Maguire, John MacArthur. Papers, 1924 - 1973: Finding Aid.
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Creator: Maguire, John MacArthur, 1888-
Title: John MacArthur Maguire papers
Quantity: 42 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Content of collection concerns Maguire's career as lawyer and professor of law at
Harvard Law School, together with personal, biographical and genealogical material,
papers relating to rules of evidence in Israel and New Jersey, and material relating
to his student days and other associations with Colorado College, Colorado Springs.
Gift of Mary Hume Maguire in 1977.
Processed by David Boyle, Kim Webster, and Erika Chadbourn, July, 1978.
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MAGUIRE, JOHN MacARTHUR, lawyer, educator, legal scholar
- Oct. 9, 1888
- b. Denver, Colorado. s. William Miguel and Emily Mallet-Prevost M.
- c. 1904
- Preparatory education, Cutler Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
- June 22, 1923
- m. Mary Ballantine Hume; children: Catherine Hume (Mrs. Edward Henry Cumpston, Jr.),
Nancy Ballantine (Mrs. Theodore B. Hoffman)
- Admitted to Massachusetts bar
- With firm Hale & Grinnell, Boston
- Partner, Hale, Grinnell & Swaim
- Member War Emergency Division, Department of Justice, Washington
- Partner, Hale & Dorr, Boston
- Professor of Law, Harvard University
- Royall Professor of Law, Harvard University
- Royall Professor emeritus
- 1938, 1943
- Consulting expert, U.S. Treasury Department
- Assistant reporter, American Law Institute Code Evidence
- Consultant, American Law Institute Federal Income Tax Statute
Member, American, Massachusetts, Boston bar associations, Phi Beta Kappa
- Casebooks on Evidence and Taxation
- The Lance of Justice (history of New York Legal AidSociety)
- Evidence: Common Sense and Common Law(textbook)
- Evidence of Guilt: Restrictions Upon ItsDiscovery or Compulsory
- Alsojournal articles in fields of evidence and taxation.
The 12,000 items in the Papers of John MacArthur Maguire (1888-1978), attorney, educator
and legal scholar, span the years 1924 to 1973. The collection includes correspondence;
memoranda; minutes of meetings; reports; research notes; legal documents; holograph
drafts and typed manuscripts of writings; lecture notes; bibliographies; lists; tabulations;
printed items; student papers.
The bulk of the Maguire Papers relates to Professor Maguire's professional life as
law teacher and legal scholar. This group contains correspondence with colleagues
at Harvard and other institutions, students, alumni, law review editors, publishers,
and journalists; teaching notes for his courses and seminars in evidence and taxation;
subject files in the field of taxation; detailed evaluations of papers handed in by
students in his Taxation seminars; files concerning his participation in professional
organizations and their committees such as the American Association of Law Libraries,
American Association of University Professors, American Bar Association, and American
Law Institute. Other folders reflect his contributions to the drafting of the Evidence
Bill for Israel and his critique of the revised rules of Evidence as proposed by a
special commission called by the State of New Jersey.
Among Professor Maguire's professional correspondents were: Archibald Cox; Felix
Frankfurter; Erwin Nathaniel Griswold; William Draper Lewis; Edmund Morris Morgan;
Clarence Morris; Roscoe Pound; Reginald Heber Smith; Roger J. Traynor; Hermann Weitnauer;
Joseph N. Welch.
A certain amount of Professor Maguire's correspondence is of a personal nature, with
friends of his Colorado College days, family friends in the East Coast area, owners
of camps and resorts which the Maguires visited in the Adirondacks, in the West and
in Canada during summer vacations, with suppliers of equipment for his favorite hobbies,
fishing and photography, and with former employees in his office and in his household.
A group of Harvard and biographical miscellany relates to Maguire's association with
various student, alumni and other non-teaching activities of Colorado College and
Harvard University; this group also includes some genealogical material.
