Field, Richard H. Papers, 1932, 1942-1978: Finding Aid.
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Title: Richard H. Field papers
Quantity: 29 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Much of the Richard H. Field Papers stems directly from his work as a professor and
legal scholar. Roughly half of the collection relates to Field's work as chief reporter
for American Law Institute's study of jurisdiction between State and Federal courts,
including working papers of Field and reporters Paul J. Mishkin and Charles Alan Wright.
Other material relates to his work as visiting professor at Institute of Advanced
Legal Studies, University of London (1970-1971); service with U.S. Office of Price
Administration during and after World War II; and to the Alger Hiss case.
The Papers of Richard H. Field (1903-1978), lawyer, educator, and legal scholar, were
presented to the Harvard Law School Library as a gift on March 12, 1979 by his widow,
Laura Deane Field.
Prepared by Erika Chadbourn and Kim Webster, May 1979.
Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law
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Field, Richard Hinkley, lawyer, educator, legal scholar.
b. Phillips, Maine, May 29, 1903.
s. Daniel F. and Clara E. (Hinkley) F.
grad. Phillips Exeter Academy, 1922.
A.B., Harvard University, 1926; LL.B. magna cum laude, 1929.
m. Caroline Crosby, June 28, 1930 (dec. Sept. 1966); children: Mary (Mrs. Rienzi
B. Parker, Jr.), Margaret (Mrs. David L. Aronson), Daniel.
m. 2nd, Laura Deane Shaw, April 19, 1968; stepchildren: Robert, Christopher, Elisabeth,
Caleb, Arthur, Caroline.
Admitted to Mass. bar, Maine bar, 1973.
Member, firm of Brown, Field & McCarthy, Boston, 1930-1942.
Assistant counsel, special commission on the control and conduct of Mass. state public
Regional attorney, Office of Price Administration, Boston, 1942-1943; Chief legal
advisor to O.P.A. and acting general counsel, Washington, 1943-1944; gen. Counsel,
Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard University, 1946-1947.
Professor of Law, Harvard University, 1947-1968.
Story Professor of Law, Harvard University, 1968-1973; emeritus, 1973-1978.
Of counsel, Murray, Plumb & Murray, Portland, Maine, 1973-1978.
Visiting American Professor, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, U. of London, 1970-1971.
Consultant, Economic Stabilization Administration, 1950-1951.
Maine Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence, 1973-1977.
Fellow, American Bar Foundation.
Member, American Law Institute (chief reporter, div. of jurisdiction between state
and fed. Courts, 1960-1968).
American, Massachusetts, Maine bar associations.
Permanent secretary, Harvard Class of 1926, 1926-1951.
- Materials for a Basic Course in Civil Procedure, 1953, rev. 1969, 1973. (With Benjamin Kaplan)
- Maine Civil Practice, 1959. (With V.L. McKusick) 2nd ed., 1970. (With V.L. McKusickand L.K. Wroth)
- Maine Evidence, 1976. (With P.L. Murray)
- Also articles inprofessional journals.
- Series I. Correspondence/Subjects, 1953-1978 1953-1978ThisSeries consists of letters received and carbons of letters sent,reports, memoranda,
agenda of meetings, legal documents, and printeditems. Some personal-professional
correspondence is included. Thebulk of this Series relates to Field's participation
in the work ofcommittees and other advisory bodies which were reviewing rules ofevidence,
rules of civil procedure, and professional ethics. There isa smattering of Harvard
miscellany and of legal briefs written byField as Counsel for the Portland, Maine
law firm of Murray, Plumband Murray. The bulk of this correspondence covers the years
from1970 to Field's last illness.
- Series II. Teaching Notes and Related Course Materials, 1949-1973 1949-1973ThisSeries contains handwritten and typed lecture notes and examinationquestions,
mainly for Field's courses in Civil Procedure, Evidence,and Trial Practice. Some printed
examinations, sample answers toexamination questions, moot court material, and memos
- Series III. Writings, Research Materials, Publication Matters, 1959-1977 1959-1977ThisSeries includes correspondence regarding Field's legal writings,including the
third and fourth editions of his Materials for a BasicCourse in Civil Procedure (with
Benjamin Kaplan). The correspondenceis mainly with Foundation Press. There is some
printed researchmaterial, some with Field's marginalia, as well as correspondenceregarding
the posthumous publication of Arthur E. Sutherland'smanuscript The Lawyer in America.
- Series IV. American Law Institute. Jurisdiction Study, 1959-1978 1959-1978ThisSeries contains correspondence, notes, drafts, memos, agenda ofmeetings, lists,
legal and legislative documents, news clippings, andother printed material. Included
is correspondence between thereporters, A.L.I. Council members, and outside advisors
and expertson the planning, execution, progress, and results of the Study;correspondence
about and critiques of each of the drafts and theirrevision, and notes on special
parts of the drafts; two subjectsequences of research items, one of which is a sequence
numbered 1through 23 by Field (an incomplete file); and copies of andcorrespondence
about legislative bills based on the proposals of theStudy.
- Series V. Alger Hiss, 1946-1977 1946-1977ThisSeries consists mainly of material relating to the two perjury trialsof Alger
Hiss (1949; Nov. 1949-Jan. 1950). Material consists ofcorrespondence between Alger
Hiss and Field, who headed the drivesfor contributions to the Alger Hiss defense fund;
correspondencebetween Field and contributors to the fund; correspondence betweenField
and defense attorneys; documents relating to the legal actions;form letters; lists;
financial miscellanies; and newspaperclippings.
- Series VI. World War II Activities, 1942-1946 1942-1946ThisSeries consists of correspondence, legal documents, and manuscriptsof speeches
relating to the Office of Price Administration, the workof the regional offices, and
efforts toward extension ofprice-controls at the conclusion of World War II. Bound
files in thisSeries were placed in Paige Boxes (See listing at end ofInventory).
- Series VII. England, 1970/71; 1949-1972. 1970/71; 1949-1972.This Seriesconsists of correspondence, programs, agenda of meetings, typedcopies of
papers read by Field and others, lists, memoranda, drafts,bibliographies, legal documents,
and printed items including newsclippings. The Series relates to Field's activities
during theacademic year 1970/71 which he spent at the Institute of AdvancedLegal Studies
at the University of London.
- Series VIII.Partial draft of Materials for a Basic Course in Civil Procedure. n.d. n.d.This draft was an addenda to the originalgift, but no information is available on
the source of theacquistion.
- Series IX.Paige boxes.
The Papers of Richard H. Field (1903-1978), attorney, educator, and legal scholar,
span the years 1942 to 1978 (one item is dated 1932).
The collection includes correspondence; memoranda; minutes of meetings; reports;
research notes; legal and legislative documents; holograph drafts and typed manuscripts
of writings; lecture notes; lists; bound office files relating to day-to-day business
of government agencies; and printed items including newspaper clippings.
