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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 8656918

Irving J. Helman correspondence and materials relating to Felix Frankfurter


This collection contains materials pertaining to the work of Justice Felix Frankfurter's clerk, Irving J. Helman (HLS '42). Topics include the Felix Frankfurter Chair at Harvard Law School and capital punishment, among others.


  • Creation: 1947-1996

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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.


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This collection contains correspondence between Frankfurter and Helman; correspondence relating to Helman's efforts to raise an endowment for the Felix Frankfurter Chair at Harvard Law School; correspondence relating to the topic of capital punishment (which Helman researched at Frankfurter's request); an annotated typescript of " Chum Felix Frankfurter" by Frank W. Buxton; and offprints of articles, copies of addresses and remarks, and opinions written by Justice Frankfurter.

Historical/Biographical Information

Irving J. Helman (HLS 1942) clerked for Justice Felix Frankfurter in 1947-1948.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Irving J. Helman, 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by Michael Austin, 2001.

Helman, Irving J. Correspondence and materials relating to Felix Frankfurter, 1947-1996: Finding Aid.
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
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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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