- Series: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE: CHRONOLOGICAL SERIES
Correspondence covers years 1924 to 1970, but there are gaps, notably for the 1934
through 1940 period. Correspondents are colleagues at Harvard and at other institutions,
students, alumni, law review editors, friends in this country and abroad, publishing
houses other than his own publishers, and journalists. Corr. reflects JMM's keen interest
in people, in local and world affairs, and in the improvement of his profession, be
it teaching, the judiciary or the bar. A large part of the general correspondence
concerns summer travel plans of the Maguires, and JMM's travel-related hobbies: fishing
and photography. Many carbons are of long, typewritten letters reporting to friends
on the Maguires' activities of the year. JMM showed great loyalty to former employees
also by keeping in touch for years after they left.
Corr. is arranged chronologically by year, and within each year alphabetically by
correspondent. Files include both letters received and carbons of letters sent.
- 1-2 to 1-3. 1925 2 folders
- 1-4 to 1-8. 1926 5 folders
- 1-9 to 1-13. 1927 5 folders
- 1-14 to 2-1. 1928 4 folders
- 2-6 to 3-1. 1930 8 folders
- 3-2 to 3-8. 1931 7 folders
- 3-9 to 4-4. 1932 8 folders
- 4-5 to 4-10. 1933 6 folders
- 4-11 to 5-7. 1941 10 folders
- 5-8 to 6-2. 1942 7 folders
- 6-3 to 6-7. 1943 5 folders
- 6-8 to 7-5. 1944 7 folders
- 7-6 to 7-12. 1945 7 folders
- 7-13 to 8-5. 1946 6 folders
- 8-6 to 9-1. 1947 8 folders
- 9-2 to 9-7. 1948 6 folders
- 9-8 to 9-11. 1949 4 folders
- 10-1 to 10-6. 1950 6 folders
- 10-7 to 10-12. 1951 6 folders
- 10-13 to 11-3. 1952 4 folders
- 11-4 to 11-8. 1953 5 folders
- 11-9 to 11-11. 1954 3 folders
Letter from McGeorge Bundy, June 27, 1954
- 12-1 to 12-2. 1955 2 folders
- 12-3 to 12-6. 1956 4 folders
- 12-7 to 12-8. 1957 2 folders
March 17, 1957 News release: biogr. sketch of JMM Feb. 14, 1957 Letter from President
Pusey of Harvard University
- 13-1. 1962
April 29, 1962: personal history of JMM
Oct. 30, 1962: note, signed Dudley Dow
Aug. 14, 1962: note, signed, P.S. - Elliot Richardson
- 13-2 to 13-3. 1963 2 folders
- 13-5. 1965
June 2, 1965: holograph, Elliot Richardson
- 13-6. 1966
June 10, 1966 Letter, signed: Archibald Cox
Feb. 18, 1966 Letter, signed: Archibald Cox
Feb. 2, 1966 Letter, signed: Dean E.N. Griswold (others)
- 13-7 to 13-8. 1967 2 folders
- 13-9 to 13-10. 1968 2 folders
November 21, 1968 Letter, signed: Dean Bok
- Series: CORRESPONDENCE RE WRITINGS
Corr. with publishers, mainly Foundation Press, and co-authors, in particular Edmund M. Morgan after the latter's retirement from
the Harvard Law School, and Jack B. Weinstein who resided in New York City. Corr. covers plans for various editions and day-to-day
problems during various stages of writing and printing.
- 15-3. Morgan, Edmund M. and Maguire, John M. A SELECTION OF CASES ON EVIDENCE AT THE COMMON
- 15-4. Taxation casebook: corr. with Roswell Magill, J. Nelson Young, Foundation Press. 1939-1954
- 15-5. Morgan, Edmund M. and Maguire, John M. CASES AND MATERIALS ON EVIDENCE. 2d ed. 1942
Arr. chron., 1942-1949.
- 15-6. Evidence: Scientific proof 1942
Corr. re an article or possible student paper regarding constitutional or other legal
questions affecting scientific tests for intoxication.
- 15-7 to 15-9. Maguire, John M. " A Survey of Blood Group Decisions and Legislation in the American Law of Evidence". 1942-1945 3 folders
Corr. re article which appeared in Southern California Law Review, March 1943. Also
corr. re a law-science problems symposium at the Harvard Medical School. Includes holograph notes and typed copy of MS.
