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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS9125638

Harold Joseph Berman Essays and Book Reviews


Essays and book reviews by Harold Berman, largely relating to Soviet law, trade, or law and religion.


  • 1946 - 1989

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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.


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This collection consists of essays and book reviews written by Harold J. Berman and published in various scholarly journals, newspapers, and books. Topics include various aspects of the law, including legal education, legal history, legal philosophy, and the relation between law and religion, as well as numerous essays concerning U.S.-Soviet relations.

Historical/Biographical Information

b. Hartford Connecticut, 1918.

A.B. Dartmouth; studied at the London School of Economics; M.A. Yale, 1942

Served in U.S. Military

LL.B., Yale

Assistant Professor, Stanford, 1948

Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (HLS), 1948-49

Assistant Professor of Law, HLS, 1949-52

Professor of Law, HLS, 1952-73

Story Professor of Law, HLS, 1973-76

James Barr Ames Professor of Law, HLS, 1976-84; emeritus, 1984-present

Specialist in Soviet and Russian law

Series List

  1. SERIES I: Essays on Soviet law, the Soviet Union, andU.S.-Soviet relations (other than trade relations), 1946-1989. 1946-1989. (1-1 to3-33)
  2. SERIES II: Essays on the Soviet System of Foreign Trade andU.S.-Soviet Trade Relations, 1954-1988. 1954-1988.(3-34 to4-21)
  3. SERIES III: Essays on Legal Philosophy, Legal History andComparative Law (other than Soviet), 1954-1988. 1954-1988. (4-22 to5-21)
  4. SERIES IV: Essays on Law and Religion, 1955-1989. 1955-1989. (5-22 to5-43)
  5. SERIES V: Essays on Legal Education, 1955-1988. 1955-1988. (5-44 to6-4)
  6. SERIES VI: Essays on Miscellaneous Subjects, 1968-1985. 1968-1985. (6-5 to6-16)
  7. SERIES VII: Book Review Indices. (6-17 to6-18)

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Cpntact Curator of Modern Manuscripts and Archives.

Existence and Location of Copies

The Harold Joseph Berman Collected Papers is available on microfilm; see the HOLLIS record for more information.

Researchers are required to use the microfilm copy of the collection.

Processing Information

Jonathan Lill

Harold Joseph Berman. Essays and Book Reviews, 1946-1989: Finding Aid
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Repository Details

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