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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 601596

American Bar Association. Bill of Rights Committee. Records


The collection contains materials relating to specific civil rights cases of the 1938-1942 period, such as Hague v. C.I.O., West Virginia v. Barnette, and Minersville School District v. Gobitis.


  • 1938 - 1943

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.


4 boxes

The papers of the American Bar Association Bill of Rights Committee consist of 4 boxes containing memoranda and reports; correspondence between Z. Chafee and chairman, members and others; correspondence, memos, and briefs re: Hague vs. C.I.O. (October Term 1938); materials re: other cases; and correspondence relating to the publication of the Bill of Rights Review. TEST

Series List

  1. Series I. Memoranda and Reports
  2. Series II. Correspondence between Z. Chafee and Chairman, Members, and Others
  3. Series III. Hague vs. C.I.O. (Oct. Term 1938): Correspondence, Memos, and Briefs
  4. Series IV. Other Cases
  5. Series V. Bill of Rights Review

Within each series and/or subseries individual items or folders are identified by box and folder number. For example, the number 4-2 corresponds to box 4, folder 2.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Contact Curator of Modern Manusripts and Archives.

Processing Information

None available.

American Bar Association. Bill of Rights Committee. Records, 1938-1943: Finding Aid.
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
Language of description

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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