- 15-10. Maguire, John M. EVIDENCE: COMMON SENSE AND COMMON LAW. 1947
- 15-11 to 15-13. Morgan, Edmund M. and Maguire, John M. CASES AND MATERIALS ON EVIDENCE. 3d ed. 1951
- 15-11. Corr. with Foundation Press, 1949-1955
- 15-12. Corr. with E.M. Morgan, 1949-1952
- 15-13. Misc. corr.: alphabetical, 1949-1952
- 15-14. Maguire, John M. " Witnesses - Suppression of testimony by reason of death".The American University Law Review, vol. 6, no. 1 ( Jan. 1957).
Date: Jan. 1957).
Corr. covers 1956-1957. Known as "Dead Man's Statutes".
- 15-15 to 16-3. Morgan, Edmund M., Maguire, John M. and Weinstein, Jack B. CASES AND MATERIALS ON EVIDENCE. 4th ed. 1957 4 folders
- 15-15. 14 May 1966 - 24 Feb. 1957
Date: 14 May 1966 - 24 Feb. 1957
- 16-1. 20 Feb. 1957 - 3 July 1956
Date: 20 Feb. 1957 - 3 July 1956
- 16-2. June 27, 1956 - July 29, 1955
Date: June 27, 1956 - July 29, 1955
- 16-3. Additional corr., 1956 and 1957
Date: 1956 and 1957
- 16-4. Maguire, John M. and Quick, Charles W.
Corr. re co-authorship of an article in the field of evidence which was to be published
but apparently did not see publication. 1957
- 16-5. Maguire, John M. EVIDENCE OF GUILT. 1959
- 16-6. Morgan " Festschrift" 1961
- 16-7. Wigmore centennial 1963
Corr. re JMM's contribution "Two Centuries" to Northwestern University Law Review issue dedicated to Dean Wigmore on centennial of his birth (1863-1943).
Includes typed copy of MS, with corrections.
- 16-8 to 16-11. Maguire, John M. and others. CASES AND MATERIALS ON EVIDENCE. 5th ed. 1965 4 folders
- 16-8. 1964-1966 (not arr.)
- 16-9. 1965-1968 (not arr.)
- 16-10. Apr. 29, 1965 - May 13, 1964 (chron. reversed)
Date: Apr. 29, 1965 - May 13, 1964
- 16-11. March 18, 1964 - May 21, 1963 (chron. reversed)
Date: March 18, 1964 - May 21, 1963
- 17-1. Wigmore revision: corr. with J.H. Chadbourn and A. Leo Levin. 1966-1967.
- 17-2 to 17-3. Maguire, John M. and others. CASES AND MATERIALS ON EVIDENCE. 5th ed. Supplement,
1970. 2 folders
- 17-2. Jan. 10, 1972 - June 4, 1970 (rev. chron.)
Date: Jan. 10, 1972 - June 4, 1970
- 17-3. May 11, 1970 - Jan. 12, 1968
Date: May 11, 1970 - Jan. 12, 1968
- 17-4. Maguire, John M. and others. CASES AND MATERIALS ON EVIDENCE. 6th ed. 1973
- 17-5. Requests for copies, other miscellany
- Series: WRITINGS: RESEARCH NOTES, DRAFTS, MISCELLANY
Materials in this group are of occasional writings. JMM did not retain drafts of
his writings in the tax or evidence fields. For the evidence case books he preserved
citations only, all of which appeared in printed form in his successive evidence volumes.
Materials collected for both his tax books and courses in taxation, with his notes,
are grouped in the following Series: Taxation Materials.
- 17-6 to 17-7. Maguire, John M. " Individual Income Tax in 1951". (Bulletin of the AAUP).2 folders
Misc. research notes, galleys, typed carbon of Ms, corr. re publication.
- 17-8 to 17-10. Maguire, John M. " Conscience and Propriety", Tax Law Review, 1957 Vol. 13, no. 1 ( Nov. 1957) pp. 27-48 3 folders
Date: Nov. 1957
Misc. research notes for article on professional ethics, also some corr. re publication
- 17-11. Maguire, John M. Brief statements of cases, mainly in the field of tax litigation,
which involve humorous or bizarre situations. Possibly used by JMM in informal talks,
such as to pre-law students at Kirkland House.
