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Uniform Property Act Records

ALI.04.013

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:
Uniform Property Act Records
Date [inclusive]:
1936-1938
Call Number:
ALI.04.013
Extent:
1 linear foot
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
1
Abstract:
In 1935, the American Law Institute (ALI) partnered with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law to create an act that would complement the ALI's earlier Restatement of the Law of Property. At the time, the NCCUSL had already begun work on a Uniform Property Act. Richard Powell served as the reporter on the project representing the ALI. The resulting document, the Uniform Property Act, was adopted by the ALI in December 1958. The collection, 1936-1938, includes drafts, memoranda, and related records created in the course of drafting the Uniform Property Act.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Uniform Property Act Records, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.013, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

In 1935, the American Law Institute ( ALI) partnered with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law ( NCCUSL) to create an act that would complement the ALI's earlier Restatement of the Law of Property. At the time, the NCCUSL had already begun work on a Uniform Property Act. Richard Powell served as the reporter on the project representing the ALI. The resulting document, the Uniform Property Act, was adopted by the ALI in December 1958.

Scope and Contents

The Uniform Property Act Records, 1936-1938, include drafts, memoranda, and related records created in the course of drafting the Uniform Property Act.

Arrangement note

Chronological.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives,  2008

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jordon Steele

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

The archives reserves the right to restrict access to material of sensitive nature. Please contact the department for further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

First shipment received from the American Law Institute in 1995.

Processing Information note

Preliminary container list prepared by Melissa Backes, 1995-2005.

Processed and encoded by Jordon Steele, May 2008.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For additional records related to the ALI's work on the law of property at this time, see the First Restatement of the Law Records (ALI.04.001), Series 6.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
Subject(s)
  • Property

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Other Finding Aids note

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