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SERIES Identifier: HOLLIS601667



  • Creation: 1898 - 1957

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library, and by the special terms of access as stated in the letters of Zechariah Chafee 3rd dated Sept. 18, 1957 and Dec. 26, 1969, respectively, and Mr. Earl C. Borgeson's letter of Jan. 6, 1970. Most of this collection is open to the public without restriction. This collection is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

There is material relating to Harvard Law School Admissions and Faculty appointments that is governed by the University rules for administrative records and these may be closed to researchers (Boxes 54, folders 14-22; 55-19 and 20; 56-8-18; 57-9 and 10; 57-14 through 59-4, and box 61-11).


93 boxes

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

General note

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Series Note

Professor Chafee was the author of the Federal Interpleader Act, which was passed by Congress in 1936. He undertook his studies for the Section of Insurance Law of the American Bar Association. Material in this series includes correspondence in connection with the research for, and drafting of, the Federal Interpleader Act, the study of specific cases used as a basis for the drafting of the Act, and correspondence about articles and reports that resulted from his investigations. The "Research" section of this series is confined to his research of the individual states of the Union concerning existing state legislation.

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

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