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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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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.

Scope and Contents

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.

Arrangement note

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.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives,  October 2013, June 2014

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Leslie O'Neill

Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information note

Processed by Leslie O'Neill, 2013 October, with additional processing 2014 June

Digitization by William Chim, 2013

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Controlled Access Headings

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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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

Corbin, Arthur L.

169

Crotty, Homer D.

64

Cutter, R. Ammi. President 1976-1980.

7

Darrell, Norris. President 1961-1976.

5 6

Davis.

175

DeMott, Deborah A.

97

Denicola, Robert C.

77

Dessemontet, Francois.

155

Dewitt, Paul B.

144

Dixon, Arthur.

65

Dreyfuss, Rochelle.

153

Dunham, Allison.

68

Durfee, Edgar N.

117

Ellman, Ira Mark.

124

Faegre Sr., John B.

53

Farnsworth, E. Allan.

102

Fellers, James D.

54

Field, Richard H.

70

Fisher, Adrian S.

69

Fraser, Everett.

114

French, Susan.

133

Gibson, Wendell B.

55

Ginsburg, Jane.

154

Goodrich, Herbert F. Director 1947-1962.

Green, Michael D.

135

Greenwald, Michael. Deputy Director 1993-2004.

20

Gregory, Tappan.

48

Griswold, Erwin N.

165

Gumbart, William B.

49

Halbach, Edward C.

79

Hale.

176

Hall.

136

Hand.

138

Hanna, John.

161

Hayward, Jr., Thomas Z. ALI-ABA President, 2005-2009.

56

Hazard, Geoffrey C. Jr. Director 1984-1999.

16 100

Henderson, James A.

107

Hillman, Robert A.

94

Issacharoff, Samuel.

91

Johnsen, Harley M.

50

Joiner, Charles W.

51

Kane, Mary Kay.

147

Keedy, Edwin R.

76

King.

139

Klonoff, Robert H.

92

Kull, Andrew.

96

Langbein, John H.

127

Leach, W. Barton.

163

Leonard, E. Bruce.

119

Leubsdorf, John.

129

Lewis, William Draper. Director 1923-1947.

172 12

Llewellyn, Karl L.

110

Loss, Louis.

74

Lowenfeld, Andreas F.

157

Marbury, William.

52

McCutchen.

140

Mechem, Floyd R.

170

Mentschikoff, Soia.

111

Mikell, William E.

75

Milburn.

137

Miller, Arthur R.

149

Montague.

141

Morawetz.

86

Morgan, Edmund M.

72

Morgan, Thomas D.

130

Mulder, John E. ALI-ABA Executive Director, 1947-1963.

43 67

Murray.

82

Nagareda, Richard A.

98

Nelson, Grant.

134

Oakley, John.

120

O'Rourke, Maureen A.

95

Parker.

87

Pepper, George Wharton. President 1936-1947.

3

Perkins, Roswell B. President 1980-1993; Chair of Council 1993-2008.

9 8

Perlman, Harvey S.

78

Powell, Richard.

166

Powers, Bill.

106

Prosser, William L.

104

Reece, Willis L.M.

150

Romo, Miguel Angel Hernandez.

123

Root, Elihu. Honorary President 1923-1937.

2 81

Rugg.

88

Rundell, Oliver S.

159

Schnader, William A. Vice President 1947-1968.

22

Schwartz, Louis B.

71

Scott, Austin W.

112

Seavey Warren A.

109

Segal, Bernard G. Treasurer 1955-1968.

17 58

Seligson, Harold P.

59

Severance.

89

Shulman, Harry.

116

Silberman, Linda.

126

Silver, Charles.

99

Simpson, Sidney Post.

60

Sohn, Louis B.

156

Stone.

85

Storey, Robert C.

47

Surrey, Stanley S.

152

Sutherland, William A.

46

Taruffo, Michele.

93

Thurston, Edward S.

113

Traynor, Michael. President 2000-2008; Chair of Council 2008-.

25 11

Tweed, Harrison. President 1947-1961.

4

Twerski, Aaron D.

108

Van Hecke, Maurice T.

115

Velasco, Carlos Sanchez Mejorada.

121

Vorenberg, James.

148

Wade, John W.

146

Waggoner, Lawrence W.

90

Waite, John Barker.

73

Wechsler, Herbert. Director 1963-1984.

Westbrook, Jay.

128

Whitman, Dale.

131

Wickersham, George Woodward. President 1923-1936.

1 84

Williams, Lauren. Treasurer 1968-1974.

18

Willitson, Samuel.

168

Wolfram, Charles W.

132

Wright, Charles Alan. President 1993-2000.

105 10

Wyzanski, Charles E.

44

Ziegel, Jacob S.

118

1st Annual Meeting Banquet of The American Law Institute. The New Willard, Washington D.C. February 23, 1923, 1923 February 23.

29

2nd Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. Washington, D.C. February 23, 1924, 1924 February 23.

27

2nd Annual Meeting Banquet of The American Law Institute. The City Club, Washington, D.C. February 23, 1924., 1924 February 24.

31

3rd Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. Washington, D.C. May 1-2, 1925, 1925 May 1-2.

26

5th Annual Meeting Banquet of The American Law Institute. Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C. May 14, 1927, 1927 May 14.

30

Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. Washington, D.C. Circa 1920's., Circa 1920's.

32

50th Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. The Mayflower, Washington, D.C. May 15, 1973, 1973 May 15.

28

ALI-ABA Course of Study: Pension, Profit Sharing and Other Deferred Compensation Plans VII. Washington D.C. October 10-12, 1974, 1974 October 10-12.

23

ALI-ABA Course of Study: New Pension Legislation. San Francisco, CA. November 21-23, 1974, 1974 November 21-23.

24