The bulk of the material relates to Professor Field's professional life as a teacher
and legal scholar. He was a member of the Harvard Law School faculty from 1946 to
his retirement in 1973, and his major concentration in his teaching and research was
in the fields of civil procedure, federal jurisdiction, and evidence. Although Professor
Field retained a minimal amount of teaching notes, the Correspondence/Subject Series
reflects his stature as an authority on civil procedure, evidence and professional
ethics: from 1950 on he served on committees, organizations and official bodies which
were charged with the drafting of new rules and codes such as the A.B.A.'s Code of
Professional Responsibility, the Maine Advisory Committee's Rules of Evidence, Maine's
Rules of Civil Procedure, Massachusetts' Rules Enabling Act, the Uniform Rules of
Evidence of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and the
U.S. Supreme Court Advisory Committee's Rules of Civil Procedure. Field also served
as arbiter on grievance committees and professional ethics investigations nationally
A later addition to the Field Papers, a partial draft of a work that he co-authored,
Materials for a Course in Civil Procedure , also stems from his work as an academic. This printed, pasted-in, and typescript
draft has some manuscript notations. Roughly a third of the entire text is included
in this preliminary form.
Approximately one half of the Papers comprise Professor Field's work as chief reporter
for the American Law Institute's study of the division of jurisdiction between state
and federal courts, a project which was conceived in 1959, initiated in 1960, and
completed in 1968 with the presentation of its final report at the annual meeting
of the American Law Institute. This Series represents the working papers of Richard
H. Field and reporters Paul J. Mishkin of the University of Pennsylvania Law School
and Charles Alan Wright of the University of Texas Law School. These papers include
correspondence and memos exchanged between these three, and with their assistant reporter
David L. Shapiro, consultants David F. Cavers and Leavenworth Colby, and members of
the American Law Institute Advisory Committee. Drafts of revisions of specific paragraphs
of the existing Federal Code are included, but none are complete. The Series includes
agenda of and notes on meetings of the reporters with members of their Advisory Committee
and with the American Law Institute Council, comments on the six drafts and on specific
paragraphs, subject-research files, and material relating to the legislative bills
based on the Jurisdiction report, in particular Senate Bill 1876 (introduced May 23,
1973 by Senator Burdick). The report resulting from the Study was published by the
American Law Institute in 1969 as: Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts (xix, 587 p.).
Materials for a Basic Course in Civil Procedure. The draft is printed, with extensive manuscript annotations and corrections.
Additional professional material in the papers relate to Professor Field's stay at
the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London as Visiting American
Professor during the academic year 1970/1971. While in England, he participated in
workshops and colloquia held under the auspices of the Institute, and he served as
an advisor in the drafting of the British "Legal Advice and Assistance Act" (1972).
He also appeared in a West German versus East German law suit involving the Zeiss
During and briefly after World War II Richard Field served in the Office of Price
Administration: from 1942 to 1943 he was its regional counsel in Boston, and from
1943 to 1946 he was attached to the Office of Price Administration's headquarters
in Washington, D.C., first as chief legal advisor and acting general counsel, and
later as general counsel. The Papers include some correspondence, in particular with
Chester Bowles, legal documents relating to cases that Richard Field argued, drafts
of speeches which he prepared for President Harry S. Truman, and day-to-day working
files of the Boston and Washington Offices, particularly orders and guidelines.
Of a personal-professional nature are the papers which Field kept on the Alger Hiss
case. Field had been a classmate of Hiss at the Harvard Law School, and they had served
on the Harvard Law Review together. During the legal proceedings against Hiss and the appeal following the second
trial, Field served as treasurer for the funds contributed toward the defense of Alger
Hiss (1949-1951). There is some correspondence regarding Hiss' reinstatement to the
Bar of Massachusetts (reinstatement in August 1975). The Papers include correspondence
(1946-1977), form letters, legal documents, lists, press releases, newspaper and other
- Series: Correspondence/subjects
- 1-1 to 1-2. American Bar Association Code of Professional Responsibility, 1974
Mostly handwritten notes, some corr. and xerox material.
- 1-3 to 1-5. American Bar Foundation, 1971-1977
RHF was nominated a Fellow of the A.B.F. in 1970. Corr., election and business matters,
agenda of meetings, printed and xerox items. Includes printed invitation to become
- 1-6. Bennett v. P. H. Chadbourne Co.
Legal case in the Superior Court of Oxford, Maine (1973). Xerox copy of complaint of plaintiff, and notes of RHF dated 3/20/1974.
- 1-7 to 1-10. Boston Bar Association. Committee on Grievances
RHF was a member of the Committee. Mainly xerox material re information filed against
F. Lee Bailey by the Committee on Grievances. Includes some clippings and magazine articles on Bailey.
April 1967 - February 1971.
- 1-11 to 2-2. Boston Bar Association. Committee on Unification
RHF was Chairman of the Committee
- 1-11. Corr. with Haskell Cohn, Berge C. Tashjian, etc., January 1970 - October 1971
Date: January 1970 - October 1971
- 2-1 to 2-2. Xerox and printed material incl. Boston Bar Journal, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court briefs
- 2-3. Harvard University. Law School. 1974-1977
Memoranda to faculty, requests for recommendations, corr.
- 2-4. Harvard University. Law School. Class of 1929
Class matters, 45th reunion matters. August 1974 - May 1975.
- 2-5. Kelley v. First National Bank of Boston
Case before Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, October sitting, 1932. Elias Field (RHF's uncle), RHF and their law firm were attorneys for the defendant. Printed briefs.
- 2-6. Legal profession: miscellany
Handwritten notes, memoranda, printed material
- 2-7 to 2-9. Maine (State). Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence.
- 2-7 to 2-8. Chronological corr. file, January 8 - December 31, 1974. RHF served as consultant
to the Advisory Committee.
Date: January 8 - December 31, 1974.
- 2-9. Submission of "Draft" to members of Maine judiciary and letters of critique by members
of judiciary, 1975.
- 2-10 to 3-2. Maine (State). Amendments to Maine Rules of Civil Procedure.
RHF member of Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. Corr., memoranda, agenda of meetings, RHF's handwritten notes. Dates covered are 9
February 1977 - 4 January 1978.
- 3-3. Maine (State): re Unification of Bar. 1976
Handwritten notes, printed briefs, etc. Includes letter asking RHF to lend his name
to the unification proposal.
- 3-4. Maine Bar Association. 1973, 1974
Date: 1973, 1974
Material on the admission of RHF to the Maine State Bar (1973). Also material relating to the Cumberland Bar Association, Portland, Maine.
- 3-5 to 3-8. Maine Bar Association. Professional Ethics Committee. 1970-1977
- 3-5. Corr., index, Committee notes, memoranda
- 3-6 to 3-7. Opinions #1 to #48
- 3-8. Dates covered in this folder are 3 February - 28 November 1977. Although RHF apparently
resigned from the Committee 1 February 1977, he continued to assist with some of the
drafting of the Committee's "opinions". Included are corr., memoranda, opinions, and
RHF's handwritten notes.
Date: 3 February - 28 November 1977.
Date: 1 February 1977,
- 3-9. Massachusetts Rules Enabling Act
RHF was asked to comment on drafts and final report of Subcommittee on Procedure.
