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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS601597

James Vorenberg records of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

Overview

Papers concerning Vorenberg's service on the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice and other professional matters.

Dates

  • 1965 - 1979

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

1 collection (24 boxes, 1 Paige box)
The United States President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice was established in 1965. Professor James Vorenberg served on it as Executive Secretary from the inception of the Commission until it had completed its work. Professor Vorenberg was on a leave of absence from the Harvard Law School at this time.

The material collected here spans the period 1965 to 1967. It consists of correspondence, transcripts of and material for Commission meetings, a chronological and a miscellaneous file.

Historical/Biographical Information

Vorenberg, James, attorney, law teacher, legal scholar.

b. Boston, January 10, 1928.

s. F. Frank and Ida (Muhlfelder) V.

A.B., Harvard, 1948, LL.B., 1951.

Law Clerk to Justice Frankfurter, 1953-1954.

With firm Ropes and Gray, 1954-1962, partner, 1960-1962.

Professor of Law, Harvard, 1962-

Director of Office of Criminal Justice, 1964-1965.

Executive Secretary of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, 1965-1967.

Served with United States Air Force, 1951-1953.

Author of law review articles and other legal publications.

Series List

  1. Series I. The American Law Institute and the United StatesPresident's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration ofJustice
  2. Series II. Chronological File
  3. Series III. Commission Meeting Materials
  4. Series IV. Transcripts
  5. Series V. Miscellaneous
  6. Series VI. Activities/Subjects
  7. ___ Subseries A. Individual
  8. ___ Subseries B. Miscellaneous
  9. Series VII. Harvard Law School
  10. Series VIII. Hearings, Findings, Etc.
  11. Series IX. Paige Boxes

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presumably a gift from James Vorenberg in the 1970s, 1983.

Processing Information

The title of this collection was changed from the James Vorenberg Papers, 1965-1979 to Records of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, 1965-1979 in 2012. The change was made in order to more accurately reflect the contents of the collection, which is made up almost entirely of material created and collected during Vorenberg's time serving on the Commission.
Link to catalog
Title
Vorenberg, James. Records of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, 1965-1979: Finding Aid.
Author
Harvard Law School Library Cambridge, MA 02138
EAD ID
law00112

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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