- 17-12 to 18-2. Miscellaneous writings4 folders
- 17-12. 1930-1942
- 17-13. 1946-1965
- 18-1. Misc. holograph notes
- 18-2. After dinner speeches, occasional talks, Harvard Memorial Church "prayers", sources for speeches
Typed and holograph MSS and notes
- Series: TAXATION MATERIALS
This series relates to various aspects of JMM's involvement in the field of taxation:
(a) tax organizations to which he belonged; (b) tax institutes in which he participated;
and subject materials which he collected and annotated for use in his courses and
writings on taxation.
Files are arranged in alphabetical order. They contain some printed material such
as announcements of institutes, revisions of tax statutes, pages taken from federal
reports. There is a small amount of correspondence. Items date mainly from the late
1940's to the early 1960's.
- 18-3. Administrative code
- 18-4. American Bar Association
- 18-5. American Law Institute
- 18-6. Board of Tax Appeals 1938
- 18-7 to 18-8. Boston Bar Association, 1948-1951 2 folders
- 18-9 to 18-12. Boston Bar Association, 1952-1960 4 folders
- 19-1 to 19-3. Boston Tax Forum, 1946-1949 3 folders
- 19-4 to 19-8. Boston Tax Forum, 1950-1959 5 folders
- 19-9. Boston Tax Forum, 1960-1965
- 20-1. Bureau of Internal Revenue: history Re COUZENS v. MELLON, 1942
- 20-2 to 20-4. Business machines, 1948 3 folders
- 20-5 to 20-7. Business machines, 1949-1954 3 folders
- 20-8 to 20-10. Business machines, 1955-1959 3 folders
- 20-11. Business machines, 1960-1962
- 21-1 to 21-2. Estate and gift2 folders
- 21-3. Excess profits tax - Summer 1946
Date: Summer 1946
- 21-5 to 21-6. Excise - modern business2 folders
- 21-8 to 21-13. Federal Tax Institute of New England 6 folders
- 22-1. Flexible tariff and farm relief.
- 22-2 to 22-3. Gift tax and income tax2 folders
- 22-5. Income - excess profits and privilege
- 22-6. Income - Surrey drafts - etc.
- 22-7. Income tax - accounting methods
- 22-8 to 22-10. Income tax - administrative3 folders
- 22-11 to 23-3. Income tax - benefits and controls4 folders
- 23-4. Income tax - classes of taxpayers.
- 23-5 to 23-6. Income tax - constitutional2 folders
- 23-7 to 23-8. Income tax - corporate distribution2 folders
- 23-9 to 24-2. Income tax - deductions4 folders
- 24-3 to 24-6. Income tax - distributed4 folders
- 24-7. Income tax - general
- 24-8. Income tax - gifts and subsidies
- 24-9. Income tax - jurisdiction
- 24-10 to 25-2. Income tax - sales and exchanges4 folders
- 25-5 to 25-7. Lasser, J.K. Tax Institute, 1948-1954 3 folders
- 25-8 to 25-9. Lasser, J.K. Tax Institute, N.Y.U., 1949 - Paper, etc.2 folders
- 25-10. Littauer 1947 Committee
- 25-11. Massachusetts personal property tax
- 25-12. Massachusetts. Special Commission on Taxation. 1949-1951
- 26-1 to 26-2. Miscellaneous2 folders
- 26-3. Mitnick, Martin Alan - paper 1949
- 26-4 to 26-5. National Tax Association 2 folders
- 26-6. New York Connecting Railroad
- 26-7. Partnership 1960-1962
Corr. re Boston University Law School Graduate Tax Program
- 26-8. Procedure - characterization
- 26-9 to 26-10. Procedure - collection2 folders
- 26-11 to 26-12. Procedure - exemptions2 folders
- 26-13. Procedure - general notices, hearing
- 26-14. Procedure - jurisdiction
- 27-1. Procedure - legislation
- 27-2. Procedure - taxpayers' remedies
- 27-3. Procedure - uniformity and classification
- 27-6. Succession - ephemeral (minor)
- 27-7 to 27-9. Succession - state3 folders
- 27-10 to 27-12. Taxation B - 1947 3 folders
- 27-13. Taxation - state and local
- Series: TEACHING NOTES
Series relates to the two main subjects which JMM taught throughout his association
with the Harvard Law School, namely Taxation and Evidence. Files contain outlines, lists of students, examination
questions, notes, some corr. re teaching and teaching materials, some reports on papers.
