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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1923-2000, undated
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 8 linear feet
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.
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American Law Institute Photograph Collection
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American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.11.001
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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8 linear feet
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1923-2000, undated
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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.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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American Law Institute 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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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1989-1993
Creator:
American Law Institute, Interviewer
Extent: 8 items
In 1989, the American Law Institute began producing videotaped oral history interviews with individuals who were active in the Institute's affairs. The project is ongoing. The Oral Histories Record Group, 1989-1993, includes video oral history recordings with Herbert Wechsler (1989 April 13), Homer Kripke (1989 September 9), and A. James Casner (1990 May 16). Each oral history has a corresponding transcript. Also included is a typewritten transcript of an oral history with Paul Wolkin (1993 July 8 and 26).
title
Oral Histories
creator
American Law Institute, Interviewer
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PU-L.ALI.12
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
8 items
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1989-1993
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In 1989, the American Law Institute began producing videotaped oral history interviews with individuals who were active in the Institute's affairs. The project is ongoing. The Oral Histories Record Group, 1989-1993, includes video oral history recordings with Herbert Wechsler (1989 April 13), Homer Kripke (1989 September 9), and A. James Casner (1990 May 16). Each oral history has a corresponding transcript. Also included is a typewritten transcript of an oral history with Paul Wolkin (1993 July 8 and 26).
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1980s 1990s
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English
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American Law Institute American Law Institute Casner, A. James, (Andrew James) 1907-1990 Kripke, Homer, 1912-1995 Wechsler, Herbert, 1909-2000 Wolkin, Paul A.
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1983-1993
Creator:
Perkins, Roswell B.
Extent: 6.5 linear feet
Roswell B. "Rod" Perkins was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1926. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1949. Perkins was President of the American Law Institute from 1980 to 1993 and served as Chair of the Council from 1993 to 2008. An expert in the field of corporate governance, Perkins played a major role in the drafting of the Principles of Corporate Governance: Analysis and Recommendations. The collection, 1983-1993, chiefly includes Perkins' files on the Principles of Corporate Governance project. This series also includes correspondence and subject files related to Perkins' activity as President of the American Law Institute.
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Roswell B. Perkins President Files
creator
Perkins, Roswell B.
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PU-L.ALI.00.001
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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6.5 linear feet
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1983-1993
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Roswell B. "Rod" Perkins was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1926. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1949. Perkins was President of the American Law Institute from 1980 to 1993 and served as Chair of the Council from 1993 to 2008. An expert in the field of corporate governance, Perkins played a major role in the drafting of the Principles of Corporate Governance: Analysis and Recommendations. The collection, 1983-1993, chiefly includes Perkins' files on the Principles of Corporate Governance project. This series also includes correspondence and subject files related to Perkins' activity as President of the American Law Institute.
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1980s 1990s
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English
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Perkins, Roswell B. Casner, A. James, (Andrew James) 1907-1990
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