Corr., memoranda, drafts, handwritten notes, printed items. 1961, 1963, 1967. Includes
RHF's address "State-wide procedural reform - how to go about it" (Journal of American
Judicature Society, December 1958)
- 3-10. Mining legislation - Maine
Correspondence with Anthony L. Michel re Maine mining legislation. 1967-1969
- 4-1 to 4-3. National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Uniform Rules of Evidence
- 4-1. Chronological file of corr., 16 August 1973 - 12 March 1975
Date: 16 August 1973 - 12 March 1975
- 4-2. Drafts approved by NCCUSL at its annual conference, August 1974
Date: August 1974
- 4-3. Corr. with Frank F. Jestrab, 1975-1977
RHF was a member of the NCCUSL Special Committee on Rules of Evidence and helped draft the Uniform Rules of Evidence (1974).
- 4-4 to 5-1. Portland Pipe Line Corporation v. Environmental Improvement Commission
A case RHF worked on for his Portland, Maine, law firm, 1973-1974.
- 4-4. Printed background material on the Coastal Conveyance Act, etc.
- 4-5. Printed and xerox meterial re the Portland Pipe Line case
- 4-6. Bound, printed brief for plaintiff
- 5-1. Handwritten notes and printed material on Maine Clean Fuels, Inc.
- 5-2. Powell, Thomas Reed
Photostat copy of Powell's book review of James M. Beck's The Constitution of the United States, sent to Harvard Law School faculty members by David F. Cavers,14 June 1961, with covering memo. Also included is photostat copy of The Harvard Crimson of 2 October 1953.
- 5-3. Student "poetry"
Mostly humorous verse of Harvard Law School students relating to class or school incidents or to faculty members.
- 5-4. U.S. Senate. Subcommittee on Improvements in Judicial Machinery. Material relating to RHF's draft for amendment of Expediting Act, 1968.
- 5-5. U.S. Supreme Court. Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure. 1955.
Corr. re a letter from RHF and Robert E. Keeton to the Advisory Committee. Copy of the letter is included.
- 5-6. U.S. Supreme Court: letters and memoranda re Court appointments, 1970, 1971.
Date: 1970, 1971.
- 5-7 to 5-9. Correspondence: 1971-1973
Alphabetical file of personal-professional nature. Letters received and carbons of
letters sent. Correspondents include: Robert F. Drinan;Henry J. Friendly;L.C.B. Gower; Michael Harrington; Alger Hiss;William A. McRae. One item dated 1960.
- 5-10 to 5-13. Correspondence: 1974-1975
Chronological corr. series of carbons and xerox copies of letters sent, 9 December
1974 - 8 September 1975. Corr. is of professional nature, with some personal items.
Letters numbered 1 through 288. Includes an alphabetical, handwritten name index which
apparently refers to letters received which are not included in this sequence.
- Series: Teaching Notes and Related Course Materials
- 6-1. Civil Procedure, 1949/1950 - 1953/1954
Date: 1949/1950 - 1953/1954
- 6-2. Civil procedure, 1954/1955 - 1959/1960
Date: 1954/1955 - 1959/1960
- 6-3. Civil Procedure, 1960/1961 - 1963/1964
Date: 1960/1961 - 1963/1964
Course and examination material.
- 6-4. Civil Procedure, 1964/1965 - 1967/1968
Date: 1964/1965 - 1967/1968
Course and examination material. Includes typed copy of one lecture on "Class actions",
dated 5 December 1967.
- 6-5. Civil Procedure, 1968/1969 - 1969/1970
Date: 1968/1969 - 1969/1970
Course and examination material for Regular Section 4 and Small Section 4A.
- 6-6. Civil Procedure, 1969/1970
Course and examination material for Small Section 4B (2nd semester).
- 6-7. Civil Procedure, 1971/1972 - 1972/1973
Date: 1971/1972 - 1972/1973
Course and examination material: 1971/1972 (Section I, Section III, final examination
sample answers), 1972/1973 (Section I).
- 6-8. Evidence, 1957/1958 - 1960/1961
Date: 1957/1958 - 1960/1961
- 6-9. Trial Practice, 1955/1956 - 1959/1960
Date: 1955/1956 - 1959/1960
Examination questions; memo.
- 6-10. Trial Practice, 1960/1961
Examination material, questions.
- 6-11. Trial Practice, May 1961/1962 - 1963/1964
Date: May 1961/1962 - 1963/1964
Printed examination questions.
- 6-12. Trial Practice, 1964/1965
Examination material, questions.
- 6-13. Trial Practice, Spring 1965, Spring 1966
Drafts of examination questions.
- 6-14. Trial Practice, 1967/1968
- 6-15. Trial Practice, 1968/1969 - 1969/1970
Date: 1968/1969 - 1969/1970
Examination material, comments.
- 7-1. Trial Practice, 1970/1971
Examination material; memo re exam.
- 7-2. Trial Practice, 1971/1972
Examination material; memos.
- 7-3. Trial Practice, Spring 1973
Examination questions; summaries of results.
- 7-4. Trial Practice: Brumbaugh v. Artcraft Pictures, Inc.
RHF, for defendant, 18 October 1956. Apparently a moot court case. Mimeograph copies
of "Record on Appeal" and "Argument" by RHF. Outline in RHF's hand.
- 7-5. Miscellaneous examinations:
- Administrative Law, June 1950, June 1951
- Business Associations I, January 1948, May 1949
- Equitable Remedies, January 1965
- Equity, May 1948
- Judicial remedies, June 1948, June 1949
- Handwritten drafts and printed examination questions.
- 7-6. Student paper
"The lawyer's liability to third persons for professional negligence: the limits",
by Thomas W. Bettles, 18 April 1973.
- 7-7 to 7-13. Miscellaneous teaching notes
Originally in seven 3-ring notebooks, numbered and re-numbered I, IA, II, III, IV,
V, VI. Handwritten and typed notes, relating to RHF's course in Civil Procedure.
- Series: Writings, Research Materials, Publication Matters
- (Box) 8. Printed research material
Federal Rules of Evidence; Maine Criminal Code; A.B.A. Comm. on Federal Practice and
Procedure; annotations from American Law Reports; Maine Rules of Evidence, etc.. Some
have RHF marginalia. Not placed in folders.
- 9-1. Boston Law Book Company
Contract for book on the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure, June 22, 1959.
- 9-2 to 9-3. Foundation Press: re casebook, 3rd ed.
Correspondence re the third edition of Materials for a Basic Course in Civil Procedure, by RHF and Benjamin Kaplan. October 1971 - October 1973. Includes 3 pages of style rules.
- 9-4 to 9-5. Foundation Press: re casebook, 4th ed.