Much of this material is in mimeograph form.
Arrangement is alphabetical by course subject and chronological by academic year.
- 28-1. Evidence T, Spring Term 1950
- 28-2. Evidence Seminar - 2d semester 1953-1954 (reports on papers, etc.)
- 28-3 to 28-6. Evidence: unsorted miscellanyMisc. unsorted notes, 1953/1954 - 1958/1959 4 folders
Date: 1953/1954 - 1958/1959
- 28-7. Taxation A and C, academic years 1940/1941, 1941/1942
Date: 1940/1941, 1941/1942
- 28-8 to 29-2. Notes for Taxation courses using E.N. Griswold's textbooks (ed. 1 and 2) 1940-1946
Most of this material is on inheritance taxes and succession, some income matters.
- 29-3 to 29-4. Taxation notes, Winter 1943/1944 JMM used E.N. Griswold's 1940 ed.2 folders
- 29-5. Federal Tax course, 1943/1944 - 1946/1947
Date: 1943/1944 - 1946/1947
Mainly corr. about teaching materials
- 29-6 to 29-7. Special Tax Problems, Spring 1946, 1946/1947 2 folders
Date: 1946, 1946/1947
- 29-8 to 29-9. Special Tax Problems, Fall 1946 2 folders
- 29-10 to 29-11. Special Tax Problems 1947/1948 2 folders
- 29-12. Misc. teaching materials for Taxation course, 1947/1948
- 29-13 to 30-1. Special Tax Problems, Spring 1949 3 folders
- 30-2. State and Local Taxation, 1949/1950
- 30-3 to 30-7. Special Tax Problems, 1949/1950 5 folders
- 30-8. State and Local Taxation, 1950/1951
- 30-9. Taxation, 1951/1952
Corr. re teaching and teaching materials
- 30-10. Federal Taxation, 1951/1952
- 30-11. Seminar on General Taxation, Spring 1952
- 30-12. Taxation I (Dean Griswold's course), Fall 1952
JMM substituted for ENG for six sessions.
- Series: EVALUATIONS OF STUDENT PAPERS
Series consists of JMM's comments to students on their individual papers which they
submitted in his taxation seminars at the Harvard Law School. In most instances the actual manuscript of the paper is not included. Comments are
in form of typed letters addressed to students [JMM kept his carbons]. Folders also
contain lists of papers submitted, with names of students, classification of topics.
Arrangement is chronological by academic year, and roughly alphabetical by name of
addressee within each school year.
- 31-1 to 31-2. 1932/1933: Taxation Problems2 folders
Includes some corr. for projected 1933/1934 seminar
- 31-3 to 31-5. May and September 1948: Taxation - State and Local3 folders
Date: May and September 1948:
- 31-6 to 31-7. 1948/1949: Taxation - State and Local2 folders
- 31-8 to 31-10. 1949/1950: Taxation - State and Local3 folders
- 31-11 to 31-12. 1950/1951: Taxation - State and Local2 folders
A few items from 1949/1950 academic year
- 32-1 to 32-4. 1950/1951: Special Tax Problems4 folders
- 32-5 to 32-9. Spring 1952: Seminar on General Taxation5 folders
- 32-10 to 32-12. 1953/1954: Seminar on General Taxation3 folders
- 32-13. 1954/1955: Taxation - General
- 33-1 to 33-4. 1955/1956: Taxation - General4 folders
- 33-5 to 33-9. 1956/1957: Taxation - General5 folders
- 33-10. Silbert, Coleman. "Constitutional Requirement of Notice and Hearing in the Assessment and Collection
Critique of and corr. re Coleman Silbert's paper, 1933-1936.
- 33-11. Grady, J.G. "The Distribution of Function between Judge and Jury in New York in deciding preliminary
questions of fact". 1941
Student paper submitted to JMM.
