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   Edwin W. Patterson papers 1935-1939

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Choose one of the following (unbold the name when you choose): Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edwin W. Patterson Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

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Call No.:MS#1675
Bib ID:10392016 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Patterson, Edwin W. (Edwin Wilhite), 1889-1965
Title:Edwin W. Patterson papers 1935-1939
Physical description:3.5 linear ft. (9 boxes).
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two main series: Series I: NY State Insurance Department; Series II: NY State Legislature.

The arrangement of files within each series is dependent on the series. Please see the Scope and Content Note or the Series title at the start of each series for its file arrangement information.

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Description

Scope and Content

The Edwin W. Patterson Papers collects the papers of Patterson related specifically to the revision of the New York Insurance Law 1939 while he worked as Deputy Superintendent of the Insurance Department of New York State. Patterson was an expert in insurance law and authored both "The Insurance Commissioner in the United States" 1927) and "Essentials of Insurance Law" (1935). The collection contains the work of the New York Insurance Department, in particular the Committee of Insurance Law Reform. The documents are in the form of minutes, correspondence, memoranda, and drafts of bills proposals with annotations and marginalia. The collection also holds the transcript of hearings held by the New York State Legislature on Insurance reform in the 1930s.

Series I: NY State Insurance Department

Subseries A: Industrial Insurance Material (Arrangement: Volume order)

Subseries B: Committee on Insurance Law Revision

Series II: NY State Legislature (Arrangement: Page order of report), 1939

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Choose one of the following (unbold the name when you choose): Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edwin W. Patterson Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 2010 Whitney Bagnall, with edits by Virginia Millington.

Finding Aid written 2010 Craig P. Savino and Virginia Millington.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion December 9, 2016 Finding aid written in English.
    2016-12-09 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Accident insurance--Law and legislation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Llewellyn, Karl N. (Karl Nickerson), 1893-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
MinutesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (State)--Politics and government.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Patterson, Edwin Wilhite, 1889-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Edwin Wilhite Patterson (1889-1965) was the Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia University from 1922 to 1957, as well as the Director of the Graduate law program. Previous to his appointment at Columbia, he attended the University of Colorado Law School and taught law at the University of Texas Law School and the University of Iowa. Professor Patterson was an expert in insurance law and the author of the influential "The Insurance Commissioner in the United States" (1927) and "Essentials of Insurance Law" (1935). Patterson was the Deputy Superintendent of Insurance of New York for four years, during which time he worked to revise the New York Insurance Law. He was also an expert in Contract Law and Jurisprudence, with numerous publications on those and related topics.

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