisdiction

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code
Personal Name(s)
  • Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949
  • Schnader, William A. (William Abraham), 1886-1968
Subject(s)
  • Uniform commercial code

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Other Finding Aids note

An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Other Finding Aids note

An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Other Finding Aids note

An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Other Finding Aids note

An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Other Finding Aids note

A folder-level container list for parts of this collection is available offline in spreadsheet form. Contact the Archives for more information.

Other Finding Aids note

An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Other Finding Aids note

An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Other Finding Aids note

An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Location of offline container list

G:\groups\biddle\SC\archives\repositories\ALI\prcoessed collections\mpc.xls

Other Finding Aids note

A file-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form. Please contact the Archives for more information.

Other Finding Aids note

An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Other Finding Aids note

Other Finding Aids note

An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Other Finding Aids note

An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Other Finding Aids note

An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Reels must be played on a reel-to-reel audio player, which is available at the Archives.

Reels have been separated according to size.

Collection Inventory

Image

Adams, Thomas H.

61

Alter.

173

Ballantine, Arthur.

62

Bartlett, Katherine.

125

Bates.

174

Bator, Paul M.

145

Beale, Joseph H.

167

Bigelow, Harry A.

162

Blumberg, Grace.

122

Bohlen, Francis.

158

Boskey, Bennett. Treasurer 1975-2010.

19

Braucher, Robert.

151

Bush, Julian S.

160

Cappella, Elena A. Deputy Director 1993-2010.

21

Cardozo.

83

Casner, A. James.

103 164

Clark, Herbert W.

63

Cohen, Niel B.

80