- 33-12. Mackinnon, F.B. "Problems of Ethics and Good Practice of Tax Lawyers"
Typed paper (78p.) of H.L.S. student, apparently for one of JMM's Tax seminars. Undated.
- Series: OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Series relates to JMM's activities as a member of various committees of the A.B.A.,
the A.A.U.P., A.A.L.S., and his participation in related endeavors such as the re-education
of returning WWII veterans. There is a small group of materials relating to the American
Law Institute, mainly drafts of projects being planned or being underway. Files on
JMM's other professional activities contain correspondence, agenda, minutes of meetings,
reports and printed announcements. Arrangement is alphabetical. Years covered are
1933 through 1958.
- 34-1. American Association of Law Libraries 1943-1949
- 34-2 to 34-4. American Association of University Professors 3 folders
- 34-2. Jan. 1966 - July 1961
Date: Jan. 1966 - July 1961
- 34-3. May 1961 - March 1954
Date: May 1961 - March 1954
- 34-4. Dec. 1951 - Oct. 1949
Date: Dec. 1951 - Oct. 1949
Includes memo of JMM to Earl Borgeson spelling out conditions of retention of AAUP
files, 4 June 1956. Mainly corr. with officers of AAUP. JMM was for many years on
Tenure Committee of AAUP [files have since been returned to AAUP. E.C.]
- 34-5 to 34-10. American Bar Association. Section of Taxation. 1948-1956. Comm. on Legal Research6 folders
Corr., memos, agenda of meetings, reports. JMM member of Comm. on Statute of Limitations;
Special Committee on Section 3801 of the Internal Revenue Code; Comm. on Committees
- 34-11. American Bar Association. Special Committee on Administrative Law. 1944
- 34-12 to 34-14. American Bar Association. Standing Committee on Jurisprudence and Law Reform. 1943, 1944 3 folders
Date: 1943, 1944
JMM member of Committee
- 35-1 to 35-3. American Law Institute. Income Tax Project 1949 3 folders
- 35-4. American Law Institute: Maine speech by JMM: " Comments on the Proposed Code of Evidence". 28 January 1942.
Date: 28 January 1942.
Includes typed MS.
- 35-5. American Law Institute: Minutes of Property (1).
Conference held at the H.L.S. Oct. 12-15, 1936.
- 35-6 to 36-2. Association of American Law Schools 1933-1958 9 folders
Original folders were labelled: Committee etc. work. Corr., agenda for meetings, reports.
Some material on Academic Freedom during McCarthy period (Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure). Committee on Selected Articles on Evidence.
- 36-3 to 36-5. Bar re-education 1943-1947 3 folders
Corr. re refresher courses for returning veterans, sponsored jointly by A.B.A. and
the Practicing Law Institute. JMM contributed teaching materials on taxation, and
delivered a number of lectures.
- 36-6. Communist investigations
Clippings from Christian Science Monitor, July 1953
- 36-7 to 36-10. Evidence Bill for Israel4 folders
JMM participant in Conference on an Evidence Bill for Israel, July 22 and 23, 1953.
Includes English translation of Bill, translated by HLS-Israel Coop. Research for
Israel's Legal Development.
- 36-11. Legal aid (poor litigants) 1941-1944
Corr. re article by Richard H. Wels of the S.E.C.; also corr. with Harrison Tweed re legal aid statute
- 36-12. RADIANT BURNERS, INC. v. AMERICAN GAS ASS'N.
E.M. Morgan and P.B. Kurland of Counsel. Corr. with JMM re case. 1963.
- 36-13. Commission to Study the Improvement of the Law of Evidence 1955, 1956
Date: 1955, 1956
Commission called by the State of New Jersey; JMM asked to comment on certain of their
revised rules of evidence
- Series: HARVARD AND BIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY
Series relates to JMM's association with various student, alumni and other non-teaching
activities of Colorado College and Harvard University. Items included are corr., agenda of meetings, announcements, minutes of meetings,
engraved invitations, etc. A small amount of biographical-genealogical material is
included. Arrangement is alphabetical, and dates covered are 1925 to 1972.
