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HOLLIS 5973463

Henry Jacob Friendly. Papers, 1958-1985: Finding Aid

Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard Law School

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 5973463
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Henry Jacob Friendly
Title: Henry Jacob Friendly Papers
Date(s): 1958-1985
Quantity: 1 collection (104 linear feet)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Papers primarily relating to Henry Jacob Friendly's career as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The Henry Jacob Friendly Papers were bequeathed to the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the use of the Harvard Law School Library by Judge Friendly. The gift was received on July 16, 1986.

Processing Information:

Processed by Ernestina V. Furtado, October 1989
Tagged by Margaret Peachy, January 2009

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval.

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.
A member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit must review any work derived from the the Papers in order to provide an opportunity to reflect the judges' views on the advisability of disclosure. The Chief Judge or his designee must approve the final draft before permission to publish is granted. This restriction ends in 2036.

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Scope and Contents

The papers of Judge Henry Jacob Friendly span the years 1903-1986 with the bulk of the materials falling between the years of 1958 and 1985.
The collection includes chamber files, memos, minutes, court calendara and assignments, requisitions, statistics, reports, conference materials, opinions, personnel files, journals, bench books, appeals, trial transcripts, motions, research materials, briefs, speeches, correspondence, subject files, articles, reviews, lectures, books, and scrapbooks.
Friendly's papers reflect his career as a federal judge on the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which spanned the years 1959-1986. The bulk of his papers is in Series I, Appeals Court Files, and consists of his case files. Also of interest to his career are the bench books in Series II, which contain his hand-written notes on the cases he heard from 1959 to 1985. Series II also includes many files realting to Friendly's work with railroad reorganization, which have special significance due to his tenure, beginning in 1974, as presiding judge of the Special Railroad Court. Aside from his court papers, Friendly also kept drafts of speeches, lectures, and articles he wrote. The collection also holds a small amount of Friendly's professional and personal correspondence, some of which dates back to his time as a student at Harvard University.

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