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HOLLIS 601668

Hudson, Manley Ottmer. Papers, 1894-1960: Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 601668
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hudson, Manley Ottmer, 1886-
Title: Papers, 1894-1960
Date(s): 1818-1960
Quantity: 1 collection (168 boxes, 15 Paige boxes)
Abstract: This collection includes material relating to Hudson's career, his activities in the negotiations of the Paris Peace Conference, 1918-1919, and with projects and problems of the League of Nations, including his efforts in urging the U.S. to join the League, his involvement with the American Committee in Geneva of the League of Nations Association, his positions as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and judge of the Permanent Court of International Justice, his participation in other international matters and disputes, and his research activities as director of the Harvard Law School Research in International Law project (1930's).

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The papers of Manley O. Hudson, law professor, judge, international mediator, and legal scholar, were presented to the Harvard Law School in 1964 as a gift by his widow, Janet Aldrich Hudson, and his two sons, Manley O. Hudson, Jr., and Peter A. Hudson.

Processing Information:

Prepared by Erika S. Chadbourn and assistants, December 1971.

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.

Historical/Biographical Information

Hudson, Manley Ottmer, law professor, judge, international mediator, legal scholar.
b. St. Peters, Missouri, May 19, 1886.
s. David Ottmer and Emma (Bibb) H.
A.B., William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, 1906; A.M., 1907; LL.D., 1928.
Postgraduate work, Harvard University, 1906-1907; LL.B., 1910; S.J.D., 1917.
LL.D., University of Missouri, 1931.
D.C.L., University of Delaware, 1934.
Doctor of Politics, Peter Pazmony University, Budapest, 1935.
m. Janet Norton Aldrich, Dec. 7, 1930; children: Manley O., Jr.; Peter A.
Professor of Law, University of Missouri, 1910-1919.
Professor of Law, Harvard University, 1919-1923.
Bemis Professor of International Law, Harvard University, 1923-1954.
Secretary, Missouri Peace Society, 1912-1919, Missouri Children's Code Commission, 1915-1917.
Commissioner on Uniform State Laws, 1916-1919.
Secretary, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 1918-1919.
Special Assistant, U.S. Department of State, 1918-1919.
Attached to American Commission to Negotiate Peace, Paris, 1918-1919.
Member, legal section of Secretariat of League of Nations, 1919-1921, and during summers of 1922-1933.
Legal advisor to International Labor Conference, Washington, 1919; Genoa, 1920; Geneva, 1924; to International Conference on Russian Refugees, Geneva, 1922; to International Conference on Obsence Publications, Geneva, 1923.
Schiff Foundation Lecturer, Cornell University, 1925, 1928.
Lecturer in Academy of International Law, The Hague, 1925.
Reader in University of Calcutta, 1927.
U.S. Technical advisor, Conference on Codification of International Law, The Hague, 1930.
Borah Foundation Lecturer, University of Idaho, 1931.
White Foundation Lecturer, Bryn Mawr College, 1942.
Appointed member Permanent Court of Arbitration, 1933, 1939.
Member, Danish-Greek Permanent Conciliation Commission, since 1935.
Visiting Professor, Geneva Institute of International Studies, 1936.
Associate, Institut de Droit International, since 1936.
Judge, Permanent Court of International Justice, 1936-1946.
Member, U.N. Committee on Administrative Tribunal, 1946.
Member, U.N. International Law Commission.
Consultant and special lecturer on international law, Naval War College, Newport, R.I., 1946-1952.
Retired 1954-1960.
d. 1960.
The Permanent Court of International Justice and the Question of American Participation, 1925.
Current International Cooperation, 1927.
Handbook on The World Court, 5th edition, 1938.
Progress in International Organisation, 1931.
Treatise on Permanent Court of International Justice, 1934; French edition, 1936.
By Pacific Means, 1935.
Also articles in legal and international journals.
Cases on International law, 1929; second edition, 1936.
Collection of Nationality Laws (with R.W. Flournoy), 1930.
International Legislation, 1919-1936 (7 volumes).
Collection of Diplomatic and Consular Laws (with A.H. Feller), 1933.
World Court Reports (3 volumes), 1935, 1938.
Journal Editor:
Missouri Law Bulletin, 1914-1917.
American Journal of International Law, since 1924.

