David Schwartz papers
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Extent1 collection (17 boxes and 12 Paige boxes)
The papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports, legal documents, drafts of bills, research notes, official government orders, decrees, hearings, and other publications, translations of articles, indexes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and monographs.
The material falls into three groups. The first group consists of documents (briefs, administrative opinions, and judicial opinions) relating to the control of enemy alien property in the U.S. during and after WWII. The second group consists of source material and documents on control of enemy alien property in other countries (Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Great Britain, Luxemburg, France, Netherlands). The third group consists of miscellaneous material relating to enemy alien property controls during WWII, with some background material on the disposal of alien property during and after WWI.
There is very little correspondence in these papers. The collection consists mainly of Mr. Schwartz's personal notes and of research material that he collected while serving as a member of the Legal Section of the Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation member of the Office of Alien Property of the U.S. Department of Justice. While he was with the Office of Alien Property as Special Assistant to the Attorney General, Mr. Schwartz held a Rockefeller Public Service Award which enabled him to spend time in Europe, in 1956, to make a comparative study of the laws and administrative handling of enemy property by the Northwest European countries allied in WWII.
The group of judicial and administrative opinions consists of mimeographed opinions that are filed numerically and fairly chronologically, dating from 1947-1956. This material includes memoranda mentioning similar cases and litigation of current interest (at that time) under consideration by other Federal Courts. Subdivision III (misc. materials) contains monographs dealing with the organization and operation of the Office of Alien Property Custodian.
Attached to this Inventory as an Appendix is a copy of a letter by David Schwartz to the Controller General of the British Administration of Enemy Property Department, dated March 28, 1956, explaining his objectives in making his study of Enemy Alien Controls in the Northwest European countries, and a questionnaire which he sent to these different countries before visiting them.
- July 7, 1916 b. New York, NY
- 1936 A.B., New York University
- 1939 LL.B. m.c.l., Harvard Law School
- n.d. Attorney in Law firm of Stroock and Stroock and Lavan, New York City
- 1989 Died
- Legal Section of Office of Foreign Reliefand Rehabilitation Operations
- Director's Staff ofUNRRA
- Office of Alien Property in the U.S. Department ofJustice, Washington, D.C.
- Series I. Control of Enemy Alien Property (E.A.P.) in theU.S. during and after WW II;
Paige boxes 1through 7
- Series II. Control of E.A.P. in other countries during andafter WW II;
MSS boxes 1 through 8
- Series III. Misc. materials relating to E.A.P. Controls duringWW II;
MSS boxes 9 through 11 and Paige boxes8 through 11
- Series IV. Addenda 1, U.S. Court of Claims;
MSS boxes 11 through 15
- Series V. Addenda 2, Enemy Alien Property;
MSS box 16
- Series VI. Addenda 3, U.S. Court of Claims, The RenegotiationBoard, Renegotiation Opinions of Trial Judge David Schwartz;
Paige box 12
- Series VII. Addenda 4;
MSS box 17
Immediate Source of Acquisition
LIST OF PRINTED MATERIAL TRANSFERRED TO BOOK COLLECTION OF HARVARD LAW SCHOOL LIBRARY
2. Possible Anticompetitive Effects of Sale of Network TV Advertising. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly of the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, 89th Congress, 2nd Sess., S. Res. 191, Pt. 2, Dec. 12, 13, and 14, 1966
3. Antitrust Consent Decrees and the Television Broadcasting Industry. Hearings before the Antitrust Subcommittee of the Judiciary of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, 87th Congress, 1st Sess., June 14 and 15, 1961
4. The American Journal of International Law, Apr. 1932
5. The American Journal of International Law, July 1945
6. Comparative Juridical Review, v.2, 1965
7. New York University Law Review, v. 36, no. 2, Feb. 1961
8. The Agricultural Development of Clombia: Report of a Mission organized by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
9. Hearings before the President's Commission on Immigration and Naturalization, Sept. - Oct. 1952. Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives
10. U.S. Dept. of State. Termination of the Occupation Regime in the Federal Republic of Germany. Paris, Oct. 23, 1954
11. Wiener, Frederick Bernays. A Practical Manual of Martial Law. Military Service Publishing Co., 1940
12. U.S. Senate Doc. No. 101. Rules of Civil Procedure for the District Courts of the U.S. 1939
13. "Whom Shall We Welcome". Report of the President's Cimmission on Immigration and Naturalization
14. Wright, William B. The Federal Torts Claims Act, analyzed and annotated. Central Book Co., 1957.
- Schwartz, David. Papers, 1916-1956: Finding Aid.
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