Correspondence re the fourth edition of Materials for a Basic Course in Civil Procedure, by RHF and Benjamin Kaplan. Much of the corr. is with Kevin M. Clermont of Cornell Law School who assumed much of the responsibility of preparing this edition. January 1974 - December
- 9-6 to 9-7. Sutherland, Arthur E. The Lawyer in American
Correspondence between RHF and Jean Avnet Morse, a California attorney, re manuscript. A posthumous publication, by the ABA, of Sutherland's
manuscript. Ms. Morse was to have served as editor. The project was abandoned by the
ABA. June 1974 - May 1977.
- 9-8 to 9-9. Field, Richard H. "A code of evidence for Arkansas?"
Reprint from Arkansas Law Review, Vol. 29 no. 1, spring 1975. Corr. with Donn Mixon, ed. of the Arkansas Law Review, mimeograph and typed material. Does not include a reprint of RHF's article.
- Series: American Law Institute Jurisdiction Study
- 10-1 to 10-2. Substantive correspondence, August 1959 - December 1961
Date: August 1959 - December 1961
Includes corr. with Paul J. Mishkin, Felix Frankfurter, Herbert F. Goodrich, Raymond
- 10-3. General correspondence, May - December 1960
Date: May - December 1960
Corr. with Paul J. Mishkin, Herbert F. Goodrich, Paul A. Wolkin, Donald S. Benton,
Charles W. Joiner, Charles Bunn, David R. Kochery.
- 10-4. General correspondence, October 1960 - December 1961
Date: October 1960 - December 1961
Includes corr. with Paul J. Mishkin, Herbert F. Goodrich, Felix Frankfurter.
- 10-5. General correspondence, February 1962 - August 1962
Date: February 1962 - August 1962
Corr. with Paul J. Mishkin, David F. Cavers, Paul A. Wolkin, Herbert F. Goodrich.
- 10-6 to 10-7. Substantive correspondence, January - September 1972
Date: January - September 1972
Corr. with Paul J. Mishkin, David F. Cavers, J. Skelly Wright, Orin S. Thiel, Charles
- 10-8. General correspondence, September 1962 - July 1963
Date: September 1962 - July 1963
Corr. with Paul J. Mishkin, Herbert Wechsler, James O. Eastland, Albert B. Maris.
- 10-9. Substantive correspondence, September 1962 - March 1963
Date: September 1962 - March 1963
Mainly corr. with Paul Mishkin of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
- 10-10 to 10-11. General correspondence, September 1963 - August 1964
Date: September 1963 - August 1964
Corr. with Hubert L. Will, David Cavers, Paul A. Wolkin, Charles H. Willard, Herbert Wechsler, Paul J. Mishkin,
Charles S. Desmond, Charles M. Merrill, Albert B. Maris.
- 10-12. General correspondence, September 1964 - August 1965
Date: September 1964 - August 1965
Corr. with Charles Alan Wright, Paul Mishkin, Paul A. Wolkin, Herbert Wechsler.
- 10-13. General correspondence, September 1965 - August 1966
Date: September 1965 - August 1966
Corr. with Charles Alan Wright, Herbert Wechsler, Paul A. Wolkin, Vincent L. McKusick,
Robert G. Hebert, John R. McDonough. Includes notes on Advisors' meeting, February
1-3, 1966; also comment, memos, and individual pages of drafts.
- 11-1 to 11-2. General correspondence, October 1966 - November 1967
Date: October 1966 - November 1967
Corr. with Charles Alan Wright, Edward J. Dimock, Warner W. Gardner, Paul A. Wolkin, Louis H. Pollak, Leavenworth Colby, Herbert Wechsler, Ruth B. Ginsburg,
Yale Kamisar, Henry J. Friendly.
- 11-3 to 11-5. General Correspondence, December 1967 - June 1968
Date: December 1967 - June 1968
Includes handwritten drafts, page proof, corr. with Charles Alan Wright, Talbot Smith, Joseph D. Tydings, Paul A. Wolkin, Herbert Wechsler.
- 11-6 to 11-8. General correspondence, April - October 1968
Date: April - October 1968
Corr. with Charles Alan Wright, Paul A. Wolkin, Paul J. Mishkin.
- 11-9. General correspondence, October 1969 - June 1971
Date: October 1969 - June 1971
Includes printed version of Senate Bill 1876 (92nd Congress, 1st session) "to provide
for the division of jurisdiction between State and Federal Courts, and for other purposes."
Corr. with Edward J. Dimock, Michael J. Mullen, Herbert Wechsler, Charles Alan Wright,
Quentin N. Burdick. Also includes a copy of pamphlet "Jurisdiction of Federal Courts:
A summary of American Law Institute proposals" by RHF.
- 11-10. General correspondence, July 1971 - October 1971
Date: July 1971 - October 1971
Corr. with Michael J. Mullen, Charles Alan Wright, Herbert Wechsler, Edward J. Gurney, William P. Westphal, Paul J. Mishkin, Laurens Williams.
- 11-11. General correspondence, November 1971 - December 1971
Date: November 1971 - December 1971
Corr. with Paul J. Mishkin, Herbert Wechsler, Herbert A. Halloran, Carl McGowan, Michael J. Mullen, Ruggero J. Aldisert, Clement F. Haynsworth, Louis Hoffman, Howell T. Heflin, Henry J. Friendly.
- 11-12. General correspondence, January 1972 - March 1972
Date: January 1972 - March 1972
Corr. with Carl McGowan, Herbert Wechsler, Charles Alan Wright, Michael J. Mullen.
- 12-1. General correspondence, April 1972 - September 1972
Date: April 1972 - September 1972
Corr. re Senate Bill 1876 with Quentin N. Burdick, Herbert Wechsler, Michael J. Mullen,
Leavenworth Colby, Paul A. Wolkin, Henry J. Friendly. Includes a copy of Wright's
statement before the subcommittee on Improvements in Judicial Machinery of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- 12-2. General correspondence, February 1973 - July 1973
Date: February 1973 - July 1973
Includes page-proof and printed version of Senate Bill 1876 (92nd Congress, 1st session),
23 May 1973: "A Bill for the division of jurisdiction between State and Federal Courts,
and for other purposes." Also includes critique of Bill by Leavenworth Colby, special
Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General.
- 12-3. General correspondence, March 1974 - January 1978
Date: March 1974 - January 1978
Includes copy of H.R. 9622, introduced by U.S. Congressman Robert W. Kastenmeier,
October 18, 1977, also corr. with Kastenmeier. Bill to abolish diversity of citizenship.
- 12-4. General correspondence (other than Jurisdiction study), 1961-1965
Notices of meetings, publications.
- 12-5. Advisory Committee and Advisory Council appointments and 1960-1963
Corr. with A.L.I. members.
- 12-6. Advisory Committee meeting, January 1962
Date: January 1962
Corr.; memo; notes, some in RHF's hand.
- 12-7. Advisory Committee meeting, March 1962
Date: March 1962
- 12-8. Advisory Committee meetings, November 1962, February 1963, March 1963
Date: November 1962, February
1963, March 1963
Corr.; notes, some in RHF's hand.
- 12-9. 1963 Annual meeting
Corr.; lists; notes, some in RHF's hand; legal doc's.
