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HOLLIS 013059517

Kennedy, Randall. Research material for books written by Randall Kennedy

Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138


Harvard Law School
January 2012

© 2012 The President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University
Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 013059517
Creator: Kennedy, Randall, 1954-
Title: Research material for books written by Randall Kennedy.
Quantity: 18 boxes, 7.5 linear feet
Abstract: Papers of Randall Kennedy related to his research and publication, including materials on his books Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption and Race, Crime, and the Law.

Processing Information:

Processed by Carli Spina, December 2011

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Randall Kennedy.

Access Restrictions:

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. The Collection includes student material, all of which will be restricted for 80 years from the date of creation. Consult the Historical and Special Collections staff for further information.

Use Restrictions:

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.

Scope and Content

The bulk of this collection relates to Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy’s research for several of his books. Most of the material is for the book Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity and Adoption . Other books include: Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word and Race, Crime, and the Law. The books were published between 1997 and 2011. Material consulted by Professor Kennedy dates back to 1913.
Material includes research notes, articles collected by Kennedy, court documents, correspondence, audio and video recordings of interviews and presentations, book reviews, interviews, and other related materials.
The collection is dominated by secondary research material. Kennedy did, however, annotate some of the material, mostly articles and correspondence. There are also several folders of hand written notes.

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Historical/Biographical Information

Randall L. Kennedy

b. 1954


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