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HOLLIS 13277759

Vorenberg, James. Papers, 1961-2000

Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard Law School

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 13277759
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Vorenberg, James
Title: James Vorenberg papers
Date(s): 1961-2000
Quantity: 36 boxes (17 linear feet)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The James Vorenberg Papers encompass Vorenberg's career as both an educator and a public servant. Most of the collection reflects his time at Harvard as both Law School Dean and Professor. His government work is evidenced by records from the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission and the Watergate files.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Donated to the Harvard Law School Library by Elizabeth Vorenberg, October 2000.

Processing Information:

Processed by Margaret Peachy, April 2012

Conditions Governing Access:

Due to the nature of Vorenberg's work, many files in the collection are closed for research. Files containing student information, such as grades, are closed for 80 years; those with Harvard Law School or Harvard University administrative records are closed for 50 years. All restrictions are noted in the container list below. 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 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.

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Scope and Contents

The James Vorenberg Papers cover the entirety of Vorenberg's professional career as professor, dean, and public servant. The collection spans the 1960s up to his death in 2000, and contains correspondence, teaching materials, memos, reports, publications, photographs, and audio-visual materials. The majority of the collection is of a professional nature, though there are some personal materials, as well.
Due to the nature of Vorenberg's work at Harvard Law School - both as professor of law and dean - there is a lot of sensitive material in the collection. Restrictions on personal student information and official univeristy administration records are noted in the container list below.

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Additional Index Terms

Criminal law -Study and teaching
Criminal justice, Administration of
Harvard Law School
Justice, Administration of -United States
Law enforcement
Law teachers
Massachusetts State Ethics Commission
Public officers
United States. President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
Vorenberg, James, 1928-2000