- 12-10. Advisory Committee meetings, February 1964, March 1964
Date: February 1964, March 1964
Corr.; notes, some in RHF's hand; comments; memos; draft revisions; lists.
- 12-11 to 12-13. 1964 Annual meeting ( May 1964)
Date: May 1964
- 12-11. Corr., general comments, notes, discussion re Tentative Draft No. 2. Some notes in
- 12-12 to 12-13. Transcript of appearance of RHF before A.L.I. Council (xerox copy).
- 13-1. December meeting, 1964
Notes on draft sections discussed at meeting.
- 13-2. Advisory Committee meetings, February 1965, March 1965
Date: February 1965, March 1965
Memos; corr.; "Note to Council".
- 13-3. 1965 Annual meeting ( May 1965)
Date: May 1965
Discussion of Tentative Draft No. 3; comments; corr.; notes on meeting.
- 13-4. Council meetings, March 1966, March 1967
Date: March 1966, March 1967
Corr.; notes on meeting; draft pages discussed. Some notes in RHF's hand.
- 13-5. Annual meeting, May 1966
Date: May 1966
Includes corr. about meeting February 22 - October 17. RHF was not able to attend.
- 13-6. Advisory Committee meeting, January 1967
Date: January 1967
Notes on meeting by RHF and Charles Alan Wright; list of questions for Committee.
- 13-7. Advisory Council meeting, March 1968
Date: March 1968
Material covers period from meeting of Council 22 March 1968 through November 1968.
Includes typed copies of various proposals of reporters which were submitted to and
reviewed by Council members. Some corr. between reporters and Council members. Parts
of draft discussed related to admiralty jurisdiction.
- 13-8. Proposed Final Draft No. 1
Some handwritten notes, corr. re proposed final draft. 1965.
- 13-9. Re Proposed Final Draft No. 1
April 1965 - February 1966. Corr.; comments; outline.
- 13-10 to 13-11. "New" material
Includes "Part One. Revisions in Tentative Draft No. 3". Xeroxed and typed pages,
with corrections. Some corr., 15 February 1966, with Charles Alan Wright.
- 13-12 to 13-15. Revision of Tentative Draft No. 3, January 1965 - February 1966
Date: January 1965 - February 1966
Typed, xerox and handwritten notes. Some corr., mainly with Charles Alan Wright.
- 14-1. Tentative Draft No. 4
Memos and corr. re draft, February 1965 - March 1966.
- 14-2. Correspondence re Tentative Draft No. 4, 1966
- 14-3 to 14-5. Revision of Tentative Draft No. 4: correspondence
Corr. between RHF and Charles Alan Wright, September 1966 - August 1967.
- 14-6 to 14-8. Revision of Tentative Draft No. 4, 1311(a) - 1386 not all paragraphs included, 1966
Includes some corr. with Charles Alan Wright.
- 14-9. Revisions of Tentative Draft No. 4, 1967
- 14-10 to 14-11. Expediting Act
Drafts, research notes, printed items, some corr., mainly 1967, for Tentative Draft
- 14-12 to 14-14. Tentative Draft No. 5, ca. December 1967
Date: December 1967
- 14-12. Part 1: Revisions in T.D. No. 5 (incorporated after 1967 annual meeting)
- 14-13. Part 2: " New" material: admiralty and maritime matenot previously submitted
- 14-14. Part 1: RHF's original typed copy of Part 1, with handwritten corrections. This folder
was marked " Expediting Act"; includes corr. with Charles Alan Wright.
- 15-1. Correspondence re Tentative Draft No. 5, 1967.
- 15-2 to 15-3. Tentative Draft No. 5: admiralty portion
Typed carbons of portions of draft, comments, corr. Corr. covers period November 1967
to June 1968. See also folder in this Series: Advisory Council meeting, March 1968.
- 15-4. Commentaries on 1301 (b) - 1310(b), Tentative Draft No. 5 ( 1967 or 1968).
Date: 1967 or 1968
- 15-5 to 15-6. Comments on Tentative Draft No. 5, including correspondence, 1967, 1968
Date: 1967, 1968
- 15-7. Tentative Draft No. 5: miscellany
Corr., February 1966 - January 1968.
- 15-8 to 15-11. Tentative Draft #6: part 1
Marked: "1 of 2 folders". October 1968 - May 1969. Includes corr., handwritten and
typed draft pages.
- 15-12. Tentative Draft #6: part 2
Marked: "2 of 2 folders". Handwritten and typed sections, some corr. October - November
- 15-13. Council draft No. 6
Corr., research materials, drafts, agenda of meetings, 1966.
- 16-1 to 16-2. Drafts of sections of published report of Jurisdiction study, p. 140 through 217
Typed carbons. Includes RHF's handwritten "Comments by Committee".
- 16-3 to 16-4. Documents
Printed material; mimeograph statements on S. 1876.
- 16-5 to 16-7. Senate Bill 1876
Corr. with Michael J. Mullen, Deputy Counsel, Subcommittee on Improvements in Judicial Machinery, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate. Corr. covers period December 1972 through May 1973. Included is copy of report of
Subcommittee 2, specifying proposals for changes in the various sections of the A.L.I.
- 16-8. "Table of contents", with abstracts, of folders numbered 1 through 23 some of these not kept by RHF.
- 16-9. Bunn, Charles
Corr. with Charles Bunn relating to proposal for the A.L.I. Jurisdiction study. Bunn
professor at University of Wisconsin Law School. Arr. alphabetically by correspondent. Correspondents include: Charles E. Clark, Felix Frankfurter, Henry M. Hart, Philip B. Kurland, Charles T. McCormick, Louis H. Pollak, Hanry Wechsler, Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr. 1959. Folder numbered #1 by RHF.
- 16-10. The Klaxon problem
Typed abstracts of choice of law discussion by David F. Cavers, Brainerd Currie, and
others. 1961 Folder numbered #2 by RHF.
- 16-11. Federal Courts class
Some material relating to diversity jurisdiction, conflicts of laws, the "Klaxon problem",
used by RHF in his classes. Includes memos by David F. Cavers and others. 1959-1965.
Folder numbered #4 by RHF.
- 16-12 to 17-1. State statutes on jurisdiction (other than Administrative Office): studies and statistics
Includes summaries of state statutes, Pennsylvania study, Appendix A: Selected Statutes
and Rules. 1962 Folder numbered #6 by RHF.
- 17-2. Comments on Drafts by RHF, Paul J. Mishkin and others, 1961
Includes list of contents of folder. 2 items 1963. Folder numbered #8 by RHF.
- 17-3. Bibliography and references to cases, Acts of Congress, articles Includes RHF notes,
letter of Charles Alan Wright of March 1964 Folder numbered #9 by RHF.
Date: March 1964
- 17-4 to 17-6. Federal Rules 17, 19, 22, 23, 24
Folder numbered #10 by RHF.
- 17-7 to 17-8. Multi-party multy-state reference materials
Abstracts of articles and notes; articles arranged alphabetically by author, notes
alphabetically by title. Includes full citations. Folder numbered #11 by RHF.
