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HOLLIS 601705

Morgan, Edmund Morris. Papers, 1925-1949: Finding Aid.

Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 601705
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Edmund Morris Morgan papers
Date(s): 1925-1949
Quantity: 13 boxes (2 Paige boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Papers relating to Morgan's service as chief reporter for the American Law Institute's Model Code of Evidence, member of the Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Rules for Civil Procedure, chairman of the War Shipping Panel of National War Labor Board, and chairman of the Dept. of Defense Committee on a Uniform Code of Military Justice. Also included are teaching notes, student theses, and other papers from his career at Harvard.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of E. M. Morgan in 1950.

Processing Information:

Prepared by Erika S. Chadbourn, April, 1972

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.

Existence and Location of Copies:

The seven volumes of unpublished materials from the Committee on a Uniform Code of Military Justice from the Edmund Morris Morgan Papers have been digitized. Click here to view images.

Historical/Biographical Information

Morgan, Edmund Morris, Jr., educator.


Reporter on Code of Evidence, American Law Institute Member, Advisory Committee, U.S. Supreme Court on Rules of Civil Procedure.


Scope and Contents

The Edmund M. Morgan Papers in the Harvard Law School Library span the years 1925-1949. The collection includes correspondence, notes, handwritten and mimeographed drafts, proof sheets, printed drafts, legal documents, government documents, outlines, minutes of meetings, reports, student theses, printed items, memoranda, and statistical tables.
The Papers relate to Professor Morgan's work as the chief reporter for the American Law Institute's Model Code of Evidence, mainly during the 1937-1942 period, to his contributions as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (1936-1937), and to his service as Chairman of the War Shipping Panel of the National War Labor Board (1943-1945). Also included are teaching notes and other Harvard miscellany, a small group of correspondence, and seven bound volumes of items which Professor Morgan collected while serving as Chairman of the Committee charged with drafting the Uniform Code of Military Justice (1948-1949).
Among Professor Morgan's correspondence were: Charles E. Clark, Felix Frankfurter, Augustus Noble Hand, Learned Hand, William Draper Lewis, John M. Maguire, Harlan Fiske Stone, John H. Wigmore, and John N. Woolsey.
Another group of papers of Professor Morgan was left by him with the Vanderbilt University Law School Library. This material consists mainly of correspondence and lecture notes.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Civil procedure - United States.
Evidence (Law) - United States.
Law - Study and teaching.
Law teachers.
Military law - United States.
American Law Institute.
Clark, Charles Edward, 1889-1963.
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965.
Hand, Augustus Noble, 1869-1954.
Hand, Learned, 1872-1961.
Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949.
Maguire, John MacArthur, 1888-1978.
Morgan, Edmund Morris, 1878-1966.
Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1872-1946.
Tilton, Henry T. (Henry Tilton), 1876 - 1960.
Wigmore, John Henry, 1863-1943.
Woolsey, John N.
American Law Institute.