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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 601666

Henry Lee Shattuck papers

Overview

Papers relating to Shattuck's activities as a member of the Loyalty Review Board of the U.S. Civil Service Commission (1947-1953) and as chairman of the Interim Mixed Parole and Clemency Board for German War Criminals (1953-1954).

Dates

  • 1947-1954

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

8 boxes
The 1400 items in these two collections of papers of Henry Lee Shattuck (1879-1971) span the years 1947 to 1954. There are a few scattered items dated after 1954.

The collections include correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, drafts, legal opinions, legal summons, lists, government orders, directives, rules and regulations, charts, clippings, and some pamphlet and other printed material.

These papers relate to the activities of the Loyalty Review Board and the Interim Mixed Parole and Clemency Board, to their internal affairs, and they present some background material on the cases that they handled. Mr. Shattuck was Chairman of the Interim Mixed Parole and Clemency Board and a member of the U.S. Loyalty Review Board.

Each of the two collections contains a reprint of a paper that Mr. Shattuck presented at meetings of the Massachusetts Historical Society. They are entitled respectively " The Loyalty Review Board of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, 1947-1953," and " The Interim Mixed Parole and Clemency Board."

Historical/Biographical Information

(From Who's Who in America, 1966-1967)

Henry Lee Shattuck, Lawyer and Trustee.

b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 12, 1879.

A.B., Harvard College, 1901.

LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1904.

LL.D., Williams College, 1936.

LL.D., National University of Ireland, 1950.

LL.D., Harvard University, 1952.

LL.D., Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 1955.

Unmarried.

Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, 1904.

Began practice with Ropes, Gray & Gorham, Boston; member of firm, 1909-1919.

Member of firm, Shattuck & Gray, 1922-1928.

Member of firm, Shattuck & Brooks, Trustees, since 1941.

Treasurer, Harvard College, 1929-1938.

Senior fellow, President and Fellows of Harvard College, 1938-1952.

Harvard Society of Fellows, 1944-1955.

Member, Loyalty Review Board of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, 1947-1953.

Chairman, Interim Mixed Parole and Clemency Board for German War Criminals, 1953-1954.

Member, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1920-1930.

Member, Boston City Council, 1934-1941.

Member, Academy of Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Historical Society, etc.

Home: 42 Beacon Street, Boston.

Office: 294 Washington Street, Boston.

Series List

  1. Series I. The Interim Mixed Parole and Clemency Board

    This file relates to the Interim and Mixed Parole and Clemency Board for German War Criminals in the U.S. Zone of Germany. The collection covers the period of October 1953 through November 2, 1954; Henry L. Shattuck was Chairman of the Board during this time. These papers deal with the day-to-day business of the Board, its hearings and recommendations, and they contain some background material on the establishment of the Board and the crimes and original trials of the prisoners. The abbreviation HICOG stands for U.S. High Commissioner for Germany. The papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports, charts, news clippings, and five items of printed pamphlet material. The order that H.L. Shattuck imposed on these files was preserved, including folder headings.

  2. Series II. U.S. Loyalty Review Board

    The Loyalty Review Board of the U.S. Civil Service Commission was established by President Harry S. Truman pursuant to Executive Order 9835, dated March 21, 1947. Henry L. Shattuck was asked to become a member of the Board in October of 1947, and he accepted. He served as a member of the Board until 1953.

    The Loyalty Review Board was an Appeal Board, and it reviewed cases of civilian employees in the Federal Government whose records raised questions of loyalty, and who had already appeared before the F.B.I. and the Loyalty Board of the agency that employed them.

    The material in this Series consists of correspondence, clippings, opinions on cases under review, lists, reports, minutes of meetings of the Board, government orders, directives, rules and regulations, summons, etc. The order that H.L. Shattuck imposed on this material was retained, including folder headings.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers of Henry Lee Shattuck, attorney and onetime member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, were presented to the Harvard Law School Library by Mr. Shattuck in October and November of 1967.

Processing Information

Prepared by Erika Chadbourn, September 1968.
Link to catalog
Title
Shattuck, Henry Lee. Papers, 1947-1954: Finding Aid.
Author
Harvard Law School Library Cambridge, MA 02138
EAD ID
law00080

Repository Details

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