- 17-9 to 18-1. Diversity jurisdiction in general: memos and material
Period covered is April 1960 to June 1965. One item 1955. Includes some corr. Folder
numbered #12 by RHF.
- 18-2. Challenges to jurisdiction diversity
Various drafts re "challenges". Handwritten notes of RHF, 1 letter Paul Mishkin to
RHF (4 typed single spaced pages), 4 January 1964 Folder numbered #13 by RHF. One
draft marked: Shapiro.
- 18-3. Devices to avoid Federal jurisdiction - Shapiro
Memo by David L. Shapiro, 2 December 1963. Some corr., RHF and Paul Mishkin, December
1963 Folder numbered #14 by RHF.
- 18-4 to 18-6. Federal question: memos and materials
- 18-4. May 1961 - December 1963; includes corr.
Date: May 1961 - December 1963;
- 18-5. Corr. between RHF and Charles Alan Wright, December 1963 - December 1964. Folder was
marked: Corr. between Wright and Field on Preliminary Draft No. 5 for March, 1964
Date: December 1963 - December 1964.
- 18-6. March 1964 - January 1965; includes corr.
Date: March 1964 - January 1965;
- Original folder numbered #15 by RHF.
- 18-7. Federal question: abstention
1961, 1964, and background materials; some corr., some handwritten notes of RHF Folder
numbered #15A by RHF.
- 18-8 to 19-3. Admiralty
- 18-8. November 1965 - April 1968; considerable amount of corr. with Leavenworth Colby
Date: November 1965 - April 1968;
- 18-9. November 1971 - 9 May 1972: statements, memoranda, copies of reports
Date: November 1971 - 9 May 1972:
- 18-10. Copies of statements, etc. marked sequentially Attachments A through F, May 1972.
Attachment E marked " November 1971". This group had originally been clipped together.
Date: May 1972.
- 18-11. August - 10 October 1972: corr. with and materials from Leavenworth Colby; handwritten
notes of RHF.
Date: August - 10 October 1972:
- 19-1. 13 October - 1 December 1972: Corr. with and materials from L. Colby. Xerox copies
of legal opinions. Corr. with Michael J. Mullen.
Date: 13 October - 1 December 1972:
- 19-2. January 1973: material from Leavenworth Colby, Herbert M. Lord, Robert J. Mcreary, Jr.
Date: January 1973:
- 19-3. Material from and corr. with Michael J. Mullen 1965-1968 part of these folders concerns
drafting of admiralty portion of Jurisdiction Study. Leavenworth Colby, Special Assistant
to the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, served as consultant to the A.L.I.
reporters on the admiralty and maritime aspects of the Study (see copy of letter of
Charles Alan Wright to Colby, 16 November 1965).
Date: 16 November 1965
Remaining folders contain material and corr. relating to the admiralty portion of
S. 1876 which received severe criticism from a number of organizations and individuals,
such as the A.B.A.'s Standing Committee on Admiralty and Maritime Law. Much of the
corr. is with Michael J. Mullen, Deputy Counsel, Subcommittee on Improvement in Judiciary Machinery, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
- 19-4. Admiralty Provision Procedure
Xerox and printed material, corr.
- 19-5. Anti-injunction Act: 1965 material
- 19-6. Jurisdiction and removal
1966 revision of Sect. 1312. Some corr.
- 19-7. Removal
Includes 2 drafts: "Mechanics of removal: a replication". Some corr., 1966.
- 19-8. Special venue provisions
Research material of RHF's temporary assistant, Richard C. Tufaro. October - November 1966.
- 19-9. Three-judge courts. 1965, 1969
Date: 1965, 1969
Correspondence and memoranda.
- 19-10. United States as a party.
Drafts of Charles Alan Wright, with covering letters, 1966.
- 19-11. Background material
Statistics, reports and regulations of federal and state judiciaries; a few items
(1962, 1964) of corr., notes.
- 19-12. Background material, 1959
Typed, mimeographed and handwritten notes used in Harvard Law School classes.
- 19-13. Background material: from Administrative Office of the United States Courts, 1958-1961
Memoranda on diversity of citizenship cases.
- 20-1 to 20-2. Research material
"Notes" by research assistants: citations and abstracts typed carbons.
- 20-3 to 20-6. Federal jurisdiction notes
- 20-3. Federal Courts and Federal System - Summary. 32 p.
- 20-4. Federal Control over State Court Jurisdiction. 78 p.
- 20-5. Sect. 3. Power of Federal Courts to Define Primary Obligations within the Legislative Competence of the States. 51 p.
- 20-6. Sect. 5. Federal Government and Federal Question Litigation. 87 p.
- Typed Manuscripts of background material for Jurisdiction Study, analyzing existing
laws, regulations and practices. No authors indicated.
- 20-7. News clippings: general A.L.I. matters. 1960-1965
- 20-8. Expenses
Copies and vouchers of RHF's travel, mailing, etc. expenses in connection with his
work for the A.L.I. Jurisdiction Study. 1961-1969.
- 20-9. Field, Richard H. Address at Plenary Session of the Conference of Chief Justices,
August 7-10, 1963, on " Allocation of Jurisdiction between Federal and state courts". This is copy of Proceedings of Conference.
Date: August 7-10, 1963,
- 20-10. 35th Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit, June 24-26, 1965
Date: June 24-26, 1965
RHF and Charles Alan Wright on panel discussing proposed changes in the diversity
and Federal question jurisdiction. Chief Judge Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., presided. Corr. re arrangement. Printed program.
- 20-11. Annual Judicial Conference, Second Circuit of the United States, June 30 - July 2,
Date: June 30 - July 2, 1966
Although RHF was scheduled to be panelist on work-to-date of Jurisdiction Study he
was not able to attend due to the illness of Mrs. Field. Corr. and preliminary arr.
re Conference, and post-Conference comments from attendees.
- 20-12 to 21-2. Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, July 13-15, 1966
Date: July 13-15, 1966
A.L.I. proposals were discussed July 14. RHF was not able to attend due to wife's
illness. Included is corr., resolutions, reports of committees of Ninth Circuit.
- 21-3. American Bar Association. Standing Committee on Jurisprudence and Law Reform
Includes corr. with A.B.A. Committee members, some memos. December 1967 - February
- 21-4 to 21-5. Statistics. 1970, 1971
Date: 1970, 1971
Handwritten, typed and printed tables on diversity actions, for use in connection
with A.L.I.'s diversity law proposals. Some corr. Includes reprint of an article on
the A.L.I. proposals by Quentin N. Burdick.
- 21-6. Statements, 1971
RHF's statements for the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the 1st and 3rd Circuit Judicial Conference. Typed and mimeographed,
some with handwritten notes. Includes a copy of Senate Bill 1876, the Congressional
Record, and some corr.
- (a). To: Professor Field; from: Student(s). 1971
- (b). "Current," 1971-1972
- (d). Removal of criminal cases
- Series: Alger Hiss
- 21-8. Alger Hiss correspondence, 1946 - 1 September 1948
Date: 1946 - 1 September 1948
Corr. up to the time of the H.U.A.C. investigation.
