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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 5591636

Materials documenting the genesis of the Federal Securities Act, 1933

Contains materials collected by James M. Landis, as chair of the SEC, reflecting the development of the Securities Act of 1933. Includes House and Senate bills, comparison and conference printings, and memoranda.

Dates

  • 1933 - 1933

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 boxes

Contains materials collected by James M. Landis, as chair of the SEC, reflecting the development of the Securities Act of 1933. Includes House and Senate bills, comparison and conference printings, and memoranda. The container list was written by Landis.

Biographical / Historical

The Federal Securities Act was part of a broad reform movement following the stock market crash of 1929. The act enforced stricter government oversight of public corporations and helped create the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Physical Location

Small Manuscript Collection, Harvard Law School Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of James Landis in 1954

Processing Information

The container list was written by Landis.
Link to catalog
Title
United States. Securities Act of 1933. Materials documenting the genesis of the Federal Securities Act, 1933 : Finding Aid
Author
Harvard Law School LibraryCambridge, MA 02138
EAD ID
law00161

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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