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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 2277376

Philip Elman papers

Materials relating mainly to Felix Frankfurter's work on the Supreme Court and Elman's work with the Solicitor General. Includes numerous notes from Frankfurter pertaining to cases before the Supreme Court, particularly the historic cases of Willie Francis, Rosenberg, Brown v. Board of Education, and Cooper v. Aaron.

Dates

  • 1925 - 1979

Physical Description

Extent is approximate.

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.

Extent

4 boxes (400 items)

This collection mainly documents Felix Frankfurter's work on the Supreme Court and Elman's work with the Solicitor General. Collection includes correspondence, opinions, memoranda, articles, pamphlets, clippings, and other papers. Also includes numerous notes from Frankfurter pertaining to cases before the Supreme Court, particularly the historic cases of Willie Francis, Rosenberg, Brown v. Board of Education, and Cooper v. Aaron.

Historical/Biographical Information

Government attorney, professor of law, legal scholar.



  • 1939-1940 Law clerk to Judge Calvert Magruder, U.S. Court of Appeals, Boston
  • 1940-1941 Attorney, Federal Communications Commission
  • 1941-1943 Law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter
  • 1944-1961 Assistant to Solicitor General
  • 1961-1970 Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • 1970-1976 Professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center
1939-1940
Law clerk to Judge Calvert Magruder, U.S. Court of Appeals, Boston
1940-1941
Attorney, Federal Communications Commission
1941-1943
Law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter
1944-1961
Assistant to Solicitor General
1961-1970
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
1970-1976
Professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers were donated to the Harvard Law School Library by Philip Elman, October, 1990.

Processing Information

Prepared by David De Lorenzo, Curator of Manuscripts and Archives, October, 1990.
Link to catalog
Title
Elman, Philip. Papers, 1925-1979: Finding Aid.
Author
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
EAD ID
law00050

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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