- 21-9. Alger Hiss correspondence, September 1949 - 23 January 1950
Date: September 1949 - 23 January 1950
Corr. from time of N.Y. meeting on finances through second trial.
- 21-10. Correspondence, 25 January - 8 December 1950 (Appeal)
Date: 25 January - 8 December 1950
Corr. between RHF and Alger Hiss. RHF's carbons included.
- 21-11. Alger Hiss correspondence, December 1950 - March 1951 (Petition for certiorari, denied
12 March 1951)
Date: December 1950 - March 1951
Date: 12 March 1951
- 21-12. Documents
Includes: complaint - in Dist. Ct. of U.S. for Dist. of Maryland; memorandum of defendant
Alger Hiss in support of admissibility of psychiatric testimony; photostat of U.S.
Ct. of Appeals decision, December 7, 1950; brief for appellent in U.S. Ct. of Appeals;
petition for rehearing; petition for writ of certiorari; exhibit F, supporting affidavit
of Earl J. Connelley.
- 21-13 to 21-16. Correspondence with counsel, 1948 - 1951
Date: 1948 - 1951
- 21-13. First trial: corr. with counsel and miscellaneous.
- 21-14. Second trial: corr. with counsel, Whitney Debevoise, Edward McLean, Claude Cross, Harold Rosenwald, John F. Davis. Mostly re finances.
- 21-15. Appeal: corr. with counsel, Harold Rosenwald, Chester Lane, Robert Banjamin, Donald
Hiss, Helen Buttenwieser.
- 21-16. Correspondence with counsel after petition for certiori was denied.
- 22-1 to 22-2. Correspondence concerning witnesses
- 22-2. Second trial, including corr. with and about Dard Hunter, paper expert.
- 22-3. Publicity, November 1949 - April 1951
Date: November 1949 - April 1951
Newspaper clippings; corr. concerning Bill Cunningham's broadcast with reference to
AH; RHF's statement about the fund, statement which was never given to the press;
letter from Carol N. Safer; letter from Gardner Cowles re memoirs; letter to Mr. Fleming
of Milwaukee Journal; Mr. Wright - review in Minnesota Law Review; re corr. between
Lasky and friends of Alger Hiss.
- 22-4 to 22-7. Letters of solicitation, 13 September 1948 - 29 March 1951
Date: 13 September 1948 - 29 March 1951
- 22-4. Letters soliciting funds (alphabetically arranged); some corr. dealing with policy
on accepting contributions.
- 22-5. Corr. with people who have requested information, expressed sympathy, and one, Mr.
Bell, who regretted having contributed answers enclosing contributions in contributions
folder (alphabetically arranged). Grenville Clark's correspondence.
- 22-6. Correspondence: James A. Halstead; Agnese Lockwood; Malcolm Lovell; John F. Moors.
- 22-7. Anne Winslow corr. Letters sent to contributors enclosing a copy of the report on the defense fund
in March 1950. Reports to contributors.
Date: March 1950.
- 22-8 to 22-10. Lists of contributors, bank statements
Lists of contributors (including list sent by McLean - funds received directly by
him and deposited in his special account); balance sheet from Debevoise, Plimpton
and McLean; bank statements; deposit receipts; cancelled checks; information return;
balance sheet from Beer, Richards, Lane & Haller.
- 22-11. Letters enclosing contributions, November 1948 - August 1949 (first trial)
Date: November 1948 - August 1949
- 22-12 to 23-2. Letters enclosing contributions, September 1949 - January 1950 (second trial)
Date: September 1949 - January 1950
- 23-3 to 23-6. Letters enclosing contributions, 25 January - 8 December 1950 (appeal).
Date: 25 January - 8 December 1950
- 23-7. Letters enclosing contributions, 12 December 1950 - June 1951 (petition for certiorari
Date: 12 December 1950 - June 1951
- 23-8 to 23-11. Alger Hiss correspondence and material re Hiss reinstatement, June 1952 - March 1977
Date: June 1952 - March 1977
Arranged chronologically. Includes xerox copy of Chief Justice Tauro's opinion reinstating
Alger Hiss to practice before the Massachusetts bar, August 1975.
- 23-12. Meyer A. Zeligs correspondence, 1963-1967
Correspondence re research for and publication of Zeligs's book, Friendship and Fratricide, An Analysis of Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss(1969). Includes corr. with John Lowenthal and Alger Hiss.
- 23-13. Correspondence with and about Beatrice V. Gwynn, April 1971 - March 1975
Date: April 1971 - March 1975
Corr. between RHF and Beatrice Gwynn, an Englishwoman who wished to present a series of dramatic lectures on the Hiss Case
at the Harvard Law School. RHF was eventually able to dissuade her. Included is corr. with Alger Hiss re Miss
- Series: World War II Activities
- 24-1 to 24-2. Bowles, Chester
RHF corr. with Bowles, Administrator of the Office of Price Administration, includes
memos, drafts of Administrative Orders No. 64 through 79. 1942-1946. Also included
Ms (carbon) of an address of RHF, in his capacity as Regional Attorney, O.P.A., Boston,
entitled "Administration and Enforcement" (n.d.).
- Collins v. Porter
see Thomas Paper Stock Co. v. Porter
- 24-3. Thomas Paper Stock Co. v. Porter, 328 U.S. 50 ( 1946) Together with Collins v. Porter, 328 U.S. 46 ( 1946)
Cases argued by RHF for the O.P.A. before the U.S. Supreme Court, under the Emergency Price Control Act. 1946.
- 24-4. Utah Junk Co. v. Porter, 328 U.S. 39 ( 1946)
Case RHF argued for the O.P.A. before the U.S. Supreme Court. Includes briefs, outlines, memos, printed transcript of the record, RHF corr. 1946.
- 24-5 to 24-6. Presidential veto: radio address of President Truman, 29 June 1946
Date: 29 June 1946
RHF wrote drafts for President Truman for both (a) extending price controls, and (b)
vetoeing the extension of price controls. His various drafts for both versions are
included. President Truman delivered the speech vetoeing the extension.
- 24-7. Radio address of President Truman, 14 October 1946
Date: 14 October 1946
Various drafts of RHF who wrote this address on consumer shortages for President Truman.
Includes three 1944 items, also typed copy of an address of RHF on shortages in Lawrence, Mass., 8 September 1942 (address was broadcast locally).
- Series: England, 1970-71
- 24-8 to 24-10. Ford Foundation Workshop on Civil Procedure and Evidence
Workshop held under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, at the University of London, 12-17 July 1970. RHF read three papers at three different sessions.
- 24-8 to 24-9. Program; " Notes for discussion" by each of the speakers; proposal for a publication of the papers read, under the
title: " Essays in Civil Procedure and Evidence"; list of participants in Workshop.
- 24-10. Typed carbons of RHF's three speeches: (a) Codification or Abolition of the Law of
Civil Evidence (b) Costs of Litigation (c) Teaching Methods: Civil Procedure and Evidence.
