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HOLLIS 5995928

Dodd, E. (Edwin) Merrick, 1888-1951. Papers, 1932-1951: Finding Aid

Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard Law School

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 5995928
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: E. (Edwin) Merrick Dodd papers
Date(s): 1932-1951
Quantity: 1 collection (4.59 linear feet in 11 Hollinger boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The papers of E. (Edwin) Merrick Dodd consist of materials related to Dodd's professional activities as professor of law, author, and legal scholar.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Contact the Curator of Modern Manuscripts for information.

Processing Information:

Processed by Janet C. Katz, 2010-2011.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. Access to unpublished Harvard administrative records is restricted for 50 years from the date of creation of the record. Access to student and personnel records is restricted for 80 years. This collection is housed off-site at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice of two business days. Consult the Historical and 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 Historical and 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.

Related Materials

See Papers of Zechariah Chafee, Jr., 1885-1957.

Historical/Biographical Information


Series List/Description

The arrangement that Prof. Dodd imposed upon his files, including folder headings, was largely preserved. Exceptions are in brackets. For convenience of handling, large, bulky folders were broken up into thinner folders. Removed from the collection were: journals received in the year of his death; off-prints of journal articles by other authors and published material available elsewhere in the Harvard Library. A list of these items is available. Mail, chiefly from publishers, much unopened, was also removed.

Scope and Content

E. (Edwin) Merrick Dodd was a legal scholar, author, and professor at Harvard Law School between 1928-1951, where he taught courses and wrote about business organizations, corporate finance, corporate reorganization, and labor law. With a few exceptions, this collection is comprised of law school office files relating to Dodd's professional activities at Harvard, including: reports; minutes of meetings; professional correspondence; teaching materials; drafts of writings, speeches, and lectures; pamphlets; poems. There is virtually no family-related or other personal material. The collection offers a rich view of academic life at Harvard during the 1930s and 1940s. The law school committee files contain information on contemporary issues in legal education curriculum and admissions, including the admission of veterans returning from World War II.

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Additional Index Terms

Chafee, Zechariah, 1885-1957.
Harvard University. Corporation. Committee of Eight.
Harvard University -- Faculty -- Dismissal.
Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964.
Powell, Thomas Reed, 1880-1955.
Ropes & Gray.
Sweezy, Alan Richardson, 1907.
Walsh, John Raymond, 1901- .