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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS8694710

David Charny papers

Overview

Papers relating to David Charny's teaching and research, primarily as a faculty member of Harvard Law School (1984-2000).

Dates

  • 1979 - 2000

Conditions Governing Access

Due to the nature of Charny's work, many files in the collection are closed for research. Files containing student information, such as grades, are closed for 80 years; those with Harvard Law School or Harvard University administrative records are closed for 50 years. All restrictions are noted in the container list below. 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 Historical & 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 & 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

76 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize (32 linear feet)
The David Charny papers span the years 1971-2000 with the bulk of the materials falling between the years of 1985 and 2000. The collection contains teaching material, research notes, paper drafts by Charny and others, correspondence, and other professional material.

Historical/Biographical Information

  • 1955Born September 16 in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 1977Graduated summa cum laude with exceptional distinction from Yale University.
  • 1982Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
  • 1982-83Served as law clerk to Judge Malcolm R. Wilkey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
  • 1983-84Served as law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
  • 1984Joined Harvard Law School faculty as assistant professor of law.
  • 1991Appointed professor of law at Harvard Law School.
  • 1999Appointed David Berg Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
  • August 31, 2000Died at his home in Cambridge, MA.
1955
Born September 16 in Pittsburgh, PA.
1977
Graduated summa cum laude with exceptional distinction from Yale University.
1982
Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
1982-83
Served as law clerk to Judge Malcolm R. Wilkey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
1983-84
Served as law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
1984
Joined Harvard Law School faculty as assistant professor of law.
1991
Appointed professor of law at Harvard Law School.
1999
Appointed David Berg Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
August31, 2000
Died at his home in Cambridge, MA.

Series List/Description

  1. Series I. Harvard Law School, 1979-2000 1979-2000 This series is made up of the material generated by Charnyduring his time as a professor at Harvard Law School. Material fromcorporations, contracts, employment law, and legal theory courses areparticularly well-represented.
  2. ___ Subseries A. Teaching, 1985-20001985-2000
  3. ___Subseries B. Correspondence, 1979-20001979-2000
  4. ___ Subseries C. Conferences and Talks, 1985-20001985-2000
  5. Series II. Writings, 1985-2000 1985-2000 This series consists of writings by both Charny andothers, including drafts and published works. Many, though not all,of the papers in this series are heavily annotated by Charny.
  6. ___Subseries A. Writings by Charny, 1990-20001990-2000
  7. ___Subseries B. Writings by Others, 1985-20001985-2000
  8. Series III. Research

    This series consists of research material generated byCharny for his writings and teachings. The original order of thismaterial and folder titles have been maintained as much as possible.There is often significant overlap between material in Series III andthat found in Charny's teaching material.

  9. Series IV. Other Professional Material, 1991-20001991-2000

    This series contains professional material from outsideof Harvard. It mainly consists of material fromconferences.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Harvard Law School Library by Sharon and Joel Charny, December 23, 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by Jane Kelly, March 2016

Floppys disks from this collection are in a queue for reformatting and future access. Contact staff for more information. Harvard Law School institutional publications already held in the Red Set, including faculty, staff, and student directories; registration and course evaluation guides; and faculty manuals, were discarded.

Link to catalog
Title
Charny, David. Papers, 1979-2000: Finding Aid.
Author
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
EAD ID
law00277

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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