Also some handwritten notes.
- 24-11. Colloquium on Comparative Civil Procedure, Oxford, September 15-17, 1970
Date: September 15-17, 1970
Colloquium preceded the annual conference of the Society of Public Teachers of Law,
at Oxford, September 17-19, 1970. Annual conference was followed by a "Seminar at
All Souls College, Oxford, on the Codification of Contract, September 25-26, 1970".
Folder includes lists of participants, programs of meetings.
- 24-12. "Memorandum on the Reform of Civil Procedure, being Problems for Inquiry for consideration
of a Draft Programme."
65 p., mimeogr.
- 24-13. Due Process
Apparently class notes, in RHF's hand. Folder was marked: Due Process - Nottingham;
one page dated February 14-15 1971.
- 25-1. Field, Richard H. "Comments on JUSTICE OUT OF REACH, Chapt. 6: American Small Claims Courts"
Folder includes typed carbon of 4 pages of RHF's Ms, misc. printed items which RHF
used in the preparation of his paper; and a typed signed letter from the Lord Chancellor
of England, 23 February 1971, thanking RHF for sharing his views in writing.
- 25-2 to 25-3. Field, Richard H. " English legal education: an American view" undated
Typed Ms, 1 with Field's handwritten corrections, 1 with marginal notes in another
hand, research notes and printed items, some corr. Paper apparently prepared for the
Legal Education Committee which had been appointed by the Lord Chancellor in December 1967. Report of Committee
known as Omrod Report, after name of Chairman. Field's paper possibly part of Omrod
Report. He attended meetings of the Committee while in England. Report apparently
presented in 1971.
- 25-4. Kaplan, Benjamin. "An American lawyer in the Queen's Courts: impressions of civil procedure>."
42 + 3 pages of typed Ms which was published by Michigan Law Review Association in 1971. Includes some notes of RHF.
- 25-5 to 25-7. Criminal legal aid
Typed draft "Procedure in civil cases in certain English and American courts of first
instance", handwritten notes, mimeograph material, clippings.
- 25-8. Legal aid miscellany
Printed items, bibliographies, etc.
- 25-9 to 25-10. Drafts for revision of the 1949 British "Legal Aid and Advice Act"
New Act of 1972 entitled "Legal Advice and Assistance Act". 2 unsigned typed drafts,
one draft by James Gordley. Some handwritten notes by RHF; several clippings, one 1972, after passage of revised
- 25-11. Administration of criminal justice
Re Criminal Law Revision Committee report (June 1972); chiefly clippings.
- 25-12. Carl Zeiss Stiftung v. V.E.B., Carl Zeiss Jena
A case involving an East German and a West German group engaged in a world-wide confrontation
over the use of the Zeiss name and trademarks on precision instruments. RHF was asked
to act as an expert witness and give an opinion on several questions relating to the
case during his stay in England.
- 25-13. University of Nottingham. "Examination Papers for the School of Law, part I and II, 1967"
- Partial draft of Materials for a Basic Course in Civil Procedure. Additions to Book III. n.d.
- Part Four: Trial
- 26-1. Topic G. The Constitutional Guarantee
- Part Five: Jurisdiction of Courts
- 26-2. Topic A. "Competency" of Court -- Power Over the Type of Litigation; Topic B. Power
Over the Particular Litigation
- 26-3. Topic C. Jurisdiction "of the Person" Section 1
- 26-4. Topic C. Jurisdiction "of the Person" Sections 2-3
- 26-5. Topic C. Jurisdiction "of the Person" Section 4; Topic D. Jurisdiction "Over Things"
- 26-6. Topic E. The Place of Trial
- Part Six: Former Adjudication
- 26-7. Topic A. Dimensions of a Cause of Action
- 26-8. Topic B. Adjudication on the Merits; Topic C. Defense and Counterclaim
- 26-9. Topic D. Collateral Estoppel
- 26-10. Topic E. Effects on Persons Not Parties
- Part Seven: Appeals
- 26-11. Topic A. Old Modes of Review & B. The Federal Position in General
- 26-12. Topic C. Appealability of the Grant or Refusal of a New Trial & Topic D. Appeals in
Multi-Party and Multi-Issue Litigation
- 26-13. Topic E. Extraordinary Writs and the Final Decision Rule
- Part Eight: Parties
- 26-14. Topic A. Indispensible and Conditionally Necessary Parties
- 26-15. Topic B. Premissive Party Joinder - Topic C. Impleader - Topic D. Interpleader
- 26-16. Topic E. Class Suits - Topic F. Intervention - Topic G. Real Party in Interest; Substitution
- 26-17. Table of Contents Parts III - Parts VI
- Paige boxes
- Paige Box #1
All clippings dated individually by RHF
- O.P.A. newspaper clipping books #1, 2, 3
- ___(1) 1944, 1945
- ___(2) January 1 - April 30, 1946
- ___(3) May 1 - July 31, 1946
- Paige Box #2
- O.P.A. newspaper clipping book #4
- (4) August 1 - November 11, 1946
- O.P.A. Manual: 1 3-ring notebook divided into 5 sections: Newsletter, vol. I - IV
- O.P.A. Legislation (mainly early 1946): 1 3-ring notebook, arranged alphabetically
by subjects (including names of consumer goods)
- O.P.A. Regional reports (Boston): January - November 1943
- All typed copies of fortnightly reports. RHF regional attorney. In 3-hole binder.
- Paige Box #3
- O.P.A. Legislation (1945): 1 3-ring notebook, arranged alphabetically by subjects
(including names of consumer goods).
- See P.B. #2 for 1946 O.P.A. Legislation "desk book"
- 4 Notebooks on Extension of 1942
- Emergency Price Control Stabilization Act, Stabilization Extension Acts of 1944, 1945,
- ___(1) and (2) 1944
- ___(3) 1945
- ___(4) 1946
- These are all printed and mimeographed items
- 1 Notebook: Opinion, Emergency Court of Appeals. Mainly 1945
- Hearings; alphabetical list of cases; list of decisions
United States. Office
of Price Administration.
Conflict of laws -
Law - Study and teaching.
United States - Trials, litigation, etc.
Baldwin, Raymond E.
Benton, Donald S.
Bowles, Chester, 1901-
Burdick, Quentin N.
Buttenwieser, Helen L.
Clermont, Kevin M.
Dimock, Edward J.
Eastland, James O.
Field, Richard Hinkley, 1903-1978.
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965.
Friendly, Henry Jacob, 1903-
Goodrich, Herbert Funk,
Gower, L. C. B. (Laurence Cecil
Herbert, Robert G.
Joiner, Charles W.
Kastenmeier, Robert W.
Lane, Chester T.
Maris, Albert B.
McDonough, John R.
McKusick, Vincent L.
McLean, Edward C.
Merrill, Charles M.
Mishkin, Paul J.
Pollak, Louis H.
Shapiro, David L.,
Thiel, Orin S.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Willard, Charles H.
Wolkin, Paul A.
Wright, J. Skelly.
Zeligs, Meyer A.