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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 13059517

Randall Kennedy research material for books written by Randall Kennedy

Papers of Randall Kennedy related to his research and publication, including materials on his books Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption and Race, Crime, and the Law.

Dates

  • 1913-2011

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. The Collection includes student material, all of which will be restricted for 80 years from the date of creation. Consult the Historical and 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 Historical and 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

18 boxes (7.5 linear feet)

The bulk of this collection relates to Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy’s research for several of his books. Most of the material is for the book Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity and Adoption . Other books include: Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word and Race, Crime, and the Law. The books were published between 1997 and 2011. Material consulted by Professor Kennedy dates back to 1913.

Material includes research notes, articles collected by Kennedy, court documents, correspondence, audio and video recordings of interviews and presentations, book reviews, interviews, and other related materials.

The collection is dominated by secondary research material. Kennedy did, however, annotate some of the material, mostly articles and correspondence. There are also several folders of hand written notes.

Historical/Biographical Information

Randall L. Kennedy

b. 1954

Education
  1. B.A., Princeton University1977
  2. Balliol College, Oxford University 1979,History
  3. J.D., Yale Law School 1982
Harvard Law School Appointments
  1. Assistant Professorof Law, 1984
  2. Professor of Law, 1989
  3. MichaelR. Klein Professor of Law, 2005
Publication Dates
  1. Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency 2011
  2. Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity and Adoption, 2003
  3. Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, 2002
  4. Race, Crime, and the Law, 1997

Series List/Description

  1. Series I. Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, 1977 - 2003 1977 - 2003

    Includes all materials donated by Prof. Kennedy for his book, Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word . Items include research materials, notes, interviews, andcorrespondence. Most of the correspondence is post-publicationregarding the book.

  2. Series II. Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity and Adoption, 1913 - 2003 1913 - 2003
  3. Series III. ResearchMaterials for additional books

    ProfessorKennedy periodically donates material for other books he has written.To date these include, Race, Crime, and the Law and Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Randall Kennedy.

Processing Information

Processed by Carli Spina, December 2011
Link to catalog
Title
Kennedy, Randall. Research material for books written by Randall Kennedy
Author
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
EAD ID
law00258

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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