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Future of the Institute Records

ALI.04.020

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:
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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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.

Scope and Contents

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.

Arrangement note

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

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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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)
  • 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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Other Finding Aids note

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

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1928-1948.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with the Carnegie Corporation (which funded ALI projects), William Draper Lewis, Warren A. Seavey, and the committee for the Future of the Institute project.

Box
1
Folder
1-23

Reports and Related Records, 1924-1947.

Scope and Contents note

Reports, correspondence, and other records related to future projects under consideration by the ALI, and submitted to the Carnegie Corporation (which funded ALI projects), the ALI Council, and the ALI Executive Committee.

Box
1
Folder
24-45

Potential Future Projects, 1933-1944 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other records related to the areas of the law considered by the ALI for future restatement projects.

Box Folder

Administrative Law, 1938-1941. About 50 items.

1 46

Agency, 1929.

1 47

Business Associations, 1929-1941 and undated. About 25 items.

2 1-6

Comparative Law, 1941. About 5 items.

2 7

"The Completion of the Restatement", 1929.

2 8

Criminal Justice, 1941. About 10 items.

2 9

Declaratory Judgments, 1942. 1 item.

2 10

Domestic Relations, 1942. 1 item.

2 11

Equity, undated. 1 item.

2 12

Industrial Relations, 1938-1944. About 125 items.

2 13-20

Interstate and International Trade Law, 1941-1942. About 10 items.

2 21

Model National Laws, 1941. 5 items.

2 22

Monopoly, 1939-1944. About 250 items.

2 23-30

Partnership Act, 1942. About 3 items.

2 31

Persons, 1929.

2 32

Property, 1939-1940. About 10 items.

2 33-35

Security and Cooperative Effort, 1935. About 5 items.

2 36

Taxation, 1936-1941. About 20 items.

2 37

Torts, 1929.

2 38

Translation into Spanish and Portuguese, 1942. 1 item.

2 39

Trusts, 1940-1941. About 20 items.

2 40

Master Sheets, 1936-1938. 5 items.

Scope and Contents note

The documents in this series provide contextual information about the Future of the Institute project.

Box
2
Folder
42

Anniversary Photocopies, 1968.

Scope and Contents note

Photocopies of documents from the Future of the Institute project, made in 1968 for the ALI's 50th Anniversary publication.

Box
2
Folder
41