- 37-1 to 37-3. Book list of legal and general titles prepared by JMM and Zechariah Chafee, Jr., to
be distributed to returning veterans who were prospective law school students. Corr.
re compilation; requests for list, etc. 1944-1947. Includes 1 printed copy of list.3
- 37-4. Colorado College miscellany 1937-1942
- 37-5 to 37-10. Colorado College miscellany 1948-1972 6 folders
- 37-11. Harvard Law School Class of 1911: reunions 1956-1961
- 38-1. Harvard Law School Library storage 1942
Corr. re storage of books and related items of various faculty members
- 38-2 to 38-4. Harvard Law School Library: Treasure Room inscription 1946-1948 3 folders
Corr. re dedication tablets on outside, inscription above Dunn collection, naming
of room itself, etc.
- 38-5. Harvard Law School student clubs, incl. Maguire Club 1948-1962
Corr. about social functions, invitations, etc.
- 38-6. Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (H.L.S.) 1946-1950
Corr. re meetings, social affairs, internal matters
- 38-7 to 38-9. Harvard Radio Broadcasting Co., Inc. 1959-1961 3 folders
JMM a trustee. Folders contain mainly minutes of meetings of the Board.
- 38-10 to 39-1. Harvard University Press 1925, 1932-1937 3 folders
Date: 1925, 1932-1937
Gen. corr. between JMM and editors or acting editors of Press.
- 39-5 to 39-7. Kirkland House 1940-1965 3 folders
JMM Associate of Kirkland House to 1965
- 39-8. Kirkland House - pre-law, 1950, 1951
Date: 1950, 1951
- 39-9. Maguire Club 1963-1966
- 39-10. Personal - biographical miscellany relating to JMM genealogy, Who's Who's, Harvard
- 39-11. Reprints of articles by others inscribed to JMM
- 39-11a. Maguire, John M.: informal report on the state of the Harvard Law School in the form of a letter, dated 14 April 1950 and addressed to Charles M. Storey, Esq., Chairman of the Committee to Visit the Law School. Typed, signed letter, 4 p.
Date: 14 April 1950
Views expressed in letter are JMM's personal views.
- Series: AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE
The thirteen folders in this Series relate to JMM's work on two of the A.L.I.'s projects,
namely the Code of Rules of Evidence, for which he was one of the Reporters, and the
Income Tax Project for which he served as Commentator for the drafts of several of
the sections. Additional A.L.I. material may be found in Series: OTHER ACTIVITIES,
35-1 through 35-5.
- 40-4 to 40-10. Income Tax Project: Drafts and research notes, 1949-1950 7 folders
JMM was not a reporter to the Income Tax Project, nor a member of the Policy Committee.
However, he was asked to comment on the drafts for various sections, and his handwritten
comments and marginal annotations are included. He attended meetings of the Policy Committee throughout 1949. Small amount of corr. included.
- Series: ADDENDA
- 41-1 to 41-5. General correspondence, 1929: I-Z
- 41-7. (1) Text of address, memorial service for John M. Maguire, Appleton Chapel, Harvard Memorial Church, February 1978. Address by Dr. Amos Wilder, Divinity School (Emeritus). Typed copy.
Date: February 1978.
- (2) Text of address, memorial service for Mary Hume Maguire, 4 June 1979, Appleton Chapel, Harvard Memorial Church. Address by Catharine Hume Maguire Cumpston.
Date: 4 June 1979,
- 41-8. Correspondence concerning Matter of Keenan, 1943. Correspondents include Zechariah
Chafee, Jr., Elliot E. Cheatham, Einar Chrystie, Sheldon Glueck, Sidney B. Hill, William
H. King Jr., Sayre Macneil and Mayo A. Shattuck.
- 41-9. Two essays. 6 page, typed essay on rules of evidence and 8 page, typed essay on the
"shop rule" in Massachusetts. Undated.
Evidence (Law) - Study and teaching
Study and teaching
Cox, Archibald, 1912-
Griswold, Erwin N. (Erwin
Lewis, William Draper,
Maguire, John MacArthur,
Morgan, Edmund Morris,
Morris, Clarence, 1903-
Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964
Reginald Heber, 1889-1966
Welch, Joseph N.