Series List

Scope and Contents

The 18,000 items in the papers of Judge Manley O. Hudson (1886-1960) span the years 1905 to 1960; a small number of research items used by Hudson date back to the 1890's.
The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, transcripts, press releases, job applications, notes, journals, financial statements, form letters, legal documents, briefs, telegrams, drafts and outlines of speeches and writings, lecture notes, lists, bibliographies, index cards, news clippings, printed items, and maps.
The papers of Manley O. Hudson relate to his professional life as law teacher and legal scholar; his role in the negotiations of the Paris Peace Conference (1918-1919); his activities within the structure of the League of Nations and some of its subdivisions and special projects and problems (1919-1945); his efforts to impress individuals and organized groups in the U.S. with the urgency and importance of the country's joining the League of Nations through his speeches, writings, lectures, and personal letters; his involvement with the American Committee in Geneva of the League of Nations Association (1928-1936); his position as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (appointed in 1933) and as a judge of the Permanent Court of International Justice (1936-1946); his involvement with other international matters and disputes, and his research activities as director of the Harvard Law School's Research in International Law project (1930's).
Among Hudson's correspondents were: Dean G. Acheson, Jane Addams, Norman Angell, B. Attolico, Newton D. Baker, Philip Baker, Ray Stannard Baker, Roger N. Baldwin, Jacob Billikopf, Bruce Bliven, Louis Dembitz Brandeis, Raymond L. Buell, Charles K. Burdick, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Joseph P. Chamberlain, Walter W. Cook, Herbert Croly, Henry W.L. Dana, John Dewey, Michael F. Doyle, Sir Eric Drummond, John Foster Dulles, George A. Finch, Raymond B. Fosdick, Felix Frankfurter, Ernst Freund, Lewis S. Gannett, Huntington Gilchrist, Leland Goodrich, Ernest Greenwood, Ake Hammerskjold, Learned Hand, Christian Herter, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Edward M. House, David Ernest Hudson, Charles Evans Hughes, Charles V. Imlay, Eldon R. James, Philip C. Jessup, Albert M. Kales, Harold J. Laski, Walter Lippmann, Amy Lowell, Julian W. Mack, Archibald MacLeish, John Mez, David Hunter Miller, Wayne Morse, Fridtjof Nansen, E.J. Phelan, Roscoe Pound, S.K. Ratcliffe, Leo S. Rowe, William H. Short, James T. Shotwell, Reginald Heber Smith, Adlai Stevenson, Harlan Fiske Stone, Arthur Sweetser, William Howard Taft, Albert Thomas, Norman Thomas, W.J.M. Van Eysinga, E.N. Van Kleffens, Thorstein B. Veblen, George W. Wickersham, John H. Wigmore, and Pres. Woodrow Wilson.
Two student notebooks of Manley O. Hudson (in Economics 6a and History 13) from his year of graduate work at Harvard University (1906-1907) were transferred to the student notebook collection of the Harvard University Archives.


Paige Box 1
Student papers:
Paige Box 2
Manley O. Hudson Bibliography

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Law -Study and teaching.
International law.
Pacific settlement of international disputes.
World War, 1914-1918 -Peace.
Law teachers.
Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935
Angell, Norman, Sir, 1874-1967.
Attolico, Bernardo.
Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937.
Baker, Phillip.
Baker, Ray Stannard, 1870-1946.
Baldwin, Roger Nash, 1884-1981.
Billikopf, Jacob, 1883-1950.
Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977.
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941.
Buell, Raymond Leslie, 1896-1946.
Burdick, Charles K.
Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938.
Chamberlain, Joseph, 1836-1914.
Cook, Walter Wheeler, 1873-1943.
Croly, Herbert David, 1869-1930.
Dana, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1881-1950.
Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
Doyle, Michael F.
Drummond, Eric, Sir.
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959.
Eysinga, W. J. M. van (Willem Jan Marie), b. 1878.
Finch, George A.
Fosdick, Raymond Blaine, 1883-
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965.
Freund, Ernst, 1864-1932.
Gannett, Lewis Stiles, 1891-1966.
Gilchrist, Huntington.
Goodrich, Leland.
Greenwood, Ernest.
Hammerskjold, Ake.
Hand, Learned, 1872-1961.
Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935.
House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938.
Hudson, David Ernest.
Hudson, Manley Ottmer, 1886-
Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948.
Imlay, Charles V.
James, Eldon R. (Eldon Revare), 1875-1949.
Jessup, Philip Caryl, 1897-
Kales, Albert Martin, 1875-1922.
Kleffens, Eelco Nicholaas van, 1894-
Laski, Harold Joseph, 1893-1950.
Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974.
Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925.
Mack, Julian W. (Julian William), 1866-1943.
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-
Mez, John.
Miller, David Hunter, 1875-
Morse, Wayne L. (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974.
Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930.
Phelan, Edward Joseph, 1888-
Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964.
Ratcliffe, Samuel K.
Rowe, Leo Stanton, 1871-
Short, William H.
Shotwell, James Thomson, 1874-1965.
Smith, Reginald Heber, 1889-1966.
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965.
Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1872-1946.
Sweetser, Arthur.
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.
Thomas, Albert.
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968.
Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929.
Wickersham, George W.
Wigmore, John Henry, 1863-1943.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
League of Nations.
Permanent Court of Arbitration.
Permanent Court of International Justice.
League of Nations Association (U.S.)
International courts.